It’s Region Championship Thursday in the Last Dance and the Jersey Sports Zone team has highlights from around the state as teams punch their ticket into next week’s single elimination tournament
Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night.
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Red Bank-Belmar Region Championship
Blue+Grey (Howell) 3 Neptune 1
Nick Guerrino’s RBI single to right in the 6th inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Rebels earn a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament thanks to strong pitching from Chris Ellison and Jake Lenardo. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Count Basie Park in Red Bank:
Jersey City Region Championship
Maroon & Silver (St. Peter’s Prep) 7 Bees Baseball (Bayonne) 0
Matt Moreira threw five shutout innings and the Marauders exploded with six runs in the fourth inning to give St. Peter’s Prep a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament. Joe Vuolo had three RBI’s and Roddy Hernandez had a two run double and started a critical 6-4-3 double play to get the Marauders out of a bases loaded jam. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Caven Point:
Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 4 Eagles (Edison) 0
Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 7 NJ Tigers (TCA) 1
Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Trenton Catholic coverage.
Washington Region Championship
Minutemen (Washington Twp.) 8 Garnets (Haddon Heights) 5
Rising junior Sam Kaschak threw a gem for the Minutemen, striking out ten and allowing just one run in six innings of work. Jim Hallman hit a two-run blast in the victory that proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Lake Park:
JSZ’s coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Bergen County Region Championship
BC Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 9 Bulldogs (Dwight-Englewood) 3
Tywone Malone, the No. 1 ranked football in New Jersey, continues to show why he might be the best pure slugger in the Garden State, as well. Malone crushed a double and a three-run triple to pace the Crusaders to a region championship in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City:
Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics.
Bellmawr Region Championship
Marlton (Cherokee) 18 No. Burlington 2 (Final/5)
The Chiefs scored early and often as they cruised to the Bellmawr Region championship. Cherokee took advantage of walks and miscues by the Warriors as they put together an 11-run, two-out rally in the second inning and never looked back. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Bellmawr Recreation Field:
Ramsey Region Championship
Diamond Backs (Don Bosco Prep) 13 Warrior Baseball (Waldwick) 0
Rising junior Kevin Jaxel was a true ace on the mound for the Ironmen Thursday night as he struck out 10 Waldwick batters and allowed only one hit through four innings of action. Don Bosco is the top overall seed in the North Jersey half of the bracket and has the tools to make a run in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey:
Williamstown Region Championship
Monroe Twp. (Williamstown) 11 EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 4
The Braves fell behind early, but RBI singles from Chris Montone, Caden Dulin and Jon Wood brought Williamstown back within one in the fifth. Then the Braves surged in front in the sixth, thanks to a key two-RBI single from Dulin. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Owens Park:
Pitman Regional Championship
SBC (Bishop Eustace) 15 Vineland 5 (Final/6)
The Crusaders motor through to the round of 32 after a spectacular day at the plate against Vineland. Charlie Sanzio led the way with 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break the game open. Anthony Solometo picked up the win on the mound and racked up nine strikeouts over four innings. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Alcyon Park:
Brick-Tri County Regional Championship
Jackson Memorial 7 Manalapan 2
Two of the Shore Conferences top teams met in First Energy Park in Lakewood to see who would advance. Senior LHP Nick Beetel of Jackson Memorial had a strong outing on the mound only surrendering one run through four innings. The Jags put on an offensive show in the second inning, putting up six of their seven runs early. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood:
Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center.
Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament
We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!