Aaron Cox went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as Millville High School beat host Egg Harbor Township 5-2 on Wednesday to clinch its fourth Cape-Atlantic League American baseball championship in five years.
Cox also struck out eight to earn the win for the Thunderbolts, ranked No. 5 in The Press Elite 11.
Alex Ciaramella went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for EHT.
Millville 100 300 1-5 8 1
Egg Harbor Township 000 200 0-2 5 1
2B-Santiago, Cox M; Dixon, Ciaramella EHT.
WP-Cox 8k. LP-Allen 1k.
Records-Millville 15-7; EHT 11-13.
No. 10 Buena Regional 11,
Ocean City 2
Justin Geri homered and doubled as Buena , No. 10 in the Elite 11, clinched the CAL National Conference championship.
Geri scored three runs and drove in three. Anthony Lopez and Manny Colon each doubled for the Chiefs. Danny Brady struck out three to earn the win and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Ocean City's Ricky Dillenberger struck out two.
Ocean City 002 000 0-2 4 1
Buena Regional 301 232 0-11 14 5
2B-Lopez, Colon, Geri B. HR-Geri.
WP-Brady 3k. LP-Dillenberger 2k.
Records-O.C. 13-8; Buena 20-5 .
No. 4 St. Augustine Prep 10,
Hammonton 7 (10 innings)
Joe Gatto's one-out, two-run homer gave St. Augustine the lead in the top of the 10th inning, and Kevin Baxter added a solo shot to make it a three-run cushion.
Gatto finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs for the Hermits, No. 4 in the Elite 11. Christian Adorno went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Kyle Lindsay went 3-for-6 with two RBIs.
Shane Dunnet doubled, tripled and drove in three runs for Hammonton, and Tim Gallagher tripled.
St. Augustine Prep 001 420 000 3-10 16 1
Hammonton 032 020 000 0-7 10 1
2B-Dunnet H. 3B-Dunnet, Gallagher H. HR-Gatto, Baxter SAP.
WP-Carmolingo 0k. LP-Angeline 3k
Records-Hammonton 16-6; Prep 16-8.
Wildwood Catholic 9, Bridgeton 3
Matt Tramatolo had two doubles and drove in two runs for Wildwood Catholic in its season finale.
Andrew Long doubled and drove in one for the Crusaders.
Eymar Huerta and Donte Mosley each had one RBI for Bridgeton.
Wildwood Catholic 000 801 0-9 14 3
Bridgeton 000 120 0-3 4 1
2B-Tramatolo (2), Long WC.
WP-Laffey. LP-Soto Balbuena.
Records-Catholic 6-16; Bridgeton 3-21.
Vineland 6, Middle Township 0
Don Money went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Vineland.
Vineland 100 122 0-6 12 0
Middle Township 000 000 0-0 2 0
WP-Malatesta 7k. LP-Hand 0k.
Records-Middle 10-13; Vineland 9-12.
Sacred Heart 10,
Lower Cape May Regional 7
Tovine Potts went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Sacred Heart.
Lower Cape May tied it at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning, but Kevin Allen's RBI double sparked a four-run seventh for Absegami.
Lower's Bill Kocis and Dan Whalen each had two hits.
Sacred Heart 311 100 4-10 8 2
Lower Cape May Regional 300 003 1-7 9 4
2B-Potts, Allen SH.
WP-Figueroa 0k. LP-Mulligan 0k.
Records-Sacred Heart 14-8; Lower 10-15 .
Holy Spirit 8, Oakcrest 4
Mike Adams went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored for Holy Spirit.
Kenny Merlock also homered for the Spartans, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit by scoring all of their runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. AJ Martinez and Mike DiIanni each doubled.
Holy Spirit 000 233 0-8 10 2
Oakcrest 030 010 0-4 7 1
2B-Martinez, DiIanni HS; HR-Adams, Merlock HS.
WP-Kelly 0k. LP-Manno 0k.
Records-Oakcrest 14-12; Spirit 16-8.
Wildwood 9, Glassboro 2
Mike DeMayo went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored for Wildwood.
The Warriors' Devon Bradshaw went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Zak Barrett tripled and drove in two runs.
Glassboro 100 010 0-2 8 1
Wildwood 000 333 X-9 9 0
2B-DeMayo, Bradshaw W. 3B-Barrett W.
WP-DiFalco 1k. LP-Greer 2k.
Barnegat 3, Central Regional 1
Mark McCoy tripled, stole a base, scored a run and drove in one for Barnegat.
Mike Dunkin scored two runs and drove one in for the Bengals.
Ken Beyrouty doubled for Central, and Andrew DiPiazza struck out seven.
Central Regional 001 000 0-R 5 3
Barnegat 001 020 0-R 4 0
2B-Beyrouty CR. 3B- McCoy B.
WP-Corbett 0k. LP-DiPiazza 7k.
Records-Barnegat 12-10. Central 8-11.