DELRAN (N.J.) - The Delran High School softball team clinched the Burlington County Scholastic League Liberty Division title with a 4-2 win over Northern Burlington last Wednesday. The next step was a clean sweep of the division.
The Bears completed their run through the BCSL Liberty Division with a 6-0 win over Burlington Township on Monday afternoon. Delran finished a perfect 6-0 in division play and improved its record to 16-4.
Sophomore ace Olivia Powell delivered a complete game shutout and allowed seven hits, no walks, and struck out nine batters in the win.
Delran's Olivia Powell tossed a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over Burlington Township allowing the Bears to go undefeated in division play at Delran High School in Delran, New Jersey on Monday, May 15, 2023. Chris Baker/D2 Sports Network
Despite having only six hits, the Bears stole eight bases and drew three walks with Emma LaCour and Aly Reim driving in two runs apiece. Reim, a Rowan commit, also collected her 100th career hit with a one-run double in the second inning.
Delran scored all six of its runs over the first four innings. All six runs were scored by a different player. The Bears have scored 35 runs in their last five contests.
"I think this is one of the more complete teams I've coached," Delran coach Danielle Carlotto said. "They're all close with one another and the comfortability has translated onto the field with the bats especially."
Reim knew she was just one hit away from the exclusive 100-hit club entering the game. The pressure was on her early to finally get over the hump.
Delran's Aly Reim collected her 100th career hit with a one-run double in a 6-0 win over Burlington Township at Delran High School in Delran, New Jersey on Monday, May 15, 2023. Chris Baker/D2 Sports Network
"I'm really glad I got it out of the way early," Reim said. "All day leading up to the game I just thought 'I got to get 100,' and thankfully in my second at-bat I got it done and also drove in a run. It's an all-around good day because most importantly we got the win."
For Powell, it was just another day in the office in the circle.
"I really wasn't thinking too much about anything else besides getting the job done for my team," Powell said. "My pitches were on today. I feel like anything I threw worked so I had the green light for my full arsenal of pitches."