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Joey Robertson Leads Southern Baseball to 4-2 State Tourney Win Over Jackson and Advance to Semifinals

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Southern 2017 Baseball Team Advances to South Jersey Group IV Semifinals Against Egg Harbor Twp after 4-2 Victory over Jackson Memorial Credits: Southern Baseball Twitter Page
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STAFFORD - Senior Joey Robertson was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and seniors Zach Oddo and Vaughn Walker each went 2-for-3 with an RBI to help lead the Rams (16-8) to a win over the Jaguars (10-13) and into the sectional semifinals Tuesday against No. 2 Egg Harbor.

Senior Nolan Watson also drove in a run in a 1-for-4 game at the plate and Garret Lange was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Robertson and Walker also scored a run each.

Nick Simone worked five innings to pick up the win before Zach Fillmore finished off the game with two innings. Each Rams pitcher game up an earned run, with Simone allowing three hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts on 70 pitches. Fillmore struck out four with no walks in his two innings of work to pick up the save.

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Kyle Thaiss was 2-for-3 with an RBI single and Alex Iadisernia was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored to lead Jackson Memorial. Connor Takacs took the loss on the mound, giving up two runs in two innings. After Mike Dimino pitched the third, Nick Sefick worked the final three innings without allowing a run while striking out five.

Southern Regional advances to the semifinals and will visit second-seeded Egg Harbor, No. 14 iin NJ on Tuesday, May 30.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Jackson Memorial

0   1   0   0   0   1   0   2   0   0  

Southern

1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Batting

Jackson Memorial

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B BB SB HBP AVG
Dominic Billotti 1 - - - - - - - .000
Ryan Boyle 3 - - - - 1 - - .000
Mike Dimino 2 - - - - - - - .000
Tim Halasnik 1 - - - - - - - .000
Alex Iadisernia 2 1 - - 1 1 - - .000
Mike Koslowski                    3 - - - - - - - .000
Tom Pellone 2 - 1 - - - - - .500
Andrew Sefick 2 - - - - 1 - - .000
Connor Takacs 3 1 1 - - - - - .333
Ryder Tallent 2 - - 1 - - - - .000
Kyle Thaiss 3 - 2 1 - - - - .667

Southern

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B BB SB HBP AVG
Pat Barrett 2 1 1 - - 1 - - .500
Noah Brown 1 - 1 - - - - - 1.000
Garret Lange 3 1 2 - - - - - .667
Cole Markley 1 - - - - 1 - - .000
Marcos Matias                     2 - - - - - - 1 .000
Zach Oddo 3 - 2 1 - - - - .667
Joey Robertson 4 1 3 1 1 - 2 - .750
Vaughn Walker 3 1 2 1 - - - - .667
Nolan Watson 4 - 1 1 - - - - .250

Pitching

Jackson Memorial

PLAYER IP H R ER BB K HB W L ERA PIT
Mike Dimino 1 5 2 2 - 1 1 - - 14 22
Nick Sefick 3 3 - - 1 4 - - - 0 51
Connor Takacs 2 4 2 2 1 1 - 0 1 7 38

Southern

PLAYER IP H R ER BB K HB W L ERA PIT
Zach Fillmore 2 2 1 1 - 4 - - - 3.5 28
Nick Simone 5 3 1 1 3 3 - 1 0 1.4 70

 

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