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S. Jersey Boys: Sat. S.J. boys: Smeltzer, Eustace shut down Egg Harbor

Sending Devin Smeltzer to the mound Saturday paid off for Bishop Eustace in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.

Sending Devin Smeltzer to the mound Saturday paid off for Bishop Eustace in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.

Behind five solid innings in which the senior allowed only one run and struck out nine, the Crusaders defeated Egg Harbor Township, 12-1, at Washington Township.

Nick Browne went 2 for 3 with a double, driving in a pair of runs and scoring one. Mike Krusinski had three hits and three RBIs.

In other Diamond Classic action:

Anthony Cruz belted a second-inning grand slam to help Hammonton defeat Maple Shade, 18-2. Justin Smith earned the win, striking out four over four innings, and went 3 for 4 at the plate with four RBIs.

Pennsville had four players with multiple hits in a 10-6 win over Cinnaminson at Overbrook. Josh Shimp had two hits for Pennsville, including a two-run home run. Mitch Walker added a two-run shot and earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings and striking out four.

Bordentown Tournament. Bordentown's Austin Chaszar and Marc Gronostajski hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to secure a 5-2 victory over visiting Monsignor Donovan in the tournament finals.

Chaszar's blast was a two-run shot, and Gronostajski's solo home run was part of a two-hit, two-RBI day for the junior.

Lee Ware Tournament. Ethan Blasko went 2 for 5 with four RBIs and one run for host Timber Creek, as the Chargers edged Woodstown, 12-9, in the tournament final.

Cape-Atlantic National. Joey Clifford threw a shutout, leading Ocean City to a 10-0 home win over Wildwood Catholic.

The sophomore struck out five and did not issue a walk. At the plate, Clifford went 2 for 3 with a two-run single in the first.

Olympic American. Colin Fabio put on a show at the plate, helping Eastern outslug host Lenape in a 16-11 win. The junior went 3 for 5 with two triples, a home run, and two RBIs.

Nonleague. Wildwood's Devon Bradshar lined a double to right-center field for the 100th hit of his high school career during a 5-1 win over visiting Overbrook. Brendan Bead picked up the victory, striking out eight and walking one.


Twelve players scored for St. Augustine in a 15-4 rout of visiting Mainland in a Cape-Atlantic American contest.

Michael Bonerbo, Alec Iula, and William McMenamin each connected twice for the Hermits. Chris Sheldon scored all four Mainland goals.

Nonleague. Kyle Borbi netted a pair of goals and had two assists to help host Shawnee secure an 8-2 victory over Haddonfield.