May 20, 2013 |
Devin Smeltzer walked off the mound after the win the same way he walked onto it in the first inning. It was the same stone-faced attitude he used to recover from allowing an RBI single with no outs in the second inning. Nothing appeared to faze the 6-foot-2 lefthander, and his Bishop Eustace baseball team latched onto that mind-set Saturday in a 6-1 victory over Eastern in the quarterfinals of the Diamond Classic at Washington Township. "I just kept going at them," said Smeltzer, who threw a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking two. "I try to keep my emotions in check, settle in, and hit my spots.
May 10, 2013
South Jersey's all-time leaders in baseball coaching victories: Rk. Coach School(s) Win-Loss 1. Russ Spicer Haddonfield, Moorestown, Paulsboro, Cinnaminson 603-287 *2. Lee Ware Woodstown 597-328 *3. Rich Bender Delran 585-297 *4. Sam Tropiano St. Augustine, Bishop Eustace 549-206 5. Dave Martin Cherry Hill East 502-286 6. Dennis Barth Gloucester Catholic 485-94-1 7. Brian Gibney Shawnee 469-210 8. Tom Trotman Cherry Hill West 467-234-1 *9. Gary Sarno Cherry Hill West, Hammonton 433-241 *10. Rich Horan Audubon 425-162-2 11. John Bush Washington Township 406-191-1 12. John Haessler Cherokee 403-224 *–active Source: S.J. Baseball Coaches Association.
May 8, 2013 |
Zac Gallen stuck with an old formula. Mike Krusinski tried something new. Both approaches worked to dramatic effect in Bishop Eustace's 4-0 victory over Cherry Hill West on Tuesday in an Olympic Conference National Division clash of Top 6 baseball teams. Gallen, a senior righthander, pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Crusaders snapped the Lions' 10-game winning streak and kept pace with division-leading Camden Catholic in the Olympic National race. Krusinski, a junior leftfielder, snapped a 0-0 tie with a three-run triple on an 0-2 count with one out in the top of the seventh for Bishop Eustace (14-5 overall, 7-2 division)
May 5, 2013 |
After Bishop Eustace junior Brianne Innamorato zoomed into second base with an RBI double in Wednesday's softball game against Paul VI, she did not celebrate much. The tall shortstop with long, blond hair did not react much when she ranged to her left or right to make a strong play in the field, either. Bishop Eustace is 2-10 this season. While Innamorato has committed to play at Florida Gulf Coast University and is hitting .517 with five doubles, a triple, and three home runs this season, she puts her emotion into supporting the teammates around her. You can hear whenever she's in the field.
May 3, 2013
Here are some facts and figures on the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, a 16-team baseball tournament that will mark its 40th year this season: First game: Gloucester Catholic 4, Gateway 3, on June 3, 1974. First winning pitcher: Gloucester Catholic's Bob Pisker (nine-inning complete game). First home run: Sacred Heart's Bruno Vagnarelli, on June 12, 1974. First championship game: Camden Catholic 6, Penns Grove 0, on June 15, 1974. First no-hitter: Shawnee's Bob Sebra in a 1-0 win over Pennsville on May 30, 1978.
April 15, 2013
BASEBALL Team Record Preseason ranking in parentheses. 1. Gloucester Catholic (1) 10-1 The Rams are 21-1 since a loss to Millville in the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic last May 12. 2. St. Augustine Prep (3) 4-1 Senior catcher Barry Buchowski, a Tulane recruit, hit home runs in consecutive games last week. 3. Bishop Eustace (5) 6-1 Five players have homered for the Crusaders. 4. Eastern (7) 6-1 Senior second baseman Nick Tierno, a La Salle recruit, turns double plays "like a major leaguer," according to coach Rob Christ.
April 8, 2013 |
Eric Schorr said Audubon's baseball team doesn't rebuild. "We restock," Schorr said Sunday after leading host Audubon to a 10-5 victory over Bishop Eustace in a clash of top-10 teams for the championship of the 18th annual Ralph Shaw Classic. Schorr, a junior centerfielder, cracked a two-run homer and finished with three runs and three RBIs for Audubon (4-0), ranked No. 9 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Schorr said the victory was "huge" for the Green Wave because they lost several top players from last year's state champions, including his brother Andrew, The Inquirer player of the year who is now a freshman at East Carolina.
February 27, 2013 |
A junior sparked the defense and a sophomore was at the top of the scoring column. But this was the seniors' night. Bishop Eustace beat visiting Holy Cross, 52-36, before a large crowd in the first round of the Non-Public South A boys' basketball tournament Tuesday night. Junior guard Flo DaSilva produced five steals and 11 points, and sophomore forward Brandon Cazan muscled inside for a team-high 13 points along with five rebounds for the seventh-seeded Crusaders (18-9). But from the pregame ceremony with the presentations of framed jerseys, to the four-point play from the athlete known for his defense and dirty work, to the roar from the home crowd when they walked off the court for the last time, this game belonged to Bishop Eustace seniors Tom Falconiero, Ry'n Bland, and Nick Hanuscin.
February 23, 2013 |
Brittany Martin scored 23 points and Timber Creek beat visiting Bishop Eustace, 54-48, Thursday in a nonleague girls' basketball game. Bishop Eustace cut Timber Creek's lead to one entering the fourth quarter, before the Chargers pulled away. Amanda Riiff added 19 points for Timber Creek, and Taylor Hudspeth led Bishop Eustace with 20. In other nonleague play, Akex Raring finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals in a 49-46 overtime win at Buena. Caroline Santiago led Buena with 13 points.