Greg Moran hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead top-seeded Hammonton High School to a 1-0 win over Lacey Township in the opening round of the South Jersey Group III baseball playoffs Monday.

Justin Smith struck out five in a complete-game shutout for the Blue Devils.

The ninth inning began with Branon Kincaid leading off with a single.

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Keith Salmon came in to run for him and advanced to second on a hit by Cris Matos.

Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, setting up the two-out single by Morano.

Kincaid and Morano were each 3-for-4 and Matos was 3-for-5.

Hammonton will play No. 9 Oakcrest at 4 p.m. on Friday in the second round.

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Hammonton 000 000 001—1 11 1

2B—Hanula LT; Dunnet H.

WP—Smith (7-1) 5k. LP—Kochanowski 5k.

Records—Lacey 5-16; Hammonton 16-5.

(9) Oakcrest 3,

(8) Highland 1

Cody Stashak’s third hit of the game was the 100th of his career and he led the Falcons to a win over Highland Regional.

Stashak scored a run and stole a base for Oakcrest.

He also pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out six.

James Townley doubled for the Falcons.

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Highland Regional 001 000 0—1 1 3

2B—Townley O.

WP—Stashak 6k. LP—Sigismondi .

Records—Oakcrest 14-11.

(7) Delsea Regional 6,

(10) Lower Cape May Reg. 0

Billy Kocis and Mike Mulligan each singled for Lower Cape May.

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2B—Anderson DR.

WP—Dobzanski. LP—Pennington.

Records—LCM 10-14; Delsea 17-9.

Group I

(6) Wildwood 5,

(11) Cape May Tech 2

Wildwood’s Devon Bradshaw went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Brendan Phillips had two hits and a run, and struck out seven in six innings for the Warriors.

Trevor Gehring and Nick Smith each scored runs for CMT.

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Wildwood 103 001 x—5 8 1

WP—Phillips (5-4) 7k. LP—Patterson 2k.

Records—CMT 7-13; Wildwood 16-11.

(7) Pitman 4,

(10) Cedar Creek 3

Zack Newman drove in two runs with a double and a single for Cedar Creek. Brother Chris Newman also doubled.

Matt Enis struck out 14 for Pitman.

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Pitman 001 020 1—4 9 3

2B—C Newman, Z. Newman CC.

WP—Ennis 14k. LP—C. Newman

Record—Cedar Creek 8-13.

Group IV

(4) Pennsauken 3,

(13) Mainland Regional 2

Anthony Sweet led Pennsauken with two hits, including a home run, and a run scored.

Colin O’Shea hit a two-run home run for Mainland.

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2B—A. Polanco, L. Polanco P. HR—Diaz, Sweet P; Colin O’Shea.

WP—Hohwald 8k. LP—Bell 6k.

Records—Mainland 11-7; Pennsauken 15-6.

(3) Cherokee 10,

(15) Egg Harbor Township 0

Colin Perro struck out eight and walked one in a complete-game shutout for Cherokee.

Zach Ellin and Shane Garrett each doubled for the Chiefs.

Dylan Martello was 2-for-3 for the Eagles, and Tom Coholan struck out three in the loss.

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Cherokee 202 42—10 11 2

2B—Ellin, Garrett C.

WP—Perro 8k. LP—Coholan 3k.

Record—EHT 11-12.

(12) Lenape 3,

(5) No. 4 Millville 1

Tyler Klawitter hit a solo shot in the sixth for the Thunderbolts.

Niko Celia hit a two-run home run for Lenape.

Lenape 000 300 0—3 4 0

Millville 000 001 0—1 4 2

HR—Celia L; Klawitter M.

WP—Miley 6k. LP—Biggs 10k.

Record—Millville 14-7.

Group II

(2) Buena Regional 5,

(15) West Deptford 2

Justin Geri pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and knocked in the go-ahead runs with a two-run single in the fourth inning.

Robert Bunton was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Jarred Corniell had two RBIs for Buena, No. 10 in The Press Elite 11.

Isaiah Easterlang struck out five for West Deptford.

Buena advanced to face seventh-seeded Cinnaminson, which beat Haddon Heights 3-1, on Friday.

West Deptford 110 000 0—2 6 2

Buena Regional 200 210 0—5 5 3

2B—Robert Bunton BR. 3B—. HR—.

WP—Justin Geri CG 6k. LP—Isaiah Easterlang 5k.

Record—Buena 19-5.

(4) Haddonfield 4,

(13) Middle Township 1

Jason Cavanaugh struck out four in a complete game for Haddonfield.

Zach Vogelei was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Middle, and Steve Hand was 3-for-3.

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Haddonfield 210 001 0—4 7 0

2B—Bhoya H.

WP—Cavanaugh 4k. LP—Hand.

Records—Middle 10-12; Haddonfield 12-7.

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