The Shore Daily, 6/9/15
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Some of the top seniors from Shore Conference baseball will represent their schools one final time tonight at the Shore Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Park.
There also will be a home run derby at 6 p.m. featuring some of the top sluggers from the Shore Conference. You can check out the rosters and the derby participants here. A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by the family of Jerry Frulio, the director of the Strike Out Autism Challenge that was a huge hit across the Shore this season.
As expected, Christian Brothers Academy finished No. 1 in the state after its resounding win over Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public A final. That makes two straight years that the Shore Conference had the final No. 1 team in the state after St. John Vianney finished in that spot last season. Jackson Memorial at No. 14 was the only other Shore team to finish ranked in the state top 20.
The 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is in progress today after yesterday's first round. I wouldn't expect any players with Shore ties to go until the much later rounds, but we'll see.
Tomorrow night marks the Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game at 7 p.m. at Ocean Township High School, as another great group of seniors reps their schools one last time before heading to the next level.
More on Tuesday:
- The Virginia team that includes catcher Matt Thaiss (Jackson Memorial) has made it to Omaha as one of the final eight in the College World Series.
- Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte (or is it amphibious?) has been called up to the Oakland A's.
- The shot clock in NCAA men's basketball will now be 30 seconds. One step closer to 24, which is what it should be.