We are coming down the home stretch of the regular season and JSZ has you covered with plenty of action from the diamond. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in!
Wayne Hills 3 Passaic Tech 0 | Passaic County Tournament Final
Wayne Hills will officially add the fourth Passaic County Tournament championship trophy to their school trophy case Friday morning. Wesleyan signee Phil Park was outstanding in the county final, going six innings strong while striking out eight batters and not allowing a run. Park out-dueled Passaic Tech ace Nazier Mule, who gave up all three runs yet struck out 10 Patriots. Wayne Hills jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and rode it out from there.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and the emotional reaction from Wayne:
Gov. Livingston 16 Westfield 6 (5 Innings) | Union County Tournament Final
Gov. Livingston captured its third Union County championship in five years while battling the elements and a rescheduling. On Wednesday, the Highlanders led 13-6 on Westfield with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. Then thunderstorms rolled through Elizabeth, forcing a brief delay and an ultimate suspension. The action picked back up on Thursday and the Highlanders put Westfield away with the 10-run mercy rule almost right away.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Elizabeth:
Middletown South 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal
Evan Wood threw 1 1/3 innings in relief and hit a slow roller that was thrown away plated three runs in a 2-1 game to give Middletown South a spot in Saturday’s Shore Conference Tournament final against Red Bank Catholic. Ben Schild worked out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning and threw 5 2/3 strong innings on the hill. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown:
Woodstown 8 Pitman 7
The Wolverines escape with its 11th-straight victory after surviving a late rally from the Panthers. Junior Chase Rieger came through in the clutch with a perfect throw to the plate to keep the game-tying run from scoring and end the ball game. Junior Lucas Prendergast had a big day at the plate, going 2-3 with 4 RBIs in the win for Woodstown (16-4). Brayden Sharkey and Dion D’Amico each knocked in a pair of runs in the loss for Pitman (14-6).
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Woodstown: