MORRISTOWN, NJ - As it so often does, the Morris County high school baseball scene has been thrown into chaos not even a week into the season.
This time around, the squad from Morristown High can be thanked for that.
Delbarton, considered by many coaches and writers in the area to be the preseason Morris County Tournament favorites, fell victim to a walk-off walk in extra innings, 6-5, yesterday at Harter Road in a regular season NJAC-United Division clash. Morristown improves to 2-0 on the campaign, and has that same mark in United Division play.
After Morristown's Brennan O'Neill shut down the Green Wave in the visitors' half of the 9th inning, senior Jamie Wendell was issued a free pass with the bases loaded to end the game. This was a see-saw game that saw 5 lead changes and four ties. The play sealed up Morristown's first victory over its city rival since Quarterfinal Sunday of the 2014 Morris County Tournament, when Morristown won a 5-4 thriller at Harter Road.
If the weather holds up, Morristown will be back in action vs. longtime Iron Hills Conference-Iron Division rival Morris Knolls at Harter Road tomorrow afternoon.