SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Michael Sarlo doubled and tripled and drove in five runs as Wood-Ridge defeated Saddle Brook, 14-8 in a wild NJIC Meadowlands baseball game on Wednesday afternoon in Saddle Brook. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 9-0 lead, only to see Saddle Brook fight their way back into the game with a six run third inning.
Sarlo hit a two-run triple in the first innning to give the Blue Devils a 5-0 lead. His hit drove in Jake Colon and Anthony D'Amico, both whom had driven in runs earlier in the inning. The Blue Devils appeared to turn the game into a cake-walk, adding one in second three in the third, for a comfortable 9-0 lead.
The Falcons had other ideas, scoring six in the bottom of the third, including three on Max Cue's three run home run, cutting the lead to 9-6 off Wood-Ridge starter Liam Winslow. Winslow was able to shut the Falcons back down, adding in a perfect fourth, to go to the fifth with a 9-6 lead.
The Blue Devils added three more in the fifth, with Anthony D'Amico's two run single extending the lead to 12-6. D'Amico came in to pitch in the bottom half of the inning. D'Amico allowed two runs in three innings, to hold on for the win.
Wood-Ridge improved to 13-1 in the NJIC Meadowlands, and sits in first place in the division. Saddle Brook falls into fourth place at 8-6 in the division.
Batting2B: Jake Colon, Eric Drotos, Drew Packen, Michael Sarlo
|3B: Michael Sarlo|
|ROE: Anthony D'Amico|
|FC: Anthony D'Amico|
|HBP: Eric Drotos|
|SB: Jake Colon, Lucas Leone, Liam Winslow|
|DP: Ryan Connelly, Anthony D'Amico|
Batting3B: A Marchetto, J Muoio
|HR: M Cue|
|TB: A Marchetto 4, J Muoio 4, J Hacker 3, N Cerbo, M Cue 4|
|RBI: A Marchetto, J Muoio, J Hacker 2, Shea Hruska, M Cue 3|
|SF: Shea Hruska|
|ROE: M Garbarino|
|FC: M Garbarino, P Figueroa|
|GIDP: A Marchetto|
|CS: A Marchetto|
|Team LOB: 4FieldingE: A Marchetto 2, M Cue
Pitching W: Liam Winslow
|WP: Anthony D'Amico|
PitchingL: M Cue
|HBP: N Cerbo|
|WP: A Marchetto|
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