• Dan Russoman

Hammonton tops Haddonfield


Joe Perna and Hammonton’s baseball team ended last week with a win against Washington Twp. (THG/Dan Russoman.To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940.)

HADDONFIELD—Senior Jared Beebe drove in three runs as Hammonton High School’s baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak on April 29, beating host Haddonfield 10-4.


The Blue Devils trailed 4-3 after five innings, but scored three times in the top of the sixth to take the lead, then sealed the win with a four-run rally in the seventh.


Gavin West and Drew Haines each had three hits, with Haines driving in two runs.

D.J. Adamucci and Joe Perna added doubles in the win.


The Blue Devils began the week with a 14-6 loss to Egg Harbor Twp. (EHT).


Hammonton was able to take advantage of several EHT miscues to take a 4-2 lead after four innings, but the visiting Eagles plated three runs in the top of the fifth to grab the lead, then sent 12 batters to the plate in the seventh to close the game with an eight-run rally.


“We have a young team and we let them [EHT] hang around. We missed some chances to score and build a lead. We left a ton of guys on base and never had that one key hit with runners on base. If we do that, maybe it’s a different game. They got some momentum late and once the wheels fell off, they fell off,” Hammonton coach Gregg Silvesti said.


Beebe went 2-for-4 for the Blue Devils, scoring twice. Brett Longo added a two-run single.


Later in the week, Hammonton lost at Absegami 8-7. The Blue Devils had an early 3-0 lead and were up 4-3 after two innings. Absegami took the lead with three runs in the third, but Hammonton scored twice in the fifth to pull within a run, but the Braves held on for the win.


Longo had a double and two RBIs for Hammonton, and David Humphries and Lucas DeStefano also doubled.


The week’s action ended last weekend with a 4-0 win against Washington Twp. at the Thank You Classic at the Mid Atlantic Athletic Center in East Greenwich.


Lukas Guerrier struck out seven and walked two, scattering five hits in six shutout innings for the win. Humphries finished the game with one inning of relief.


Perna was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Guerrier added two hits and an RBI in the win.


Earlier this week, Hammonton played at Ocean City, but that game ended too late for this edition. On May 6, the Devils play at Vineland at 4 p.m.