Livecast primer: Montgomery vs. Watchung Hills

by John Malone on
Sun, May 15, 2016 6:29 PM

Updated Mon, May 16, 2016 11:34 AM
Livecast primer: Montgomery vs. Watchung Hills


Montgomery vs. Watchung Hills
Monday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Where: TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
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Matt Rubayo

Watchung Hills
Ed Poggi

Scouting Report: Top-seeded Watchung Hills will face off with sixth-seeded Montgomery LIVE on at 7 p.m. on Monday night from TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. 

The Hustlin' Warriors (18-3) fell to Montgomery (13-7) back on April 21 in the teams' only meeting of the season. Watchung Hills will have its full staff available for the Somerset County Tournament final though and can comeback with ace Brian Reiss, who shutdown Bridgewater-Raritan in the semifinal. Any of the Warriors' staff can go in this one, however. Offensively, the Watchung Hills lineup has been hot over its current five-game winning streak, scoring nine or more runs four times, and its defense led by shortstop Tyler Kulisz.

Watchung Hills dropped the county championship last year to Hillsborough, but that experience should be a plus in Monday night's action. While the Warriors have seniors who know what to expect, one of WH's top hitters doesn't. Brandon Hylton, a sophomore, has had a breakout season and could be an X-factor against Montgomery.

The Cougars have had a tough schedule this year, which has helped them advance through the tough Somerset County Tournament bracket. After losing twice to Ridge during the season in close games, Montgomery returned the favor with a 2-1 win in the semifinal. Montgomery will most likely be facing an ace once again on Monday after falling to Hopewell Valley over the weekend. The Cougars have wins over quality state-level teams like North Hunterdon, Morristown, Bridgewater-Raritan, and of course, Watchung Hills.

Montgomery has strong pitching of its own led by Matt Ryan and Gavin Hollowell. Matt Rubayo is a home run threat as well. Make sure you tune in LIVE at 7 p.m. to to see a classic Somerset County Tournament final.

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