SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Immaculata defeats Christian Brothers (NY) in boys lacrosse

SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Immaculata defeats Christian Brothers (NY) in boys lacrosse

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SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Immaculata defeats Christian Brothers (NY) in boys lacrosse

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John Madaras scored four goals and Griffin Vanderbeek found the back of the net three times on Sunday afternoon to lead the Immaculata High School boys lacrosse team to a 13-5 victory over Christian Brothers (NY) in Albany, N.Y.

Connor Vanderbeek scored two goals, added an assist and picked up eight ground balls, while Jacob Vanleen notched one goal and two assists for the Spartans (7-3).

Chandler Vanderbeek posted one goal, one assist and 12 ground balls and Mark Swintek finished with one goal and one assists after missing several games due to injury.

Joe Riccadona turned aside 12 shots for Immaculata, which jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter. The Spartans have won four in a row.

St. Joseph 13, Bishop Guertin 5: Senior Dom Morelli scored four goals and dished out three assists while junior Kyle Stenberg notched two goals and one assist as St. Joseph fell to Bishop Guertin, one of the top teams in New Hampshire, 13-9 on Sunday afternoon in Metuchen.

Dom St. Laurant netted five goals to lead Bishop Guertin. It defeated the Falcons last season 14-6, and lost to them 11-3 in 2011.

St. Joseph, which visits Mountain Lakes Wednesday, is now 4-5.

In baseball

Westfield 9, Union 4: Chris Arena went 1-for-4 with a three-run double and Michael Ionta went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run to pace Westfield (5-6). The Blue Devils scored eight first-inning runs before winning pitcher Kevin Galasso even took the hill. Galasso went the distance and his line read three earned runs, nine hits, one walk and six strikeouts.

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In baseball

Bridgewater-Raritan 3, West Morris 1: Panthers junior right-hander Drew Petillo worked in and out of trouble for a complete-game victory and moved to 3-0. Petillo scattered seven hits and walked four but surrendered just one earned run and struck out seven and stranded nine base runners as Bridgewater-Raritan, No. 7-ranked in the Courier News Top 10, improved to 7-3.

West Morris (4-6) plated a run in the top half of the first inning, but the Panthers (7-5) scored one run in each of the second, third and fifth innings. Junior catcher Josh Jankowski and junior first baseman Glen Boehme delivered RBI singles and Matt Koskinen doubled for Bridgewater-Raritan which managed only five hits.

Andrew Politi (1-2) was the hard-luck loser for the Wildcats. He tossed six innings of five-hit ball and was staked with two earned runs while walking two and striking out nine. William Sullivan went 2-for-3 with a run and Michael Feula finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in defeat.

South Plainfield 3, A.L. Johnson 2 (8 inn): Justin Marks went 2-for-3 with a double and Jeff Pellegrino reached base twice and scored twice as South Plainfield staved off ALJ in the GMC/Union County Autism Awareness Challenge at North Brunswick Community Park.

Pellegrino picked up the win in relief, tossing two scoreless innings while fanning two. Tigers starter Kyle Dickerson went six innings and allowed two earned run on six hits, walked two and struck out six.

Mike Boulanger was the hard-luck loser for ALJ. He surrendered one earned run over four hits and struck out 13.

Union Catholic 8, Woodbridge 2: Ryan Kahn picked up his third victory of the season with a stellar five-inning outing for Union Catholic (8-2) in the GMC/Union County Autism Awareness Challenge at North Brunswick Community Park.

Kahn allowed one run on two hits with 10 strikeouts and four walks. Mike D’Antico went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run for the Vikings. TJ Harnett was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs and Brian Cautillo was 3-for-4 with a run in the victory. Woodbridge is 5-6.

Westfield 9, Union 4: Chris Arena went 1-for-4 with a three-run double and Michael Ionta went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run to pace Westfield (5-6). The Blue Devils scored eight first-inning runs before winning pitcher Kevin Galasso even took the hill. Galasso went the distance and his line read three earned runs, nine hits, one walk and six strikeouts.

Elizabeth 10, Edison 0 (5 inn): Martin Taveras went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run and Julian Tirso scored twice for Elizabeth in the GMC/Union County Autism Awareness Challenge at North Brunswick Community Park. Edison is 3-5.

In softball

East Brunswick 15, Lawrenceville 5: East Brunswick (9-1) hit six home runs and freshman Kayleigh Dwyer earned her first varsity victory as the Bears rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat Lawrenceville in the opening round of the Nottingham Northstar Classic.

Tori Zaccaria clubbed two homers and Meagan Costello blasted a walkoff grand slam for East Brunswick. Ashli Venokur, Samantha Smalley and Gabrielle Kelliher also homered for the Bears. Dwyer struck out seven in six innings of work.

Montgomery 6, East Brunswick 4: Berna McCormick smashed a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and Demetria Kitrinos struck an RBI single in the fifth as Montgomery defeated East Brunswick, 6-4, in the championship game of the Nottingham Northstar Classic.

Montgomery’s first five batters of the game reached base as the Cougars quickly erased a 1-0 deficit and took a 3-1 lead into the second.

East Brunswick (9-2) rallied to take the lead in the fifth, as Gabrielle Kelliher’s two-run double and Lauren Assennata’s RBI single put the Bears back on top 4-3.

Montgomery answered in the bottom of the frame, rallying for three runs with two coming on bases-loaded walks. Courgars hurler Emily Case struck out four in the victory as Montgomery improved to 3-8.

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