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Lynch 2-Run Double Secures Win For Gov. Livingston Over New Providence, 7-5

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Ian Lynch ripped a sixth inning double for the go-ahead run to win it for Gov. Livingston over New Providence, 7-5, on Thursday.

“It was the biggest play of the game,” said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. Going into the game, Lynch was hitting .750 said Roof.  Going 2-for-3 helped to maintain his average.   

The Pioneers took the early 2-0 lead in the first, however, the Highlanders quickly tied the game in the second and scored in the third and fifth to take the 4-2 lead.

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The bottom of the sixth, Gov. Livingston trailed 5-4 when Ian Lynch hit the go-ahead double that was followed up by a RBI double by Pat Mahoney to clinch the victory.  

“I went up there and I had a clear mind,” said Lynch. ”I was there for that fastball and I was just mentally there today.”

Bryan Sherman's two-run home run and Marc Giacalone's two-run double was not enough to pull off the victory for the Pioneers in this second close meeting between these two rivals. 

"Losing a game like this is tough to forget about. We did a lot of things well, but we also didn't do things well. We need to start playing at a high level around this point of the season. I have no doubt that our team will get past this hump to have success in the future," said Sherman.

“We would have liked to win it,” said New Providence head coach Chris Brodeur. ”We played hard but didn’t score enough.”
 
Victor Candeloro and Nick DiSarno contributed with RBIs in the Highlander victory. Steven Duda picked up the win in relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings allowing one run and two hits. 
 
Governor Livingston will travel to Summit to take on Oratory Prep on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 10 a.m.
 
New Providence will play Caldwell away on Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m.

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