No. 5 Reservoir softball team relied on its defense again and quieted the Mount Hebron bats in a Class 3A East regional semifinal Thursday.
Winner Rachel Brown struck out four and shut out the Vikings, 6-0.
The Gators (16-3) have given up one run in the past two playoff games.
Reservoir's offense scored single runs in the first and second innings followed by two two-run innings, the third and fourth.
James M. Bennett 6, No. 7 Northeast 3: Brandon O'Malley went 2-for-4 and Eric Grantland doubled in two runs, but the Eagles (16-6) fell to the Clippers in a Class 3A regional semifinal.
Bennett has won 42 games in a...