Boys Baseball wins big over Governor Livingston


Pitcher Jack DeFouw

McKella Sylvester

The varsity baseball team defeated Governor Livingston with a 17-7 victory on Wednesday afternoon at their home field. The team continued to have momentum and now holds a 3-0 record.
“We take it one game at a time,” said head coach Joseph Higgins. “There’s going to be ups and downs, we just want to keep our focus short term.”
The Raiders began the first inning with good defense and continued to keep up that good defense for all seven innings. Throughout the entirety of the game, they paired the superb defense with impressive pitches, hits and runs.
“Our confidence as a team and our energy throughout the year has been great and we’re keeping it up and really trying to feed it off one another,” said junior catcher Peter Yarem. Yarem, whos currently owns a .667 batting average,  has been apart of the varsity squad since his freshman year.
In addition, the Raiders quickly picked up on mistakes that Governor Livingston made in the game.
“They made a lot of errors and we definitely capitalized off of those,” said senior pitcher Vincent Conti.
Communication was also a big factor in the outcome of the game.
“We had good communication, which is something that Coach Higgins and Coach Lucarelli always trust,” said junior first baseman Matt Fox.
Confidence and energy are the reason the Raiders have started so hot to open their 2016 campaign.
“To sustain [the winning streak] we have and to keep a level head and have confidence not cockiness,” said Yarem. “We stay energized throughout the season because it is a really long year and can’t think of two or three games ahead. We have to think of the game on that day and stay within ourselves and play the baseball we know how to play.”