JSZ has plenty of action from diamonds around the state. Enjoy the highlights!
Old Tappan 3 Ramsey 1
Old Tappan pitcher Alex Kranzler outdueled Ramsey ace Will Kirk with a complete game 3-hitter, striking out 12 and walking just one to give the Golden Knights a win against the #8 ranked team in the latest state baseball poll. Eric Cha went 3-3 with two doubles and an RBI, run and stolen base. Kirk threw five innings giving up two earned runs and striking out nine.
JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the best pitching matchups of 2023:
Bayonne 12 St. Peter’s Prep 7
Chris Valencia picked a fine time to have the most productive day of his high school career. Valencia clobbered an inside-the-park grand slam along with an RBI double to tally five RBI in a statement win over the Marauders. Bayonne (8-2) tallied seven runs in an explosive third inning and would never look back from there. Aidan Paradine went 3-5 with an RBI single and Anthony Mancini smoked a three-run double in the win. Isaiah Ruiz and Sam Porch collected three hits each for St. Peter’s Prep (7-3) in the loss.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Caven Point:
Hopewell Valley 6 Steinert 4
Hopewell Valley improves to 6-3 following a 6-4 comeback win over Steinert. The Bulldogs led 2-1 entering the sixth inning when a passed ball tied the game for Steinert. Jack Lambert would then put the Spartans ahead 4-2 on a two RBI double shortly after. However, Hopewell struck back in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch, a fielder’s choice and a two RBI single from Brian Tulli. Tulli went 1-3 with two RBI’s, Jayden Shin also went 1-3 with an RBI and closed the game out on the mound with a strikeout for the win.
JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Pennington:
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Highland 6 Mainland 4 | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
CJ Crowley hit a home run and finished with four RBIs to help lead the Tartans past the Mustangs. Vinny Davis also went deep, and earned the save for Highland (4-6). Freshman Luis Selles-Rodriguez allowed just one earned run in five innings of work to pick up the win. Christian Elliott, Cohen Cook and Joe Sheeran all homered for Mainland (4-5) in the loss.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from under the lights in Somers Point:
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