FLEMINGTON, NJ -- Trailing by seven runs at one point, the Ridge softball team rallied for the tying run in the bottom of the seventh, then needed two runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 10-9 victory over Phillipsburg in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament at Diamond Nation.

Alexis Soulias went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored and Allegra Decandia went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI for Ridge (15-6), which trailed, 7-0, going to the bottom of the fifth. The Red Devils scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game, 7-7, but they also trailed, 8-7, going to the bottom of the seventh, then 9-8 going to the bottom of the eighth.

Winning pitcher Mia Robb went 3-for-3 with a run scored and Allie Martine hit a two-run single for Ridge.