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Year in review: New Jersey baseball

Chemistry and execution lead Seton Hall Prep to No. 1; Dalatri and Martorano wrap careers at CBA in style; Rose, Ortiz, McGeehan shined; Condito leaves mark at Nutley and a banner year for crops in the Garden State, at least according to the MLB Draft highlight a whirlwind baseball season in New Jersey

New Jersey Players to Watch: Andrew Papantonis, Delbarton

Andrew Papantonis had a big summer of baseball, but now prepares for his first time on the gridiron in two years.

New Jersey Players to Watch: Justyn-Henry Malloy, St. Joseph Reg.

The rising junior third baseman has quickly developed into one of the premier players in the nation with an international resume to match his impressive numbers within the Tri-State

Full game: Seton Hall Prep 4, St. Augustine 2

June 11, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Seton Hall Prep's 4-2 baseball victory over St. Augustine in the New Jersey TOC FInal.

Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ individual performances

A look back at five of the top individual performance in New Jersey from the '15-'16 high school season

Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 8, Bergen Catholic 5 (6/3/16)

Highlights of Seton Hall Prep's 8-5 win over Bergen Catholic in the Non-Public A North baseball semifinal (6/2/16)

Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ teams '15-'16

A look back at five of the best teams New Jersey had to offer during the '15-'16 season

Full game: Montgomery 2, Watchung Hills 1

May 16, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Montgomery's 2-1 baseball victory over Watchung Hills in the Somerset County final.

Full game: Northern Highlands 7, Ocean City 2

June 11, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Northern Highlands's 7-2 baseball victory over Ocean City in the New Jersey TOC FInal.

2016 All-New Jersey Baseball Second Team and Honorable Mention

MSGVarsity honors the best of New Jersey baseball in 2016 with its second team All-New Jersey and honorable mentions.

2016 All-New Jersey Baseball First Team

Meet the athletes who excelled during the 2016 New Jersey baseball, including our New Jersey Region's Player of the Year, First and Second Teams, Honorable Mention, Coach of the Year and Team of the Year

2016 Around the Diamond All-Metro Special

Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Baseball Team, honoring the best of the best on the diamond in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Final Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (6/16)

MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State for the 2016 season

2016 All-Metro Baseball Second Team and Honorable Mention

MSG Varsity honors the best baseball players in the Tri-State from the 2016 season

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (6/16/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: Web Gems of the Year

Videos of some of the best defensive plays from New Jersey this spring

Final power rankings: NJ baseball (6/15)

Seton Hall Prep finishes atop final Top 15 poll

Photos: Seton Hall Prep vs. St. Augustine baseball - Non-Public A final

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SHP defeats St. Augustine 4-2, Non-Public baseball final

Full game: Northern Highlands 7, Ocean City 2

June 11, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Northern Highlands's 7-2 baseball victory over Ocean City in the New Jersey TOC FInal.

No. 1 Seton Hall Prep reigns supreme in Non-Public A

Seton Hall Prep once again proved its depth and toughness in a 4-2 victory over St. Augustine Prep in the NJSIAA Non-Public A state championship game.

Northern Highlands claims Group 3 title

Powered by the grit of starter Zack Dreznin and the brash baserunning that infectiously ran through its lineup, Northern Highlands topped Ocean City, 7-2, to earn its first NJSIAA Group 3 state crown

Full game: Seton Hall Prep 4, St. Augustine 2

June 11, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Seton Hall Prep's 4-2 baseball victory over St. Augustine in the New Jersey TOC FInal.

Highlights: Hunterdon Central 4, Morristown 2 (6/11/16)

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  • Jun 11, 2016

Highlights of Hunterdon Central's 4-2 win over Morristown in the Group 4 Championship

Highlights: Holy Cross 2, St. Mary (Ruth.) 0 (6/11/16)

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  • Jun 11, 2016

Highlights of Holy Cross' 2-0 win over St. Mary (Ruth.) in the Non-Public 'B' Championship

Photos: Northern Highlands vs Ocean City baseball - NJ G3 final

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  • Jun 11, 2016

Northern Highlands defeats Ocean City 7-2, G3 baseball final

Livecast primer: Seton Hall Prep vs. St. Augustine - NJSIAA Non-Public A state final

Watch LIVE at 11 a.m. on Saturday as Seton Hall Prep and St. Augustine battle for the NJSIAA Non-Public A state championship

Dream comes true: Groome tabbed by Boston in MLB Draft

Barnegat LHP Jason Groome was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 12th pick of the first round in the MLB First-Year Amateur Draft; former Jackson Memorial star Matt Thaiss goes 16th to Los Angeles Angels

King of the Hill: Dalatri sets record, steers CBA to SCT crown

Senior Luca Dalatri hurled a five-hit shutout and became the all-time leader in career wins in the Shore Conference - fittingly - in a 2-0 win over Middletown South to earn CBA its third straight SCT title

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (6/8)

Seton Hall Prep moves into the No. 1 spot in the latest MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20 baseball poll

Peaking Parsippany reaches Group 2 state final

Parsippany, just 12-10 in the regular season, is just one win away from a NJSIAA Group 2 state championship.

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (6/8/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Power rankings: NJ baseball (6/8)

Seton Hall Prep carves a path straight to No. 1

Inside Pitch: Group 1 state semifinals preview

Inside look at Waldwick vs. Bloomfield Tech and South River vs. Pennsville

St. Mary tops Morristown-Beard, one win from state title

St. Mary outlasted Morristown-Beard in the North Jersey, Non-Public B sectional championship to reach the state title game on Saturday.

Inside Pitch: Non-Public B sectional finals preview

Taking a look at St. Mary (Ruth.) versus Morristown-Beard and Gill St. Bernard's against Holy Cross

Practice makes Seton Hall Prep North A champ

Adhering to the principles instilled daily by coach Mike Sheppard Jr., Seton Hall Prep applied the wisdom in subtle ways to topple St. Joseph Regional, 6-2, in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A championship

Inside Pitch: Non-Public A sectional finals preview

No. 1 St. Joseph Regional tangles with No. 4 Seton Hall Prep for the North Jersey crown while Camden Catholic and St. Augustine meet in the South title game

Highlights: St. Mary 8, Morristown-Beard 6 (6/7/16)

Highlights of St. Mary's 8-6 win over Morristown-Beard in the North Jersey, Non-Public B championship

Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 6, St. Joseph Regional 2 (6/7/16)

Highlights of Seton Hall Prep's 6-2 win over St. Joseph Regional in the North, Non-Public A Championship

Inside Pitch: Group 3 state semifinals preview

Inside look at Northern Highlands vs. Cranford and Nottingham vs. Ocean City

Inside Pitch: Group 2 state semifinals preview

Inside look at Jefferson vs. Parsippany and Delaware Valley vs. West Deptford

Inside Pitch: Group 4 state semifinals preview

What you need to know for Morristown vs. North Hunterdon and Hunterdon Central vs. Clearview

DeNicola powers Seton Hall Prep

The Pirates' senior hit a three-run blast as Seton Hall Prep beat Bergen Catholic 8-5 in the Non-Public North Jersey A semifinal

Nottingham claims first CJ 3 title

An offense that flexed its depth, keyed by sophomore Bryce Fremgen and senior Sean McGeehan, balanced the gritty pitching combination of Ron Voacolo and Ahmed Tahoun to lead Nottingham past Ocean, 8-5, in the Central Jersey, Group 3 final

Highlights: Morristown 7, Ridgewood 4 (6/3/16)

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Highlights of Morristown's 7-4 win over Ridgewood in the North 1, Group 4 sectional championship

Northern Highlands wins sectional, ends 31-year drought

Northern Highlands knew it had the ability to make a run at the North 1, Group 3 sectional title, but after double-digit losses in the regular season and a championship-less history that dates back to 1985, it would be hard to just slot the Highlanders into a title. Four tournament wins later, relying on its two-headed monster on the mound of Zach Dreznin and Noah Abdalla, Northern Highlands can finally add another championship to its wall.

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 8, Delbarton 5 (6/3/16)

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  • Jun 3, 2016

Highlights of St. Joseph Montvale's 8-5 win over Delbarton in the North Jersey, Non-Public 'A' semifinals

Highlights: Northern Highlands 6, Ramapo 4 (6/2/16)

Highlights of Northern Highlands' 6-4 win over Ramapo in the North 1 Group 3 final in baseball (6/2/16)

Participants for GMC All-Star Games announced

A look at the players selected for the GMC Senior All-Star Game and Underclassmen Showcase

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (6/1/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Power rankings: NJ baseball (6/1)

East Brunswick won its first GMC tournament title since 2005 and remained firmly in the top ten of this week's New Jersey Baseball Power Rankings.

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 8, Don Bosco 5 (5/31/16)

Highlights of St. Joseph Regional's 8-5 win over Don Bosco in the Non-Public North A quarterfinals in baseball (5/31/16)

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (6/1)

St. Joseph and Bergen Catholic remain atop the latest Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll

Watchung Hills, Reiss shut out defending champs Millburn

Brian Reiss tossed a complete game shutout with ultra control and efficiency as Watchung Hills topped defending state champion Millburn, 3-0, in the North 2, Group 4 semifinals

Kolich grand slam propels St. Joseph past Don Bosco

Don Bosco ended St. Joseph Regional's season in 2015 in the Non-Public North A sectional championship game and the Green Knights were looking for a bit of revenge when the two teams clashed in the quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon.

Highlights: Watchung Hills 3, Millburn 0 (5/31/16)

Highlights: Watchung Hills 3, Millburn 0

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 3, Bergen Catholic 1 (5/29/16)

Highlights of St. Joseph Regional's 3-1 win over Bergen Catholic in the Bergen County baseball final (5/25/16)

Photos: St. Joseph Regional vs. Bergen Catholic baseball

Photos from St. Joseph's 3-1 win over Bergen Catholic.

Ortiz, Cocciadiferro, Malloy power St. Joseph to Bergen crown

Devin Ortiz fired a six-hitter while Matt Cocciadiferro and Justyn-Henry Malloy belted solo homers to lead St. Joseph Regional to a 3-1 decision over Bergen Catholic in the Bergen County Tournament championship

Bergen Catholic heading back to county final

Bergen Catholic exacted a bit of revenge on Saturday by topping Don Bosco Prep, 4-2, in the Bergen County Tournament semifinals, after losing to the Ironmen in the final a season ago.

Burnham delivers East Brunswick GMC title in dramatic fashion

Junior Tyler Burnham complemented a masterful three-hit shutout by culiminating a wild bottom of the seventh with a walkoff RBI single to lift East Brunswick past J.P. Stevens, 1-0, in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship

Upstart North Brunswick continues post-season march

The 16th-seeded Raiders struck for three runs in the top of seventh and junior southpaw Eric Vasquze closed a complete game by dancing out of peril to seal a 6-3 decision over eighth-seeded Marlboro in the Central Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinal

Highlights: East Brunswick 1, JP Stevens 0 (5/27/16) - GMC final

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  • May 27, 2016

Highlights of East Brunswick's 1-0 win over JP Stevens in the GMC Championship game

Highlights: Northern Highlands 13, Roxbury 0 (5/26/16)

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  • May 26, 2016

Highlights of Northern Highlands 13-0 win over Roxbury in the N1G3 quarterfinals of the New Jersey state tournament

Northern Highlands bats bust loose, crush Roxbury

Northern Highlands, known for its pitching, put 15 hits together in a 13-0 victory over top-seeded Roxbury in the North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals.

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/25/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: NJSIAA scores & recaps from Tuesday, May 24

Diaz delivers Waldwick walkoff win; Millburn staves off Dickinson; Hardy, Prescott pace Somerville; Doren fires no-hitter for Gov. Livingston; Rubayo caps rally in 8th to lift Montgomery; Hanson powers Marist

Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/25)

St. Joseph Regional tightens grip on No. 1; Steinert, Don Bosco, Delbarton, Morristown-Beard and Middletown South pick up ground; Montgomery debuts and J.P. Stevens returns

Ruziecki homer propels Middletown South

Ryan Ruziecki blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to snap a tie and launching Middletown South past Colts Neck, 7-5, in the quarterfinal round of the Shore Conference Tournament; Dalatri, Martorano, Porter power top-seeded CBA; Shiffer, Fall, Scuderi fuel Toms River South; Offense erupts to fuel RBC

Indian Hills upsets Wayne Hills in shutout

Kyle Sears and Alex Havlicek combined for a two-hit shutout in 14th seeded Indian Hills' 3-0 victory over No. 3 Wayne Hills

Inside Pitch: GMC All-Stars playing for a cause

Charity all-star game doubleheader to benefit Shane O'Donnell and Ben Lepisto

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/25)

MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State through Monday's games

Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from NJSIAA Tournament

Shabazz advances for first time; Urbano picks up milestone in Woodbridge win; North Brunswick springs upset; Brady tosses no-hitter for Roxbury; Randolph rebounds; Thomas, Dyzenhaus deliver for Marlboro

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: Central Jersey, Group 4

Following all the action of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: Central Jersey, Group 3

Following all the action of the Central Jersey, Group 3 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: Central Jersey, Group 2

Following all the action of the Central Jersey, Group 2 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: Central Jersey, Group 1

Following all the action of the Central Jersey, Group 1 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Group 4

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Group 4 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Group 3

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Group 3 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Group 2

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Group 2 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Group 1

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Group 1 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Non-Public A

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Non-Public A tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Non-Public A

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Non-Public A tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Non-Public B

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Non-Public B tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: South Jersey, Non-Public B

Following all the action of the South Jersey, Non-Public B tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament

NJSIAA Bracket: North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3

Following all the action of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament

Ocean rallies in 7th to edge Neptune

Brian Olesen capped a three-run outburst in the bottom of the seventh with a walk-off RBI double to lift Ocean past Neptune, 3-2, in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 3 tournament

Morristown-Beard walks off with first Morris County crown

Morristown-Beard rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to topple Randolph, 4-3, to win its first ever Morris County Tournament championship.

Highlights: Morristown-Beard 4, Randolph 3 (5/20/16)

Highlights of Morristown-Beard's thrilling 4-3 win over Randolph in the Morris County Tournament championship

LoGuidice fires J.P. Stevens into GMC final

Senior southpaw Frank LoGuidice hurled a six-hit shutout and played prominently within a timely offense as ninth-seeded J.P. Stevens blanked fifth-seeded St. Joseph (Met.), 5-0, in the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament

Carey, Powers lift St. Peter's Prep in Hudson semis

Sophomore Jack Carey went the distance on a one-hitter and senior Colin Powers delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth as defending champion St. Peter's Prep edged Memorial, 2-1, in the Hudson County Tournament semifinals

Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll (5/18)

Three new teams enter the Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll including Oceanside (LI)

Highlights: St. Peter's Prep 2, Memorial 1 (F/8 inn.) (5/19/16)

Highlights of St. Peter's Prep's 2-1 win over Memorial in the Hudson County Tournament Semifinals

Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/18)

Despite loss, St. Joseph Regional holds on to No. 1; charging Morristown-Beard debuts

NJSIAA Baseball Final Four Brackets

Follow the 2016 NJSIAA baseball final four on MSG Varsity, with scores, photos, article, highlights and more

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/18/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

South Brunswick rides offensive depth in GMC quarters

The Vikings flaunted both the length and execution of their deep lineup en route to a 12-6 triumph over Edison in the quarterfinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament

St. Joseph blasts Bergen Catholic, wins league title

St. Joseph Regional blasted three home runs and Joe Neglia tossed a complete game to win the Big North Conference - United division title outright.

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 9, Bergen Catholic 1 (5/17/16)

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Highlights of St. Joseph's Regional's 9-1 win over Bergen Catholic to win the Big North United title.

Montgomery shuts down Watchung Hills behind Hollowell

Gavin Hollowell tossed 6 2/3 innings and allowed no earned runs in Montgomery's 2-1 victory over Watchung Hills in the Somerset County Tournament championship

Mo-Beard reaches first Morris final

Galvanized and resourceful as much as versatile, Morristown-Beard claimed its 12th straight win by eliminating Pequannock, 6-3, and punched its ticket to the program's first Morris County Tournament final appearance

Photos: Montgomery vs Watchung Hills in SCT baseball final

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  • May 16, 2016

Montgomery defeats Watchung Hills 2-1 in the SCT baseball fi

Full game: Montgomery 2, Watchung Hills 1

May 16, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Montgomery's 2-1 baseball victory over Watchung Hills in the Somerset County final.

Ippolito lifts Randolph in Morris semis

Junior left-hander Thomas Ippolito threw seven innings of relief to spark Randolph past two-time defending champion Roxbury in the Morris County Tournament semifinals

Photos: Montgomery vs Watchung Hills in the SCT final

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  • May 16, 2016

Montgomery defeats Watchung Hills 2-1 in SCT baseball final

Photos: Montgomery vs Watchung Hills - SCT baseball final

Montgomery defeats Watchung Hills 2-1 in SCT baseball final

Livecast primer: Montgomery vs. Watchung Hills

Watch LIVE at 7 p.m. on Monday night as MSGVarsity broadcasts the Somerset County Tournament championship between Montgomery and Watchung Hills.

St. Joseph tops Indian Hills with Mesagno walkoff

John Mesagno homered for the third time this month and then delivered a walkoff single to give St. Joseph Regional a 3-2 victory over Indian Hills in the Bergen County Tournament Round of 16.

Inside Pitch: Saturday County Tournament Scoreboard

Scores and recaps from county tournament action around the state from Saturday

River Dell outlasts Ridgewood in Bergen County Tournament

River Dell's Brian Rosen tossed nine innings in the Hawks' 2-1 victory in 10 innings in the Bergen County Tournament Round of 16.

Highlights: Christian Brothers 4, Red Bank Catholic 0 (5/11/16)

Highlights of Christan Brothers' 4-0 win over Red Bank Catholic in the Monmouth County Championship

LuKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKa!

Senior ace Luca Dalatri was in vintage form, striking out 15 in a dominating one-hitter as Christian Brothers Academy claimed its third straight Monmouth County Tournament title with a 4-0 shutout of Red Bank Catholic

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/11/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Havlicek, Indian Hills dominate Glen Rock in BCT first round

Indian Hills got a dominant performance from its sophomore starter, Alex Havlicek, as the Braves advanced past Glen Rock in the Bergen County Tournamen

Highlights: Steinert 7, Nottingham 4 (5/10/16)

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  • May 11, 2016

Highlights of Steinert's 7-4 win over Nottingham in the Mercer Couty Tournament Championship game

O'Boyle Rules: Steinert stops Nottingham in MCT final

Steinert won its 16th Mercer County Tournament championship with a 7-4 victory over rival Nottingham at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton on Tuesday night.

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/11)

St. Joseph Regional (NJ) retain its No. 1 ranking after throttling previous No. 2 Brunswick School (CT) in an interstate matchup last weekend.

Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/11)

St. Joseph Regional continues to set pace atop poll; RBC moves up; Toms River North, Wayne Hills and Westfield move in

Highlights: Wayne Hills 8, Wayne Valley 1 (5/9/16)

Highlights of Wayne Hills 8-1 victory over Wayne Valley in baseball

Wayne Hills tops Wayne Valley with clutch hits

Wayne Hills topped crosstown rival Wayne Valley with eight runs, all with two outs, in an 8-1 victory. The Patriots can now call themselves league champs.

Ford fuels Freehold Township

Sophomore Ryan Ford spun a complete game, belted two homers and drove in five RBI to pace Freehold Twp. to an 8-6 victory over Manasquan

Cid the Kid! Porter powers CBA

Cid Porter blasted a lead-off homer in the first and Luca Dalatri was in typical form despite a long layoff as top-seeded and defending champ CBA blanked fifth-seeded Middletown South, 3-0, in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 9, Brunswick 0 (5/7/16)

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  • May 8, 2016

Highlights from St. Joseph Regional's win over the Brunswick School in baseball.

St. Joe's wins 1 vs. 2 battle with Brunswick

The Green Knights unloaded a pair of grand slams to beat the Bruins 9-0 in a matchup of the top two teams in the MSG Varsity Tri-State poll

Photos: St. Joseph vs. Brunswick baseball

Photos of St. Joseph Regional and Brunswick on May 7

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 9, Brunswick 0 (5/7/16)

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  • May 7, 2016

Highlights from St. Joseph Regional's win over the Brunswick School in baseball.

Postgame: St. Joseph Regional defeats Brunswick (5/7/16)

St. Joseph's Austin Bodrato and John Mesagno talk about defeating the Brunswick School in baseball.

Versatile Clemente delivers walk-off win for East Brunswick

Senior Nick Clemente, who flashed his golden glove work and pitched a scoreless inning of relief, delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift East Brunswick past Old Bridge, 2-1

Highlights: Ridge 10, Somerville 7 (5/5/16)

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  • May 6, 2016

Highlights of Ridge's 10-7 win over county rival Somerville in baseball

Inside Pitch: Hot List

You can catch the Hot List every week on Around the Diamond but here's a look at those recognized this week

Northern Highlands gets 'signature' win over Ridgewood

Northern Highlands topped Ridgewood, 3-2, behind Zach Dreznin's complete game three-hitter.

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/4/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Wednesday, May 4

Muller exacts revenge for Steinert in Mercer County quarters; Dempsey fires Morristown-Beard to 8th straight win; Duarte works mound, plate to lift St. Anthony; Espiritusanto lifts Perth Amboy past St. Joseph (Met.); Marquart homer proves difference for Morris Catholic; Stagman spins shutout for Mendham

Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/4)

St. Joseph Regional continues its stay atop poll; some reshuffling but little movement; Hopewell Valley debuts

Westfield shuts out Morristown, wins 13th straight

Westfield's Corey Hiltz threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball and Connor Scanlon picked up the save to preserve the shutout as the Blue Devils won their 13th straight game since an 0-3 start.

Highlights: St. Joseph Regional 5, Don Bosco Prep 0 (5/2/16)

Highlights of St. Joseph Regional's 5-0 win over rival Don Bosco in this Bergen County baseball match-up

Long ball launches St. Joseph Regional

Powered by home runs from John Mesagno, Justyn-Henry Malloy and Matt Cocciadiferro, St. Joseph Regional muscled its way past Don Bosco, 5-0

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Tuesday, May 3

RBC, Steinert, Hunterdon Central pick up wins; Connor spakrs Nutley; Hightstown ends Hopewell Valley streak; Albrecht lifts Bishop Ahr; Carlesi drives Morris Catholic

Highlights: Hunterdon Central 6, Watchung Hills 5 (F/9) (5/3/16)

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  • May 3, 2016

Highlights of Hunterdon Central's 6-5 win over Watchung Hills in extra innings

Wayne Hills caps tough stretch with victory

Wayne Hills used small ball to win its ninth game in a 12-day stretch.

Groome knocks off rust with 13 Ks in Barnegat win

Returning to the mound for the first time since April 11, senior left-hander Jason Groome, pitching in front of a massive collection of MLB brass, spun a two-hit shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over Pinelands in the opening round of the Ocean County Tournament

Highlights: Wayne Hills 5, Old Tappan 2 (4/30/16)

Highlights from Wayne Hills' win over Old Tappan in baseball (4/30/16)

Around the Diamond: Inside Pitch for Saturday, April 30

Scores and recaps from across the state, including action in county tournament play

Highlights: Millburn 4, Seton Hall Prep 3 (4/29/16)

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  • Apr 29, 2016

Highlights of Millburn's 4-3 win over Seton Hall Prep in baseball

Millburn holds off Seton Hall Prep in rematch

Millburn held off a Seton Hall Prep rally in a 4-3 victory to split the regular season series with the Pirates.

Rico Suave! Viani delivers walk-off in 10th for Monroe

Rico Viani punched a single up the middle scoring Kyle Daly in the bottom of the 10th to send Monoroe past Bridgewater-Raritan, 3-2

Somerville holds off Bernards rally

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Thursday, April 28

Rullo, Freehold Boro topple CBA; Waller spins gem for Glen Rock; Blumenstyk perfect at plate for Wayne Valley; Fremgen, Raymond steer Nottingham

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/27/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Tuesday, April 26

Prescott deals for Somerville, picks up Pitcher of the Day; upset rocks Top 15; RBC, Hunterdon Central, J.P. Stevens extend streaks.

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (4/27)

MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State through Monday's games

Power rankings: NJ baseball (4/27)

St. Joseph Regional ascends to No. 1, Bergen Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Millburn, Delbarton rise; Don Bosco returns, Ridgewood, Roxbury debut

Springett, Harrington lift Hamilton West

Kyle Harrington sparked a rally in the bottom of the sixth and freshman Tyler Springett punctuated it with a clutch hit to power Hamilton West past Notre Dame, 4-2

Ramsey supports Feehan, tops Mahwah

Thomas Feehan tossed a complete game shutout in a 4-0 victory over rival Mahwah. In two complete games against the T-Birds, Feehan has 19 strikeouts and has allowed just one run.

Highlights: Delbarton 7, Poly Prep (4/24/16)

Highlights of Delbarton's 7-3 win over Poly Prep in baseball

Robbinsville rallies in the face of tragedy

Competing for the first time since the tragic loss of revered school superintendent Dr. Steven Mayer, Robbinsville revealed its immeasurable character to rally past Spotswood at the Autism Awareness Challenge

First-inning outburst sparks St. Joseph Regional

The Green Knights erupted for seven runs on seven hits in the bottom of the first, providing Devin Ortiz with more than enough support to hold up his end in a 12-0 shutout of Jackson Memorial at the Autism Awareness Challenge

Subers fires St. Joseph (Met.) past No. 2 Steinert

Sophomore right-hander Kyle Subers pitched to his defense and with good reason as the Falcons recorded three double plays to stifle Steinert in a 3-0 shutout

Highlights: Roxbury 7, Seton Hall Prep 3 (4/21/16)

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Highlights of Roxbury's 7-3 win over Seton Hall Prep in baseball

Highlights: Madison 6, Parsippany 2 (4/22/16)

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Highlights of Madison's 6-2 win over Parsippany in baseball

Highlights: St. Joseph 5, Staples 3 (4/22/16)

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Highlights from St. Joseph's win over Staples in baseball.

Postgame: St. Joseph defeats Staples (4/22/16)

St. Joseph seniors Joe Zanchetti and Connor Hurley talk about defeating Staples in baseball.

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Thursday, April 21

Ganzaroli grand slam in 7th keeps East Brunswick unbeaten; J.P. Stevens ends skid; Slowinski paces Carteret; sizzling DiMeo continues to wield scorching bat for Park Ridge; Rutgers Prep exacts revenge; Weber spins gem for Pingry

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/20/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: Sheppard wins 700th at Seton Hall Prep

In his 30th season piloting the Pirates, Mike Sheppard Jr. joins elite company with his 700th win

Power rankings: NJ baseball (4/20)

Despite first loss in New Jersey, CBA holds on to No. 1; unbeaten Steinert moves up to No. 2; East Brunswick, Watchung Hills, Hunterdon Central and Morristown move in

Dalatri, Martorano drive CBA past Marlboro

The senior battery of ace Luca Dalatri and catcher Brandon Martorano dusted CBA off from its loss on Monday and powered an 11-0 shutout of Marlboro

Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll (4/20)

Chaminade remained unbeaten this week and continued to climb the MSGVarsity Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll.

Highlights: Watchung Hills 1, Ridge 0 (8 inn.) (4/18/16)

Highlights of Watchung Hills 1-0 win over Ridge in 8 innings of play

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Tuesday, April 19

Cyran, Felipe spin gems en route to wins

Lakeland's nine-run inning tops Wayne Valley, 9-6

Lakeland scored nine runs on nine hits in the fifth inning to overtake Wayne Valley in a Big North - Independence Division battle.

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Monday, April 18

Manalapan halts skid by dropping No. 1 CBA; Keledy, Sacco spark No. 4 Steinert; Walker sparked rally to lift Immaculata; Crooks powers Pequannock

Port's eye, Reiss' arm lead Watchung Hills past Ridge

John Port's walkoff walk and Brian Reiss' eight-inning complete game shutout led Watchung Hills to a 1-0 extra inning victory on Monday afternoon.

Masterful Martin fuels Middletown South

Junior right-hander John Martin tossed an economical four-hit shutout and was the beneficiary of a deep offensive display that sent Middletown South to a 5-0 shutout over Howell

Worth the wait: Geiger picks up win in relief for Old Bridge

Cut from the program as a freshman and not even moved to tryout last year, junior Billy Geiger need to prove to himself he had what it takes to play for Old Bridge. Friday, he made that point with five gutsy innings of winning relief to pick up a 5-4 victory over J.P. Stevens

St. Joe's-Metuchen tops Paramus Catholic in nine

St. Joe's battled for nine innings before an RBI single by Jon Sot gave the Falcons a 1-0 victory over Paramus Catholic

Otto, Corcorans help Delbarton outlast Don Bosco

Red-hot Grant Otto and Joe Corcoran answered chances to drive in runs as Delbarton executed in all phases to top Don Bosco, 12-10

Highlights: Roxbury 6, Pope John 4 (4/14/16)

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  • Apr 15, 2016

Highlights of Roxbury's 6-4 win over Pope John in baseball

Tri-State Top 20 baseball poll (4/13)

Poly Prep's victory over Don Bosco Prep punctuated a strong week for the No. 2 Blue Devils.

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/13/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Wednesday, April 13

Bergen Catholic, Millburn, Don Bosco, Emerson pick up wins; Timpanaro stars on mound and with bat for Butler

Power rankings: NJ baseball (4/13)

CBA holds down No. 1; Don Bosco, Emerson and St. Peter's Prep debut

Highlights: Ramapo 4, Northern Highlands 3 (4/11/16)

Highlights of Ramapo's 4-3 win over Northern Highlands in baseball

Inside Pitch: Around the Horn for Monday, April 11

Groome fans 19 en route to first no-hitter in Barnegat history; LaManna drives Bergen Catholic; Bodrato pulls double duty for St. Joseph Regional; New Milford tops Secaucus despite stellar pitching effort of Ratti

Evangelista gem leads Ramapo past Northern Highlands

Ramapo's Matt Evangelista retired 14 in a row to close out a complete game four-hitter against rival Northern Highlands in the Raiders 4-3 victory.

Inside Pitch: Games to Watch for Monday, April 11

Look for live updates from Nottingham at Steinert and Ramapo at Northern Highlands from the MSG Varsity staff

Clutch two-out hits send No. 5 Steinert past Nottingham

Sparked by three separate two-out rallies and timely hits by Matt Ricci, Cameron Bruschini and Jake Beyer in critical spots, Steinert outlasted Nottingham to keep its unbeaten record intact

Ocean gets downright offensive in 14-2 win

The Spartans revealed their grasp of hitting and the contagious manner they choose to confirm as all nine starters contributed at least one hit to the 16 they compiled to roll past Wall, 14-2

Inside Pitch: Saturday Around the Horn

Goresh spins economical two-hit shutout for Kearny; Sudia powers Central Reg. to win over TRS; Dipasupil does quick work on mound and with bat for Northern Highlands; Montville picks up win in wild Game of the Day

Seton Hall Prep rallies past Millburn

Seton Hall Prep rallied past Millburn after trailing by four runs to top the defending Group 4 state champions, Millburn

Inside Pitch: Friday Around the Horn

Morris Knolls' Brian Chegwidden and Christian Bornemann shine at plate: Jangols dazzles on hill as Don Bosco scores major win; Piekarz had a day for Lenape Valley

Inside Pitch: Thursday Around the Horn

Wagner nails down Pitcher of the Day with no-hitter for TRS; Iannarone leads doublefest to spark East Brunswick; multi-tasking Ledesma fuels Passaic...and plenty more from Thursday's rain-shortened schedule

Ortiz complete game leads St. Joe's past Bergen Catholic

Devin Ortiz battled the cold, the wind, and a potent Bergen Catholic lineup, but tossed a two-hitter in St. Joseph Regional's 4-1 victory.

Inside Pitch: Strike Out Autism Challenge schedule

Some of the top teams in the Shore Conference will convene at 10 different sites on Saturday to raise awareness for autism

Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/6/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner bring the heat on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Highlights: Bergen Catholic 7, Don Bosco Prep 4 (4/5/16)

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  • Apr 5, 2016

Highlights of Bergen Catholic's 7-4 win over Don Bosco Prep in baseball

Bergen Catholic strikes first in rivalry with Don Bosco

After losing four times to rival Don Bosco Prep last season, Bergen Catholic is ready to even the score after topping the Ironmen in the first meeting of the season.

Alfano, Napolitano lift Marlboro past Freehold Boro

After enduring a grueling two-year await, senior right-hander Donnie Alfano made the most of his first start, going the distance on a four-hitter while Gene Napolitano supplied all the run support his batterymate would need in a 1-0 shutout of Freehold Boro

Inside Pitch: Monday scores & recaps

Aires, Ruscitti, Paul power Central Reg.;

Inside Pitch: Saturday scores & recaps

Ocean pick up a pair of wins to improve to 4-0; St. Joseph Regional rallies past Ramapo to give Cieslak first win; Montone's five RBI spark Jefferson; Dyzenhaus, Napolitano paced Marlboro; Seton Hall Prep christens new facility with shutout

Walker leads Immaculata, tops Don Bosco

Derek Walker tossed five strong innings and belted a three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Immaculata a 4-3 victory over Don Bosco Prep in the season opener.

Burnham fires East Brunswick past Sayreville

Junior left-hander Tyler Burnham tossed a four-hit shutout while all nine starters reached base at least once as East Brunswick blanked Sayreville, 8-0

Inside Pitch: J.P. Stevens

The Hawks, who claimed a share of the GMC Red Division, bring back a lot of the instrumental pieces from a strong '15 run, including Zach Marzano, Luke Jacobi and Frank LoGuidice

Inside Pitch: Players to Watch

Here's a look at some of the players in New Jersey to keep a close eye on this spring

Inside Pitch: Memorial

Junior right-hander Justin Willis returns to his Hudson County roots to add an ace to a Memorial cast that already showed loads of promise behind senior twins Mario and Giovanni Palos

Inside Pitch: Barnegat

With feature attraction Jason Groome, widely considered the frontrunner for the No. 1 pick in the June MLB Draft, back home to rejoin an already-formidable lineup, the Bengals are poised to roar loud this spring

Inside Pitch: Allentown

Decimated by graduation, the Redbirds return starters Brendan Munoz and Ryan Huth and welcome a healthy Jordan Winston into the pitching mix

Inside Pitch: Emerson

Jon Juri and Robbie Leuck are pivotal parts of a returning nucleus eager to defend the NJSIAA Group 1 state title

Inside Pitch: Wayne Valley

Alex Kokos, Sean Lewandoski, Chris O'Shea and Tyler Walther form a dependable senior nucleus for the defending Passaic County Touranament champion, which will integrate a group newcomers hoping to carry their JV success to the varsity level

Inside Pitch: Bridgewater-Raritan

Coming off a '15 run that featured 21 wins, matching a school record, the Panthers intended to continue their offensive prowess while reconfiguring their pitching staff

Inside Pitch: Steinert

Senior-laden roster that features Kyle Muller as the ace, versatility of southpaw Sean O'Boyle and productive swings of Matt Ricci, Shane Keledy, Jake Beyer and Ryan Mostrangeli is itching to get underway

Inside Pitch: DePaul

With ample leadership, a comfortable vibe and chemistry, DePaul looks to compete in the loaded Big North United behind Andrew Kauf, Joe Fondacaro and Nate Byrd

Inside Pitch: St. Joseph Regional

Mark Cieslak replaces iconic Frank Salvano as head coach in Montvale and inherits a cast led by proven veterans Devin Ortiz, Austin Bodrato and Joe Neglia.

Inside Pitch: Bernards

The Mountaineers may have been hit hard by graduation yet the standards remain high with senior catcher Jake Cawley providing exemplary play for an impressionable young cast

Inside Pitch: Christian Brothers Academy

Prominent figures a year ago in CBA's march to No. 1 in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20, ace Luca Dalatri and slugger Brandon Martorano seek to keep the Colts ahead of the pack

Inside Pitch: Bergen Catholic

With virtually its entire lineup back intact and some young arms that will be leaned on heavily, the Crusaders seek to build off an impressive display in '15

Inside Pitch: Autism Awareness Challenge Schedule

Event coordinator Mike Garlatti once again puts together a baseball showcase that sheds light not just on premier teams and players but the autism spectrum

Postgame: Pompton Lakes Magee & Coss (5/24/14)

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  • Aug 30, 2016

Postgame interviews with Pompton Lakes Kevin Magee and Mike Coss as they talk about ther 4-2 win over Lakeland in the Passaic County Semifinals.

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