Historic Season For Boro Baseball

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Historic Season For Boro Baseball

Photo courtesy of Doug Hood from the Asbury Park Press

Photo courtesy of Doug Hood from the Asbury Park Press

Photo courtesy of Doug Hood from the Asbury Park Press

Photo courtesy of Doug Hood from the Asbury Park Press

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The baseball team has been hot lately – winning 10 out of their last 11 games, and even playing in their first ever Group II State Championship on Saturday, June 8th at 1pm. The team is currently 23-6, boasting the most wins in the program’s history, and are the only group in the team’s history that hold the championship title of the Ocean County Tournament.

The team’s road to the championship consisted of wins over:

  • Monmouth Regional (2-1 in 8 innings) Senior Sam Collins pitched a gem in the opening round of the sectional tournament, pitching 8 ⅔ innings, while allowing just 1 run. Collins also came in clutch at the plate with a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning, propelling the Panthers to victory.
  • A.L. Johnson (17-3 in 5 innings) Senior Sam Collins and Junior Sam Young both hit home-runs in this game as the Panthers easily rolled over the 4th seed, Johnson, in the quarter final round of the sectional tournament.
  • Gov. Livingston (6-1 in 7 innings) Junior Nick Guzzi pitched a 1 hit complete game for the panthers in the semi final round of the sectional tournament. This sent the team to their second consecutive sectional final.
  • Robbinsville (2-1 in 8 innings) Once again, senior Sam Collins had an amazing outing on the mound for the Panthers, allowing them to win in dramatic fashion for the second time in this year’s sectional tournament. Junior Sam Young hit a walk off RBI single, scoring classmate Nick Guzzi from second and capturing the teams first sectional title since 2006.
  • West Deptford (8-4 in 7 innings) Senior Christian Aurin pitched 5 ⅔ innings in the overall group II semi finals, and classmate Sam Collins headlined at the plate going 5-5 with 1 triple, 2 doubles, and 2 singles. After winning this game, the Panthers advanced to their first ever Group II state finals.

Now the Panthers will face Pascack Hills on Saturday, June 8th at At DeMeo field in Hamilton. Junior Nick Guzzi will look to take the mound, as he is undefeated on the season. For Pascack, Ryan Ramsey, currently 7-2 on the year, will take the hill. The Panthers are excited to try an make an outstanding season, even better.