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.

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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