HTRBA’s Tyler Stefanisko makes tracks down a flyball and makes the catch against Robbinsville. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.
There will be an All-Hamilton Township contest in the second day of 12-year-old District 12 Little League play, but not the way the local teams were hoping.
HTRBA and Sunnybrae will meet each other in a 4 p.m. loser’s bracket game Sunday after both dropped first-round contests at Sunnybrae today.
Robbinsville took a 9-1 decision over HTRBA, scoring three in the third and six in the fourth, but there were some HTRBA highlights. Jack Ford pitched a strong two innings to start the game, retiring the first six batters he faced. Leadoff man Tyler Stefanisko had a single and double, and Michael Rocco hit an RBI double.
That was followed by Sunnybrae and West Windsor, and the WW hurler was outstanding in pitching a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory. Adrian Byra pitched well for the Yardville Gang, allowing three hits, one unearned run and one walk in 4.1 innings while striking out five.
Nottingham had a bye and will take on Bordentown Sunday at 2 p.m. Bordentown took a 12-2 opening win over East Windsor.