Smith's gem propels Bloomfield
It was barely 50 degrees at game time when Bloomfield's Zeb Smith took the mound on Saturday. Throughout the 2012 campaign, Smith has had difficulty when the weather would drop below 60 degrees.
That simply wasn't the case this time around.
Smith hurled a four-hitter, striking out six and giving up three unearned runs as the Bengals earned a much-needed, 9-3 victory over Old Tappan.
“This was definitely my best outing so far this year and this should be a good momentum swing for us,” said Smith.
Offensively the Bengals has 13 hits, including a 2-for-4 performance by junior centerfielder Mike Carter. Carter also had a key RBI and led the game off with a triple, which seemed to set the tone for Bloomfield.
Bloomfield coach Mike Policastro feels that good things now await his 5-10 Bengals.
Meanwhile, Old Tappan drops to 7-7 as has many concerns about qualifying for the upcoming Bergen County Tournament.
“We are 2-6 in our last eight games,” said coach Tim Byron. “The BCT is now in jeapordy, we are having trouble catching breaks."