The Atlantic City High School baseball team erupted for five runs in the fourth inning and carried that lead for an 8-2 upset over host Bishop Eustace, the No. 6 team in the Press Elite 11, in a non-league game Wednesday.
Steve Myers paced the Vikings in the fourth with a two-out, two-run double. Myers ended the game with three RBIs.
Jon Bruccoleri doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and earned the win on the mound.
Atlantic City 001 510 1-8 10 1
Bishop Eustace 010 010 0-2 7 1
2B-Bruccoleri, Myers AC; Gallen BE. 3B-Bruccoleri AC. HR-Monacello AC; Kewinski BE.
WP-Bruccoleri (4-2) 3K. LP-Hegenman 2K.
Cherry Hill East 2, 8 innings
Senior James Townley had a two-out, bases-loaded line drive to left field in the bottom of the eighth to score the winning run for Oakcrest.
Townley pitched the first five innings and allowed just one run, while striking out four.
Kenny Merlock went 4-for-4 with a double and scored the winning run for the Falcons.
Cherry Hill East 000 011 00-2 6 2
Oakcrest 000 200 01-3 11 1
2B-Merlock O. HR-Hanson CHE.
WP-Thompson 1k. LP-Brambilla 5k.
Records-CHE 6-14, Oakcrest 12-10.
Atlantic County Institute
of Technology 19,
Pleasantville 5, 6 innings
Greg Dillon doubled, tripled and drove in three runs for Atlantic County Institute of Technology.
ACIT 222 067-19 18 1
Pleasantville 102 200-5 7 6
2B-Witmer, Rataski, O'Toole, Bronco, Dillon ACIT; Zapato, Maria, Solona, Howard P. 3B-Dillon ACIT.
WP-Bronco (2-2) 3K. LP-Tejada 3K.
Records-ACIT 6-14, Pleasantville 1-12.
Egg Harbor Township 9,
Lower Cape May Regional 0
Monny Strickland went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored for Egg Harbor Township. Misael Castillo was 3-for-4 with a double for the Eagles.
Lower Cape May Regional 000 000 0-0 3 2
Egg Harbor Township 013 410 X-9 12 1
2B-Dixon, Castillo EHT.
WP-Stauffenberg 1k. LP-Catanoso 1k.
Records-Lower Cape May 10-11, EHT 10-8.
Buena Regional 10,
Middle Township 0
Marco Rios went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Jarred Corniell, Matt Luisi and winning pitcher Chris Capriotti each doubled.
Buena Regional 140 41-10 8 0
Middle Township 000 00-0 3 3
2B-Corniell, Luisi, Capriotti BR; Vogelei MT.
WP-Capriotti (6-2) 2k. LP-Arenberg (0-1) 3k.
Records-Buena 18-4, Middle 15-6.
Southern Regional 5,
John Begonia hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the fifth inning for Southern Regional.
Ryan Brown scored the winning run.
With a runner on first and second, winning pitcher Brannon Sweigart ended the game with a strikeout for the Rams.
Barnegat 300 010 0-4 3 1
Southern Regional 031 010 X-5 8 1
2B-Letinski B; Sinopoli, Begonia SR.
WP-Sweigart 2k. LP-Keesser 0k.
Records-Barnegat 8-12, Southern 4-14.
Salem 11, Wildwood 9
Anthony Korobellis had a two-run double for Wildwood. James Grauel had four hits, a run scored and an RBI. Matt Rucci had two RBIs for the Warriors.
Wildwood 105 210 0-9 12 5
Salem 600 140 X-11 8 2
2B-Korobellis W. HR-Sieber S.
WP-Pate 0k. LP-Poteat 2k.
Bridgeton 0, 5 innings
Jason Davis' double was the lone hit for Bridgeton in the consolation game of the John Rose Tournament on Tuesday. Woodstown coach Lee Ware, in his 40th season with the Wolverines, won his 600th career game.
Bridgeton 000 00-0 1 6
Woodstown 2(13)4 0X-19 15 0
2B-Davis B; McGowan, Baber, Malone, Stuart W.
WP-Stuart 12k. LP-Soto Balbuena 0k.
Records-Bridgeton 0-22; Woodstown 9-12.