NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Madison Gemma collected three hits and drove in two runs to lift West Essex to a 10-0 softball victory over Newark East Side in the opening round of the Essex County Tournament Saturday.

Bridget Betley pitched a five-inning two-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts for the victory. Lilly James had three hits, drove in a run and scored a run for West Essex (15-3), which scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead.

Alexa Vardiman had a double and scored three runs. Gemma's hits included a triple and a double.