HAMILTON TOWNSHIP NJ (June 9, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Catholic beat DePaul Catholic 10-3 today at Veterans Park, to win the Non-Public B State Championship game.
Rams Anthony Solometo, a freshman, pitched 5 innings without giving up a run to earn the win.
Solometo, a left-hander who commanded four pitches, allowed four hits with four walks. He struck out 11, including the side in a tone-setting first inning, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A 15-year-old from Gloucester Township, Solometo also became the third Gloucester Catholic freshman to earn the pitching victory in the state final since 2010. Shawaryn and Murphy were the other two.
“Those guys are legends,” Solometo said. “Just to be mentioned with them, it means everything.”
Senior shortstop Evan Giordano capped a superb season by going 2-for-3 with an RBI triple, and junior first baseman Luke Lesch cracked a home run for Gloucester Catholic (20-8), which won its second state title in a row and sixth since 2010.
2018 GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC BASEBALL TEAM—(in no particular order)Evan Giordano, Jason Bobiak, Devin Dougherty, Iverson Hernandez, Ian Murphy, Hunter Masters, Lillo Paxia, Tyler Parks.
Anthony Solometo, Andrew Vail, Ryan Nutley, Jake McNellis, Andrew Colligan, Drew Guldin, Ron Lupton, Nick Nocella.
Tyler Cannon, Adonis Perez, Matt Mastrogiovann, Mike Rockabaldo, Matt Laux, Justin Costanzo, Gavin Gates, Mike Schmid, Luke Lesch.
Head Coach-Adam Tussey, Assistants-Josh Cassidy, Wayne Lelle, Vince Londiono, Jay Gorman