GMC Tournament semifinals are set; Edison will make first appearance in 13 years, while North and South Brunswick will duke it out

Edison’s Jaxon Appelman pitches to a South Plainfield hitter in the second inning of Tuesday night’s GMC Tournament quarterfinal game at North Brunswick Community Park on May 25, 2021.

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.

POSTGAME AUDIO: Lauri’s 3-run HR, Sanchez’ 12 K effort power South Brunswick to GMCT semis

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.

POSTGAME AUDIO: Edison reaches first GMT semifinal since 2008 with upset win over South Plainfield

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

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