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Summit High Boys Baseball Now 5-0 After Wins Over Plainfield and Linden

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Senior captain Matt Murdock is batting .476 over Summit's first five game, all Hilltopper victories. Credits: Kyle Standing
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SUMMIT, NJ -  After three consecutive dogpile-inducing, walk-off triumphs, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Baseball Team claimed two decisive victories to run its season-opening winning streak to five games.

On the heels of beating their first three opponents by a total of three runs, The Maroon and White defeated their last two foes -- Plainfield and Linden -- by a combined score of 21-1.

The Hilltoppers brushed aside the Cardinals 11-1 on April 7, then knocked off the Tigers 10-0 just 24 hours later.

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Against Plainfield, Summit plated five runs in the first two innings and never looked back, pounding out 16 hits in the game.

Ben Lim went 3-for-3, and captain Matt Murdock was 3-for-5. Captain Andrew Miller was 2-for-4 and drove in a team-high three runs. Miller and Murdock both swatted big flys, however Murdock was called out for failing to touch third base.

Captain Grant Douglas allowed but two hits over five innings of work, and Anthony Cusumano pitched a scoreless final inning, striking out two.

Versus Linden, Summit jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings and cruised home. Lim threw a complete-game one-hitter, striking out nine and throwing just 82 pitches in six innings.

Douglas went 2-for-4, and Trevor Mutolo and Greg Vlass each had a pair of RBI.

Summit looks to keep a flawless record when it takes on New Providence April 11. First pitch at Memorial Park is set for 4 p.m.

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