Junior righthander Ryan Easterday pitched a complete game 2-hitter in Saturday’s 1-0 win over host Washington Township in a Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinal game.
Haddon Township (15-3) scored the lone run in the first inning when Tyler Smith’s RBI single drove in Nate Engel, who led off with a double.
Washington Township junior lefthander Adam Warburton also pitched a complete game in earning the loss.
The Minutemen are now 10-8 and visit Cherokee in Monday’s first round of the Group 4 state tournament.
Haddon Township will face Sacred Heart in Sunday's 12:30 p.m. semifinal at Washington Township.
Sacred Heart beat Seneca, 7-2 in Saturday's other quarterfinal game at Washington Township.
Allen Rivera went the distance in earning his sixth win of the year for Sacred Heart.
Washington Township 000 000 0 – 0 2 3
Haddon Township 100 00 x – 1 3 0
WP: Ryan Easterday. LP: Adam Warburton. 2B: H-Nate Engel
Seneca 000 020 0 – 2 3 5
Sacred Heart 000 034 x – 7 10 1
WP: Allen Rivera. LP: James Coughlin.