Blum leads TR North past Cherokee

Blum leads TR North past Cherokee


Blum leads TR North past Cherokee


Karl Blum went the distance, striking out seven, walking four and yielding just two hits and one earned run to lead eighth-seeded Toms River North past No. 9 Cherokee, 11-4, in NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV first-round action Tuesday.

Julian Feliz finished 3-for-4 on the day, while Mike Miraglia was 2-for-3. Both Feliz and Miraglia scored twice and knocked in two runs for the Mariners (17-5).

A four-run bottom of the second, highlighted by a Carmen Sclafani two-RBI single, broke the game open for good for Toms River North. That hit, which scored Miraglia and Feliz, made the score 4-1.

MONMOUTH 2, POINT BORO 0: Tom Broyles had a perfect game for 51/3 innings and struck out 11 and walked none for his third straight shutout and John Bonczyk had a sacrifice fly in the second and Mike Casper a run-scoring single in the fifth as the No. 8 seed Falcons (14-9) defeated the No. 9 seed Panthers (12-11) in Central II.

It was the second straight game Broyles (7-0) has carried a no-hitter into the late innings. He had a no-hitter for six innings in a 2-0 win and wound up with a one-hitter in a 2-0 win over Monsignor Donovan in a Shore Conference Tournament preliminary-round game on May 15.

WALL 4, MIDD. NORTH 0: Junior right-hander Tyler Swiggart pitched perfect ball for 5 13 innings and wound up with a one-hitter to improve to 7-0 as the No. 2 seed Crimson Knights (20-3) defeated the No. 15 seed Lions (8-14) in Central III.

POINT BEACH 8, SOUTH HUNTERDON 3: John VanShoick threw five scoreless innings of one-hit relief to pick up the win and Ryan Prima’s two-out, two-run double capped a four-run fifth and gave the No. 5 seed Garnet Gulls (11-9) the lead for good in their win over the No. 12 seed Eagles in Central I.

BRICK 7, EAST BRUNSWICK 3: Trevor Mastria pitched five innings of two-hit ball and Nick Zbranak had a two-run single in the first inning as the No. 6 seed Green Dragons (13-10) defeated the No. 11 seed Bears (15-11) in a Central Jersey Group IV game.

MANCHESTER 11, CEDAR CREEK 4: Senior right-hander Ed White scattered six hits, struck out 10 and went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Mitch Stage was 2-for-3 with four RBI as the No. 7 seed Hawks (12-9) defeated the No. 10 seed Pirates (13-10) in South II.


CBA 14, MONROE 1: Joe Dudek hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs as he led the Colts (19-4) to the nonconference victory. Dudek hit a three-run home run in the first, a three-run home run in the second and a grand slam in the third. This is the second time this season he’s had three home runs and 10 RBI in a game.


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