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New Providence Reds Sweep the Morristown Bulls in their Home Opening Doubleheader

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Nick Sommo drives in two runs with a single in the 1st inning of game 1 of the New Providence Reds vs. Morristown Bulls game on 4/17/16. The Reds went on to sweep the doubleheader. Credits: Dave Pavero
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Scott Horowitz pitches during his complete game 1 hitter against the Morristown Bulls. Horowitz struck out 10 while going the distance for his second win of the season. Credits: Dave Pavero
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Tom Pavero at bat for the Reds during their 6-0 win in game 1 of a doubleheader over the Morristown Bulls. Credits: Dave Pavero
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Reds Baseball Team swept their home opening doubleheader against the Morristown Bulls on Sunday winning by scores of 6-0 and 7-3. The wins improved the Reds record to 3-0 on the season.

In game 1, the Reds were lead on the mound by defending league Cy Young winner Scott Horowitz who pitched a complete game shut out while allowing only one hit. Horowitz struck out 10 batters for his 2nd consecutive double digit strikeout performance.

At the plate the Reds were led by shortstop Nick Sommo who went two for three with a walk, stolen base and 4 RBI’s, including a two run single in a three run Reds first inning. Horowitz and catcher Joe Randazzo added the other Reds RBI’s. First baseman Billy Holden also added two hits for the Reds.

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In game 2, starter Nick Gies picked up his first win as a Red allowing two runs and scattering six hits while striking out seven for the seven inning complete game.  

Gies also helped himself out with the bat going one for two with a walk and 3 RBI’s. Randazzo added a two run triple in the 2nd inning. Sommo and Tom Pavero added the other Reds RBI’s.

The Reds will travel to Mountain Lakes High School for a doubleheader to face the Colt 45’s who are 2-2 on the season. First pitch for game 1 is 10:30am. The Reds return home next Sunday May 1st for a Noon doubleheader against the Ironbound Rays. Admission is free and all fans are welcome.

The Reds are managed by Matt Sommo and Sal Nesto, both of New Providence and both former coaches on the college level. This season the Reds are sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness and Sport Clips, both in the Village Shopping Center in New Providence.

The Reds are a part of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL) and were the Metal Division Champions in 2013 and 2014. For more information on the New Providence Reds, visit and "like" their page on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @NewProvReds. For more information on the NJABL, please visit Newjerseyabl.com.

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