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Jefferson pushes record to 3-0

Anna Carlson and Amanda Delfino had two RBIs apiece when Jefferson defeated Mount Olive 6-1 on Saturday, April 6.

Caitlyn Dougherty had two hits and scored three runs for the Falcons (3-0). Winning pitcher Melissa Jurkiewicz gave up four hits and struck out seven.

Mount Olive's hits came off the bats of Cathy Drury, Sarah Hess, Lexi Tyminski and Claudia Mitchell.

Morris Catholic 4, Morris Tech 0

Cassie Madsen pitched a three-hitter, striking out eight and walking none to spark the Crusaders on Saturday, April 6.

Madsen, a freshman, allowed three hits, no walks and struck out eight over five innings. Lauren Gomez and Kelly Malkinski had RBIs for the winners.

Jennifer Martin doubled in the fourth inning for Morris Tech.

Morris Hills 12, Kinnelon 10

Morris Hills won its first game of the season, gaining a victory over Kinnelon in eight innings on Friday, April 5.

The Scarlet Knights (1-3) put across three runs in the top of the eighth inning to prevail.

Shannon Cox paced Morris Hills' attack with three hits, one of them a double, and knocked in two runs. Ashley Ferrante singled, doubled and scored twice. Lauryn Sonnenberg, Jackie Saggese, Devan Marshall and Sam Chrzanowski had two hits apiece. Chrzanowski had two RBIs.

The Colts' Marissa Jacobia had three hits and an RBI. Megan Beiermeister had two RBIs for Kinnelon.

Morristown 4, Chatham 2

Victoria Kapp knocked in two runs and Mollie Forman went the distance to gain the pitching win when Morristown beat Chatham on Thursday, April 4.

Alli Klinger had two hits and an RBI for the Colonials (1-1). Forman struck out three and walked four.

Kendall Davies and Elizabeth Silvieri had three and two hits, respectively, for the Cougars.

West Morris 3, Roxbury 0

Rebekah Katz's two-run double snapped a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning on Thursday, April 4.

Jamie Fesinstine had reached on a walk and an error prior to Katz's at-bat. Kat Spilman added an insurance run with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Fesinstine, the winning pitcher, had eight strikeouts and scattered eight hits. She got out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the sixth inning. Roxbury outfielder Kate Cullen and Emily Helmer had two hits each. Roxbury pitcher Sammie Darling had two strikeouts and gave up five hits.

Pope John 5, Morris Hills 4

Adrianna Barone knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to boost Pope John on Thursday, April 4.

Barone notched the pitching victory in relief of Mary Adams. Adams went six-plus innings and struck out six before giving way to Barone, who closed out the win.

Barone had three hits and four RBIs.

Villa Walsh 7, Dover 3

Sophomore catcher Jessica Walsh and freshman right fielder Anna McCluskey each went 3 for 4 to help the Vikings prevail on Thursday, April 4.

Walsh had a pair of RBIs. Erin Delaney and Almarie Brennan had two hits.

Breanne Dangler struck out four and walked two to pick up the wind for Villa Walsh, the first under Christy Vetere.

Morris Knolls 2, High Point 0

The Golden Eagles received a five-hitter and 13 strikeouts from Kim Felix and shut out High Point on Thursday, April 4.

In the sixth inning, Felix scored the winning run. She led off with a single, stole second and scored on Gina Nappi's single. Morris Knolls scored its other run in the seventh inning when Gionna Florey beat the play at the plate.

Ally Frei stuck out 12, walked 3 and gave up two hits.

Mendham 9, Parsippany Hills 0

Nikki Skuraton went 3 for 4, scored twice and drove in a run and Mary Kathryn McCann drove in two runs with a triple and singled twice to power the Minutemen on Thursday, April 4.

Courtney Gionco, Liza Morrison and Shannon Smith each added two hits for Mendham, now 1-1. Morrison drove in Mendham's first run in the third inning. Smith doubled.

Winning pitcher Irene Margiotta struck out three, walked one and was nicked for three hits.

Montville 10, Mount Olive 0

The Mustangs, led by Sam Booth, who had four hits and three RBIs, blanked the Marauders on Thursday, April 4.

Rachel Inglesino and Megan Patierno had two hits each for Montville, unbeaten after three games. Emily Mulligan turned in an impressive effort at the plate, finishing with four RBIs.

Jessica Shalongo had a two-hitter, striking out seven and walking three. Mount Olive's hits came off the bats of Alyssa Cartier and Michelle Laracuente.

Jefferson 10, Hopatcong 0

Amanda Delfino, Claudia Tietz, Anna Carlson and Bryanna Celentano had two RBIs apiece for the Falcons on Thursday, April 4.

Jefferson pounded out 12 hits to support the one-hit pitching of Melissa Jurkiewicz (seven strikeouts, three walks).

Julie Brennan and Jamie Kufta had hits for the Chiefs.

Morris Knolls 11, Lenape Valley 2

Kim Felix had an exceptional all-around game, pitching a one-hitter and going 3 for 5 with an RBI when Morris Knolls defeated Lenape Valley on Wednesday, April 3.

Felix, a senior, struck out seven and walked two over five-plus innings before giving way to Ashley Lesch. Lesch scored three runs for the Golden Eagles (2-0).

Gina Nappi contributed three hits, knocked in three runs and scored once.

Hanover Park 6, Kittatinny 3

The Hornets received three hits and three RBIs from Nicole Petrovich in their win over Kittatinny on Wednesday, April 3.

Nicole Fernicola had two hits and two RBIs for Hanover Park (2-0). Sam Snyder hurled a five-hitter and recorded five strikeouts.

Karley Bussow doubled and scored a run for the Cougars.

Parsippany Hills 5, Chatham 4 (8 inn.)

Junior second baseman Emily Ruja drove in Brianna Bettelli with a single in the top of the eighth inning, snapping a 4-4 deadlock and boosting Parsippany Hills to a 5-4 victory over Chatham on Tuesday, April 2.

Bettelli reached on an error for the Vikings, who amassed 11 hits.

Ruja had three hits, including a double, and knocked in a run. Colleen O'Connor had two hits and two RBIs for Parsippany Hills. Kaitlyn Jansen and Daniela Saggio added two hits apiece.

Winning pitcher Ali Walek went the distance, yielding four hits, striking out four and walking three. Candace DeVito belted a double and scored a run for Chatham.

Roxbury 8, Morristown 1

Four home runs keyed the Gaels' victory over Morristown on Tuesday, April 2.

Ally Snyder slugged three homers and Holly Arentowicz also homered. Snyder had three RBIs while Arentowicz had two.

Winning pitcher Samantha Darling went the distance, striking out four and giving up four hits. Mollie Forman had a hit and knocked in a run for the Colonials.

Montville 9, Morris Hills 4

The Mustangs were powered by Rachel Inglesino (3 for 5, RBI, two runs scored) and Emily Mulligan (2 for 4, home run, two RBIs) when they defeated Morris Hills on Tuesday, April 2.

Also homering was Jade Tungul. She had a pair of RBIs. Jess Shalongo picked up the pitching win by scattering six hits. She struck out 11 and walked three.

Lenape Valley 5, Kittatinny 3

Marissa Quaglia had two hits and scored twice to help the Patriots to a win over Kittatinny on Tuesday, April 2.

Rachel Brueninger had a two-run single for Lenape Valley. Kittatinny's Mel Toye rapped out three hits, including two doubles.

Jefferson 4, North Warren 3

The Falcons, buoyed by a five-hit attack, edged North Warren in its opener on Tuesday, April 2.

Pacing the attack was freshman Dianna Gatto, who had two hits, one of them a triple. Gatto also scored twice in her varsity debut. Kayla Weber singled and knocked in a run for the winners. Nicole Farrell singled and tripled for North Warren.

Morris Knolls 12, Vernon 0

Ashley Lesch pitched a one-hitter and struck out seven to highlight Morris Knolls' shutout victory on Tuesday, April 2.

The only Vikings player to reach Lesch for a hit was Emily Cox, who stroked a double.

Kim Felix had three hits and finished with four RBIs for the Golden Eagles, who shut out Vernon in five innings. Felix doubled and tripled. Mia Baldassari slugged a solo homer in the second inning.

Columbia 11, Villa Walsh 8

The Cougars plated three runs in the top of the eighth inning to break an 8-8 deadlock versus Villa Walsh on Tuesday, April 8.

Mackenzie Conlon's RBI put Columbia in front, 9-8. Phoebe Labat had three hits and three RBIs for the winners.

Villa Walsh received two hits from Veronica Manley, Annie McCluskey and Juliana Strelec.  

Madison 10, Dover 0

Sophomore Stephanie Deeb allowed one hit when the Dodgers blanked Dover on Tuesday, April 2.

Deeb fanned eight batters over five innings and helped herself at the plate by getting two hits. One of the hits was a three-run homer.

Christina Qualben ended with three hits and Jill Caruso chipped in with two hits for Madison (1-1).

Pequannock 10, Kinnelon 0

Christina Brizek drove in three runs and Taylor Cucci and Nicole Hernandez knocked in two runs apiece to pace the Golden Panthers in their opener on Tuesday, April 2.

Hernandez and Melissa Tahan had two hits for Pequannock.

Winning pitcher Bridget Carr gave up only two hits - to Grace Carvalho and Marissa Jacobia. Carr, a senior, had seven strikeouts and one walk in five innings of work.

Boonton 9, Morris Catholic 3

Anna Lee Smith had three hits and stole three bases and Amanda Nardone contributed two hits to fuel the Bombers.

Kim Cacciabeve and Carly McDaniel had two stolen bases apiece.

Kylie Morgan, a senior righty, struck out eight, walked three and surrendered four hits en route to the pitching victory on Tuesday, April 2. 

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