Freshman left-hander Emma Corbett allowed an earned run on five hits, striking out 10 and walking five as the Gill St. Bernard’s High School softball team parlayed a three-run first inning Monday to claim a 4-3 opening-day victory over Pingry.
The Knights scored three unearned runs in the first inning before adding another unearned run in the fifth.
Katie Marino struck out 18 and walked one, allowing no earned runs on three hits for Pingry, which was plagued by three errors. Marino also reached base three times, doubling in the seventh inning, while teammate Becca Hoyt went 2-for-4 with a double.
Somerville 8, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2: Junior Amanda Carisone struck out 12, walked none, and allowed one earned run on two hits to spark Somerville (1-0). Carison also went 4-for-4 with two triples, two runs, and an RBI while Jenna Schwartz went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI for the Pioneers. Colleen Murphy weny 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI in the win.
Montgomery 10, Delaware Valley 0 (5 Inn.): Amanda Bolt went 2-for-3 with four RBI while Erin Ender and Ashlyn Parise also had two-hit days to power Montgomery (1-0). Winning pitcher Emily Case threw a two-hit shutout while driving in two runs, as the Cougars put up eight runs in the fifth inning. Shannon Croasdale went 2-for-2 with a triple to record the only two Delaware Valley hits.
Bridgewater-Raritan 11, Roselle Park 2: Nicole Braun went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and five RBI to lift Bridgewater-Raritan (1-0). Nikki Thomas went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, Jordan Stephenson went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Alyssa Myrnyj went 3-for-3 with a double as the Panthers had 11 hits as a team. Lauren Gorski allowed one earned run on six hits for the win.
Watchung Hills 9, Mendham 1: Junior Jess Gaeta allowed one run on five hits while striking out eight to lift Watchung Hills (1-0). Meghan Kovac collected three hits, including a double and a triple, while scoring three runs and driving in a pair for the Warriors. Dana Mertz homered with three RBI and Gina Priore also tripled and scored two runs in the win.
Bernards 11, North Plainfield 9: Emily Dean singled with the base loaded in the top of the seventh, and an ensuing three-base error cleared the bases, as Bernards rallied from a two-run deficit to claim the opening-day victory. Amy Mueller finished 2-for-4 with a home run to lead the Mountaineers. Victoria Eppler paced North Plainfield with two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. Kendra Egbert added three hits and two runs for the Canucks.
Cardinal McCarrick 9, Middlesex 2: Jessica Kennick doubled in two runs for Middlesex (0-1) in the sixth inning.
11, Bound Brook 1: Nicole Camelo singled in Alicia Gianotti in the third inning with Bound Brook’s lone run.
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