Josh Newton came off the bench to pinch-run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the move paid off when the Florence freshman raced home on T.J. Karwowski's sacrifice fly to secure a 2-1 win over Palmyra on Wednesday in Burlington County League baseball.
Karwowski, a junior righthander, struck out nine and scattered five hits in going the distance for the win. Senior third baseman Greg Perri had a single, a double and a triple to account for all three hits by the Flashes - who were held scoreless until the sixth.
In another Burlco battle that went down to the wire, Dan George and winning pitcher Zach Youngberg each drove in a run to help host Delran clip Cinnaminson, 2-1.
Olympic. Casey Coyle's run-scoring double in the bottom of the seventh for host Cherokee, which made the most of its three hits to knock off Eastern, 5-4.
Ryan Krupa also came up big for the Chiefs, lining a two-out, two-run double in the fourth.
Niko Celia's third-inning grand slam put Lenape ahead to stay in a 4-3 victory at Cherry Hill East.
Nick Smyth drove in three runs, Anthony Sweet doubled twice and scored a pair of runs, and reliever Kyle Hohwald struck out the side in the seventh to preserve Pennsauken's 7-4 win at Shawnee.
Senior designated hitter Tyler Keen highlighted Paul VI's 12-hit attack, batting 2 for 3 with three RBIs as the host Eagles turned back Timber Creek, 8-3.
Keith Wallace pitched four innings to pick up the win and came through at the plate with a single, a triple and two runs scored, leading host Bishop Eustace over Seneca, 4-1.
Cape-Atlantic. Brian Khoury scored from second on a two-base throwing error in the 10th inning, and Max Bell (8 strikeouts, 2 hits, 1 walk) went the distance in pitching Mainland to a 1-0 win at Millville.
Christian Adorno and Mike Scimeca drew bases-loaded walks in the second inning to supply all of the scoring in St. Augustine's 2-0 home win over Atlantic City.
Senior righthander Kevin Baxter (9 strikeouts, 5 hits, 2 walks) posted his first shutout of the season in outdueling Joe Joyce, who limited the Hermits to four singles but was burned by seven walks.
Kenny Merlock capped a two-run, seventh-inning rally with a sacrifice fly that brought home winning pitcher Tyler Thompson, as host Oakcrest rallied past Absegami, 3-2.
Host Hammonton capitalized on three walks, an error and a walk-off, bases-loaded single by A.J. Scibilia to score twice in the bottom of the seventh in edging Holy Spirit, 5-4.
Justin Smith went the distance for the victory, and helped his own cause with a two-run home run.
Winning pitcher Holvin Figueroa doubled and homered and was one of four Sacred Heart players to drive in two runs, as the visiting Lions feasted on Bridgeton, 15-2.
Tri-County. Jared McCafferty's two-run double was all the offensive support Steve Trovarelli needed to pitch host Schalick past Wildwood, 7-1.
Nonleague. Mike Mooneyham slapped a two-run single in the first and host Cumberland scratched out two more runs in the fifth - on Kyle Burlingame's bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Nick Pace - to hold off Vineland, 4-3.
Gabriel DelValle and winning pitcher Alex Ortiz had three RBIs each in Pennsauken Tech's 9-2 triumph at Woodrow Wilson.
Reed Hoffman ignited a four-goal third-quarter spree by scoring two and setting up one, and Lenape goalie Eric Leonard stopped 11 of 12 shots to secure a 4-1 win at Clearview in a key Olympic Conference American Division match.
Justin Hall added a goal and an assist for the Indians, and Mike Dougherty supplied the Pioneers' lone goal.