Freshman Ryan Jose pitched four innings for his first varsity win, Chris Branigan hit his 15th home run of the season, and Bishop Eustace successfully defended its Olympic Conference National Division baseball title with an 11-8 win over visiting Timber Creek yesterday.

Branigan's home run was a grand slam in the third inning, and Scott Carcaise also homered. John Litz doubled and tripled for the Crusaders, who will play for the South Jersey Non-Public B championship against St. Rose of Belmar today at Mercer County Park.

Tri-County. George Eisenhart knocked in three runs with a single and a double, and Steve Keane went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs as Clearview dealt host Highland a 7-2 setback.


Macy Cutshaw doubled, tripled, and hit a two-run homer to lead Burlington City to a 13-11 Burlington County League win at Maple Shade in 10 innings.

Mary Thompson added a key two-run double in City's four-run 10th inning.

Maple Shade (14-9), which got a home run from Linda Fisher, finished its first winning season since 1992.

Boys' Lacrosse

In the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions at Bridgewater-Raritan, Immaculata, seeded last in the six-team field, stunned No. 3 seed Ridgewood, 9-8.

Bridgewater-Raritan ousted Kinnelon, 12-7, in the first game of the doubleheader.

Yesterday's Results



Timber Creek 004 112 0 - 8 8 1

Bishop Eustace 015 032 x - 11 10 2

WP: Ryan Jose. LP: Wagner. 2B: BE-John Litz, Chris Bzozowski, Jim Yezzo. 3B: BE-John Litz, Ken Fetschko. HR: BE-Chris Branigan, Scott Carcaise. TC-Amato.


Clearview 400 030 0 - 7 12 1

Highland 200 000 0 - 2 6 1

WP: Shane Taylor. LP: Chris Commons. 2B: C-Scott Milden, George Eisenhart. H-Reader.


Millville 10, Oakcrest 9


Pennsauken Tech 010 00 - 1 4 4

Riverside 157 81 - 22 19 2

WP: Kevin Joo. LP: Melvin Garcia. 2B: R-Don Strain, Alex Chotalal, Kevin Joo. 3B: R-Marc Mount, Kevin Joo. PT-William Ortiz.

Notes: At Waterfront Park, Trenton, on Sunday.



Burlington City 302 004 000 4 - 13 10 3

Maple Shade 000 341 100 2 - 11 16 3

WP: Craft. LP: Lauren Routzahn. 2B: BC-Cutshaw, Thompson. MS-Colleen Sweeney 2, Valerie Sinizio 2, Rachel Rushworth. 3B: BC-Cutshaw. MS-Kelsey Booth. HR: BC-Cutshaw. MS-Linda Fisher.

Boys' Lacrosse



Bridgewater-Raritan 12, Kinnelon 7

Immaculata 9, Ridgewood 8

Today's Schedule



State Group 1 Semifinals

At Rider University:

Gateway vs. David Brearley, 4

At Ramapo College:

Park Ridge vs. County Prep, 4

State Group 2 Semifinals

At New Egypt:

Haddon Township vs. Shore Regional, 4

At William Paterson University:

Pequannock vs. West Essex, 4

State Group 3 Semifinals

At College of New Jersey:

Shawnee vs. West Windsor-Plainsboro North, 4

At Elizabeth:

Old Tappan vs. Kennedy Memorial, 4

State Group 4 Semifinals

At Raritan Township:

Toms River North vs. Hunterdon Central, 4

At Northern Valley, Demarest:

Randolph vs. Watchung Hills, 4

South Jersey Non-Public A Championship

At Rutgers University:

St. John Vianney vs. Christian Brothers, 4

South Jersey Non-Public B Championship

At Mercer County Park:

Bishop Eustace vs. St. Rose of Belmar, 2


Clearview at Cumberland, 3:45



State Group 1 Semifinals

At Lenape:

Gloucester vs. New Egypt, 4

At Ramsey:

Saddle Brook vs. High Tech, 4

State Group 2 Semifinals

At Rancocas Valley:

Overbrook vs. Cranford, 4

At Whippany Park:

Pequannock vs. James Caldwell, 4

State Group 3 Semifinals

At New Egypt:

Delsea vs. Middletown South, 4

At Belleville:

Ramapo vs. South Plainfield, 4

State Group 4 Semifinals

At Northern Burlington:

Williamstown vs. Hunterdon Central, 4

At J.P. Stevens:

Ridgewood vs. Union, 4

South Jersey Non-Public A Championship

At Allentown:

Gloucester Catholic vs. Bishop Ahr, 4

South Jersey Non-Public B Championship

At Buena:

Sacred Heart vs. St. Joseph, 4

Girls' Lacrosse


At Monmouth University:

Moorestown vs. Bridgewater-Raritan, 3

West Essex vs. Mountain Lakes, 5


Washington Township at Cherokee, 3:45