LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston baseball team played Seton Hall Prep on Wednesday, the Lancers kept the game within reach for five innings, keeping the score at 1-0 in favor of Seton Hall until the Pirates scored four runs in the fifth to take home a 5-0 victory.

Livingston junior MJ DePaola pitched through the sixth inning, with Ray Larsen stepping in for the seventh. In the top of the first inning, Seton Hall walked in the first run.

In the top of the third inning, both teams began to pick up momentum, with a double being hit by Seton Hall. Following up, DePaola ended the inning with a strikeout.

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In the home half of the third, Brett Mendez hit an infield single, and then stole second base.

The Pirates padded their lead in the fifth inning, bringing in four runs.

In the top of the seventh, Larsen was sent to the mound and did not let in any runs.

The Lancers competed well against one of the top teams in the state, and kept the game in balance for four innings.

Livingston will take on East Side on Saturday at 1 p.m.

This article was written by Sarah Haber, a Livingston High School student participating in the TAPinto Livingston Student Internship program.