WASHINGTON TWP., NJ - Powered by 11 hits and solid defense, the Roxbury High School softball team won its season opener game on Monday, beating West Morris Central 4-1.
Emily Song got three hits and scored a run in four at-bats, Natalie Decena banged two hits in four at-bats - including a double - and scored one run and an RBI. Hailey Womer also connected for two hits.
Solo hits were made by Madison Amdur, Vanessa Dash, Jessica Michaels and Susan Miller. Amdur and Miller also were credited with RBIs.Gaels pitcher Kayla Corrente pitched four innings, allowing three hits and notching four strike-outs. Song pitched three innings and allowed one hit.
A turning point in the contest was an inning-ending double-play turned by Roxbury when West Morris had players on second and third with one out.
The Gaels next play on Wednesday against Morris Knolls at home at 4 p.m.