NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Julia Vardiman pitched a three-hitter and doubled in a run in West Essex' 6-2 softball victory over Nutley on Saturday.

Jessica Coia went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for West Essex (4-4), which scored three runs in the sixth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Lilly James had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs, and Jenna Sperduto had two singles and an RBI for the Lady Knights.

Alexandra Apito of West Essex went 2-for-3 with a run scored to back Vardiman's complete-game pitching. She struck out nine batters and walked two.