Northern Highlands solidfies its grip on No. 1; Big win pushes Freehold Twp. to No. 2
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Northern Highlands opens at No. 1 with Wall, Freehold Twp., Bridgewater-Raritan and Westfield in hot pursuit.
The Crimson Knights bring back just four starters from last year's South Jersey, Group 3 championship squad, but, make no mistake, seniors Eddie Scott, Chevesse Covin, Tim McKernan and Brady McNally will be determined to sustain high standards for new coach Tony Grandinetti.
Sophomore southpaw Trey Dombroski went the distance on a five-hitter and third-seeded Wall manufactured a run in the bottom of the eighth to edge 11th-seeded and three-time defending champion Christian Brothers, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament
The odds weren't in Ted Sharkey's favor when he stepped into the batter's box in the sixth inning for Wall on Wednesday.
Whether comprised of veterans or - in this year's case - a collection of underclassmen, Wall's attention to details and execution remains a staple, a point emphasized when it rallied for five runs in the sixth to upend No. 4 Red Bank Catholic, 6-3.
A year after losing in the NJSIAA Public B final, Glen Rock defeated Wall, 8-1, to win a first state crown Monday night at Mennen Arena.