Overwhelming Offense Leads To 16-1 Warrior Win In Somerset County Baseball Tournament Opener

Joshua Kuroda-Grauer crosses home plate after his inside-the-park home run April 22 in the play-in round of the Somerset County Tournament.

A seven-run fourth inning powered the Franklin High School Warriors baseball team to a 16-1 win over Manville High School April 22 in the opening day of the Somerset County Tournament.

Nearly every Warrior had a say in the win, which featured an inside-the-park two-run homer in the home third inning and a total of 10 stolen bases.

Earlier in that inning, a ground-rule double by pitcher A.J. Gordon scored two runs.

Later in the frame, Joshua Kuroda-Grauer buried one deep enough into left field to allow for an inside-the-park home run.

Kuroda-Grauer ended going 3-for-4, with two runs, two RBIs, a double and a stolen base.

Ryan Hannah went 2-for-4, with a run, an RBI and a stolen base, and Danish Nadeem went 1-for-4, with a run, an RBI and a stolen base.

Nick Rosikiewicz went 2-for-2, with two runs, three RBIs, two doubles and two stolen bases, while Gordon went 1-for-2 with a walk, with two runs, an RBI, a double and a stolen base.

Gabe Perez went 1-for-1, with two runs, and RBI and a stolen base and Taj Muhammad went 1-for-1 with two walks, three runs and two stolen bases.

Matt Matos went 1-for-1 with an RBI and a stolen base, while Jason Ferner went 1-for-1 with a run and a walk.

Also scoring a run was Rodrigo Cantillo.

With the win, the 10th-seeded Warriors move on to the tournament’s first round against Gil St. Bernard’s on April 27. Gil, seeded number 7 in the tournament, received a bye in the tournament’s play-in round.

Following are some scenes from the game:



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