Tyler O’Dell led the way with his bat and arm as the Northern Burlington High School baseball team took home the Grand Slam Championship Tournament crown, topping Millville 5-2 Saturday at Washington Township.
O’Dell earned Most Valuable Players honors for the tournament after his complete-game performance. He struck out two and allowed six hits, while going 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored.
Ryan Shinn had his 100th career varsity hit for the Greyhounds.
• Haddonfield 16, Gloucester 1: Tommy Kadar went 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and five RBIs while Joe Loperfido went 2-for-2 with a triple and a RBI as the Bulldawgs captured the championship.
• Haddonfield 13, Woodbury 2: Sean Ilves picked up the win while Jake Thorndike hit a double and drove in two runs.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER CLASSIC
• Gloucester Catholic 2, St. John’s DC 1: Pete Farlow singled home Sean Breen with the decisive run in the top of the tenth inning for the Rams. Eric Grafton allowed just three hits in 52/3 innings of relief to earn the win.
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• Bishop Eustace 10, Triton 0: Nate Steele went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for the Crusaders.
• Holy Cross 6, New Egypt 3: Joe Paolini struck out eight batters in five strong innings on the hill for the Lancers.
• Oakcrest 9, Cedar Creek 7: Richie Kreischer earned his first varsity win in a relief effort. Alex Fermin paced the Falcons offense, going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Kyle Eisele piled up four hits in the losing effort.
• Lower Cape May 14, Bridgeton 7: Eric Gross spearheaded the Caper Tigers’ offensive outburst going 4-for-4 with seven RBIs.
• Pennsville 1, Cumberland 0: Ed Camp crossed home on a passed ball to give the Eagles the victory in the seventh. Jared Cornman pitched all seven innings, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out five.
• Overbrook 12, Collingswood 10: The Rams trailed 8-4 heading into the top of the fifth, but rallied for the win. Winning pitcher Scott Poulton scored four runs for the Rams. Zach Irwin had a pair of triples for Collingswood in the loss.
• Camden Catholic 9, Haddon Township 4: Jake Mackara went the distance, striking out six for the Fighting Irish. Nolan Gerold and Dan Hartson both doubled.
• Burlington City 6, South Hunterdon 2: Michale Scott came back strong from an injury, striking out eight and scattering three hits. Charles Fryar went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for the Blue Devils.
• Glassboro 13, Deptford 9: Matt Jefferson, Shane Kelly and Brian LaBenski all recorded two RBIs to power the Bulldogs.
• Holy Spirit 7, Hudson Catholic 4: Nolan Charlton sparked the Spartan offense with a double and a home run while Billy Kral and Joe Hartley both had triples.
• Wildwood 18, Mekeel Christian Ac. 5: Brendan Bean was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-6 with a double, triple and four runs scored for the Warriors. James Grauel went 4-for-5 with four RBIs for the winners.
• Gloucester 1, Gateway 0: Josh Dobleman pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out six and walking three. Devin Champagne drove in Dan Arthur for the game’s lone run.