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Nielsen pitches, hits Pequannnock past Chiefs

Pequannock, sparked by Dana Nielsen's one-hitter and five RBIs, shut out Hopatcong 16-0 in a North Jersey Section 1, Group II quarterfinal on Thursday, May 24.

Nielsen, a senior, struck out 12 and walked one. She helped herself by singling and doubling.

Ally Thomas doubled twice and finished with three hits and four RBIs. Dana Torchia had four hits and knocked in three runs for the Golden Panthers (23-2). Alyssa Senatore had two hits and two RBIs. Bridget Carr added a pair of RBIs and Nicole Hernandez had two hits.

Chatham 2, Iselin Kennedy 1

Kelly Winans' single up the middle snapped a 1-1 deadlock for the Cougars (23-4) in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday, May 24.

Charlotte Zukauckas had two hits, including a solo home run to center field, for Chatham. Amanda Fazio, the winning pitcher, also rapped out a hit for the Cougars.

Fazio, a senior lefty, amassed 12 strikeouts and issued one walk. She allowed five hits.

Brittany Paulikas had two of Iselin Kennedy's five hits.

Roxbury 8, Fair Lawn 2

Dana Brady and Tina Ciacciarelli had two RBIs apiece to buoy the Gaels (15-9) in North Jersey Section 1, Group IV action on Thursday, May 24.

Ciacciarelli had two of Roxbury's five hits. Ashtin Helmer and Michelle Bacchetta knocked in one run each.

Helmer, a senior left-hander, struck out six, walked none and gave up nine hits.

Jefferson 3, Montville 2

Anna Carlson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a two-run rally for Jefferson when it defeated Montville in North Jersey Section 1, Group III first-round action on Wednesday, May 23.

Lauren Gutowski's triple and an error enabled the Falcons (18-7) to tie the score, 2-2, in the same inning.

Montville (14-13) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning on an error. The Mustangs gained a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Brittany Presto's RBI base hit.

Jefferson pulled even, 1-1, in the fifth inning on Amanda Gerritsen's RBI triple.

Melissa Jurkiewicz struck out 10 and walked none to earn the pitching victory. Jurkiewicz allowed only four hits.

Pequannock 10, Lodi 0

Dana Nielsen pitched a no-hitter and Nicole Hernandez rapped out two hits and drove in four runs for the Golden Panthers in opening-round North Jersey Section 1, Group II action on Wednesday, May 23.

Nielsen, a senior right-hander, struck out 12 and walked one in the five-inning game.

Dana Torchia added two hits and two RBIs for Pequannock (21-2).

Whippany Park 24, North 13th Street Tech 0

The Wildcats, behind three hits apiece by Kim Kleiven and Alison Gleichmann and the pitching of Brittany Funicelli, shut out North 13th Street Tech in North 2, Group I first-round play on Wednesday, May 23.

Among Kleiven's hits was a double. She scored twice as did Gleichmann. Brianna Cetrulo contributed a two-run homer in the first inning for Whippany Park (24-1).

Funicelli registered the pitching victory with three innings of work before giving way to Jenn Sanislo. Funicelli struck out five and gave up a hit. Sanislo fanned four for the winners.

Westwood 5, Kinnelon 4

The Colts rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh but fell short in this North Jersey Section 1, Group II game on Wednesday, May 23.

Shortstop Alyssa Schwed tripled twice and knocked in a run for Kinnelon (13-11).

Kayla Rosenberg turned in a strong effort in the circle yet absorbed the loss. She struck out five.

Morristown 4, Somerville 0 (8 inn.)

The 12th-seeded Colonials scored all of their runs in the top of the eighth inning and blanked No. 5 Somerville in a North Jersey Section 2, Group III first-round game on Tuesday, May 22.

Joanna Lee got the third of her three hits, a line drive up the middle, to open the eighth inning. Alex Gleason reached on a bunt single. Bev Hirschmann put down a sacrifice bunt but the throw to first was errant, allowing Lee and Gleason to score. Jen Donlin had an RBI single.

Freshman Nicole Rhoades was superb for Morristown, yielding one hit through six innings. Somerville reached Rhoades for back-to-back base hits in the lower half of the seventh inning. The threat ended with a heads-up play by third baseman Shely Matyus, holding a runner at third and getting the out at first, and a groundout.

Rhoades silenced Somerville in the bottom of the eighth with a 1-2-3 inning. The final out was a strikeout. 

Morris Knolls 11, Union City 1

Mia Baldassari doubled and knocked in a pair of runs when sixth-seeded Morris Knolls defeated No. 11 Union City 11-1 in a North Jersey Section 1, Group IV opening-round game on Tuesday, May 22.

Kelsey Hanson had two hits, including a double, and scored a run for the Golden Eagles (20-7). Senior shortstop Tori Clarke got the 100th hit of her career, stroking a run-producing single in the first inning.

Winning pitcher Kim Felix struck out 11, walked one and yielded only two hits.

Michelle Ruiz slugged a solo homer for Union City (12-9) in the first inning.

West Morris 3, Mendham 1

Seventh-seeded West Morris scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on an error and Gina Falzarano's two-run single to right field in North 2, Group III action on Tuesday, May 22.

Jamie Fesinstine picked up the pitching win for the Wolfpack, striking out three, walking none and surrendering five hits.

Irene Margiotta absorbed the loss. The freshman right-hander scattered seven hits, struck out four and walked one.

In top of first inning, Mendham's Julie Gallagher led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly.

Montville 4, Randolph 0

Sam Booth, Megan Patierno, Emily Mulligan and Tami Lake knocked in runs when Montville shut out Randolph 4-0 on Saturday, May 19.

Booth doubled and Patierno homered for the Mustangs (14-12).

Jessica Shalongo had a one-hitter, striking out eight and walking one.

Cynthia Meringer had the lone hit for the Rams (12-10).

Lenape Valley 7, Jefferson 5

Marissa Quaglia (2 for 4, RBI) and Caitlin Zaleski (two RBIs) paced the Patriots' eight-hit attack on Saturday, May 19.

Zaleski, a senior, was the winning pitcher for Lenape Valley (18-5). She struck out four and walked none.

For Jefferson, Claudia Tietz went 3 for 4 and scored twice and Anna Carlson went 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Whippany Park 2, West Milford 0

The Wildcats scored both of their runs in the second inning on Courtney Simon's base hit.

Simon finished with four hits and Sam Mellea added three hits for Whippany Park (23-3) in this game which was played on Saturday, May 19.

Junior right-hander Jenn Stanislo gave up seven hits. She struck out five and walked one.

Roxbury 5, Indian Hills 0

The Gaels' five-run third inning was highlighted by Tina Ciacciarelli's two-run single.

Also driving in runs in the inning were Holly Arentowicz, Allison Snyder and Ashtin Helmer. Snyder and Helmer had two hits apiece. Helmer had Roxbury's only extra base hit, a double.

Helmer, a senior lefty, yielded only three hits and struck out 18 for Roxbury (13-9). 

Kinnelon 7, Boonton 2

Sarah Galese and Kayla Rosenberg had two RBIs apiece when Kinnelon defeated Boonton on Friday, May 18.

Alyssa Schwed contributed three hits and drove in a run for the Colts (13-10). Morgan Browning and Jennifer Bertollo two hits each.

Winning pitcher Grace Carvalho scattered seven hits, struck out seven and and walked one to move her record to 2-0.

Boonton (16-6) was paced by Kylie Morgan (three hits, double, one RBI) and Anna Lee Smith (two hits).

Jefferson 4, Morris Hills 2

Sandra Federocko continued her hot hitting, rapping out two hits and driving in a run for the Falcons on Friday, May 18.

Claudia Tietz and Katie Lisa also had RBIs for Jefferson (17-6). Other hits were by Lauren Gutowski and Alyssa Sanchez.

Melissa Jurkiewicz went the distance in the circle, yielding five hits while striking out four and walking one.

Devan Marshall was responsible for both of the Scarlet Knights' RBIs. Marshall, Gabby Saggese, Shannon Cox, Stacey Abasto and Dana Castellano had hits for Morris Hills (12-15).

Montville 4, Sparta 3

Junior first baseman Emily Mulligan doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, sending Montville to a 4-3 win over Sparta on Thursday, May 17.

Brittany Presto led off the Mustangs seventh with a single. Jessica Shalongo had a bunt single, moving Presto to second base before Mulligan delivered her double.

Montville (13-11) scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth on back-to-back RBI base hits by Megan Patierno and Presto to take a 3-1 lead.

Winning pitcher Jessica Shalongo struck out nine and gave up four hits. Kelsey O'Connor had two hits, including a double, for Sparta (12-11).

Whippany Park 1, Chatham 0

Jenn Sanislo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Wildcats to victory over Thursday, May 17.

Bunt singles by Alexa Cozzarelli, Courtney Simon and Sam Mellea filled the bases. Chatham then got a forceout at home before Sanislo was struck by the pitch.

Mellea rapped out three hits for Whippany Park (22-1). Sanislo had a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the Wildcats.

Kendall Davies, Jenna Ioffredo and McCall Moore had hits for Chatham (18-4). 

Morris Knolls 5, Morris Hills 0

Madi Housel doubled, scored twice and drove in a run to help Morris Knolls shut out sister school Morris Hills on Thursday, May 17.

Tori Clarke added a hit, scored a run and knocked in a run for the Golden Eagles (19-7).

Ashley Lesch got her 10th win. Lesch, a sophomore, struck out six, walked one and surrendered five hits. Stacey Abasto was 2 for 3 with a double for Morris Hills (12-14).

Jefferson 13, Vernon 4

The Falcons pounded out 14 hits, three by Sandra Federocko and two apiece by Katie Lisa, Anna Carlson and Amanda Gerritsen, on the way to a win over Vernon on Thursday, May 17.

Federocko finished with three RBIs while Carlson drove in two. Federocko and Kaitlin Ventrice had doubles.

Amanda Del Grosso went six innings, striking out five and giving up two hits, for Jefferson (16-6). Vernon's two hits came off the bats of Candace Morales-Wilde and Kirsten Kreutzer.

Butler 3, Kinnelon 0

The Bulldogs, buoyed by Kayla Logan's five-hitter, blanked the Colts on Thursday, May 17.

Logan went the distance, striking out seven and walking two for Butler (8-14).

Lindsey Walden and Zoraida Kareivas had RBIs for the winners. Kathryn Waldrop had a pair of hits for the Colts.

Roxbury 8, Morris Catholic 0

Junior center fielder Holly Arentowicz singled three times and homered and drove in five runs for the Gaels (12-8) on Thursday, May 17.

Allison Snyder, Michelle Bacchetta and Dana Brady also had RBIs for Roxbury. Brady went 3 for 3.

Ashtin Helmer, a senior lefty, registered the pitching victory with a six-hitter and 13 strikeouts. Cara Napolitano went 3 for 4 for Morris Catholic (6-16). 

Boonton 6, Villa Walsh 5

A throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning enabled Boonton to trim Villa Walsh on Wednesday, May 16.

Catcher Kelly Whritenour had a one-run double in the eighth and was replaced by pinch runner Karen Klemans. Klemans scored the winning run on Mackenzie Thompson's single and the errant throw.

Anna Lee Smith had three hits and five stolen bases for the Bombers. Kim Cacciabeve added two hits and stole three bases.

Pitcher Kylie Morgan picked up her 16th win of the season and had a single.

Morris Knolls 5, Roxbury 2

Tori Clarke, a senior shortstop, singled, doubled, scored and had an RBI to propel the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, May 16.

Whitney Ellenberg had an RBI and a double for Morris Knolls (18-7). Kiki Baldassari (hit, two runs scored) and Kim Felix (hit, RBI) were additional offensive standouts.

Felix earned the decision with a 10-strikeout, two-walk effort. She gave up five hits. Allison Snyder hit a solo home run for Roxbury in the sixth inning.

Wayne Hills 10, Kinnelon 2

Melanie Cieucich had two hits and three RBIs and Brianna Hulbert chipped in with a double and two RBIs to spark Wayne Hills (11-13).

Kinnelon (12-9) received two hits and an RBI from Morgan Browning. Alyssa Schwed and Katie Veltri had RBIs for the Colts.

Cieucich held Kinnelon to six hits. She struck out five and walked one. 

Morris Knolls 14, Mendham 4

Whitney Ellenberg, a senior third baseman, went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs and Gina Nappi contributed three hits, including a double, and had three RBIs for Morris Knolls when it defeated Mendham on Monday, May 14.

Ellenberg's two-run homer was in the three-run first inning and was her seventh this season.

Tori Clarke doubled twice, walked twice, scored four runs and had an RBI. Ashley Lesch got the win, pitching a four-hitter, striking out five and walking one for the Golden Eagles (17-7).

Dimitria Spathakis doubled for Mendham (10-10).

Roxbury 11, Parsippany Hills 0

Ashtin Helmer went the distance, allowing one hit, when the Gaels shut out Parsippany Hills on Monday, May 14.

Helmer, a senior left-hander, struck out six and walked two. She helped her cause with two hits, one of them a triple, and knocked in three runs. Ally Snyder had three hits and drove in a run for Roxbury (11-8).

Alex Krisiewicz was the only Vikings player to break through against Helmer.

Whippany Park 7, Boonton 2

Senior catcher Brianna Cetrulo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Courtney Simon had two RBIs to highlight the Wildcats' victory over Boonton on Monday, May 14.

Sara Boyadjis added two hits for Whippany Park, which improved its record to 21-1. Boyadjis, Ashley Belott and Alexa Cozzarelli knockd in the other runs for the Wildcats.

Junior righty Jenn Sanislo picked up the pitching win with a three-hitter. She struck out eight and walked two.

Boonton's hits came off the bats of Kylie Morgan, Sara Marini and Kelly Whritenour.

Jefferson 4, Montville 2

Anna Carlson and Sandra Federocko had two hits and a RBI apiece to lead the Falcons past Montville on Saturday, May 12.

Carlson doubled and homered for Jefferson (15-6). Amanda Gerritsen drove in a run for the winners.

The pitching decision went to Melissa Jurkiewicz, who surrendered five hits. She struck out nine and walked one. Sam Booth went 3 for 4 for the Mustangs (11-11).

Boonton 11, Morris Tech 3

Amanda Nardone and Anne Lee Smith had three hits each to pace Boonton on Saturday, May 12.

Kylie Morgan, Karena Noce, Mackenzie Thompson and Kim Cacciabeve had two hits apiece for the Bombers, now 15-4.

Whippany Park 10, Butler 0

Jenn Sanislo, a junior right-hander, pitched a perfect game, her third of the season, to fuel the Wildcats on Saturday, May 12.

Offensive standouts for Whippany Park were Taylor Trifiolis, Hannah Mucerino and Ashley Belott, who drove in two runs apiece. Two of Mucerino's three hits were doubles. 

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