Baseball – Week 6 and 7 Player and Pitcher of the Week Winners
Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Week 6 and 7 Player of the Week
Christian Bauman, Shore
The Blue Devils freshman tore it up over a three-game stretch, going 7-for-11 with a double, six RBI and six runs scored in three Shore wins over Holmdel, Long Branch and Manville. He went 3-for-3 in the win over Manville and was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in the 6-5 win over Long Branch.
Bauman won a two-horse race against Jackson Liberty catcher David Melfi, defeating the Jackson Liberty catcher 53 to 43 percent among the 22,000-plus votes cast.
Week 6 and 7 Pitcher of the Week
Nick DeCarlo, Jackson Liberty
DeCarlo has become Jackson Liberty’s most versatile weapon on the mound, as the junior right-hander has served as both a starter and a reliever for coach Jim Rankin. During the two-week stretch in question, DeCarlo made two relief appearances against Donovan Catholic and Toms River East and racked up 5 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits, one walk and nine strikeouts. He struck out five in 3 1/3 scoreless against Toms River East in the OCT semifinals to keep Jackson Liberty in the game before the Lions ultimately fell, 7-2.
DeCarlo collected just shy of 50 percent of the more than 10,800 votes cast, which bested runner-up John Pizzaia of Raritan and his 26.7 percent. Point Beach senior Chris Russo also pulled in 16.2 percent of the vote.
Player and Pitcher of the Week Winners