NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Sami Huetter pitched a two-hitter to lift West Essex to a 6-0 softball victory over Ramapo in the first round of the Section 1, Group 3 tournament on Thursday.

Huetter struck out 10 batters and walked one, contributing to the offense with a double and two runs scored. Madison Gemma's bases-loaded triple highlighted a four-run fifth inning that gave the Lady Knights (20-4) a 5-0 lead.

Alexa Vardiman went 2-for-4 with a double and Lilly James singled in a run for West Essex.