|PHOTOS: Randolph rebounds from marathon loss|
*Click here for a photo gallery by Paul Swenson.*
Randolph had every reason to be tired and dejected after a defeat in one of the longest high school baseball games in recent memory.
Instead, the Rams responded in fine fashion to give their season a needed boost.
Coming off a 15-inning loss to Seton Hall Prep on Saturday night, Randolph answered the call with an 8-1 triumph on Monday against Livingston. Then, they followed that up with an extremely impressive 7-5 win over a strong Hunterdon Central team.
The game against Seton Hall Prep finally ended after midnight on Sunday in a tough 5-4 loss. That defeat dropped Randolph to 2-5 and could well have sent the Rams into a tailspin.
Instead, with Jake Scherzer throwing a much-needed complete game five-hitter, Randolph took care of Livingston. The Rams pounded out 15 hits, including four from Kevin Mancuso and three by Thomas Asbaty.
The Rams then took out previously-unbeaten--and ranked in the New Jersey Top 20--Hunterdon Central on Tuesday. Asbaty had a two-run triple, and Connor McMahon had two hits, an RBI and scored twice as Randolph built a 7-1 lead. Dave Sacco went five strong innings with the Rams still hamstrung by having to throw 15 innings on Saturday. Michael Lansing, who pitched in that Seton Hall Prep game, came on to finish and struggled, but was able to close the door.
For a complete photo gallery by Paul Swenson of the Randolph-Livingston game, click the link above.