Watch 2018 Baseball State Final Highlights 6.9

St. Augustine 1 Delbarton 0  – Non- Public A Final 

Cole Vanderslice threw a complete game 2-hit masterpiece to outduel Jack Leiter and give the Hermits a state championship after falling in the finals in the previous two years.  Both pitchers were dominant against potent lineups.  Leiter, who came into the game with 8 consecutive no-hit innings, was able to put up four more hitless frames before Kevin Easie had an infield single to lead off the 5th.  Easie moved to third base following a pair of outs.  A squeeze attempt failed, but with Easie off the bag at third the throw went into left field which resulted in the only run of the game.  Watch the highlights of an outstanding game on Saturday night in Hamilton:

Gloucester Catholic 10 DePaul 3 – Non- Public B Final

The Rams raced out to a 4-0 first inning lead and built an 8-0 advantage as freshman Anthony Solometo pitched five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to give Gloucester Catholic a second straight Non-Public “B” state championship.  Luke Lesch hit a two-run HR in the first inning and had three RBI’s to lead Gloucester Catholic’s 10-hit attack.  JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hamilton Veteran’s Park:

 

Middlesex 3 Park Ridge 0 – NJSIAA Group 1 State Championship 

Middlesex captured their second consecutive Group 1 State Title with a 3-0 win over Park Ridge Saturday afternoon. It was clear from the beginning it would be a close game as both teams were unable to score in the first three innings. In the fourth the Blue Jays would score a run off an error on a bunt to lead Park Ridge 1-0. Ryan Vollmer would then send a 2 RBI shot to center to make it a three run game. Starting pitcher Kyle Nepton dominated on the mound, throwing a one hit shutout to lead Middlesex to it’s fifth State Championship. Watch the highlights now: