North Hunterdon 4, Montgomery 0: Angie Slusar fired a six-hit shutout, walked three and struck out three as the North Hunterdon High School softball team claimed first place in the Skyland Conference Raritan Division with a 4-0 victory over previously undefeated Montgomery. Slusar also chipped in a single and two RBIs for the Lions (4-2), who also got a homer from Melissa Meiners and an RBI single by Isabella Many. Kira Ferraiolo went 3-for-3 with a double for the Cougars (4-1).
Watchung Hills 9, Immaculata 7: Annie Suitovsky went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Gina Priore posted three hits, three runs and two RBIs as Watchung Hills won a back-and-forth affair and key Skyland Conference Delaware Division and Somerset County game. Freshman Robin McCabe picked up her first varsity victory for the Warriors (5-2), tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Fran Torraca notched three hits and Alanna Pearson blasted a two-run homer for Immaculata (1-3) in a game that featured six lead changes.
Hillsborough 9, Bridgewater-Raritan 5: Grace Cofino’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning proved the game-winner, as Hillsborough struck for eight runs in the frame and rallied to stay undefeated. Jess Santelli finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, while Taryn Grober, Arielle Couso and Carly Vadinsky also drove in runs during the outburst for the Raiders (7-0). Megan Zinn posted three hits, including a double, and scored two runs for Bridgewater-Raritan (4-2). Deanna Centi went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Panthers, who led 5-0 before Hillsborough got a run in the bottom of the second.
Mount St. Mary 8, South Hunterdon 3: Andrea Sanders went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead Mount St. Mary. Madison Bury doubled and scored a run for the Mount Lions (3-2). Giovanna Rubino, Kendall Storcella and Taylor Farlee each singled and knocked in a run for South Hunterdon (0-3).
Delaware Valley 7, Hamilton West 6: Rebecca Reichert delivered a one-out, bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the seventh inning as Delaware Valley scored all its runs on the final two innings to complete an epic rally. The Terriers trailed 6-0 headed to the bottom of the sixth before scoring four runs – with Reichert contributing an RBI single — and adding three more in the seventh to win it. Ashley Britt finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Justina Walck added two hits and an RBI for Delaware Valley (4-2).
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 11, Brearely 8: Kyra Lockhart went 5-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs and Danielle Scheu added three hits, three runs and two RBIs for Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Jessica O’Neill chipped in two hits and two RBIs for the Raiders (3-3).
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Phillipsburg 6, Franklin 5 (9 innings): Amanda Jordan finished 2-for-4 with a double, run and RBI and Sarah Smith posted two hits, a run and an RBI, but Franklin fell in nine innings. Emily Riha added two hits, including a double, and scored a run for the Warriors (2-4), who led 5-0 headed to the bottom of the fourth innings. Smith allowed just one earned run and struck out 12.
Gill St. Bernard’s 20, Rutgers Prep 0 (3 innings): Emma Corbett and Maddie Bedrock combined on the three-inning no-hitter for Gill St. Bernard’s.
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