Absegami 6,

Cherokee 2

Winning pitcher Matt Ardente pitched six innings in the Grand Slam Classic game at Washington Township, and went 2-for-3 with two runs. Ardente allowed five hits, with seven strikeouts and five walks.

Christian Barnett pitched the seventh inning for the Braves, No. 9 in The Press Elite 11, and struck out two. Tyler Welch added a double and two runs.

Max Joseph went 2-for-3 with a run for Cherokee.

Absegami advanced to meet the Northern Burlington-Williamstown winner on Monday.

Cherokee 000 101 0-2 6 2

Absegami 201 030 x-6 6 1

2B-Welch A.

WP-Ardente 7k (3-1). LP-Curry.

Records-Absegami 6-2.