With runners on first and third and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Egg Harbor Township High School relief pitcher Austin Fottrell forced a Hammonton batter to fly out to second base and seal a 6-5 victory in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference Division I baseball game Tuesday.
Fottrell pitched the final three innings for the Eagles, striking out three and allowing one run.
Tony Parducci hit a two-out single to score Anthony Cruz to bring Hammonton within one before Fottrell earned the final out.
Manny Strickland provided EHT's game-winning run with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the top of the inning. Matt Allen, Brian Revere and Andrew Holmes each doubled for the Eagles (3-3).
Alex Padovani had two doubles and an RBI for the Blue Devils and Chris Caprio contributed with a solo homer.
Egg Harbor Township 200 200 000 2-6 8 1
Hammonton 020 110 000 1-5 8 5
2B-Allen, Revere, Holmes EHT; Padovani (2) H. 3B-Caprio H.
WP-Fottrell 3K. LP-Smith (1-2) 10K.
Records-EHT 3-3, Hammonton 4-2.
No. 11 Holy Spirit 10,
Gannon White and Ryan Solari combined for five RBIs to lead Holy Spirit.
White went 3-for-5, including two doubles while driving in two runs, and Solari was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Ricky Hopkins went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and a double.
The Spartans captured their seventh straight victory.
For Oakcrest, Kenny Merlock was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Frank Mazzeo hit a three-run homer.
Holy Spirit 252 010 0-10 10 0
Oakcrest 040 040 0-8 8 4
2B-Hopkins, Ott, White (2) HS; Lease, Theriault, Johnson O. HR-Mazzeo O.
WP-Pikus (2-0) 5K. LP-Morgan (0-2) 3K.
Records-Spirit 7-1, Oakcrest 1-4.
Cedar Creek 9,
Cape May Tech 3
Andrew Sibson struck out eight in five innings pitched to improve to 2-0 and Aaron Zimmerman registered his first save of the season for Cedar Creek.
Tommy Rheault led the Pirates with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.
Will Winter tripled for Cape May Tech.
Cape May Tech 120 000 0-3 8 5
Cedar Creek 000 405 X-9 11 2
2B-Newman CC. 3B-Winter CMT. HR-Rheault CC.
WP-Sibson (2-0) 8K. LP-Patterson 3K.
Records-CMT 1-4, Cedar Creek 4-2.
Ocean City 4,
Lower Cape May Regional 1
Kieran Tracey was 2-for-3, including a double, to go along with two RBIs. Christian Candeloro also had two hits for the Red Raiders (5-3).
Ocean City pitcher Kyle Andrews pitched a complete game, striking out 10 and allowing four hits and one run.
For Lower Cape May, Mike Harkin drove in Eric Goss with an RBI single.
Ocean City 000 020 2-4 8 0
Lower Cape May Regional 000 100 0-1 4 2
2B-Candeloro, Tracey OC.
WP-Andrews (2-1) 10K. LP-Laing (0-1).
Records-O.C. 5-3, Lower Cape 2-2.
Middle Township 9,
St. Joseph 8
Doug Schwartz went 3-for-3 and knocked in four RBIs to lead Middle Township. Jimmy Versage contributed two hits and two RBIs.
Steven Hand threw six innings and struck out two for his first win of the season.
For St. Joseph, Alec Craig went 2-for-4.
St. Joseph 000 602 0-8 6 3
Middle Township 104130 X-9 10 3
2B-Arenberg, Schwartz, Versage MT.
WP- Hand (1-1) 2K. LP-McGosh 3K.
Records-S.J. 2-7, Middle 3-3.
No. 10 Buena Regional 9,
Sacred Heart 0
Taylor Cheli had a two-run homer for Buena Regional. Robert Bunton and Marco Rios each had two doubles for the Chiefs.
Sacred Heart 000 000 0-0 3 3
Buena Regional 203 031 X-9 12 1
2B-Bunton (2), Rios (2), Brady, Lopez BR. HR-Cheli BR.
WP-Capriotti 3k. LP-Allen 4k.
Records-S.H. 2-2, Buena 7-0.
Atlantic County Institute of Technology 8,
Wildwood Catholic 7
Rich Mason singled to score Jon Bronco with the game winning run for ACIT. John Rataski was 2-for-4 with a double, while Dylan Witmer, Chris Sieg and Matt Marmaro each recorded a stolen base for the Red Hawks.
Garret Moretti went 3-for-3 with a double for Wildwood Catholic.
ACIT 300 012 2-8 13 4
Wildwood Catholic 220 010 2-7 8 5
2B-Rataski, Niethardt, Mason ACIT; Morretti WC. 3B-Norris WC.
WP-Marmaro (2-0) 6K. LP-Osborne 2K.
Records-ACIT 3-5, W.C. 2-3.
No. 5 St. Augustine Prep 2,
Barry Buchowski had a solo home run for St. Augustine Prep, No. 5 in the Elite 11. Chris Oakley struck out seven for the win.
St. Augustine Prep 100 000 1-2 3 0
Millville 000 000 0-0 3 0
WP-Oakley 7k. LP-Clark 1k.
Records-Prep 5-1, Millville 2-6.
Atlantic City 3, 9 innings
Ja'Ques Colon had the game-winning RBI in the ninth for Vineland. Mark Rowan and Johnny Malatesta each had two hits for the Fighting Clan. Rowan also had an RBI.
Gian Carlo Martinez had two hits, including a triple for Atlantic City. Mike Monacello had all three of the Vikings' RBIs.
Atlantic City 000 002 010-3 7 3
Vineland 200 000 011-4 9 1
WP-Malatesta 1k. LP-Murray 1k.
Records-A.C. 3-3, Vineland 6-1.
Jackson Memorial 10,
Southern Regional 8
Southern Regional posted four runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to come back from an eight-run deficit.
Mark Heslin went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Rams, and Zach Brown was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Full details were unavailable.
Pinelands Regional 3,
Bailey Taylor went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Pinelands. Dan Difbrow was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jon Arch went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Wildcats.
Lakewood 000 002 100 2-5 8 2
Pinelands Regional 001 002 000 0-3 9 6
WP-Torres 11k. LP-Astemborski 4k.
Schalick 15, Wildwood 5
Jose Valentin went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored for Wildwood. Richie Payne also doubled for the Warriors.
Wildwood 101 003-5 6 6
Schalick 101 436-15 14 2
2B-Payne, Valentin W; Brulsford S.
WP-Huber 5k. LP-Bolle 0k.
Records-Wildwood 2-4, Schalick 3-2.
Pilgrim Academy 6,
Baptist Christian 2
Matt Chubb pitched a complete game to improve to 2-0. Chubb struck out seven and allowed one earned run. Peter Hollan led the Pioneers with three hits and two RBIs.
Baptist Christian 001 001 0-2 4 3
Pilgrim Academy 004 110 X-6 7 1
WP-Chubb (2-0) 7K. LP-Rogers 6K.