Moody Park Ewing NJ-The Brooklawn American Legion Baseball Team won its 25th state championship on Saturday night (July 30) beating Bordentown by a score of 19-7. The Brookers were down 5-2 before their bats got hot. In the sixth and seventh innings they came alive scoring 17 runs.
This is the second consecutive year that the Brookers have won the state title. They now move on to the Mid-Atlantic Legion Baseball Tournament in Boyertown, PA.
Play begins on Thursday, August 4.
The American Legion World Series (August 12-16th) is being held this year in Shelby, North Carolina.
NOTES: The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Gloucester Catholic rising senior John Brue, a first-team All-South Jersey selection as a junior, has committed to attend St. Joseph's on a baseball scholarship.
Brue, a left-handed hitting first baseman, batted .551 as Gloucester Catholic went 31-2 and won the NP-B state title. The Rams were the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10 and also were in the Top 25 in a couple of national rankings.
Brue had 54 hits with 56 RBIs and 42 runs. He hit nine homers and 10 doubles.
Brue has missed much of the Brooklawn American Legion season with a leg injury.
Brue is one of three Gloucester Catholic rising seniors who have made college commitments. Second baseman Joe Brooks has committed to East Carolina and third baseman Brett Tenuto to Stony Brook.
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