NJ baseball power rankings (4/10/12)
Baseball Power Rankings
Junior catcher Matt Thaiss and senior shortstop Joe Ogren are the catalysts for a potent offense while senior right-hander Alex Daniele is off to a 2-0 start.
|2||St. Joseph Regional||4-0||5||
Hard-throwing Rob Kaminsky, a junior southpaw, struck out 10 over 5 1/3 innings and senior reliever Nick Wolyniec closed out a 2-0 decision over Don Bosco on Wednesday.
|3||Red Bank Catholic||2-0||3||
Ron Robinson opened the campaign wielding a hot bat. The junior first baseman is 4-for-5 with a double, triple, three runs scored and three RBI.
|4||Don Bosco Prep||2-2||1||
The Ironmen ended an unfamiliar two-game skid by scoring an 8-5 triumph over previously-unbeaten and 15th-ranked Bergen Catholic on Thursday.
Chris Zampini spun a five-hitter that featured eight strikeouts to send the Spartans past Columbus-Whetstone of Ohio, 4-2, in Florida on Saturday.
Senior Kurt Rutmeyer is 2-0 and has accumulated 11 strikeouts against four walks in 10 innings of work.
Sophomore David Talpalar set the tone for a highly-anticipated season by tossing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 decision over Seton Hall Prep on Opening Day.
|8||Seton Hall Prep||4-1||6||
Who’s hotter than Tim Hoehn? The junior shortstop is hitting at a .700 clip (7 for 10) with three doubles, a homer and five RBI.
The defending Group 2 state champion has gotten solid pitching efforts from Joey Graziano, Jon Schmedel and Billy Worswick, who are each 1-0.
Junior catcher A.J. Vischetti belted a three-run homer in an 11-0 triumph over Ridge and delivered an RBI single in the eighth that lifted the Blue Jays past Metuchen, 1-0.
Monmouth University-bound Harry Paytas improved to 2-0 on Monday by striking out 10 over 5 1/3 innings in a 13-3 victory over Point Pleasant Boro.
Adam Schreck fired a four-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks while Jeff Anderson and Brett Brophy each knocked in a run during a 3-0 triumph over Poly Prep, No. 2 in the MSG Varsity New York City Top 15.
Sam Ackerman moved to 2-0 with an 8-4 triumph over Columbia on Monday. He’s rung up 18 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings.
Don’t let the 5-7, 155-pound frame fool you. Senior shortstop Brock Podgruski packs some pop. He has homered in all four games for the perennial power.
Runs have not been hard to come by for the Crusaders, who are averaging 14.8 per game. A.J. Gallagher accounted for seven RBI and hit four doubles over the first three games.