HASBROUCk HEIGHTS, NJ - Kimmy Halpin drove in four runs, and Oliva Marinelli struck out fourteen batters as Hasbrouck Heights defeated New Milford, 11-0 in the first round of the North 1, Group softball tournament in Hasbrouck Heights. The Lady Aviators will host Saddle Brook on Monday in the quarterfinals.
Marinelli dominated the Knights, recording 14 of the 15 outs needed via the strikeout. (The game was stopped after 4 ½ innings with the Lady Aviators having a greater than 10 run lead.). New Milford's Erin O'Grady was the only Knight to reach base on the day, drawing a walk and getting New Milford's lone hit.
Marinelli was just as potent with her bat driving in three runs on the day while slugging two hits, including a triple. Halpin also had a triple and four RBI for the Aviators.
After the Lady Aviators took a 2-0 lead in the first, Hasbrouck Heights exploded for eight runs in the second inning to put the game completely out of reach.
The Lady Aviators, who are 2-0 against Saddle Brook during the regular season, will face them again on Monday. Saddle Brook advanced with a 6-1 win over Wood-Ridge on Thursday.
|3B - Olivia Marinelli, Kimmy Halpin|
|RBI - Halpin 4, O. Marinelli 3, A. Marinell, A. Thorpe , P. McGuire 1|
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