Buffalo Royal Printing, New Orleans Boosters and the Philadelphia Bandits each advanced to the AAABA Tournament semifinal round via victories in the morning and afternoon games of elimination play.
- Buffalo defeated New York Long Island Astros 12-2 in seven innings at Mount Aloysius College. Russell Mistretta went 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs, and Erik Johnson pitched seven innings, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. New York’s John Castiglione hit a two-run homer.
- New Orleans Boosters beat New Brunswick Matrix 8-4 at Sargent’s Stadium to remain undefeated. Michael Stutes had two hits, with a double, and Grant Schulz had two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Ross Scelfo had two hits. Michael Romano pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. New Brunswick’s Kyle Richards had two hits and Kyle Forcini tripled.
- Philadelphia Bandits’ Greg Delgado went 4-for-4 with four runs as the Bandits remained unbeaten with a 13-3 victory over Maryland State Crabfest in seven innings at Mount Aloysius. Dutch Reardon went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Matt Smith went 3-for-3 with two runs. William Bethel pitched a four-hitter with no earned runs and five strikeouts.
Friday’s schedule will depend on the result of Thursday night’s game between Johnstown Martella’s Pharmacy (3-0) and Zanesville Junior Pioneers (2-1).
New Orleans will play Buffalo at the Point at a time to be determined. Philadelphia will play the winner of the Johnstown-Zanesville game at the Point at a time to be determined.