NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament with an 11-1 victory over Wayne Hills on Thursday.

Frank Lagreca drove in four runs with a home run and a double for the Knights (19-1), who scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Ian McLaughlin went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Tyler Sorrentino had three hits and scored three runs and Ryan Rusignuolo had two hits and two RBI.

David Kolesar pitched five innings for the victory. He gave up four hits and three walks and struck out five. Joe Connington pitched a scoreless sixth inning, fanning two and allowing one hit.