S. Jersey Boys | Greyhounds capture Liberty crown
Three double plays helped Northern Burlington clinch the Burlington County League Liberty Division baseball championship with a 3-0 shutout of visiting Pemberton yesterday.
Three double plays helped
clinch the Burlington County League Liberty Division baseball championship with a 3-0 shutout of visiting
The Greyhounds got shutout pitching from Dan Agos, who allowed two hits and struck out two. Andy Hoyer delivered a single and a double and Matt Vereb poked a pair of singles for Northern.
Also in Burlington County, Burlington Township defeated visiting Holy Cross, 8-5, with three RBIs from Ryan Sargent.
Riverside assured itself of a berth in the playoffs for the 14th consecutive season by beating visiting Willingboro, 15-5. Mike Wasco knocked in three runs with two hits, and Brendon Griffin had two hits and scored three times.
Rob Hutchinson's eighth and ninth doubles of the season powered Florence past visiting Palmyra, 5-3. Hutchinson was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
New Egypt built a 4-0 lead and held on to clip host Trenton Catholic, 4-3. Dan Knott had a single, double and one run batted in for the Warriors, who got RBI hits from Mike Fassl and T.J. Smith in a three-run third inning.
Olympic. Dan Sieracki hit a three-run homer in the third inning and Bishop Eustace pushed across the tie-braking run in the sixth to edge host Seneca, 5-4, in a showdown that gave the Crusaders a two-game cushion atop the National Division. Shaun Flynn homered for Seneca.
Cherry Hill East clinched its first playoff berth in four years with a 5-2 success against visiting Paul VI. Adam Planamento went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs in support of pitcher Jim Hagedorn.
Tri-County. Art Knapp's three hits combined with Rick Abate's two hits and two RBIs to highlight Highland's 4-1 win at Woodstown.
Colonial. Justin Brandon got a pitching win with eight strikeouts and helped himself by driving in three runs with two hits as Gateway dealt visiting Lindenwold an 11-1 setback.
Cape-Atlantic. Dan McMahon scattered four hits, struck out six, and walked none while pitching Millville to a 7-1 win at Mainland. Greg Novareski drove in three runs.
Mark Schenauer's two-run homer in the seventh inning put the finishing touches on Absegami's 12-1 win at Ocean City. Matt Coulter had a single and two doubles and scored twice.
Ryan Samaniego pitched a complete game for Lower Cape May en route to a 9-4 win over visiting Hammonton.
Friends Schools. Evan Plys drove in three runs with a single and a double, and David Bankes went 3 for 4 to steer Moorestown Friends past visiting George School, 9-4.
's Dan Ott made two eagles in a 2-under-par 70 at Running Deer Golf Club and took individual honors at the Salem County Championships.
Ott carded 3s on the 492-yard, par-5 fourth hole and the 511-yard, par-5 14th on his way to a 10-stroke victory over runner-up Dave Smith of Woodstown. The Wolverines also took the team trophy in a five-team field.
Team scoring: Woodstown 332, Schalick 364, Pennsville 368, Salem 409, Penns Grove 438.
Individual leaders: 1, Dan Ott, Woodstown, 32-38–70. 2, Dave Smith, Woodstown, 46-44–80. 3, Chris Foster, Schalick, 43-45–88. 4, (tie) Doug Fox, Schalick, 47-43–90; Charles Mills, Pennsville, 42-48–90; Eric McConathey, Woodstown, 46-44–90. 7, (tie) Drew Hanoaka, Schalick, 43048–91; Tom Hunter, Pennsville, 47-44–91. 9, (tie) Dave Smith, Pennsville, 48-44–92; Travis Goss, Woodstown, 46-46–92.
George Gennaoui became the first player in
history to reach 100 career wins, with a 6-0, 6-0 first-singles victory over
's Mike Smith during the host Hermits' 5-0 nonleague triumph.
Track and Field
by 14 points to win the team title at the Salem County Championships at Schalick.
Penns Grove sprinter Aaron Hayward won four gold medals by taking the 100 (10.9 seconds), 200 (22.8) and 400-meter (49.6) dashes, and anchoring the 4x400 relay team to victory in 3:31.2.
Pennsville's John Clarke set a pair of meet records in winning the shot put with a throw of 56 feet, 81/4 inches and the discus at 167-1. Pennsville's Ryan Caimi cleared 14-1 in the pole vault for another meet record.