Healy Delivers Walkoff to Secure the Sweep


The team rushes the field to celebrate Matt Healy’s walkoff hit (Jen Sheppard).

The Wolfpack headed down to TD Bank Ballpark on May 8 to compete against cross-town rival Mendham. Just like most Central-Mendham games it did not disappoint. The teams battled for eight innings but in the end the Pack came out on top defeating Mendham 3-2 with a walk off. Junior Michael Ferry stated “this year there were a lot less nerves with a lot of the same guys having already played there last year we knew what to expect.” He continued, “Obviously it’s an awesome place to play a high school baseball game but at the same time we knew we had a job to do.” 

Sebastian Holl pitched 7 of the 8 innings for the Wolfpack Monday night (Jen Sheppard).

Sebastian Holl got the start Monday night. He pitched seven innings with 7 strikeouts and an ERA of 2. At the plate, Sebastian Ecker and Michael Ferry both went two for four. One of Ferry’s hits was a two RBI double that drove in the runs to put the Wolfpack ahead by one. 

Going into the eighth tied 2-2, Leo Barron came to the mound for the Pack. He struck out the first batter he faced and continued into the bulk of the Mendham lineup. Barron stated that coming into the game he was thinking “treat this game just like every other and to relax and have fun. I knew the top of the order was coming up so I had to make sure my off speed pitches were working to hopefully keep the score tied.” The West Morris defense held them scoreless to have the chance to get up to bat for what would be the last time. In the bottom of the eighth Matt Healy got up with one runner on base. He hit a double in the gap to bring the winning run home. Healy shared that “the first thing I felt was pure joy. I mean who wouldn’t. Hitting a walkoff in a stadium in front of the biggest crowd we had all year. It felt amazing.” This was the team’s fourth walk off on the season.

Ferry stated “it was a huge game for us both powerpoint wise and to keep our conference championship hopes alive. Beating Mendham made it even better.” The boys now advance to 13-5 and return to the diamond on Wednesday against Morris Knolls.