Baseball’s opening week continues with a tremendous slate of games across the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights!

St. Augustine 5 Jackson Memorial 4

Rhode Island commit Brody McKenzie came through in the clutch, knocking in the game-tying run in the fifth and struck again with a walk-off RBI single in the seventh to give the Hermits the victory over the Jaguars. Wake Forest commit Andrew Gaines threw three scoreless innings in relief, picking up the win on the mound. Auburn commit Zach Crotchfelt had a two-RBI day at the plate for Jackson Memorial in the loss.

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Richland:

Mainland 5 Holy Spirit 2

Dozens of scouts were on hand for Chase Petty’s 2021 debut, and the Florida commit did not disappoint. Petty threw a complete game 1-hitter, striking out 13 and touching 102 mph on the radar gun. Brody Levin and Cole Campbell both homered in the victory for the Mustangs (1-0). Campbell also added a double and finished with three RBIs. Rutgers commit Trevor Cohen had an RBI triple for the Spartans (1-1) in the loss.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from this highly anticipated Cape-Atlantic League clash:

Watch Petty’s highlight reel from his standout performance:

St. Joe’s (Mont.) 2 Pope John 1

This matchup between two Top-10 teams in the state was tough, fiery and went right down to the wire. St. Joe’s (2-0) was led by their ace, Boston College commit Sean Hard, who struck out seven batters across six innings of one-run baseball. Jimmy Romano an inside-the-park home-run in the second inning, which ultimately became the play of the game. Pope John (0-1) looks to rebound later in the week against talented competition.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Sparta:

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