VOTE: Ocean County Sports Medicine Week 1 Baseball Player of the Week
Each week, Shore Sports Network recognizes the top performers in Shore Conference Baseball and gives the fans a chance to choose the best of the best. Below are the six Players of the Week in each of the six Shore Conference baseball divisions, plus four wild-card candidates. Read about their success from last week (April 3 though April 9) and vote for the player who stood out as the overall Player of the Week.
Vote once per hour in the poll at the bottom of this post until the poll closes Thursday at 10 p.m. The winner will be announced on Friday.
Class A North Player of the Week
Chris Levonas, CBA: Fired six perfect innings with 10 strikeouts in CBA’s season-opening win over Colts Neck and departed with 67 pitches.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Mike Kansky, Marlboro; Michael Consolazio, Marlboro; Lawrence Elinson, Marlboro; Alex D’Ambrosio, Marlboro; Hunter DelGuercio, CBA; Zaine Toneske, CBA; Russell Halvorsen, Howell; Braden Walsh, Howell; Brendan Roche, Middletown South; Matt Sliva, Middletown South; Lex Nelsen, Freehold Twp.; Ryan Frontera, Middletown North; Eddie Patrick, Middletown North; Dylan Briggs, Middletown North; Leo Vitale, Manalapan; Casey Gardiner, Colts Neck
Class A Central Player of the Week
Max Woodward, Holmdel: Pitched in each of Holmdel’s first three games, closing out a combined no-hitter on opening day, saving the second win in three days over Raritan, then pitching five solid innings vs. No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven. Also went 4-for-7 with two doubles.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Gabe Cavazzoni, Wall; Jake Howlett, Wall; Zach Szatkowski, Wall; Brandon Cieplensky, Holmdel; Luke Buda, Holmdel; Alex Stanyek, Red Bank Catholic; Sean Griggs, Red Bank Catholic; John Goodes, Rumson-Fair Haven; Declan Leary, Red Bank Catholic; Frank Scrivanic, Red Bank Catholic; Parker Shenman, Rumson-Fair Haven; Christian Simonsen, Shore; Aiden Denton, Monmouth
Class A South Player of the Week
Brady Lesiak, Southern: Picked up a win in relief in a season-opening win, then knocked in the go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh before closing out a second win in three days for Southern over Central.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial; Matt Koblos, Jackson Memorial; Jack Mika, Toms River East; Gavin Toth, Toms River East; Chris Quick, Brick; Kyle Knowsley, Brick; Dom Masino, Central; Brayden Lowden, Central; Trevor Policastro, Central; Ty Kazanowsky, Toms River North; Kieran Mulholland, Toms River North; Jimi Popp, Brick Memorial; Joey Nolan, Brick Memorial; Nick Garbooshian, Brick Memorial; Gabe Tomei, Southern; Niko Diamantopoulos, Southern; Chris Hastings, Toms River South; Ryan Schmidt, Toms River South
Class B North Player of the Week
Nick Coniglio, Ranney: After teammate Marcello Mastrioanni pitched a season-opening no-hitter, Coniglio did him one better by pitching a five-inning perfect game with 12 strikeouts to complete a Ranney sweep of Red Bank.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Cullen Condon, Manasquan; Jack O’Shea, Manasquan; Brett Patten, Manasquan; Joe Juliano, Neptune; Quincy Esannason, Neptune; Andrew Zottar, St. John Vianney; Owen Murtha, St. John Vianney; Marcello Mastroianni, Ranney; Glen Cantalupo, Ranney; Diego Tavarez, Ranney; Curtis Chropuvka, Ranney; A.J. Gracia, Ranney; Shane Garrett, Ocean; Connor Tongring, Ocean; Matt King, Ocean
Class B Central Player of the Week
Nick Bigotto, Henry Hudson: Recorded a one-out save in a season-opening, 3-2 win over Keyport, then picked up the win on the mound while going 2-for-4 with two RBI at the plate two days later to help the Admirals complete the sweep of the Red Raiders.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Erik Schmidt, Keyport; Andre Jackson, Long Branch; Will Reyes, Long Branch; John Coakley, Point Beach; Tommy Conroy, Point Beach; Kyle Kolans, Point Beach; Nat Clayton, Point Beach; Dave Bookbinder, St. Rose; Aiden Winters, Henry Hudson; Jiovanni Genao, Lakewood
Class B South Player of the Week
Noah Quinn, Lacey: Opened the season with a six-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and also went 5-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBI in two Lions wins over Pinelands.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Gavin Degnan, Donovan Catholic; Ryan Butchko, Donovan Catholic; Colton Sitarik, Manchester; Joe Inkrote, Manchester; Anthony Eckerson, Lacey; Jack Sramaty, Lacey; Richie Nowak, Lacey; Mike Kisseberth, Jackson Liberty; Ethan Bloomfield, Jackson Liberty; Jake Fowler, Pinelands; Bryson Kirby, Point Boro
Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial: Delivered in the clutch twice against Toms River North, first with a go-ahead three-run double in an opening-day win, then with a three-run home run and crucial defensive play two days later.
Shane Garrett, Ocean: Picked up a win in two appearances on the mound and went 6-for-12 with two doubles and a triple for the unbeaten Spartans.
Mike Kanskey, Marlboro: Led Marlboro’s high-scoring start on offense by going 6-for-9 with two doubles and five RBI during a 3-0 start for the Mustangs.
Mike Kisseberth, Jackson Liberty: Starred at the plate (6-for-7, double, three RBI) and on the mound (3 2/3 innings, no earned runs, six strikeouts) for the Lions.