High School Sports

Sharks eliminate defending champion Bearcats

St. James sent defending state champion Brookland-Cayce packing on Wednesday night. The host Sharks eliminated the Bearcats from the Class 3A Lower State baseball championship tournament with a 1-0 win.

B-C, which lost 5-4 to St. James in the LS opener on Saturday, finished with a 22-9 record.

Anthony Cossantino and Robert Toriano did the major damage for the Sharks, who advance to the Lower State championship round Friday at Camden. Cossantino fired a four-hit shutout and scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI hit by Toriano. Those two had the only hit against B-C hurler Jeremy Brazzell.