FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Watchung Hills Hustlin’ Warriors erupted for eight runs in the 7th inning to come from behind to beat Immaculata 15-8.
Immaculata had touched up the Warriors for five runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take an 8-7 lead. Warrior senior Brian Reiss threw the final 1.2 innings of relief to win his sixth game of the season.
The Hustlin Warriors banged out 15 runs on 14 hits. Watchung Hills’ Sophomore Brandon Hylton went 2-for-3 with a 2-run HR, 2 runs scored, a walk, a HBP, and 3 RBI's. Warriors’ Chris Roth and Ed Poggi each had multiple hit games with a double and 3 RBI's a piece. Matt Mastrobattista, Eric Plesko, and Nick Mink all had two hits apiece for the Warriors. Dan Roth pitched 5 innings giving up 5 earned runs on 6 hits, 3 walks, and 2 K's. Alex Antigua took the loss for Immaculata.
“Dan Roth showed a lot of heart battling back after a rough first inning and settling down for the next four innings,” Watchung Hills coach Joe Tremarco said. “We capitalized on some walks in the 7th, got situational ground balls to go ahead, and then some timely hitting with Poggi’s 3 RBI double and Hylton’s 2-run HR. This was a great character win for our entire team.”