NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Boys Baseball team won a close one against Hackettstown 6-5, on Friday. Billy Carson hit a ground ball in the seventh inning to bring in Scott Price, scoring the winning run.

Chase Cramer scored twice, with an RBI on three trips to the plate; one single, a double and a walk. Bobby Fehr also scored once on his three at bats.  He had a walk and a single.    

Starting pitcher Scott Price had a solid showing on both sides of the plate, scoring twice in his two times at bat, walking twice, sealing and earning an RBI.

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Cole Van Luvender got one hit and one RBI during his four at bats.

Price started on the mound for the braves and pitched three innings. He struck out four players without giving up any walks, giving up only two hits. 

Alex Blanar closed out the game for the Braves, pitching the final four innings.  Blanar had one strikeout and gave up a walk and eight hits.

Overall, the Braves’ players got five runs, five hits, three RBIs, two doubles, four walks, and two stolen bases. Their batting average as a collective is .417.

The Braves are 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the league division. They will take on Whippany Park at home on Monday, April 11 at 4 p.m.