Baseball: St. Augustine Prep advances to South Jersey Non-Public A final
St. Augustine Prep's Chris Oakley pitched a four-hit complete game to beat Bishop Eustace 4-2 in a South Jersey Non-Public A semifinal on Friday. The Hermits (22-6) are ranked third in The Press Elite 11, and Bishop Eustace (21-7) is No. 2.
St. Augustine, the No. 2 seed, advanced to meet top-seeded Gloucester Catholic at 4 p.m. Monday at Overbrook High School in the South Jersey Non-Public A championship game. Top-seeded Gloucester Catholic, No. 5 in the Elite 11, beat 13th-seeded Paul VI 9-1 in the other semifinal. Oakley struck out seven and walked none to improve to 9-1 on the season. Also for the Hermits, shortstop Christian Adorno was 2-for-2 with three runs and two stolen bases. Mike Elfreth hit an RBI single in the fifth inning.
For third-seeded Bishop Eustace, Mike Krusinski hit a two-run homer in the second inning.
Bishop Eustace 020 000 0-2 4 2
St. Augustine Prep 102 010 x-4 6 0
2B-Marano BE. 3B-Marano BE. HR-Krusinski BE.
WP-Oakley 7k (9-1). LP-Smeltzer 8k (8-3).
Records-B.E. 21-7; S.A. 22-6.