Thurs. S.J. boys: Eastern tops Wis. team

Posted: April 05, 2013

Eastern slipped past Kenosha Bradford, Wisconsin's top-ranked team, 1-0, in eight innings Thursday at Disney's Wide World of Sports baseball showcase in Orlando.

Connor Travis struck out nine, going the distance while not allowing a Bradford runner to reach third base.

In the final inning, the Vikings' Tom Flacco ripped a double and scored the lone run on a throwing error after stealing third.

Also at Disney, Rancocas Valley pitcher Mason Anderson dazzled Riverbend (Va.), striking out 11 and allowing only a pair of hits in a 3-1 victory. Alec Finelli led the Red Devils at the plate, lacing a double and a triple and scoring twice.

Olympic. Alex Kramer's RBI double in the top of the seventh inning lifted Cherry Hill East past visiting Cherokee, 3-2. Cougars starter Nick DiEva hurled a complete game, allowing just one earned run and striking out 12.

Bishop Eustace's Zac Gallen smashed a game-tying home run in the fifth inning as the Crusaders stormed back to defeat host Camden Catholic, 9-4.

Burlington County. Colt Pewor had four hits, including a double and a triple, drove in four runs and scored three in Cinnaminson's 16-6 home drubbing of Pemberton.

Clinton Hart earned the win for the Pirates, helping himself with a double.

Also in the Burlington County League, Maple Shade pitcher Tyler Ronayne struck out seven in 42/3 innings, leading the Wildcats to a 5-4 road victory over Burlington City.

Colonial. Gateway scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake visiting Paulsboro, 5-4.

Cape-Atlantic. The last of Kyle Cox's four RBIs sent Millville to a 5-4 win over visiting Absegami. The reliever tossed two shutout innings before delivering a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.

Cape May Tech's Greg Hattenbach laced three hits and drove in five runs for the Hawks, who ran away from visiting Bridgeton early in an 11-1 win. Starter Conor Mulville struck out eight, giving up just one hit and not allowing an earned run.

Junior Josh Pennington pitched a three-hit shutout for Lower Cape May, striking out five, as the Tigers defeated visiting Sacred Heart, 4-0.

Ryan Solari drove in three runs and stole two bases, leading Holy Spirit to an 11-5 home victory over St. Joseph.

Boys' Lacrosse

Freshman goalie Aidan Searles kept Gloucester Catholic alive early in overtime, then Tyler Graham scored the deciding goal in the Rams' 8-7 nonleague win over host Bishop Eustace.

After Searles twice thwarted a Eustace attack off the overtime faceoff, Gloucester Catholic's counterattack fell to Graham, who fired in the winner from 20 yards.

In another nonleague game, Kingsway senior attack Ken Kemner ripped in five goals and handed out two assists for the Dragons, who blitzed Paul VI in a 15-4 road victory.

Olympic. Chris Rispo scored four goals and added two assists as host Cherokee earned a 12-5 win over Eastern.

Washington Township's Ryan Hunsicker scored a hat trick as the visiting Minutemen defeated Cherry Hill East, 8-5.


Contact Ben Goldberg-Morse at bgoldbergmorse@philly.com

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