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Cullen, Gaels notch MCT victory

Kate Cullen (2 for 3, two runs scored), Holly Arentowicz (double, RBI) and Ashley Campbell (triple) were the hitting standouts for Roxbury when it defeated Morris Tech 13-3 in Morris County Tournament preliminary-round action on Saturday, April 20.

Samantha Darling gave up four hits in the five-inning game for 11th-seeded Roxbury (5-4). She had three strikeouts and two walks.

For Morris Tech, Gianna Andreotta slugged a three-run homer in the second inning.

Mendham 7, Madison 1

No. 18 Mendham rode the hitting of Shannon Smith, Nikkey Skuraton and Mary Kathryn McCann and the pitching of Irene Margiotta to a victory over 15th-seeded Madison in MCT preliminary-round action on Saturday, April 20.

Smith had three hits, including a home run, her second in the last two games, and drove in two runs to pace the Minutemen (4-5). Skuraton and McCann blasted solo homers for Mendham.

Mary Kathryn McCann and Nicole Skuraton had solo home runs for Mendham. Tess Madarasz singled and tripled in support of Margiotta, who surrendered five hits, struck out four and walked three.

Wayne Hills 8, Villa Walsh 2

Ryan Tighe and Melanie Cieucich for Wayne Hills, which had a five-run seventh inning to top the Vikings in the final of the Villa Walsh SpringFest on Saturday, April 20.

Tighe, Carly Soojian, Brianna Hulbert and Sophia Lewin had RBIs for Wayne Hills (4-6).

Villa Walsh (3-7) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning. RBIs were by Caitria O'Shaughnessy and Niki Giacchi. Veronica Manley had two hits for the Vikings.

Villa Walsh 9, Morris Tech 6

The Vikings raced out to an 8-0 lead in the first two innings in this opening-round game at the Villa Walsh SpringFest on Saturday, April 20.

Veronica Manley went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Jessica Walsh doubled three times and knocked in a pair of runs to pace Villa Walsh's 14-hit attack. Juliana Strelec added two hits and two RBIs.

Winning pitcher Breann Dangler went the distance, walking three and striking out three. Gianna Andreotta had two RBIs for Morris Tech (2-6).

Pope John 6, Clifton 1

The Lions prevailed in the final of the Clifton Classic on Saturday, April 20 as Julia Engdahl went 2 for 3 with three RBIs in the leadoff spot. One of Engdahl's hits was a double.

Pope John (9-4) received two hits from Andrianna Barone and one RBI apiece from Kaylee Powers and Kaitlyn Morrison.

Mary Adams pitched a three-hitter, striking out five and walking one.

Pope John 6, West Milford 0

Kaylee Powers' two hits and two RBIs sparked Pope John in first-round play at the Clifton Classic on Saturday, April 20.

Julia Engdahl and Toni Santonastasso had two hits each for the Lions, who had a three-run fourth inning.

Adrianna Barone sent her pitching record to 6-3 with a three-hitter. Barone struck out three and walked one.

Parsippany 1, Morris Catholic 0

Alex Rigoli's RBI single drove in the game's only run in the fourth inning, boosting 13th-seeded Parsippany over 20th-seeded Morris Catholic in a Morris County Tournament preliminary-round game on Friday, April 19.

Victoria Rossi, who went 2 for 3 with two stolen bases, scored Parsippany's run. Rossi was the winning pitcher. She gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one.

Rigoli had two stolen bases for Parsippany, now 6-4. Morris Catholic is 3-7.

Morristown 11, Mount Olive 3

The Colonials, behind Nicole Rhoades' five-hitter and Alex Gleason's two RBIs, defeated Mount Olive in MCT preliminary-round action on Friday, April 19.

Fourteenth-seeded Morristown's big inning was the second when it posted six runs. Alli Klinger had three hits for the Colonials (5-5). Rhoades struck out six and walked three.

Mount Olive (4-8) scored two of its runs in the first inning.

Montville 10, Villa Walsh 0

Senior Emily Mulligan had a big day at the plate for the Mustangs, rapping out three hits and knocking in five runs in a MCT preliminary-round game on Friday, April 19.

Megan Patierno had two hits and four RBIs for 10th-seeded Montville (6-4). Rachel Inglesino contributed three hits and Cayleigh Aslanian had two.

Jessica Shalongo earned the pitching victory with a three-hitter and five strikeouts. For No. 23 Villa Walsh, hits were by Erin Delaney, Caitria O'Shaughnessy and Veronica Manley.

Randolph 12, Morristown-Beard 0

Chrissy Pilkington had four hits, including a triple, and drove in five runs for ninth-seeded Randolph when it shut out the Crimson in a MCT preliminary-round game on Friday, April 19.

Winning pitcher Kelly O'Neill had a big day, no-hitting Morristown-Beard. She struck out eight and walked two over five innings in the game at Brundage Park. O'Neill had four hits, one of them a double and two RBIs.

Amanda Magadan had three hits, two RBIs and stole four bases for the Rams (8-3).

Parsippany Hills 9, Kinnelon 1

The Vikings had 14 hits, including two each by Brianna Starke, Erica Ruja, Kaitlyn Jansen, Kylie Taylor and Kristyna Lynch, in this MCT preliminary-round game on Friday, April 19.

Starke had three RBIs while Lynch had two.

Katie Veltri had a pair of hits and drove in the Colts' run. Parsippany Hills is 6-5 and Kinnelon is 3-8.

Jefferson 12, Newton 0

Anna Carlson and Kayla Weber had two RBIs apiece to highlight the Falcons' shutout of Newton on Friday, April 19.

Carlson, Lauren Gutowski and Katie Lisa had two hits each for Jefferson (9-2). Carlson doubled.

Melissa Jurkiewicz allowed one hit, a single to Caitlin Hall. Jurkiewicz struck out six and walked one.

Morris Knolls 3, Sparta 0

Morris Knolls did all of its scoring in the first inning and recorded a victory over Sparta on Thursday, April 18.

Mia Baldassari got the first of her three hits, a double, to get the Golden Eagles (10-2) going. Kim Felix walked before Madi Housel laid down a bunt single. Kelsey Hanson's RBI base hit drove in a run. A throwing error accounted for another.

Baldassari finished with three hits, including two doubles. Kim Felix was the winning pitcher, giving up six hits, walking three and striking out one.

Kim Puccio (five hits, five strikeouts, one walked) absorbed the loss. Carly Friedman went 2 for 3 for the Spartans (6-3).

Pequannock 3, Morris Catholic 1

The Golden Panthers scored three runs in the seventh inning to rally past Morris Catholic on Thursday, April 18.

Christina Brizek singled. Taylor Cucci had a sacrfice bunt. Sophomore DP Rachel Pierson tied the score, 1-1, with a run-producing double to right field. Eleni Lutas and Melissa Tahan followed with RBI base hits.

Brizek was the winning pitcher.

Randolph 5, Parsippany Hills 2

Amanda Magadan singled twice and scored and Amanda Beatrice had a bases-clearing double in the second inning to put Randolph ahead on the way to a win over Parsippany Hills on Thursday, April 18.

Beatrice later tripled and Chrissy Pilkington added a single and a double.

Kaitlyn Jansen tripled home a run and also scored for the Vikings.

Lenape Valley 7, Jefferson 2

The Falcons went up 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning but the Patriots' fourth-inning uprising, highlighted by Rachel Breuninger's home run, gave them the lead on Thursday, April 18.

Kaela Romano secured the pitching victory by scattering nine hits. She struck out six and did not allow a walk.

Claudia Tietz homered to knock in both of Jefferson's runs. Katie Lisa had three hits and Dianna Gatto had two for the Falcons (8-2).

Hanover Park 15, Parsippany 4

Alex Cosenzo, a freshman first baseman, had three hits, two of them triples, and knocked in five runs to propel Hanover Park (7-2) on Thursday, April 18.

Cosenzo had a three-run triple in the Hornets' six-run first inning. Caitlyn George had four hits, including a two-run base hit, and Nicole Petrovich also had four hits.

Winning pitcher Sam Snyder gave up five hits. She struck out five and walked one. Amanda Angulo and Alex Rigoli drove in Parsippany's runs.

Madison 4, Whippany Park 3

Grace Nittolo snapped a 3-3 deadlock in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI base hit, completing the Dodgers' rally and lifting them to a win over Whippany Park on Thursday, April 18.

The Dodgers, who trailed 3-1 going into their next-to-last at-bat received an RBI single from Stephanie Deeb and an RBI double from Krystina Qualben before Nittolo drove in the gamewinner.

Deeb picked up the pitching win, striking out four, walking two and allowing no hits in relief of Jillian Caruso.

Villa Walsh 15, Morristown-Beard 5

Jessica Walsh went 3 for 3, including two doubles, and had three RBIs to buoy the Vikings on Thursday, April 18.

Erin DiGuglielmo and Erin Delaney had two hits and three RBIs for Villa Walsh, which sent its record to 2-5. Juliana Strelec and Annie McCluskey finished with two RBIs each.

Breann Dangler went five innings, striking out three, walking one and giving up four hits. Vincina Bivona had a pair of hits for the Crimson.

Pope John 7, Mount Olive 4

Julia Engdahl went 4 for 4 and knocked a run and Kaylee Powers went 3 for 5 with three RBIs to pace the Lions (7-4) on Thursday, April 18.

Christina Marinaro added two RBIs for Pope John. Mary Adams sent her pitching record to 2-1 by allowing nine hits and striking out two.

Pope John led 5-2 after two innings.

Chatham 12, Dover 2

Senior shortstop Kendall Davies went 2 for 4 with three RBIs when the Cougars defeated Dover on Thursday, April 18 in Morris County Tournament preliminary-round action.

Stephanie Viscovich, Elizabeth Silveira and Erin Winans had two RBIs apiece to support Anya Raadam, who pitched a five-hitter.

For Dover, Hannah Pyrzynski had two hits.

Montville 8, Vernon 1

Sam Booth (2 for 4, triple, two RBIs), Cayleigh Aslanian (3 for 4) and Megan Patierno (two double, RBI) were the hitting standouts for Montville when it beat Vernon on Thursday, April 18 to push its record to 5-4.

Jessica Shalongo pitched a five-hitter. She notched eight strikeouts and issued three walks.

The Mustangs led 8-0 after five innings.

Morris Knolls 6, North Hunterdon 0

Ashley Lesch fired a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks to pace the Golden Eagles (9-2) on Wednesday, April 17.

Gina Nappi was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and Alyssa Stango was 2 for 3.

Madi Housel slugged a double for Morris Knolls Knolls.

Morris Knolls 7, Pope John 2

Kim Felix remained undefeated after four games with a five-hitter versus Pope John. She struck out six, walked three and hit one batsman.

Madi Housel singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs for Morris Knolls.

Kelsey Hanson went 3 for 4 and scored twice. Kaitlyn Morrison doubled for Pope John.

West Morris 7, Parsippany Hills 1

Senior right-hander Jamie Fesinstine pitched a four-hitter, striking out eight and walking one, when West Morris defeated Parsippany Hills on Tuesday, April 16.

Becca Raymond rapped out three hits and had an RBI. Fesinstine and Courtney Chase had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack (6-2).

For Parsippany Hills, Kaitlyn Jansen had two hits. She scored the Vikings' only run on Kristyna Lynch's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Parsippany Hills is 5-4.

Parsippany 2, Madison 1

The Red Hawks (5-3) put across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge Madison on Tuesday, April 16.

Victoria Rossi had an RBI and also was the winning pitcher. Rossi went the distance, scattering nine hits, striking out none and walking one.

Madison (4-4) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

Hanover Park 11, Villa Walsh 2

Alyssa Santaniello (2 for 3, two RBIs) and Sam Snyder (2 for 4, three RBIs) highlighted the Hornets' 10-hit attack on Tuesday, April 16.

Snyder surrendered four hits. She struck out 10 and walked four.

Villa Walsh received two hits from Juliana Strelec, who knocked in both runs.

Jefferson 19, Wallkill Valley 8

The Falcons pounded out 24 hits, four each by Kayla Weber and Anna Carlson, on Tuesday, April 16 to send their record to 8-1.

Carlson, who homered, finished with six RBIs. Weber drove in four runs.

Stephanie de Hagara went the first six innings, striking out two, to get the pitching victory.

Chatham 2, Mendham 0

Charlotte Zukauckas drove in a run to help the Cougars shut out Mendham on Tuesday, April 16.

Susie Wolsch earned the pitching victory with a four-hitter. She struck out three and walked one for the Cougars (5-3).

Mendham's hits were by Mary Kathryn McCann, Tess Madarasz, Liza Morrison and Shannon Smith. The Minutemen are 2-5.

Morristown 2, Kittatinny 1

Nicole Rhoades had an RBI and also picked up the pitching win when Morristown trimmed Kittatinny 2-1 on Monday, April 15.

Victoria Kapp had a pair of hits for the Colonials (4-4).

Alli Klinger and Alexa Grinet also had singles for Morristown. Rhoades pushed her record to 3-1 with a three hitter. She struck out eight and walked one.

Kittatinny's hits came off the bats of Elizabeth Shaffer and Karley Bussow. 

Roxbury 2, Hopatcong 1

The Gaels struck for two runs in the first inning and they were enough to help them to a win over Hopatcong on Monday, April 15.

Roxbury pitcher Samantha Darling struck out five and was nicked for five hits.

The Chiefs put across their run in the second when Taylor Tighe lashed an RBI base hit. Jamie Kufta had two hits for Hopatcong.

Parsippany Hills 9, Villa Walsh 7

Kaitlyn Jansen had two hits and two RBIs for the Vikings versus Villa Walsh on Monday, April 15.

Daniela Saggio also had an RBI for Parsippany Hills (5-3). Ali Walek picked up the pitching win. She struck out two and walked three.

For Villa Walsh, Veronica Manley slugged a two-run homer in the fifth inning and had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Almarie Brennan had three hits and Annie McCluskey and Erin Delaney had two apiece for the Vikings.

Morris Hills 8, Boonton 7

Sam Chrzanowski's homer in the bottom of the seventh inning sent the Scarlet Knights past Morris Hills on Monday, April 15.

Chrzanowski, a senior outfielder, drove in three runs. Shannon Cox also homered, belting a grand slam for Morris Hills in the fifth inning. Winning pitcher Theresa Wagner struck out two and walked one.

Boonton leadoff hitter Anna Lee Smith tripled twice, knocked in three runs and stole two bases. Mariel Dearie and Kylie Morgan-Polefka had two RBIs each.

Sparta 4, Blair Academy 0

Shannon Monahan was superb at the plate, going 3 for 3 and knocking in all of Sparta's runs on Monday, April 15.

Monahan slugged a three-run double in the first inning. Her RBI base hit came in the fourth inning. Gretchen Bowie contributed two hits for the Spartans.

Winning pitcher Kim Puccio gave up only two hits and notched seven strikeouts over five innings before giving way to Bowie. 

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