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SCT Watch
The baseball season at the Shore is humming along and there is plenty we already know: All the division championships are settled, the Monmouth County champion has been crowned and the Ocean County Tournament is down to four teams.
There are still, however, two whole tournaments to go and the Shore C…
Remembering Snotty
According to those who knew him, Matt Sinopoli had already spent much of his 24 years offering whatever help he could to others and enjoying himself while doing it. The former Rumson-Fair Haven baseball player and 2011 graduate planned to do a lot more of that during the rest of his life, and learni…
Every Pitch Counts
Barnegat head baseball coach Dan McCoy has had his share of legitimate high school aces – one of whom was his own son, Mark, and another who was the 12th overall pick in the last Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He has had opportunities to ride those aces to postseason glory but being …
Win-Win
On the baseball field, Jason Groome showed this past year he has a pretty good poker face.
As 17-year-old with a mid-90's fastball and one of the best breaking balls of any amateur player in the country, there was plenty of opportunity for bravado and braggadocio...
Familiar Footsteps
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment that Jason Groome transformed from talented high school pitcher to one of the best amateur prospects in the country, but J.M. Gold recalls the day it dawned on him.
A 15-year-old sophomore at the time, Groome carved up Jackson Memorial High School – one of the …
Clawing Back
LAKEWOOD – Life in the Minor Leagues is often an eye-opening experience for young baseball players and a significant part of the rude awakening are those bus rides.
The Lexington Legends – the Class-A affiliate of the defending World Champion Kansas City Royals – sat through a 12-hour bus ride to tra…
Flying Into May
At this point in the season, the Middletown South players love the comparisons with last year’s team. This year’s Eagles squad enters play Tuesday on a 10-game winning streak – four shy of matching last season’s 14-game surge that help Middletown…
Last of its Class
Red Bank Catholic head baseball coach Buddy Hausmann was not totally sure what to expect from his 2015 team, but he knew what people outside the program were saying and he made sure to share it with his players.
“There was a lot of talk about how we were going to be down this year,&CloseCurlyDo…
MLB Draft
Three Shore Conference baseball standouts - both past and present - heard their names called on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
Figuratively speaking, anyway.
"I was listening to all of the picks (on the MLB...
SCT Final Preview
Shore Conference Tournament Final
Sunday, June 1, 8 p.m.
At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
No. 4 Christian Brothers Academy (17-8) vs. No. 7 Barnegat (20-9)
As several Christian Brothers Academy players have articulated, their season is “all about putting balls on the wall,” which is to say that the season …
SCT Seeds/Pairings
Shore Conference Tournament Seeds
1. Freehold Township
2. Toms River East
3. Colts Neck
4. CBA
5. Central
6. Wall
7. Barnegat
8. St. John Vianney
9. Red Bank Catholic
10. Jackson Memorial
11. Toms River North
12. Jackson Liberty
13...
Seeding Projections
The landscape of Shore Conference baseball as it pertains to the Shore Conference Tournament is anything but clear, but it's not going to be any more clear than it is right now, which is some 36 hours before the SCT seeds will be released. Over the last week, Freehold Township has solidified it…

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