Joe’s Deli wins softball championship for second-consecutive year

Joe’s Deli’s senior league softball team has won its second-straight Town of Kearny championship.  The team lost just one game the entire 2023 season.  The team consists of, standing from left, Jolianna Escalante, Kayla Hansen, assistant coach Oscar Escalante, Juannis Rios, Jaslyn Aponte, head coach Junior Gonzalez, Lilian Gonzalez and Lexi Figueiredo. Front row, from left, are Cassandra Montalvo, Casper Retana, Lexi Duarte. Not pictured are Madison Rodriguez and assistant Coach Jessica Melendez.

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