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Holy Spirit pitcher Michael DiIanni delivers to the plate against Vineland on Thursday.

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Michael DiIanni pitched a complete game and allowed just one run Thursday, but it was enough for Vineland to win, as the Fighting Clan escaped Absecon with a 1-0 victory in key Cape-Atlantic League game.

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Holy Spirit head coach Bob Soifer talks to Joe DiBuonaventura between innings during the Spartans’ game against Vineland.

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Holy Spirit’s Ryan Solari waits on deck for his turn at the plate.

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Vineland starting pitcher Mark Rowan delivers to the plate as Holy Spirit’s Ricky Hopkins leads off second base. Rowan pitched five innings of shutout ball to pick up the win.

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Holy Spirit’s Robert Boselli takes a rip at a pitch against Vineland.

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Vineland senior second baseman Cameron Lopez gets set at his position.

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Holy Spirit second baseman Gannon White calmly tosses to first to record an out.

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Holy Spirit third baseman Anthony Boselli throws out a Vineland baserunner after fielding a slow roller.

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Vineland junior Johnny Malatesta hits a ground ball to second against Holy Spirit.

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Vineland’s Andrew Gee gets back to second base safely after a pickoff attempt by Holy Spirit shortstop Robert Boselli.

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Holy Spirit’s Anthony Boselli beats the tag of Vineland shortstop Don Money for a stolen base.

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Holy Spirit catcher Ricky Hopkins talks with first base coach Steve Normain after reaching safely.

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Vineland relief pitcher Johnny Malatesta looks in for the sign in the seventh inning of the Fighting Clan’s 1-0 win over Holy Spirit on Thursday.

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Vineland first baseman Andrew Gee is fired up after the Fighting Clan got out of a bases loaded jam to preserve a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning of Thursday’s win over Holy Spirit.

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Vineland assistant coach Joe Smith rushes out to catcher Jimmy Hague as reliever Johnny Malatesta, left, and first baseman Andrew Gee, second from left, join the celebration after a key out in the sixth inning of Thursday’s win over Holy Spirit.

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