The Cresskill and Emerson baseball teams put on a class in pitching and near flawless defense May 12. The Cougars scratched across an early run while senior pitcher Troy Henderson, who fired a complete game three-hitter, and his defense shined in a 1-0 victory over the Cavos in NJIC Patriot Division action. Senior pitcher Troy Henderson tossed his fourth shutout of the season for the Cougars.
“That was a great high school baseball game,” said Emerson coach Bob Carcich, who is in his 29th and final year at the helm. “That’s what that was. We made an error in the second inning and they made it stand up.” Cavos’ starter Joe Fisco left the game after two innings due to elbow soreness. Chris Nedilsky filled in admirably in relief, tossing five innings of scoreless, three-hit ball, while fanning six. He struck out the side in the sixth.
“He threw lights out,” Cresskill coach Charlie Giordano said of Nedilsky.