Kevin Hogan’s grand slam in the bottom of the 7th inning overcame a 7-5 deficit, giving Nutley the victory over Matawan Regional High School in the first round of the Group 3, Section 2 State Tournament.
Nutley racked up 11 hits in the game. Marty Higgins, Hogan, Anthony Haines, and Josh O’Neill all collected multiple hits for Raiders.
Eli Acosta added a 3 run single and Lou Rafaelli had two rbi’s with a double for Nutley.
The Raiders will host Summit on Thursday in the second round.