Ocean City committed a pair of costly errors in the bottom of the seventh inning and then Brent Theriault made the Red Raiders pay, launching a three-run home run that enabled host Oakcrest to win a wild Cape-Atlantic League baseball game, 9-8, on Tuesday.
Cody Stashak and Ryan Ellison reached base on errors to open the final frame, before Theriault went deep for the second time on the afternoon to finish 4 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs scored.
Ocean City clawed its way back from a 6-3 deficit by scoring twice in the sixth and three times in the seventh. The Red Raiders tied it on Kieran Tracey's bases-loaded sacrifice fly and went ahead on consecutive RBI singles by Vince Terry and Mike Wray.
In another Cape-Atlantic clash, Barry Buchowski's lead-off homer in the fifth put St. Augustine ahead to stay in a 5-4 win at Egg Harbor Township.
Olympic. Jason Renna's two-run home run ignited a six-run third inning that sent Seneca to a 12-6 victory at Camden Catholic, in a game that saw the teams combine for 25 hits - including 10 for extra bases.
Kory Smith and Andrew Onorato also went deep for the Golden Eagles, while Pete Galiano's blast left the yard for the Irish.
D.J. Thompson and Jon Gonzalez homered for Winslow Township in a 12-7 loss to visiting Triton.
Burlington County. Matt Lutz went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored for host Maple Shade, which received hits from eight players in picking up its first win of the season, 12-2, over Trenton Catholic.
Colonial. Zach Welsher's three-run home run opened the scoring in the second inning and Keith Michalaski unleashed a two-run shot in an eight-run fourth, as host Audubon made quick work of Paulsboro, 12-2.
New Jersey Vocational. Jeremy Lopez supplied shutout pitching along with two hits and three runs scored, powering host Pennsauken Tech past Cape May Tech, 9-0, in a quarterfinal.
Track and Field
Pat McCurry established Hammonton's school record in the 1,600 with a time of 4 minutes, 24.2 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 4:27, in the Blue Devils' 88-52 loss to Cape-Atlantic League rival Absegami.
The Braves were paced by double winners A.J. Taylor (110 hurdles and 100 meters) and Jared Ganiel (400 and long jump).
Owen Demmerly scored six times and Jake Dean added two goals and four assists for host Shawnee, which used a 6-1 second-quarter burst to break open a tight match and go on to pound Peddie School, 17-4, in nonleague play.
Colonial Valley. Led by Aaron Bennett's four goals and four assists, host Rancocas Valley ran out to an 11-0 halftime lead before settling for a 13-0 rout of Nottingham.
Colin McDonald also had four goals while Jack Goracy contributed a hat trick and three assists for the Red Devils, who improved to 10-0.