Sports

Press Releases

Offense Leads Reds Past Vipers

ad905de1c70d34e51447_19092925_1511851538846084_8199888993986267302_o.jpg
Scott Horowitz delivers a pitch in the 1st inning of the Reds 12-2 win over the Jersey City Vipers on Sunday, June 11. Horowitz threw five innings, striking out eight to get his 3rd win of the season Credits: Dave Pavero
756f9b052354cd259bde_19055477_1511851808846057_2212112490636440776_o.jpg
Tom Pavero delivers lead-off double in the bottom of the 3rd inning in the Reds 12-2 win over the Jersey City Vipers on Sunday, June 11. Pavero finished the day 1-2, with two walks and two runs scored Credits: Dave Pavero
b8296a08c49e18ede2d3_19055181_1511852455512659_4038585560646135103_o.jpg
Ariel Melendez hits a two-run triple to left field to give the Reds a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning on Sunday, June 11. The Reds would go on to defeat the Jersey City Vipers 12-2 Credits: Dave Pavero
19dc0c101dc0ec31ed26_19054886_1511854345512470_8143250037895173968_o.jpg
Nick Sommo hits a two-run single to right field giving the Reds a 9-1 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning on Sunday, June 11. The Reds would go on to defeat the Jersey City Vipers 12-2 Credits: Dave Pavero
ad905de1c70d34e51447_19092925_1511851538846084_8199888993986267302_o.jpg

The New Providence Reds defeated the Jersey City Vipers 12-2 last Sunday in New Providence to improve to 6-4 on the season. With the loss the Vipers fall to 4-8 on the season. It was the second meeting of the season between the two teams with the Reds also winning the other by a score of 8-1 on May 7th.

The Reds were led by timely offense and by dominant pitching. With the score tied at one going into the 3rd inning the Reds erupted for five runs, on six hits in the inning. With two runners on base, starting pitcher Scott Horowitz helped himself with an RBI single to give the Reds a 2-1 lead, leftfielder Nick Sommo would then follow with an RBI single of his own. The next batter was league all-star Ariel Melendez who cleared the bases with a two-run triple. Later in the inning, Nate Verrilli capped off the scoring plating Melendez with a sacrifice fly to left.

In the Reds fourth inning, they would plate four more runs with a bases loaded walk by Horowitz, and Sommo would then follow with a two-run single to right field. The Reds would tack on one more run on an error in the inning to make the score 10-1.

Sign Up for E-News

With the score 11-2 entering the 7th inning and a runner at third base, catcher Joe Lenz picked up an RBI single, his second hit on the afternoon to end the game and secure the victory for the Reds.

On the mound the two-time league Cy Young Award winner Horowitz picked up his third win of the season, throwing five innings allowing one unearned run while striking out eight and scattering three hits. Harry Cohen, who just wrapped up his sophomore year pitching at Drew University in Madison where he finished the season with a 1.08 ERA, pitched the final two innings allowing one run while striking out four.

The Reds return to action on Sunday for a Father’s Day Matinee against the Jersey Rays beginning at Noon at Snyder Field in Berkeley Heights.   

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 once again sponsored by Orangetheaory Fitness and Sport Clips. Joining the sponsorship team in 2017 is Taylor Rental and Chimney Rock Inn. 

The Reds are a part of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL) and were the Metal Division Champions in 2013 and 2014 and the Intermediate Wood Champions in 2016. For more information on the New Providence Reds, visit their new website and "like" their page on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @NewProvReds. For more information on the NJABL, visit Newjerseyabl.com

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

The Grove at Connell Park Hosts a Home for Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event: Wednesday, June 27

June 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue presents an adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at The Grove at Connell Park located on Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. (Rain Date June 28)

Click here to apply to adopt: bit.ly/hfgadopt

About Home for Good Dog Rescue: Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) is a 100 percent foster-based, non-profit ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives Overwhelming Support from Community to Help Mothers this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is often celebrated by showering the women in our lives with beautiful flowers, heartfelt cards, and taking them on special outings to show them how much they mean to us. Yet, for many low-income mothers living in our community, they struggle each day to provide the basics for their babies.

Diapers are a necessity yet one in three families in the United States lack an ...

New Providence Recreation Offers Adult Summer Programs

New Providence Recreation is accepting registrations for adult evening and daytime programs that run June 25th – August 31st.  Most of the eight to nine-week sessions are under $65; several programs are free for NP residents!  All levels of fitness and those returning to exercise are welcome.

Programs are offered starting at 6 a.m.. If you are seeking weight loss, core body ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Madison Resident Awarded Children's 'Book of The Year' for Second Time

June 21, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and educators and received the highest accolade in two categories, specifically, ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_946d04346cba30ae4cb8_st._huberts_3

Thu, June 21, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Thu, June 21, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_946d04346cba30ae4cb8_st._huberts_3

Fri, June 22, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

Carousel_image_e7f53aa67b8e7cb310c5_vinyasaclass

Fri, June 22, 6:30 PM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Carousel_image_946d04346cba30ae4cb8_st._huberts_3

Sat, June 23, 7:00 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Pet Supply Drive at the Summit YMCA to Benefit ...

Giving Back

What's Hot and What's Not

Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...