Sports

Sengupta Strikes Again as Summit High Baseball Wins Third in Row, 4-3 Over Union Catholic

eb96d0dd7f320ba21475_d591352ebba7a6ce7cb1_Screen_Shot_2017-04-07_at_1.13.54_PM.jpg
Grant Douglas went 4-5 with two doubles in Summit's 4-3 win over Union Catholic. Credits: Kyle Standing
eb96d0dd7f320ba21475_d591352ebba7a6ce7cb1_Screen_Shot_2017-04-07_at_1.13.54_PM.jpg

SUMMIT, NJ - Three games. Three last at-bat wins - by a total of three runs. The Summit High School Boys Varsity Baseball Team is doing their darndest to earn the nickname 'Cardiac Kids'.

The latest palpitating installment was a 4-3, nine-inning win over Union Catholic. Reliever Kunal Sengupta, who knocked in the winning run in the Hilltoppers' April 3 win over Watchung Hills, did it again this time,

As in their previous two victories, The Maroon & White got strong pitching with senior Will Schaffer, who fanned seven out of the first nine batters he faced, also driving in Summit's first run with an RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third

Sign Up for E-News

Andrew Miller would then plate Matt Mormile to give the Hilltoppers the 2-0 advantage.

Union Catholic came back, however to post a three-spot in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2 with relief pitcher Pat Smolyn entering the game to end the inning. Smolyn would go on to 'K" seven opposition batters in 3 2/3 innings work.

Back-to-Back two baggers in the bottom of the fifth from Grant Douglas and Smolyn would knot things at 3-3.

Another key component to Summit achieving early-season joy has been multiple players chipping in key plays at key moments and -- after three scoreless innings -- shortstop Matt Reddy saved the day, making a miraculous throw to first to send the game farther into extra innings.

Sengupta, who finished the game at the mound for Summit, drove in the winning run after a Trevor Mutolo single and Douglas double. A third dramatic victory called for a third wild celebration as the team met Sengupta at first base and rejoiced.

"Solid defense and throwing strikes are what have kept us in these games," said Summit Head Coach Kevin Zaleski. "We have not put up a lot of runs the last two games, so defense and pitching kept us close. Can't say enough about Pat Smolyn and Kunal Sengupta's job coming in relief today.  Grant Douglas has been crushing the ball to help us offensively.”

Summit is back on the diamond April 7 taking on Plainfield at Memorial Field. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Kyle Standing is a Summit High School sophomore.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Status Report #5

June 20, 2018

As summer fast approaches, this will be my fifth semi-annual status report on what I have been up to on Council.  In a change from the prior two years, this year I have been serving as Council president. As such, I have had greater involvement across a multitude of different issues.  However, I want to focus on three themes that have so far permeated this Council: economic growth and ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_92eaadab4fea5d764092_edc2dcd4802a1c409d7c_screen_shot_2018-04-03_at_1.15.57_pm

Sun, June 24, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_5e177eaae57739064cd4_397f63ad2fb50392a776_29178074_2107642336134787_2638697507160326144_n

Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM

Totowa

MakerFest 2018

Summit Police Blotter

June 19, 2018

5/29 - Mark L. Howard, 21, of Nutley was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and credit card fraud. Mr. Howard was processed and released with a pending court date.

5/29 - At 1143 hours a report was taken for a theft of stolen license plate from a River Road business. The victim reported the last time the license plate was seen on the property was within the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-19, Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Nonprofits

June 22, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

Video: Dietze Says Despite Trade War Fears, Economy's Fundamentals Remain Strong

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live from the CNN building on the case for bullishness despite a potential trade war:

ptview.com/medias/tv-radio

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services ...

Maximizing Your Portfolio’s Returns -- Beware the Taxman

The old adage in the investment world is that it is not what you make, but what you keep that counts.  Investors often overlook the ultimate deflator of portfolio returns – the taxman. An astute global asset allocation should be the number one priority for investors.  However, there are preferred ways to distribute this asset allocation over the spectrum of taxable and ...

Video: In The Zone with Christa Anderson

A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and ...

Hello, Neighbors

Hi, Summit families!

My name is Betsy Stoeber and I’ve been the owner and director at the specialized learning center Brain Balance of Summit since 2011. I first encountered Brain Balance the year before we opened as a parent. My own son participated in our innovative program at the center in Norwalk, CT, to address a number of learning challenges.

Traveling there three times per week ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  

 

My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  

 

Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...