EMERSON, NJ - Matt McManus delivered a clutch double in the seventh as No. 8 Cedar Grove upset No. 1 Emerson 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 tournament in Emerson on Thursday.
Pitcher Nick Picinich delivered five strong innings and Chris Werndly finished up to get the win.
The Panthers grabbed the lead in the seventh inning when McManus hit the double to drive Jake Ferrara home and never looked back.
This win follows up an epic first round game for Cedar Grove, which spanned two days and two towns, ultimately ending in a 4-3 win over New Milford.
The Panthers will travel to No. 4 Wood-Ridge on Tuesday.