MENDHAM, NJ --Every single conference championship team in high school sports history has one common thread: The ability to win tightly played games on the road.
Low and behold, the Morristown baseball team has done that in its pursuit for the league crown.
A six-hit shutout by pitching ace Matt Lopez propelled the Colonials to a 2-0 victory over Mendham on Thursday afternoon. Morristown is off to a 7-1 start overall, and is a perfect 4-0 in NJAC-United play halfway through the loop.
Jimmy Nodoro made great use of his lone hit of the day, doubling home a run while David Haberman also knocked in a teammate with a single. Sami Cozimoski and Matt Nodoro scored runs for Morristown, who scraped their runs in the 4th and 6th innings.
Mendham pitcher Jack Donlon went the distance and pitched well, only allowing the pair of runs on eight hits. Tyler Hoops was the lone Minuteman to lace multiple hits off of Lopez, going 2-for-3 on the day.
An intriguing independent game lies next for Morristown, who take on small school power and MCT six-seed Pequannock at Harter Road on Friday afternoon.