VOTE: Ocean County Sports Medicine Week 3 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 17 though April 23) 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
Alex D’Ambrosio, Marlboro: Struck out 13 in a three-hitter and tripled in two runs in a win over Freehold Township while going 5-for-13 with a double, triple and five RBI at the plate for the week.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Michael Consolazio, Marlboro; Zaine Toneske, CBA; Jack Mocik, CBA; Nick Harnisch, CBA; Brennan O’Keefe, CBA; Braden Walsh, Howell; Ben Schild, Middletown South; Brendan Sliva, Middletown South; Matt Sliva, Middletown South; Brevin Bezick, Middletown South; Anthony Vallaro, Colts Neck; John O’Connor, Colts Neck; Cristian Bernardini, Manalapan; Chris Silva, Manalapan; Joe Dionisio, Manalapan; Lex Nelsen, Freehold Twp.; Mike Avino, Freehold Twp.; Ryan Kopf, Freehold Twp.; R.J. Kernan, Middletown North; Gabe Ahlemeyer, Middletown North
Class A Central Player of the Week
Joey Esposito, Monmouth: At the plate, Esposito went 6-for-11 with two doubles and four RBI and pitched a clutch seventh inning to pick up the win over Raritan, which ended with a walk-off finish in the bottom of the seventh.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Blake Cavazzoni, Wall; T.J. Legere, Wall; Jake Howlett, Wall; Frank Scrivanic, Red Bank Catholic; Alex Stanyek, Red Bank Catholic; Dan Fedorco, Raritan; Alan Warren, Raritan; Evan Booth, Monmouth; Christian Zito, Monmouth; Bobby Davidson, Monmouth; Aaron Del Tin, Rumson-Fair Haven; Jackson Gallagher, Rumson-Fair Haven; Spencer Hobson, Rumson-Fair Haven; Jeff Barham, Shore
Class A South Player of the Week
Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial: The most dominant force at the plate in the Shore Conference this season, Meglio crushed four homers and drove in 14 runs last week – including a game-winning grand slam in a two-homer game vs. St. Joseph of Metuchen.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial; Aidan O’Donnell, Jackson Memorial; Nick Rizzo, Jackson Memorial; Dean Daddio, Jackson Memorial; Matt Ferrara, Toms River East; Luke Brush, Toms River East; Nicco Maribo, Brick Memorial; Nick Garbooshian, Brick Memorial; Chris Quick, Brick; Elijah Kiernan, Central; Cristian Soto, Central; Tyler Bell, Central; Trevor Policastro, Central; Jon Loalbo, Toms River North; Brendan Lavallee, Toms River North; Brady Lesiak, Southern; Niko Diamantopoulos, Southern; A.J. Pierson, Toms River South
Class B North Player of the Week
Nate Ruth, Red Bank: With his 18-strikeout, three-hit shutout against Manasquan, Ruth pitched one of the best games of the year in the Shore Conference.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Jack Dawson, Manasquan; Cullen Condon, Manasquan; Connor Voelkson, Manasquan; Brett Patten, Manasquan; Joe Juliano, Neptune; Quincy Esannason, Neptune; Brennan Moloughney; Jack Hyman, Red Bank; Hoyt Smith, Red Bank; Brandon Falco, Matawan; Jack Sassa, Matawan; Sean Hart, Matawan; Nick Mirto, St. John Vianney; Andrew Zottar, St. John Vianney; Nick Montello, Freehold Boro; James Hare, Ranney; Jack Tallent, Ranney; Nick Coniglio, Ranney; Tommy Kowaliwskyj, Ocean; Matt King, Ocean; Shane Garrett, Ocean
Class B Central Player of the Week
Will Reyes, Long Branch: Long Branch’s offense has picked up lately and Reyes had a strong week, going 6-for-13 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI while also tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Carteret.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Donny Antonucci, Keansburg; Phillip Sears, Keansburg; Carter Williams, Keyport; Erik Schmidt, Keyport; Romeo Martinez, Long Branch; John Coakley, Point Beach; Liam Dolan, Point Beach; Aiden Winters, Henry Hudson; Hayden Kurdes, Henry Hudson; Jack Tiernan, St. Rose; Brendan Brophy, St. Rose; Cris Rosario, Lakewood
Class B South Player of the Week
Connor Cilento, Point Boro: On top of going 5-for-9 with a triple, homer, three RBI and five runs scored in a 2-1 week for the Panthers, Cilento broke Point Boro’s all-time stolen base record.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Patrick Mackie, Barnegat; Liam Cooper, Barnegat; Nick Bruno, Barnegat; Gavin Degnan, Donovan Catholic; Tyler Levine, Donovan Catholic; Ryan Butchko, Donovan Catholic; Jason Basilicata, Donovan Catholic; Shaun O’Keefe, Donovan Catholic; Jake Marchiano, Donovan Catholic; Joe Inkrote, Manchester; Colton Sitarik, Manchester; Joe Sclama, Manchester; Carson Gudzak, Lacey; Brett Benecke, Jackson Liberty; Kaden Inman, Pinelands; Shane Ryan, Point Boro
Dom Masino, Central: Totally tore it up last week by going 9-for-14 with a double, three home runs, eight runs scored and four RBI.
A.J. Pierson, Toms River South: Notched a complete-game victory vs. Brick while going 2-for-2 with three RBI at the plate.
Jack Tiernan, St. Rose: Struck out seven in five scoreless, two-hit innings while going 2-for-3 with two RBI in St. Rose’s 5-0 win over St. John Vianney in the first round of the Monmouth County Tournament.
Jack Tallent, Ranney: Tallent just keeps hitting and last week, he went 6-for-13 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI.