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Piscataway Chiefs Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Woodbridge

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with Woodbridge on Thursday.

Piscataway won the first game, 14-9, and Woodbridge won the second game, 7-6.

In game one, the Chiefs jumped out to a 10-0 lead thanks to two hits and two runs scored by Jordan Brown. James Ingram reached three times and scored all three times and Jordin Martell hit a pair of singles and a bases clearing double to left center.

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Brown finished 2-for-3 in the contest with an RBI and four runs scored. Martell went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Evan Okamoto drove in four runs as well. On the mound, Mason Mahmood earned the win pitching five innings. In 76 pitches, he gave up nine hits, seven runs (three earned) and struck out one.

Piscataway committed five errors.

The Barrons fought back with nine unanswered runs between the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings before the Chiefs plated four in the top of the seventh.

For Woodbridge, Darren Gonzalez, Michael Medvetz, and Tom O’halloran all had three hits and two RBI.

In game two, Piscataway, which trailed 7-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, scored two runs to make it interesting.

Robert Nunez earned the win tossing five innings while striking out 10. He gave up three hits, three runs (two earned) and six walks in 112 pitches.

At the plate for Woodbridge, Jack Golden went 3-for-4 with two rBI and two runs scored. Ismael Reynoso also scored twice and had an RBI.

For Piscataway, Chris Corvil had two hits in four tries with an RBI. Brown and Jared Copeland drove in a run each as well.

Through three games, Woodbridge and Piscataway are both 2-1. Piscataway won its first game, 6-5, in dramatic fashion at home at Columbus Park.
Down 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Chris Lowry found himself at the plate with one out and the bases loaded. Lowry hit a hard grounder toward shortstop and the throw to the plate was wild allowing Matt Peterson, who drew a lead-off walk, to score as well as Brown, who hustled from second base. Brown singled after Peterson.

Next up, the Barrons play Henry Hudson on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. while the Chiefs play Spotswood, also at 11 a.m.

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