Colts blank Barnegat for Shore Conference title
Watch highlights and post-game reaction of CBA’s 2-0 win over the Bengals at First Energy Park in Lakewood
Will Morgan drove in a pair of runs and Luca Dalatri closed out his sophomore campaign with a complete game shutout and nine strikeouts to give CBA a 2-0 win over Barnegat in the Shore Conference Tournament on Sunday night at First Energy Park in Lakewood.
Both Dalatri and Barnegat starter John Corbett were pitching on three days rest. The Colts jumped on Corbett in the first as Ryan Ramiz led off the game with a slicing double down the left field line. Two batters later, Will Morgan hit a high fly ball to right that landed for a double to plate Ramiz and give CBA a 1-0 lead. Corbett settled down nicely after that, giving up just a Morgan sacrifice fly in the third that scored Ramiz to make it a 2-0 game.
Dalatri got into a jam in the fifth inning giving up a bloop single to right and a walk with no outs. But the sophomore struck out three straight Bengals batters to keep it a 2-0 advantage. Dalatri finished the game with nine strikeouts. The right hander fanned the final two batters of the game to give Chirstian Brothers Academy its fifth career Shore Conference Tournament title. Dalatri’s sophomore campaign closes out with an 11-0 record on the hill.
Both teams were coming off losses on Friday in state tournament play. CBA was upset by St. John Vianney at home, while Barnegat fell to Buena 1-0 in the Group II final.