S. Jersey Boys | Indians hand Chiefs first defeat of season
Lenape capitalized on seven Cherokee errors and solid pitching by Doug Bohrer and Dan Daconti to hand the host Chiefs their first baseball loss of the season, 5-2, yesterday in the Olympic Conference.
capitalized on seven
errors and solid pitching by Doug Bohrer and Dan Daconti to hand the host Chiefs their first baseball loss of the season, 5-2, yesterday in the Olympic Conference.
The Indians (3-3), who had two earned runs against the Chiefs (11-1), jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, including a Derek Johnson RBI single. Dan Scalia went 3 for 4 in the 10-hit attack and Matt Tracey also singled in a run.
"We had a good mental attitude today," Lenape coach Jack Swain said. "We didn't give up the big inning. We were very focused."
Also in the Olympic, Pennsauken stayed hot, notching its fourth straight win, 5-2, over visiting Winslow Township. Nelson Colon pitched a complete game and rapped a pair of hits, and No. 9 hitter Jose Ayala came through with a three-run double in the second inning to put the Indians ahead to stay.
"We're finally starting to play more to our ability," said Pennsauken coach Dave Hower, whose team started the season 0-5. "When we hit, we didn't pitch and when we pitched, we didn't hit."
Anthony Montefusco's two-run homer highlighted a three-run third inning that proved to be all Shawnee pitcher John Hydock needed to edge visiting Triton, 3-2.
Seneca rallied from a 10-4 deficit to jolt host Paul VI, capped by three runs in the sixth inning and five in the top of the seventh. Dave Grear hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs for the Eagles, and Seneca pitcher Dan Williams doubled.
Greg Brodzinski doubled and hit a two-run homer, and Kevin Stephens went 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, pacing Bishop Eustace past visiting Woodrow Wilson, 19-3.
Burlington County. Bordentown needed a five-run sixth inning to rally past visiting Florence, 7-4. Kyle McGonigal went 3 for 4, Kevin Ashe had two doubles and three RBIs, and Tommy Potts got his first varsity pitching win with a complete-game three-hitter.
Kyle Paparteys went 3 for 3 with a double, highlighting Northern Burlington's 5-2 victory at Cinnaminson.
Colonial. Ryan Tustin collected two singles, a double, two RBIs and scored two runs while steering Haddon Heights past visiting Collingswood, 11-5.
Vince Marchese's single, double and two RBIs helped Sterling overcome a two-home run performance by Gateway's Mike Lilley (three RBIs) and hand the host Gators an 11-5 setback.
Tri-County. Sean Rutherford pitched four innings of Pitman's 10-0 shutout at Wildwood, helped by Scott Myers' two doubles and a 13-hit offense.
Delsea got past upset-minded Highland, 8-7, as the visiting Crusaders as Jesse Butch went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and reliever Ed Keener got out of a jam with two runners in scoring position in the seventh with a game-ending strikeout.
Clayton also won by 8-7, tripping visiting Salem in eight innings. Tim Lamoreaux's RBI single drove in B.J. Cromley with the tying run in the seventh, and Brian Ehert drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth.
Cape-Atlantic. Corey McDaniels doubled in Ocean City's last two runs, and also got the save in a 9-8 win over visiting Oakcrest.
Kevin Karcher's first pitching win for Lower Cape May was a 10-0 five-inning three-hit shutout of visiting Atlantic City. Dave Gregor, Shawn Gerry and Matt Kelley each had two hits for the Tigers.
Ed Hayes launched a bases-empty home run in the third inning, Joe Perez belted a two-run homer in the fourth, Charles Champion poked a two-run single, and winning pitcher Mark Schenauer went 2 for 3 to power Absegami's 5-1 triumph over visiting Millville.
Friends Schools. David Bankes (5 RBIs) and winning pitcher Sean Cohen (3 RBIs) each had two hits for Moorestown Friends in an 11-3 win over visiting Academy of the New Church (Pa.).
's Tom Necklemann and Josh Stepkin beat teammates Tim Annin and Mike Hartnett, 6-2, 6-2, to capture the Olympic Conference Patriot Division doubles title at Winslow Township.
Cape-Atlantic. Top-seeded Keith Goldstein of Egg Harbor Township won the league singles title by rallying from a one-set deficit to beat second-seeded George Gennaoui of St. Augustine, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, at Vineland.