Piscataway Chiefs Baseball Tops Elizabeth Minutemen, 10-7

Piscataway Chiefs Baseball Tops Elizabeth Minutemen, 10-7 (File Photo) Credits: Kenneth Simmons

ELIZABETH, NJ -- In what head coach Scott Gleichenhaus called a “huge win”, the Piscataway High School varsity baseball team is feeling sky-high after the Chiefs came from behind to top the Elizabeth Minutemen, 10-7, Saturday morning in Elizabeth.

Elizabeth led 7-2 heading into the top of the sixth inning, but Piscataway put up an eight-spot to take a three run lead.

Down but never out, the Chiefs mustered three walks, two hits, two RBI-groundouts, and three hit batsmen in the frame.

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Chris Lowry finished the game 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, a walk, and a run scored. Joe Maisano drove in three runs and notched a single while Roldan Morris went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI. Washington tallied two RBIs as well.

“These guys have been resilient all year,” Gleichenhaus, who is in his third year at the school, recently told TAPinto Piscataway. “They always fight until the last out and they understand when we get opportunities they have to seize it.”

Sophomore pitcher Jordan Martell for Piscataway tossed the final two innings for the save. Martell got out of two bases loaded jams in each inning, facing 12 batters, walking five and striking five along the way.

Jason Vitalicio earned the win in relief pitching 2.1 innings allowing only one hit as he came in for Cameron Bender, who allowed six runs including five in the bottom of the third.

Brandon Wreckler led the Minutemen with two hits in the contest.

With the win, Piscataway currently owns a 13-12 record with at least one more guaranteed game left in 2017. Weather permitting, 11th-seeded Piscataway will travel to sixth-seeded Westfield on Monday for a 4:00 p.m. first round game of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament.

The Chiefs haven’t finished over .500 for quite some time. It is unknown at this point when the last time the program finished with a winning record, but under Gleichenhaus, the program is 34-46 since 2015.

Piscataway won 12 games in 2015 and nine in 2016. Prior to that, they hadn’t had more than eight wins since at least 2010, finishing with only one in 2011.

“I don’t want these guys to accept complacency or mediocrity. Our goal was to make the tournament and get over .500. I care so much about the team and the program and I want them to go out on a high note knowing that they were the senior class to push it over the top and set this program in the right direction,” Gleichenhaus said on Friday night which was Senior Night. is an online newspaper serving the Township of Piscataway. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PiscatawayTAP.

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