Columbia HS baseball team defeats Verona in season opener

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team rallied to beat Verona, 4-2, in the season opener Friday, April 1, at Underhill Field.

Luke Jackson went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run and Daniel Cotler and Chistian Pierre each went 1-for-3 with a stolen base to lead the Cougars.

Verona scored a run in the top of the first and a run in the top of the third for a 2-0 lead. CHS scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie it 2-2 and scored two in the fifth.

Pete Nolet pitched a complete game five-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks.

Upcoming games

April 4, Glen Ridge, 4 p.m.

April 6, at Livingston, 4 p.m.

April 8, at North 13th Street Tech, 4 p.m.

April 9, at North Hunterdon, noon

April 13, at West Essex, 4 p.m.

April 15, Montclair Kimberley Academy, 4 p.m.

April 18, West Orange, 4 p.m.

April 19, Newark East Side, 4 p.m.

April 20, at Verona, 4 p.m.

April 22, Cedar Grove, 4 p.m.

April 25, at Glen Ridge, 4 p.m.

April 26, at Roxbury, 4 p.m.

April 29, North 13th Street Tech, 4 p.m.

April 30, Montclair, at Cameron Field, 8 p.m.

May 2, at Newark East Side, 4 p.m.

May 4, at Belleville, 7 p.m.

May 9, West Essex, 4 p.m.

May 11, Colonia, 4 p.m.

May 16, at Montclair Kimberley Academy, 4 p.m.

May 18, at West Orange, 4 p.m.

May 20, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 4 p.m.

 

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