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Landry no-hitter powers Cougars

For the second time in two days, Parsippany prevailed under tense circumstances, edging Madison, 6-5, on Thursday, April 29.

Meg Leitner's base hit knocked in the decisive run for the Red Hawks, now 13-5, in the seventh inning. Luisa Barone, who scored the winning run, had three hits and stole two bases.

Caitlin Brennan gave up five hits and struck out two. She helped herself by driving in two runs. Mitra Sharif slugged a three-run homer for the Dodgers.

Pequannock 4, Ramsey 1

Juliette Davis had three hits and finished with two RBIs to spark the Golden Panthers on Thursday, April 29.

Taylor Van Sant and Jonnalyn McClain added two hits apiece. Van Sant doubled.

Winning pitcher Hannah Brizek gave up four hits, struck out two and walked one.

Jefferson 9, Hackettstown 1

Dianna Gatto and Cassie Wojcik collected two RBI each for the Falcons.

Whippany Park 5, Morris Catholic 4

Ashley LoBell tossed seven innings and allowed only two earned runs and collected her 100th career hit.

Montville 17, Morris Hills 0

Izzy Bressman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI to lead Montville. Jordan Strickland tossed five innings and only allowed one hit.

MCT first round

Junior right-hander Melissa Landry had a no-hitter and her teammates backed her with 13 hits when third-seeded Chatham defeated 14th-seeded Morris Catholic in Morris County Tournament first-round play on Wednesday, April 27.

Landry finished with seven strikeouts and one walk. Bonnie Kennedy, Anna Lengner, Hallie Pellegrin and Julia Piness had two hits each for Chatham (12-2). Caroline Viscovich doubled and knocked in two runs. Kennedy also doubled and Piness stole two bases.

Errors and a hit batsman enabled Morris Catholic to score a run in the first inning. 

Morristown 4, Mount Olive 1

The 20th-seeded Colonials, behind the hitting of Ada Paterson and Meghan Acampora and the pitching of Jenna Stiesi, registered an upset of fourth-seeded Mount Olive in a MCT first-round game on Wednesday, April 27.

Ada Paterson had three hits, including a double, and Acampora singled, doubled and knocked in a run for Morristown (4-7). Other RBIs were by Vicki Kapp, Lindsey Steisi and Kaelli Zacchini.

Stiesi picked up the pitching win by allowing only four hits.

Butler 2, Madison 1

First baseman Kellie Faber doubled in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in the winning run and lift the Bulldogs over Madison in this MCT game on Wednesday, April 27.

Taylor Russnak, who walked, scored the decisive run for top-seeded and defending champion Butler (13-2). Kayla Carr and Larissa Spellman had Butler's other hits. Allie DePuyt had the other RBI.

Spellman, the winning pitcher, struck out 18 and was nicked for two hits. Taylor Camp and Alyssa DeBiasse had hits for the 17th-seeded Dodgers.

Pequannock 4, Mendham 3

Dana Scilleri's base hit snapped a 3-3 deadlock in the bottom of the seventh inning for seventh-seeded Pequannock in this MCT first-round game on Wednesday, April 27.

Top hitters for the Golden Panthers were Juliette Davis (2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBIs) and Taylor Van Sant (3 for 4, 2 2Bs). Hannah Brizek, the winning pitcher, limited Mendham to five hits and struck out three.

Gabby Donofrio and Emily Laird knocked in the runs for the No. 10 Minutemen. Courtney Gionco had two hits.

Jefferson 6, Randolph 4

The second-seeded Falcons rode a 10-hit attack led by Dianna Gatto and Carly Wurster to a MCT first-round win over the Rams on Wednesday, April 27.

Gatto had two hits and drove in three runs for the Falcons (13-1). Wurster had two hits and an RBI. Katie DeBell also had a pair of hits. Morgan Carr and Alexa Pettit combined for a five-hitter.

The Rams' Emily Levitt knocked in four runs.

Regular season

Parsippany 6, Hanover Park 5

The Red Hawks won for the seventh time in eight games when Alivia Mercuro belted a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday, April 27.

Hanover Park pulled in front, 5-4, on Nicole Petrovich's homer in the top half of the seventh. The Hornets' Alex Cosenzo also homered in the game and went 3 for 4.

Parsippany (12-5) received two hits from Mercuro and two hits and two RBIs from Luisa Barone. Caitlin Brennan went the distance for the Red Hawks, striking out three and walking three.

Hanover Park 9, Morristown-Beard 1

Alex Cosenzo homered twice and knocked in four runs to pace Hanover Park to victory over Morristown-Beard in Morris County Tournament first-round action on Monday, April 25.

Cosenzo, a senior third baseman, had three hits and surpassed 100 career hits in the game. Nicole Petrovich had a base hit and doubled for the Hornets (11-1). 

Sophia Gallant had an RBI for Morristown-Beard (7-5).

Parsippany 6, Kinnelon 0

The ninth-seeded Red Hawks avenged an earlier-season loss to Kinnelon with a shutout win in a MCT first-round game on Monday, April 25.

Alivia Mercuro (2 for 3, RBI) and Sarah Waffenfeld (2 RBIs) paced Parsippany's attack. Winning pitcher Caitlin Brennan went the distance, allowing five hits and striking out six.

Marissa Jacobia had two hits for the Colts.

Mount Olive 9, Vernon 5

Alyssa Borozan and Haley LeBoeuf each went 3 for 4 with a home run to pace Mount Olive on Monday, April 25.

Borozan knocked in a pair of runs and LeBoeuf finished with three RBIs for the Marauders (10-4). Erica Manfredo also had three hits for the winners.

Rachel Jeska picked up the pitching win with a two-strikeout, one-walk effort.

Whippany Park 14, Roxbury 0 (5 inn.)

The Wildcats, who exploded for 14 hits, had an 11-run first inning on the way to blanking the Gaels and ending a three-game losing streak on Monday, April 25.

Ashley LoBell gave up three hits and got the pitching win for Whippany Park (6-6). Four Whippany Park players - Olivia Cashen, Catie Ferullo, Jessica Klein and LoBell - had two hits and two RBIs each.

Roxbury's hits came off the bats of Vanessa Dash, Emily Song and Gina Formisano.

Jefferson 10, Lenape Valley 3 

Alexa Pettit's five-hitter and the hitting of Aly Hine propelled the Falcons on Monday, April 25.

Pettit, a sophomore righty, struck out eight and walked three. Hine rapped out three hits and knocked in two runs for the Falcons.

Nicole Vassallo and Cassie Wojcik each went 2 for 3. Vassallo had one RBI and Wojcik had two.

Montville 7, Morristown 3

Izzy Bressman and Ali Temple were among the offensive standouts when the Mustangs defeated Morristown on Monday, April 25.

Bressman and Temple ended with two RBIs each. Kelly Dodgson contributed two hits as did Jaclyn Monaco. Jordan Strickland added three hits. Monaco earned the win in the circle, striking out two and yielding six hits.

Vicki Kapp had two hits for the Colonials.

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