By: Matt Rothman
The J.P. Taravella baseball team kicked off their season with a dominating 11-1 win against University School at Nova Southeastern to move to 1-0 on the season.
The game ended after five innings with JPT up by ten runs and was highlighted by a three-hit performance from Edgar Martinez. He drove in five runs including his first home run of the season.
Adam Montesino drove in two runs as well with two hits. Stefano Libio, Tony Sanders and Mike Sinclair drove in the other runs in the win
On the mound, Chris Scinta earned the win after throwing 3.2 innings allowing no earned runs. Montesino finished the game earning the final four outs.
“It is always nice to start the season in the win column,” said Head Coach Joseph Giummule. “The boys worked hard, and we had a great trip down to Key West over the weekend to help prepare us for the season.
While it was their first regular-season game of the season, JPT split against Key West in the Preseason Classic. The Trojans are coming off a season where they won 14 games and have not won less than ten games in each of the past six seasons.
Up next, they will continue their four-game road trip to start the season with a matchup against South Broward High School on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
JPT will not have their home opener until March 3 when they take on Monarch High School at 6:30 p.m.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville.
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