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Randolph Baseball Sees Their Bats Come Alive in Rout of Rival Roxbury

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Brendan Lowery lays down a bunt in the first inning
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Nick Rampone celebrates a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth Credits: Chris Lowery
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Tyler Berg Rips a double to open the scoring
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Brendan Lowery with a two run home run in the fourth inning to add to a 12 run inning Credits: Chris Lowery
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Michael Ippolito took the win after coming in in the 2nd inning. Credits: Chris Lowery
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– Randolph was sparked by clutch defense. Nick Rampone makes a catch surrounding by his teammates. Credits: Chris Lowery
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Cameron MacHale opened the game on the mound. Credits: Chris Lowery
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RANDOLPH, NJ- For the Randolph varsity baseball team, there is nothing like a game against rival and neighbor Roxbury to get everyone fired up and ready to play.  On Tuesday April 24, the Rams came out on fire from the first at bat, and didn’t quit until they had a 15-1 mercy rule victory over the Gaels.

“Any win we can get against Roxbury is a huge win,"  said senior short-stop and captain Brendan Lowery. "Whether it’s a 1-0 game or a 15-1 mercy like it was, it means everything to us,”

Nick Rampone set the tone from the start, when he led the game off with a hustle play by beating a throw to first for an infield single.  Two successful bunts by Shane Keane and Brendan Lowery gave the Rams bases loaded with Tyler Berg at bat.

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Berg laced a double to deep right field, scoring two and giving the Rams a 2-0 lead, and they would never look back. 

After adding another run in the second, Randolph blew the doors off in the fourth inning, almost batting around twice to the tune of 12 runs. 

A grand slam by Rampone and a two-run dinger from Lowery highlighted the inning. 

After managing only four hits or less in three out of their last four games, the onslaught at the plate was just what Randolph needed.

“To put up 15 runs against a good team like that makes us feel very confident going into our next game,” said Lowery.  “We hope this is the breakout game we needed to start hitting better.”

Rampone, who had a career game by going 3-for-4 with six RBI and four runs scored, was the Grand Marshal of the 14-hit parade for the Rams.

Berg also went 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Lowery had two hits and three RBI.  Mike Ippolito and Ryan McDermott contributed two hits and two runs scored each, while Keane came across the plate three times to score for Randolph.

Cameron MacHale tossed two innings on the mound for Randolph, while Ippolito threw 2 & 1/3. 

Randolph is now 5-3 on the season, and plays Morris Knolls on Thursday April 26, home at 4 pm.

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