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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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

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