BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan baseball team scored two runs in the top of the 10th to break a scoreless deadlock and went on to defeat Somerville, 1-0, Tuesday in the first game of the Last Dance Tournament at the Prince Rodgers Complex.
Anthony Scarlata singled home pinch-runner Evan Goldberg to score the first run of the game in the top of the 10th. Goldberg was running for DJ Ward, who singled with one out. Goldberg stole second before scoring on Scarlata's hit. Scarlata then stole second and was singled home by Aiden Schwiezer, who will be playing at Elizabethtown College next year.
John Travisano, who is also bound for Elizabethtown College, pitched the first five innings for the Panthers. He allowed only two hits and struck out four. Matt Smoke picked up the win in relief, throwing four scoreless innings. Smoke allowed three hits and struck out seven. Smoke pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the seventh to keep the Panthers alive and send the game into extra innings.
Justin Sinibaldi, a Rutgers University commit, picked up the save, striking out the side in the bottom of the 10th.
Bridgewater-Raritan will play Immaculata in the second pool play game Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.