Pitcher Nick Berardinucci shut down
's bats and
can order championship jackets after the visiting Pirates clinched the Burlington County League Patriot Division baseball title with a 15-0 win yesterday.
Berardinucci scattered three hits and struck out six in the five-inning contest. Cinnaminson's 10-hit attack featured Brian Rudd's three-run homer and five RBIs, and Frank Sirolli's two doubles.
Also in Burlington County, Tom Reilly singled and tripled, and Mike Loffredo added a single and a double as Holy Cross secured a 9-1 win at Bordentown.
John Bujanowski dominated Burlington City's 14-4 win over visiting New Egypt by pitching five innings and going 4 for 5 at the plate with a triple and four runs scored.
Tri-County. Pitman took over first place in the Classic Division with a 4-1 win over visiting Pennsville. Jimmy Yurick had a key RBI in a two-run sixth inning, and Matt DeFlavia doubled in a run in the Panthers' fourth.
Williamstown (11-11) will be joining the field for the NJSIAA tournament after beating visiting Clayton, 10-0, with two-run singles from Dan Lang and Pete Bocchi. Teams with a record of .500 or better in games played through yesterday are eligible for the tournament.
Deptford followed Nate Fisher's four hits, three runs and three RBIs to a 15-0 victory over visiting Wildwood. Rob Blair contributed a single, a triple and two RBIs, and Dane Zelvis went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
Olympic. Marko Smojver scored on a passed ball in the top of the eighth inning for the deciding run in Cherry Hill West's 5-4 thriller at Lenape.
Bill Rice, headed to the University of Maryland in the fall, pitched a one-hitter, went 3 for 4, and homered to steer Washington Township past visiting Winslow Township, 11-1. Bob Gorski also homered for the Minutemen.
Colonial. Junior shortstop Steve Rizzo launched a three-run to punctuate a five-run second inning as Audubon dealt visiting Haddon Heights a 10-0 setback. Bob Chiarulli pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts, and Sean McKeever had two hits and two RBIs.
West Deptford's 13-1 win over visiting Lindenwold included David Giuliani's three-run homer and Jason Mullins' solid pitching. Giuliani, who will attend Stanford, also doubled and drove in five runs.
Cape-Atlantic. Owen Stout and Barry Chenman each singled in a run during a four-run third inning that lifted Mainland past visiting Egg Harbor Township, 4-2.
Zach Farnsworth's sacrifice fly scored D.J. Menchaca in the sixth inning with the run that made Ocean City a 4-3 winner over visiting Vineland.
Holy Spirit pulled away from a 3-2 lead with a seven-run fourth inning and defeated host Bridgeton, 15-2. Dan DiBartolomeo hit a grand slam in the fourth, Joe Collepardi went 3 for 4, and designated hitter Billy Chase knocked in three runs. Joe Ronketty had two of Bridgeton's seven hits.