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.
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.