The Shore Daily, 6/2/15
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We are down to the final few days of the 2014-15 scholastic sports season in the Shore Conference, with at least two and hopefully three baseball games still remaining.
It seems like yesterday that I was driving all over to do football previews, but now we are at the end. There is still some more excitement to go, as Red Bank Catholic and Christian Brothers Academy will square off tonight at 7 at FirstEnergy Park in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game after it was postponed by rain from yesterday.
Matt Manley has a full preview of the final, as CBA tries to repeat as champions and stay on track for history, while the Caseys look to ruin the Colts' dream season while claiming their second SCT title in five seasons. With a strong junior class returning at CBA and almost RBC's entire lineup coming back next season, this might be the first of several slugfests in championship games between the two teams.
CBA's Non-Public South A championship game that was originally scheduled for today has been bumped to tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Monmouth University against the second-ranked team in the state, Bishop Eustace. The rain postponement effectively monkey wrenches CBA's plan to throw Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year Luca Dalatri in the final against Bishop Eustace and then bring him back on Saturday for the overall Non-Public A final if CBA wins.
At least all of the games across the state have been postponed, so no team will get an unfair advance for Saturday as far as being able to bring back a stud pitcher for seven innings.
Matt has broken down all the potential pitching scenarios for the Colts, who are trying to become the second team in Shore Conference history after the 2004 Wall squad to win division, county, conference, sectional and Group titles in one season. My two cents is that the SCT final shouldn't be this late in the season. The tournament should already be wrapped up. In just about every other sport across all three seasons, the SCT is not still going while the state tournament is coming down to the wire. This is a decision that should not have to be made.
Anyway, seeing CBA chase history gives some juice to this final week of the season. The Colts are the only Shore team still left in the state playoffs, and if they run the gauntlet of Bishop Eustace and potentially No. 1 Don Bosco Prep, which is ranked in the nation, the Shore could have the final No. 1 team in the state for the second straight year after St. John Vianney claimed that distinction by winning Non-Public A last year.
With Rumson-Fair Haven's magical state playoff run having come to an end in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions over the weekend, the Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association has released its postseason honors.
The SCLCA has announced its All-Shore picks as well as its All-Division honors. Also, coming up next week on June 10 is the SCLCA Senior All-Star Game, which will follow the eighth-grade youth all-star game on the artificial turf at Ocean Township High School. You can check out the rosters here.
SSN's Bob Badders will also release his All-Shore, Player of the Year and Coach of the Year selections later this week.
More on Tuesday:
- Toms River South/Rutgers grad Todd Frazier continues to tear it up for the Reds and is second in the National League in home runs. He was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.
- Middletown South offensive lineman Thomas Lopez is gearing up for a big summer of camps that he hopes will net multiple FBS offers.
- Newly-minted Boston College recruit Anthony Brown of St. John Vianney had a strong performance at the regional Elite 11 quarterback camp in Ohio over the weekend featuring some of the top passers in the country.
- Mariano Rivera's son has made himself into a draft prospect after a big year on the mound for Iona.
- Marlboro resident Jagan Mosely, a rising senior guard at St. Anthony, is up to 18 Division I offers.
- Athletic directors from four North Jersey conferences have proposed a 115-team super conference separating public and non-public teams into different divisions in hopes of solving the issue of competitiveness.
On tap for today: The SCT final is set for tonight, so hopefully the rain tapers off at FirstEnergy Park before the first pitch at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and the gates open at 6 p.m.
I'll end with the Houston Texans finding their next quarterback at practice yesterday. He can't be any worse than who they put out there last year. Throw it to No. 88, Vince.