Gage Humeny trotted across the plate with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning after Bud Harden was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, giving Millville a 4-3 win over visiting Lenape on Friday and the South Jersey Group 4 baseball championship.
Lenape (18-9), trying for its first sectional title in 20 years, jumped ahead with Ryan Clayton's three-run home run in the top of the first inning but was stopped by Thunderbolts pitcher Aaron Cox the rest of the way.
For Millville (21-4), Colin Meandro tied the game with a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
In the seventh, Harden was hit with the bases full and one out, putting Millville in Tuesday's state semifinals.
S.J. Group 1. Audubon scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the sectional title game against visiting Pennsville and added a run in the eighth for a 9-8 win.
Pennsville (16-9) plated five runs in the top of the first inning, but Audubon (21-5) chipped away at the deficit, capped by the big seventh inning.
After loading the bases on two hits and a hit batter, Keith Michalski (3 for 5, three RBIs) singled in two runs, and Boomer Wickersham, Mike Brandon, and Kevin Flacco followed with RBI singles to tie the game.
In the eighth, Bret Phillips walked, Michalski singled, and Wickersham (4 for 4) was walked intentionally to set the stage for Brandon's game-winning single with two strikes.
S.J. Non-Public B. John Brue belted a three-run homer in the first inning to set the tone for Gloucester Catholic's 11-0, sectional semifinal win over visiting Sacred Heart (20-8).
Winning pitcher Cody Brown, who threw three innings, added a three-run triple in the six-run second inning, sending the Rams into the title game on Tuesday against Holy Cross. Bill Mendek and Mike Shawaryn pitched an inning apiece to complete the shutout.
Brown finished with four RBIs, and Gloucester Catholic (29-2) collected 10 hits.
S.J. Non-Public A. Paul VI and St. Augustine will battle for the sectional trophy after each picked up semifinal wins.
Visiting Paul VI (20-8), seeded fifth, upset top-seeded Holy Spirit, 11-6, by holding the Spartans (24-5) to one run over the last five innings and ripping 15 hits.
"The key for us today was our defense," Eagles coach Pat Fisher said. "We turned double plays in the fifth and sixth innings that were back-breaking" for Holy Spirit.
Fisher cited shortstop Nick Gallo, second baseman Brian Almand, and first baseman Paschal Petrongolo for playing standout defense.
On offense, Ned Kerr and John MacAulay had three hits and three RBIs apiece, and Petrongolo went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
St. Augustine (26-3) steamrolled visiting Red Bank Catholic, 16-4, including a game-ending, 12-run fifth inning.
Carlo Randazzo (three RBIs) homered, winning pitcher Ed Charlton helped himself by going 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, and designated hitter Cory Dick chipped in with four hits and three RBIs.
Central Jersey Group 1. Jake DeWitt knocked in three runs, and Florence scored in every inning of its 12-2, sectional championship victory over visiting South River.