The story could not have been written better by a Pulitzer Prize winner. The Huskies faced adversity at every turn and still came up with a 5-3 win in 9 innings over Shore Regional.
For starters – Adam Elliott battled all day and persevered to throw 8 innings and earn his first win of the year allowing 3 runs – 2 earned. Elliott was helped by the Autism Awareness Player of the game Alex Cosentino who threw out 2 runners at the plate – one in the 6th and one in the bottom of the 8th to keep the game alive.
Matawan was led offensively by Ryan Driscoll with 2 hits and 2 RBI and Chris Vetter also had 2 hits and 2 gsme tying RBI in the top of the sixth.
Matawans pitching and defense played well enough to keep the Huskies close enough to strike and take the lead. Isaiah Phillip’s aggressive base running put Matawan on top with a steal of 3rd and he took home on a bad throw.
Richard Joa came in for a 1-2-3 9th inning save.