Pascack Hills 3 Raritan 2 (8 innings) – Group 2 State Championship
Chris Lum was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning to give Pascack Hills an 18th straight win and a Group 2 state title. The Cowboys scored a pair of runs in the top of the second on RBI doubles from Lum and Marc Hernandez to take a 2-0 lead. Raritan rallied for two runs on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch. Zack Johnston pitched five shutout innings after the second to put Raritan in a position to shock NJ’s #1 ranked team, but Jack Brodsky matched goose eggs with four shutout innings in relief. Raritan got a single and a walk with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, but a pop out to 3rd ended the game and gave Pascack Hills its 30th win of the season. Watch the highlights of a tremendous game in Hamilton Township:
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Somerville 3 Allentown 2 – Group 3 State Championship
Bobby Wortman threw back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Pioneers their first overall group state baseball championship by defeating the defending champions. Somerville broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI triple from freshman Matt Miceli followed by a Preston Scott RBI double. Thomas Babalis pitched six strong innings and turned things over to Wortman who pitched masterfully under immense pressure. JSZ has all the highlights from a thrilling state final:
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