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

Southern (8-5, 7-5)1000020381
TR South (12-1, 10-1)300211X783



Andrew Luongo (L, 0-1)45551265
Garret Lange12110018
Nick Simone11110017


Matt Hartshorn (W, 2-0)5.25311277
T.J. Scuderi (S)1.13000222


Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Marcos Matias3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Nolan Watson2-4, 2B, R
Joey Robertson2-4
TR SouthGame Stats
T.J. Scuderi1-2, HR, 4 RBI
Tom Campo1-2, HR, 4 RBI
Matt Shiffer2-3, 2B, 2 R
Matt Fitzpatrick1-3, 2B, R
Connor Leatherman1-3, 2B