Goldan looks to pitch St. Joe’s into GMC finals

St. Joe’s junior Andrew Goldan threw five no-hit innings against Old Bridge this year, but didn’t finish the game due to a strict pitch count as he returned from tendinitis issues.

Got a big game?

Give the ball to Andrew Goldan.

The junior had to work his way back from a tendinitis issue early this season, but ever since has been lights out for St. Joseph-Metuchen.

With a record of 5-0 and a 0.51 ERA, you might as well jsut turn out the lights and say “the party’s over” when he takes the mound.

Edison will surely be of a different mindset with ace Dom LaPelosa on the mound, and a lineup that includes slugging first baseman Sal DellaFave, who has six home runs this season.

Second-seed St. Joe’s (16-9) and 6th-seed Edison (16-6) square off Monday at 2:30, in a GMC Tournament semifinal game that can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, presented by Bellamy & Son Paving. Click here to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call the game live.

What’s unique about the Falcons is they come into Monday’s semifinal with Edison having lost four of their last seven games. How can that be?

St. Joe’s schedules frequent out of conference games to challenge themselves, and – at this time of season – their younger pitchers.

Those four recent losses – the first of which was a defeat at the hands of Monroe, which got the top-seed in the GMCT but was ousted in the first round – include a 10-6 decision at St. Peter’s Prep, a 7-6 loss at Pope John, and an 8-2 loss at Seton Hall Prep.

Click below to hear St. Joseph head coach Mike Murray talk about his late-season scheduling strategy, and the Falcons’ season so far, leading up to Monday’s semifinal matchup with Edison:

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