DENVILLE, NJ - Having run their season record up to 21-5, the Morris Knolls Lady Golden Eagles headed into the state tournament as a number two seed. They continued their dominant play, burying their first two opponents by a combined 22-2 score, and upping their record to 23-5.
Taking on Bergen Tech in the first round, the Eagles came out strong, crossing four runs over home plate in just the first inning.
Casey Coleman had a two RBI single, and Marisa Maioran had a two RBI triple to highlight the inning. Overall, the girls bats came alive to the tune of 11 hits and ten runs, as they won the game by a score of 10-0. Junior Brooke Wiarda pitched fantastically, holding Bergen Tech to two hits and striking out six. Also contributing to the runs for Morris Knolls were senior Kasey Felix who hit a three run homer.
The Lady Eagles then faced North Bergen in the second round of the state tournament. Knolls racked up 12 runs to secure a win over North Bergen by a final score of 12-2. Seniors Marina Castelluzzo and Casey Coleman both contributed by scoring 2 runs each, as nine players in total crossed the plate. Morris Knolls High School junior Brooke Wiarda pitched a fantastic game, closing out the game with five innings pitched and allowing only one hit.
Emilee Stone had a standout day, going 2-for3 with two doubles and three RBI. Knolls compiled 13 hits on the day. Casey Coleman also had a two RBI single and scored two runs herself.
The Lady Eagles will take on Hackensack High School on May 26 at 4:00 p.m. at home in the Semi Final round.