NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It only took 79 pitches for junior pitcher Ryan Sherman to no hit Linden this past Friday, as he mowed down 21 of 23 batters that faced him.

Spreading out six strikeouts over the course of the game, Sherman only allowed two batters to reach, one via a walk and the other by a hit batter. 

Sherman helped his own cause by knocking in the first run of the game, a sacrifice fly to put the Pioneers ahead in the 2nd inning. 

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Greg Lambert drove in two runs in the 6th to give Sherman some breathing room heading into the final frame, and that lead stayed at 3-0 as Sherman recorded the final three outs in the game to lock down the win.

The Pioneers improved to 7-2 after that victory, and would bump that record up to 8-2 the next Tuesday when they held on to defeat Oratory, 7-4, behind two RBI’s apiece from Jack Connor and Greg Lambert.

New Providence looks to move to 9-2 on Thursday when they look to defeat Johnson for the second time this season, with first pitch at 4 p.m. at Paul Miller Field.