UNION – Andee Lupica couldn’t contain herself.
The junior threw off her helmet Friday and raced toward the circle where she was mobbed by her Immaculate Conception teammates after singling in the winning run in the Blue Wolves’ 2-1, come-from-behind victory over St. Joseph (Hammonton) in the Non-Public B softball championship at Kean.
“I can’t explain it,” Lupica said of the moment every ballplayer has dreamed of since childhood. “It just felt amazing.”
Lupica’s walk-off single to center with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Gabby Fredette from second to break a 1-1 tie. It gave the Blue Wolves their third straight Non-Public B crown in a rematch of last year’s state final.