OLD TAPPAN, NJ - Oliver Ortman pitched a three-hitter and collected two base hits to lead West Essex to a 3-2 victory over Old Tappan in the opening round of the Section 1, Group 3 state baseball tournament on Tuesday in Bergen County.
Ortman threw 105 pitches, walked three and struck out three. He allowed just one run over the first six innings before Old Tappan (17-9) posed a threat and scored a run in its final at-bat.
West Essex (14-10) scored runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings. Ian McLaughlin contributed an RBI single for the Knights.