The Monarch softball team won a 5-4 thriller at Coral Springs on Monday.
Stefany Collins led the Knights (14-3) to victory with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie.
Kaylyn Kirk earned her 14th win of the season on the mound by pitching a complete game, striking out five and giving up three earned runs. Kirk surrendered the one-run Monarch lead in the bottom of the sixth but shut the door on the Colts in the seventh to seal the deal.
Collins finished 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI. She also drove in two additional runs on a blistering double off the left-field wall to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth.
Monarch 5, Coral Springs 4
WP: Kaylyn Kirk (14-2). LP: Voss. Top performers: Stefany Collins 2-3 , 2 R, 3 RBI, go-ahead solo home run in top of 7th. Kirk CG, 7 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 K. MON 14-3.
Pines Charter earned a key victory to pull above .500 on the year, beating visiting South Broward 4-1 on Monday.
Patrick Mitchell struck out three in his three scoreless innings of work in relief for the win, his first.
The Jaguars (8-7) trailed 1-0 early but tied the game in the bottom of the fourth and then pulled away with a three-run fifth with Micah Baxter-Miller’s two-run base hit in the middle of it.
Derick Garcia went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Pines Charter 4, South Broward 1
WP: Patrick Mitchell (1-3). Top performers: Mitchell 3 IP, 3 K. Derick Garcia 2-3, RBI. Micah Baxter-Miller H, 2 RBI. PPC 8-7.
Coral Springs 9, Northeast 1
WP: Dameon Concepcion. LP: Eduardo Uriarte. Top performers: Concepcion CG 7 IP, R, 0 ER, H, BB, 7 K. Tre Dingus 2-3, double, HR, 4 RBI. Colton Smith 2 R, 2 RBI.
Danica McCabe showed why she’s one of the top softball players in Broward County on Monday leading Chaminade to a 3-2 home win against University School.
Not only did McCabe strike out seven and give up just two earned runs off four hits in her complete game on the mound for her 13th win of the season, she also had the walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to break the 2-2 tie.
Chaminade 3, University School 2
WP: McCabe (13-4). LP: Flores (11-5). Top performers: Ghibauch (US) 1-3, double. Sorg (CHA) 2-3, 2 RBI. US 12-5. CHA (14-5).
Calvary Christian 17, Sheridan Hills 0 (4)
WP: C. Chang (10-5). LP: Detullio. Top performers: Tina Deibel 2-2, 2 HR, 3 RBI. Shelby Gilreath 3-4, HR, 2 double, 3 RBI. CCA 13-5.
Westminster Christian 2, American Heritage 0
WP: Kelli Kleis (13-4). LP: Madison Canby. Top performers: Kaitlyne Musa 3-4. Brittany Husk 2-3. Kleis CG 7 IP, 3 H, 7 K. WC 16-4.