Governor Livingston Baseball Match Up Against Union Abruptly Ends in Tie After a Soggy Ending

Gov. Livingston opened to a 3-3 tie against Union at home after the Umpire called the game in the sixth due to weather. Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina
Credits: A. Hardina

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston’s home opener abruptly ended at the bottom of the sixth due to thunderstorms, ending in a 3-3 tie against Union. The Governor Livingston Baseball Team knew they had something to prove and had to come prepared to play this season due to the loss of six key seniors. 

The Highlanders had a sluggish start to their opening game on Friday, April 1st.  After GL had a series of missed opportunities at the plate, Union was able to take the lead 1-0 in the second inning. The Union team carried the momentum up until the third inning, managing to follow up with another run.  

GL junior Sean Savage stepped onto the mound in relief, with the hope of jump-starting their defense and bringing a new charge to the field. Shortly afterwards, the Highlander squad turned a crucial and exciting double play to retire the sides and advance into the bottom of the third. 

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This is where the momentum began to shift as sophomore newcomer DJ Gonnelli smashed a double. This set up junior Jace Tweeten nicely as he was able to convert for a single and drive Gonnelli in to record his very first RBI of the season and GL’s first run. Tweeten ended the game batting a solid 2-3. 

After an uneventful fourth inning, the Highlanders returned to the dugout in the bottom of the fifth with the hopes that their bats would come alive. The hope emerged, as GL’s offense began to recharge. Sophomore Will Jennings’ clutch double and RBI in the fifth generated the spark needed to get things going. Junior Dan Baroff also stepped up with a single to knock in senior Brian Cranston to tie the game 3-3. 

As the Highlanders appeared to regain the momentum, the officials delayed the game as lightning flashed. The umpires were then forced to cancel the game after thirty minutes, as the weather conditions worsened.

Despite the fact that the Highlanders were unable to get the victory, Coach Chris Roof commended their defense. “I am very proud of Sean Savage for holding Union to only one run,” said Roof. 

In the Highlander’s upcoming tournament, Roof emphasized that his team needs to improve offensively in order to compete.

Governor Livingston faces Kinnelon on Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m.

Editor's Note: Olivia Machado is a sophomore at Gov. Livingston High School participating in the TAP into Intern Program. To learn more about the program contact

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