West Orange HS baseball team is No. 4 seed in state sectional tournament

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WEST ORANGE – The fourth-seeded West Orange High School varsity baseball team will host 13th-seeded Bloomfield in the first round of the state North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 tournament on May 23 at 7 p.m.

The winner will face the winner between fifth-seeded Montclair and 12th-seeded North Bergen in the quarterfinals on May 26. The semifinals are May 31. The final is June 3.

Morristown is the top seed. Ridgewood is the No. 2 seed. Union City is the No. 3 seed.

Andrew Scholz fired a five-inning complete game with four strikeouts, allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks, and and went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored at the plate to propel the Mountaineers to a 15-1 victory over Newark East Side at the Ironbound Recreation Center in Newark. Doug Hughes went 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored; Robert Parisi was 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs and Christopher Walker scored three runs.

Scholtz hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Mountaineers to a 3-2 walk-off win over Columbia on May 18 at home in a Super Essex Conference-Liberty Division game.

Liam White pitched a complete game, allowing two run on four hits  with four strikeouts. At the plate, White went 4-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.

Scholz and Hughes also doubled; and Tyree Bradley had two hits. WOHS improved to a 14-5 record.