The Olympic/’Colonial overcame a 9-5 deficit with five runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Tri-Cape, 10-9, in the first game of the 25th annual Carpenter Cup at F.D.R. Park’s Richie Ashburn Field.
Bishop Eustace centerfielder John Litz tied the score at 9-9 with a two-out three-run home run to left field.
The winning run was scored by Camden County Tech’s Wilson Ulloa, who executed a double steal with Winslow Township’s Robert Humes.
With runners at the corners, Humes purposely got into a rundown between first and second base and drew a throw. Ulloa took off for home and scored.
An error was given to the second baseman on the throw home which went wide.
Haddon Township’s Ryan Easterday pitched a scoreless ninth for the save and Triton’s Ryan Shellock was the winning pitcher with one scoreless inning.
Hammonton’s Nick Crescenzo went 4 for 4 with two runs scored for Tri-Cape.
Olympic/Colonial 002 010 205 – 10 14 4
Tri-Cape 131 004 000 – 9 9 3
WP: Ryan Shellock. LP: Issac Gonzalez. 2B: OC-Greg Brodzinski, Nick Favatella, Jim Yeszzo, Mike McGee, Wilson Ulloa; TC-Nick Crescenzo. HR: OC-John Litz