Baseball: Baker, Massaro boost New Paltz to victory

Baseball: Baker, Massaro boost New Paltz to victory

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Baseball: Baker, Massaro boost New Paltz to victory

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With a big hit from Chris Baker and a save from Chris Massaro, the New Paltz High School baseball team pulled out a 3-2 victory over visiting Rondout Valley on Monday.

Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Baker drove in Massaro and Seb Panuto to give the Huguenots the lead for good.

Massaro relieved starter Antonio Fazio on the mound with one out in the top of the seventh for the save, recording the final out by strikeout with the tying run on first base.

Fazio, a junior, allowed six hits and a run, striking out three, to record the win in his second career save.

“He came out in the first inning and really threw strikes and had command of his pitches,” New Paltz coach Sam Phelps said. “In the middle part of the game he lost is mechanics … He regained himself, found the strike zone and got us deep into the game, which was important since we have four games this week.”

The next of those four games for New Paltz (3-3) will be a match at Highland on Wednesday.

While Phelps said “wins are wins,” he stressed to his team a need to play up to their expectations after the game.

“They understand, I just want them to get better and improve every game,” he said.

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Huguenots topple Rondout Valley 3-2

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