Team NJ defeated Team MD 18-8 on Sunday thanks in part to Yadriel Mateo, who drove in four runners. Mateo drove in runs on a home run in the first and a single in the third.
Team NJ grabbed an early lead. Team NJ scored on an error , a home run by Mateo, a single by Josiah Sharpe, an error, a single by Jayden Rosado, and a triple by Emmanuel Nunez in the first inning.
Team MD took an early lead in the first inning. A wild pitch scored one run for Team MD.
Team NJ took the lead for good with 12 runs in the first inning. In the first there was an error, scoring two runs, Mateo homered, driving in three runs, Sharpe singled off of David Harkins, driving in one run, there was an error, scoring two runs, Sharpe singled off of Harkins, driving in one run, and Nunez tripled, driving in three runs.
Team MD scored four runs in the third inning. Team MD’s big inning was driven by a double, a double by Chase Shepherd, a single, and a groundout by Fox Burch.
Team NJ had 13 hits in the game. Mateo, Jayden Capindica, and Rosado each collected multiple hits for Team NJ.