Roxbury Baseball Comes Back in Third, Defeats West Morris Central

Roxbury wins it 11 to 9 against West Morris. Credits: Mary Axelson
Tucker Voelbel scores a run for Roxbury. Credits: Mary Axelson
Darren Wyse on the mound for Roxbury to open the game against West Morris. Credits: Kim Roumes
Andy Axelson had two hits against West Morris. Credits: Mary Axelson
Dan Hankowski with some key hits in Wednesdays game against West Morris. Credits: Mary Axelson
A jubilant Brian Dachowski crosses home plate and celebrates with Will Findlay. Credits: Mary Axelson
Will Findlay makes his Roxbury debut by pitching mid reliever and scoring some hits against West Morris. Credits: Kim Roumes
Mike Roumes closes the game after scoring a triple. Credits: Kim Roumes

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School baseball team defeated West Morris Central 11-9 on Wednesday, rallying in the third inning after the Wolfpack had gained a 7-3 lead. 

In that inning, Roxbury banged out five runs that, added to the three it scored in the first inning from walks and infield errors, put the Gaels on top 8-7.

Coming into the third inning with a good lead, West Morris failed to capitalize. Roxbury took the opposite approach, with singles by Andy Axelson and Dan Hankowski and a hard hit by Will Findlay, whose grounder to third was too hot to handle for the Wolfpack player, allowing two more Roxbury runners to cross the plate.

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In the lead going into the fourth inning, the Gaels loaded the bases with walks and a double by Brian Dachowski. Then, Michael Roumes smashed a bases-clearing triple line-drive over third bringing the score to 11-3 where it stayed until the game ended.

The victory brings Roxbury's record to 9-4 as it goes into a game today against Jefferson.

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