NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Union County Tournament runner-up Cranford came to Paul Miller Field at New Providence High School Tuesday afternoon and dominated the Pioneers from start to finish, topping the home team 13-4.
Cranford jumped out to a massive 7-0 lead in the first inning, as the batted around in the first inning, and that proved to be an insurmountable lead for New Providence to come back from.
The Pioneers got on the board in the 4th inning when Max Rivkees singled and Michael Magnani ripped a double to right field to bring him in. Joe Nave followed that up by bringing in two more runners with a single to close the gap to 9-3.
Hopes of a comeback were stopped quickly as Cranford tacked on four more runs to put the game out of reach, despite the Pioneers putting one more run on the board in the bottom of the 6th.
With the loss, New Providence falls to 8-14 on the season, with only just over a week of the season to go. They will look to pick up their 9th win if the season when they battle neighboring rivals Summit at Memorial Park in Summit.