It’s state championship Saturday with four finals set for Bob DeMeo Field in Hamilton Township. JSZ closes out the baseball season with highlights and post-game reaction from all four title tilts!
Emerson 8 Glassboro 5 – Group 1 State Championship
Trailing 5-0 in the top of the seventh inning, the Cavos pulled off a improbable comeback to capture the state championship. Mike Carmosino tied the game with a two-run double, before Frankie Savino gave Emerson the lead with a two-out, two-run double. Pete Durocher, Joe Carmosino and Ryan Taub also added RBIs during the Cavos’ rally. Noah Putney went 3-4 with an RBI for the Bulldogs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the thrilling highlights and reaction:
Pascack Hills 2 Point Pleasant Boro 0 – Group 2 State Championship
Ryan Ramsey threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and Mike Rodriguez produced all the offense with a two run single in the bottom of the 6th inning to give the Cowboys a second straight state championship. Ramsey gave up a single to the first batter of the game and only allowed a fourth inning walk after that. Point Boro starter Nick Guzzi matched goose eggs with Ramsey through five innings. Ramsey was selected in the 36th round of the MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians and is committed to the University of Maryland. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights:
Wall 10 West Morris 2 – Group 3 State Championship
The Crimson Knights erupted for 14 hits highlighted by six runs in the first two innings and Trey Dombroski closed out his high school career with another complete game gem to give Wall its first state championship since 2004. Dombroski needed just 81 pitches on a complete game that saw both runs come unearned. The lefty heading to Monmouth had eight strikeouts and no walks. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference’s lone state champ:
Ridgewood 2 Eastern 1 – Group 4 State Championship
Ridgewood’s offense has been overpowering all season long, but when the bats didn’t come to life, the Maroons relied on a championship-level pitching performance to secure the first state title in school history. Quinnipiac commit Kevin Seitter threw 5.2 innings with 10 strikeouts to lead the Maroons to the best season in school history. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction:
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