ended South Jersey's longest baseball win streak of the season yesterday by handing visiting
its first loss, 11-6, in a Cape-Atlantic League game.
The Hermits (8-3) rallied from a 4-0 deficit behind Jordan Morey's single, double and three RBIs; Alexi Colon's single, double and two RBIs, and Juan Mejia's single and double as part of an 11-hit attack.
Mike Hullings pitched 41/3 innings of relief to get the win over the Lions (13-1), who are expected to receive notice this week from the NJSIAA about forfeiting a win over Delsea on April 13 for using an ineligible pitcher.
Also in the Cape-Atlantic, Emilio Rodriguez scored on a passed ball in the seventh inning and gave Vineland the winning run in a 5-4 triumph at Absegami.
Oakcrest broke open a close game with three seventh-inning runs, including John Shute's two-run homer, and beat host Atlantic City, 7-3.
Ocean City's first win was a 5-2 upset of visiting Millville in which Ryan Beebe hit a two-run homer in a decisive four-run sixth inning. Zach Farnsworth added two hits and an RBI.
Mainland piled up nine runs in the third inning and defeated host Lower Cape May, 11-5. Nick Scalise drove in two runs with a single and a double, and Kevin McGuigan had three RBIs with a single, double and triple.
Olympic. Mondo Diaz (two hits, four RBIs) and winning pitcher Cisco Rodriguez (four RBIs, two runs) each hit three-run homers for Pennsauken during a 12-2 win over visiting Cherry Hill West.
Matt Baer pitched a complete game with no walks, and Nolan Mansfield poked a pair of singles as Eastern secured a 7-2 win over visiting Lenape.
Timber Creek was outhit by 8-4 but clipped visiting Woodrow Wilson, 4-3, with a run-scoring double by Mike Hinchliffe.
Winslow Township's 12-2 win at Shawnee was highlighted by Jason Gladden, who pitched a complete game and also hit a grand slam.
Home runs off the bats of Mike Plakis and Rob Sieracki sparked Bishop Eustace's 14-2 win at Paul VI. Kevin Stephens slapped two doubles in support of Matt Grabowski's seven-strikeout pitching.
Burlington County. Greg Hadden rapped three hits, knocked in four runs and pitched the six-inning win as Moorestown handled host Pemberton, 14-1.
Holy Cross scored in six of seven innings during a 15-7 victory at Delran. Tom Reilly belted two home runs and drove in four runs, and Jared Turner and winning pitcher Rich Manco also homered for the Lancers.
Bordentown's Pete Pulhac drove in four runs with three hits, and Kyle McGonigal went 2 for 2 with two doubles and four runs scored as the Scotties beat host Trenton Catholic, 12-6.
Westampton Tech's Tywaun Highsmith went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and Matt Melilli doubled twice en route to a 14-3 win at Willingboro.
Sean Gusrang's two-run homer and Kyle Reed's bases-empty home run ignited Burlington City's 12-run first inning and the Blue Devils dealt host Palmyra a 19-2 loss. Allen Hasher went 4 for 4 and knocked in five runs.
Colonial. Kyle Rowland doubled twice and winning pitcher Zach Schneider also had a double to fuel Haddon Township's 14-1 win at Lindenwold.
Joe Shaw fanned 10 Paulsboro batters, dominating host Collingswood's 6-1 win. Paul Carullo led the Panthers' offense with a single, double and two RBIs.
Jason Mullins stifled Woodbury on six hits as visiting West Deptford prevailed, 14-0. David Giuliani had three doubles, two RBIs and scored twice.