Each week, Shore Sports Network will select its Players and Pitchers of the Week in Monmouth and Ocean County, as well as an overall Shore Conference Player of the Week. We are also giving you an opportunity to choose your Player and Pitcher of the Week in the Shore Conference.

Below is the Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 3 (April 15 through 21) in each of the six Shore Conference divisions, plus two wild cards for each. Vote for the player and pitcher you think are most deserving and keep voting and check back on Thursday for the winner. Vote once per hour until the polls close at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Week 2 Players of the Week

Monmouth County Player of the Week: Brendan Sherman, Sr., OF, St. Rose

Ocean County Player of the Week: Gavin Toth, Jr., C, Toms River East

Shore Conference Player of the Week: Check back Thursday

Class A North Player of the Week

Danny Tsimbinos, CBA

During a week in which he went 4-for-12 at the plate with eight RBI, all of Tsimbinos’s hits went for extra bases, including two home runs and a double that he rifled off the top of the fence at CBA.

Class A North Honorable Mention: Brevin Bezick, Middletown South; Ronan Kiely, Colts Neck; Kyle McCarthy, Colts Neck; Chris Silva, Manalapan; Jared Matejicka, CBA; Casey Gardiner, Colts Neck; Joe Dionisio, Manalapan; Erik Johnson, Manalapan; Nick Diadema, Marlboro; Anthony Martino, Marlboro

Class A Central Player of the Week

Mike Milevoi, Monmouth

Monmouth went 3-0 last week and Milevoi contributed on both the mound and at the plate to help lead the way. He went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI in an 8-3 win over Rumson-Fair Haven, then pitched the first 5 2/3 innings of his team’s 7-3, 11-inning win over Raritan.

Class A Central Honorable Mention: Dylan Passo, Red Bank Catholic; Jack Riva, Rumson-Fair Haven; T.J. Legere, Wall; Rob Stock; Shore; James Vallillo, Holmdel; Matt Iulo, Holmdel; Evan Booth, Monmouth; Brandon Geiger, Monmouth; Travis Evernham, Raritan; Alan Warren, Raritan; Charlie Stumberger, Red Bank Catholic; D.J. Ylagan, Rumson-Fair Haven; Brayden Ward, Rumson-Fair Haven; Mike Horowitz, Wall; Liam Hennelly, Shore; E.J. Stefanelli, Shore

Class A South Player of the Week

Gavin Toth, Toms River East

The Raiders catcher went off this week, going 6-for-11 at the plate (.545) with a triple, home run and 10 RBI, including a homer and five RBI in an 11-1 win over Bayonne Sunday at the Autism Awareness benefit in North Brunswick.

Class A South Honorable Mention: Brody Moore, Brick Memorial; Dan Golembewski, Brick Memorial; David Marcus, Brick; Jack Tietjen, Central; Tyler Huzzy, Jackson Memorial; Nick Izzo; Jacob Soto, Jackson Memorial; Ray Mulhern, Southern; Gabe Tomei, Southern; Brady Lesiak, Southern; Blake Glory, Southern; Matt Ferrara, Toms River East; James Whalen, Toms River East; Joey DiMeo, Toms River East; Enzo Scarpa, Toms River North; Ben McEwan, Toms River South; Jaden Geremia, Toms River South; Tyler Kopin, Toms River South

Class B North Player of the Week

Mike McCormack, St. John Vianney

In the last three games of last week, McCormack was 6-for-10 with four doubles, a triple and six RBI, helping St. John Vianney sweep Red Bank in a Class B North divisional series by going 4-for-7 with four RBI in those two games. He also went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI against Middletown South in a 3-2 Monmouth County Tournament loss.

Class B North Honorable Mention: Curtis Chropuvka, Ranney; Bryan McCartin, Matawan; Ryan Costello, Ranney; Ben Robinson, Ocean; Tommy Ruth, Red Bank; Tim Kelly, Red Bank; Matt Koenig, Manasquan; Carl Christie, Neptune; Jack Gamba-Ellis, Neptune; Connor Tongring, Ocean; Nick Mirto, St. John Vianney; Tyler Kuncken, Freehold Boro; Nick Montello, Freehold Boro; Sean Hart, Matawan; Mark Kovach, Matawan; Justin Kauffman, Ranney; Nate Fuller, Ranney; Brody Mauro, Ranney

Class B Central Player of the Week

Brennan Sherman, St. Rose

The Purple Roses senior raked to the tune of .625 (5-for-8) with two doubles and four RBI as St. Rose put together another undefeated week. The highlight was a 4-3 win over Manalapan in the Monmouth County Tournament, in which Sherman went 1-for-3 with with an RBI.

Class B Central Honorable Mention: Antonio Acevedo, Point Beach; Noah Banick, Point Beach; Mikey Clayton, Keansburg; Phil Sears, Keansburg; David Ortore, Henry Hudson; Jacob Pinto, Keyport; Chris Parmigiani, Henry Hudson; Hayden Kurdes, Henry Hudson; Dan Metrick, Keyport; Noah Hoogmoed, Long Branch; Kellen Campbell, Long Branch; Romeo Martinez, Long Branch; Dan Lubach, Point Beach; Quinn Cali, Point Beach; Nick Chathuant, Asbury Park; Jack Tiernan, St. Rose; Anthony Crudo, St. Rose

Class B South Player of the Week

Bryson Kirby, Point Boro

Kirby hit .500 (7-for-14) with two doubles at the plate last week and allowed two earned runs in 11 innings on the mound with 19 strikeouts in outings against Jackson Liberty and Toms River South.

Class B South Honorable Mention: Jayson Bennett, Point Boro; Brett Benecke, Jackson Liberty; Evan Palmer, Manchester; Anthony Carino, Manchester; Nick Malinowski, Barnegat; Anthony Eckerson, Lacey; Ethan Anderson, Lacey; Shane Trangone, Lacey; Joe Bentivegna, Manchester; Logan Russo, Pinelands; T.J. Nugent, Pinelands; Brian Simoes, Point Boro; Ryder Simpson, Donovan Catholic; Joe Maier, Donovan Catholic

Wild Cards

Dylan Passo, Red Bank Catholic

In four games last week, the Notre Dame commit was 6-for-11 (.545) with five doubles, six runs scored and seven RBI.

Jack Riva, Rumson-Fair Haven

The Bulldogs picked up two wins last week and Riva led the high-scoring attack each time. The senior was 5-for-12 with four doubles and a home run in four games during the week, including a combined 4-for-7 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI in wins over Manasquan and Caldwell.

Week 2 Pitchers of the Week

Monmouth County Pitcher of the Week: Nick Plevier, So., LHP, Wall

Ocean County Pitcher of the Week: Jack Mika, Sr., LHP, Toms River East

Shore Conference Pitcher of the Week: Check back Thursday

Class A North Pitcher of the Week

Mason Christopher, Middletown South

The Eagles left-hander picked up two wins in two starts last week, spinning six scoreless, three-hit innings in a win over Howell and pitching a complete game in a win over St. John Vianney in the MCT.

Class A North Honorable Mention: Danny DiTullio, CBA; Dylan Shaffer, Manalapan; Sujay Sesha, Marlboro; Kevin Rusinak, Manalapan; Chris Levonas, CBA; Jake Jensen, Howell; Dylan Kane, Manalapan; Dylan Iwanyk, CBA; Dylan Neves, Colts Neck; Ryan Spencer, Colts Neck

Class A Central Pitcher of the Week

Nick Plevier, Wall

Plevier threw a whopping 11 2/3 innings in relief this week, starting with 4 scoreless, one-hit innings in a 7-6, come-from-behind win over Shore. He then pitched the equivalent of a complete game and then some, firing 7 2/3 innings with two runs allowed in Wall’s 16-inning win over Red Bank Saturday in the Monmouth County Tournament.

Class A Central Honorable Mention: John Molnar, Raritan; Colin Denton, Monmouth; Luke Meyers, Red Bank Catholic; Aaron Del Tin, Rumson-Fair Haven; Max Hinchliffe, Rumson-Fair Haven; Cooper Jones, Rumson-Fair Haven; Triur Brown, Wall; Joe Santi, Shore; Dominic Migliaccio, Monmouth

Class A South Pitcher of the Week

Jovani Hallihan, Jackson Memorial

Hallihan opened his week with a six-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts and three walks in a win over Brick, then closed it out with 11 strikeouts and two walks over six innings in Jackson Memorial’s 6-2 win over Manchester in the first round of the Ocean County Tournament

Class A South Honorable Mention: Jack Mika, Toms River East; Aiden Lynch, Toms River South; Christian Mascaro, Toms River South; Matt Petrocelli, Toms River North; Peyton Horning, Brick; Vinny Berardi, Central; Chase Newton, Central; Nick Striano, Jackson Memorial; Brady Lesiak, Southern; Brandon Safoschnik, Toms River East

Class B North Pitcher of the Week

Andrew Gendi, Matawan

Gendi overpowered St. John Vianney in a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and one walk in a 9-0 win for the unbeaten Huskies. In the win, Gendi picked up his 100th career strikeout at the varsity level.

Class B North Honorable Mention: David Hamlin, St. John Vianney; Mark Kovach, Matawan; Brandon Falco, Matawan; Austin Griffith, Manasquan; Jackson Battaglia, Manasquan; Tommy Kowaliwskyj, Ocean; P.J. Whitehead, Red Bank

Class B Central Pitcher of the Week

Chris Zahlmann, St. Rose

Zahlmann started off his week on the mound by cruising through three shutout innings in a win over Long Branch, then closed it with an equally effective performance in much tougher circumstances. The junior right-hander pitched three scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts and no walks to earn the win in St. Rose’s win at Manalapan in the Monmouth County Tournament.

Class B Central Honorable Mention: Noah Banick, Point Beach; Phil Sears, Keansburg; Erik Schmidt, Keyport; Nick Dowd, Henry Hudson; Aiden Winters, Henry Hudson; Justin Cuevas, Long Branch; Carlos Torres, Long Branch; Tyler Hager, St. Rose; Nestor Castillo Jr., Asbury Park

Class B South Pitcher of the Week

Hunter Lefkus, Donovan Catholic

Donovan Catholic bounced back from a tough loss to Delbarton last Sunday thanks to a complete-game effort with eight strikeouts from Lefkus in a 3-1 win over Lacey. The senior right-hander then capped the week by closing out a 1-0 win over Central in the Ocean County Tournament first round with a scoreless seventh inning followed six shutout frames from starter Jake Marciano.

Class B South Honorable Mention: Michael Marcus, Lacey; Chase Connelly, Point Boro; Jake Marciano, Donovan Catholic; Damien Crispin, Manchester; Nick Malinowski, Barnegat; Vinny Grande, Jackson Liberty; Justin Uriarte, Manchester;

Wild Cards

Jack Mika, Toms River East

Mika took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished off a no-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts in Toms River East’s 6-0 win over Central on April 15. The lone baserunner by Central came on a walk issued by Mika with two out in the top of the sixth inning.

Aiden Lynch, Toms River South

Lynch did not pitch a no-hitter like the other two nominees from Class A South on this list did, but he matched those performances on the scoreboard by pitching two shutouts last week. The junior right-hander pitched a three-hit shutout with two walks and six strikeouts in a win over Toms River North, then scattered eight hits while striking out six in a 3-0 win over Point Boro in the Ocean County Tournament first round.


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