NJ baseball power rankings (4/24/12)
|1||Red Bank Catholic||9-0||2||
Junior Mike Rescigno isn’t just a slugging third baseman (.600, three HRs, 12 RBI); the right-hander with the blistering fastball fanned 15 in a 5-1 victory over Randolph.
|2||St. Joseph Regional||13-1||1||
The good news: junior southpaw Rob Kaminsky tossed his second straight no-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 10-2 win over Marist. The bad news: two days later, the Green Knights absorbed their first loss, 7-2, to No. 6 Don Bosco.
Senior shortstop Joe Ogren hit his third homer of the season, an 2-run, inside-the-park shot in the top of the 8th to help the Jaguars outlast Elizabeth, 14-10. Matt Thais had a grand slam in the win.
Tyler Fox has keyed an offense that’s produced 54 runs and 53 hits in the last three games, wins over Montgomery, Spotswood and North Hunterdon. Fox had seven hits, including two homers, and seven RBI in that stretch.
|5||Seton Hall Prep||11-1||5||
Ty Blankmeyer has been the catalyst of the offense, scoring seven times in the last three games as Seton Hall Prep prepares to face Millburn, which pinned it with a 1-0 loss on opening day.
|6||Don Bosco Prep||10-3||7||
Don’t look now, but here come the Ironmen, winners of seven straight. Senior right-hander Tommy Burns turned in his sharpest outing of the season, limiting No. 2 St. Joe’s to four hits while striking out 12 in a 7-2 triumph. Matt Dacey has six homers.
James Locklear is heating up at the top of the Spartans’ order. The senior centerfielder is batting a .481 clip (13-for-27) over the last seven games.
Opponents willing to work around dangerous junior centerfielder Tommy Marcinczyk (20 walks, 95 career hits) can anticipate feeling the wrath of slugging senior Chris Petiya (five homers).
Senior right-hander Matt Osgoodby (4-0) has allowed nine hits in his last 14 innings while senior second baseman Chaz Salvo is enjoying a breakout showing at the plate (.583, 14 hits).
Sophomore James Sofield leads the Lions in hitting (.591) and RBI (10) to go with a 2-0 mark on the mound.
The Bombers can’t ask for more from Scott Griffin. The senior right-hander is 3-0 with three complete games. Junior catcher Michael Carey is 5 for his last 6 with three doubles and five RBI.
Catcher Dave Osnato has strung together four multiple-hit games for the Hornets, whose only losses were 2-1 setbacks to No. 3 Jackson and No. 7 Steinert.
|13||Toms River South||10-1||-||
Sophomore outfielder Russell Messler is hitting at a .571 clip with five doubles, two triples, a homer and nine RBI. Rutgers-bound senior Kyle Driscoll is 3-0 with one save and a 1.33 ERA.
After dropping two straight, Cranford has four straight. Kurt Rutmayer and Ryan Williamson each boast spotless 3-0 marks.
The Bruins had their 10-game winning streak snapped with a 6-4 loss to defending Group 4 champion Manalapan in eight innings. Jeremy Cerda, Pasquale Andreula and Willie Cruz set the offensive tone.