The Class B South race was a fight to the finish in 2015 and defending champion Barnegat just brought back a hammer to bring to this year’s tussle. The return of Vanderbilt commit and potential No. 1 pick Jason Groome from IMG Academy in Florida makes the Bengals the prohibitive favorite in a Class B South race that had all of the makings of a wide-open race once again, were it not for his presence.

Even with Groome in the picture, he can’t pitch every game, which gives every other team reason for hope over the long term. Point Boro and Manchester bring back lots of talent and the rest of the field as its strengths as well. The division on the whole looks better than it was a year ago, and even if Barnegat’s pitching is too much for the rest of the field, a lot of the B South teams will go into the postseason prepared to make a run.

Barnegat senior left-hander Jason Groome. (Photo by Matt Manley)

In predicted order of finish

Barnegat

Head Coach: Dan McCoy, fifth season
2015 Record: 15-11 (10-4, first in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Jason Groome Sr. P 43 IP, 23 H, 9 BB, 77 K, 0.98 ERA, 5-0 (At IMG)
Jared Kacso Sr. 3B/P .342/.490/.434, 7 2B, 15 R, 15 RBI, 7 SB 17.2 IP, 21 H, 5 BB, 13 K, 4.88 ERA, 3-0
Aaron McLaughlin Jr. SS/P .337/.387/.395, 5 2B, 20 R, 10 RBI, 7 SB 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Max Ritner Sr. C .300/.400/.329, 2 2B, 11 R, 8 RBI
Collin O'Conner Sr. CF .291/.409/.291, 10 R, 7 RBI, 4 SB
Justin Diefenbach Jr. P/INF .281/.324/.297, 1 2B, 13 R, 10 RBI 11 IP, 11 H, 4 BB, 3 K, 2.55 ERA, 2-0
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Anthony Lani Jr. UTIL .209/.333/.209, 10 R, 8 RBI
Mimo Padilla Jr. 2B 0-for-7
Eric Becker Jr. RF 3-for-18, 2 BB
Evan Albanese Jr. OF/P 0-for-6 2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan Bush So. P 0-for-2 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K

Key Losses: Seamus Brazill (P), John Corbett (P), Nik Fraim (C), Ed Rogan (1B)
Key Newcomers: Nik Caputo (Jr., 1B)

Over the last three years, Barnegat has earned the distinction of annual contender in Class B South and with the return of Division I recruits Jared Kacso and Aaron McLaughlin, this year would have been no different. The addition of Jason Groome, however, makes an already-formidable team downright scary. Then again, Groome would have that effect on any roster. The 6-foot-6 left-hander returned to Barnegat from IMG Academy, where he began to establish himself as the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the MLB Amateur Draft in June. With the hard-throwing left-hander at the top of the staff, Barnegat will be a favorite in the NJSIAA Group II playoffs and will be near-impossible for teams to beat in any tournament setting, as Groome and the Bengals proved when he did pitch for his hometown team as a sophomore in 2014.

Kacso and McLaughlin will make up the left side of the infield and anchor the collection of returning talent in the field, which does have some top producers to replace. Senior Max Ritner shifts from left field to catcher as the Bengals try to replace four-year starter Nik Fraim and find someone capable of both handling Groome’s Big League stuff as well as some of the younger members of the pitching staff. Junior Justin Diefenbach is one of those younger rotation members and will also play second base. Senior returnee Collin O’Conner gives the Bengals quality defense in center field and he’ll be flanked by some combination of juniors Anthony Lani, Eric Becker and Evan Albanese, all of whom got a sample of playing time last year.

Junior Nik Caputo will replace Ed Rogan at first base, while sophomore Ryan Bush looks to pick up some innings for a rotation that lost its two top pitchers from a year ago – Seamus Brazill and John Corbett. The staff will also get a boost with McLaughlin slated to pitch some innings, joining Kacso as an impact two-way talent. Losing two pitchers is a challenge, but one way to recover is to welcome back arguably the best amateur in the world. With Groome back in the fold, Barnegat has its eyes on a first-ever postseason championship.

 

Point Pleasant Boro

Head Coach: Dave Drew, sixth season
2015 Record: 12-13 (6-8, tied sixth in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Sam Monaco Sr. SS .371/.398/.433, 3 2B, HR, 28 R, 9 RBI, 25 SB
Frank Graziano Sr. OF/P .319/.439/.468, 7 2B, 11 R, 13 RBI, 7 SB 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Sebastian Severio Sr. C .348/.511/.394, 3 2B, 18 RBI
Mark Leyble Sr. 3B/P .255/.291/.431, 6 2B, HR, 5 R, 12 RBI 9.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 3 K
Will Feehan Sr. 2B/OF .366/.478/.493, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR, 21 R, 16 RBI, 5 SB
Mike Falconetti Sr. 1B/P .255/.340/.319, 3 2B, 12 RBI 49 IP, 61 H, 23 BB, 37 K, 4.43 ERA, 7-5
Tim Rossi Sr. P/OF 1-for-3, 3 R, RBI 44 IP, 43 H, 22 BB, 40 K, 2.39 ERA, 2-4
Josiah Gliddon Jr. P 1-for-7, 2 R, 3 RBI 43.1 IP, 49 H, 11 BB, 28 K, 3.07 ERA, 1-3
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Thomas Paul Jr. P 2-for-4, R, RBI 19 IP, 19 H, 12 BB, 20 K, 2.21 ERA, 3-0

Key Losses: Jack Fitzsimmons (OF), Sean Connor (OF), Gabe Pesante (2B), Quin Hornish (OF), John Youmans (1B)
Key Newcomers: Ryan Carne (Sr., Util), Dan Daber (Sr., P/1B), Ethan Cannon (Sr., P/Util), Mike Waddleton (Sr., OF), Damon DelPriore (Jr., 1B/DH), Justin Rafi (Jr., Util), Kyle Lauria (Jr., INF), Patrick Feehan (Jr., INF), John Duggan (Jr., OF), Ben Herman (Jr., OF/P), John Sullivan (Jr., OF), Jack Brennan (So., INF), John Duda (So., P/1B), Andrew Laspina (So., P/OF), Ryan Sansone (So., Util)

This is the season the current group of Point Boro seniors has been waiting for and while this group should be up for any challenge the season presents, winning a division title got a whole lot harder with the return of Groome to Barnegat. The division season, however, is a long-distance trek and with a lineup heavy on experience and a staff that as plenty of quality arms, Point Boro should be able to keep the pressure on Barnegat to win when Groome is not on the mound. Seniors Sam Monaco, Frank Graziano, Sebastian Severio, Mark Leyble and Will Feehan are all coming off stellar junior seasons and will make life tough on B South pitchers who face the Point Boro lineup.

Severio will also handle a potentially strong pitching staff behind the plate. Graziano is expecting to bounce back this season after elbow discomfort set in during his first start of 2015 and caused him to stay off the mound the rest of the way. With Graziano out, Point Boro still got quality work out of its staff, led by innings-leader Mike Falconetti (49 IP), right-hander Tim Rossi and junior right-hander Josiah Gliddon. Rossi and Gliddon both threw over 40 innings, with Rossi posting an ERA (2.40) well under 3.00 and Gliddon coming in just a shade above (3.07). Junior Thomas Paul also stepped up with a 2.21 ERA and 20 punchouts in 19 innings as a sophomore. Those four hurlers and Point Boro’s solid returning core of hitters make the Panthers a dangerous postseason team and will even give them a chance to outlast Barnegat in the B South race.

Point Boro junior right-hander Josiah Gliddon. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Jackson Liberty

Head Coach: Jim Rankin, ninth season
2015 Record: 10-12 (9-5, tied second in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Kyle Tavaska Jr. CF .271/.373/.328, 4 2B, 13 R
Ryan Van Wickle Sr. INF/P .333/.395/.430, 5 2B, 3B, 10 R, 8 RBI 22 IP, 25 H, 10 BB, 19 K, 2.86 ERA, 1-1
Brandon Pallante Sr. P/1B .317/.377/.381, 4 2B, 10 R, 12 RBI 40.1 IP, 37 H, 19 BB, 27 K, 3.99 ERA, 4-2
Ken Pommerencke Sr. OF .222/.340/.244, 2B, 7 R, 4 RBI, 3 SB
Billy Hart So. C 1-for-11, R, 3 RBI
Mike Zak Sr. P/1B .366/.422/.439, 3 2B, 3 R, 6 RBI 25.1 IP, 36 H, 11 BB, 18 K, 5.80 ERA, 1-3
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Jared Pommerencke Sr. C 0-for-3, 2 BB, R, 3 SB
Andrew Ludovico Jr. P 12 IP, 17 H, 5 BB, 7 K, 3.50 ERA, 1-1

Key Losses: Howard Taylor (P/1B/3B), Matt Pinto (RF), Dylan Milleman (2B), Sean Galvin (SS)
Key Newcomers: Jeremy Bollard (Sr., INF), Justin Egbert (Sr., C), Scott Ricci (Sr., P/1B), Matt Piro (Jr., P), Alex Furlong (Jr., OF), Matt Hickman (Jr., 2B), Matt Pickus (So., P), John Wasdin (So., INF), David Melfi (Fr., C), Daniel Sofield (Fr., SS), Connor Keenan (Fr., OF), Charlie Rudderow (Fr., P/OF)

In recent years, Jackson Liberty has boasted some good pitching rotations with some hard-throwing aces at the top – John Holland, Tyler Pallante, Dan Serreino and most recently Howard Taylor last season. This Jackson Liberty squad does not have the prototypical flamethrower to lead the staff, but the Lions have a lot of returning pitching depth, led by senior Brandon Pallante. The younger brother of Tyler, Brandon Pallante was the innings leader last year among the team’s returning pitchers and he specialized in inducing ground balls and limiting hits (37 in 40 1/3 innings). Right-handers Ryan Van Wickle and Mike Zak also return to the rotation while junior Andrew Ludovico will get more innings after pitching 12 at the varsity level last year.

Jackson Liberty had some production in last year’s lineup, but much of it graduated. Taylor was a power threat in the middle of the order and outfielder Matt Pinto had an All-Shore season at the plate. Van Wickle had the best offensive season of any of Jackson Liberty’s returning players and will play second base when he’s not pitching, while Pallante and Zak will also be a key bats in the lineup. Center fielder Kyle Tavaska had a breakout season as a freshman before hitting under .300 last year. Newcomers John Wasdin, Matt Hickman and freshmen David Melfi and Daniel Sofield are all in the running for playing time as a starters, and the new blood could have a significant say in whether or not Jackson Liberty can stay with Barnegat and Point Boro until the end of the division race. The senior pitching staff is a god starting point and the Lions have the makings of a contender if the underclass crop of hitters can hold their own and then some.

 

Manchester

Head Coach: David Beauchemin, first season
2015 Record: 8-15 (6-8, tied sixth in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Jon Meaney Sr. 3B .258/.390/.515, 8 2B, 3 HR, 13 R, 15 RBI
Mark Wernoch Sr. 1B .262 Avg, 12 RBI
Darrius Garcia Sr. C .246 Avg, 3 2B, 7 R, 12 RBI
Ryan Vanderham Sr. SS .350/.403/.475, 10 2B, 19 R, 8 RBI, 9 SB
Steven Rodriguez Jr. 2B .325/.440/.454, 3 2B, 2 3B, HR, 13 R, 9 RBI, 12 SB
Joe Felipe Jr. P/1B 45.2 IP, 19 BB, 34 K, 1.99 ERA, 4-3
Matt Miggliaccio Jr. CF
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
P.J. Martinez Sr. INF/P
Gavin Pabst Jr. P/DH 21.1 IP, 26, 12 BB, 5 K, 5.92 ERA, 1-3
Dillon Barry Sr. P 22.1 IP, 12 BB, 13 K, 6.58 ERA, 2-3

Key Losses: Pat Williams (CF), Dan Mills (OF), Ryan Bowker (3B/P)
Key Newcomers: Matt Bryant (Sr., P), Kirk Montanye (Jr., LF)

It’s fair to say that last year was a rebuilding year for Manchester in the final season of longtime coach John Musolf and although the Hawks took their lumps, it was the kind of rebuilding year that should leave new coach Dave Beauchemin and his group feeling encouraged about 2016. Last year’s lineup of juniors and sophomores is now a more dangerous group of seniors and juniors and will head into the season with higher expectations. Seniors Jon Meaney, Darrius Garcia, Ryan Vanderham and Marc Wernoch will be leaders on the field and in the dugout, with Meaney and Vanderham coming off standout offensive seasons as juniors. Current junior Steven Rodriguez also shined last year and will return to second base, while fellow junior Matt Miggliaccio steps into a full-time role as the team’s center fielder.

As a third-year starting catcher, Garcia will work with a pitching staff that was young and inexperienced last year but returns with an idea of how to pitch at the varsity level this season. Junior left-hander Joe Felipe sported a 1.99 ERA in 45 2/3 innings in his first year as a varsity pitcher and will again lead the rotation this year. Junior Gavin Pabst and senior Dillon Barry each crossed the 20-inning threshold last year and will look to take a step forward to give Manchester some depth to the starting staff. The Hawks have enough talent at the plate to rack up some wins in B South and if the pitching comes around behind Felipe, this is a team that could open some eyes.

 

Donovan Catholic

Head Coach: Bill Beining, first season
2015 Record: 14-13 (7-7, fifth in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Kyle Malloy Sr. CF/P .313/.350/.458, 7 2B, 3B, HR, 8 R, 15 RBI, 5 SB 33.1 IP, 7 BB, 20 K, 1.89 ERA, 3-2
Zach Mann Jr. P/LF 41.1 IP, 4 BB, 15 K, 2.70 ERA, 1-4
Nick Povoa Jr. OF/P 20.1 IP, 3 BB, 18 K, 2.06 ERA, 3-1
Andrew Jarvis Sr. P 30.1 IP, 6 BB, 17 K, 3.03 ERA, 2-2
Returning Players Yr. Position
Ryan O'Sullivan Jr. SS
P.J. Armstrong Sr. 1B
Ray Ray Drumright Sr. 3B
Bubba Goble Jr. P

Key Losses: Matt Drake (SS), Russ Petranto (3B), Steve Lazicki (C), Charlie Dimino (2B), Mike Marron (OF), Mike Dimino (So., P) – transferred to Jackson Memorial
Key Newcomers: Nick DeMaio (So., C), Alex Jansen (Jr., OF), Martin Olivo (Sr., 3B), Gerard Russo (Jr., 2B), Tommy Smith (So., C), Brandon Zanetti (Jr., SS)

One of the benefits of trotting out a pitching staff of underclassmen is if it goes over well, that group will be back next year. That’s what first-year Donovan Catholic coach Bill Beining is walking into in his first head coaching gig, as the Griffins return five varsity arms from a year ago, four of whom threw 20 or more innings. Junior Zach Mann led the team in innings last season and posted a 2.70 ERA while walking only four batters in his 41 1/3 innings. That affinity for finding the strike zone was a trend among Donovan’s staff last season, as Mann and fellow returnees Kyle Malloy, Nick Povoa and Andrew Jarvis combined to walk only 20 batters in 125 1/3 innings. Malloy led the group in ERA (1.89) while Povoa – the left-hander in the group – struck out 18 and walked only three in 20 1/3 innings as a sophomore.

The pitching will carry Donovan Catholic this year as the Griffins try to replace a slew of offensive talent. Malloy returns as the lone player to produce at the plate in a full-time capacity and will also captain the outfield in center. Mann, Povoa and Jarvis will also look to pick up some of the slack at the plate, as will senior corner infielders P.J. Armstrong and Ray Ray Drumright. Junior second baseman Gerard Russo will join classmate and shortstop Ryan O’Sullivan in the middle infield, while sophomores Tommy Smith and Nick DeMaio look to make an immediate impact – Smith behind the plate. Young pitching worked well for Donovan Catholic last year and if a young group of newcomers can do the same for the lineup, the Griffins will make a push for a top-three spot in B South.

 

Pinelands

Head Coach: Rob Sanzari, fourth season
2015 Record: 13-12 (9-5, tied second in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Jared Strang Sr. OF .328/.389/.484, 7 2B, HR, 11 R, 16 RBI, 4 SB
Chris Burke Jr. INF/P .340/.407/.377, 2 2B, 9 R, 10 RBI
Brad O'Brien Sr. C .241/.333/.241, 3 R, 7 RBI
Ryan Ross Sr. OF .310/.355/.328, 2B, 6 R, 6 RBI
Dave Lunn Sr. CF .125/.300/.125, 5 R
Darien Martinez Sr. P 42 IP, 43 H, 31 BB, 35 K, 2.83 ERA, 4-3
Jared Miller Sr. P 34 IP, 32 H, 23 BB, 25 K, 2.68 ERA, 2-2
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Brandon Weedo Jr. 1B 3-for-13, 4 BB, 2 RBI

Key Losses: Mitch Merrill (SS), Dave DeFeo (1B/P), Patrick Spagnola (2B), Sage Sysol (3B), Austin Hartman (OF), Chad Astemborski (P), R.J. Rodriguez (OF)
Key Newcomers: Joey Ventresca (Fr., 2B/SS/P), Anthony Diaz (Fr., 3B), Noah Dean (Fr., P/OF), Nick Cicalo (Sr., OF), Christian Marshall (Sr., INF), Thomas Allen (Jr., 1B), Sean Crowley (Jr., INF), Joey McDonald (Jr., RHP), Tommy Madge (Jr., OF/P), Riley Stephenson (Jr., Util), Peter Hammond (Fr., 1B/P)

Pinelands continued its progression under coach Rob Sanzari last year, qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament and finishing second place – one game out of first place – in the Class B South divisional race. Some of the key figures in the turnaround graduated at the end of the year, namely four-year starter Mitch Merrill, so the Wildcats’ program depth will have to pass the test to stay in the race again this year. Offensively, senior outfielder Ryan Strang and junior infielder Chris Burke will anchor the lineup after strong showings last year, while catcher Brad O’Brien and outfielder Ryan Ross look to build on the varsity experience both got last year. The Wildcats are hoping for a bounceback season for center fielder and three-sport standout Dave Lunn, who also starred for the basketball team and in goal for the soccer team.

If Pinelands has any chance of taking the next step, its pitching will have to take a leap forward. The Wildcats led all B South teams in walks issued last season and while its two top pitchers both contributed to that total, they also left a lot of innings to pick up after graduating. Seniors Darien Martinez and Jared Miller both threw starter innings as well last year and will lead the rotation this year after emerging as reliable pitchers as juniors. Burke and freshman Joey Ventresca will also figure into the picture on the mound, with Ventresca also starting at second base with Burke at shortstop. Ventresca and fellow freshman Anthony Diaz are set to start right away and will give the Wildcats a look at their future as they simultaneously try to stay the course in their pursuit of a B South title.

 

Central

Head Coach: Mike Casale, first season
2015 Record: 9-14 (8-6, fourth B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Tom Ruscitti So. C .286/.352/.444, 7 2B, 1 HR, 8 R, 8 RBI
Ryan Paul Sr. P/1B .222/.312/.296, 2 2B 25 IP, 36 H, 14 BB, 17 K, 4.70 ERA, 0-4
Matt Aires Sr. CF .381/.431/.413, 2 2B, 8 R, 6 RBI, 8 SB
Joe Bassett Sr. INF/P 1-for-13, 2 R, 2 RBI 24 IP, 29 H, 11 BB, 14 K, 2.59 ERA, 1-1
Returning Players Yr. Position 2015 Batting Stats 2015 Pitching Stats
Harry Eaton Sr. OF 0-for-5, 4 BB, 2 R
Jared Morris Jr. P/OF 7.1 IP, 3 H, 2ER, 6 BB, 3 K
Chris Kowalski Sr. INF 2-for-17, 1 2B

Key Losses: Frank Rose (3B), Anthony Arneth (P/OF), Jake Dominguez (2B/P), Jon Forrester (1B), Joe Firetto (INF)
Key Newcomers: Jordan Snyder (Sr., C/P), Terrence Walker (Sr., OF), Mike Bickford (Jr., INF),  Mike Eak (Jr., INF), Ryan Greene (Jr., INF/P), Mitch Greiner (Jr., INF), Zach Greiner (Jr., OF), Connor Keehn (Jr., P/1B), Eric Rice (Jr., P), Jack Sudia (Jr., OF), Colin Stacy (So., INF)

Central stayed in the crowded B South race to the end last year and will now look to stay in contention with new head coach Mike Casale in charge and a number of new names in the lineup and the rotation. The Golden Eagles have plenty of innings to replace with the graduation of Anthony Arneth and Jake Dominguez, and finding a starter as good as Arneth was in his two years as a starter is not so easy. Seniors Joe Bassett and Ryan Paul will look to lead the pitching staff after the two combined for 49 innings as a juniors. Paul throws from the left side, while Basset doubles as an infielder and pitched to a 2.59 ERA last season. Junior Jared Morris will also help the cause on the mound after he allowed two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings last year.

Senior center fielder Matt Aires and sophomore catcher Tommy Ruscitti are the top two returning hitters for Central, which will also look to replace slugging third baseman Frank Rose on offense. Ruscitti more than held his own as a freshman infielder, while Aires posted on-base and slugging percentages over .400 as a junior. The Golden Eagles will also look for more offense from both Paul and Bassett while also giving seniors Harry Eaton and Chris Kowalski a chance at increased playing time after both played part-time roles. Football standout Mike Bickford highlights an influx of junior talent onto the varsity roster and if the new blood can complement Ruscitti and Aires in the lineup while yielding some returns on the mound, the Golden Eagles will be in the mix again this season and well-positioned for 2017 as well.

 

Lakewood

Head Coach: Gene Drumright, 12th season
2015 Record: 4-17 (1-13, eighth in B South)

Returning Starters Yr. Position
Alex Guzman Sr. C/P
Jason Holguin Sr. SS
Javiel Figueroa Sr. INF
Tayon Conover-Hart So. OF/DH
Raymond Alvarez Sr. OF/P
Aurelio Mendez So. P/INF

Key Losses: Harry Brown (OF/3B), Eric Segui (C/INF), Hector Figueroa (P/INF), David Santiago (3B), John Vargas (P/INF)
Key Newcomers: Julian Zingler (So., P/INF), Ramon Mercedes (Sr., P/3B), Richard Uriarte (Sr., P), Yamil Toro (Jr., OF), Kevin Lopez (Jr., 1B), Hector Rodriguez (Jr., OF)

The Piners have had to endure a few different youth movements in recent years, but this year’s team will have a good amount of senior influence and talent. Lakewood returns senior starters Alex Guzman, Jason Holguin, Javiel Figueroa and Raymond Alvarez and will also get help from newcomer Ramon Mercedes, who was previously at Toms River East. Guzman at catcher and Holguin at shortstop give Lakewood some experience and offense at up-the-middle positions that should help stabilize the defense and lengthen the lineup.

Sophomores Tayon Conover-Hart, Aurelio Mendez and Julian Zingler will all play key roles on this year’s team as well, with Conover-Hart and Zingler carrying plenty of potential as hitters. Mendez will be one of Lakewood’s top options on the mound, along with Guzman, Alvarez and Zingler. Consistency is key for a Lakewood team that has played well in spurts and had its moments contending with B South’s top teams, and with a lot of seniors on this year’s roster and some high-upside sophomores, the Piners will compete and add another improved, capable team to B South’s membership.

 

Division Lineup

Tom Ruscitti, Catcher, Central

Steven Rodriguez, Second Base, Manchester

Will Feehan, Second Base, Point Boro

Aaron McLaughlin, Shortstop, Barnegat

Sam Monaco, Shortstop, Point Boro

Jon Meaney, Third Base, Manchester

Jared Kacso, Third Base, Barnegat

Frank Graziano, Outfield, Point Boro

Kyle Malloy, Center Field, Donovan Catholic

 

Division Rotation

Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat

Joe Felipe, LHP, Manchester

Zach Mann, RHP, Donovan Catholic

Tim Rossi, RHP, Point Boro

Brandon Pallante, RHP, Jackson Liberty

 

Breakout Players to Watch

Justin Diefenbach, RHP/2B, Barnegat

Josiah Gliddon, RHP, Point Boro

Nick Povoa, LHP, Donovan Catholic

Jason Holguin, SS, Lakewood

Jared Miller, RHP, Pinelands