RANDOLPH, NJ- The bats have been hot to start the 2017 season for the Randolph boys varsity baseball team, as the Rams have averaged just under 8 runs per game en route to a 5-1 record.
On Saturday April 15, the Rams took victory number five with a strong 6-3 win over Seton Hall Prep, a team who was ranked second in the state at the time.
Stu Backer, Jake Barbiere and Connor Sullivan had two hits apiece, while Jack Carroll had a double and an RBI to pace the offense. On the mound, it was all hands on deck, as Thomas Ippolito, Jack O’Toole, and Tervor Salvior all threw two innings, while Chris Doige threw part of one.
In total, the Rams scattered nine hits on offense, while their arms on the mound held Prep to only four.
In a clash of undefeated teams on Monday April 17, the Rams at 5-0 faced off against 4-0 High Point. The game was tightly played and evenly matched, but High Point ultimately outlasted the Rams in 10 innings by a score of 5-4.
Ryan Mulligan had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Connor Sullivan went 2-for-3. Stu Backer had a two RBI single in the first inning to help stake the Rams to a 2-0 lead, and Ryan McDermott stole two bases and scored a run for Randolph.
Randolph plays Hunterdon Central next at home on Tuesday April 18 at 4 p.m.