State champion North Wall Junior Little League continued its smoldering hot streak Saturday, stomping the New York state champion squad from Stony Point during the first game of the Junior League Eastern Regional championships.
North Wall, which bashed its way to the state championship with a succession of 10-run victories, continued to put away its competition, beating Stony Point 18-7 in a game lasting only five innings.
After a scoreless first inning at Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold Township, Stony Point chalked up four runs at the top of the second, with momentum was on their side.
But North Wall battled back, adding five runs of their own and silencing the visitor's bench. They never looked back.
A relentless offensive onslaught at Wall's next at-bat knocked in eight runs and put Wall up 13-4 and in clear command of the play.
Stony Point wasn't going to lay down, however, adding another three runs in the fourth off solid hits.
But Wall was too deep, adding five more runs to force play to end after the top of the fifth inning when Stony Point simply could not match Wall's offense.
North Wall is scheduled to continue its quest for a berth in the Junior League World Series on Sunday when it faces the Massachusetts state champion Quincy Youth Baseball Little League squad. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold Township.
This is North Wall’s second straight trip to the Eastern Regional tournament and its third in the last four seasons.