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First OC title since '07

East baseball photo courtesy of MP Pics

May 6, 2024-- High School East's baseball team defeated Jackson Memorial May 3 to secure its first Ocean County title since 2007. Gavin Toth, the tourney's MVP, earned the win on the mound, and his two-run home run in the sixth inning gave the Raiders a four-run cushion in a game they'd ultimately win 8-5.

It was another hotly-contested matchup between the Shore rival; East defeated Jackson 10-9 in a wild game April, and Jackson returned the favor May 2 with a 14-7 win. The championship game was the rubber match, and East held on.

Matt Ferrara's two-run double in the sixth broke a 4-4 tie, and ultimately proved to the game's defining moment. Star Ledger was on hand for game coverage and photos.

Congratulations to the HSE Raiders on their Ocean County title! Photo above courtesy of MP Pics.