BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Providence bats were hot in the Pioneers' 13-3 mercy win over Kinnelon in the consolation game of the Highlander Classic on Sunday in Berkeley Heights.
Matt Timpone and Scott Harvey each notched three RBI as New Providence raced out to a 10-1 lead after 3 innings. Timpone, a senior and one of the team captains drilled two doubles, while Harvey finished the day with two run scoring hits of his own. The Pioneer offense pounded out 10 hits and 9 walks against 4 Kinnelon pitchers.
Jason DiBenedetto, Max Rivkees and Brendan O'Leary drove in two runs a piece to put the game out of reach, while Will Faucher knocked in the final Pioneer run and had two of the team's four stolen bases on the afternoon.
Senior right hander Brian Madden pitched five innings allowing three runs, seven hits and struck out six. Southpaw Mike Magnani came out of the bullpen to pitch a scoreless 6th to close out the game as the Pioneers improved their record to 1-2 on the season.
New Providence looks to even its record on the season at home today against Union Catholic. They host Elizabeth on Tuesday and travel to meet Union on Friday this week.