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GMCT First Round Baseball: Piscataway Chiefs Fight Back, But Fall to East Brunswick Bears, 9-3

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GMCT First Round Baseball: Piscataway Chiefs Fight Back, But Fall to East Brunswick Bears, 9-3 Credits: Chris Nalwasky
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EAST BRUNSWICK -- One of the main themes of the Piscataway High School varsity baseball team this season is their ability to never get down and battle until the very end.

That motif was on display Monday afternoon in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament against East Brunswick. Despite being shutout and trailing by five runs, the 14th-seeded Chiefs (11-10) clawed their way back to score a run in the top of the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to make it a ballgame.

“These guys have been resilient all year,” Chiefs third-year head Scott Gleichenhaus recently told TAPinto Piscataway. “They always fight until the last out and they understand when we get opportunities they have to seize it.”

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However, the tough third-seeded Bears (18-4) plated two runs themselves in the fifth and sixth, disallowing any chance of a comeback. East Brunswick would go on to win the first round matchup, 9-3, and will face sixth-seeded Monroe in the quarterfinals at Community Park in North Brunswick on Thursday.

East Brunswick’s Brandon Rosenthal went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored on the day, connecting for a three-run home run to highlight a four-run third. Tyler Burnham, who finished the day with two hits in three at-bats with three runs scored, also homered in the home half of the sixth.

Nick Martino and David Bermudez also picked up two hits apiece for the East Brunswick, while Jay Marchese was a perfect 3-for-3 and drove in two more runs.

The Bears outhit the Chiefs 13-4 in the contest.

On the mound, Mike Falco earned the win pitching 6 ⅓ innings allowing four hits, three runs, and four walks while striking out six in 91 pitches. James Schuld came in on relief.

As for Piscataway, senior Justin McKeown went 1-for-3 with a team-high two RBI on the day. Parris Washington led the team with two hits while James Ingram had two walks.

Evan Okamoto took the loss.

Next up for Piscataway is another formidable task on Tuesday when they host Christian Brothers Academy at Columbus Park. The Chiefs will also play Carteret on Friday under the lights at 6:00 at Columbus for Senior Night.

They conclude the season with a matchup at Elizabeth on Saturday.

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