Mia Faieta pitched a gem of a game allowing only 4 hits with 18 strikeout in 10 innings to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 1-0 Shutout over West Essex. Gianna Kubu put Cedar Grove ahead in the top of the tenth by lining a single to left center to drive in Katie Peterson who was on second due to the international tie breaker, advanced to third by Chloe Weinstein and scored the game’s only run via the Kubu single.
The bottom of the tenth saw much excitement as Faieta struck out the first batter. The runner on second attempted to steal third in which the throw down scooted out to left field. The runner rounded third and attempted to score when left fielder Ryan Cannataro fires a perfect bullet to catcher Jules Cicala and the runner is thrown out at the plate. Faieta gets the third out with a strikeout to end the game.
The Panthers are now 17-3 on the season.