Dom LaPelosa worked quickly, and after giving up a run in the top of the first, settled in to pitch a gem of a ballgame.
And it helped Edison beat Woodbridge 10-4 on Opening Day in the first official high school baseball game played on the school’s year-old, brand-new red and gold field.
LaPelosa – who got the win – gave up a run on an RBI triple by Barrons starter Matt Medvetz, but that was all he’d let up. LaPelosa got on a roll, especially in the middle innings.
To wit, he struck out four straight batters at one point, fanning the side in the fourth. He retired seven straight following a leadoff double in the third before giving up a one-out single in the fifth. And he retired 12 of the final 14 batters he face.
LaPelosa finished with eight strikeouts and two walks, allowing just four hits and one earned run in picking up the win.
Offensively, first baseman Sal DellaFave helped break the game open in the 5th inning. Up 7-1 with two on and one out, he blasted a mammoth three-run homer about 350-feet over the wall in left center off reliever Brendan Schmitt.
Starter Matt Medvetz took the loss for Woodbridge.
After the game, Mike Pavlichko spoke with LaPelosa, while Chris Tsakonas spoke with DellaFave and Edison head coach Vinny Abene. Click below to listen.