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Tuesday, May 23

NJSIAA Tournament

First Round

South Jersey Non-Public A

(5) CBA 7, (12) Camden Catholic 0

Right-hander Brennan O'Keefe fired a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts and three walks on 89 pitches and the Colts backed him with a five-run third inning in a first-round win over the Irish.

James Nitti staked CBA to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single to score Harrison Campi. In the third, Wyatt Hunt made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly and the Colts extended the lead to 4-0 with consecutive RBI singles by Will Fahey and Matt DiFeo. A pair of wild pitches plated the last two runs of the CBA rally in the third.

Hunter Del Guercio tacked on a seventh run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

CBA advances to Friday's sectional quarterfinal round and will make a return trip to St. Augustine in a rematch of last year's South Non-Public A championship game. The fourth-seeded Hermits are the six-time defending sectional champions and defeated CBA last season, 5-2.

Camden Cath (6-14)0000000011
CBA (19-5-1)105001X761


Andrew Grannoth (L)2.26654157
Liam Lyons3.10102146
Brennan O’Keefe (W)71003689

Top Hitters

Camden CatholicGame Stats
Liam Lyons1-3
CBAGame Stats
Will Fahey2-2, R, RBI
James Nitti1-2, BB, R, RBI
Matt DiFeo1-2, BB, R, RBI, SB
Harrison Campi1-2, 2 BB, R


(6) Notre Dame 13, (11) St. John Vianney 0

Luke Foley and Josh Klena combined on a five-inning one-hitter and the Irish hammered out 15 hits to coast past the Lancers and into a sectional quarterfinal showdown at No. 3 Donovan Catholic on Friday.

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Notre Dame (19-4)3352XXX13150


Owen Murtha (L)26632457
David Hamlin28752144
Luke Foley (W)41000543
Josh Klena10 00019

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Owen Murtha1-1
Notre DameGame Stats
Logan Eilbacher2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Jack Hughes2-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
Brendan Buecker1-2, BB, R, 3 RBI
Nate Jones2-2, 2 R
Konnor Rosica1-1, 2B, RBI



Regular Season

Class B North

Ocean 13, Freehold Boro 3 (6 Innings)

Freehold Boro (3-21, 0-14)100101x364
Ocean (18-7)413203x13152


Dylan Lazar (W)3.14200444
Shane Garrett2.22110438
Danny Opramolla (L)15512249
Aiden Denham23334553
Spencer Friedman2.27551155

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Nick Montello2-3
Nick Russo1-3
Aidan Rivera1-3
Shane Garrett3-5, 4 RBI
Dylan Lazar2-4, 3 RBI
George Krenkel2-3, RBI
Matt King2-2, 2 BB, 3 R
Nick Case1-2, 2 R
Ben Robinson2-4




Pinelands 8, Southern 7

Hunter Theuret hit a two-out RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and the Wildcats walked off with a win over the Rams in the Doc Cramer Classic rivalry game.

After starting the season 0-12, Pinelands has now won four of its last five games, including back-to-back wins over Toms River East and Southern. The Wildcats will close out the season over the next two days with games against Central and Pilgrim Academy.

Southern will regroup and prepare for a trip to Vineland Friday in the South Jersey Group IV quarterfinals.

Southern (15-8)02013107131
Pinelands (4-13)31000228151


Steve Miller1.25433241
Mike Nasti2.13001332
Mike Kaczynski24223453
Tyler McLeod (L)0.23222133
Jake Fowler4.17666191
Kaden Inman1.23000023
Shane Gordon (W)13110114

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Brady Lesiak2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Brandon Brown2-4, BB, R, RBI
Ray Mulhern3-4, BB
Brian Harper2-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Niko Diamantopoulos2-5, 2B
PinelandsGame Stats
Kaden Inman3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Nate Sofield3-4, BB, 3 R
Jake Fowler3-4, BB, 3 R
Dan Maher1-5, 2B, RBI
Hunter Theuret1-2, 3 BB, RBI
Mike Howlett1-2, 3 BB, R




Bergen Catholic 5, Red Bank Catholic 2

Shane Andrus stayed hot with a 2-for-3 game and two RBI at the plate, but the Crusaders (22-4) topped the Caseys (21-5) in a dress rehearsal for a potential Non-Public A championship game.

Red Bank Catholic is the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Non-Public A section, while Bergen Catholic is No. 1 in the North. The champions of the two sections meet in the state final on June 8 at Veterans Park in Hamilton.

Ryan Prior pitched two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts -- the only one of the four RBC pitchers Tuesday to toss a scoreless outing. Dom Mallamaci also pitched two innings in taking the loss, while Anthony Nannini and Steve Svenson each allowed a run in one inning with 23 pitches.

Sean Griggs also reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a walk and hit-by-pitch.


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