SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Ridge-Black 12U baseball team won the championship of the New Providence Green League with a 9-8 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Wednesday night.
Ridge-Black , representing Basking Ridge, extended a one-run lead to 9-5 with three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Those runs turned out to be critical, as Scotch Plains rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Ridge-Black threw out a Scotch Plains runner trying to stretch a single into a double after driving in two runs in the final inning. That play was the second out of the inning.
Ridge-Black, which was seeded fifth, reached the final round by defeating Westfield-White, 11-3, in the first round of the playoffs and Chatham, 11-8, in the semifinal round.
Ridge-Black, coached by Jonathan Sheh, finished with an 11-3 record in NPGL play.