Hanover Park Sports Round Up: Baseball and Softball Open Seasons in Strong Form

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Both Hanover Park baseball and softball teams have earned five wins to start of the season off right. The boys are on a three game winning streak and their record is 5-2. Hanover Park ladies are 5-1, with their only loss being by one run. Conference wise, the boys are 2-0 in the NJAC-Liberty and the girls stand at 3-0.

The week started on a positive note with a 13-6 win over Boonton. The Hornets collected 15 hits and jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead in the first inning. Michael Ferrone went 4-5, three runs scored and two RBIs and teammate Brendan Sardo was 3-3 with three RBIs. Bailey Dominguez pitched three innings to earn the win and contributed two hits.

Hanover Park next played sister school Whippany Park at Lurker Park on 4/13 under the lights. Joey Jandoli pitched a complete game, allowing only one run on 87 pitches for a 7-1 Hornets win. The offense was led by Jake Berger who was 2-3 and four RBIs. Hanover Park broke open the game scoring four times in the home third. Michaels Christadore, Bailey Dominnguez and Mark Amendola each had two hits.

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Hanover Park finished off the week with an 11 inning 3-2 win over Morris Hills. Donato Casolardo and Dominguez combined to pitch nine innings allowing only one run each. Sophomore, Chris Fagan made his varsity debut and pitched two scoreless innings to get the win. Senior Rory DeLuca scored the winning run as his aggressive base running caused a bad throw and the win for the Hornets. Christadore and Berger collected two hits and one RBI. Joe Wiznewski and Eddie Schimminger had two hits each.

Hanover Park's softball team was led by the pitching of Jessica Miller and the hitting of Amy Petrovich as it earned two wins with victories over Boonton and Villa Walsh. Miller and senior, Brittany Monahan combined to pitch a 1-hitter for a 10-0 win over Villa Walsh. Petrovich led the offense with two hits, three runs, and one RBI. Nicole Miller had two doubles with two RBIs and Victoria Lupo delivered a hit that drove in two runs.

Jessica Miller allowed 10 hits, but only allowed two runs in the win over Boonton 8-2. The H.P. ladies broke open a tight game by scoring five times in the top of the seventh inning. Petrovich was part of an offense for the Hornets that had 14 hits as she contributed two hits and scored one run. Freshman, Dara DiMaiolo had a Home Run and collected three hits. Senior catcher Nikkiann Giamo scored a run and drove in a run with her two hits. Jessica also helped her cause with a Home Run, a double and three RBIs.

Park Boys Lacrosse went 1-1 for the week with a loss to Voorhees 19-8 and a win over Pompton Lakes 15-13.  Jimmy Fortier and Jake Crane scored three times each in the loss to Voorhees. Frank DeCroce led the way with five goals and three assist in the win over Pompton Lakes. Goaltender Sam Ruta stopped 17 shots in a game that was close throughout. Their season record stands at 2-4.

Park Golf lost its only match to Kinnelon 171-194 and have a record for the season of 1-2. Joey DeMartinis had the best round with a 44.

Hanover Park's Boys Tennis only had one match that ended in a 4-1 loss against Parsippany. Doubles partners W.Cahill / J.Weinbaum earned the Hornets lone win and the team’s record stands at 0-2.

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