NJ baseball power rankings (4/17/12)
|1||St. Joseph Regional||10-0||2||
Junior southpaw Rob Kaminsky added to his lore on Monday with a no-hitter in a 10-0 victory over Bergen Catholic. Nick Wolyniec supplied the offense with a pair of home runs.
|2||Red Bank Catholic||6-0||3||
Sophomore shortstop Al Molina belted a pair of homers – a solo shot and a three-run blast – during a 13-run second inning that highlighted a 17-6 victory over Middletown South on Monday.
Brian Kenny, a senior first baseman/pitcher who transferred from Colts Neck, has been a welcomed addition, hitting .500 (9 for 18) with two doubles, a triple and five RBI.
Senior right-hander Chris Zampini is developing a sting reputation on the mound. has been rather stingy on the mound, allowing 10 hits and a walk while fanning 10 over 13 innings in racing to a 2-0 start.
|5||Seton Hall Prep||8-1||8||
The Pirates have run off eight straight wins, averaging 8.6 hits and 9.5 runs during that stretch. Meanwhile, Bobby Morgenroth, a senior right-hander, is off to a 3-0 start with 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings.
The pitching trio of Matt Osgoodby (3-0), Luke Malone (2-0) and Harry Paytas (2-0)has been touched for nine runs while ringing up four shutouts.
|7||Don Bosco Prep||6-3||4||
The Ironmen have registered four straight wins, pounding out a total of 40 hits over their last three triumphs while Grant Van Orden has accounted for seven RBI in that span.
Senior Aaron Smith put together four consecutive multiple-hit outings and was 11 for 14 with 11 RBI before Gov. Livingston dropped its first outing, 6-4, to Mendham on Sunday.
Dan Berardi has proven to be dependable with runners in scoring position. He collected seven RBI over the past four games with at least one in each outing.
James Locklear has been on fire, going 8 for his last 16 with three RBI and five runs scored. Brock Podgurski has had an extra-base hit in seven of Steinert’s eight games.
Senior second baseman Evan Janifer, who is heading to Rochester, has been a season-long offensive catalysts for the Mounties, who earned an impressive 8-5 decision over Millburn on Monday.
Dennis Bencsko erupted for a triple, homer and five RBI and Andrew Christie had three hits as Delbarton rebounded from a 15-1 loss to Don Bosco with a 12-3 verdict over Morris Catholic.
The Bruins have put together a string of eight successive wins since bowing to Elizabeth on Opening Day. Junior fireballer A.J. Gale is 3-0 with 30 strikeouts.
Since falling to Wall, 4-0, in the season opener, it’s outscored the last five opponents, 45-14. Angel Garced, John Holland, James Sofield and Tyler Pallante have been instrumental offensive contributors.
Geggie Russomagno, Brett Bonn and Even Klimchak are playing pivotal roles within an offense with no weaknesses. Hunterdon Central is average nearly 12 hits an outing.