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VIDEO: Wayne Valley walks off a winner over Pompton Lakes in final
Written by - Tuesday, May 12 2015  

Wayne Valley showed the mettle of a champion in its Passaic County Tournament final against Pompton Lakes. Fittingly, the game ended with the Indians in a dogpile, celebrating their first county championship in five years.

Chris McClurg delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Wayne Valley a 4-3 triumph. The Indians had trailed 3-0 before rallying to tie the game in the fifth inning, setting up McClurg's heroics.

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Mike LoPresti pitched the entire game for Wayne Valley, allowing just four hits and striking out eight batters to earn the win. His only big mistake came in the fourth inning, when Christian Ferrara smacked a three-run homer over the short porch in left field at Passaic County Tech.

The Indians got those three runs back an inning later. Alex Kokos singled off the fence, and two walks loaded the bases. LoPresti hit a sacrifice fly and McClurg followed with an RBI groundout. Joe Pascucci then delivered a key two-out hit to bring home the tying run.

Tyler Blumenstyk started the winning rally with a leadoff single in the seventh. Pinch-runner Joe Namendorf advanced to second on a wild pitch, and came home on McClurg's single past the second baseman with the winning run.

Justin Wazaney pitched a complete game for Pompton Lakes, working out of sticky situations in both the second and third innings. Besides the Ferrara homer, the only extra-base hit for the Cardinals was a double by Jim Huber, also in the fourth.

Pompton Lakes, the sixth seed, was denied its bid to become the first team to win three straight Passaic County titles. The Cardinals fall to 12-6.

Wayne Valley, the top seed, is now 16-4. It's the fifth overall county title for the Indians.

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