Victor Dudka grabbed his cap and mitt, exited the dugout, hopped over the first base line and headed for the mound.
East Brunswick’s junior left-hander seemed oblivious to the fact that it was the top of the seventh inning and that with one swing of the bat Sayreville could tie the game.
The way he saw it, there were just three outs separating his team from its eighth victory of the season.
“Just go out there and win,” Dudka said.
Three Sayreville batters came to the plate and all three went back to the dugout when East Brunswick defeated Sayreville, 1-0, yesterday in East Brunswick. Dudka pitched a four-hitter, striking out five and not allowing a walk on 82 pitches.