Four Cape-Atlantic League high school baseball teams – St. Augustine Prep, Cedar Creek, Hammonton and Egg Harbor Township – earned invitations to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.

The full field was announced today.

The 16-team, single-elimination tournament features many of South Jersey’s top teams. The event is named after the former Eastern coach and a fixture on the South Jersey baseball scene.

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The first round will be pl ayed Saturday. The quarterfinals are set for May 17 with the semifinals and final May 18.

First round schedule


At Maple Shade

10:30 a.m. – St. Augustine vs. Clearview

1 p.m. – Gloucester Catholic vs. Audubon

at Deptford

10:30 a.m. – Moorestown vs. Washington Township

1 p.m. – Cedar Creek vs. Williamstown

at Overbrook

10:30 a.m. – Northern Burlington vs. Haddonfield

1 p.m. – Cinnaminson vs. Pennsville

at Washington Township

10:30 a.m. – Bishop Eustace vs. Egg Harbor Township

1 p.m. – Hammonton vs. Maple Shade

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