Baseball: Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup Roster Announced
The roster for the Jersey Shore squad is set for the upcoming Carpenter Cup in Philadelphia, which features all-star teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware competing in a 16-team, single-elimination tournament.
The tournament, which began in 1986, will start on June 12, with Jersey Shore's first-round game being on June 14 at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia. The championship game is on June 20 at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Phillies. Jersey Shore won the tournament in 1994, 2002 and 2010.
The Carpenter Cup team was selected by a committee of Shore Conference coaches representing each of the six divisions in the Shore. Also, a rule change instituted this season by the Carpenter Cup committee has restricted each team to only 12 seniors on the roster.
Toms River South senior outfielder Russell Messler, who is headed to Howard College, a top junior college program in Texas, is a rare three-time Carpenter Cup selection. Also note that the positions are not rigid, as players may be used at other spots and the players listed at designated hitter could also see some time in the field. In addition, some of the players listed as alternates will see action right away because of conflicts for other players in the early rounds of the tournament.
Dan Serreino, Sr., Jackson Liberty
Shane McCarthy, Sr., Rumson-FH
Evan Lobato, Sr., Brick
Jason Groome, So., Barnegat
Luca Dalatri, So., CBA
Chris Murphy, Jr., Colts Neck
Dan Schirmacher, Sr., St. John Vianney
Russell Messler, Sr., Toms River South
Kyle Cala, Sr., Brick Memorial
Matt Cosentino, Sr., Shore
Evan Pietronico, Sr., St. John Vianney
Will Morgan, Jr., CBA
Morgan Maguire, Jr., Rumson-FH
Matt Kurdewan, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
Joey Rose, So., Toms River North
Al Molina, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
Jon Meola, Jr., Toms River East
Ryan Wares, Sr., Howell
Brendan Madigan, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
Tyler Kapuscinski, Jr., Colts Neck
John Moschella, Jr., CBA
Tommy Toole, Sr., Manasquan
Joe Silvestrone, Jr., Freehold Township
Dan Wondrack, Jr., Wall
Brandon Martorano, So., CBA
Devin Tomei, Sr., P, Manchester
Anthony Arneth, Jr., P, Central
Nick Cardace, Sr., 1B, Freehold Township