By just about any measure, Class A North has been the best top-to-bottom division in the Shore Conference for at least the last three seasons and probably even farther back in time. Christian Brothers Academy has ruled the Shore Conference and Monmouth County Tournaments in that time, Middletown South was the No. 2 team in the Shore Conference last season, Freehold Boro has been a postseason darling and Howell and Marlboro have also been successful team. Going back even farther, Manalapan won back-to-back Group IV titles in 2011 and 2012.

While A North will certainly be strong again, the division does appear to be closer to ordinary this year. CBA graduated two of the best players in the history of its program – both of whom carried the team over the last two years. Middletown South and Middletown North moved over to Class B North, which takes two Division I arms out of the division. Colts Neck is back in the division for the first time since winning it in 2014, but the Cougars return only three starters. Despite all that, A North still has plenty of talent and might still be the Shore’s deepest division when all is said and done.

As it stands, this group of eight teams should be in for a knock-down, drag-out scrap for 14 games and which team will emerge the winner is anybody’s guess.

STATS: 2016 Class A North All-Shore Primer

STATS: 2016 Class B North All-Shore Primer

 

In predicted order of finish

Marlboro senior Gene Napolitano. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Marlboro

Head Coach: Jim Ferraro, ninth season
2016 Record: 13-10 (8-6, tied third in A North)
Returning Pitchers: Jeremy Bello (Sr., RHP), Noah Hutter (Sr., RHP), Will Kramer (Sr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Gene Napolitano (Sr., C), Will Trocchiano (Sr., SS), Justin Kapuscinski (So., 1B/C), Mark Ventre (Sr., OF), Justin Levito (Jr., 2B), Jared Wright (Sr., CF)
Key Losses: Jeremy Dyzenhaus (RHP), Brian Reilly (1B), Andrew Gambardella (3B), Matt DiSciullo (OF), Justin Kaplan (RHP), Dylan Finn (OF), Noah Thomas (OF)
Key Newcomers: Anthony Petrosino (Sr., OF), Luke Ricciardi (Sr., INF/DH), Matt Hahn (Jr., RHP), Matt Lapoff (Jr., RHP/INF), Joey Pargament (Jr., RHP), Davonte Smith (Jr., OF), Justin Bernstein (Jr., OF), Paul Jun (Jr., OF), Aaron Ayers (So., RHP), Ian Li (So., RHP), Anthony Brienza (So., 3B), Vin Ferrigno (So., 1B/DH)

At several points during the 2016, Marlboro appeared as though it was about to take off on a run – whether it was during the A North regular season, the Monmouth County and Shore Conference Tournaments, or the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Playoffs. At each pass, however, the Mustangs were tripped up, including three tournament losses on their home field (Middletown South in the MCT, Colts Neck in the SCT and North Brunswick in CJ IV). Marlboro’s success in recent years has stemmed from its pitching and while the Mustangs boast a solid collection of arms this season, this year’s team might stake its reputation more at the plate.

Marlboro must replace All-Shore right-hander Jeremy Dyzenhaus at the top of the rotation and it will be senior right-hander Jeremy Bello who assumes the mantle as the ace of the staff. Bello was a dependable pitcher for coach Jim Ferraro last season, when he pitched to a 2.12 ERA in 39 innings as both a starter and reliever. Filling in the rotation after Bello will be a key to Marlboro’s season and the Mustangs enter opening day with plenty of options, led by senior right-hander Noah Hutter (1.91 ERA in 18 1/3 innings last year). Senior right-hander Will Kramer will also figure into the mix after missing last season due to injury and sophomores Aaron Ayers and Ian Li are both waiting in the wings as sophomores.

The ceiling of Marlboro’s lineup is even higher than that of its rotation. Manhattan recruit Will Trochiano returns at shortstop and his bat in the leadoff spot began to catch up to his outstanding glove last season. Junior second baseman Justin Levito won the job early in the year and hit better than .300 to give him the inside track as the No. 2 hitter this year. Marlboro’s three-four combination will be among the best in the Shore Conference, with catcher and Marist commit Gene Napolitano and sophomore Justin Kapuscinski stacking up next to one another in the lineup. Napolitano is one of the Shore’s top returning hitters and Kapuscinski figures to be on his way after getting pitched around (14 walks in 58 plate appearances) as a freshman. Seniors Mark Ventre, Jared Wright and Anthony Petrosino give the Mustangs a seasoned outfield and sophomore Anthony Brienza has impressed the staff at third base early on. With some production from that senior trio in the outfield and a strong debut from Brienza, the Mustangs could have one of the Shore’s top offenses to go with its traditionally strong defense.

Freehold senior left-hander Dan Chiusano. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Freehold Boro

Head Coach: Jon Block, 26th season
2016 Record: 14-12 (6-8, tied fifth in A North)
Returning Pitchers: Dan Chiusano (Sr., LHP), Tom Holdorf (Sr., LHP), Pat White (Sr., RHP), Mark Costanzo (Jr., RHP), Matt Granato (Jr., RHP), Nick Aiello (Jr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Tom Holdorf (Sr., 1B), Chris Cassandra (Sr., SS), Mike Belka (Sr., OF), Mark Costanzo (Jr., 3B), Phil Marcantonio (Jr., C), Pat White (Sr., 1B), Matt Granato (Jr., 2B), Dan Chiusano (Sr., OF)
Key Losses: Nick LaMorte (C), Nick Zuppe (CF), Marco Meleo (OF), Steve Rullo (RHP), James Manos (RHP/2B), Ryan Yee (OF)
Key Newcomers: Isaiah Howard (Sr., OF), Roberto Reyes (Sr., 3B), Dan Brophy (Sr., 2B), Matt Horvath (Sr., P/OF), Matt DaSilva (Jr., OF), Dane Della Valle (Jr., P/1B), Luke Crivelli (So., OF), Cam Eslager (So., OF), Kacey MacCutcheon (So.)

With a talented roster each of the past two seasons, Freehold Boro has endured the highs and lows of playing in a loaded Class A North division and an unforgiving Central Jersey Group IV bracket. The Colonials have scored some huge wins during that time – two regular season wins over CBA and a state tournament win over Robbie Peto and Monroe in 2015, as well as an SCT win over Toms River North in 2016 – and yet finished 6-8 in Class A North play each year. As the start of 2017 approaches, Freehold has its sights set on what should be its best showing in the division.

Of all the teams in A North, the Colonials boast the best one-two punch at the top of the pitching rotation. Senior left-handers Dan Chiusano and Seton Hall recruit Tom Holdorf were All-Shore performers a year ago – Holdorf as a two-way player who was one of the Shore’s top offensive players as well. Chiusano sported an ERA (0.90) and WHIP (0.82) under 1.00 and highlighted his All-Shore season with a perfect game against Notre Dame recruit Tom Sheehan and Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament. Holdorf also threw a five-inning no-hitter against Keyport in the MCT and nearly single-handedly took down Toms River North in the SCT with a three-hit game to back up his winning effort on the mound.

Holdorf will anchor a lineup that also returns senior standout Chris Cassandra at shortstop. Although the Colonials graduated five hitters and will miss catcher Nick LaMorte and center fielder Nick Zuppe up the middle, Cassandra and Holdorf were the two best hitters on the team last year and have a helping of players around them with varsity experience who are ready to step in. Senior outfielder Mike Belka, junior catcher Phil Marcantonio and junior third baseman Mark Costanzo all return with plenty of experience, while senior Pat White and junior Matt Granato also saw some time as well. Even if the new starters take some time to adjust, Freehold has three returnees in Holdorf, Chiusano and Cassadra who can win the Colonials a lot of games on their own.

 

Christian Brothers Academy

Head Coach: Marty Kenney, 44th season
2016 Record: 21-9 (9-5, second in Class A North)
Returning Pitchers: Nick Hohenstein (Jr., RHP), Andrea Dalatri (Jr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Nick Hohenstein (Jr., OF), Brian Golden (Sr., 1B), Andrea Dalatri (Jr., 3B), Jack Harnisch (Jr., 2B), Joe Sparber (Sr., C)
Key Losses: Luca Dalatri (RHP/1B), Brandon Martorano (C), Cid Porter (CF), Kenny Campbell (RHP/1B), Luke Chece (2B), Joe Gargana (RHP), Brendan Galvin (DH), Sal Rinaldi (SS), Evan Menendez (OF/LHP), Ron Meehan (RHP), Sal Morreale (LHP)
Key Newcomers: Julian Greco (Jr., C), John Dudek (Jr., 1B), Matt Fitzsimmons (Jr., 1B/RHP), Joe Duffy (Jr., OF), Matt Barnes (Jr., OF), Perry Quartuccio (Jr., RHP), Mike Martorano (Jr., OF), Eddie Dudek (Jr., OF), Blaise Venancio (Jr., LHP), Jake Lawrie (Jr., LHP), Spencer Bauer (So., 3B/RHP), Tommy DiTullio (So., SS), Peter Morreale (So., 2B), Braedin Hunt (Fr., RHP)

The close of the 2016 season marked the end of an era for CBA. The Colts enjoyed a dominant run in Monmouth County and the Shore Conference during the four-year careers of Luca Dalatri and Brandon Martorano – one that included three straight Monmouth County Tournament championships, three straight Shore Conference Tournament championships and one overall Non-Public A championship with a corresponding No. 1 ranking in the state. Living up to that standard this season will be a tall order for a group that returns just one regular pitcher and three hitters from last year’s lineup.

Junior Nick Hohenstein will shoulder a lot of the load for the Colts this year after an All-Shore season as a sophomore. Hohenstein debuted as a freshman thanks to his right arm on the mound, but it was his bat that did a lot of the talking in 2016, when the junior hit .371 with seven doubles and three homers. He also pitched to a 1.64 ERA over 25 2/3 innings and the Colts will need him to approximate that performance over a wider workload this season.

If bloodlines mean anything, CBA is in good shape with the younger brothers of Dalatri, Martorano and Kansas City Royals farmhand Joe Dudek in the program. Junior Andrea Dalatri is the only one of the group with varsity experience after starting as a sophomore at third base last year and the younger Dalatri will also see time on the mound this year. Senior Brian Golden earned a starting job last year and will play first base this season, while junior Jack Harnisch – son of former Major League pitcher Pete Harnisch – will man second base after playing part time as a sophomore. Senior catcher Joe Sparber waited behind Martorano and is now ready for a starting gig before he heads to Miami as a preferred walk-on.

CBA’s wave of newcomers will have a significant input on this year’s team. Sophomores Tommy DiTullio is lined up to play shortstop and classmate Spencer Bauer has a chance to hit in the heart of the batting order at some point while working in at the corner infield spots. After relying so heavily on its seniors last year, CBA faces some obvious challenges as it hands over the program to a new – albeit talented – group.

 

Manalapan

Head Coach: Brian Boyce, 12th season
2016 Record: 12-15 (6-8, tied fifth in A North)
Returning Pitchers: John Pudder (Sr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Dan DeBlasio (Jr., SS), Giovanni Ciaccio (Jr., CF)
Key Losses: Jake Sadowitz (1B/P), Chris Rodriguez (3B), Stephen Hansen (CF/RHP), Mike Mollica (OF), Tyler Stafflinger (RHP), Stephen Carbonara (C), Chris Winters (SS), Matt Rosenberg (Sr., OF)
Key Newcomers: John Michael Sabatino (Sr., RHP), Robert Gargano (Jr., OF/P), Vin Lanza (Jr., 2B/3B), Joe Pellecchia (Sr., C), Edwin Melendez (Jr., RHP), Anthony Naylor (Jr., OF), Mike Perlamuter (Sr., 3B), Steven Bullen (Sr., 1B), Anthony Jomo (Jr., LHP)

Despite boasting an experienced senior class of players who had all performed at the varsity level, Manalapan never could get off the ground in 2016 and finished the season under .500 overall and within the division. The Braves simply could not find a way to win close games: they were 1-7 in games decided by one run and despite finishing tied for fifth in the A North standings, their plus-25 run differential ranked third in the division behind only Middletown South and CBA. With only two returning starters in the lineup and one starter in the rotation, Manalapan’s 2017 team does not have the experience of last year’s team, but it hopes to have a little more luck.

Juniors Dan DeBlasio and Giovanni Ciaccio both cracked the senior-heavy lineup in the middle of last year – DeBlasio early on as a second baseman and Giaccio later in the outfield. Once he won a spot, DeBlasio was one of the best hitters in the Shore Conference: he hit over .400 with a slugging percentage north of .600, aided by a pair of home runs. He will move to shortstop this season, while Ciaccio moves to center field following a sophomore campaign that included a .310 average in 42 at bats. Outfielders Robert Gargano and Anthony Naylor will join Ciaccio in an all-junior outfield, while fellow junior Vin Lanza joins DeBlasio in the middle infield. Seniors Mike Perlamuter and Steven Bullen will man the corner infield spots and senior Joe Pellecchia takes over behind the plate.

One of the bright spots on last year’s team was right-hander John Pudder, who returns for his senior season. Pudder pitched to a 2.37 ERA over 44 1/3 innings while slotting into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind ace Tyler Stafflinger. Pudder will now lead the rotation while senior Jon Michael Sabatino and juniors Edwin Melendez and Anthony Jomo line up behind him in the rotation. This year’s group lacks varsity playing time, but it has had great success at the lower levels and will benefit from a Class A North field that graduated a lot of talent from a year ago.

 

Howell

Head Coach: Eric Johnson, eighth season
2016 Record: 11-12 (6-8, tied fifth in A North)
Returning Pitchers: Kyle Ferraro (Sr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: J.P. Traynor (Sr., C), Kyle Ferraro (Sr., SS), Grant Hackett (Sr., OF), Nick Ruszczyk (Jr., OF), Eddie Morales (Jr., OF)
Key Losses: Christian Gedell (CF), Justin Steel (C), Troy Miller (SS/RHP), Connor Fey (2B/RHP), Brian Chaballa (RHP), Donovan O’Malley (RHP), Matt Furlong (RHP), Mark Iacobino (3B), Tom Scanlon (1B)
Key Newcomers: Mike Walsh (Jr., LHP/1B), Austin Dave (Sr., 1B), Nick Lorenzo (Sr., RHP/OF), Ryan Bearse (So., RHP), John Limaldi (Jr., LHP), Greg Napolitano (Sr., RHP/INF), Mike Wynne (Jr., RHP/2B)

In recent years, Howell has had a habit of starting strong and sputtering out and a lot of that can be attributed to pitching staffs that either were not deep enough and often times injured. This year’s Rebels rotation could change that pattern, as 6-foot-5 junior left-hander Mike Walsh slides into the top of the rotation after sitting out last year due to injury. Walsh is already committed to play at Monmouth and if he remains healthy for a full season, the Rebels should have an ace on whom to lean. Senior right-hander Kyle Ferraro also performed well in relief duty last season and will be a key cog in the staff when he is not playing shortstop. Senior Nick Lorenzo, sophomore Ryan Bearse and junior left-hander John Limaldi all figure to have a role on the mound as well.

Offense has not been a problem for Howell, but replacing hitters like Christian Gedell, Justin Steel, Troy Miller and Connor Fey will be the team’s toughest challenge early on. Catcher J.P. Traynor is a four-year varsity player who began his career as a shortstop at St. Rose and will boost the lineup now that he is available at the start of the season. Outfielders Grant Hackett and Nick Ruszczyk both had success last year, with Hackett hitting .343 and Ruszczyk hitting a pair of homers. Junior Eddie Morales is one of the Shore’s best all-around athletes who stars on the football field and basketball court as well and his speed plays both in the outfield and on the bases. Austin Dave and Mike Wynne also figure into the equation on the right side of the infield to round out what should be another formidable Howell lineup. With a healthy pitching staff and some time to develop chemistry on the infield, the Rebels could be a team that hits its stride late in the season.

 

Colts Neck

Head Coach: Mike Yorke, 18th season
2016 Record: 15-8 (11-3, second in Class B North)
Returning Pitchers: Jon Weitzman (Sr., RHP), Dillon Pellechia (Sr., RHP), Kevin Condon (Sr., RHP), Matt Hawkins (Sr., LHP), Anthony Galason (Jr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Brendan Clarke (Sr., 1B/OF), Jon Weitzman (Sr., 1B), Anthony Galason (Jr., OF), Joe Mancini (Jr., C), Jack Tirrell (Jr., SS)
Key Losses: Mike Antico (CF), Mario Ferraioli (LHP), Mike D’Ottavio (RHP), Jeremy Slad (C), Tim Cavrak (SS), Nick Umbro (2B), Dante Caruso (OF)
Key Newcomers: Chris Aquinas (Sr., LHP), Sam Christopher (Sr., OF), Dan Schulte (Sr., OF), Nick Straub (Sr., INF), Hunter Boag (Jr., INF), Zach Albom (Jr., RHP), Joe Kohm (Jr., OF), Nick Merlo (Jr., OF), Shaun Scully (Jr., OF/C), Reece Horneck (So., OF/1B), Adrian Jimenez (So., 3B/P)

The last time Colts Neck was a member of the Class A North division, the Cougars won a division title in 2014. Over the past two years, the Cougars have gone 25-3 in Class B North play, including a 14-0 campaign in 2015 to make it back-to-back titles in two different Shore Conference divisions. The core of those teams is now gone and the returning talent on this year’s team consists mostly of players who saw their first varsity action last year. The one exception is senior outfielder Brendan Clarke, who logged a number of starts for Colts Neck’s 2015 B North championship team. Clarke will slide into centerfield this season after playing third base and the corner outfield in years past. Senior Jon Weitzman and junior Anthony Galason also return to the lineup this season, with Weitzman likely to play first base and Galason occupying another outfield spot. Juniors Joe Mancini and Jack Tirrell played sparingly last year but are in line for key starting jobs – Mancini behind the plate and Tirrell at shortstop.

Weitzman returns with the most innings of any of the pitching holdovers from a year ago. The staff will have to get past the loss of its lethal one-two punch of Mario Ferraioli and Mike D’Ottavio, but there are several arms behind Weitzman who proved valuable in 2016. Senior right-hander Dillon Pellecchia dazzled in 17 1/3 innings, during which he allowed just one run on eight hits. Seniors Kevin Condon and Matt Hawkins were solid in relief duty last year and Galason also showed he could hold his own on a varsity mound. It is not likely to be the dominant staff that Colts Neck has boasted over the past three years, but the Cougars have a solid collection of arms that should keep them in games. If Galason can make the leap at the plate as a junior and the Cougars get some contribution from newcomers like Reece Horneck and Adrian Jimenez, Colts Neck will have as good a chance as any team to win an A North title.

 

Freehold Township

Head Coach: Todd Smith, eighth season
2016 Record: 9-16 (2-12, eighth in A North)
Returning Pitchers: Mike Pirrotta (Sr., RHP), Ryan Ford (Jr., RHP), Greg Najar (Sr., RHP), Bryan Reed (Jr., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Ryan Ford (Jr., 3B), Mike Pirrotta (Sr., 1B), Andrew Beam (Sr., C), Greg Najar (Sr., OF), Nick Coluccio (Sr., C), Christian Corcione (So., 2B), Bryan Reed (Jr., 1B/DH)
Key Losses: Matt Gorman (CF), Pete Nielsen (RHP), John Carroll (1B), Brian Oliver (SS), Ralph Gambino (Jr., RHP) – Injured (Out for Season)
Key Newcomers: Liam Simon (So., RHP/2B), Zach Pericone (Sr., UTIL), Brandon Smith (So., SS), Luke Milchman (Jr., RHP/OF), Chris Goodman (Jr., OF), Kevin Goodman (Jr., OF), Mike Woods (So., OF), Nick Lodispoto (Jr., LHP/OF), Andrew Bernstein (So., C), Matt Beuka (Sr., OF), Tyler Hayden (Sr., LHP)

Although the Patriots closed the book on last season with a record well under .500 and a last-place finish in A North, they did so with some optimism about 2017. Freehold Township was in line to boast three Division I recruits on their pitching staff with a wave of talent emerging around the diamond, all while most of the A North field would be dealing with significant losses to graduation. Unfortunately for Freehold Township, injuries have dumped cold water on those plans and if the Patriots are to go from worst to first in A North, it will have to be while overcoming adversity from the outset.

Senior right-hander Ralph Gambino is headed to Penn State next year and he delivered a 2.78 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 45 innings last year, but he will miss all of 2017 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery on his pitching elbow, according to Freehold Township coach Todd Smith. Gambino’s absence leaves senior right-hander and Wagner commit Mike Pirrotta to pick up the slack at the top of the rotation. Junior Ryan Ford was arguably the breakout player of the year in the Shore Conference, and while he was better with the bat (1.115 OPS), he was also very good on the mound (2.43 ERA) in just his sophomore season.

Senior Greg Najar could help the staff as well and hit .345 last year, but he has been dealing with a knee injury leading up to the season. Senior catcher Andrew Beam is also dealing with a back ailment, so the Patriots will need to tap into their depth early on. Senior Nick Coluccio will handle the catching duties while junior Bryan Reed helps out on the mound and in the lineup. Sophomores Liam Simon and Brandon Smith will man the middle infield spots, with Simon potentially contributing on the mound as well. Junior Luke Milchman will also figure into the pitching rotation and senior Zach Pericone is a returning letter winner who can take up some innings and play multiple positions. The conditions are not ideal for the Patriots heading into the season, but Freehold Township has some depth in place to get by and compete in the postseason.

 

Neptune

Head Coach: Kevin Frederick, third season
2016 Record: 8-12 (4-10, sixth in B North)
Returning Pitchers: Justin Tucker (Sr., LHP), Dylan Taliaferro (Sr., LHP), Ron Cole (So., RHP), Aedan Martin (Sr., RHP), Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (So., RHP)
Returning Position Players: Justin Tucker (Sr., OF), Ron Cole (So., SS), Dylan Taliaferro (Sr., 1B), Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (So., OF), Aidan Martin (Sr., 3B), Devon Furges (So., C)
Key Losses: Matt Jegou (SS), Mike Hand (3B), Sean Maxcy (1B/RF), Tyler Schembri (2B), Jake Giblin (OF)
Key Newcomers: Matt Bonderant (Jr., OF), Sam Draper (Jr., RHP/OF), Rocco Richard (Fr., 2B/RHP), Kyle Bailey (So., C), Greg Milliway (Jr., RHP/1B)

The timing is right for the Scarlet Fliers’ first foray into Class A North. Not only are they returning some key pieces to help them compete with the largest schools in Monmouth County, but they are leaving a Class B North division that might actually be even tougher than A North is this year. Neptune did graduate some noteworthy contributors from last year’s team, namely Mike Hand, Matt Jegou, Tyler Schembri and Sean Maxcy, but the Fliers also bring back the vast majority of what was a solid pitching staff in a tough division. Senior left-handers Justin Tucker and Dylan Taliaferro were Neptune’s top two pitchers last year, with Tucker striking out 51 in 46 innings and Taliaferro punching out 42 in 37 1/3. Both also contribute at the plate as well, with Tucker playing in the outfield and Taliaferro at first.

Sophomores Ron Cole, Aedan Martin and Sebastian Jno-Baptiste are all lined up for innings as well. Cole is already committed to play at Penn State and will also serve as the team’s shortstop when he is not on the mound. Martin will also play third base and Jno-Baptiste is set to play in the outfield. The Scarlet Fliers are also fortunate to return an experienced sophomore behind the plate in Devon Furges, which should help the pitching staff as well. In Tucker, Taliaferro, Cole, Martin and Jno-Baptiste, Neptune has five players who will have a heavy hand in pitching, scoring and defense, so whatever Neptune is capable of accomplishing this season will likely ride on how well that group plays.

 

Division Lineup (With 2016 Stats)

Gene Napolitano, Sr., Catcher, Marlboro

H 2B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
29 6 1 10 18 .358 .422 .469 4

 

Tom Holdorf, Sr., 1B/LHP, Freehold Boro

H 2B 3B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
26 7 1 1 16 17 .376 .476 .551 5

 

Dan DeBlasio, Jr., Shortstop, Manalapan

H 2B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
18 3 2 15 12 .409 .472 .614 3

 

Will Trochiano, Sr., Shortstop, Marlboro

H 2B 3B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
19 1 1 1 22 9 .257 .380 .338 5

 

Chris Cassandra, Sr., Shortstop, Freehold Boro

H 2B 3B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
25 5 1 17 10 .333 .409 .427 11

 

Nick Hohenstein, Jr., OF/RHP, CBA

H 2B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG
33 7 3 19 22 .371 .442 .551

 

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
1-1 25.2 27 13 14 1.64 1.56

 

Brendan Clarke, Sr., Outfield, Colts Neck

H 2B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
24 6 15 14 .348 .390 .434 5

 

Grant Hackett, Sr., Outfield, Howell

H 2B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
21 4 14 4 .343 .421 .403 2

 

Ryan Ford, Jr., 3B/RHP, Freehold Twp.

H 2B 3B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
28 3 1 3 16 22 .412 .500 .618 2

 

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
2-1 31.2 38 8 27 2.43 1.45

 

 

Division Rotation

Dan Chiusano, Sr., LHP, Freehold Boro

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
5-5 61 35 14 55 0.92 0.80

 

John Pudder, Sr., RHP, Manalapan

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
4-4 44.1 38 11 31 2.37 1.10

 

Jeremy Bello, Sr., RHP, Marlboro

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
3-3 39.2 39 10 21 2.12 1.23

 

Justin Tucker, Sr., LHP, Neptune

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
3-6 46 35 27 52 3.20 1.35

 

H 2B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
18 2 8 9 .305 .338 .339 6

 

Dillon Pellecchia, Sr., RHP, Colts Neck

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP
4-0 17.1 8 6 10 0.40 0.81

 

 

Breakout Players to Watch

Justin Kapuscinski, So., 1B/C, Marlboro

H 2B 3B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG
12 2 1 8 8 .279 .448 .372

 

Anthony Galason, Jr., OF/RHP, Colts Neck

H 2B 3B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG
15 4 1 8 11 .246 .346 .344

 

IP SO ERA
9 8 4.67

 

Ron Cole, So., RHP/SS, Neptune

W-L IP H BB SO ERA WHIP

 

H 2B R RBI AVG OBP SLUG SB
15 3 9 10 .278 .371 .333

 

Mike Walsh, Jr., LHP, Howell (No 2016 Stats)

 

Spencer Bauer, So., 1B/3B, CBA (No 2016 Stats)

 

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