Baseball – Photo Gallery: Toms River South 7, Southern 3
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
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.
Toms River South 7, Southern 3
|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|
|Andrew Luongo (L, 0-1)||4||5||5||5||1||2||65|
|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|
|Marcos Matias||3-3, 2B, R, RBI|
|Nolan Watson||2-4, 2B, R|
|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|