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Toward the tail-end of the 2023 high-school baseball season, the Shore Conference baseball coaches made their picks for all-division honors within each division of the Shore Conference. Below is a video tip-of-the-cap to the award winners on the field, followed by a list of all the all-division selections and recap of the Players, Pitchers and Coaches of the Year in each of the six Shore Conference divisions.

Photo/Video Content Courtesy of: Shore Sports Network; Tom Smith, TSP Images; Ray Rich Photography; Dan Valerio, PBR New Jersey; GameChanger; Larry Murphy; Jennifer Bloomfield; Joelle Castaldo; Sam Fierra; Conor Gatsby; Harry Frieman; Cristian Bernardini; Eli Gries-Smith

2023 Shore Conference Baseball Coaches All-Division Teams and Awards

Note to the Reader: The following teams were compiled by a collection of head coaches within the Shore Conference. Shore Sports Network staff had no input in the selection of the teams and awards listed below. Stay tuned for Shore Sports Network's annual All-Shore Package, which will begin later this week.

Class A North All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CBraden WalshHowellJr..367, 3 2B, 4 HR, 13 R, 19 RBI, 2 SB
CDanny TsimbinosCBASo..307, 4 2B, 2 HR, 9 R, 21 RBI
1BR.J. KernanMidd. NorthSr..424, 4 2B, 2 HR, 14 R, 19 RBI
1BTom DiffleyColts NeckJr..354, 5 2B, 1 HR, 16 R, 13 RBI, 2 SB
INFHarrison CampiCBASr..333, 8 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 32 R, 15 RBI, 8 SB
INFRyan FronteraMidd. NorthSr..367, 9 2B, 3 HR, 23 R, 21 RBI, 11 SB
INFMike AvinoFreehold Twp.Jr..369, 5 2B, 1 3B, 20 R, 8 RBI, 8 SB
INFZach HamptonMidd. NorthSo..413, 4 2B, 1 HR, 23 R, 19 RBI
INFWyatt HuntCBASr..299, 6 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 18 R, 15 RBI, 5 SB
INFJames NittiCBASr..302, 18 R, 17 RBI, 18 R, 17 RBI, 8 SB
OFHunter DelGuercioCBASr..346, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 20 R, 21 RBI, 3 SB
OFCristian BernardiniManalapanSr..432, 9 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 16 R, 16 RBI, 10 SB
OFDylan BriggsMidd. NorthJr..461, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 21 R, 17 RBI, 11 SB
OFRussell HalvorsenHowellSr..299, 3 2B, 2 HR, 17 R, 9 RBI, 9 SB
DHDanny TalaricoMarlboroSr..367, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 10 R, 15 RBI, 5 SB
UTILGabe AhlemeyerMidd. NorthSo..281, 4 2B, 7 R, 12 RBI



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PChris LevonasCBAJr.5-1, 42.2 IP, 20 H, 12 BB, 73 K, 1.15 ERA
PAlex D'AmbrosioMarlboroSr.6-1, 49.2 IP, 25 H, 23 BB, 68 K, 1.83 ERA
PBrennan O'KeefeCBASr.3-1, 33 IP, 21 H, 20 BB, 34 K, 1.48 ERA
PNick HarnischCBASr.5-3, 41 IP, 33 H, 16 BB, 33 K, 2.22 ERA
PMason ChristopherMidd. SouthJr.4-4, 38.1 IP, 37 H, 23 BB, 51 K, 2.92 ERA
PTyler SpencerColts NeckSr.2-5, 47.1 IP, 57 H, 10 BB, 42 K, 3.86 ERA
UTILGabe AhlemeyerMidd. NorthSo.6-3, 54.2 IP, 43 H, 24 BB, 32 K, 2.46 ERA


Class A North Hitter of the Year

Cristian Bernardini, Sr., OF, Manalapan

Bernardini finished off his three-year varsity career at Manalapan by finishing near the top of the Class A North rankings in a multitude of categories. The Braves centerfielder finished third among hitters in the division in batting average (.432) and second in hits (35), walks (19), doubles (9), extra-base hits (12), on-base percentage (.545), slugging percentage (.630) and OPS (1.175).


Class A North Pitcher of the Year

Chris Levonas, Jr., RHP, Christian Brothers Academy

After a nagging elbow injury significantly limited Levonas during his sophomore season, the Colts right-hander broke out as a junior this past season. He opened his 2023 campaign with six perfect innings vs. Colts Neck and never looked back. His 73 strikeouts were the Shore’s fifth-highest total and he finished fifth in ERA (1.15) and first in WHIP (0.75) among Shore Conference pitchers with at least 40 innings of work during the season.


Class A North Co-Coaches of the Year

Marty Kenney Jr., CBA

In Kenney Jr.’s third full season as head coach of the Colts, CBA reclaimed the top spot in the Shore Conference Class A North division for the first time since 2018. During the postseason, the Colts reached the semifinals of both the Monmouth County and Shore Conference Tournaments, beating Ocean County Tournament champion Donovan Catholic to earn a spot in the SCT semifinals.

Ryan McCabe, Middletown North

Coming off its first ever NJSIAA Group championship a year ago, Middletown North again overcame a slow start and an inexperienced pitching staff to win the Class A North public division championship before making second straight run to a Central Jersey Group III championship. Although the Lions lost to Mainland in the Group III semifinals, they have the makings of a team that will again contend for a Group III title in 2024 after taking major strides during McCabe’s first five years at the helm.


Class A Central All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CShane AndrusRBCSr..420, 8 2B, 5 HR, 22 R, 29 RBI, 3 SB
CJake HowlettWallJr..427, 8 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 16 R, 31 RBI, 2 SB
1BFrank ScrivanicRBCSr..356, 11 2B, 1 3B, 26 R, 24 RBI
1BBrendan CieplenskyHolmdelSr..384, 9 2B, 2 3B, 11 R, 25 RBI, 3 SB
INFBilly TigarRaritanSr..455, 7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 33 R, 11 RBI, 22 SB
INFGabe CavazzoniWallSr..415, 10 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 26 R, 18 RBI, 19 SB
INFReece MoroneyRumson-FHSr..351, 5 2B, 3 HR, 26 R, 14 RBI, 10 SB
INFSean GriggsRBCJr..396, 4 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 26 R, 14 RBI
INFJeff BarhamShoreSr..381, 3 2B, 1 HR, 15 R, 18 RBI
INFJohn DunleavyShoreSr..349, 8 2B, 2 3B, 28 R, 14 RBI, 4 SB
OFEvan BoothMonmouthJr..355, 3 2B, 2 HR, 16 R, 14 RBI, 9 SB
OFDylan PassoRBCSo..329, 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 21 R, 21 RBI, 5 SB
OFMatt BrunnerRBCJr..319, 5 2B, 1 3B, 11 R, 28 RBI, 4 SB
OFJack RivaRumson-FHJr..388, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 21 R, 21 RBI, 4 SB
OFDan CalicariRaritanSr..359, 5 2B, 6 3B, 2 HR, 26 R, 16 RBI, 15 SB
OFDan FedorcoRaritanSr..316, 5 2B, 2 3B, 22 R, 9 RBI, 23 SB
DHE.J. StefanelliShoreJr..371, 4 2B, 5 HR, 24 R, 26 RBI, 4 SB
UTILAlex StanyekRBCSr..311, 11 2B, 4 HR, 32 R, 16 RBI, 5 SB
UTILJoey EspositoMonmouthSr..319, 5 2B, 2 3B, 12 R, 12 RBI, 9 SB



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PJackson HinchcliffeRumson-FHSr.6-2, 49 IP, 33 H, 9 BB, 63 K, 1.00 ERA
PJohn GoodesRumson-FHSr.4-0, 39 IP, 24 H, 30 BB, 32 K, 2.52 ERA
PDeclan LearyRBCJr.6-0, 33.2 IP, 20 H, 17 BB, 26 K, 1.04 ERA
PSteve SvensonRBCJr.5-4, 46.1 IP, 39 H, 12 BB, 43 K, 2.87 ERA
PPhil KramerRaritanJr.6-1, 45.1 IP, 46 H, 6 BB, 32 K, 1.39 ERA
UTILAlex StanyekRBCSr.3-0, 30 IP, 12 H, 10 BB, 46 K, 0.93 ERA
UTILJoey EspositoMonmouthSr.2-2, 12.2 IP, 9 H, 13 BB, 18 K, 5.53 ERA


Class A Central Co-Hitters of the Year

Shane Andrus, Sr., C, Red Bank Catholic

Playing through a sore foot for most of the season, Andrus followed up an All-Shore campaign in 2022 with an even better year at the plate as a senior. He finished third in Class A Central in batting average and on-base percentage, fourth in extra-base hits (13), second in homers (5), RBI (29) and slugging percentage (.704). Andrus cemented his status as a big-game hitter with a tournament slash line of .353/.429/.618 with 11 RBI in 12 games. In each 12 of those tournament games in which RBC played, Andrus recorded either a hit or an RBI.

Gabe Cavazzoni, Sr., SS, Wall

In his third year as Wall’s starting shortstop, Cavazzoni had his biggest year at the plate, finishing tied for first in the Shore Conference with 39 hits. His 15 extra-base hits were tied for first among players in the Class B North division and his 19 steals were the most of any player in the Shore Conference with at least 10 doubles.


Class A Central Pitcher of the Year

Declan Leary, Jr., RHP, Red Bank Catholic

Leary was shut down with arm fatigue after pitching in RBC’s first NJSIAA Tournament game, but up until that point, he made his case as the Pitcher of the Year in a Class A Central division stocked with quality arms – many of them on Leary’s own team. The junior finished a perfect 6-0 with an ERA just over 1.00 in 33 2/3 innings – a résumé that includes two wins over CBA, one over Rumson-Fair Haven and one over Pingry.


Class A Central Co-Coaches of the Year

Buddy Hausmann, Red Bank Catholic

No program had ever won four consecutive Shore Conference Tournament championships before Hausmann’s Caseys accomplished the feat this year and the victory was extra sweet considering the SCT final ended with RBC avenging a loss to Ranney in the Monmouth County Tournament final. The Caseys also won their first NJSIAA sectional championship for the first time since Hausmann pitched them to the Non-Public B title in 1997 – this time winning the program’s first ever sectional championship in a Non-Public A section.

Jeff Struble, Raritan

Through eight games to open this season, Raritan sat with an unsightly 1-7 record and even when things began to turn around, the Rockets were 3-9 after 12 games. Then, Raritan ripped off and 11-1 tear that carried the Rockets to a third-place tie in the Class A Central standings and a No. 7 seed in the Central Group II bracket. As has been the case at Raritan under Struble and his predecessor, T.J. O’Donnell, the Rockets could swing it: Raritan had eight players hit .300 or better and a ninth (catcher Robert Mulligan) who hit .297 with 13 extra-base hits.


Class A South All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CCristian SotoCentralJr..368, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 R, 15 RBI, 2 SB
CJoe NolanBrick Mem.Sr..380, 4 2B, 3 HR, 3 R, 22 RBI
1BRyan UshockTR EastSr..400, 10 2B, 1 HR, 10 R, 21 RBI, 2 SB
1BNiko DiamantopoulosSouthernSr..372, 8 2B, 2 3B, 16 R, 23 RBI
INFDom MasinoCentralSr..557, 9 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 28 R, 18 RBI, 11 SB
INFCharlie MeglioJackson MemSr..368, 5 2B, 9 HR, 19 R, 38 RBI, 3 SB
INFJustin DiazTR SouthSr..338, 1 2B, 16 R, 4 RBI, 5 SB
INFMatt FerraraTR EastSo..397, 8 2B, 1 3B, 24 R, 8 RBI, 11 SB
INFEvan KwortnikTR NorthSr..338, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 R, 13 RBI
INFTyler GarbooshianBrick Mem.Fr..340, 5 2B, 1 3B, 11 R, 14 RBI, 8 SB
INFJoe CordiBrick Mem.Sr..338, 4 2B, 2 3B, 17 R, 21 RBI, 3 SB
OFRay MulhernSouthernJr..337, 4 2B, 22 R, 12 RBI, 12 SB
OFNicco MariboBrick Mem.Jr..425, 11 2B, 1 3B, 29 R, 11 RBI, 17 SB
OFRyan SchmidtTR SouthSr..308, 3 2B, 1 3B, 9 R, 12 RBI, 5 SB
OFMatt KoblosJackson MemSr..329, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 28 R, 19 RBI, 7 SB
OFBrandon BrownSouthernSr..356, 7 2B, 2 3B, 26 R, 19 RBI, 5 SB
DHChris QuickBrickSo..343, 7 2B, 4 HR, 14 R, 16 RBI
DHGabe TomeiSouthernJr..338, 5 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 21 R, 13 RBI
UTILTy KazanowskyTR NorthSr..475, 13 2B, 2 HR, 15 R, 21 RBI, 2 SB
UTILBrenden LavalleeTR NorthSr..400, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 10 R, 13 RBI



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PBrady LesiakSouthernJr.6-0, 50.2 IP, 35 H, 18 BB, 62 K, 1.93 ERA
PAnthony MehmetJackson Mem.Sr.6-2, 54.2 IP, 48 H, 12 BB, 45 K, 1.02 ERA
PNick GarbooshianBrick Mem.Jr.6-2, 49.2 IP, 45 H, 21 BB, 54 K, 2.82 ERA
PRoger DreherSouthernJr.4-4, 35.2 IP, 28 H, 28 BB, 57 K, 3.34 ERA
PA.J. PiersonTR SouthSr.3-2, 43.2 IP, 27 H, 14 BB, 44 K, 2.24 ERA
PTyler BellCentralSr.3-4, 42.1 IP, 53 H, 12 BB, 38 K, 4.46 ERA



Class A South Co-Hitters of the Year

Charlie Meglio, Sr., 3B, Jackson Memorial

Although he missed out on a chance to start as a freshman on what would have been a loaded 2020 Jackson Memorial squad, Meglio still managed to rack up a school-record 109 RBI in three seasons. Setting that school record came with remarkable consistency, as Meglio drove in at least 35 in each season, with his 38 in 2023 the highest total of the three season-long numbers. Meglio’s nine homers this season placed him second in the Shore Conference and of those nine longballs, four of them either tied the game or gave Jackson Memorial the lead.

Dom Masino, Sr., SS, Central

A three-year starter at shortstop during a successful stretch of seasons for Central, Masino re-wrote the record books for a program with some legendary names filling up those pages. After setting a single-season school record with 37 runs scored as a junior, he broke four more records this season with his lofty batting average (.557), on-base percentage (.644), slugging percentage (1.014) and OPS (1.658). He led the Shore Conference in batting average and was second in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS – all while playing a superb defensive shortstop.


Class A South Pitcher of the Year

Brady Lesiak, Jr., RHP, South

Lesiak came into the year as a pitcher who could get the job done as a starter or a reliever and left it as one of the Shore’s top two-way players for a team that won a share of its first division championship since 1986. Three of Lesiak’s seven starts came against Jackson Memorial – the last of which was a complete-game effort that clinched Southern a share of the division championship. He also beat second-seeded Vineland in the South Group IV quarterfinals while also blasting a pair of homers.


Class A South Coach of the Year

Evan Rizzitello, Brick Memorial

While Southern and Jackson Memorial were slugging it out for the Class A South title from the very start of the season, Brick Memorial was regrouping from a slow start in preparation to make a furious run at the top spot in A South. Rizzitello’s team caught fire in the division, earned splits with both Southern and Jackson Memorial, and grabbed a share of the A South title – the Mustangs’ first piece of a division championship since 1995 and first ever as a member of Class A South. Brick Memorial’s first-place finish was all-the-more impressive considering returning All-Shore ace Brady Leach pitched only five innings in 2023.


Class B North All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CLou SpadaforaRanney5Y Sr..314, 2 2B, 3 3B, 10 R, 34 RBI, 5 SB
CNick QuagliatoNeptuneSr..309, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 13 R, 13 RBI, 2 SB
CA.J. GreenspanFreeholdSr..324, 5 2B, 3 R, 6 RBI
1BRyan CostelloRanneyJr..358, 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 24 R, 22 RBI, 6 SB
1BAndrew ZottarSJVSr..393, 3 2B, 1 3B, 10 R, 11 RBI, 5 SB
INFBen RobinsonOceanSo..326, 6 2B, 2 HR, 16 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB
INFCullen CondonManasquanSr..378, 6 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 20 R, 19 RBI, 8 SB
INFJack TallentRanneySr..410, 12 2B, 5 HR, 36 R, 33 RBI, 6 SB
INFBrett WehringerRanney5Y Sr..350, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 24 R, 22 RBI, 6 SB
INFDiego TavarezRanneySr..420, 5 2B, 2 HR, 40 R, 27 RBI, 10 SB
OFA.J. GraciaRanneySr..467, 7 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR, 49 R, 33 RBI, 12 SB
OFBrett PattenManasquanSr..427, 4 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 25 R, 19 RBI, 28 SB
OFCurt ChropuvkaRanneySo..323, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 23 R, 29 RBI, 7 SB
OFShane GarrettOceanSr..388, 9 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 24 R, 28 RBI, 4 SB
OFQuincy EsannasonNeptuneSr..323, 3 2B, 1 3B, 12 R, 4 RBI, 6 SB
DHMike McCormackSJVSo..375, 4 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 18 R, 31 RBI, 6 SB
DHGlen CantalupoRanneySr..378, 8 2B, 2 3B, 33 R, 23 RBI, 7 SB
UTILSean HartMatawanJr..353, 7 2B, 2 3B, 14 R, 15 RBI, 12 SB
UTILJack TinikNeptuneSr..364, 5 2B, 6 R, 9 RBI, 7 SB



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PNate RuthRed BankSr.3-1, 32 IP, 28 H, 19 BB, 58 K, 2.19 ERA
PBrandon FalcoMatawanJr.5-5, 58.2 IP, 42 H, 21 BB, 83 K, 1.55 ERA
PMatt KingOceanSr.7-1, 56.2 IP, 44 H, 22 BB, 76 K, 1.85 ERA
PJack O'SheaManasquanSr.3-1, 37.2 IP, 22 H, 16 BB, 59 K, 1.67 ERA
PMarcello MastroianniRanneySr.8-1, 47.1 IP, 31 H, 12 BB, 65 K, 1.77 ERA
PNick ConiglioRanney5Y Sr.7-1, 51 IP, 29 H, 11 BB, 82 K, 1.10 ERA


Class B North Hitter of the Year

A.J. Gracia, Sr., CF, Ranney

Expectations did not meet hype in Gracia’s first two seasons for reasons outside of his control: COVID and Tommy John Surgery. Even if there were a season in 2020, Gracia would not have participated due to an elbow injury that also limited him as a sophomore. Still, he showed promise in those younger years and finished his career by producing two of the greatest back-to-back seasons a Shore Conference player has ever authored. He hit 12 home runs for the second straight season, finishing one shy of the all-time Shore Conference career mark with 29. He led Ranney to its first Monmouth County Tournament championship while leading the conference in homers, walks (33), slugging percentage (1.052), OPS (1.680) and runs scored (49).


Class B North Pitcher of the Year

Nick Coniglio, Fifth-Year Sr., RHP, Ranney

Ranney boasted three pitchers on which it leaned in big games – Coniglio, Marcello Mastroianni and Gracia – and Coniglio was the most dominant of the three. The Northeastern-bound right-hander finished sixth in the Shore Conference in innings pitched, third in strikeouts, was one of five pitchers with at least seven wins and finished fourth in ERA (1.10) among pitchers at the Shore with at least 40 innings.


Class B North Coach of the Year

Kevin Frederick, Neptune

Neptune entered the 2023 season without a pitcher who posted an ERA better than 4.73 in 2022 and proceeded to open the new year by going 5-1 in its first six games and allowing no more than three runs in any of the five wins. The Scarlet Fliers have had better overall seasons under Frederick, but they have also had more proven teams and this year’s squad got back to the Shore Conference Tournament and finished tied for third in a competitive Class B North division. Frederick stepped down as head coach at the end of the season, ending a decade-long run that included a trip to the Central Jersey Group III sectional final in 2017, a winning campaign in 2019 and four straight NJSIAA Tournament appearances from 2019 through this past season.


Class B Central All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CNate ClaytonPt. BeachJr..368, 5 2B, 2 HR, 17 R, 28 RBI
CDave BookbinderSt. RoseSr..288, 2 2B, 20 R, 17 RBI, 5 SB
INFBryan MatuschatPt. BeachJr..394, 15 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 26 R, 24 RBI, 8 SB
INFColin ReinhardPt. BeachSr..435, 10 2B, 30 R, 29 RBI, 7 SB
INFJack TiernanSt. RoseJr..451, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 27 R, 25 RBI, 19 SB
INFPeter NolanSt. RoseFr..289, 2 2B, 16 R, 10 RBI
INFAndre JacksonLong BranchSr..322, 5 2B, 18 R, 16 RBI, 17 SB
INFNick BigottoHenry HudsonSr..403, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 24 R, 24 RBI, 8 SB
OFAnthony CrudoSt. RoseJr..381, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 25 R, 18 RBI, 2 SB
OFTommy ConroyPt. BeachFr..500, 5 2B, 36 R, 19 RBI, 20 SB
OFBrendan ShermanSt. RoseJr..345, 2 2B, 23 R, 13 RBI, 7 SB
OFDanny LubachPt. BeachFr..462, 5 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 31 R, 26 RBI, 8 SB
OFHayden KurdesHenry HudsonJr..480, 2 2B, 1 3B, 30 R, 18 RBI, 17 SB
OFTristan KnoblauchKeyportFr..367, 2 2B, 2 3B, 16 R, 10 RBI, 28 SB
DHDonny AntonucciKeansburgSr..313, 1 2B, 1 3B, 13 R, 9 RBI, 12 SB
UTILJack LomersonSt. RoseSr..456, 7 2B, 4 3B, 28 R, 37 RBI, 6 SB
UTILAiden FlynnKeansburgSr..256, 11 R, 8 RBI, 11 SB



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PKyle KolansPt. BeachSr.9-1, 48.1 IP, 37 H, 17 BB, 54 K, 1.74 ERA
PJames LarsenPt. BeachSr.2-3, 36.2 IP, 36 H, 11 BB, 36 K, 2.67 ERA
PBrendan BrophySt. RoseSo.4-0, 19 IP, 8 H, 7 BB, 31 K, 0.00 ERA
PWill ReyesLong BranchSr.5-2, 40.1 IP, 35 H, 34 BB, 69 K, 5.21 ERA
PAiden WintersHenry HudsonJr.5-1, 34.2 IP, 24 H, 26 BB, 67 K, 2.62 ERA
PErik SchmidtKeyportJr.2-3, 26.1 IP, 17 H, 15 BB, 48 K, 2.13 ERA


Class B Central Co-Hitters of the Year

Colin Reinhard, Sr., 2B, Point Pleasant Beach

A clutch hitter for the two-time Central Jersey Group I champions, Reinhard finished second in Class B Central in doubles (10) and RBI (29) and first in hits (37) in 2023 and had key RBI hits in two of his team’s biggest wins of the season – one vs. St. Rose and another vs. Middletown North.

Jack Lomerson, Sr., 3B, St. Rose

Also one of St. Rose’s top pitchers, Lomerson turned in a big senior season for the resurgent Purple Roses, leading all Class B North hitters in RBI (37) and triples (four) while placing third among the group in slugging percentage (.721). Lomerson’s 37 RBI were good for second in the entire Shore Conference, one shy of Jackson Memorial’s Charlie Meglio for the conference lead.


Class B Central Pitcher of the Year

Kyle Kolans, Sr., RHP, Point Pleasant Beach

Over the past two seasons, Kolans has been the big-game pitcher for a Point Beach team that won back-to-back NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I titles. This past year, the senior right-hander pitched the Garnet Gulls to their three biggest wins of the season: a regular-season win over St. Rose that salvaged a share of the Class B Central title; a 2-1 win over Middletown North that cemented Point Beach its first ever Top 10 finish in the Shore Conference; and a 4-1 win over Middlesex in the Central Group I championship game. In total, Kolans finished with a 9-1 record, which marked the most wins of any pitcher in the Shore Conference in 2023.


Class B Central Co-Coaches of the Year

Angelo Fiore, Point Pleasant Beach

A year ago, Point Beach broke through with its first ever NJSIAA sectional championship. Coming out of the 2023 season, the Garnet Gulls are a burgeoning dynasty in Central Jersey Group I after beating Middlesex in the sectional final for the second straight year. The Garnet Gulls started two freshman and two other new starters this season and still built on last year’s historic run – a sign coaches Angelo Fiore and Joe Mazza have Point Beach positioned to continue to improve in the coming years.

Rich Lanko, St. Rose

Although a winning record has eluded St. Rose since a strong showing in 2018, the Purple Roses – particularly this core of players – gained a lot from playing in the Class A Central division and improved through the end of the 2022 season. When St. Rose made the move back to Class B Central for this season, Lanko made sure his players were ready for the opportunity. St. Rose knocked off Point Beach in the first of two meetings and claimed a share of the Class B Central title – the Roses’ first division title since that 2018 campaign.


Class B South All-Division


Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
CCarson GudzakLaceySr..384, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 R, 15 RBI, 4 SB
1BJoe SclamaManchesterSr..421, 7 2B, 4 HR, 14 R, 17 RBI
INFMike KisseberthJackson LibertySo..460, 6 2B, 13 R, 9 RBI, 5 SB
INFConnor CilentoPt. BoroSr..424, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 23 R, 8 RBI, 17 SB
INFJacob FowlerPinelandsSr..417, 2 2B, 1 3B, 8 R, 3 RBI
INFJoe MaierDonovan Cath.Jr..358, 7 2B, 3 HR, 26 R, 22 RBI, 14 SB
INFNick BrunoBarnegatFr..405, 1 2B, 6 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB
OFGavin DegnanDonovan Cath.Sr..481, 7 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 38 R, 26 RBI, 35 SB
OFRyan ButchkoDonovan Cath.Sr..319, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 25 R, 33 RBI, 8 SB
DHTyler LevineDonovan Cath.So..378, 3 2B, 2 HR, 27 R, 22 RBI, 4 SB
UTILNoah QuinnLaceySr..303, 3 2B, 1 3B, 8 R, 8 RBI, 6 SB
UTILBryson KirbyPt. BoroJr..397, 2 2B, 3 HR, 14 R, 16 RBI, 11 SB



Pos.PlayerSchoolYr.2023 Stats
PEthan BloomfieldJackson LibertySr.5-2, 49.2 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 92 K, 0.85 ERA
PJack SramatyLaceySr.5-3, 43.2 IP, 45 H, 10 BB, 50 K, 1.28 ERA
PShaun O'KeefeDonovan Cath.5Y Sr.5-1, 39.1 IP, 25 H, 9 BB, 69 K, 1.60 ERA
PJake MarcianoDonovan Cath.Jr.3-2, 35.1 IP, 26 H, 11 BB, 62 K, 3.57 ERA
PJason BasilicataDonovan Cath.Sr.6-1, 30 IP, 29 H, 9 BB, 31 K, 2.57 ERA
PFrank KernManchesterSr.2-4, 46.1 IP, 45 H, 14 BB, 59 K, 2.72 ERA
PNoah QuinnLaceySr.2-4, 38 IP, 34 H, 13 BB, 49 K, 2.95 ERA
PBryson KirbyPt. BoroJr.4-2, 38.1 IP, 30 H, 26 BB, 72 K, 2.74 ERA


Class B South Hitter of the Year

Gavin Degnan, Sr., CF, Donovan Catholic

Degnan is another Shore Conference standout who likely missed out on starting as a freshman in 2020, but made up for lost time with three outstanding seasons. After clubbing seven homers during an All-Shore campaign in 2022, Degnan topped that with eight this season, tying him for third in the conference. Degnan also finished third at the Shore in slugging percentage (.914), OPS (1.503), runs scored (38) while finishing first in stolen bases (35), tied for first in hits (39), fourth in batting average (.481) and sixth in on-base percentage (.589). Two of his eight home runs were game-winning walk-offs – both of which came in tournament games within a five-day span.


Class B South Pitcher of the Year

Ethan Bloomfield, Sr., LHP, Jackson Liberty

By the numbers, no Shore Conference pitcher had a more dominant season than Bloomfield. The Jackson Liberty left-hander led the Shore Conference with 92 strikeouts while finishing eighth in innings pitched (49 2/3) and posted the best ERA (0.85) of any pitcher to throw at least 40 innings. In his biggest test of the season, Bloomfield took a shutout into the sixth inning against Donovan Catholic and lost 3-1 on three unearned runs. He later spun a seven-inning no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against Lacey – one of two seven-inning no-hitters in the Shore Conference in 2023.


Class B South Coach of the Year

Corey Hamman, Donovan Catholic

With each season since Corey Hamman took over the Donovan Catholic program in 2019, the Griffins have taken a significant step toward being one of the powerhouse programs in the Shore Conference and in the state. This season included some significant hardware, with Donovan Catholic winning its first outright Class B South championship with a 12-0 divisional record, winning the Ocean County Tournament for the first time ever and racking up a program-record 22 wins. The Griffins also finished No. 5 in the final Shore Sports Network Top 10 – their highest such finish and the top ranking of any school in Ocean County.


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