MONTCLAIR, NJ - Max Ruvo collected three hits and drove in two runs to lead West Essex to a 5-4 baseball victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy on Monday.

Winning pitcher Oliver Ortman allowed just one run in the first six innings before MKA (7-9) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Ortman struck out three batters and walked three.

West Essex (12-10) scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead. Zac Balz, Ben Ruvo and Ian McLaughlin all had RBI singles for the Knights.