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MANOR LOSES SECOND GAME OF DOUBLEHEADER AT COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

MANOR LOSES SECOND GAME OF DOUBLEHEADER AT COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

By Steven M. Glassman

Director of Sports Information

April 21, 2018

 

RANDOLPH, NJ—NJCAA Region XIX Division II County College of Morris (13-17) freshman designated hitter Jake Hall went two-for-four (including a double), with a run scored and three RBI as the Titans defeated the Manor College Blue Jays (2-14), 13-2, in game two of a doubleheader.

Morris scored runs in the first five innings.  The Titans opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on a sophomore left fielder Jack Peterson none-out, two-run home run to left.  Morris doubled its lead in the bottom of the second on a sophomore second baseman Dany Perez one-out, two-run home run to left.  The Titans added to its lead in the bottom of the third on a sophomore catcher Jonathan Biale two-out, RBI single to center.

Manor got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth.  Freshman designated hitter Jose Romero (Philadelphia, PA/Frankford) led off with a single to right off of freshman starting pitcher Charles Betz.  Freshman second baseman Hector Morales (Philadelphia, PA/Esperanza Charter) was hit a pitch and Romero advanced to second.  Freshman catcher Abimael Mercado (Philadelphia, PA/Juan Ponce De Leon [PR]) walked to load the bases with none out.  Freshman center fielder Trevor Schmanek (Philadelphia, PA/St. Joseph's Prep) double to center, scoring Romero and Morales.  Morris answered in the bottom of the fourth, sending 11 batters to the plate, and scored six times.  Peterson had a none-out, two RBI single to center.  Hall added a one-out, RBI single to center and freshman designated hitter David Veras followed with a two RBI single to center.  Freshman center fielder Chris Flynn contributed a two-out, RBI infield single to first. 

The Titans completed its scoring in the bottom of the fifth on a Hall one-out, two-run double to left.

Batting Leaders: Romero went two-for-four with a run scored.  Schmanek knocked in two runs.  Freshman shortstop Abdur-Rauf Mujahid (Philadelphia, PA/Boys Latin) walked twice for the Blue Jays.

Peterson went two-for-two (including a home run), scored twice and knocked in four.  Veras went two-for-three (including a double) with two runs scored and two RBI.  Freshman shortstop Justin Ayala went two-for-three (both hits were doubles) and scored twice.  Biale was also two-for-three.  He had a run scored and a RBI.  Perez contributed two RBI for the Titans.

Pitching Leaders: Lynch (1-1) pitched five innings and striking out five and allowed two runs on three hits for Morris.

Next Game: Manor plays NJCAA Division and EPAC Division III Montgomery Community College on Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.  The Mustangs won the previous matchup, 9-7, on Thursday, March 29, spoiling the Blue Jays' home opener at the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.