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Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/18)

by Kevin Devaney Jr. on
Thu, May 18, 2017 10:55 PM — @KDJ_N12Varsity

Updated Thu, May 18, 2017 11:11 PM

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/18)

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1
20-5
1

The Blue Devils ended the regular season with an offensive outburst in a 15-7 road victory over Horace Mann. Nic Mulitz and Channing Austin each drove in three runs as the defending champions earned the top seed in the upcoming NYSAIS state playoffs.

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2
16-5
2

Dom Cancellieri drove in two runs to help establish a 4-0 cushion and Chris Gerard fanned six over six innings of four-hit work as the second-seeded Crusaders opened Bergen County Tournament play with a 4-3 victory over Garfield.

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3
18-2
3

Jose Mercado was responsible for three RBI and Justyn-Henry Malloy drove in a pair to pace the top-seeded and reigning champion Green Knights past Indian Hills, 8-1, on Monday when they opened defense of their Bergen County Tournament crown. Nick Cantone (5-1) allowed six hits, walked three and struck out eight in five innings.

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4
16-5
4

The Ironmen have won six straight with the most recent a 12-3 verdict against Ramsey in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament. Matt Semon (4-1) pocketed the win and Ryan Carr supplied two hits and three RBI. Casey Dana, Ryan McLinskey, Tommy Courtney and Dan Helfgott all knocked in two runs.

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Team
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5
18-1
6

Senior Frank DelGuercio came off the bench in the bottom of the eighth to deliver a walk-off RBI double as the second-seeded Redbirds rallied for two runs to squeeze past Nottingham, 3-2, and into their first Mercer County Tournament championship game. Jordan Winston (5-0) threw two innings of relief for the win and was 2 for 4 with a double, run scored and RBI.

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6
18-0
7

John Kelly and Tom Bridgman combined to drive in four runs as the Lions completed an undefeated CHSAA Class AA regular season campaign by recording an 8-3 victory over Moore Catholic on Monday. Farrell earned the top seed in the upcoming Intersectional playoffs.

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Team
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7
Midwood (NYC)
20-2
8

The Hornets clinched the PSAL Southeastern AAA division on Friday in a 10-3 victory over Grand Street Campus. Daniel Pero, James Shea, Nick Carideri and Matthew Eng each drove in two runs on Senior Day.

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8
22-2
12

Few teams are hotter than the Pirates, who extended their win streak to 15 on Monday behind Kevin Young. The senior right-hander went six innings, picking up seven strikeouts along the way, and combined with Nick Maldonado to spin a five-hit shutout in a 1-0 decision against Montclair in the Greater Newark Tournament semifinals.

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9
Millburn (NJ)
19-3
11

Maryland-bound Richie Schiekofer is on a tear, with seven hits in his last eight at bats. He went 4 for 4 (including the 100th hit of his career) with five RBI in an 11-1 outcome against Caldwell in the Greater Newark Tournament quarterfinals and was 3 for 4 Monday during a 5-4 semifinal triumph over Columbia. The Millers face No. 6 Seton Hall Prep in the title game Saturday at 4 p.m.

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10
18-2
9

The four-time defending Connecticut state champions lost for the second time in seven days after a scorching start to the season. The Spartans were beaten 3-1 by Notre Dame-West Haven to split their season series. They’ve rebounded with wins over Law and Sheehan.

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11
20-1
14

Miles Kelly, Tom Brady and Jon Luppens each hit home runs and Brian Morrell allowed two hits and struck out six in four innings in an 8-5 win over Harborfields in the Suffolk Class A playoffs.

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12
14-4
15

Chris Cappas struck out four and extended his scoreless streak to 18-2/3 innings and also had an RBI single and Jack Delaney had a two-run single in a 3-0 win over St. Anthony’s to clinch back-to-back NSCHSAA regular season titles.

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13
14-5
NR

Thomas Colicchio lined an RBI single in the top of the ninth and Billy Price spun five dominant innings of shutout relief, surrendering a hit and striking out nine, to vault the Green Wave to a 6-5 victory over No. 9 Randolph on Monday night for its first Morris County Tournament championship since 2012.

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14
16-4
10

Brendan Lowery and Stu Backer each drove in a pair of runs and the pitching corps of Thomas Ippolito, Chris Doidge, Trevor Salvior and Jack O’Toole combined to allow just six hits over nine innings but the efforts fell just short Monday night when the Rams bowed to Delbarton, 6-5, in the Morris County final.

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15
15-4
19

The Bears registered their 10th consecutive victory on Monday, topping Piscataway, 9-3, in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. Tyler Burnham unloaded a double and homer to go with three runs and an RBI and Mike Falco ran his mark to 6-1 by limiting the Chiefs to four hits and striking out six in 6 1/3 innings.

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16
Gov. Livingston (NJ)
20-2
13

Since dropping two straight, the Highlanders have regrouped to put together a string of five straight wins. Stephen Reid went on a hitting tear, going 7 for 10 with seven runs, seven RBI, two homers, a double and triple in a three-game stretch.

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17
18-5
NR

Sean Roberts (6-1) limited High Point to seven hits, walked two and struck out seven en route to his fifth shutout and George Somers accounted for two RBI to power Pope John to a 7-0 victory on Monday for the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament title.

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Team
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18
16-2
20

Brendan McFall allowed one run on three hits, striking out four with three walks in a complete-game victory, Jake Lazzaro was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored and Dylan Judd was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 6-1 win over Herricks.

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19
15-3
NR

The hottest team in the Hudson Valley secured a No. 2 seed in the CHSAA Playoffs with a 2-1 victory over St. Peter’s in the season finale on Tuesday. Jamie Silverberg pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts. The Gaels, who start seven sophomores, have won 14 in a row.

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20
18-2
NR

Alex DeRosa cracked a home run and finished 3 for 4 with three RBI, Justin Martin was 3 for 3 and drove in two runs and Riley Weis gave up a hit in three innings to collect the win as the third-seeded Indians edged Waldwick, 7-6, in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament.

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