UNION, NJ - Amanda Leary went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs and Kayla Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run to lead top-seeded J.P. Stevens, No. 20 in the State Top 20, to a 16-0 victory over 16th-seeded Union in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament in Edison.
J.P. Stevens advanced to the quarterfinals and will face the winner between ninth-seeded Elizabeth and eighth-seeded North Hunterdon on Wednesday. Kelsey Shalonis had four runs, Rebecca DiSerio collected her 100th hit on a home run with four RBIs, and Ashley Lombardi gave up one hit with no walks and five strikeouts in four innings to get the win.
Arielle Roman had a single for Union.