PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney

PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney

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PREP ROUNDUP: Timber Creek repeats in Lee Ware tourney

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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.

BIFF ROSEBORO TOURN.

  • 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.

DIAMOND CLASSIC

  • 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.

TRI-COUNTY

  • 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.

NONLEAGUE

  • 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.

SOFTBALL

N.J. VOCATIONAL TOURN.

  • 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.

TRI-COUNTY

  • 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.

NONLEAGUE

  • 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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