EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Bears blanked the Vikings for the second consecutive day thanks to a dominating pitching performance by Junior Michael Falco. The EB offense exploded in the third inning when they jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. These runs combined with spectacular pitching gave East Brunswick another great win.
Michael Falco got the start on the rubber today and he threw six scoreless innings to earn the win. Throughout the six innings, Falco surrendered only four hits and struck out five batters without allowing a single walk. Senior Ryan Flynn struck out two batters in the final inning to secure the win over South Brunswick.
In the bottom of the third with runners on first and third Michael Falco came up to the plate looking to help himself out. On a 2-1 count Falco ripped a ball to right field scoring one run. A few batter later Senior Christian Shelley came up to bat with runners on second and third. With two outs and a 2-2 count Shelley hit a ground ball into right field scoring both runners, taking a 3-0 lead. The next batter was Senior David Paribello who hit a single allowing another runner to cross the plate.
The Bears combined for 9 hits in the ballgame. Junior Brandon Rosenthal and Ryan Flynn each totaled multiple hits in the game. Flynn went 3-for-4 and scored one run. Rosenthal went 2-for-2 including a home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the fifth inning to extend the Bears’ lead to 5-0. The Bears continue to win with their hot pitching and timely hitting as they move to 12-4 on the year.