Mike DiIanni had no problem shutting down the Holy Cross offense. And his teammates gave him little to worry about after the second inning, as Holy Spirit put up eight runs in that frame.
DiIanni cruised through the No. 10 Lancers' lineup in a 10-0 home victory for the seventh-seeded Spartans in a South Jersey Non-Public A first-round baseball game Wednesday.
The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule. DiIanni pitched all five innings and struck out four.
Brandon Ott went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, and Anthony Boselli added two hits and an RBI. Holy Spirit will face No. 1 St. Augustine at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Nonleague. Johnny Clark converted a squeeze play to score Tyler Kaiser from third in the bottom of the seventh inning, sending Moorestown to a 1-0 home victory over Clearview. Kaiser set up the winning run with a one-out double, one of Moorestown's two hits, and moved to third on a passed ball.
T.J. Crowell drew a bases-loaded walk to lead Seneca to a thrilling 13-12 home triumph over Winslow Township. One batter earlier, Pat Donnelly also walked with the bases loaded to score the tying run. Trailing by 11-5 in the top of the seventh, Winslow scored seven times to take the lead temporarily.
Troy Sieber recorded his 100th career hit in his final at-bat for Salem in a 6-2 road loss to Woodstown. Sieber will attend St. Leo's University to continue his baseball career.
Washington Township struck for eight runs in the bottom of the second en route to a 14-4 downing of visiting Timber Creek. Senior catcher Ryan Long went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs. Tom Hildebrand, the starting third baseman, went 3 for 4 and scored twice for the Minutemen.
Steve Mondile allowed only two hits in his four innings of work, and host Gloucester Catholic topped Penns Grove, 11-1. Mondile, a junior, struck out six, and Mark DeJesse went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs.
Matt Bolle contributed on the mound and at the plate as Wildwood beat host Cape May Tech, 7-4. Bolle pitched a complete game, struck out seven, and went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Colonial. Audubon's five-run sixth inning rallied the Green Wave to a 7-4 victory over Paulsboro. Mic Mannion topped the big inning with a two-run double.
Mannion, a sophomore shortstop, went 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Aaron Holmes pitched a complete game and struck out seven batters for Audubon, which won despite being outhit, 13-5.
Cape-Atlantic National. Connor Magee drew a walk with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to lift Lower Cape May over St. Joseph's, 10-9. The senior shortstop went 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Buena's offense struck early and often in an 18-0 domination of host Atlantic Tech in the Cape-Atlantic National. Sophomore Lynnsie Collins went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs.
Tri-County Classic. Every batter in the Pennsville lineup recorded a hit as Pennsville downed Clayton, 10-3, for a home victory.
Brooke Coleman singled to register the 100th hit of her career. Coleman went 2 for 4, drove in two runs, and scored twice.
Courtney Hankins went 2 for 4 with a triple, home run, and three RBIs.
Nonleague. Hammonton scored all of its runs early in a 12-1 win over visiting Absegami.
Morgan DiVello went 3 for 4 with two runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base. Kelsey Raso was 2 for 2, walked twice, and stole two bases.
Hammonton scored all 12 of its runs in the first three innings.
Tori Shinkowitz scored nearly half of Sterling's 19 goals, netting nine in a 19-3 nonleague victory over visiting Millville.
Emily Falana and Kristen Oswald each scored a pair of goals for the Silver Knights. Corrine Etter scored all three goals for Millville.