Friday night baseball takes the JSZ team around the Garden State. Holy Spirit and Buena battled to the end in South Jersey, Ridge gets a pitching gem for a home win over Phillipsburg, CBA breaks out the bats and a shutout from Evan Mahns, plus Lawrence and Steinert can’t settle a winner.
Holy Spirit 7 Buena 6
Steven Petrosh hit a solo home run to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. Petrosh went 3-4 in the game. Jimmy Pasquale, Shane Solari, JJ Spots and Brandon Castellini also drove in runs for the Spartans in the win. Juice Del Valle drove in a pair of runs for the Chiefs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League United Division showdown:
Steinert 6 Lawrence 6
It’s not everyday you need with an anomaly like a baseball game ending in a tie, for Lawrence it’s the second time this season they’ve known this dissatisfying feeling. Friday’s matchup Colonial Valley Conference division matchup saw eight lead changes and nine innings, yet it still wasn’t enough to decide a winner. Lawrence took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning before Steinert would eventually go ahead 4-3 in the fourth. The slug fest would continue into extra innings and after the Spartans tied the game in the bottom of the ninth officials claimed it would be too dark to finish. Junior Chris Nevius finished with 3 RBI’s for Lawrence. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
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CBA 7 Freehold Boro 0
Evan Mahns throws a complete game shutout for his first varsity win and Pat Reilly’s solo blast highlights a balanced CBA offensive attack in a home win. Mason Wolff had a pair of hits and two RBI’s in the victory. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference baseball
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Ridge 3 Phillipsburg 0
Cooper Bobowicz didn’t care about the rainy and wet conditions when he was on the hill. “Coop” threw a gem against the Stateliners, going seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts on only 93 pitches. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and postgame reaction from Basking Ridge:
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