RAHWAY, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Baseball Team, after a series of three commanding wins, went back to their early-season habit of being involved in pulse-quickening finishes however, this time, they were -- for the first game this season -- on the losing end of an exciting outcome.
Rahway pushed across a run in the bottom of the 10th inning on a steal of home, and The Maroon and White dropped their first decision of the season, 9-8.
The Hilltoppers led 8-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth, but allowed four runs in that inning and three in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extras.
Summit ripped 16 hits in the game, led by sophomore Trevor Mutolo, who went 3-for-5 with a dinger, a double, and three RBI. Senior captains Grant Douglas, Andrew Miller and Matt Murdock each had two hits to pace the Hilltopper offense.
Summit Pounds Out 18 Hits to Power Past New Providence
Douglas, Will Schaffer and Greg Vlass each had three hits as the Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team blasted out to a 13-0 lead after three innings en route to a 14-4 victory over New Providence.
Schaffer struck out nine in 3 1/3 innings work, with David Medina and Kunal Sengupta combining to contribute 2 2/3 innings of shutout work.
At the plate, Schaffer went 3-for-4, including a double, with five runs batted in. Two of Douglas' three hits were two baggers.
Summit, now 6-1 on the season, next travels to Governor Livingston April 13. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.