NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Aided by six first inning runs, the Pioneers’ varsity baseball team shutout Roselle Park, 10-0, on Friday afternoon at Miller Field.
New Providence scored all six runs with two outs in the frame to support starting pitcher David Gelormini, who threw a six-hit, six inning shutout, giving the Pioneers’ their third victory of the year.
“I’m just always looking for one run, I can work with that,” Gelormini said. “When you get six, it makes it easy.”
After seeing their first two batters of the game fail to reach base, senior third baseman Bryan Sherman started a rally of six singles in seven batters to put the Pioneers in control early.
Matt Timpone and Dean Bogdanovic each drove in two runs with singles to left field to lead the offensive charge.
“Its good that when we can get on a roll, we can stay on a roll and get the runs in,” Pioneers head coach Chris Brodeur. “We knew that Roselle Park is a quality team and we needed to score. When we got on the board early, we were in the driver’s seat.”
With Gelormini holding the Panthers in check for all six innings, the Pioneers offense was able to add runs to their lead to cut the game short.
Bogdanovic added a run with a sacrifice fly in the third. In the fourth, following a double from Allan Payne, Matt McCann and Gelormini hit consecutive run-scoring singles to put New Providence ahead 9-0.
McCann ended the game early in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single from to score Payne from second.
New Providence has now won two games in a row to open a stretch of five games in seven days. Brodeur hopes to continue their hot streak over the next week.
“Winning two games always helps, it makes you feel a little better,” Brodeur said. “We have two more this weekend and hopefully we can keep the roll going.”
The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday when they face Newark Academy in the consolation game of the Gov. Livingston Baseball Classic.