Archive: April, 2012
Cherokee moved up to No. 4 in the rankings in the latest Top 10.
The Chiefs have won seven in a row and all seven wins have been over solid programs.
Washington Township, Gloucester Catholic and Audubon stayed at 1-2-3 but WT will face a big challenge from Cherokee in a game Monday at 10 a.m. in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Ryan Levito and Kyle Hohwald combined to contain Shawnee's heavy-hitting offense and Pennsauken seized frist place in the Olympic Patriot division with a 7-4 victory on Wednesday.
Levito went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits. Hohwald got the save with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out 5, including the side in the seventh.
Anthony Sweet had two doubles for Pennsauken. Sweet is tied for the SJ lead in doubles with eight.
Junior catcher Ryan Long stole three bases abd delivered a two-run single as No. 1 Washington Township beat Paul VI 5-4 on Tuesday.
Junior first baseman Shaine Hughes added two hits, including an RBI double, as WT improved to 12-0.
Winning pitcher Bill Grubb work 5 2/3 innings to improve to 4-0. Sophomore Mark Scarpa got the save.
The No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the Top 10 remained the same as Washington Township went 4-0 and Gloucester Catholic went 6-0 last week.
Right now, I'm hoping these two play in the Diamond Classic. But so much can happen between now and then that they might not be the No. 1 and No. 2 teams at that point.
Woodbury junior Anthony Averett unleashed the second-longest long jump in state history to highlight the 40th annual Woodbury Relays on Saturday.
Averett's long jump of 25 feet, 2 1/2 inches shattered the meet record. Only four-time Olympic long jump champion Carl Lewis, who went 26-6 as a senior at Willingboro in 1979, has produced a longer jump as a New Jersey high school athlete.
Because there was no wind gauge, Averett's jump will officially be regarded as wind-aided. But the wind was minimal, and Averett's performance wasn't a one-time fluke. He had gone 25 feet, 1 3/4 inches on his previous jump.
Jordan Glover was 3-for-4 including an RBI single and solo home run as Cherokee beat Moorestown 7-6 in a non-league baseball game on Thursday.
Glover singled in a five-run rally in the second and drove a home run over the centerfield fence to give the Chiefs a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Moorestown closed within 7-6 when Drew Pederson hit a three-run HR in the top of the seventh. The Quakers got the tying run on base on Tim Miller' single but couldn't bring him around.
Mike Elfreth had two hits, scored two runs and pitched two scoreless innings of relief to lead St. Augustine Prep to a 4-3 victory over previously unbeaten Buena on Tuesday.
Elfreth was in the middle of the Hermits' two-run rally to tie the score at 3-3 in the top of the seventh. Elfreth also delivered a single and scored the eventual winning run in the top of the ninth.
Jay Higbee had a two-out, two-run single for SAP (4-3) in the top of the seventh.
Eric Teesdale had two hits and struck out the side as a closer in the seventh inning as Sterling beat Overbrook, 6-3, Monday in a Colonial Liberty baseball game.
Teesdale, a senior, singled and scored in the first and doubled in the sixth as Sterling improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in Colonial play.
Sophomore Donovan Casey drove in three runs, scored twice and stole three bases for Sterling. Casey injured his hip while scoring on a bang-bang play at the plate in the seventh and could miss some time, according to Sterling coach Chris Hoffman.
Woodbury junior Anthony Averett said Alabama "felt like home."
Averett, a 6-1, 180-pound athlete, attended Alabama's annual spring game on Saturday.
There's no denying Washington Township the top spot in the Top 10.
Just look at the teams the Minutemen have beaten en route to an 7-0 start. Eastern, Cherokee and Millville were preseason Top 5 teams. Bishop Eustace and Cherry Hill East are solid programs. Holy Spirit is another solid team, and the Spartans are coming off a victory in the Pop Bobb tourney in Pennsville.
WT is playing at a high level. The pitchers are pounding the strike zone, the Minutemen are fielding well and their lineup is producing from top to bottom.