Hammonton High School sports roundup
Hammonton 3, St. Joseph 1 – Winning pitcher Gianni D’Antonio struck out 15 in a complete-game, one-hit victory. D’Antonio helped himself at the plate with a triple and two RBIs.
Hammonton scored all three runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Kingsway 10, Hammonton 0 – Trevor Rucci and Liam McGarvey accounted for Hammonton’s only hits of the day.
Coming up – The Blue Devils travel to Clearview on April 27 before hosting Highland on April 29. Hammonton then travels to South Jersey powerhouse Ocean City on April 30. It’s back home against Schalick on May 2.
Kingsway 11, Hammonton 5 – Geanna Serechia had three hits, including a solo home run, in Hammonton’s loss.
Madison Mathes had two hits and two RBIs and Paige Neilson, Sean Thomas and Nicole Vaccarella each had two singles.
Coming up – The Blue Devils host Clearview on April 27 before hitting the road at Highland on April 29 and Schalick on May 2.
Hammonton 5, Schalick 0 – Vincent Maimone and Jordan Mitchell won at second and third singles, respectively, without dropping a single point. Evan Barnett won his first singles match, 6-2, 6-1.
At first doubles, Matt Huster and Vince Piccari won in straight sets, 6-0, 7-5. Tyler Oster and Sean Trinh won a marathon match at second doubles, winning the first set 7-5, but losing the second set by a 2-7 tiebreaker. They bounced back to win the third set 12-10.
Hammonton 3, Kingsway 2 – Maimone and Mitchell cruised to wins at second and third singles and Huster and Piccari picked up a point at first doubles.
Cumberland 3, Hammonton 2 – Hammonton suffered its first loss against the Colts. Maimone and Mitchell picked up the Blue Devils only points in singles matches.
Hammonton 5, Pitman 0 – Barnett and Maimone won in straight sets for the Blue Devils in their singles matches. Mitchell dropped his first set at third singles, but won the second set 6-0 and third 10-2.
Huster and Piccari won their first doubles match and Oster and Trinh won their second doubles match in three sets.
Coming up – The Blue Devils are on the road for three straight starting with Clearview on April 27 before heading to Delsea the next day. They are also at Highland on April 29.
Highland 72.5, Hammonton 67.5 – Hammonton’s Anthony Maturano won four events in the team’s loss to Highland. He took first in the 100 meters (10.8 seconds), the 200 (22.4), the long jump (20-11) and the high jump (5-10).
Juvante Thompson took first in the 400 (51.3) and was also part of the Blue Devils’ winning relay team (3:33.7) along with Ron Gibson, Phil Iuliucci, and Conner Stibich.
Jon Vega won the shot put (46-43/4) and teammate Dominic Kelly was first in the discus (134-10).
Bridgeton Relays – Dominic Kelly was third in the discus (126-5) as the Blue Devils finished with 28 points, tied for fourth with Ocean City, 43 points behind champion Rancocas Valley.
Gibson, Stibich, John Rhode and Maturano were fourth in the 4x200 relay (1:33.74). Vega was fourth in shot put (46-73/4) while Miles Sampson was sixth (40-101/2).
Coming up – The Blue Devils take on Williamstown and Cumberland in Williamstown on May 2.
Hammonton 79.5, Highland 60.5 – Brooke Beebe won the shot put (34-6) and the discus (83-7) in the Blue Devils’ win. Alexa Gardner was first in the javelin (102-6) and Victoria Massey won the long jump (16-33/4).
Coming up – Hammonton will take part in a tri-meet with Williamstown at Cumberland on May 2.
Clearview 151, Hammonton 186 – Dayne Costa and Zachary Morganti both shot a 44 in Hammonton’s loss. Zach Piro registered a 47.
Kingsway 181, Hammonton 195 – Gage Solis shot a team-best 48 for Hammonton.
St. Joseph 180, Hammonton 199 – Solis led all Blue Devils with a 44 in the loss.
Coming up – Hammonton hosts GCIT on April 28 and is at Seneca on April 29 and Williamstown on May 3.
– Giuseppe Ungaro