SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Senior left-hander Tyler Burnham pitched a no-hitter to lift the East Brunswick baseball team to a 4-0 victory over South Brunswick on Monday.
The combination of the Bears’ 13 hits and Burnham’s dominating performance on the mound carried the Bears, who scored three runs in the fifth inning to take a comfortable lead.
Burnham struck out 10 batters and walked two. Burnham only allowed three base runners the entire game.
The Bears had a few opportunities to score runs, but it wasn’t until the fourth inning when they put up their first run. A lead off single by Junior Michael Falco followed by a walk for Junior David Bermudez put runners in scoring position. Then Junior Brandon Rosenthal put down a bunt for a single to load up the bases. A few batters later Senior Christian Shelley brought in one run off of a single.
The Bears only got one run in the fourth inning but the following inning they added some insurance runs. Junior Brad Edwards hit a single then advanced to second on an error. Then Tyler Burnham helped himself out by hitting a double into center field scoring another run. A few batters later Brandon Rosenthal came up to the plate with runners on first and second. On the first pitch of the at-bat Rosenthal hit a fly ball to center that was good enough for a bases-clearing triple.
In the final inning Burnham put down the Vikings with a quick 1-2-3 inning.