JSZ’s Year in Review Series: 2022 Softball Season

The 2021-2022 New Jersey high school sports season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on what was an incredible year.

Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists had boots on the ground from August 2021 through June 2022 and covered over 1,000 games in over a dozen different sports during that timeframe.

So, before we turn the page on the past year, our team gets together and looks back on their favorite moments in each sport.

The 2022 Softball Season

Jay Cook | North Jersey: Donovan Catholic 2 Mount St. Dominic 0; June 4, 2022

“Julia Apostolakos proved game in and game out that she was the best all around player in the state of New Jersey this season. She brought her game to the next level in the Non-Public A state championship where she struck out 16 batters and then clobbered a go-ahead two-run home run in a 2-0 win over Mount St. Dominic.”

Rich Chrampanis | Central Jersey: Watchung Hills 2 Egg Harbor Twp. 1; June 4, 2022

“Ella Stevinson over the tall fence in left at Seton Hall is one of the best moments we captured all year at JSZ. A walk-off extra innings homer brought us a fantastic finish late on a Saturday night.”

Nery Rodriguez | Central Jersey: Haddon Heights 2 Watchung Hills 0; June 11, 2022

“How do you top Haddon Heights becoming the first and only South Jersey team to win a Tournament of Champions Title? Freshman Sophia Bordi pitching an impressive 13 strike out, three hit, shut-out performance for the ages.”

Mike Frankel | South Jersey: Egg Harbor Twp. 7 Kingsway 3; May 27, 2022

“The Eagles got off to a blistering start in this South Jersey final, but then had to sleep on that lead as the rains came and postponed the rest of the game until the following day. EHT was able to hold off the Dragons when the game resumed, as the Eagles got their revenge and captured the sectional title.”

James Mooney | South Jersey: Roxbury 6, Steinert 4; June 4, 2022

“The Gaels ended a 30-year wait for a state championship after a tightly-contest battle with Steinert. Roxbury jumped out to an early lead, but had to fend off a late rally from the Spartans to bring home some hardware from Seton Hall University.”