NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Pioneers baseball squad is off to a solid start in this young 2014 season, and their success would not be possible without the lights-out pitching by senior ace David Gelormini.
His four earned runs allowed in just under 18 innings pitched, as well as posting a complete game shutout against Roselle Park on Friday has earned him the honors of the Alternative Press’s Athlete of the Week.
“Dave comes into every start really ready and excited,” said head coach Chris Brodeur. “We expect nothing but the best from him and he always delivers.”
Gelormini, a three year varsity player, is a pitcher by trade, but has also helped his own cause with his bat.
The Pioneer has 15 RBI’s over the span of his career, and he recently chipped in 2 RBI’s in a blowout win over Roselle Park.
However, his big time pitching on the mound, as well as the defensive assistance by his teammates, have led to a strong start by he and the Pioneers.
“The keys to my success have been throwing strikes and having good defense behind me,” said Gelormini. “My teammates have been a huge part of my support by driving in runs, playing great defense, and turning double plays.
Despite being on the books for only one win this season, he has pitched against top competition this season, starting games against both 7-1 Union Catholic and arch-rival Governor Livingston.
Not only has he been solid in all three starts this season, but he has proved to be durable, as well as efficient.
He has gone into at least the 6th inning in all of his starts, and has compiled 10 strikeouts along the way.
Gelormini hopes to continue his early strong start into the latter part of the season, where he wants to accomplish “a winning record, as well as a solid ERA.”
And of course, his main goal is to attain the ultimate prize, which is to win a state championship.
Be sure to catch the Gelormini and the Pioneers in action as New Providence looks to avenge their early season defeat against Governor Livingston on Thursday in Berkeley Heights.