Wayne Hills Baseball Continues Hot Streak


By Dan Abate

The Wayne Hills Varsity Baseball team is on fire! The Patriots are currently 16-3 overall with a 7-1 record in the league. As the season continues, Wayne Hills have earned the one seed in both their league and also in the county tournament. Hills has also placed as the two seed for their section in the state tournament.

Hills defeated Fair Lawn with a score of 5-2 clinching their 15th win of the season.

“The weather wasn’t great, but we stayed focused and did enough to get a much-needed win. Austin pitched great and our team had his back the whole way,” mentioned senior second baseman, Brian Marcus.

Senior RHP Austin Phillips pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts with only three walks. Joe Simone went 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI and one run scored. Joe Curcio went 2-for-3 with a triple and came around to score later on. Jason Modak and Dylan Habeeb also contributed to the win with one RBI each.

On Saturday, Wayne Hills played at Ridgefield as they hosted their annual cancer charity game. The Patriots defeated Ridgefield with a score of 14-0, securing the team’s 16th win of the season. Junior RHP John Barone threw a complete game as he shutout the Royals in six. Barone had 13 strikeouts and only allowed one hit! The Patriots had a total of 14 earned runs with 16 hits.

Moving forward, the Patriots will play its first county game on Tuesday against Clifton at home. Head Coach Brian Gelalia is determined to keep this team on the right track as Hills continues to head in the right direction.