Mike Mercier

Mr. Perfect
LAKEWOOD - Like every other player in Monday's Shore Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Park, Monmouth Regional senior Paul Birzin wanted to end his high school career on a high note.
That is a slightly tougher proposition for Birzin given his standards: the highlight of…
Instant Classic
Both dugouts looked toward the home plate, each one imploring the umpire to signal opposing calls.
The occupants of Middletown North dugout and the Lions baseball players on the field were certain the line drive that Manasquan senior Tommy Sheehan ripped beyond the fence down the right-field line in …
Role-Reversal
MIDDLETOWN - In each of the last two years, Middletown North has had chances to beat Middletown South but could never put away its rival.
Monday's season opener was looking like another squandered opportunity with three outs to go, but the Lions - ranked No...
Ras Dazzles
Story by Ella Brockway
SSN Correspondent
MIDDLETOWN -- It was a combination of strong, consistent pitching, a six-run sixth inning, and some blue-chip defense that led the Middletown North baseball team to a 7-1 win over St. John Vianney in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament Saturday …