• Dan Russoman

Hammonton wins in District 16


The Hammonton Little League 8/9/10-year-old All-Stars display their championship banner following victory against Northfield last week at Hammonton Lake Park that clinched the District 16 title. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Hammonton Little League’s 8-9-10-year-old softball All-Stars won the District 16 championship last week, sweeping two games from Northfield on July 10 at Hammonton Lake Park.


After dropping the opener of the district’s best-of-three game championship series at host Northfield 20-5 on July 9, Hammonton bounced back to take the second game of the series at home, winning 20-5.


That set up a winner-take-all final game that the local All-Stars won, 14-9.


The victory sends Hammonton to the Section 4 tournament which began earlier this week in Pennsville. Play will continue until the finals on July 17.


10U Baseball


Hammonton’s 8-9-10-year-old baseball All-Stars continued their pursuit of the District 16 championship last week, posting a pair of wins in the double-elimination finals tournament.

Hammonton opened with a 6-2 win against Northfield as Joe Baglivo pitched four scoreless innings and Colton Robinson closed out the win.


Colin Peeke went 4-for-4 in the victory and threw out a runner trying to steal second base.


In the semifinals, Hammonton edged Upper/Ocean City 7-6 to reach the finals, which were played on July 13. That game ended too late for this edition.


Junior Softball


Hammonton’s Junior Softball (13-14-year-old) All-Stars fell short of winning a title at the Section IV tournament last week in Pennsauken.


Hammonton, the District 16 champion, defeated Glassboro 15-5 in the opening round of the sectional tourney, then beat Barrington 17-7 to advance to the semifinals.


In that matchup, the All-Stars lost to Pennsville 9-8. Facing elimination, Hammonton fell a game short of the finals, losing to Franklin Twp. 12-2.