Baseball and Softball Fall in Morris County Tournament

Credits: Lisa Mita, Lisa Mita Photography
Credits: Lisa Mita, Lisa Mita Photography
Credits: Lisa Mita, Lisa Mita Photography
Credits: Lisa Mita, Lisa Mita Photography

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Hanover Park Softball and Baseball teams were bounced from the Morris
County Tournament this past weekend. The Hornets baseball squad lost to Montville 3-1 and the Hanover Park ladies suffered their second walk-off loss to Chatham this season dropping a 3-2 decision.

The baseball team went 2-1 last week and their season record stands at 9-4, they are undefeated in their conference at 5-0. Hanover Park started the week with an 8-1 win over Madison. Bailey Dominguez earned the win, limiting Madison to one run over five innings. The offense was led by Michael Christadore who collected two hits and drove in three runs. Brandon Sardo had three hits and scored two runs.

Joey Jandoli pitched against Parsippany in the Hornets 4-1 victory. Joey only allowed one run and recorded four strikeouts. Hanover Park overcame a 1-0 deficit scoring two runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Christadore had two more hits and Donato Casolaro drove in a run and had a stolen base. Joe Wiznewski had a double and a RBI. Montville's pitcher Steve Sesko held the Hornets offense to one run on six hits in the MCT match-up held on Saturday April 29th in Montville. Montville took the lead scoring two runs in the fourth to gain a 3-1 victory. Casolaro pitched well, recording six Ks, but the Hornets only run came on a Home Run by Wisnewski.

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Hanover Park softball won three games last week bringing their winning streak to eight games. Hanover Park beat Madison 13-1, scoring all their runs in the first three innings. Junior Amy Petrovich collected two hits, including a Home Run, and scored twice. Nikkiann Giaimo and Nicole Miller had two hits each as the Hornets banged out 15 hits. Jessica Miller, Brittany Monahan  and Nicole Miller allowed only one hit.

Hanover Park, a fifth seed in the MCT, met 12th seed Roxbury on Thursday April 27th in a first round contest. Hanover Park prevailed with a 6-2 win. Petrovich led the offense again with three doubles and 3 RBIs. Senior Amanda Bermel was 3-3, with two doubles and scored two runs. Jessica Miller earned the win allowing one ER over seven innings, striking out five batters. Hanover Park's third win of the week came against Dover and with the 7-0 win they improved their conference record to 6-0. Senior Brittany Monahan pitched a shutout, allowing only three hits while striking out seven Dover batters. Nicole Miller had two hits and two RBIs and Petrovich continued to add to her team leading RBI total of 22 by driving in two more runs.

Saturday's match-up, a MCT Quarter-Final contest against Chatham was another pitcher’s duel between Hanover Park’s Jessica Miller and Chatham's Melissa Landry. The Hornets scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead, as Bermel's hit scored two Hornet baserunners. But just like the first game, Chatham prevailed, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn the 3-2 victory.

Boys Lacrosse started the week off with a 17-0 victory over Parsippany as Jake Crane had five goals and three assists. Frank DeCroce also tallied four goals and two assist. Sam Ruta and Kevin Julich combined for nine saves. Hanover Park lost their next three matches, 13-4 to Columbia and back to back games to Morris Hills 10-2 and 15-5. Hanover Park's season record is 4-9, with a 3-3 conference record.

Hanover Park's Boys Golf had only one match and lost to Morris Tech 181-184. Their season record stands at 4-4.

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