Dominic Toupin went 3-for-3 with a triple as Phillipsburg scored two in the fifth and three in the sixth to beat Warren Hills 8-4. Garrett DuPont added two hits with a double and two RBIs while Damian Dudek went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Henry Collins earned the win in relief for the Stateliners, striking out two. Matthew Cummings went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Blue Streaks.
Tyler Diefenbach tossed a one-hitter and got plenty of run support from his teammates as Phillipsburg blanked South Hunterdon 10-0 in six innings. Michael Alexantonakis and Damian Dudek each tallied two hits and two RBIs while Danny Fisher drove in three runs. Colin Taggart also hit a solo home run for the Stateliners.
Rivalry games can make or break seasons. That notion is much more than a common sporting cliché for Easton and Phillipsburg. It’s the honest truth. When the Stateliners baseball team charged onto the field after the final out on Sunday night at Hackett Park, the rivalry relevance was real. Phillipsburg shocked Easton, the 16-win Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Steel Division champ, for a 6-5 cross-river victory. It’s the Stateliners second win in a grueling season and provide
Phillipsburg fell to Franklin 1-0 in nine innings during Skyland Conference play, despite outhitting its opponent 8-6. The Stateliners surrendered a walk-off error in the bottom of the ninth. Logan Bradshaw struck out 12 Stateliners in seven innings for Franklin. Tyler Diefenbach pitched seven scoreless innings for P’burg. Damian Dudek and Dominic Toupin each had a pair of hits.