S. Jersey Boys: Lenape earns shot at Group 4 baseball title
Designated hitter Brian Black poked a single to right field past a drawn-in infield to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh and keep Lenape alive in the South Jersey Group 4 baseball tournament with a 6-5 semifinal thriller over visiting Toms River South yesterday.
Designated hitter Brian Black poked a single to right field past a drawn-in infield to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh and keep
alive in the South Jersey Group 4 baseball tournament with a 6-5 semifinal thriller over visiting
Toms River South
The Indians (19-4), who rallied to win in the bottom of the seventh for the third straight game, trailed by 5-2 when Matt Conforti started the comeback with a single.
After an out, Ryan Fletcher singled and Kevin Crook walked to load the bases. Derek Johnson singled in a run, an error on Ryan Lavell's ground ball let in another run, and pinch hitter Dan Scalia tied the game with a single, setting the stage for Black.
Lenape will face Toms River North, a 20-10 winner over visiting Cherry Hill East in the other semifinal, for the sectional crown on Friday.
South Jersey Group 3.
J.J. Williams doubled twice and Craig Lewis homered to fuel
's 8-2 semifinal victory over visiting
Williams scored three runs, Nate Floyd knocked in a pair of runs, and winner Jim Schramm and reliever John Amato combined to stop the Eagles on four hits.
South Jersey Group 2.
Run-scoring hits by Dan Caregnato and Ken Miles in the second inning gave
enough offense to end 10-seeded
's run of upsets, 3-2, in a semifinal at sixth-seeded Buena.
Caregnato doubled in Joe Cifaloglio and Luke Root and scored on Miles' single as the Chiefs bunched four of their five hits in the inning.
Gateway got its runs on Nick Alloway's two-run homer off winning pitcher Mike Ney, who struck out 10.
South Jersey Group 1.
(18-5) avenged a pair of regular-season losses to
by shocking the visiting Eagles, 3-1.
Rob Cressman pitched a complete game for the Panthers, who were outhit by 8-5. Jay Pogue and Kevin Gibbs came through with run-scoring singles in the first inning, and Adam Satanoff's RBI double in the fourth inning provided an insurance score.
Chris Szymczak carried
to a win in the other semifinal, 8-5, over visiting
Szymczak went 3 for 4 at the plate as the Wildcats collected 11 hits and also handled the pitching, going 61/3 innings.
Central Jersey Group 1.
Steve Giambrone struck out eight and also drove in two runs as
, 5-1. Quentin Lofton scored two runs, and Scott Meredith and Jim Narkun also had RBIs for the Flashes.
South Jersey Non-Public A.
Despite being held to two hits,
escaped with a 2-1 quarterfinal thriller over visiting
After scoring the tying run in the sixth, the Spartans (16-7) got the winning run in the seventh when Joe Collepardi walked and advanced on E.J. Stoltzfus' bunt.
Mike Blee singled, an intentional walk to Justin Scull loaded the bases, and Collepardi ended the game by scoring on a wild pitch.
Mike Eliasen fashioned a complete game and seventh-seeded
scored the first eight runs en route to a 10-3 win at second-seeded
George Spingler went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, and Rob Wilgus and Mike Gartland each contributed two hits and two RBIs.
was beaten, 6-3, at
, despite Anthony DeLeo's homer.
South Jersey Non-Public B.
Jared Turner's three-run homer highlighted a five-run third inning as
The Lancers' Anthony Krause drove in two runs with two doubles, Turner knocked in five runs, and Mike Loffredo struck out eight Wildcats in six innings.
turned four walks and run-scoring hits by Jim Yezzo and Rory McTear into four second-inning runs, taking the lead for good in a 6-3 win over visiting