The Atlantic Shore baseball team moves into the pressure-filled knockout round on Wednesday at the Babe Ruth 13-and-under World Series in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Atlantic County-based team is two wins away from the championship.

The Margate Hurricanes defeated Northfield 17-0 in five innings Tuesday to advance to the finals of the Atlantic County Baseball League against Hammonton.

SOMERS POINT — Mark Elliott was sent to the mound by head coach Mike Gill on Sunday evening with one mission — to get the Atlantic Shore U13 baseball team to the Babe Ruth World Series in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

SOMERS POINT — Leading off the bottom of the first inning for the Atlantic Shore U13 baseball team at Fehrle Field on Friday, center fielder Mark Elliott put an inside-out swing on the ball.

The Atlantic County Baseball League playoff semifinals begin Monday, with top-seeded Hammonton hosting Absecon, and the second-seeded Margate Hurricanes hosting Northfield. Each is a best-of-three-game series. All games begin at 7 p.m.