RANDOLPH, NJ- The 2018 season started with two straight wins for the Randolph varsity baseball team, however from there things got tough as three consecutive losses followed.
Everything went right for the Rams in the season opener against Morris Catholic, which ended with a 9-0 victory for Randolph.
Nick Wekilsky led the charge on offense, collecting two singles while adding three RBI. Chris Susini had an RBI-single with two runs scored and Elvis Lopez added an RBI-double while also scoring a run scored for Randolph, which led 8-0 after two innings.
On the mound, Chris Doidge tossed a three-hitter over 6 2/3 innings with one walk and 12 strikeouts to shut down the Crusader bats.
Shane Keane contributed two singles and two runs scored, and Mike Ippolito posted an RBI in the win.
A pitching duel followed in game number two when the Rams traveled to Parsippany Hills, as that contest saw Randolph's batters held to only two hits, while the Vikings batters were limited to four.
With so few hits on both sides, runs scored were minimal as well, and the only team who pushed a runner across the plate to score in the game was Randolph. Shane Keane earned the game winning RBI when he knocked in Nick Rampone in the sixth inning to give the Rams the only run they needed in a 1-0 win. Rampone also stole three bases in the game.
Then came the three tough losses, against West Morris, Mendham, and Seton Hall Prep in that order, to drop the Rams to 2-3 on the year.