NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Sami Huetter pitched a five-hitter and laced three hits to lead West Essex to a 5-0 softball victory over Verona in the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

Huetter struck out six batters and did not allow a walk. West Essex (17-3) scored two runs in the fifth inning to open a 4-0 lead.

Huetter went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored for the Lady Knights. Julia Vardiman smacked a two-run single and Amanda Garofalo went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the victory. Bridget Betley and Jessica Coia each singled in runs as well.