ROXBURY, NJ -- The Roxbury High School baseball team won its season opener in dramatic fashion on Monday, beating Chatham with a 3-run, walk-off homer by senior Justin Kurbansade.
The homer came with two outs in the seventh inning, lifting the Gaels over the Cougars 5-2. Kurbansade collected three hits and drove in all five runs for Roxbury during the game, including two in the sixth inning.
Chatham starting pitcher John Kowalczyk struck out 10 in pitching five scoreless innings. The right-hander allowed three hits and walked one.
Senior Dennis Moynihan delivered the first run of the season for Chatham with his solo homer in the fourth inning and freshman outfielder Jackson Hodges homered over the fence in left to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead in the fifth.
Roxbury pitcher Jack Findlay went five innings allowing four hits and two runs while striking out 12 batters. He was relieved by Matt Seminera who allowed no runs, one hit, one walk and threw one strikeout.
Jackson Hodges takes Roxbury's Jack Findlay deep in the 5th inning
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