PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney

PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney


PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney


Baseball Bat And Ball

Baseball Bat And Ball

Ethan Blasko crossed the plate three times and helped Timber Creek High School defeat host Woodstown, 8-5, as the Chargers successfully defend their title at the annual Lee Ware Baseball Tournament on Saturday.

Down by 1-0 after three innings, Timber Creek (10-10) took the lead for good with a four-run fourth inning.

Kevin Jenkins and Tyriq Campbell had two hits and two runs batted in apiece, and Anthony DiMartino got the pitching win for the Chargers.

  • Clearview 7, Penns Grove 2: The Pioneers’ 10th win of the season came in the tournament’s third-place game. Nine players contributed hits for Clearview, including two each by Trip McCaffrey and Dalton Reim, and triples from Tim Dezzi (2 RBI) and Eric Lauk.
  • Timber Creek 6, Clearview 3: The Chargers’ semifinal triumph included Ethan Blasko’s single, double and two runs batted in.
  • Woodstown 4, Penns Grove 3: The Wolverines advanced to the final with a three-run third inning, sparked by Cole Kugler’s two hits and three runs batted in, and two doubles from Nick Battle.


  • Collingswood 7, Vineland 2: Winning pitcher Lucas Rollins struck out 12 Clan batters and also drove in two runs with a first-inning home run for host Collingswood in the tournament’s championship matchup.

Jack Hastings added two hits, and Raymond Taylor knocked in a pair of runs.

  • Bordentown 8, Camden 4: The Scotties grabbed a consolation win with Austin Fraser recording eight strikeouts over five innings and Marc Gronostajski slapping a single and a triple for three RBIs.
  • Collingswood 16, Camden 1: Sophomore Jack Hastings (2 RBIs) pitched a five-inning no-hitter and Jake Gramkowski clubbed a home run in the semifinals.
  • Vineland 1, Bordentown 0: Ja’Ques Colon’s sixth-inning homer proved to be the game-winner in the semifinals as Vineland pitcher Mike Miles allowed one hit and struck out six to beat Bordentown’s Drew Chiszar, who had a three-hitter.


  • Haddonfield 8, Rancocas Valley 1: The seventh-ranked Bulldawgs earned a quarterfinal berth against Northern Burlington by ousting No. 14 Rancocas in the 42nd annual competition at Hammonton.

Drew Dark threw 93 pitches in a two-hit complete game with six strikeouts. Tommy Kadar and John Tedeschi drove in two runs each, and Jake Thorndike was 2-for-3 for Haddonfield, which broke open the game with a five-run third inning.

  • Eastern 2, St. Augustine 1: Eastern (17-2), ranked No. 2, eliminated the tournament’s defending champs at Deptford and advanced to the quarterfinals against Williamstown.

Tyler Ronczka pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out six Hermits (15-7). Matt Woods doubled in the first inning and scored on Davis Schneider’s hit, and the winning run was scored in the third when Woods and Corey Kreston lined back-to-back doubles.

  • Williamstown 14, Paulsboro 9: The Braves (15-3-1) batted around in each of the first two innings to grab a 12-2 advantage at Deptford, and held off the Red Raiders (9-4).

Tommy Gibson, Denny Bentley (3 RBIs) and Nick D’Alessandro had two-run singles early in the game. Paulsboro, which got a bases-loaded triple from Steven Baylor, outhit the Braves by 13-7.

  • Kingsway 7, Ocean City 2: The Dragons (15-5) got a three-run homer off the bat of Joey Massing to win the first-round game at Maple Shade.

Kingsway will face Mainland, a 9-2 winner over Riverside, in the second round.


  • Gloucester Catholic 13, Pennsville 2: The top-ranked Rams added a league win after posting a Diamond Classic victory earlier in the day. Anthony Harrold (3 RBIs) homered, Fran Kinsey singled and doubled for three RBIs, and Tre Todd was 3-for-3 with a pair of triples.
  • Delsea 8, Cumberland 7 (8 inns.): The Crusaders needed three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, and won with a run in the eighth on Mark Allonardo’s walkoff single.


  • Delran 2, Delaware Valley 1: Luke Smith pitched a gem for the Bears at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, scattering six hits and also driving in a run with a double. Junior catcher Ben Youngberg, who entered the game with a .466 batting average, added the other first-inning RBI.
  • Seneca 10, Haddon Twp. 0: The Golden Eagles’ Brett Barnes and Randy Roach each went 3-for-3 at the plate, and Barnes joined Brad Jankowski, Zach Evans and John Williams with two RBIs apiece.
  • Haddon Heights 14, Schalick 3: The Garnets’ victory featured Frank Delaney’s 4-for-4 hitting with three runs scored, and Skyler Glover’s two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.
  • Millville 5, Cherry Hill East 2: The Thunderbolts plated three runs in the seventh inning to break the deadlock. Paul Harris was 3-for-3 and Buddy Kennedy tripled in two runs.
  • Wildwood 4, Pius X (Pa.) 1: Chris Mormile allowed just one hit over seven innings and guided the Warriors to their 15th win.



  • GCIT 15, Bloomfield Tech 3: The Cheetahs got through the second round of the tournament with a 19-hit attack that included Brandi Chester’s triple, home run and three RBIs. Jean Romer added a single, double and two RBIs. GCIT got three hits each by Briana Wilky and Keiya Moncilovich.


  • Williamstown 13, Highland 2: Tara Halstead drove in two runs and scored twice, and Lindsay Przywara and Nicolette Gentile poked two hits apiece for the Braves. Highland’s Paige Gerst belted a home run.


  • Moorestown 6, Montgomery 3: Two hits each by Dominique Damerjian and Caroline Muccifiori ignited the Quakers’ offense, and Calla Forzley secured the pitching win.
  • Haddonfield 14, Doane Ac. 4: Arpie Senopoulos was 4-for-4 with three runs batted in and three runs scored to highlight the Bulldawgs’ success. Winning pitcher Emma Feldhake drove in four runs.


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