took control of first place in the Colonial Conference baseball standings with a key 9-1 victory over visiting
yesterday behind Alex Dalsey's impressive pitching effort.
Dalsey (2-0) struck out nine and walked one batter, allowing just one hit by the Hawks (10-4 overall, 8-3 league), who brought a seven-game win streak into the contest.
The Eagles (10-3, 9-1) jumped ahead early, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six first-inning runs, including an RBI single by No. 2 hitter Scott Renauro, and a two-run single by Jake Leise.
Also in the Colonial, Gateway's title hopes dimmed with a 12-3 loss to visiting Haddon Heights, which got home runs from Eric Newell and Ryan Tuftin. The Garnets snapped a 3-3 tie with a seven-run seventh inning in which Pat D'Ascenzo had an RBI single and bases-loaded walk, and Hunter Dempsey doubled in two runs.
Andrew Frangos, Matt Kirchner (grand slam, 5 RBIs) and Keith Hurley (4 for 5, 4 runs) each hit home runs for Haddonfield during a 17-10 win at Woodbury.
Olympic. Dan Grovatt pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout and also slugged a two-run homer in the second inning that gave Seneca a 6-0 lead en route to an 8-0 success at Bishop Eustace, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Sean Flynn went 3 for 4 with a double for the Golden Eagles.
Triton turned four Winslow Township errors into a four-run third inning and upset the 10th-ranked Eagles, 5-2, at Winslow Township. John Piccioni doubled and slugged a two-run homer.
Nolan Mansfield drove in four runs with a single and a two-run homer, igniting Eastern's 8-4 triumph over visiting Washington Township.
Cherry Hill West erupted for 15 hits, including Matt Speckman's inside-the-park home run, and grabbed a 13-4 win over visiting Shawnee. Winning pitcher Mike Cox (3-0) and Gary Sarno each went 3 for 3 with three runs scored.
Cherry Hill East pulled off a 4-2 upset at second-ranked Cherokee as Ryan Martin pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a bunt single in the sixth inning. Austin Ley drove in two runs.
Tri-County. Mike Eliasen had a single, two doubles and a home run for two RBIs and four runs scored as Gloucester Catholic whipped visiting Glassboro, 13-4.
Gloucester County Tech was one out away from an upset of visiting Pitman until Matt DeFlavia tied the game in the seventh with a two-out RBI single and the Panthers erupted for eight runs in the eighth to win, 17-9.
Sheldon Johnson fashioned a complete-game three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts as Deptford blanked host Clearview, 5-0. Nate Fisher added two doubles, a single and two stolen bases.
Pennsville got a run in the 10th inning on an infield single and tripped host Salem, 7-6. Kevin Madara knocked in two runs for the Eagles, and Salem's Kyle Fox was 4 for 5.
Woodstown's 8-2 win over visiting Schalick included 11 strikeouts in 61/3 innings by Ryan Ogilvie and a bases-empty home run off the bat of Dennis Hill.
Gloucester posted a pair of 5-1 wins over visiting Wildwood in a doubleheader. Mike Greene (one RBI) and Wes Bucher (one run) each had two hits in support of Brian D'Agostino's complete-game pitching, leading the Lions' first-game win.
In the nightcap, Matt DiNardo went the distance and also went 3 for 4, and Greene added two hits and two RBIs.
Burlington County. Helped by three hits each from Pete Pulhac and Kenny Eckelmann, Bordentown outslugged host Medford Tech, 16-11. Tech's Zach Nelson doubled and homered twice.
Cape-Atlantic. Adam Lauer lined a two-run homer in the first inning, but Ocean City needed a seven-run sixth inning to claim a 10-5 win over visiting Hammonton. Zach Farnsworth went 3 for 4 and D.J. Menchaca drove in three runs with two hits for the Red Raiders.
Nonleague. Jim Goodwin drove in five runs and also took the pitching win as Delran won, 15-3, at Robbinsville.
senior J.D. Lorenzetti experienced the game's highs and lows during the Mustangs' 159-162 Cape-Atlantic League victory over
Lorenzetti's first swing of the day resulted in a hole-in-one with a pitching wedge on Linwood Country Club's 105-yard 10th hole, but he also made a quadruple-bogey 9 two holes later on his way to a nine-hole score of 44. Jeff Lefevre led Mainland with a 2-over par 38 and the Braves' Josh Kelley carded a 37.