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Adrenaline Week 6 Player of the Week

Andrew Fischer, Wall

Fischer absolutely feasted last week for a Wall team that scored a whopping 50 runs in three wins over Freehold Boro (twice) and Red Bank. The junior slugger and Duke University commit was 5-for-7 with two walks and all five hits went for extra-bases: two doubles, a triple and two home runs.

The power surge led to seven RBI for Fischer over the course of the week, making him one of two players from the Crimson Knights to drive in seven runs during the week, with junior Nick Lovarco the other.

Wall junior Andrew Fischer. (Photo by Steve Meyer)
Wall junior Andrew Fischer. (Photo by Steve Meyer)

Fischer has been one of the Shore's top hitters since the start of the season, posting a slash line of .400/.602/.800 with 13 extra-base hits, 21 RBI, 25 runs and 31 walks drawn against only 13 strikeouts.

With 24 percent of the vote, Fischer won this week's award by a razor-thin margin, finishing five votes ahead of runner-up Ryan Turner of Brick Memorial.


Adrenaline Week 6 Pitcher of the Week

Chris Gonzalez, Raritan

Coming off a tough, extra-inning loss to Red Bank Catholic that essentially knocked Raritan out of the running for a share of the Class A Central title, the Rockets needed to bounce back the next day against Monmouth in the Monmouth County Tournament opening round.

The offense did not offer much against Falcons No. 1 starter Aiden Denton, but Gonzalez had his team covered. The senior fired a two-hit shutout with three walks and six strikeouts to pitch Raritan to a 1-0 win, earning a third meeting with Red Bank Catholic when the two teams meet in the MCT round of 16 next week.

Raritan senior Chris Gonzalez, pictured during the summer of 2020. (Photo by Steve Meyer)
Raritan senior Chris Gonzalez, pictured during the summer of 2020. (Photo by Steve Meyer)

Gonzalez also doubles as the team's shortstop when he is not on the mound and carried his quality pitching over into this week, when he pitched Raritan to a 9-3 road win over Delaware Valley in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II first round.

As the top voter-getter between the two contests, Gonzalez will receive a $25 gift card to Burger 25 in Toms River. He collected 26.5 percent of the vote to beat out four other performers who earned at least 13 percent: Brick Memorial's Cole Manfro (19 percent), Freehold Township's Matt Villapiano (16),  Jackson Memorial's Zach Crotchfelt (15) and Donovan Catholic's Matt Colucci (13).


LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.


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