BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Lady Highlanders managed only four hits against Watchung Regional in a 7-0 loss to the Lady Warriors on Monday afternoon at home. Two of those hits went to the first two batters, Jamie Belfer and Taylor Hendrzak, who was three-for-four at the plate.
Watchung Regional pitcher Robin McCabe retired 21 of the last 27 batters she faced striking out 10 and walking one allowing only four hits.
The Warriors broke out with six runs off six hits in the fifth inning by Tina Zoppi (2 runs scored, 2 hits), Annie Suitovsky (1 run scored, 2 hits), Gina Priore (2 RBIs, 1 run scored, 2 hits), Nicole Carroccia (fifth inning triple, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored, 1 hit), Gianna Aprile (1 run scored, 1 hit), Genna Cicchetti (1 run scored) and Kayla Schink (fifth inning double, 1 RBI, 2 hits).
Belfer pitched for five innings allowing seven runs off of 11 hits and struck out four. Alanna Namit closed out the game retiring the last six batters, striking out two.
The Lady Highlanders travel to Elizabeth on Tuesday, play host to Bridgewater-Raritan on Wednesday, and will face Cranford on Saturday in the Union County Tournament Championship game at Kean University at 2 p.m.