With one week to go before the cutoff date for qualifying for the NJSIAA baseball tournament,
has climbed back from an 0-4 start to reach the necessary .500 mark after knocking off visiting
Cherry Hill East
, 4-1, yesterday.
Mike Nardone controlled the Cougars' bats by pitching a complete game with eight strikeouts and one walk in the Olympic Conference matchup, giving the Mustangs their sixth win in their last eight games.
Joe Piccioni singled, doubled and scored twice, and Drew Grinovics poked a pair of singles and drove in a run in Triton's nine-hit attack.
Also in the Olympic, Winslow Township came up with two eighth-inning runs to trip host Seneca, 9-7. Nate Ingram's two-run single was the winning hit after Seneca tied the game in the seventh on Bruce Haines' pinch-hit RBI single.
Jordan Fisher went 4 for 4 with a home run, and Keith Reynolds belted a game-winning grand slam in the sixth, lifting Camden Catholic past visiting Cherry Hill West, 6-3.
Derek Johnson's home run combined with Tom Doulong's three hits and three RBIs, and Dan Daconti's complete-game pitching to steer Lenape past visiting Shawnee, 5-3.
Tri-County. Matt Bodine's seventh-inning grand slam helped visiting Clearview (5-6 overall, 3-5 division) hand Royal Division leader Delsea (9-2, 8-1) its first division loss, 8-6. The Pioneers rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a six-run seventh inning.
Dan Lang had two RBIs with a single and a double, and Doug Enders added two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored for Williamstown during a 13-8 triumph over visiting Highland.
Joel Bacon rapped three hits and Mike Hughes slapped two more for Salem in a 10-6 win at Gloucester County Tech. Mike Lesyk had three hits and three RBIs for Tech.
Gloucester knocked off visiting Clayton, 7-1, as Jeremy Collins lined a bases-loaded triple in the first inning, and James Nelson had three hits and two RBIs for the Lions.
Colonial. Junior righthander Jake Rifkin pitched West Deptford's 10-0 five-hit shutout over visiting Collingswood with eight strikeouts in five innings. Scott Renauro hit a two-run homer, and Steve Jakubowski went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.
Hunter Dempsey's two RBIs and Ed Martin's second pitching win of the season aided Haddon Heights' 14-3 win over visiting Lindenwold.
Nick Alloway's two-run double in the sixth was the decisive hit for Gateway in a 4-3 win over visiting Haddon Township.
Bob Applegate (four RBIs) and Nick Kay (three RBIs) each went 3 for 5 for Sterling in a 14-3 victory at Paulsboro.
Burlington County. Cinnaminson (9-3, 6-1) suffered its first Patriot Division loss, 6-4, to visiting Delran (8-3, 2-3). Travis Karpen drove in two runs, and Dan Luber registered two doubles, two stolen bases and two runs scored for the Bears.
After giving up the tying run in the top of the seventh, Bordentown answered by scoring the bottom of the inning and beating visiting Northern Burlington, 4-3. Kenny Eckelmann scored the game-ending run on a wild pitch, giving the Scotties their seventh straight win.
In his first varsity start, Pemberton freshman Jordan Rainer went 3 for 3 as the Hornets beat visiting Westampton Tech, 8-0.
Chaz Krebs singled, doubled twice and scored two runs, sparking Moorestown past visiting Willingboro, 11-5.
Cape-Atlantic. Hammonton (8-8) is .500 following a 12-2 win over visiting Oakcrest that included Anthony Barone's double, two singles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Charlie Carr drove in three runs.
Home runs accounted for five of Absegami's runs in a 9-5 victory over visiting Atlantic City. Mark Schenauer, Joe Perez and Ed Hayes hit the Braves' long balls.
Mike Trout scattered four hits to get the win, and J.B. Burns and Sean McNiss had two hits for Millville en route to a 12-2 win at Lower Cape May.