Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baseball: Perfect end to perfect day for Tierno, Priolo

Baseball: Perfect end to perfect day for Tierno, Priolo

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By Phil Anastasia

A perfect day somehow got a little more wonderful for Eastern seniors Nick Tierno and Steve Priolo on Sunday night.

The two athletes returned to Eastern after helping the Vikings win the first state title in the history of the program.

They were instrumental in an 8-1 win over Westfield in the Group 4 state title game late Sunday afternoon at Toms River North.

Tierno and Priolo got back to school just in time to catch the end of the annual Camden County Senior All-Star Game, which was being played at Eastern.

"Our team was winning by a lot of runs so they told us, 'We'll put you guys in and let you bat,'" Tierno said.

Tierno had a triple in the state title game. Priolo pitched a complete game, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts.

Back at Eastern, they decided to get one last at bat on the last day of their high school careers.

And they hit back-to-back home runs.

"I just can't believe this day," Tierno said.

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com. Follow @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

 

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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