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Baseball roundup: Taylor Kniethardt's double gives ACIT first ever win

Taylor Kniethardt hit a walk-off double to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Atlantic County Institute of Technology edged Cape May Tech 8-7 and earned the program's first varsity win in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game Tuesday.

Dylan Witmer went 2-for-3 and had a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning for ACIT.

Greg Hettenbach doubled for Cape May Tech.

Cape May Tech 050 200 0-7 8 2

ACIT 002 005 1-8 11 2

2B-Kniethardt ACIT; Winter, Hettenbach, Tyson CMT. 3B-Witmer ACIT.

WP-Narmaro 4k. LP-Gehring 5k.

Records-CMT 1-1, ACIT 1-3.

No. 11 Buena Regional 2,

Lower Cape May Regional 0

Dom Pace went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth to lead the Chiefs, No. 11 in The Press Elite 11. Jarred Corniell pitched in and out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to pick up the save.

Lower starter Josh Pennington struck out eight in a complete game. Brandon Small doubled twice.

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Lower Cape May Regional 000 000 0-0 8 4

2B-Small (2) LCM. 3B-. HR-.

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Records-Buena 5-0, LCM 1-1.

No. 10 Hammonton 4,

Millville 2

Alex Padovani went 2-for-3 with a double for Hammonton, No. 10 in the Elite 11. Keith Salmon was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Winning pitcher Mike Angeline struck out eight in five innings.

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Hammonton 000 400 0-4 7 3

2B-Padovani H.

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Records-Millville 1-4, Hammonton 4-0.

Holy Spirit 4,

Mainland Regional 1

Anthony Boselli went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Holy Spirit. Winning pitcher Mike BiIanni had six strikeouts and went 1-for-1 with a stolen base offensively. Bill Talarico had a double for Mainland.

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Holy Spirit 110 002 X-4 6 1

2B-Talarico MR. 3B-Ott HS.

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Records-Mainland 1-3, Spirit 2-1.

Sacred Heart 4,

St. Joseph 2, 10 innings

Henry Rodriguez led Sacred Heart with two hits and Kevin Allen reached base four times with three walks and being hit by a pitch.

For St. Joseph, Alec Craig had a game-high three hits.

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St. Joseph 000 011 000 0-2 11 5

2B-Repiee SH; Vaccarella SJ. 3B-J. Teran SJ.

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Records-S.H. 2-1, St. Joseph 0-5.

Wildwood Catholic 7,

Pleasantville 6

Wildwood Catholic starter Jackson Rogers had 14 strikeouts.

Pleasantville junior Heriberto Solano hit two home runs. Kevin Sanabia also homered for the Greyhounds.

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Pleasantville 203 010 0-6 3 1

HR-Solano (2), Sanabia P.

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Records-Wildwood Catholic 1-0; Pleasantville 0-1.

Egg Harbor Township 8,

Absegami 5

Troy Dixon went 2-for-1 with two runs scored, including a solo home run in the fourth for Egg Harbor Township. Andrew Holmes went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Matt Ardente went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Absegami.

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Egg Harbor Township 500 120 X-8 9 3

2B-Castillo, Strickland, Stauffenberg, Allen EHT; McAllister, Branco, Vedral, Amend A. HR-Dixon EHT.

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Records-Absegami 0-4, EHT 2-2.

Cedar Creek 28,

Bridgeton 1, 6 innings

Alex Boney pitched a complete game for Cedar Creek striking out 12. JD Langlois led the Pirates with three hits and three RBIs.

For Bridgeton, Eymar Huerta recorded a first inning triple to score Jason Davis.

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2B-C. Newman, Langlois, Z. Newman CC. 3B-Huerta B.

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Records-C.C. 3-1, Bridgeton 0-2.

Ocean City 14,

Middle Township 0, 5 innings

Kyle Andrews struck out seven without walking a batter in a five-inning complete game. Andrews led the team offensively as well, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Evan Ochlan went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

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Ocean City 121 (10)x-14 9 0

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Records-Middle 2-2, O.C. 2-2.

Vineland 9, Oakcrest 7

Johnny Malatesta led Vineland going 4-for-4 and knocking in three runs. Malatesta also pitched the final three innings, striking out four.

Don Money (2-0) picked up the win with four strikeouts in four innings pitched.

For Oakcrest, Kenny Merlock and Troy Manno were each 4-for-4 with three runs scored. Manno also registered an RBI, while James Townley recorded a double.

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Oakcrest 220 030 0-7 15 2

2B-Townley O.

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Records-Vineland 4-0, Oakcrest 1-3.

Nonleague

Delsea Regional 5,

Atlantic City 3

Murray Kanter hit a double for Atlantic City.

The Vikings posted two runs in the top of the seventh, but the rally fell short.

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2B-Kanter AC; Brewin DR.

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Records-A.C. 2-2, Delsea 3-1.

No. 1 St. Augustine Prep 8,

Clearview Regional 2

Joe Gatto went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored for St. Augustine Prep, No. 1 in the Elite 11. Barry Buchowski hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh for the Hermits. Prep's Christian Adorno went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Keith Ryback hit an RBI double for Clearview.

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Clearview Regional 020 000 0-2 4 1

2B-Rucci, Ryback C; Gatto (2), Elfreth, Quast SAP. HR-Buchowski SAP.

WP-Oakley 5k. LP-Gorman 2k.

Records-Prep 3-0, Clearview 3-3.

Tri-State Christian

Atlantic Christian 13,

Baptist Christian 1, 6 innings

Kenny Mercadante, Ben Chapman and Jon Picking tallied two hits apiece for Atlantic Christian.

Chapman earned the win with six strikeouts, followed by Ronnie Rosso (5) and freshman David Hueman (2).

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Baptist Christian 100 000-1 1 2

2B-Mercadante, Chapman AC. HR-Picking AC.

WP-Chapman (1-0) 6K. LP-Rogers (0-1) 7K.

Records-Atlantic Christian 1-0, Baptist 0-1.

 

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