One day after a heartbreaking loss to rival Middletown North in the Shore Conference finals, the Middletown South Eagles respond with a dominating 8-1 win over Sparta to win the Group 3 state championship at Kean University.  SSZ has full highlights and post-game reaction from Union

Middletown South 8 Sparta 1

Julia Blarr set the tone with a 2-run homer in the first and Maddie McMahon threw seven strong innings giving up just one run as Middletown South claimed the Group 3 state softball championship at Kean University.  The Eagles had just 2 hits in the Shore Conference finals at Wall High on Thursday, but exploded for 10 hits and 8 runs.  Nicki Curran pounded a double off the wall in left for an RBI double in the 2nd and Ally Massa and Alex Corrigan each had a pair of 2-run hits.  Ciara Sullivan rounded out the scoring with an RBI single to cap off a three run 4th inning.  Watch all the highlights and extended post-game reaction here: