Softball Team Loses Heartbreaker In States


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Senior second baseman Theresa Lau. Photo: Bo Kirby

Last night, the Verona softball team, seeded 16th and last in the state tournament, very nearly pulled off a stunning upset of #1 seeded Park Ridge, in Park Ridge.

Verona got on the board first, driving in four runs in the first inning alone.  Park Ridge finally scored three runs in the fourth inning,  but Verona was still ahead, 8-3. Park Ridge put up two more runs in the sixth, but still trailed Verona.

Senior catcher Nicole Robertson. Photo: Bo Kirby

Ultimately Verona’s bid failed, when Park Ridge rallied in the final inning and added five runs to Verona’s one. The final tally was 10-9. Michelle Della Vecchia drove in three runs for Verona.

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Ironically, the Baseball team also faced Park Ridge in a playoff game yesterday. That game ended in a loss for Verona as well, 5-3.

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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected]


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