When Somerville (10-7) faces Rutgers Prep (12-2) in the Somerset County Tournament semifinals Monday at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater, Pioneers’ head coach Chris Banos has a really good feeling about his team.
The ‘Ville has scored a lot of runs this year, and even when they give up a lot, that’s helped them win a good number of games.
It’ll no doubt come in handy against a Rutgers Prep team that can swing the bat, and has lost only twice all season.
The teams used to play each other year, being in the same division. But due to the COVID year and a move, they haven’t faced each other since 2018. Still, there’s a lot of familiarity between the two, and Banos knows to beat a team lead by veteran coach Larry Santowasso, who recently reached the 300-win milestone: fundamentals.
Central Jersey Sports Radio will broadcast Monday’s game live, with pregame beginning at 3:40 and first pitch at 4:00. Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas will call all the action from TD Bank Park in Bridgewater; click here to listen.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko preview Somerville’s semifinal game against Rutgers Prep with Pioneers’ head coach Chris Banos: