The Cinnaminson High School baseball team edged visiting Middle Township 3-2 on Friday in a South Jersey Group II quarterfinal game. Pirates pitcher John Bednarek went the distance and gave up two hits, with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Middle's Zack Vogelei hit a solo homer in the fifth inning. Justin Lent hit a sacrifice fly for the fifth-seeded Panthers in the top of the seventh inning. Middle pitcher Doug Schwartz lost for the first time this season, allowing six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.
Middle Township 000 010 1-2 2 2
Cinnaminson 010 002 x-3 6 0
2B-McDonald C. HR-Vogelei HR.
WP-Bednarek 8k. LP-Schwartz 3k (7-1).
Records-Middle 19-7, C. 18-8.
S.J. Non-Public B
(9) Roselle Catholic 6,
(8) St. Joseph 0
Roselle Catholic pitcher Ryan Sheekey scattered four hits, with 11 strikeouts and three walks. The visiting Lions had only three hits but capitalized on walks and six St. Joseph errors.
Roselle Catholic 114 000 0-6 3 1
St. Joseph 000 000 0-0 4 6
WP-Sheekey 11k. LP-Rosenblum 2k.
Records-R.C. 8-16; S.J. 8-18.
Oakcrest 6, 6 innings
Absegami's Jake Marsico went 3-for-5 with a double, a grand slam and five RBIs. Teammate Drew Roesch was 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs. Oakcrest's Ken Merlock hit a solo homer and a two-run home run.
Oakcrest 140 100-6 7 5
Absegami 710 044-17 14 3
2B-Therault O. Bowen (2), Amend, Marsico, Ardente A. HR-Merlock (2) O. Roesch, Marsico A.
WP-Ardente 3k (6-3). LP-Townley 0k.
Records-Oakcrest 14-12; Absegami 8-14.
Mainland Regional 17,
Anna Gordon led visiting Mainland with six goals, while teammate Riley Dolan added four goals. For Absegami, Christina Skalitzky, Morgan Millar and Gabi Ojeda scored two goals apiece.
Mainland Regional 11 6-17
Absegami 5 1-6
Goals-Gordon (6), Dolan (4), Stangle (3), Zierieis (2), Albright, Klever M. Skalitzky (2), Millar (2), Ojeda (2) A.
Goalies-Gerstel (13) M. Ko (10) A.
Records-Mainland 15-3;Absegami 3-14.