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Adrenaline Week 1 Player of the Week

Shane Sajewicz, Central

The headline player on Central heading into the year was Cam Leiter and after one week, it was a long list for a team that scored 26 runs in the first two games.

Sajewicz was the Golden Eagles’ hit machine during Week 1, going 7-for-13 with two doubles and eight RBI to lead the team in average (.538) and RBI. The junior left-hander also gave Central three innings of work on the mound in Thursday’s 13-10 win over Southern, allowing two runs and striking out five.

As the top vote-getter between the two polls, Sajewicz is the winner of a $25 gift card to Burger 25 in Toms River. He nearly doubled up runner-up Reece Moroney of Rumson-Fair Haven, whose team happened to beat Central on Saturday behind the sophomore second baseman's big day.

Red Bank Catholic senior Shane Panzini. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Week 1 Pitcher of the Week

Shane Panzini, Red Bank Catholic

Panzini entered the season regarded as one of the state's best pitchers and a potential early-round pick in the MLB Draft and he has not disappointed so far. The Caseys senior put on a clinic in two outings to start the year - one on opening day and another five days later at one of the state's premiere showcase events of the high-school season.

After firing a two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts at Toms River North on April 19, he one-upped himself with a one-hitter and 15 punchouts in a win over Delbarton on Saturday at the Autism Awareness Challenge in North Brunswick. So for those keeping track, in two starts, Panzini is 2-0 with 29 strikeouts, four walks and three hits allowed in 14 shutout innings.

 

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