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Class B South

Jackson Liberty 2, Donovan Catholic 1

Senior Garrett Drew skied a sacrifice fly to centerfield to chase home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth and senior Dan Keenan closed out a a complete-game, 12-strikeout gem in the seventh to help the Lions salvage a series split with the Griffins - winners of five straight heading into Wednesday.

Donovan Catholic tied the game in the top of the inning when senior centerfielder Sam Gates ripped a double down the right field line and advanced on two wild pitches. The second of the wild pitches allowed him to score and came on a 0-2 pitch with two out.

Senior Carl Barth plated the first run of the game for Jackson Liberty with an RBI fielder's choice in the third, set up by an error to open the rally. Donovan Catholic committed an error leading off both the third and the sixth, leading to unearned runs for both of its pitchers - sophomore Brian Padilla and senior Bob Nosti.

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Jackson Lib (4-4, 3-3)001001X250


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Padilla44101360
Bob Nosti (L, 0-1)21100022
Dan Keenan (W, 3-1)7411012109

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Sam Gates1-3, 2B, R
Hunter Johnson1-2, 2B
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Garrett Drew1-2, RBI
Dan Keenan1-3, R
Carl Barth1-3, RBI


Cancellations and Postponements

No. 1 Jackson Memorial at Toms River East - PPD (Weather), Thursday, 3:45 p.m.

Central at No. 9 Toms River North - PPD (Weather), Thursday, 3:45 p.m.

Ranney at Point Beach - PPD (Weather), Thursday, 3:45 p.m.

Point Boro at Barnegat - PPD (Weather), Thursday, 3:45 p.m.

Southern at Brick Memorial - PPD (Weather), Thusday, 4:15 p.m.

Pinelands at Lacey - PPD (Weather), Friday, 2 p.m.

Toms River South at Brick - PPD, TBA

Lakewood at Manchester - Canceled


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