Brearley 2 Westfield 1

Ninth seed Brearley (14-1) defeated top seed Westfield (16-1) 2-1 in the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals for a thrilling seventh inning comeback. The Blue Devils were able to get out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a big afternoon from senior Michaela Hobson. Hobson went seven innings on the mound, allowing three hits, no earned runs and struck out ten batters, while also having the game’s only RBI heading into the top of the seventh. Brearley, down to their final three outs rallied to score twice off an error and sacrifice fly to take a late 2-1 lead.  Sophomore Colleen Hannon also going the distance on the mound held the Bears down in the seventh to avoid a walk-off victory as she finished with four hits allowed, one earned run and three strike outs. Brearley will face Governor Livingston in the UCT Semifinals.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Westfield: 

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