Baseball – No. 1 CBA Walks Off Winners Over No. 2 Wall for Marty Kenney’s 800th Victory
BAYVILLE - Saturday marked a special event in the Shore Conference on a lot of levels for many teams, but no team from the Shore pulled out a more meaningful win than Christian Brothers Academy.
Tom Rodgers tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double and won it in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single to lift the Colts - No. 1 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 over the No. 2 and previously-unbeaten Crimson Knights, 6-5, and also give coach Marty Kenney his 800th career win.
PHOTO GALLERY: CBA vs. Wall by Paula Lopez
Kenney is only the second coach in N.J. with more than 800 wins, joining all-time leader Ken Frank of Toms River South.
Sophomore Braedin Hunt belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth while Tommy DiTullio finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Wall took the lead on a three-run home run by starting pitcher Grant Shulman in the top of the fifth inning, which made the score 5-4. Shulman finished 2-for-3 with four RBI and also threw 92 pitches over five innings in taking the no-decision.
Saturday's game was part of the sixth annual Strike Out Autism Challenge, with the two top teams in the Shore Conference playing at Central Regional High School.