Former Diamond Jacks and Hunterdon Central High School teammates Joey DeChiaro and Colin Mason renewed their friendship in Norfolk, Virginia last weekend when Binghamton University traveled to Old Dominion.
DeChiaro, a 6-2, 220-pound sophomore lefthander, pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief as the Monarchs (5-1) rallied from a 7-1 deficit to defeat Binghamton (2-4), 8-7 in Sunday’s rubber match in a three-game series at Old Dominion.
Mason, a 6-3, 190 junior outfielder, did not get an at bat in the series and is 0-for-1 on the season thus far. DeChiaro has permitted one run on four hits over 4.2 innings in the early going for Old Dominion, striking out two and walking one while posting a 1.93 ERA. All of his innings are accounted for in two relief performances.
DeChiaro and Mason were integral ingredients in Hunterdon Central’s run to the NJSIAA Group 4 championship in 2018. Mason was a senior, a reliable bat and rock solid outfielder on that outstanding Red Devils club. DeChiaro was a junior on his way to setting his school’s career victories record. Each also had a long and distinguished career with the Diamond Jacks program out of Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J.