New Jersey High School Baseball - St. Peter's Prep edged by MemorialMay 12, 2014: Jersey City, NJ 07302
The Memorial Tigers got by the host St. Peter's Prep Marauders baseball team by a count of 3-2 in Monday's league bout.
The Tigers now possess a 1-1 record. They take the field next when they host North Bergen for a non-league match on Tuesday, May 13.
The Marauders (12-5) will now prepare for their match against Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ). The Minutemen go into the match with a 3-2 record.
Prep's defense giveth and taketh away. St. Peter's Prep Freshmen dropped an 8-inning decision to Memorial, 3-2, at Metro Field. After doubling up a runner on 2nd with a fine running catch in right-center by CF Jonathan Thybulle, Prep defense committed back-to-back errors to allow Memorial to score 2 R with 2 outs in the 8th. Prep's defense turned 3 double plays, but also committed 4 errors that enabled Memorial to capitalize on scoring opportunities. LHS Paul Cuccinelli (6 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 6H, 2 BB, 5 K) and 1B/RHR Guido Salandra (2IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K) deserved a better fate. With only 3 hits (double by SS Vin Doren, and singles by C Shawn Borkowski and 3B Justin Yannece) all game, the Prep offense could not change the outcome. Yannece (2 RBI) had a n RBI-single in the bottom of the 6th and an RBI groundout in the bottom of the 8th. Salandra (1-4) took the loss as St. Peter's falls to 12-5 on the season.