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Morris Knolls defeats Sparta

Morris Knolls rode the one-hit pitching of Ashley Lesch to a 3-0 victory over Sparta on Friday, April 25.

Lesch, a senior righty, struck out nine and walked four. The Golden Eagles (13-2) did all of their scoring in the sixth and seventh innings.

Kim Puccio had four strikeouts for the Spartans (8-6).

Hanover Park 10, Parsippany 9

Madeline McLaughlin had four hits and knocked in five runs to highlight the Hornets' win over Parsippany on Friday, April 25.

McLaughlin tripled and scored twice. Nicole Petrovich and Alex Cosenzo had two hits apiece for Hanover Park (4-8).

Victoria Rossi had three hits for the Red Hawks (4-8).

Morris Hills 9, Kinnelon 5

Morris Hills had several offensive standouts when it defeated Kinnelon on Friday, April 25.

Jackie Saggese (two hits), Ashley Ferrante (double) and Lauren Sonnenberg (RBI) paced the attack.

Ana Maroldi drove in a pair of runs with a double for Kinnelon.

Montville 14, Morris Hills 5

Megan Patierno joined Sam Booth in the 100-hit club, stroking four hits, including a double, and driving in five runs in Montville's win over Morris Hills on Thursday, April 24.

Booth also had four hits, one of them a double, for the Mustangs. She drove in two runs. Rachel Inglesino added three hits and knocked in two runs for Montville, now 9-4.

The Scarlet Knights (7-7) were paced by Ashley Ferrante (2 for 4, RBI).

Pope John 2, Sparta 0

Izzy Hilling's two-out single in the top of the 11th inning knocked in the game's only runs and boosted Pope John to a 2-0 victory over Sparta on Wednesday, April 23.

Hilling also was the winning pitcher for the Lions (7-3). She struck out nine, walked four and gave up nine hits. Kim Puccio absorbed the loss despite yielding four hits and amassing 16 strikeouts.

Sparta's record is 7-5. 

Jefferson 8, West Morris 6

Claudia Tietz went 3 for 4, including a home run, and knocked in three runs and Dianna Gatto singled, homered and drove in four runs to spark Jefferson to victory over West Morris on Wednesday, April 23.

Kayla Weber, who had two hits, drove in the Falcons' other run. Top hitters for West Morris (6-4) were Olivia Veno (2 for 3, 2 RBIs) and Rebekah Katz and Gina Falzarano (2 for 4).

Isabel Seise allowed eight hits and struck out three to gain the pitching victory.

Roxbury 8, Chatham 1

The Gaels, behind Frankie Formisano's three hits and four RBIs, posted a victory over the Cougars on Wednesday, April 23.

Katlyn Lloyd had two RBIs. Amber Campbell and Lexi Rinaldi also drove in runs for Roxbury (9-2). Sammi Darling was the winning pitcher. She pitched a four-hitter, striking out four.

Charlotte Zukauckas had two hits for the Cougars (6-6).

Hanover Park 20, Dover 0

Nicole Petrovich, Alex Cosenzo and Nikkiann Giaimo had three RBIs apiece for the Hornets when they defeated Dover on Wednesday, April 23.

Petrovich, Cosenzo, Giaimo and Nicole Brokaw had three hits apiece for Hanover Park (3-8). Mogavero and Petrovich tripled.

Annie Sienrukos struck out two batters in three innings.

Randolph 6, West Morris 2

Kelly O'Neill turned in a fine all-around effort, pitching a three-hitter and knocking in three runs for 11th-seeded Randolph in an upset of No. 6 West Morris in Morris County Tournament first-round play on Tuesday, April 22.

O'Neill, a junior, had three hits and homered for the Rams. Rachel Fennell and Lauren Mastropierro had two hits apiece for Randolph. Fennell finished with two RBIs.

Randolph moves into the quarterfinals, where it will meet the winner of Pequannock/Morristown.

Chatham 7, Jefferson 6

Chatham, buoyed by Candace DeVito's 3-for-3 effort and three RBIs, ousted fourth-seeded Jefferson from the MCT in a first-round game on Tuesday, April 22.

DeVito homered for the No. 20 Cougars, who moved above the .500 level to 6-5. Also playing a large role in the 12-hit attack was Isabel Chin (two singles, triple, RBI) and Bonnie Kennedy (2 for 4). Susie Wolsch yielded eight hits and struck out two to earn the pitching victory.

Isabel Seise slugged a homer and finished with three RBIs for Jefferson, now 8-6. Claudia Tietz had a two-run triple. Chatham will face fifth-seeded Montville in the quarterfinals.

Morris Knolls 5, Parsippany Hills 1

The Golden Eagles (11-2) pulled ahead 2-1 in the third inning on Mia Baldassari's RBI triple and a bases-loaded walk and went on to defeat 18th-seeded Parsippany Hills in this MCT first-round game on Tuesday, April 22.

Second-seeded Morris Knolls, which will face seventh-seeded Roxbury in the quarterfinals, tacked on three more runs in the fifth inning. Alyssa Stango had a sacrifice fly and Maggie Shaw drove in a run with a base hit. Parsippany Hills (3-6) got its run on Erica Ruja's first-inning sacrifice fly.

Winning pitcher Ashley Lesch (four-hitter, 9 Ks, 1 BB) and the Golden Eagles will play seventh-seeded Roxbury in the quarterfinals.

Mount Olive 6, Pope John 4

Jaime Stefani homered twice and drove in six runs to pace the Marauders in a night game on Monday, April 21.

Stefani went the distance as well in the circle, striking out seven.

Meghan Masotti and Danielle Anton had two hits apiece for Mount Olive.

Butler 2, Mendham 0

The top-seeded Bulldogs rode Larissa Spellman's one-hit, complete-game shutout into the MCT quarterfinals.

Spellman, a sophomore right-hander, struck out 11 and walked two for the Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 22. Spellman helped herself with a double. Aleks Apkarian doubled and knocked in two runs for Butler (10-1).

Morristown (4-6) received its one hit from Genny Madarasz had a hit. The Bulldogs will clash with No. 8 Madison in the quarterfinal round.

Montville 6, Whippany Park 0

The fifth-seeded Mustangs, paced by Jessica Shalongo's four-hitter and the hitting of Sam Booth and Jade Tungul, gained a berth in the MCT quarterfinals with a win over the No. 12 Wildcats on Tuesday, April 22.

Shalongo registered seven strikeouts and walked two and picked up the complete-game victory for Montville (7-4). Booth drove in two runs and Tungul blasted a two-run homer and scored three times. Tami Lake contributed two hits and an RBI and Cayleigh Aslanian had two hits for the winners.

Whippany Park's top hitter was Jamie Rehus, who went 2 for 3. The Mustangs will play host to Chatham in the MCT quarterfinals.

Jefferson 3, Sparta 2

Kayla Weber and Lauren Gutowski had two hits apiece and Amanda Delfino, Dianna Gatto and Isable Seise had RBIs when Jefferson trimmed Sparta on Monday, April 21.

Weber had the game's only extra base hit, a double. Winning pitcher Gabby Puglis went the first five innings, giving up three hits and striking out five for the Falcons (8-5). Melissa Jurkiewicz returned after an injury and threw the last two innings.

Sparta (7-4) received three hits from Alex Heim. Losing pitcher Kim Puccio scattered seven hits, struck out nine and walked none.

Morris Knolls 6, Livingston 4

The Golden Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and pulled out a win over the Lancers on Monday, April 21.

Mia Baldassari (2 for 2, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored) had a two-run base hit in the inning and Sami Caby drove in a run with a single. The other run crossed the plate on an error.

Morris Knolls (10-2) scored twice in the first inning on Madi Housel's triple.

West Morris 3, Whippany Park 2

West Morris scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the third inning on Kat Spilman's infield hit and Lizzie Raguseo's sacrifice fly.

The Wildcats gained a 2-0 lead in the first inning of this game on Monday, April 21 on Jamie Rehus' RBI base hit and an error. The Wolfpack made it 2-1 when Allie McCourt scored on an error.

Nicole Frank was the winning pitcher for West Morris. She struck out seven.

Chatham 8, Villa Walsh 1

The Cougars evened their record at 5-5 as Liz Silveira doubled twice and knocked in three runs on Monday, April 21.

Shea Matta drove in a run with a base hit in support of Susie Wolsch, who allowed seven hits and notched six strikeouts.

Annie McCluskey had three hits and knocked in Villa Walsh's run.

Morris Tech 4, Kinnelon 0

Jillian Marchione stood out in Morris Tech's win over Kinnelon on Monday, April 21.

Marchione pitched a six-hitter and had four strikeouts. She spurred the Devils' seven-hit attack with a pair of hits and RBI.

The Colts' Erica Fromkin finished with two hits, including a double. Kinnelon is 4-7. Morris Tech improved to 4-3.

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