CRANFORD, NJ – In a tough loss, Cranford baseball fell short for its quest for another title, in the NJSIAA Tournament, Final Round, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3. It took eight innings for South Plainfield to overcome Cranford, 4-2.
Cranford jumped out to a quick lead in the bottom of the first when Garrett Forrestal scored off of a Patrick Knight single. The Cougars added another when Michael Smith scored on a pass ball. South Plainfield tied it up in the top of the seventh and went ahead in the eighth for the win.
Chris Librera started for Cranford, went three and a third innings, gave up no runs on three hits and struck out four. Patrick Knight came on in relief, went four and a third innings, and gave up one earned run on three hits and five walks,some intentional and four strikeouts.
The Cougars finish their season with a 21-5 record.