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Forman's two-run single paces Colonials

Junior center fielder Mollie Forman singled with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to drive in the go-ahead and insurance runs for 11th-seeded Morristown when it prevailed 3-1 over No. 22 Mount Olive in Morris County Tournament preliminary-round action on Saturday, April 21.

Mackenzie Peacock led off the sixth inning with a double and was replaced by pinch runner Kaitlin Anderson. Alli Klingler reached on a fielder's choice and Jen Donlin walked to load the bases before Forman (2 for 3) delivered.

Freshman Nicole Rhoades went the distance for the Colonials, allowed three hits. Rhoades struck out 10 and walked four.

Casey Schreiner doubled in the run for Mount Olive in the top of the first inning. 

Morristown (5-5) will clash with No. 6 Boonton in first-round MCT action.

Jefferson 6, Hunterdon Central 2

Second baseman Claudia Tietz went 3 for 4, including a double, and knocked in two runs in the leadoff spot for Jefferson in its first game at the Red Devil Tournament on Saturday, April 21.

Amanda Gerritsen and Caitlyn Dougherty drove in the other two runs for the Falcons.

Winning pitcher Melissa Jurkiewicz scattered seven hits, struck out six and walked three.

Jefferson 1, Howell 0

The Falcons triumphed in their second game at the Red Devil Tournament on Saturday, April 21 behind Caitlyn Dougherty's fourth-inning RBI base hit.

Katie Lisa, who doubled, scored the game's only run. Anna Carlson had two hits for Jefferson, now 9-3.

Melissa Jurkiewicz, a sophomore, had a four-hitter, striking out one and walking three.

Boonton 10, Kinnelon 2

Senior third baseman Karena Noce collected the 100th hit of her career to highlight the Bombers' win over Kinnelon.

Noce finished the game on Friday, April 20 with two hits and three RBIs.

The Bombers (10-0) played excellent defense. Kim Cacciabeve threw out two runners at the plate from center field.

Boonton pounded out 16 hits. Anna Lee Smith, Cacciabeve, Kylie Morgan, Sarah Marini and Mackenzie Thompson had two hits apiece.

Madison 1, Morris Tech 0

Tori Ellis' safety squeeze with one out scored a run in the first inning and it held up, sending 16th-seeded Madison to victory over Morris Tech in Morris County Tournament preliminary-round action on Friday, April 20.

Nicole Iannarone, a senior center fielder and captain, led off the first inning with a triple and scored the game's only run.

Freshman right-hander Stephanie Deeb garnered the pitching win with a four-strikeout, one-walk performance. Morris Tech ace Jess Carey allowed three hits, struck out 10 and wlaked none.

"It was a pitchers' duel," Madison coach Dale Garlick said. "We didn't threaten after getting the run and neither did they. The game was very well-played. It was exciting."

Briana Giovenco doubled for the Devils. No Morris Tech runners got past second base.

Randolph 6, Parsippany Hills 5

Chrissy Pilkington singled and drove in a run with a double and Victoria Conklin drove in two runs with a third-inning triple to bolster 18th-seeded Randolph in a MCT preliminary-round game on Friday, April 20.

Conklin also had a base hit for the Rams, who will meet second-seeded Whippany Park in the first round.

Erica Ruja hit a two-run homer for Parsippany Hills, the 15th seed.

Randolph put across the decisive run in the top of the fifth inning.

Morris Knolls 14, West Morris 4

The Golden Eagles erupted for 16 hits, three each by Kiki Baldassari and Ashley Lesch, and won their eighth game of the season on Friday, April 20.

In addition to three hits, Baldassari scored three runs and had an RBI. All three of Lesch's hits were singles.

Whitney Ellenberg (2 for 3, two-run homer) and Gina Nappi (2 for 4, home run) were additional hitting standouts for Morris Knolls. Lesch went 4 1/3 innings for the pitching victory, striking out five and walking two.

West Morris (8-4) took a 4-3 lead in the top of the third inning on Kelsey Brown's RBI single. Kat Spilman had a RBI double for the Wolfpack in the top of the first.

Whippany Park 17, Mountain Lakes 2

Sam Mellea went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Wildcats on Friday, April 20.

Brittany Funicelli, Hannah Mucerino, Jenn Sanislo and Lindsay Chasen knocked in two runs each for Whippany Park (10-0).

Winning pitcher Jenn Sanislo went all five innings, yielding two hits and striking out 11. The Lakers' hits came off the bats of Emily Alberts and

Mendham 10, Mountain Lakes 0

Sophomore Erin Morris fired a no-hitter to highlight ninth-seeded Mendham's victory over 24th-seeded Mountain Lakes in a preliminary-round Morris County Tournament game on Thursday, April 19.

The Minutemen's 10-hit attack featured Dimitria Spathakis' 4-for-4 showing. Spathakis slugged a two-run home run and finished with four RBIs for Mendham (7-5).

Jefferson, the eighth seed, will play host to the Minutemen in first-round MCT action.

Villa Walsh 4 Kinnelon 1

Freshman Jessica Walsh pitched a five-hitter and struck out six when Villa Walsh defeated Kinnelon MCT preliminary-round action on Thursday, April 19.

Leadoff hitter Juliana Strelec went 4 for 4 and scored a run. No. 3 hitter Grace Edelson was also 4 for 4, including a double. She knocked in a run and scored a run.

The Vikings held a slim 2-1 lead entering the sixth inning. Edelson made it 3-1 by driving in Walsh. Later in the sixth inning with two outs and runners on second and third, Almarie Brennan bunted for a base hit to plate another run.

Kinnelon senior shortstop, Alyssa Schwed had two hits. She singled to drive in a run in the third inning.

Jefferson 7, Morris Hills 6

Lauren Gutowski drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the eighth inning and it proved to to be the gamewinner when Jefferson nipped Morris Hills on Wednesday, April 18.

Jade Blanchard drew a walk to open the eighth for the Falcons (5-3). Caitlyn Dougherty bunted safely, putting runners at first and second. Courtney Tietz also bunted safely. Gutowski's walk ensued.

Morris Hills put two runners on in the lower half of the eighth inning but couldn't break through.

Jefferson knotted the score, 6-6, in the top of the sixth by scoring twice. Anna Carlson's singled for an RBI. Kaitlyn Ventrice drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

The Scarlet Knights' big inning was the three-run fourth when it went up, 6-3. Stacey Abasto's triple knocked in a run and highlighted the inning.

Carlson and Sandra Federocko finished with two hits apiece for the Falcons. Winning pitcher Amanda Del Grosso went the last four innings, walking two and striking out three.

Pequannock 8, Parsippany 0

Senior shortstop Dana Torchia doubled and drove in three runs for the Golden Panthers on Wednesday, April 18.

Bridget Carr, a junior first baseman, had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and knocked in a run. Ally Thomas and Eleni Lutas also drove in runs for the Golden Panthers (5-2).

Gina Martucci earned the pitching victory with a 16-strikeout, three-walk effort. Martucci allowed three hits. The Red Hawks' hits came off the bats of Lauren Burdick, Victoria Rossi and Veronica Zoon.

Kinnelon 16, Morristown-Beard 6

The Colts' 13-hit attack on Wednesday, April 18 was paced by Alyssa Schwed (3 for 5, home run, two RBIs).

Morgan Browning also homered for Kinnelon (6-3). Browning slugged a double as well and knocked in two runs. Sarah Galese had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs.

The Colts, who began their season 0-3, have strung together six consecutive victories. Grace Carvalho and Kayla Rosenberg shared the pitching duties.

Christina D'Alessandro rapped out a pair of hits, one of them a triple, for the Crimson. Gina Finelli and Hannah Guenther also had two hits. Jill Raia ended with two RBIs for Morristown-Beard.

Randolph 3, Mendham 2 (8 inn.)

Kayla Johnson's RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a 2-2 deadlock and boosted the Rams on Wednesday, April 18.

Mendham scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to knot the score and send the game into extra innings.

Cynthia Meringer had a solo homer for Randolph, now 5-5. Mendham is 6-5.  

Morris Knolls 18, Parsippany Hills 0

Morris Knolls (8-4) gained a 6-0 lead over the first two innings to send its winning streak to five games on Wednesday, April 18.

Kiki Baldassari, the first batter to step to the plate, homered for her 100th career hit. Baldassari, a senior second baseman, finished with five hits, an RBI and scored three runs. Kim Felix, the winning pitcher, was another hitting standout, slugging a double.

Felix went the distance for the Golden Eagles, pitching a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Boonton 7, Butler 3

Karena Noce and Kylie Morgan helped Boonton remain unbeaten, combining for five hits and five RBIs.

Anna Lee Smith and Sarah Marini added two hits each for Boonton on Wednesday, April 18.

Morgan gave up three unearned runs in the first inning after a few errors in the field. She then settled down from there, allowing only three hits the rest way while striking out four.

Villa Walsh 4, Mountain Lakes 1

Grace Edelson slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning for the Vikings, who took a 2-1 lead in this game on Wednesday, April 18.

Villa Walsh added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on Veronica Manley's double and Juliana Strelec's run-producing single.

The Vikings (3-4) have won three of their last four games. Jessica Walsh allowed five hits, struck out three and walked three for Villa Walsh.

Mountain Lakes scored in the top of the first inning on an error.

Morris Knolls 1, Chatham 0 

Morris Knolls benefited from a hit batsman and a double error in the top of the fifth inning and handed Chatham its first loss of the season, 1-0, on Tuesday, April 17.

A Golden Eagles runner reached base after being struck by a pitch with one out. On a steal attempt, the two miscues were committed. The ball rolled all the way to the outfield fence, enabling the runner to come all the way around. There was a close play at the plate but the runner was deemed safe.

The Cougars (8-1) had six hits to Morris Knolls' one. Kendall Davies, a junior shortstop, had two hits for Chatham. Elaine Hua had the hit for the Golden Eagles (6-4).

Chatham, coming off wins over St. John Vianney and Hillsborough, had a chance to tie the game in the sixth inning after an intentional walk to Kelly Winans loaded the bases. However, the threat ended with a popup.

Amanda Fazio absorbed the loss despite striking out 12. Winans, the Cougars' senior third baseman, doubled in the first inning.

Morris Hills 13, Belvidere 3

Stacey Abasto, a senior catcher, homered for her 100th career hit against Belvidere on Tuesday, April 17 when Morris Hills beat Belvidere.

Dana Castellano went 3 for 4 with a RBI for the Scarlet Knights.

Ashley Ferrante went 3 for 3, including a double. 

Morris Tech 7, Morristown-Beard 0

Morris Tech, behind Jess Carey's two-hitter and Briana Giovenco's two hits, improved its record to 7-3 on Tuesday, April 17 with a 7-0 victory over Morristown-Beard.

Carey, a senior from Lincoln Park, struck out 11, issued a walk and gave up three singles. Giovenco, the shortstop, had two hits, including a double, and scored three runs.

Sam Schmidt drove in two runs for Morris Tech with a single. Taylor Silvestri had two hits for Morristown-Beard.

Randolph 5, Hopatcong 2

Lauren Mastropierro had a two-run triple and Cynthia Meringer homered to highlight the Rams' win over Hopatcong on Tuesday, April 17.

Kelly O'Neill earned the pitching win for Randolph (4-5).

West Milford 7, Jefferson 5

Jefferson scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to draw closer but its rally fell short on Tuesday, April 17.

Anna Carlson had three of the Falcons' 11 hits and knocked in three runs. Claudia Tietz also had three hits and scored three runs. Katie Lisa and Sandra Federocko had two hits apiece for Jefferson (4-3).

Erin Witherspoon paced West Milford (6-3) with four hits and two RBIs. Cristina Coppola had two hits and three RBIs.

Morris Knolls 3, Hanover Park 0

Morris Knolls scored in its first at-bat and tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning on the way to a shutout of Hanover Park on Monday, April 16.

Kiki Baldassari scored the Golden Eagles' first run on a passed ball. Baldassari singled for the first of her two hits and Elaine Hua reached on an error for second and third before the passed ball.

The two runs in the fifth crossed the plate on an error.

Kim Felix sent her pitching record to 3-1 with an eight-strikeout, one-walk performance. Felix allowed only two hits for Morris Knolls (5-4).

The Hornets (3-5) received a double from Caitlyn George and a singled from Sam Snyder.

Jefferson 8, Hackettstown 5

Anna Carlson, Claudia Tietz and Amanda Gerritsen had two RBIs apiece to help the Falcons secure their fourth win of the season on Monday, April 16.

The other runs were driven in by Katie Lisa and Sandra Federocko. Lisa and Federocko rapped out three hits each.

Melissa Jurkiewicz scattered eight hits, struck out eight and walked three to pick up the pitching victory.

Hackettstown's Christine Begley had two hits and two RBIs. 

Parsippany Hills 4, Montville 2

The Vikings put across three runs in the top of the seventh inning and rallied past Montville on Monday, April 16.

Colleen O'Connor's double, which produced two runs in the seventh, highlighted the come-from-behind victory.

Molly Hoyt picked up the pitching win with a three-hitter. She surrendered three hits, walked two and had eight strikeouts.

Montville's Brittany Crespo drove in a pair of runs with a fourth-inning double.

Pope John 9, North Hunterdon 2

The Lions, behind a 13-hit effort and the pitching of Brooke Powers, sent their record to 7-1 on Monday, April 16.

Powers' freshman sister, Kaylee, had four hits, including a double, and three runs scored. Additional offensive standouts were Ashley May (2 for 4, triple, two runs, three RBIs), Christina Marinaro (2 for 4, double, two runs, three RBIs), Brooke Powers (2 for 5, double, three RBIs) and Kaitlyn Morrison (double).

Brooke Powers yielded four hits, struck out three and walked three.

Jess Marony doubled and knocked in two runs for North Hunterdon (5-3).

Boonton 3, West Orange 2

Kylie Morgan doubled in a run and was the winning pitcher and Mackenzie Thompson had two hits and threw out a runner at third to halt a West Orange rally and spark Boonton (8-0).

Anna Lee Smith had two hits and made the biggest play of the season thus far. With one out and the bases loaded in the third inning, Smith fielded a ball up the middle and turned it into a double play, stepping on second base and firing to Mariel Dearie at first.

Dana Doyle and Kelly Whitenour added singles for the Bombers in this game played on Monday, April 16.

Roxbury 2, Mount Olive 1

Allison Snyder had two hits and Erica Figurelli and Michelle Bacchetta had one apiece for the Gaels (4-3) on Monday, April 16.

Figurelli and Bacchetta drove in Roxbury's runs.

Ashtin Helmer went the distance, allowing three hits and striking out nine.

Sarah Hess had the RBI for Mount Olive (1-7).

Sussex Tech 16, Morris Tech 13

Briana Giovenco slugged her 10th home run and had three RBIs to pace Morris Tech, which fell to Sussex Tech on Monday, April 16.

Giovenco, a shortstop from Pequannock, had quite a day, hitting for the cycle. Gianna Andreotta also homered, singled twice and knocked in four runs for Morris Tech (6-3).

Katie Jakubowski had two base hits and two RBIs for Sussex Tech. Cheyenne Hamler finished with three singles for the winners.

Kinnelon 4, Randolph 0

Morgan Browning had two hits and two RBIs and Kayla Rosenberg evened her record to 3-3 for Kinnelon (5-3) on Monday, April 16.

Alyssa Schwed and Samantha DeClario also knocked in runs for the Colts, who have won five in a row.

Megan Beiermeister pitched the last three innings. Starter Kayla Rosenberg struck out two and walked one over four innings.

Junior shortstop Amanda Magadan had two of the Rams' four hits. Randolph is 3-5.

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