State semifinal action all across the Garden State on Monday, as teams look to advance to Saturday’s state finals. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights!
Middletown North 6 Delsea 1 | Group 3 State Semifinal
Seton Hall commit Colin Dowlen threw a complete game to lead the Lions to their first state final appearance in nearly 40 years. Dowlen also knocked in three runs at the plate. Dylan Briggs and Zach Hampton also drove in a run each for Midd North (20-10), which won its 11th straight game. Frankie Master drove in the lone run of the game for the Crusaders (23-6), who saw a 15-game winning streak come to an end. Middletown North will face Cranford for the state crown on Saturday.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Franklinville:
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Hunterdon Central 2 Livingston 1 | Group 4 State Semifinal
Hunterdon Central advanced to their first Group 4 Final since 2018 following a 2-1 victory over Livingston. The Red Devils trailed 0-1 until the bottom of the sixth when Chase Fischer tied the game on an RBI double. Senior Brandon Padre drove in another run in the unseeing at bat to give Hunterdon Central a 2-1 lead and the eventual win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
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Cranford 12 Ramapo 1 (5 Innings) | Group 3 State Semifinal
Ryan Jaros hit his first homer of the season and went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s raising his batting average to .494 and Tony Silva added a three-run bomb as part of a 7-run 4th inning to give the Cougars their 25th win of the season and a date with Middletown North in the Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Cranford
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Woodstown 4 Point Pleasant Beach 0 | Group 1 State Semifinal
Ben Foote and Brent Williams combined for a three-hit shutout as the Wolverines make their way to the state final. Ken Lowry led the way offensively with a two-RBI single in the win for Woodstown (18-9). Bryan Matuschat had two hits in the loss for Point Pleasant Beach (20-10). Woodstown will face New Providence for the Group 1 state title on Saturday.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction:
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