The Group 3 state semifinals took centerstage on Wednesday as Morris Knolls’ Luke Dickerson continued his chase of the state’s single-season home run record against Randolph. Plus, Delsea and Allentown went to battle for a spot in Saturday’s state final. Enjoy the highlights!

Morris Knolls 5 Randolph 1 | Group 3 State Semifinal

Luke Dickerson joined elite company Wednesday afternoon. The Morris Knolls (27-5) shortstop smashed his 18th home run of the season, tying a single-season state record held by baseball great Mike Trout and former Ramsey slugger Ashton Bardzell. Dickerson’s two-run bomb came on the first pitch after a half-hour rain delay in an all-Morris County rivalry game in the semifinals against Randolph (21-10). The Golden Eagles will face Delsea in the Group 3 championship game on Saturday.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights + reaction from Randolph:

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Delsea 9 Allentown 1 | Group 3 State Semifinal

The Crusaders engineered a seven-run fifth inning to put away the Redbirds and punch a ticket to Veteran’s Park for the first time in program history. Drew commit Zach Maxwell and Austin Buchanan smashed solo home runs in the victory. Goldey-Beacom commit George Starr was dominant in a complete game effort on the mound, allowing one run with eight strikeouts in his final start for Delsea (27-3). Chris Whalen hit a solo home run in the loss for Allentown (20-9).

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Franklinville:

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