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Baseball: Passaic Valley gets into high gear

APRIL 30, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015, 10:54 AM

LITTLE FALLS – After a slow start, the Passaic Valley baseball team has begun to get things in gear.

HEATING UP - Chris Vogt and the Passaic Valley baseball team started the week with a 4-9 record and have won three of its last five games.

STAFF PHOTO BY DEMITRIUS BALEVSKI
HEATING UP – Chris Vogt and the Passaic Valley baseball team started the week with a 4-9 record and have won three of its last five games.

Heading into this week, John Mazzo’s Hornets had won three of its last five games and were 4-9 on the season. Passaic Valley will visit West Milford tomorrow, at 4 p.m. and on Saturday, play the Highlanders again, this time at 2 p.m. in Little Falls. On May 4, the Hornets will host Wayne Valley at 4 p.m.

The Hornets had lost on opening day to Wayne Hills by an 11-1 count, but on April 24, Passaic Valley turned that around, defeating the Patriots, 6-4. Nick Galese pitched a complete game for the Hornets, striking out six while scattering six hits. Brian Dillon, Tyler Hablitz, Alex Madonia and Chris Vogt each drove in a run for the Hornets, with Dillon also stealing two bases.

In an 8-6 win over Glen Ridge on April 25, Spencer Perzely had a big day, with three hits, two RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored. Hablitz and Dillon each had two hits and two runs scored and Galese doubled and drove in a run.

Madonia was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game. He struck out six, walked three and gave up nine hits. Trailing 6-5, Passaic Valley scored two runs in the fifth and added an insurance tally in the sixth inning for a big home victory. The Hornets had 12 hits overall in the game.

Galese, Hablitz and Madonia each had two hits in a 13-7 setback to Paterson Eastside. Hablitz homered in the game and drove in four runs and Casey Hanley scored twice and had a hit.

Versus Lakeland on April 27, Galese and Perzely had two hits each and Anthony Degrote walked twice for the Hornets, which lost a 7-2 decision.