WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Ryan Sanderson pitched a three-hitter and Nick Bergamotto hit a three-run double to lead Caldwell to a 6-1 baseball victory over Lodi in the first round of the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament on Monday.

Sanderson struck out eight batters and walked one in his 107-pitch, seven-inning effort. Caldwell scored two runs in the second inning and four runs in the sixth.

Frank Gencarelli went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Owen Ayers went 3-for-3 with a run scored and Mike Maida went 2-for-4 for the Chiefs (13-11).