DENVILLE, NJ- Coming off a dream season in which they won both the Morris County Tournament Championship, and the North Jersey Section 1 Group 4 State title, The Morris Knolls girls softball team knew they had big shoes to fill in 2015.
The Golden Eagles, who finished 28-4 last year and graduated eight seniors, took a step in the right direction with a 3-1 start in their first four games of the season.
After splitting their first two games, a 3-0 win over Mt. Olive and a 3-2 loss to Whippany Park, The Golden Eagle bats erupted in their next two games, resulting in wins of 11-1 over High Point and 11-4 over Randolph.
Against High Point, Marina Castelluzo was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, and Emilee Stone hit a three run homer to highlight a nine run third inning that blew the game open and secured the win.
In the Randolph game, after The Rams took a 4-2 lead in the first inning, Castelluzo took the mound to pitch relief in the second, and she shut the Rams out the rest of the game. Becca Haigh was 2-2 with three RBI and a home run. Castelluzo, Allie Schey and Emilee Stone all had two hits and two RBIs in the win.