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Mounties Baseball Captures GNT Championship

Montclair wins county crown behind Gertner


The Mounties baseball team won the 80th annual Greater Newark Championship, 2-1, over Nutley on Sunday.

It was Montclair's first GNT win since 1963 and its first appearance since 1969.

Montclair took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Ben Hamilton drove in shortstop Eli Kashi. Eliott Gertner made the lead hold up throughout the game, not surrendering a run until the bottom of the seventh, when a Mountie shortstop error allowed Nutley to score its first run of the game.

Because of Sam Ackerman's sixth inning RBI, Montclair still held a one-run lead and staved off a late Raider rally, getting a diving catch from Brett Cooper with the bases loaded. Gertner struck out five batters in the Montclair win.

Look for a full story with more details later today.

steve jones May 21, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Incredible game. Congrats to all the boys. A good Montclair crowd at the game. What a finish!
Darlene Sneden May 21, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Whew! Heck of a game!! When Cooper dove and caught the third out for the Mountie win we fans cheered like maniacs! Congrats to the MHS baseball team!!
MC May 21, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Congrats to MHS Baseball!
Davpartyof5 May 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Awesome game! One for the ages. Montclair came out in full force to support the team. Great to see for baseball.


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