GLADSTONE, NJ – Watchung Hills Warrior’s pitcher Brian Reiss allowed no runs while scattering just two hits over five innings, and the Warriors erupted for seven runs in the top of the 5th inning to go on and defeat Gill St. Bernard’s 10-0. The victory sends Watchung Hills into the quarterfinals of the Somerset County Tournament against #1 seed Bridgewater-Raritan.
Watchung Hills’ Kevin Cagnetta and Anthony Rocchietti led the Warrior hit parade each banging out two hits. Cagnetta reached safely all four times with a single, a double, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs. Rocchietti was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBIs. The Warriors’ Matt Mastrobattista also had a double, two RBIs and a run scored for Watchung Hills. The Warriors chased Gill St. Bernard’s starting pitcher Dan Spear after 4 1/3rd innings, getting to Spear with nine earned runs on six hits.
“Reiss really had all of his stuff working, and he was hitting his spots,” said Watchung Hills Head Coach Joe Tremarco. “Offensively we executed everything we wanted to. We worked good counts, and capitalized on their pitchers mistakes.”
Watchung Hills is scheduled to play Bridgewater-Raritan next Saturday, May 2nd in the quarter finals of the Somerset County Baseball Tournament.