Junior starting pitcher Andrew Goldan no-hit Old Bridge through five innings before being pulled due to his pitch count, leading St. Joseph-Metuchen to a 4-1 road in in GMC Red Division action, as heard Monday afternoon on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
Goldan walked three and struck out six in five innings of work, allowing no hits and no runs, and facing just three more than the minimum number of batters.
The Falcons jumped on the board in the first inning, as leadoff man Xavier Arana – who’d walked – came in to score on an attempt to steal third when Old Bridge catcher Giovanni Aresta’s throw sailed into left field.
St. Joe’s picked up two more runs in the fourth on a double by nine-hitter Josiah Brown, and Colin Leyner’s RBI double in the fifth added another run.
Old Bridge didn’t get on the board until the bottom of the seventh, when pinch-hitter Matt Hefter drove in drove in Nick Ong, who’d led off with a triple. But the game ended with a runner on when Jason Gilman grounded into a 6-2 double-play, as Brown – the St. Joe’s shortstop – fielded the ball while gliding across second base to retire the baserunner, then threw to first to get the final out.
Click below to hear the complete game broadcast of St. Joe’s 4-1 win over Old Bridge: