Carl Thomore singled to right center with two out in the bottom of the seventh, stole second and scored on successive passed balls for East Brunswick (6-14) in East Brunswick. Joe Russo gave East Brunswick a 6-3 edge with a two-run single in the sixth, but Edison (10-8) tied the score in the top of the seventh on four walks, a fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly by Corey Cigas. Tyler Browne (1-2) yielded five hits and five runs over six innings to pick up the victory.
The Star Ledger, April 25, 2011 10:41 p.m.
East Brunswick’s Rob Jankowski showed up for yesterday’s game prepared, as always, to give a couple of innings of long relief if necessary.
As things turned out the junior right-hander was called on for seven innings of very long relief as he mopped up a first-inning mess and stuck around until the finish of a 5-3 East Brunswick victory over Colonia yesterday in East Brunswick.
Also covered in myCentralJersey.com in a nice article by Greg Tufaro – with a nice picture of East Brunswick second baseman Alec Simoes.
“I just knew I had to throw strikes and rely on my fielders,” said Jankowski, whose defense did not commit an error. “I still had to get in my groove. I wasn’t worried. I was confident. I was throwing strikes early. I pitched to contact.”
Jankowski went on to retire 17 of the next 19 batters. He induced seven ground ball outs, including four comebackers. He fell behind on the count to just two batters. Jankowski threw 57 pitches — only 13 for balls — over the final six innings.
Christian Campbell (four RBI) and Blake Cuomo (two RBI) each went 3-for-3 with a double as Sayreville (4-5) prevailed in five innings for its third consecutive victory in Sayreville. Eric Goitia went 2-for-4 with two RBI to help make a winner out of Dan Seaman (1-2), who threw all five innings. Awab Habib went 2-for-2 and drove in a run for East Brunswick (2-8).
The East Brunswick Bears got by the visiting Spotswood Chargers baseball team by a count of 3-2 in Saturday’s non-league bout.
The Bears now possess a 2-7 record. They take the field next when they travel to Sayreville for a Greater Middlesex – Red bout on Wednesday, April 20.
Congratulations to Dean Vitale, Matt Mangarella, Dominick Maselli, Alex Christian and Kevin Martin for getting hits.
Source: MaxPreps.com, April 16