LODI, NJ - After both team opened with three runs in the first inning, Wood-Ridge pitching shut down Hasbrouck Heights the rest of the way and captured a 7-3 win in the opening round of the Babe Ruth District All-Star Tournament in Lodi.
Wood-Ridge jumped out to 3-0 lead as they took advantage of three hits and a hit batsman to get on the board. Hasbrouck Heights battled back in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of five walks and a hit batsman. Bryan Formisano, Ryan Connelly and Anthony Moretto each drew bases loaded walks for Hasbrouck Heights.
Wood-Ridge broke the tie with two runs in the third, as Nick RIzos and Michael Sarlo each singled and came around to score for a 5-3. They added two more runs in the sixth to put the game away.
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