S. Jersey Boys: Grand slam caps Cherokee's big comeback
Chris Carlantonio slugged a game-winning grand slam in the fifth inning, capping Cherokee's stunning comeback from a 9-1 deficit to beat visiting Paul VI, 13-10, in an Olympic Conference baseball game yesterday.
Chris Carlantonio slugged a game-winning grand slam in the fifth inning, capping
's stunning comeback from a 9-1 deficit to beat visiting
, 13-10, in an Olympic Conference baseball game yesterday.
Home runs by Matt Gregory and Dave Grear led Paul VI to its big lead in the third inning before Cherokee started its comeback with seven runs in the bottom of the third.
Carlantonio, who finished with six RBIs, hit his grand slam in a five-run fifth to end the scoring. Gary Wilson added a single, double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Also in the Olympic, Greg Brodzinski's two-run homer and Chris Bzozowski's three hits sparked
's 11-2 victory at
Tristan Keyser's two-run triple was part of a six-run sixth inning that made the difference in
's 11-8 win over visiting
Two hits each by Nick Petalino and Brian Thompson helped
Cherry Hill East
a 6-1 setback.
stunned league leader
, 5-2, avenging a 9-4 loss. Brendan Butler doubled twice, and Pat D'Ascenzo homered in the sixth inning and pitched the last 2/3 inning to get the save for winner Hunter Dempsey.
moved up in the league standings via a 17-1 win over visiting
that included Steve Williams' home run and Ryan Easterday's 4-for-4 effort with a double and four RBIs.
Josh Spivey struck out seven in five innings and pitched
's 17-0 no-hitter at
, allowing the Thunderbolts to clinch at least a share of the American Conference Division I title. Efren Fernandez, Daron Moore and Vaughn Hulitt homered.
Mike Ney belted three-run homers in the third and fifth innings, and winning pitcher Ken Miles went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs as
Scott DeCecco fashioned a five-inning perfect game with 12 strikeouts as
notched a 23-0 win at
. DeCecco also hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a grand slam in the third.
Lee Kite doubled twice and Taylor Smith lined a game-winning two-run single as
Steve Wilgus rapped three hits and drove in four runs as part of a 12-hit attack that carried
to a 19-5 win at
. Nick Capelli homered for the Panthers.
Max Himmelstein of
drove in eight runs, including six on three-run homers in the first and fourth innings, leading the Quakers past host
, 15-5. New Egypt's Mike Fassl and Taylor Steen hit back-to-back homers.
Marc Mount drove in three runs with a double and a triple, Mike Wasco poked two hits, and
coach Gary Herron won his 250th career game, 13-3, over visiting
nailed down a 3-0 shutout at
as Cody Zwier pitched all five innings of the rain-shortened game. Jesse Revenis hit a clinching fifth-inning homer.
ended a 9-12 season with a 6-2 win over visiting
Camden County Tech
. Tim Fleming drove in four runs, and winning pitcher Ryan Murtaugh fanned nine Warriors while pitching a two-hitter.
Chris LaPierre and Ben Schwing scored three goals apiece, and LaPierre added a pair of assists to drive
to a 12-3 win over visiting
in the first round of the NJSIAA state Group 3 tournament. Matt Munger added two goals, and goalie Roy Byrd made nine saves.
Also in Group 3,
, 18-9, as Nick Philippi contributed four goals and four assists, and Ben DeBlois had four goals and two assists. Mainland's Ian Previti tossed in five goals.
(30-3) wrapped up a perfect Colonial Conference season by clinching the league title with a 5-0 win over visiting
. Tim McMahon, Aaron Taylor and Mike Steinberger combined to sweep the singles, dropping a total of three games.