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Adrenaline Week 4 Player of the Week

Charlie Tallman, Rumson-Fair Haven

Ben Hutchins, Raritan

Last week, Hutchins pitched a three-hit shutout against one of the Shore’s hottest lineups in Rumson-Fair Haven, then brought his bat to the yard in two more games during the remainder of the week.

Raritan junior Ben Hutchins. (Photo by Bruce Willence)

The junior was 2-for-3 with a double and two stolen bases in a 4-3 loss to Monmouth, then went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 7-4 win over the Falcons to close out the week.

An assist for Hutchins' performance on the mound goes to his defense, which played a clean game behind the junior right-hander with a lot of balls put in play. Hutchins struck out two in the game but got the contact he wanted and the defense he needed.

Hutchins won this week's Player of the Week award with 29 percent of the vote to beat out runner-up Logan Duffy of Manchester (24 percent).

Adrenaline Week 4 Pitcher of the Week

Waylon Manoes, Keansburg

With his team mired in a five-game losing streak, Monoes needed to help snap his team out of a funk when he took the ball last week against Mater Dei Prep. The senior delivered, pitching Keansburg to a much-needed win by striking out nine while allowing one unearned run in a 12-1 win over the Seraphs.

Keansburg senior Waylon Manoes. (Photo by Kenny Cooks, provided by Waylon Manoes)

Manoes also homered and drove in three in the win and then went 1-for-2 with his team's only hit in a loss to Ranney. Monoes was the winning pitcher in both of Keansburg's wins - the other a 13-3 win over Long Branch on April 23 - and in the two wins, he is a combined 4-for-8 at the plate with a home run and six RBI.

With a total of 548 total votes, Manoes is the overall winner of this week's Adrenaline Player of the Week contest, earning him a $25 gift card to Burger 25 in Toms River. His vote total was good for 31 percent of votes cast and it edged runner-up Joe Pati of Manchester (27 percent).

 

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