Baseball – Rumson’s Parker Shenman Rides Hot Streak to Week 2 Player of the Week
Week 2 Ocean County Sports Medicine Player of the Week
Parker Shenman, Rumson-Fair Haven
With an experienced pitching staff and two standout position players back in its lineup, Rumson-Fair Haven entered the 2023 season positioned to remain among the Shore Conference's best baseball teams, provided the Bulldogs could develop some depth in the batting order.
Sophomore Parker Shenman opened the season as part of that depth, but within the first week of the season, he has become central to the operation.
During his Player-of-the-Week performance, Shenman went 5-for-8 in three Rumson-Fair Haven wins over Holmdel, Monmouth Regional and St. Rose -- all teams that currently sport records of .500 or better.
Shenman was particularly disruptive vs. Holmdel, a team that is 7-0 outside of its two losses to Rumson through Saturday's action. After hitting the go-ahead two-run double in an extra-inning win over the Hornets on April 8, he again broke Holmdel's collective back again on April 11 with a tiebreaking two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to give the Bulldogs a 4-2 win.
Later in that week, Shenman hit his first career home run when he took Monmouth Regional ace Aiden Denton deep in a 10-2 Rumson win. The sophomore centerfielder then capped his week with an RBI triple in a 5-0 win over St. Rose.
Shenman collected 24.1 percent of the vote to win a tight race for the Week 2 award, beating out Colts Neck junior Casey Gardiner (22.8 percent) and Manchester senior Joe Sclama (21.7).
For winning the Player of the Week award, Shenman will receive a Player of the Week shirt courtesy of Ocean County Sports Medicine.