Atlantic City 3
Delsea first baseman Pete Forte went 3-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases. Crusaders starting pitcher Eli Helsel went six innings, allowed two hits and struck out three Vikings. Catcher Christian Cortese and third baseman Ryan McLaughlin were each 1-for-3 in the victory.
St. Augustine 8,
Prep first baseman Joe Gatto went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, RBIs and runs while starting pitcher Chris Oakley went four innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts. Hermits catcher Barry Buchowski blasted a three-run homer and shortstop Christian Adorno was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Sacred Heart 4,
St. Joseph 2 (10 inn.)
The Lions pushed across two runs in the top of the 10th inning to down St. Joseph.
Steve Steigerwalt pitched four innings of relief and allowed just one hit with nine strikeouts. Chris Repice doubled in the win for Sacred Heart.
L. Cape May 0
The Chiefs stayed perfect on the season with a tight victory over the Caper Tigers.
Dom Pace had an RBI hit in the sixth inning and Buena also scored on an error in the third.
Sacred Heart 2,
Ocean City 1
Sam Caterina drove in Kaila Smith with an RBI double in the fourth inning for the go-ahead run as the Lions topped the Red Raiders. Smith led the inning off with a double and was 2-for-3 in the contest. Gabby Castellini had an RBI double in the first inning and Rosie LaGrotta struck out seven to earn the victory.
L. Cape May 4
Carly Linus went 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBIs and Victoria Battelini drove in five runs as the Chiefs remained unbeaten with a home win over the Caper Tigers. Buena, which improved to 4-0, collected 20 hits in the game.
Kiara Martin had three hits and Jenna Montana chipped in two extra-base hits and three runs scoring in a losing effort for the Bulldogs.
The Crusaders only lost five games in the victory. Seb Calderon (third singles) and Jay Carter and Andy Rommelmann (first doubles) won 6-0, 6-0.
St. Augustine 4,
Atlantic City 1
Sean McBride moved up from third to second singles to fill in for an ill teammate, and provided a key win to help the Hermits win their first match of the season. McBride beat Damien Licheon, 6-2, 7-5. It was coach Sam Miles 300th career victory.
In a battle of unbeatens, the Colts prevailed by sweeping singles and winning at first doubles. Cumberland No. 1 John Morris won a three-setter over Tyler Measel, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5.
Schalick’s Jack Peterson and Pitman’s Zac Castagna continued their long-running rivalry, with Peterson prevailing 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2. In their last five matches, four have gone to three sets. Peterson has won four of the last five matches between the two, including in the finals of last year’s Tri-County Conference Tournament.
Egg Harbor Twp. 8
Corrine Etter scored six goals and Megan Hoffman had two tallies and an assist to lead the Thunderbolts.
Cape May Tech 184
Shea Simons made four birdies en route to a 1-under 35 at Sand Barrens Golf Club to lead the Buena to the win. He’s the first Chief to break par since Brandon Ruga shot a 2-under 34 at White Oaks on April 7, 2010. Tyler Allen shot 40 and Janice Shpadier and Jerry Geese each had a birdie and shot 42.
Buena broke 160 for the first time since a 155-186 victory over Wildwood Catholic at Cape May National on May 14, 2010.