EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The difference between an average team and a team that competes for championships every season is the ability to take a punch.
Ocean City took an uppercut to the jaw early in Thursday night's showdown with Moorestown in the Group 3 semifinals at Egg Harbor Township High School, and while the Red Raiders staggered, they never went down.
Heading into the current South Jersey Group III postseason baseball tournament, Mainland Regional hadn’t claimed a single playoff victory since 2003. The Mustangs now have three of them this month.
Led by a sensational effort from pitcher Matt Tepedino, Mainland topped Cape-Atlantic League foe Hammonton in the South Jersey semifinals Tuesday afternoon...