The Cumberland Baseball Team did not let the cold and windy weather conditions affect their play as they won all four games this weekend. In the first two games, the Dukes took care of the Mustangs from Montgomery County (PA) 9-1 and 2-1. On Sunday, Division II County College of Morris ran into a hot Cumberland team and left with two losses, 11-4 and 2-1. Freshman Centerfielder Tim Gallagher (Hammonton HS) had himself a great weekend at the plate. Gallagher was a combined 8 for 12, scoring 4 runs, driving in 7, and swiping 3 bags.
While Gallagher did his damage at the plate, Cumberland's starting pitching was just as impressive this weekend. In a total of 24 and 1/3 innings pitched, the starters only allowed 3 earned runs and accumulated a total of 21 strikeouts. All four starters picked up the win: Chet Godfrey, Ridge Herrman, Cody Stashak, and Joe Palmer. Freshmen Ridge Herrman and Joe Palmer both pitched complete games, each only allowing one run and striking out 6 batters apiece.
Cumberland is off to a great start at 7-1, and after dropping the home opener, the Dukes have won seven straight. Against Division II junior college opponents, Cumberland is 3-1, proving that they are a team to look out for in Region XIX this season. The Dukes are back on the diamond Tuesday, when neighboring Atlantic Cape Community College comes to town for a single game. The first pitch will be thrown at 3:00pm.