Middletown North defeats Matawan in MCT Preliminary Round; Looks to Howell


Lion's Roar Staff

Original Story By Craig Epstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The Middletown High School North Baseball team has advanced to the Monmouth County Tournament by defeating the Matwan Huskies by a score of 4-3.  Matt Adamson went 1-4 with two RBI and one run to help 17th-seeded Middletown North defeat 16th-seeded Matawan 4-3 in the preliminary round of the Monmouth County Tournament on Monday in Aberdeen.

Karl Strauch was the winning pitcher, going six innings while allowing three hits, two earned runs, four walks, struck out one, and hit two batters.  Middletown North improved their record to 5-5, will travel to face top-seeded Howell in the first round on Saturday.  The Lions are hoping that they can get hot entering postseason play and put together a string of victories.  Head Coach Ryan McCabe, who was a 1st Team All Shore Shortstop for the Lions, believes the Lions are heading in the right direction: “We are hoping to get some players back from injury at key positions and have a good core group with some experience. Kids come to work every day and should continue to improve as the season progresses.”

The upcoming MCT First Round contest between Howell will reveal if the Lions have what it takes to compete at a championship level, as Howell is ranked No. 5 in the Shore Conference with a 9-2 record.

2022 Middletown North Lions Roster

Colin Dowlen–Senior
Tony Sansone–Senior
Ryan Frontera–Junior
Matthew Adamson–Senior
Michael Weinbel–Senior
Nick Palmadesso–Senior
Matthew Klimovich–Senior
Karl Strauch–Senior
Andrew Lombardi–Senior
Ryan Fairhurst–Senior
Aidan Sheehan–Senior
RJ Kernan–Junior
Colby McMahon–Junior
Dylan Briggs–Sophomore
Abhinava Pendyala–Senior
Zachary Hampton–Freshman
Eddie Patrick–Junior
Jason Quardt–Sophomore
Connor Walsh–Sophomore
Dominic Merker–Sophomore

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