RUTHERFORD, NJ -  Samantha Perez homered and drove in three runs, and Brooke Biamonte drove in two runs and limited St. Mary to two runs as Wood-Ridge defeated the Gaels, 12-2 in NJIC Meadowlands softball action Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford.   

St. Mary roughed up Biamonte in the first, as a pair of solo home runs tied the game at 2-2,  But Biamonte settled down, shutting out the Gaels the rest of the way, and the Lady Blue Devils offense exploded to provide the victory.  

The Lady Blue Devils jumped back in the lead with a five-run third, and then put the game away with a four run fourth.  Bella Nieves had two doubles, while Madylin Marino and Emily Aviles also doubled.  Jillian Hynes tripled as the Blue Devils offense had 12 hits.