Archive: May, 2012
Kevin Baxter ran his scoreless innings streak to 30 as St. Augustine beat Sacred Heart 13-0 on Saturday in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.
Baxter, a 6-4 senior right-hander, allowed four hits and walked one. He struck out eight.
Baxter also delivered a three-run double that gave the Hermits a 5-0 lead with two outs in the fifth innings.
Despite some opposition from SJ administrators, the NJSIAA executive committee on Wednesday approved a proposal to create a Group 5 for the public school football playoffs.
The change takes effect for the season that begins in September. The vote was 21-5 with three abstentions.
Kingsway AD Joe Galliera and Gloucester superintendent Paul Spaventa urged the committee to table the proposal for another month to allow for more consideration, discussion and debate.
Andrew Schorr pitched a complete game as Audubon seized first place in the Colonial Patriot on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Haddon Township.
Schorr, a senior left-hander, allowed five hits. He struck out nine, walked two and hit a batter.
Sophomore centerfielder Eric Schorr, Andrew's brother, delivered a two-run double for Audubon (15-4, 10-2). Junior second baseman Juston Jannetti drove in the other Green Wave run witha sacrifice fly.
Cherokee moves into the top spot in the new Top 10.
The Chiefs have won 10 in a row and beat previous No. 1 Washington Township by a 4-1 score on Monday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
WT drops to No. 2. I was ready to move Gloucester Catholic to No. 1 if the Rams had held on against Don Bosco Prep Sunday night in a 10-inning classic in that Provident Bank Park in Pomona, N.Y.
After falling behind by 3-0 to one of the best teams in South Jersey, Haddonfield rallied with six unanswered runs and stunned Audubon by a 6-3 on Saturday.
Junior pitcher Jason Cavanaugh allowed three runs on three hits in the first inning, then shut down the heaby-hitting Green Wave over the final six innings. Cavanaugh faced just 23 batters over the final six innings.
"I was just trying to stay away from the middle of the plate," Cavanaugh said.
Winning pitcher Andrew Fisher drove in three runs as Cherry Hill West beat Paul VI, 12-7, on Friday in an Olympic Conference game with major Diamond Classic implications.
Fisher, a senior right-hander who worked 4 2/3 innings, had two doubles as Cherry Hill West won its fourth in a row and improved to 12-5.
Ned Kerr had two doubles and a home run for Paul VI (11-5). The Eagles could have clinched an automatic berth to the Diamond Classic with a victory but the loss means that Bishop Eustace will receive the Olympic National's automatic bid.
John Adryan hit two home runs as Holy Cross beat Delran 10-5 in a Burlco Patriot baseball game on Thursday.
Adryan, a senior third baseman who has signed with Ohio University, hit a two-run HR in the fifth and a grand slam in the sixth.
Adryan's two-run HR erased Delran's 4-3 lead.
Dwayne Savage, who played football at Rancocas Valley and Montclair State, has been named the new coach at Camden High School.
Savage replaces Durwin Pearson, who coached Camden for the previous three seasons. Pearson is now an assistant coach at Camden Catholic.
Savage, who teaches physical education in middle school in Pennsauken, is a former assistant coach at Rancocas Valley, Woodrow Wilson and Pennsauken. He is a 1989 Rancocas Valley graduate who was an All-New Jersey Athletic Conference defensive back at Montclair State.