South Jersey Sports Report: Mainland and Buena Baseball Win South Jersey Titles…Again
Second seeded Mainland used senior Dean Deveney's first career home run to secure its second South Jersey Group III title by defeating Delsea 6-3 on Friday.
Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Buena got 14 strikeouts from Denny Brady to hold off top-seeded Haddonfield 2-1, capturing the Group II title.
Deveney missed seven weeks with a fractured kneecap and wasn't playing much until recently - on Friday he stepped up to help his Mustangs advance. The Mustangs will take on Central Jersey champion Northern Burlington at Rutgers University at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Brady also went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to help the Chiefs advance to face the Central Jersey champion Governor Livingston of Union County at either Rider University or Rutgers next week.
(Listen to Mainland coach Billy Kern on the South Jersey Sports Report)