Maggie Swan pitched a nine-inning three-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts, also going 2-for-4 with an RBI to help first-seeded North Hunterdon, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, earn a 3-1 walk-off victory over eighth-seeded Ridge in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 Tournament in Annandale.
After Ridge took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, North Hunterdon scored a run in the bottom of the first, 2-1, adding another run in the third to tie the game, 2-2. North Hunterdon scored the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth, 3-2.
Chloe Pocceschi had an RBI, while Eliza Filus went 2-for-3. Jensen Macaulay went 1-for-3, while Julia Apsel went 1-for-4. Taylor Hucke went 1-for-3 with a run for North Hunterdon.
Mia Robb allowed seven hits over 8 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts, while Allegra Decandia went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Kristin Miscia went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Ridge
North Hunterdon faces fourth-seeded Millburn in the semifinal round on Friday.
Source: Lion Athletic News Ridge (2) at North Hunterdon (3), NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament, Quarterfinal Round – Softball Ridge (2) at North Hunterdon (3), NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament, Quarterfinal Round – Softball