S. Jersey Boys: Fadio's homer sparks Audubon in quarterfinal rout
Zach Fadio homered to open the game and fifth-seeded Audubon never looked back, cruising to a 14-2 victory at fourth-seeded Overbrook yesterday in an NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal playoff.
Zach Fadio homered to open the game and fifth-seeded
never looked back, cruising to a 14-2 victory at fourth-seeded
yesterday in an NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal playoff.
Fadio, who drove in four runs and finished a triple shy of the cycle, was just one of the hitting stars for the Green Wave. Steve Rizzo knocked in four runs with a double and a three-run home run, and Tom Dyer launched a two-run shot as Audubon ended the onslaught with an eight-run rally in the fifth inning.
Wade Gies limited the Rams to three singles despite a bout of wildness that saw him walk eight. The Overbrook runs came on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk.
Audubon advanced to Tuesday's semifinals against the winner of today's game between eighth-seeded
Rob Wallace drove in five runs, four on a grand slam in the sixth inning, as
poured it on late to put away host
Kyle Baxter's two-run triple ignited a seven-run outburst in the opening inning, and Matt LaTorre and Dom DiPietro combined on a two-hit shutout, as host
Winning pitcher Wellie Gonzalez, who finished with three RBIs, lashed a two-run single in the first inning to put host
on course for a 10-1 rout of
Scott Milden knocked in four runs, with the key blow a bases-loaded double in the second inning, as host
Keith Eliason raced home on a fielder's choice grounder by Bill Donovan in the sixth inning, putting
ahead to stay in an 8-7 win at
Steve Williams roped a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning, and
went on to down host
Scott Sweeten ended his 15-year run as coach at
Cherry Hill West
, finishing with a record of 243-92, as the 14th-seeded Lions fell at second-seeded
, 2-0, in the second round of the NJSIAA South sectional tournament.
Asad Jamil's five kills and 11 digs led West, which finished the season 15-12.