The Holy Spirit High School baseball team won the Pop Bobb Tournament in Pennsville for the second year in a row on Saturday. The Spartans beat Cumberland Regional 5-4 in the semifinal game and defeated host Pennsville 10-7 in the championship game.
Ryan Solari was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the championship game, and Anthony Boselli went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Tyler Kelly was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Rick Hopkins was 2-for-2 with three runs. Winning pitcher Gannon White, the tournament Most Valable Player, struck out four in five innings.
In the semifinals, White hit the game-winning solo homer in the top of the seventh inning. Mike DiIanni earned the win in relief. Starter Tyler Dowd allowed one run in five innings. A.J. Russo had a two-run double. Boselli was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Joe Foyak doubled for Cumberland.
Holy Spirit 000 400 1-5 4 2
Cumberland 002 101 0-4 5 3
2B-Russo HS. Foyak C. HR-White HS.
WP-DiIanni 0k (2-1). LP-Griffey 3k.
Pennsville 000 304 0-7 10 1
Holy Spirit 112 510 x-10 15 2
2B-Boselli, Kelly HS. HR-Lanskenny, Shimp P.
WP-White 4k (1-0). LP-Boucher 3k.
Records-Holy Spirit 5-1.
Bridgeton loses two
Bridgeton lost to host Clayton 13-3 in six innings in a first-round game on the 10 -run rule. The Bulldogs lost to Pennsauken Tech 13-1 in the fifth inning in a consolation game.
Jason Davis had a double and two runs in the first game for Bridgeton, and Jeffrey Soto Balbuena doubled. Penn Tech's Alex Ortiz and Wilbor Garcia combined on a one-hitter in the second game.
Bridgeton 102 000-3 3 12
Clayton 032 512-13 10 2
2B-Simon, Tucker, Rogers C. Davis, Soto Balbuena B.
WP-Allen 5k (1-0). LP-Huerta 7k (0-2).
Records-Clayton 1-5; Bridgeton 0-5.
Bridgeton 000 10-1 1 7
Pennsauken Tech 083 2x-13 7 3
WP-Ortiz 6k (1-0). LP-Soto Balbuena 4k (0-3).
Records-P.T. 4-1; Bridgeton 0-6.
St. Joseph 5, Ocean City 4
St. Joseph's Alec Craig drove in the winning run in the top of the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly.
Winning pitcher Mike Vaccarella went five innings, and Craig got the save. John Rosenblum and freshman Salaam Horne each went 2-for-4 for the visiting Wildcats.
For O.C., pitcher Beau Hall went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Kyle Andrews was 2-for-4 with a triple.
St. Joseph 110 201 0-5 9 2
Ocean City 100 021 0-4 7 2
3B-Andrews OC. HR-Hall OC.
WP-Vaccarella 2k (1-1). LP-Hall 6k (1-1).
Records-S.J. 2-5; O.C. 3-3.