Sophomore Scott Pede struck out five – including the side in the 7th inning – and helped East Brunswick Tech (10-1) clinch at least a share of the GMC Gold Division with a 12-5 win over Timothy Christian Tuesday afternoon at Ray Cipperly Field.
In a game heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, ace starter Joe Moye struggled to find the plate early. He’d already been put on a 50-pitch limit by head coach Todd Sak, who wanted to save him a bit for Friday’s rematch against TCS in Piscataway.
With one out in the third, Pede came in the game from second base, and took over.
Even though he allowed two more Timothy Christian runs in the fourth, to allow the visiting Tigers to take a 5-4 lead, he settled down once EB Tech sent 11 men to the plate in the fifth to regain a lead the home Tigers would never relinquish.
Pede finished strong, not allowing a single hit over the last three innings, striking out the five, six and seven hitters to end the game.
Click below for combined postgame reaction from 2B/reliever Scott Pede, starting pitcher/1B Joe Moye, and head coach Todd Sak: