CRANFORD, NJ – Gov. Livingston junior pitcher Ethan Frohman has taken Union County by storm. One week to the day of holding then-No. 7 Westfield to no runs and three hits, Frohman shutdown No. 18 Cranford with a two-hit shutout on Wednesday at Memorial Field.
Similar to last week’s performance, Frohman was forced to be as close to perfect as he can get as the Highlanders offense struggled to figure out Cranford lefty Patrick Knight.
Gov. Livingston finally broke through in the fourth when third baseman Ian Lynch ripped an RBI single to end the scoreless tie.
The Highlanders blew the game open the following inning when they scored five runs off Knight in the fifth.
Pat Mahoney, Victor Candeloro and Nick DiSarno each contributed run scoring hits in the Highlanders' big inning. Frohman, on the other hand, didn’t need any of the help.
Gov. Livingston’s ace retired 17 batters in row at one point in the middle of the game, bookending singles in the first and sixth innings for one of the most dominating performances of his career.
The victory is the Highlanders second over a Top 20 team in the last week, beating Westfield, 1-0, last Wednesday. It was also Cranford’s first loss since before they won the Group 3 title last spring.
The Highlanders are back in action on Thursday when they host New Providence for the second time in the last 10 days. Gov. Livingston defeated the Pioneers, 3-2, in the opening round of the Highlander Classic.