S. Jersey Boys: Sat. S.J. boys: Straub helps Pennsville win Bobb crown

Posted: April 14, 2014

John Straub forced a grounder to second in the top of the seventh inning to secure his first career no-hitter and give host Pennsville a 5-0 victory over Penns Grove in a semifinal of the Pop Bobb Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

Straub, a junior righthander, struck out seven and walked two.

Pennsville, The Inquirer's No. 4-ranked team in South Jersey, later defeated Cumberland, 12-5, in the tournament's championship game. Drew Burdsall went 3 for 3 with a run and three RBIs. Mitch Walker went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Jim Kelly Tournament. John Lindenborn was pitching in relief at the time, but it was his bat that ultimately helped host Gloucester edge Riverside, 5-4, in the championship game.

Lindenborn singled in the sixth inning to bring in the go-ahead run for the Lions. He pitched three scoreless innings to earn the win.

Delaney Classic. Blaise Smith struck out nine in five innings to earn the win for tournament host Clayton, which took down Bridgeton, 15-2, in a semifinal. Donovan Smith went 1 for 2, scoring three runs and batting in four.

Michael Duran had three hits and scored two runs to power Pennsauken Tech to a 6-4 win over Bridgeton in the consolation game. Wesley Romero went 2 for 3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.

Camden County Tournament. Eastern's Davis Schneider allowed no hits in the first three innings and Mark Hemschoot was perfect in the final two as the pair no-hit visiting Lindenwold, 11-0.

Eastern, ranked seventh, will play Overbrook in a quarterfinal on April 24 at Campbell's Field in Camden.

Phil Krug Memorial Tournament. Jared Gold scattered three hits and allowed no earned runs over seven innings for No. 9 Moorestown, which beat St. Mary's-Rutherford, 5-2, in a semifinal.

Dallas Clark, named to the all-tournament team, doubled and tripled for the Quakers. Moorestown went on to lose to tournament host Milburn, 7-2, in the final.

Burlington Patriot. Collin Stringham struck out six and didn't allow an earned run in five innings for visiting Holy Cross, which rode a seven-run fourth inning to an 11-3 triumph over Pemberton. Joe Paolini went 2 for 4 with four RBIs.

Olympic American. Pitcher Ben Handel entered in the seventh with one on and one out, retired both batters he faced, and saved Cherokee's 2-1 upset of visiting Cherry Hill East, the No. 20 team. Troy Domenick was 2 for 3 with an RBI double in the third. Domenick then scored on a single by Max Joseph for what proved to be the winning run.

Colonial. Andrew Miller yielded three hits and struck out eight in 51/3 innings as Sterling picked up a 5-1 road win over Haddon Township. Four of the five Sterling runs were unearned.

Friends Schools. Junior Adam Quaranta pitched 21/3 scoreless innings of relief to record a win for Moorestown Friends, which scored four runs in the sixth to defeat visiting Germantown Friends, 6-2.

Nonleague. J.T. Hickman went 3 for 3 and scored a run for Middle Township, which beat Bolling Brook, 5-3, in Orlando. Erik Arenberg belted a two-out, two-run single in the third inning to put Middle Township up for good.

Matt Horton doubled, scored a run, and batted in another as Rancocas Valley held off host Mainland, 5-4. Horton finished 2 for 2 with two walks. Drew Rumbelty was 1 for 3 with a run, an RBI, and a walk.

Tyler Dowd allowed one run on five hits in six innings for Holy Spirit, which doubled up Hudson Catholic at home, 10-5.


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