WARREN, NJ – Kevin Sylvestri threw six scoreless innings allowing just four hits while striking out five, and teammate Ed Poggi continued his offensive warpath going 2-for-3 with a solo homerun to lead the Hustlin’ Warriors to a 3-0 victory over rival Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday.
The Watchung Hills faithful hopes this regular season matchup is a preview of Thursday night’s Somerset County Tournament semifinal match between these two teams.
“We're trying not to worry about who our opponent is at this point,” Watchung Hills head coach Joe Tremarco told TAPinto Watchung after the game. “We have five in a row this week, we are just worrying about us and the next one, and making sure we play our style of baseball.”
The Warriors style of baseball has been a winning recipe of good starting pitching, excellent fielding and timely hitting. The 16-3 Warriors are playing some of their best baseball in the crucial month of May.
“Sylvestri had a great outing for his first time as a starter this year and the defense made the plays behind him,” said Tremarco. “We’re just maintaining an even keel and trying to not get too high or too low.”
Watchung Hills’ Nick Cortes pitched a perfect seventh inning for the save.
The Hustlin' Warriors’ Mike Murray was 2-for-3 with a double. Brandon Hylton and Tyler Kulisz each had a hit and an RBI.