Tuesday's S.J. roundup: Shawnee softball storms back to beat Lenape in playoff opener

Paul VI starter Will Gambino throws against Audubon, April 5, 2018.

Coming Wednesday …

The weather looks concerning for the rest of the week, however, the first round of playoffs for boys’ lacrosse continues. Girls’ lacrosse has one playoff game on the schedule, a Group 1 matchup between Moorestown Friends and Haddon Township.

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Shawnee goalkeeper Dan Falzone (left) gets a fist-pump from teammate Tom Shinske.

On Tuesday …

Shawnee softball plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to come from behind to upend Lenape, 4-3, in the South Group 4 first round. Julia Cooker delivered a two-run single to tie and Sam Volpe’s sac fly sealed the win. Madison McGehrin added a solo homer for the Renegades. Shawnee will play the winner of Vineland and Atlantic Tech on May 21.

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Chase Swank allowed no earned runs while striking out 14 during a complete game in GCIT’s 3-1 victory over Westampton Tech. Madison Nelson doubled and drove in two runs for the Cheetahs.

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Grace Eagleson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and also earned the win with six strikeouts as Doane Academy beat Montclair Kimberley, 7-3. Diana Fine delivered a 3-for-4 day with three runs and three RBIs for the Spartans.

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Nikki Emper had four hits, including a double, in Oakcrest’s 16-6 victory over Ocean City. Monya Fuller drove in three runs on three hits and Gab Costantini contributed a homer for the Falcons.

Baseball

Will Gambino pitched a four-hit complete game shutout while striking out seven to lead the Paul VI over fifth-ranked Shawnee, 3-0. Gambino helped his own cause with a solo homer, and a got a double from freshman Ryan Rumsey.

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AJ Pena finished 2-for-3 with an RBI as Lenape edged Cherokee, 5-4. Bryan Feldman struck out seven in three innings of relief to earn the win.

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Lenape’s A.J. Pena attempts to snag a grounder.

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Frank Doeling punched out 15 batters in six scoreless innings to lift Riverside over Maple Shade, 3-0. Eddie Salkowski added a first-inning RBI double and picked up the save for the Rams.

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Evan Giordano went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs as Gloucester Catholic downed Schalick, 8-6. Nick Nocella added a home run for the Rams.

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Cam Clauser, Sam Irvin, and Aaron Osborne all recorded triples as Northern Burlington topped St. Joseph, 7-1. Ryan Wainwright contributed two RBIs for the Greyhounds.

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Chase Perry hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the seventh to score Nick Atohi, who led off the inning with a single, in Mainland’s 3-2 triumph over Middle Township. Logan Perry knocked in the tying run earlier in the inning with a sacrifice fly of his own.

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Ryan Eshelman finished 4-for-5 with two doubles as Sterling handled West Deptford, 7-2. Paul Ganiel and Kyle Smith, who earned the win, both homered for the Silver Knights.

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Tyler Carmolingo went five scoreless innings while fanning six as St. Augustine defeated Atlantic County Tech, 6-0. Kevin Foreman paced the offense with a 3-for-4 performance and two RBIs.

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James Doggett delivered two hits and four RBIs as Medford Tech cruised past Willingboro, 16-4. Nolan Mason and Steve McCann-Goodnow each knocked in two runs for the Jaguars.

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Ian Petrutz tripled and drove in two runs as Clearview handled GCIT, 11-1. Alex Soriano went six innings without allowing an earned run for the win.

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Jeff Undercuffler went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in Holy Cross’ 9-4 triumph over Cinnaminson. Zac Taylor also had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for the Lancers.

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Camden Catholic’s Brian Brown slides safe into first base before Holy Cross’ Jeff Undercuffler can apply the tag.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Gabe Bonner scored a game-high four goals as top-seeded Lenape took down Egg Harbor Township, 16-2, in the South Group 2 first round. Hunter Lippencott added three goals for the Indians. Lenape will play the winner of Kingsway and Eastern on Saturday.

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Lenape’s Zach Cole breaks away from Cherokee’s defender Joe McNulty.