VERONA, NJ - Ray Williams struck out 11 batters in seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking, one, to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers baseball team to a 7-4 victory over cross-town rivals the Verona Hillbillies in Verona on Friday.
Verona struck first and led 2-0 until the top of the sixth inning when the Panthers went on a three-run rally, going on to add four runs in the seventh inning. Anthony Clarizio went 2-for-4, driving in three runs for Cedar Grove, while Jake Ferrara went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Gabe Quagliata led for Verona, going 2-for-3 and driving in one run. Anthony Zamloot was on the mound for the Hillbillies, striking out eight and walking two.
The win improves Cedar Grove to 6-3-1 for the season. They host Montclair Kimberly Academy Saturday at 11 a.m. Verona is now 4-5 for the season. They travel to Dumont Saturday at 11 a.m.
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