Karina Gaskins two run double in the fifth inning proved to be the game winning hit as Donovan Catholic returns to the state softball finals for a second straight year. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling 6-5 Griffins win over previously unbeaten Saint John Vianney
Donovan Catholic 6 Saint John Vianney 5
Trailing 5-4 in the fifth inning, Karina Gaskins knocked home two runs with a double to right giving Donovan Catholic a come from behind 6-5 win over the Lancers. SJV came into the game ranked #1 in the state and #19 in the latest MaxPreps national poll. Donovan Catholic spent most of the season ranked #1 in the state before being stunned by Matawan in the Shore Conference Tournament second round, but the 27-1 Griffins are back in the state finals at Kean University and a showdown with Immaculate Heart Academy this weekend. The Griffins scored four runs in the first thanks to a Gaskins sacrifice fly and a three run homer by Kayla Roncin. SJV scored four runs in the second to draw even and then took a 5-4 lead on an Ally Jones RBI single. Watch the highlights of Donovan Catholic’s win at Stockton University:
Sponsor Shout Outs!
Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. We’ll have more SJV softball as the Lancers go for a Shore Conference championship