Baseball: Thank You Classic Expands into 2022, Features Games Statewide

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It might be cold outside, but there’s no reason not to think about spring and high school baseball.

Organizers announced the pairs for the classic Merci 2022 on Saturday. The three-day event has grown significantly, with 46 games scheduled from April 29 to May 1 at various locations across the state. Teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware are expected to participate.

Defending state champions slated to compete include Middlesex (Group 1), Ocean City (Group 3), Middletown South (Group 4) and Holy Spirit (Non Public B). South Jersey Might and defending Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic champion Bishop Eustace are also set to compete.

The showcase event was created by Gloucester Catholic Assistant Coach Bill Gore to honor first responders and teachers who have given so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last season, 24 games were played at five locations in South Jersey.

APRIL 29

South Delsea Drive Complex

  • Gloucester vs. Glassboro, 7

Rutgers-Camden

Alcyon Park

  • Collingswood vs. Pitman, 7

Walt Nicgorski Field

  • Rancocas Valley against Saint-Augustin, 7

APRIL 30

Mid Atlantic Athletic Complex

  • Timber Creek vs. Schalick, 10
  • Woodstown vs. Delsea, 1
  • Paulsboro vs. Pennsville, 4

Walt Nicgorski Field

  • Atlantic Tech vs. Cape May Tech, 10
  • Long branch against Camden, 1
  • Pope John vs. Malvern Prep (PA), 4
  • Holy Cross vs. King’s Christian, 7

Pointe Caven

  • Westfield vs St. Peter’s Prep, 11
  • Edison vs. Ferris, 2
  • Newton vs. Caldwell, 5

Open view

  • Northern Burlington vs. Clearview, 1

Hammonton Lake Park

  • Williamstown vs. Jackson Memorial, noon
  • Middletown South vs. Egg Harbor Township, 3
  • Haddonfield v St. Joseph (Hamm.), 7

Joe Barth Field

  • Moorestown vs. Monsignor Bonner (PA), 1
  • Ocean City vs. Ranney, 4

Holy Spirit

  • Vineland vs. Triton, 11
  • Ocean Township vs, Holy Spirit, 2

bridge

  • Cumberland v Gateway, 1
  • Hammonton vs. Brick Township, 4

Bordentown

  • Colts Neck vs. Robbinsville, 4
  • Point Pleasant Boro vs. Bordentown, 7

South Delsea Drive Complex

  • Cinnaminson vs. Manasquan, 4
  • Nottingham vs. Overbrook, 7

Alcyon Park

  • Kingsway vs. Bishop Eustace, 4
  • Highland versus the Township of Haddon. 7

Audubon

  • Salem vs. Saint-Thomas d’Aquin, noon
  • Paul VI against Audubon, 3

Veterans Park

  • Brick Memorial vs. Hamilton West, 7

High school locations

  • Montgomery vs. Pascack Hills
  • Ramapo vs. DePaul
  • Union against Old Bridge
  • Roxbury vs. Manchester Township
  • Morristown vs. Bayonne

1ST MAY

Mid Atlantic Athletic Complex

  • Delran vs. Somerville, 1
  • Caravel Academy (DE) v Eastern, 4

Wood-Party

  • Passaic Tech v St. Joseph (Met.), 10
  • Middlesex vs. Wood-Ridge, 1
  • Hunterdon Central v Gloucester Catholic, 4
  • Don Bosco Prep vs Hun School, 7

Millburn

  • Raritan vs. Madison, 1
  • St. Mary (Ruth.) Vs. Millburn, 4

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Kevin Minnick covers South Jersey baseball. He can be contacted at [email protected]. Follow him on twitter @kminnicksports



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