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VIDEO: Cimino, Rivera reach major milestones in WCHS softball win


NORTH WILDWOOD — Two juniors stole the spotlight on the Wildwood Catholic High School softball team’s Senior Day.

Juniors Emily Cimino and Mercedes Rivera each reached significant milestones in the Crusaders’ 15-0 win over Cape May Tech Friday afternoon.

Cimino, a Division I Lehigh University commit, became the program’s all-time hits leader after slugging two home runs and a double in the victory. Cimino exited the game with 119 hits, one ahead of previous leader Gia Tammaro, a 2015 graduate.

Rivera, meanwhile, recorded her 100th career hit on a single to left field. She went 4 for 4 with a double in the game.

Anna Mae Peterson also homered for Wildwood Catholic, which honored seniors Tahtiyana Camba and Nicole Kanya prior to the game. Camba was the winning pitcher in Friday’s game, tossing a two-hit shutout.

Cimino is putting together a historic season for the Crusaders (17-7). She is batting an eye-popping .702 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI and 33 runs scored through 24 games.

Rivera is hitting .414 with 38 runs scored and 22 stolen bases.

Wildwood Catholic is one of the top power-hitting teams in the state. The Crusaders have slugged 32 home runs as a team.