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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Softball Patriots Kick It Up to 8-1

The softball Patriots continue to tear through the Colonial League with two four-game winning streaks interrupted only by an improbable 9-1 loss to High Point. 

In nine games the Pats have outscored their opponents 84-21.

Their most recent win came against Belvidere April 22 with Nyah King parking a grand slam. Carly Selesky tossed a complete game giving up only two hits and striking out 13 in North Warren’s 9-1 Victory. RBIs were sprinkled through the lineup by Chelsea Forte, Katelyn Galante, Kendall Perrone and Selesky.  

Kaleigh Dolinsky had three hits while Galante and Emily Nicolaou each had two hits.

The previous Friday, Selesky was again brilliant on offense and defense, pitching a complete game and slamming a home run in North Warren’s 9-3 win over Wallkill Valley. She allowed three hits, two walks and struck out 13.

The Pats jumped out to a 4-0 lead into the top of the third inning before Wallkill Valley scored twice. That was as close as they would get.

Katelyn Galante had a three-run homer among her two hits. Also dinging two hits were Megan Galante and Chelsea Forte, who had two RBIs.

The Patriots next play Hopatcong in an away game April 24, with their next home game against Vernon, April 25 at 4 p.m.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.