ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury 8U baseball team won the District 7 Championship this past week, a victory led by outstanding pitching and hot bats.
The 18-1 trouncing by the Junior Gaels over the Wayne PAL team means Roxbury is advancing to the State Tournament.
Extraordinary pitching performances from Michael Paxos and Colin Donnelly shut down the Wayne offense. At the plate, the Roxbury boys got on the scoreboard early and often with big hits from Christos Paxos, Luca Argenziano, Frankie Falco and Anthony Rizzo who also made a sparkling catch in left field.
Anthony Palombit pitched solid in three straight games while also having a great offensive tournament. Jimmy Murphy lit up the base paths, stealing home in the semi-final game and having several big hits. Brady Capko and Dominick DeMarco were rock solid all tournament long both at the plate and on defense leading the charge for the team.
The state tournament begins next week in Bridgewater.