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.

Toms River South senior outfielder Russell Messler has been selected to his third Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup team. (Photo by Scott Stump)

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

Third basemen

Matt Kurdewan, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Joey Rose, So., Toms River North


Al Molina, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Jon Meola, Jr., Toms River East

Second basemen

Ryan Wares, Sr., Howell

Brendan Madigan, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

First basemen

Tyler Kapuscinski, Jr., Colts Neck

John Moschella, Jr., CBA

Designated hitters

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

Rob Napolitano, Jr., C, Howell