By TOM WILLIAMS
Ocean City High School’s 11-game baseball winning streak ended today when Egg Harbor Township delivered a walk-off single for a 2-1 win.
And junior Jackie Nesi had a career day in a 9-1 victory by the Raider softball team over Cape May Tech.
Brandon Lashley (4-1) lost for the first time this season when EHT’s Jonathan Storz delivered a bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Eagles (13-4) the win. Lashley struck out six and walked two. His earned run average after loss was 0.59, one of the best in the Cape-Atlantic League. Ocean City had some trouble against EHT junior Jordan Sweeney (4-0) who scattered eight singles, struck out five and walked one. The lone OCHS run came when Lashley walked in the second inning and pinch-runner Bill Farnan eventually scored on a passed ball. Dan Nunan and Issac Robertson each had two singles for the Raiders.
Though the loss was the first against a New Jersey team by Ocean City (13-2), it does not affect the team’s position in the CAL’s National Conference standings. EHT is an American Conference team. OCHS can still clinch the National championship by beating Absegami and Mainland later this week.
Nesi had a double and two home runs today, driving home six of Ocean City’s nine runs. Her first home run, in the first inning, was a grand slam. She also had a double. Junior Ashley Vitiello was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 and limiting the Hawks to three hits. John Bruno’s Raiders host Absegami on Wednesday and go to Northfield’s Birch Grove Park on Friday to play Mainland under the lights in the Strike Out Cancer game.
Follow the day-to-day results of the OCHS spring teams at http://www.oceancitysports.com/OCDiary.html.