The Pinelands Regional High School softball team opened the Shore Conference Tournament with a 3-0 win over Keyport on Friday.

Jessie Rising pitched a complete-game no-hitter, striking out 14 for the Wildcats. It was her third no-hitter of the season. Nicole Burke doubled and Rising tripled.

Tenth-seeded Pinelands plays seventh-seeded Red Bank Catholic on Wednesday in the Shore Conference Tournament.

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2B—Burke PR. 3B—Rising PR.

WP—Rising (16-7) 14k. LP—Savicky (5-5) 3k.

Records—Keyport 9-10, Pinelands 16-7.


Wildwood Catholic 11,

St. Joseph 4

Taylor Williams went 3 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Wildwood Catholic. Jayla Jamison doubled, tripled, scored twice and drove in a run. Tahtiyana Camba struck out eight for the Crusaders.

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St. Joseph 000 220 0—4 5 5

2B—Jamison WC. 3B—Jamison WC.

WP—Camba 8k. LP—Fanelli 5k.

Records—WC 15-5, SJ 7-14.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 4,

Holy Spirit 1

Tori Smith went 2 for 3 with three RBIs to lead OLMA. Dana Durham was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Morgan Hagerty struck out 10

Julia Rifici hit a home run for Spirit.

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2B—Durham OLMA; Wilkinson HS

HR—Rifici HS.

WP—Hagerty 10K. LP—Calabrese.

Records—OLMA 11-7.

Vineland 6,

Buena Regional 1

Shianna Bermudez hit a double for Vineland. Breanna Suffi struck out two.

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2B—Bermudez V.

WP—Suppi 2K. LP—Ampole 5K.



Cumberland Regional 8,

Highland Regional 2

Erin O’Brien went 2 for 3 including a home run with two RBIs and three runs scored for Cumberland. Alyssa Donato had two hits with three RBIs and one run scored.

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2B—Donato, Lesher CR. HR—O’Brien CR.

WP—Hulitt 4K. LP—N/A.

Records—Cumberland 16-6; Highland 5-14.


Egg Harbor Township 6,

No. 7 St. Augustine Prep 5

Jon Storz’s go-ahead RBI in the top of the seventh inning propelled Egg Harbor Township over St. Augustine Prep.

Storz drove in Kyle Transue, who doubled the previous at-bat. Transue went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Jordan Sweeney singled and drove in two runs.

St. Augustine’s Jack Billings and Kevin Eaise doubled. The Hermits are No. 7 in The Press Elite 11.

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2B—Transue EHT; Billings, Eaise SA.

WP—Dodd (3-1) 1k. LP—Levari. SV—Sweeney.

Records—EHT 18-4, St. Aug 17-5.

Absegami 4,

Cedar Creek 3

Ryan Hillesheim pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing a run and striking out three. Dylan Scaranda hit a two-run homer in the first inning for Absegami. Adrian Ramos earned the four-out save.

Cedar Creek’s Scott Taylor doubled.

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2B—Taylor CC. HR—Scaranda A.

WP—Hillesheim 3k. LP—Birch 0k. SV—Ramos.

Records—CC 7-14, Absegami 12-7.

Ocean City 12,

Atlantic City 2

Ocean City’s Issac Robertson went 2 for 2 with three runs, two RBIs and two steals. The game ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule. O.C. reliever Brandon Lashley pitched the final two innings and got the win, striking out three. Starter Frank Piernikowski worked three innings and gave up no runs and two hits, with one strikeout.

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Ocean City 425 1x—12 9 2

WP—Lashley 3k (4-1). LP—Pina 3k.

Records—AC 11-13; OC 12-9.


Middle Township 12,

Clayton 3

Zach Wyatt hit a home run and a double with three RBIs to lead Middle. Aaron Garcia and Matt Harris had two RBIs each.

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Clayton 020 000 1—3

2B—Wyatt MT. HR—Wyatt MT.

WP—Garcia 4K. LP—Taibi.

Records—Middle 8-13, Clayton 4-15.

Hammonton 11,

Kingsway Regional 2

Brock Mauriello went 3 for 4 with five RBIs to lead Hammonton. Liam McGarvey went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and one run scored.

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Kingsway 002 000 0—2 9 1

2B—Cocuzza HR. 3B—Dellaquilla KR.

WP—Palmieri (3-0) 2K. LP—Mitchell 1K.

Records—Kingsway 11-10; Hamm. 14-8.

Lower Cape May Reg. 6,

Wildwood Catholic 3

Ryan Hill pitched seven innings for Lower Cape May and struck out three.

Fred Spiewak went 2 for 4 with one RBI for Wildwood Catholic.

Wildwood Cath 010 020 0—3 8 2

Lower 102 201 0—6 1 1

WP—Hill 3K. LP—Church 5K.

Records—Wildwood Catholic 5-14.

Girls lacrosse

Atlantic City 13,

Cedar Creek 3

Hannah Giaccone scored five goals with two assists to lead Atlantic City. Catherine Agostini added four goals and two assists.

Taylor Emmell had one goal and one assist for Cedar Creek.

Cedar 3 0—3

AC 5 8—13

Goals—Richardson, Emmell, Finegan CC; Giaccone 5, Migone, Guerrerra 2, Agostini 4, Damayo AC.

Goalies—Heist (7) CC Nicolau (11) AC.

Records—Cedar 4-11; AC 6-12.

Boys lacrosse

S.J. Group II quarterfinal

(2) Rumson-Fair Haven 18,

No. 5 (7) Ocean City 6

Marty Cattie scored two goals for Ocean City, the No. 5 school in The Press Elite 11. Christian Kuhn added one goal and two assists.

OC 1 2 1 2—6

Rumson 5 5 5 3—18

Goals—Kuhn, Bloomstead, Benvenuti, Inserra, Cattie 2 OC.

Goalies—Kolmer (16) OC; N/A.

Records—OC 13-6.

Boys volleyball

Pennsauken Tech 2,

St. Augustine Prep 0

St. Augustine (12-12) fell to Pennsauken Tech 25-19, 25-19 in its final match of the season. Nick Pilny had one kill, one ace, 11 assists and 10 digs for the Hermits. Kyle Griffiths added one kill and 19 digs. Brent Jarman had five kills, one block one assist and six digs.

Girls track and field

Hammonton High School senior Ashley Ranere had two wins at the Tri-County Conference Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

Ranere won the girls 3,200 meters and was part of the Blue Devils’ winning 4x800 relay team. The other members were Brooke Finnerty, Meagan McFerren and Riley Patterson. The meet’s timing system had problems, and the 3,200 had no official time. The winning time in the 4x800 was 10 minutes, 12.5 seconds.

Hammonton’s Alexa Gardner won the girls javelin with a throw of 132 feet, 3 inches.

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