The Southern Regional baseball team entered Thursday on a five-game winning streak and took down the last three of those opponents in one-run, extra-inning games.

Toms River South, however, didn't let the game get to extra innings and put an end to Southern's surge in the Shore Conference Class A South.

T.J. Scuderi launced a three-run home run and Tom Campo belted a two-run bomb as the No. 1 Indians cooled off the Rams, snapping Southern's five-game win streak. Scuderi also pitched the final 1 1/3 to close out a win for sophomore starter Matt Hartshorn, who improved to 2-0 while allowing one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of work and 77 pitches.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern at Toms River South by Ray Richardson

Toms River South senior Matt Shiffer. (Photo by Ray Richardson)

Scuderi and Campo each added a sacrifice fly, giving Scuderi four RBI and Campo three. Matt Shiffer was also 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Marcos Matias was 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Southern offense. Nolan Watson also went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Rams.

Andrew Luongo look the loss, throwing 65 pitches in four innings.

 

Box Score

Toms River South 7, Southern 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Southern (8-5, 7-5) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 1
TR South (12-1, 10-1) 3 0 0 2 1 1 X 7 8 3

 

Pitching

Southern IP H R ER BB SO PC
Andrew Luongo (L, 0-1) 4 5 5 5 1 2 65
Garret Lange 1 2 1 1 0 0 18
Nick Simone 1 1 1 1 0 0 17

 

TR South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Hartshorn (W, 2-0) 5.2 5 3 1 1 2 77
T.J. Scuderi (S) 1.1 3 0 0 0 2 22

 

Top Hitters

Southern Game Stats
Marcos Matias 3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Nolan Watson 2-4, 2B, R
Joey Robertson 2-4
TR South Game Stats
T.J. Scuderi 1-2, HR, 4 RBI
Tom Campo 1-2, HR, 4 RBI
Matt Shiffer 2-3, 2B, 2 R
Matt Fitzpatrick 1-3, 2B, R
Connor Leatherman 1-3, 2B

 

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