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Standard delivers win over Morrison Industries
Matthew Colangione delivers a pitch against Morrison Industries at Sam Martin Field on Monday night. Colangione and the Standard completed the upset over Morrison Industries thanks to Colangiones lights-out performance on the mound as he struck out nine batters and didnt allow a baserunner the first three innings.

Thanks to a dominant pitching performance by Matthew Colangione, who had nine strikeouts in five innings of work and flirted with a no-hitter through the first three as he didn’t allow a baserunner, Southern Standard handed previously undefeated Morrison Industries its first loss, 5-4.
The Standard and Morrison Industries went back-and-forth the entire game until the top of the fifth inning when Brax Hopkins laid down a perfect bunt to cut the lead to one, scoring Peyton Adams. Later in the inning the Standard scored two runs on a passed ball and a fielder’s choice to take the lead, 5-4, which wound up being the difference.
The game started with the Standard taking the lead in the top of the first thanks to Alex Castaneda crushing a pitch down the third-base line. He scored from third on a passed ball and the Standard to a 1-0 lead.
Morrison Industries was set down in order in the bottom of the inning by Colangione. The Standard added to its lead in the top of the second, when Leo Castaneda hit an RBI double to the outfield, scoring Peyton Adams and the Standard continued to have the momentum, 2-0.
Morrison Industries still didn’t get anything going in the bottom of the inning as Colangione continued to throw heat on the mound, striking out two batters in the inning and setting down the side in order for the second consecutive inning.
The Standard bats went quiet in the top of the third, giving Morrison Industries the chance they needed in the bottom of the inning to cut into the lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Morrison Industries still had no answer for Colangione as struck out two more batters for the third consecutive inning and didn’t allow a runner on base, taking the no-hitter into the fourth, still leading 2-0.
The Standard left J.J. Jacobs stranded on second base in the top of the fourth as it failed to add to its lead.
Morrison Industries took its first lead in the bottom of the fourth courtesy of a Harley Hernandez 2-RBI double, a RBI single and a RBI double by Ashton Forth to score Hernandez, 4-2, after four.
The Standard was down to its final outs in the top of the fifth and needed some life at the plate to win the game and they got it.  Adams scored on the Hopkins bunt to trail only by one. The Standard took the lead on a passed ball and a fielder’s choice, 5-4.
Morrison Industries had one final chance at the plate in the bottom of the inning, but as was the story the entire game, Colangione sat down the side in order, completing the upset for the Standard, 5-4.