WOODBRIDGE – Senator Joseph Vitale and the Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Habitat for Humanity Softball Game featured the kind of offensive firepower that game spectators have come to expect in years past. Unfortunately for Team WCTC 1450 AM, the run margin was dramatic. Through five innings, Team Vitale beat Team WCTC 1450 AM by a score of 12 to 5.
From the onset, Team Vitale came out swinging—scoring 5 runs in the first inning. Conversely, Team WCTC 1450 AM simply could not find the holes that Team Vitale could. The second inning featured more of the same from Team Vitale and they poured on another 3 runs. Team WCTC 1450 AM showed some fighting spirit in the top of the third with a barrage of singles that equated to 4 runs. After three innings, Team Vitale led by 4 runs.
Team WCTC 1450 AM’s offense was stifled by a smothering defense in the fourth and fifth innings to the tune of one hit, two double-plays and 1 run. Conversely, Team Vitale showed little let up and scored another 4 runs. In totality, Team Vitale batters reached base successfully via 48 hits which included six doubles and two towering homeruns. Veteran participant and first baseman Farlen Alusik of Woodbridge Township earned Team Vitale MVP honors with 2 homeruns and 5 RBIs. Pitcher and Woodbridge Township Councilman Kyle Anderson was awarded the Team WCTC 1450 AM MVP for his skilled pitching which helped keep Team Vitale from exploding.
The real winner of course was the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County. Over $5,500 was raised for this great cause.
“My thanks go to all of the players whose spirit makes this event fun and exciting every year,” said Senator Joseph F. Vitale. “I am also grateful to the many sponsors whose support makes this event successful.”
The sponsors this year include: Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, All Stars Academy LLC, American Legion Post #87, Amerigroup, Bayshore Recycling Corp, Carpenters Contractors Trust NY/NJ, Donald Sico & Co. LLC, IFPTE Local 194, Jersey City Medical Center, JFK Health System, Ryan Michelson, McManimon, Scotland & Bauman LLC, Mezzacca & Kwasnik, Michael V. Testa, Middlesex County Democratic Organization, Neves Jewelers, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition, P&A Construction, Reliance Insurance Group, Riker Danzig, Sansone Auto Mall, Senior Planning Services, Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Local Union, Windsor Healthcare Management, LLC, and Mayor John E. McCormac’s Woodbridge Community Charity Fund, Inc.
All of your gifts make the dream of a stable, secure, and permanent home come true for hardworking families in New Jersey. Thank you for helping us to achieve our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Reverend Jeremy Montgomery, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity ofGreater Plainfield and Middlesex County. “Thank you Senator Vitale, WCTC 1450 AM and all of the volunteers for making this event a success.”
“WCTC 1450 AM is proud to be partners with Senator Vitale on behalf of such a great cause,” said Bert Berman, WCTC 1450 AM Radio Host. “Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just build homes, they build hope and opportunity for so many families.”
Donations to “Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County” may be mailed to 2 Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07060.