Fri. S.J. wrestling roundup: Bakuckas gets 100th win

Phil Bakuckas recorded two fast pins and a major decision, including the 100th win of his career, to lead host Hammonton to a sweep of three wrestling matches on Friday.

Bakuckas, who compiled a 33-6 record at 152 pounds last season, reached the milestone with an 8-3 victory at 160 pounds as the Blue Devils built a big lead early and held on to defeat Shawnee, 37-29.

The senior made quick work of his other two bouts, also at 160. Bakuckas needed just 25 seconds to flatten his opponent in Hammonton's 72-3 rout of St. Joseph, and recorded a fall in 29 seconds as the Blue Devils handled Oakcrest, 56-14.

Brandon Beebe also enjoyed a perfect day on the mat for Hammonton, recording three decisions at 170.

In other action around the area:

Delsea captured the final six bouts, capped by Sean Redden's pin in 3 minutes, 50 seconds at 220, to rally past host Pennsville, 28-27. Curt Delia kicked off the comeback with a 5-1 decision at 152.

Redden contributed a 2-0 decision in the Crusaders' 52-18 romp past Haddonfield, which also featured first-period pins by John Borelli (120), Derrick DeWoody (170) and William Porch (285).

Delsea doubled up Buena, 46-23, with pins by John Hennelly (138) and Curt Delia (145) fueling a comeback from a 17-0 deficit.

Austin Im's pin at heavyweight started a string of seven consecutive wins for Paulsboro, which went on to hammer Colonial Conference rival Haddon Township, 43-24.

Mickey Croce's major decision at 106 put Paulsboro on track, as the Red Raiders came out on top against Kingsway, 46-26, by winning the first nine weight classes.

Seniors Nate Ross (152) and Alex Gong (170) recorded pins, but Absegami had little else to celebrate in a 44-18 loss to Watchung Hills. The Braves also suffered a 39-21 setback against Raritan, but rebounded to edge St. Augustine, 32-31.