May 26

Non-Public B South first round

St. Joseph 7, Ranney 5 – Salaam Horne had a triple, two singles and three stolen bases to lead the third-seeded Wildcats past No. 14 Ranney.

Mike Panichelle added two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Jake Brennen picked up the win.

May 27

St. Joseph 15, Wildwood Catholic 10 – Horne had four hits, including a double, stole four bases, scored four runs and drove in two in the victory.

Josh Crowley knocked in three runs and Brennen, Bobby Hyndman and Joe Marino all had two hits. Steve Brady and Joe Marino both had two RBIs. Diego Martinez earned the victory.

May 28

Diamond Classic quarterfinals

Lenape 7, St. Joseph 5 – Brennen and Crowley both drove in two runs in the Wildcats’ loss.

St. Joseph scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead, but Lenape answered with four in the top half of the fifth to regain control.

Coming up – The Wildcats were slated to host No. 6 St. Rose in the quarterfinals on May 31. The game ended too late for publication. The winner will play either No. 2 Holy Cross or No. 10 Immaculata on June 3.


May 24

St. Joseph 22, Pleasantville 1 – St. Joseph’s Gabrielle Fanelli struck out seven in a five-inning no-hitter.

Jessica Poston knocked in four runs on two hits, Cara Owsley had a three-run triple, Geena Tartaglia had three hits and two RBIs and Lauren Rutt added two hits and three RBIs.

May 26

Non-Public B South quarterfinals

St. Joseph 11, Gill St. Bernard’s 3 – The fifth-seeded Wildcats trailed 2-0 after four innings, but the offense exploded for 11 runs in the fifth to upset No. 4 Gill St. Bernard’s.

Sara Raubertas had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs, and Lauren Rutt added two RBIs. Taylor Sirolli allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out seven in a complete-game win.

Coming up – The Wildcats are waiting for the winner of No. 1 Wildwood Catholic-No. 8 Calvary Christian, which was scheduled for May 31. St. Joseph is expected to play on June 3.

Boys’ track

May 27-28

Non-Public B South meet – Devin Martin won two sectional titles at Central Regional in Bayville. He finished first in the 400-meter hurdles (58.52) and the triple jump (40-113/4. He also took fifth in the long jump (19-11).

Dontae Loveland won the high jump (5-10) and was part of the Wildcats’ triumphant 4x100 relay (44.65), which also featured Davore Mewborn, Isaiah Jones and Vincent Romeo. Mewborn also took third in the 100 (11.63). Sean Heefner, Tyler Tartaglia, Romeo and Dominic Tartaglia were fourth in the 4x400 (3:43.32).

St. Joseph finished second in the team race with 52 points, 55 points behind champion St. Rose.

Coming up – The Wildcats will take part at states, hosted by North Burlington, on June 3-4.

Girls’ track

May 27-28

Non-Public B South meet – Corinn Guilford finished fourth in the 400 (1:02.84) to make states. Taylor Breitzman, Olivia Craig, Gabrielle Sirolli and Guilford also took fourth in the 4x100 (52.55).

Coming up – The Wildcats will take part at states, hosted by North Burlington, on June 3-4.

– Giuseppe Ungaro

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