PARK RIDGE, NJ - Jim Brazofsky slammed two home runs, including a walk-off three run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Park Ridge to 8-5 victory over Wood-Ridge in the North 1, Group 1 baseball playoffs Tuesday afternoon in Park Ridge.  The Owls were down 5-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning before staging their comeback.

Wood-Ridge jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first on RBI singles by Eric Drotos and Ryan Connelly, and an RBI from Drew Packen in the second for a quick 3-0 lead.  

The Blue Devils added to the lead in the fourth as Lucas Leone singled in Michael Sarlo for a 4-0 lead, and Drotos singled in Packen for a 5-0 lead.

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The Park Ridge rally would start in the bottom of the sixth, with two runs coming on a two-run home run by Brazofsky off Liam Winslow to get the Owls on the board.  Park Ridge tied the game with three in the bottom of the seventh, as the Owls scored on an error and a two-out two run single by Mike DiRenzio tying the game at 5-5.

The game went scoreless to the 11th, when with one and two on, Brazofsky hit a three run home run to end the game.   

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Wood-Ridge  2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 19 2
Park Ridge 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 8 12 1
                             
Wood-Ridge  AB R H RBI BB SO                
Liam Winslow 5 0 1 0 0 0                
Drew Packen 6 2 3 1 0 0                
Lucas Leone 6 1 4 1 0 0                
Eric Drotos 5 0 3 2 1 0                
Ryan Connelly 5 0 3 1 0 0                
Jake Colon 6 0 2 0 0 1                
Anthony D'Amico 5 0 0 0 0 1                
Michael Sarlo 6 1 1 0 0 1                
Nick Rizos 5 1 2 0 0 0                
Nino Iacovino 0 0 0 0 0 0                
Joey Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0                
Dylan Pachon - - - - - -                
Totals 49 5 19 5 1 3                
SAC: Ryan Connelly, Anthony D'Amico                           
 
                           
                             
Park Ridge AB R H RBI BB SO                
Z Lewis 4 1 0 0 0 0                
B Hughes 5 1 3 0 1 1                
T Ryan 6 1 2 1 0 2                
V Pinto 4 2 0 0 1 2                
J Brazofsky 6 2 3 5 0 1                
M DiRienzo 5 0 2 2 0 1                
T Marsh 5 0 0 0 0 1                
L Lepore 4 0 0 0 1 2                
Wagner 5 0 2 0 0 1                
Totals 44 8 12 8 3 11                

Batting2B: B Hughes 2 

                           
HR: J Brazofsky 2                             
ROE: T Ryan, V Pinto                             
FC: B Hughes, Z Lewis, J Brafcoskey, M Dirienzu, L Lepore                   
HBP: Z Lewis 2, V Pinto                             
                             
Team LOB: 11FieldingE: Z Lewis 

 

                           
Wood-Ridgemore stats
                           
Pitching IP H R ER SO BB                
Liam Winslow 6.2 7 5 1 7 1                
Anthony D'Amico 3.2 5 3 3 4 2                
Totals 10.1 12 8 4 11 3                
 
                           
Park Ridgemore stats
                           
Pitching IP H R ER SO BB                
B Hughes 8.1 15 5 4 2 1                
R. Spires 2.2 4 0 0 1 0                
Totals 11 19 5 4 3 1                

 

 

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