HS Softball: Biamonte Leads Wood-Ridge By Wallington, 16-1

Freshman pitcher Brooke Biamonte shut down Wallington in the Lady Blue Devils season opener. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Catcher Sam Perez at bat for Wood-Ridge. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
First baseman Isabella Nieves waits to field the ball. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Wood-Ridge took advantage of six Wallington errors to open the season with a 16-1 win over the Panthers in 3 ½ innings. Freshman pitcher Brooke Biamonte struck out four in picking up a win in her first high school start.

Biamonte allowed one run in the first on two hits, a walk and an error, but settled down and shut out the Panthers the rest fo the way.  

Catcher Sam Perez went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI to pace the Lady Blue Devils offense. Right fielder Maddie Marino had two hits, including a triple, while Casey Shulz had a double and two runs scored.  

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"I'm really proud of the girls and how they played their first game," said head coach Andrea Marino. "It's been a tough preseason with weather but they came out determined and with a purpose. We still have work to do but I'm proud of them." 

Wallington pitcher Alexandra Holt picked up the loss, allowing 10 hits, and 16 runs, only 8 earned, in three innings of work.  She walked three and struck out three.

WALLINGTON    1 0 0 0 - 1     7 3

WOOD-RIDGE    5 5 6 x - 16 10   6


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