Baseball – Jackson Memorial’s Meglio Slugs His Way to Week 3 Player of the Week
Week 3 Ocean County Sports Medicine Player of the Week
Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial
The Jackson Memorial baseball team may not have an overpowering pitcher the way they have over the past half-decade, but the Jaguars definitely still has a middle-of-the-order hitter that can instill fear in pitchers of every kind.
Charlie Meglio is on a power surge to start the season, leading the Shore Conference with seven home runs, 28 RBI and a 1.029 slugging percentage. Now, the senior third baseman has a Week 3 Player of the Week Award to add to his early list of accolades.
Through the first 13 games of his senior season, Meglio is hitting .371/.555/1.029 with seven home runs, two doubles and 28 RBI. His homer and RBI totals, as well as his slugging percentage, lead the Shore Conference as the calendar shifts to April and during the Week 3 period, he hit four home runs and drove in 14 runs.
Meglio's Week 3 highlights were two two-homer games -- one in an 11-1 win over Jackson Liberty and the other in a 10-6 win over St. Joseph of Metuchen. The senior third-baseman hit a grand slam in each game, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to give the Jaguars a 10-6 lead over St. Joe's.
Meglio claimed this week's Player of the Week award with 23 percent of the votes cast, beating out runner-up Alex D'Ambrosio of Marlboro (19 percent). Four other candidates cracked a double-digit percentage: St. Rose's Jack Tiernan (12.4 percent), Red Bank's Nate Ruth (11.1), Monmouth's Joey Esposito (11.1) and Long Branch's Will Reyes (10.1).
For winning the Player of the Week award, Meglio will receive a Player of the Week shirt courtesy of Ocean County Sports Medicine.