The Non-Public state titles were on the line at Veterans Park in Mercer County on Wednesday night. JSZ has complete highlights and interviews from both games!
Don Bosco 5 St. Augustine 0 | Non-Public A State Final
Rider commit Clayton Poiley and Kentucky commit Caden Dana combined to throw a three-hit shutout, as the Ironmen captured their first state title since 2008. Dana also hit a solo home run in the victory. Virginia commit Kevin Jaxel had an RBI double, while Iona commit A.J. Zollo knocked in a pair of runs for Bosco (24-5). Bryant commit Kyle Neri had a double for the Hermits (27-2) in the loss.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel and Jay Cook have the highlights and reaction:
Ranney 10 Immaculata 1 | Non-Public B State Final
Junior Duke commit AJ Gracia did everything except drive the bus for the Panthers on Wednesday night. Gracia opened the game with a towering lead-off home run and then proceeded to strike out nine batters across five and two-thirds innings of work on the mound. Ranney (26-5) broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with a single from Jack Tallent. Diego Tavarez and Glen Cantalupo each delivered two-run hits later after that. Immaculata (14-13) fell short of capturing their first Non-Public B title since 1995.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction:
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