Freshman Kathryn Marino allowed no earned runs on five hits, walked two and struck out 19 Wednesday to lead The Pingry School softball team to a 3-2 victory over Mount St. Mary.
The Mount Lions (1-1) led 2-1 heading into the sixth inning, but an RBI double from Becca Hoyt tied the game, before an RBI single by Jaime Ferns gave the Big Blue (1-1) the lead for good.
Martino finished 2-for-2 at the plate, including a homer and two runs scored.
South Hunterdon 10, Bernards 8: Jessica MacGregor homered and knocked in three runs and Amber Day added three hits and a run and two RBI, as South Hunterdon used a six-run sixth inning to improve to 1-1. Amy Mueller picked up two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs for Bernards (1-1).
South Plainfield 15, Perth Amboy 0: Haley Hlavka collected three hits and knocked in four runs, and Rebecca Eustice chipped in three RBI to pace South Plainfield (2-0).
Pope John 12, North Hunterdon 2: Kayla Parker and Carly Severini each hit solo home runs for North Hunterdon (1-1).
Somerset Tech 19, Roselle 2: Maggie Hlavaty went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI as Somerset Tech got its season started in dominant fashion. Giannie Cintron added three hits and two RBIs for the Runnin’ Jags.
Middlesex 17, Dunellen 4: Salina Pellios homered and knocked in three runs and Jessica Rider also smacked a home run to lead Middlesex (1-1). Zhana Bilal and Emily Cody each knocked in two runs for Dunellen (0-2).
South Amboy 17, Piscataway Tech 4 (4 innings): Emily Trzeciak drove in three runs and scored four times, leading South Amboy (2-0). Piscataway Tech is 0-1.
Bound Brook 4, North Plainfield 1: Charli Filmore struck out 10 in seven innings and Megan Esposito went 2-for-3 and knocked in a run for Bound Brook (1-1). Jennifer Nunez doubled for North Plainfield (0-2).
Belvidere 9, Gill St. Bernard’s 8 (8 innings): Junior Caroline Roch went 3-for-5 with a walk, a homer and three RBIs but Gill St. Bernard’s lost a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh before the County Seaters scored the winner in the eighth.