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Montville’s Softball Team Moves to the Next Round of the Morris County Tournament

The Lady Mustang's post-game team photo after their win against Whippany Park in the first round of the Morris County Tournament. Credits: Hope White
Montville's shortstop Megan Patierno throws to first for the out in the top of the first inning against Whippany Park in the first round of the Morris County Tournament. Credits: Hope White
Montville's pitcher Jessica Shalongo and first baseman Brittany Presto in the top of the first inning in the game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville senior shortstop Megan Patierno makes the out at second in the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
In the steady rain, senior catcher Tami Lake awaits the next hit in the second inning of Montville's Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville senior Brittany Presto rounds second base through the steady rain in the first round Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville junior Sam Booth on base after her two-run double in the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville senior pitcher Jessica Shalongo throws to Brittany Presto for the out at first during the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville junior second baseman Jade Tungul at bat during the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville junior Sam Booth at bat during the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville junior Rachel Inglesino ready for the next play at third base during the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White
Montville junior second baseman Jade Tungul makes the last out at first during the Morris County Tournament game against Whippany Park. Credits: Hope White

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville defeated Whippany Park 6-0 in its first round game of the Morris County Tournament on Tuesday.

Montville’s pitcher Jessica Shalongo had a solid performance throughout the game tallying seven strike-outs.

“We came into this game with confidence,” Shalongo said. “We knew our bats had to work for us today.  I’m proud of everyone for coming back from yesterday’s loss (against High Point) and working hard for the win.”

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After two scoreless innings, Montville rallied in the bottom of the second bringing in three runs with the help of a two-run double by Sam Booth. The highlight of the third inning was Jade Tungul’s two-run homerun.

“It was a very good team win today,” Coach John Immediato said.  “Last year we lost to Whippany Park in the County finals. This was a good way to respond to that loss.”

The Lady Mustangs play Chatham in the quarter-final round of the Morris County Tournament at home on Saturday, April 26 at noon.

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