Category: Baseball

Smith Throws First Pitch at Babe Ruth State Tournament

August 14, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) tossed out the traditional first pitch at the Babe Ruth State Championship doubleheader featuring Hamilton/Northern Burlington squaring off against Atlantic Shore in the 2020 Southern NJ 15-year-old State Tournament Aug. 12.

     “It was good to get on the field with the Hamilton/Northern Burlington team and toss that first pitch,” said Smith, who for a number of years played in the annual Congressional Baseball Game. “Last night’s game one was a come-from-behind thriller, but unfortunately we couldn’t take game two. Still, it was a great night of baseball and the kids should be proud.”

     Smith took to the mound after the National Anthem as the 15-year-old all-stars from Atlantic Shore and Hamilton/N. Burlington watched his wind-up and delivery with interest. The congressman’s over-the-plate pitch was greeted by a round of applause. The announcer Keith Noonan, described the pitch as “Congressman Chris Smith came out and threw the first pitch and it was absolutely perfect. Right down the middle with some speed.” Co-announcer Joe O’Gorman said, “If you see a guy with a little grey hair take the mound for Hamilton-Northern Burlington, be a little suspicious today.”

Atlantic Shore, the all-stars from Atlantic County, won the State Championship with a 8-3 victory in game two of the double header. Hamilton/Northern Burlington forced the second game with a come-from-behind 7-6 win in the first game.

Last Dance Baseball Tournament: Dirty Boyz-Liedtka Trucking Defeats Lawrence Road Irish 6-2

July 21, 2020

TRENTON NJ (MERCER)–Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West baseball defeated Lawrence Road Irish-Notre Dame 6-2 at Arm & Hammer Park, during “Round of 32” of the Last Dance NJ High School World Series Tournament tonight.

Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West heads to Lakewood tomorrow at 11:30 am the Round of 16 in the tournament taking on Brooklawn /Gloucester Catholic.

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Last Dance Baseball Tournament Day 3: Dirty Boyz-Hamilton West Over NJ Tigers-TCA

July 16, 2020

TRENTON NJ (MERCER)–The Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West defeated the NJ Tigers-Trenton Catholic Academy 7-1 tonight at Arm & Hammer Park, Thunder Stadium during Day 3 of the Last Dance NJ High School World Series Tournament.

Final Score:

Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West: 7

NJ Tigers-Trenton Catholic Academy: 1

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Last Dance Baseball Tournament Day 2: Hamilton Spartans (Steinert) vs Dirty Boyz (West)

July 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Tonight the Hamilton Spartans (Steinert) met the Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) at Arm & Hammer Stadium Waterfront Park during the NJ High School World Series “Last Dance” Baseball Tournament.

The final score of the game was: Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West 5 and Hamilton Spartans-Steinert 4

Tomorrow night the Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking-Hamilton West face Trenton Catholic at Arm & Hammer Statium Waterfront Park at 6 pm.

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Last Dance Baseball Tournament: Irish vs Tigers Photo Gallery

July 14, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Lawrence Road Irish and the PC Tigers squared off at 10 am at the Trenton Babe Ruth field in the “Last Dance” High School World Series Baseball Tournament in the first round of play.

The “Last Dance” World Series Baseball Tournament was devised after the regular high school season and American Legion seasons were both canceled due to COVID-19. Each team is guaranteed at least three games in the tournament.

The final score was: Lawrence Road Irish 10, PC Tigers 0