The annual Mount St. Dominic Academy Lions Softball Invitational on Saturday, April 25 will attract a very impressive field of teams.
This year, there will also be a few more Essex County-based teams competing, including the host school, as well as Livingston, Newark Academy and Caldwell. The games start at 8:30 a.m., with the final set of matchups slated to begin between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. There are two diamonds on the MSDA campus, with games being played on both venues simultaneously.
If you haven’t been to this tournament, and you enjoy high school softball, you’ll really enjoy it. Not only are the games tremendous, but there’s a great snack stand area in the outfield, along with the chance to purchase some merchandise.
Mount St. Dominic coach Lorenzo Sozio, who is also the school’s Athletic Director, has done a great job putting this tourney together over the years. Let’s hope for nice weather on Saturday.
Here is the schedule and field assignments (#1 or #2).
Red Lion (DE) vs. Pennsbury High School (PA), Field #1.
Livingston vs AL Johnson, Field #2.
Mount St. Dominic vs. Pequannock, Field #1
Notre Dame vs. Lodi Immaculate, Field #2
Pennsbury vs. AL Johnson, Field #1
Red Lion vs. Livingston, Field #2
Mount St. Dominic vs. Notre Dame, Field #1
Pequannock vs. Lodi Immaculate, Field #2
Caldwell High vs. Paramus Catholic, Field #1
Raritan vs. Newark Academy, Field #2.
Raritan will certainly have a busy day. It is scheduled to host a tourney of its own earlier in the day, then take the approximately 40 mile drive to MSD for the late game there.