Carpenter Cup Classic: Mercer County advances to final


Mercer County scored six runs in its last three at-bats and advanced to the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball final with an 8-6 triumph Tuesday over neighboring Jersey Shore.

After it was postponed Monday because of rain, the contest was resumed, with Mercer County leading by 2-1, in the top of the seventh inning.

A three-run ninth was highlighted by an RBI double to right-center from Nick Kagel (Lawrence) and a left-side, RBI single from John Mastrangelo (Steinert). Jim Peto (Hightstown) opened the frame with a double to right-center.

Dylan Malinosky (Hightstown) worked 1 1/3 innings in relief while earning the victory. He retired Jersey Shore, which posted three runs in the eighth to go ahead by 6-5, in order in the ninth.

Mercer County 002 000 213-8 13 1

Jersey Shore 001 000 230-6 10 5

WP: Dylan Malinosky. LP: Rich Power. 2B: MC-Brodie Catherina, Gerry Gomez, Nick Kagel; JS-Ryan Ramiz.

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