NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Junior pitcher Ryan Sherman pitched a three-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts and junior Chris Kubas had two doubles with three RBI and a run scored to power rival and neighbor top-seeded New Providence to a 9-0 victory over eighth-seeded Dayton in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament in New Providence last Thursday.

The Pioneers led 6-0 after two innings, highlighted by a four-run second inning, to take control.

New Providence (17-6) has won three straight and four of its last five games and will host fifth-seeded Hoboken in Tuesday’s semifinals with first pitch slated for 4 p.m.

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Dayton (10-7) has dropped three of its last four and has four losses in its last 14 games.

Two games remain in the 2018 campaign for Dayton, including a rematch with New Providence on Wednesday (see more info below) and a make-up game at Rahway on Friday with first pitch set for 4 p.m.

Senior Night rescheduled

The Bulldogs’ Senior Night game against New Providence at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater Township, home of the Somerset Patriots, is set for Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m.

General Admission tickets are only $10 each and each ticket includes a voucher for a future Somerset Patriots game, played Sunday-Thursday up until July 8. For tickets and more info on the event, please contact Gary Quinn at is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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