The New Providence Reds baseball team swept the defending league champion Ironbound Indians on Sunday to improve to 5-3 on their season.
In game one with New Providence Mayor Al Morgan in attendance rooting the team on, the Reds won 9-0 behind a five-run 7th inning. Pitcher Scott Horowitz picked up his second win of the season tossing six shutout innings, while striking out five and only allowing four hits. Horowitz also helped himself with the bat by picking up two hits and driving in three including a two-run single in the first inning.
The Reds put the game out of reach with the big 7th inning highlighted by a Joe Randazzo two-run single. Second baseman Ray Nesto also added two RBI’s in the win.
In game two, Pete House pitched six shutout innings to record his third win of the season while only allowing two hits while striking out four in a 4-2 win.
At the plate for the Reds, shortstop Matt Nesto had an RBI double in the three-run 5th inning and catcher Will Anderson followed with his second home run of the season, a two-run shot which proved to be the game winning runs to put the Reds up 4-0.
The Reds return to action on Sunday with a home doubleheader against the Hawthorne Chicos beginning at 3pm at Oakwood Park. Admission is free.
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 Orangetheory Fitness located in the Village Shopping Center in New Providence. Also, joining sponsorship team again this season is the Chimney Rock Inn, with locations in Gillette and Bound Brook.
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.