Saturday’s GMC Tournament semifinals are all set, complete with a little bit of history in the making, and a battle of the Brunswicks.
In the opening game at noon at East Brunswick Tech, 5th-seed South Brunswick (13-7) will take on 9th-seed North Brunswick (15-8-1). The Vikings dispatched of Middlesex 8-1 in the quarterfinals Tuesday night, while the Raiders were 8-2 winners over JFK.
In the 2:30 game, 2nd-seed St. Joseph of Metuchen (16-8) will battle 6th-seed Edison. The Falcons were 14-3 winners in 5 innings over Spotswood Tuesday night, while the Eagles upset fellow White Division foe South Plainfield – the 3rd-seed – in a 7-2 victory.
Both games can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio as Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action, presented by Bellamy & Son Paving. You can listen by clicking here. Pregame coverage begins at 11:45 am.
It will be Edison’s first trip to the GMC Tournament semifinals since 2008; they lost to Old Bridge in that round 2-1. Their last title came in 2001.
North Brunswick’s last trip was in 2010, when they were a 16-seed and just 4-11 going into the semis. They beat 20th-seed Carteret (which was just 9-12) to move on the finals for a second straight year, but the Raiders fell to South Brunswick, 9-2. Had they won, they would have become the lowest seeded team to win the GMC Tournament.
North Brunswick faced South Brunswick in the 2019 GMC Tournament’s first round, and lost 6-0.
The Vikings made it to the finals that year but lost to Old Bridge, 2-1.
St. Joseph lost to Old Bridge in the semifinals in 2019, also by a 2-1 score.
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE (GMCT Semifinals at East Brunswick Tech)
12 noon – (5) South Brunswick vs. (9) North Brunswick
2:30 pm – (2) St. Joseph-Metuchen vs. (6) Edison
FINALS (at East Brunswick Tech)
Sunday, June 6 at East Brunswick Tech, 12 noon