From Press staff reports

Doug Schwartz hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eight inning to lift fifth-seeded Middle Township High School to a 2-1 victory over 12th-seeded Lower Cape May Regional in a South Jersey Group II first-round playoff game Monday.

Chris Dougherty lead off the inning with a walk and scored the winning run for the host Panthers.

Schwartz pitched a complete-game two-hitter.

Josh Pennington struck out 13 in seven innings for Lower.

Lower Cape May Regional 000 001 00-1 2 1

Middle Township 001 000 01-2 1 0

WP-Schwartz 3k. LP-Pennington 13k.

Records-LCM 11-12; Middle 18-6.