Pinkerton's Campo earns first win against Londonderry
Pinkerton's Riley Cahill scores in the first inning against Londonderry during Friday's game in Derry. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Not only did the Astros defeat arch-rival Londonderry 4-2, they gave Pinkerton coach Steve Campo his first win against his high school alma mater as well.
“It’s a hump to get over,” Campo said. “The Londonderry program has been at the top of the league for four or five years, so to get one from them was a good win. We’re going in the right direction.”
“Riley’s a good contact guy,” Campo said. “All he was trying to do was get the barrel on the ball and he got a good piece of it.”
Pinkerton starter Chris Gerossie held the Lancers to two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings. John Polichetti pitched a scoreless seventh.
Londonderry starter Tom Corey allowed six hits and struck out four in six innings. He didn’t walk anyone, but hit two batters.
Both teams are 8-3 and tied for second place (behind Dover) in the Division I standings.
“Big rivalry every time we play them,” Cahill said. “Coach Campo was 0-4 (against Londonderry). He’s been trying to get this one. Glad we could bring it home for him. It was great to get the victory against (Corey) especially. You know he’s one of the best pitchers in the state.”
“It’s good to see when Londonderry plays Pinkerton it’s turning into battles again,” Campo said.