Watch highlights of a great pitcher’s duel in the Shore Conference semifinals
Trey Nelson’s grounder to first with the bases loaded brought home the winning run as CBA advanced to the Shore Conference Tournament finals with a 2-1 win over RBC in Red Bank. The game was highlighted by two stellar pitching performances. Colts sophomore Luca Dalatri threw eight innings giving up just one run and striking out ten. RBC senior righty Alfredo Molina struck out 13 batters and gave up just two hits on the night.
The Colts scored on a fielders choice in the second and RBC got the equalizer on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Molina scored the Caseys lone run with a head first slide on the sacrifice fly. He made a key strikeout with runners on 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings. Even though the game was at RBC’s home field, the Colts were the home squad as the higher seed. Dalatri closed out his night with a strikeout to end the top of the 8th. Molina saw his 13th strikeout victim reach first base on a passed ball, then he hit a batter and issued another walk before Nelson simply put the ball in play. The grounder to first saw the throw home go well wide and give CBA a matchup with Barnegat in the Shore Conference Finals set for 8pm on Sunday night at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws.