MORRISTOWN, NJ – The path will become more treacherous from here, but the Morristown High baseball team’s journey back to Toms River started off on an easy note.

Backed by ace pitcher Brennan O’Neill on the mound, the Colonials cruised to a 10-0, mercy-rule victory over West Orange on Tuesday afternoon at Harter Road. In winning its initial NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 bow, Morristown improved to 16-9 on the campaign.
 
Matt Nodoro and David Haberman each had monster days at the dish for the winners. Nodoro was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in, while Haberman went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI on the afternoon.
 
 
O’Neill worked efficiently in his five innings of work, only needing 63 pitches to fan eight Mountaineers in a three hit effort.
 
No. 5 Morristown will travel to No. 4 seed Clifton in the quarterfinals on Thursday.