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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 10 though April 16) 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

Casey Gardiner, Colts Neck: Went 6-for-8 with a double, triple homer and five RBI in Colts Neck’s two wins last week over Marlboro and Manalapan.

Class A North Honorable Mention: Dan Talarico, Marlboro; Mike Kansky, Marlboro; Hunter DelGuercio, CBA; Zaine Toneske, CBA; Danny Tsimbinos, CBA; James Nitti, CBA; Chris Levonas, CBA; Nick Harnisch, CBA; Logan Koeppel, Howell; Jack Gartenstein, Howell; Lou D’Alessio, Middletown South; Ben Schild, Middletown South; Mike Avino, Freehold Twp.; Aidan Galvanek, Freehold Twp.; Lex Nelsen, Freehold Twp.; Kyle McCarthy, Colts Neck; Tom Diffley, Colts Neck; Anthony Vallaro, Colts Neck; Joe Dionisio, Manalapan; A.J. Tanico, Manalapan; Christian D’Angelo, Manalapan; Cristian Bernardini, Manalapan


Class A Central Player of the Week

Parker Shenman, Rumson-Fair Haven: On top of going 5-for-8 with a double, triple, homer and five RBI during a 3-0 week for Rumson, Shenman kept up his clutch contributions with a go-ahead two-run single in a 4-2 win over Holmdel – his second straight game delivering a game-winning RBI hit.

Class A Central Honorable Mention: Jake Howlett, Wall; Matt Johnson, Wall; Triur Brown, Wall; Jackson Hinchcliffe, Rumson-Fair Haven; Jackson Gallagher, Rumson-Fair Haven; Reece Moroney, Rumson-Fair Haven; Christian Zito, Monmouth; C.J. Sears, Shore; John Dunleavy, Shore; Dom Mallamaci, Red Bank Catholic; Alex Stanyek, Red Bank Catholic; Steve Svenson, Red Bank Catholic; Billy Tigar, Raritan; Robert Mulligan, Raritan; Matt Iulo, Holmdel


Class A South Player of the Week

Ty Kazanowsky, Toms River North: Punished the ball to the tune of 5-for-10 with two doubles, two homers and four RBI at the plate.

Class A South Honorable Mention: Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial; Anthony Mehmet, Jackson Memorial; Matt Ferrara, Toms River East; Ryan Ushock, Toms River East; Chris Quick, Brick; Kyle Knowsley, Brick; Cristian Soto, Central; Tyler Bell, Central; Trevor Policastro, Central; Evan Kwortnik, Toms River North; Niko Diamantopoulos, Southern; Brady Lesiak, Southern; Steven Miller; A.J. Pierson, Toms River South; Chris Hastings, Toms River South; Rob Abatemarco, Toms River South; Nick Garbooshian, Brick Memorial; Mike Gioia, Brick Memorial


Class B North Player of the Week

Mike McCormack, St. John Vianney: Turned in one of the most eye-popping offensive games of any Shore player this season, going 4-for-4 with a double, homer and nine RBI in a 14-0 win over then-unbeaten Neptune.

Class B North Honorable Mention: Dylan Vowteras, Manasquan; Cullen Condon, Manasquan; Brett Patten, Manasquan; Jack O’Shea, Manasquan; Nick Quagliato, Neptune; Adam Greenspan, Freehold Boro; Anthony Vingelli, Freehold Boro; Andrew Zottar, St. John Vianney; Matt King, Ocean; Shane Garrett, Ocean; Andrew Gendi, Matawan; Brandon Falco, Matawan; A.J. Gracia, Ranney; Jack Tallent, Ranney; Marcello Mastroianni, Ranney; Ryan Robinson, Red Bank


Class B Central Player of the Week

Mike Burke, Keansburg: Went 4-for-8 with a double and four RBI at the plate and earned a win in relief last week as the Titans swept rival Keyport.

Class B Central Honorable Mention: Donny Antonucci, Keansburg; Phil Sears, Keansburg; Tristan Knoblauch, Keyport; Erik Schmidt, Keyport; Matt Lorme, Long Branch; Danny Lubach, Point Beach; Quinn Cali, Point Beach; John Coakley, Point Beach; Nate Clayton, Point Beach; Jack Lomerson, St. Rose; Jack Tiernan, St. Rose; Dave Bookbinder, St. Rose


Class B South Player of the Week

Joe Sclama, Manchester: Homered twice last week and both longballs came late in the game. The first was a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning of a 4-1 Manchester win over Point Boro and No. 2 was a two-run shot to put the Hawks up 5-2 on Barnegat in the seventh before the Bengals rallied to win in eight innings.

Class B South Honorable Mention: Liam Cooper, Barnegat; Gavin Degnan, Donovan Catholic; Matt Mason, Donovan Catholic; Rocco Scarpitti, Donovan Catholic; Shaun O’Keefe, Donovan Catholic; Joe Inkrote, Manchester; Frank Kern, Manchester; Noah Quinn, Lacey; Anthony Eckerson, Lacey; Rylan Messina, Lacey; Ethan Anderson, Lacey; Jack Sramaty, Lacey; Mike Kisseberth, Jackson Liberty; Gavin DeGregorio, Jackson Liberty; Ethan Bloomfield, Jackson Liberty; Dan Maher, Pinelands; Shane Ryan, Point Boro; Tommy Laspina, Point Boro; Wyatt Dewysockie, Point Boro


Wild Cards

C.J. Sears, Shore: Went a combined 6-for-8 with seven RBI Shore’s wins last week over Wall and Red Bank.

Hunter DelGuercio, CBA: Led a CBA scoring barrage during a 4-0 week by going 8-for-14 with a double, homer and eight RBI – most of which came during a tournament championship run in North Carolina.

Niko Diamantopoulos, Southern: In back-to-back wins over Toms River South, Diamantopoulos was 6-for-7 with two doubles a triple and six RBI as Southern piled up 25 runs in the two one-sided victories.

A.J. Gracia, Ranney: Closed out a 3-1 win over Manasquan with two scoreless innings, struck out seven and left the mound with the lead in his team’s Saturday loss to Delbarton and went 4-for-8 with a double, two homers and four RBI during a 2-1 week for the Shore’s No. 1 team.

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