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Saturday, May 25, 2024

North Warren Softball Continues Tearing Through North Jersey

In the season, the North Warren Softball Patriots have scored 123 runs against their opponents’ 31. With those kinds of numbers after 12 games, a 20-1 win, like they had in their game over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg, isn’t really that much of a fluke. 

The Pats took a 19-0 lead into the second inning. That’s not a typo. They scored one more for good measure in the second inning, while Notre Dame came back with one run in the third. 

With that win, going into this week, the Patriots are 11-1 overall and 7-0 against their conference. 

What’s the secret sauce?

Head coach Dan Delaney said it’s really not complicated. 

“We’ve got a lot of experience. Players who have worked together for several seasons,” he said. 

Just as important, he said, the players just “feel good” this year. 

Their only loss so far this season was a 9-1 loss to High Point. A single run is uncharacteristic for this team, but High Point is an equally matched powerhouse with a 12-2 record. 

North Warren won’t be facing them again during the regular season. But five or their remaining eight games are against teams they have already soundly defeated this year, so post-season games do look a bit likely.  

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.