The Highland High School baseball team will host Marlboro Wednesday with momentum on its side.
The Huskies beat visiting Rondout Valley on Tuesday, 2-1, in a game coach John Buonamano called “crisp.”
“It was a good game,” Buonamano said. “It was very quick — a pitchers’ duel for the majority of the game.”
Starting pitcher Vinny Valentino proved that, holding Rondout Valley hitless for 61/3 innings. Rondout broke through with a base hit and scored a run in the final inning. Still, Valentino finished the game, needing just 73 pitches to do so. He struck out five batters and walked two.
Frank Alfonso knocked in both runs for the Huskies in the bottom of the sixth. He cracked a two-run single with two outs, one of Highland’s five hits in the game.
“We got the timely hitting we’ve lacked this year,” Buonamano said. “We executed.”
Buonamano added that his team’s defense was clean, as the Huskies committed no errors.
The Huskies will enter their game against the Iron Dukes with a record of 2-3.
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