A pair of showcase events begin with some great games to help kick off the weekend. Enjoy the highlights!
Bishop Eustace 2 Ocean City | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Anthony Solometo threw an absolute gem in his Crusaders debut. The Gloucester Catholic transfer and North Carolina commit tossed a complete game shutout. Solometo allowed just one hit and struck out 11 in the game. Maryland commit Ian Petrutz delivered the key hit at the plate, driving in both runs with a bases-loaded single in the second inning. Boston College commit Matt Nunan was tremendous on the mound as well, allowing just four hits and striking out ten in the loss for OC.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Somers Point:
Watch Solometo’s strikeout highlight reel:
Mainland 6 Cherokee 4 | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
The Mustangs mustered some late-game magic to take down the Chiefs and remain undefeated to start the season. Clayton Sands singled in a run to get things going in the bottom of the sixth before Joe Sheeran cleared the bases on a three-RBI double to give Mainland (3-0) the lead late in the ball game. Jeremy Cheeseman hit a two-run home run in the first inning for Cherokee (3-1) in the loss.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Somers Point:
Somerville 14 St. Joe-Metuchen 4 | Autism Awareness Challenge
The Pioneers erupted for seven runs in the first and had an 11-0 lead in the second on the way to an impressive win at North Brunswick Community Park. Colin Saich and Tyler Stone led the offensive attack with four RBI’s each. Somerville (3-0) now has 38 runs in its first three wins handing the Falcons (3-1) their first loss of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Autism Awareness Challenge: