The Warriors exploded for nine runs in the final three innings of the game.
It was a game of two tales on Thursday, April 25, in West Orange's 10-2 thumping of Dr. Phillips on the softball diamond.
Outside of an RBI single in the top of the first by West Orange senior Hannah Silver, the Warriors (14-11) and Panthers (19-5) couldn't muster much at the plate thanks to the strong pitching of West Orange's Riley Fromberg and DP's Raychel Trocki. Fromberg would pitch a complete game, while only giving up two earned runs on four hits.
Then, in the fifth innings, the train came off the tracks for the usually consistent Trocki. From the fifth through seventh innings, the Warriors exploded for nine runs — which included a three-run blast from senior Amanda Denis in the seventh.
The Panthers would get a couple of runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh when Gracie Lopez scored on a fielder's choice, and Jordan Hartman would hit an RBI double to cap off the game.