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    NJ Player to Watch: Devin Ortiz, St. Joseph Regional

    In just two seasons, the multi-talented rising junior has already authored quite an impressive resume for the Green Knights

    Willis commits to Vanderbilt

    Rising junior right-hander, who was named All-MSG Varsity New Jersey First Team this past spring, announces verbal commitment to Vanderbilt

    NJ Player to Watch: Luca Dalatri, CBA

    The rising senior right-hander, who boasts a career mark of 25-2 and was the New Jersey Player of the Year, is verbally committed to North Carolina but generating plenty of talk in regard to the 2016 MLB Draft

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ teams to watch in 2015-16

    Our final Memorable Mondays of the summer looks forward to the new year and the five teams to watch across all three seasons.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ heartwarming moments

    MSGVarsity brings you five of the top heartwarming stories of the year from New Jersey in the 2014-15 season.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ exciting endings

    MSG Varsity ranks the best finishes from the 2014-15 school year in the New Jersey region

    Year in review: New Jersey baseball

    CBA finishes with emphatic 14-game win streak to secure No. 1; Dalatri and Martorano energize Colts; Shaw, Janofsky, Ortiz sparkle and more in a look back at the '15 baseball season

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ individual performances

    The 2014-15 school year saw a host of teams that left their mark on the high school sports landscape. Here's a look at the top 5 individual performances from the year.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 6

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 7

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Jersey Shore bows in Carpenter Cup final

    A seven-run second inning by SOL National/Bicentennial plunged defending champion Jersey Shore in a hole that proved too great to overcome in a 12-6 loss in the Carpenter Cup final

    Memorable Mondays: NJ's Top five Teams of 2014-15 (6/22/15)

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    Every Monday this summer we take a look back at what the 2014-15 season had to offer. This Monday we take a look at the top five teams of the season in the Garden State.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ teams of 2014-15

    The 2014-15 school year saw a host of teams that left their mark on the high school sports landscape. Here's a look at the top 5 teams in New Jersey from this past campaign.

    2015 All-Metro Baseball First Team

    Luca Dalatri of CBA and Wesley Rodriguez of George Washington take top honors for the 2015 All-Metro Baseball Team

    Final Tri-State Baseball Poll (6/17)

    Mamaroneck moves up to No. 6 after winning the New York State Class AA baseball crown

    2015 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.

    2015 All-Metro Baseball Second Team

    The list of second team All-Metro Baseball players from the 2015 season

    All-Metro Teams Announced This Week

    MSG Varsity announced its All-Metro Teams for baseball, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse this week. Congratulations to all the players who made the most prestigious all star teams in the Tri-State!

    2015 All-New Jersey Baseball Team

    Meet the athletes who excelled during the 2015 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

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (6/11)

    New Jersey state champion Christian Brothers Academy takes over the No. 1 spot after beating Don Bosco in the final on Saturday

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (6/11/2015)

    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.

    Final power rankings: NJ baseball (6/11)

    Christian Brothers completes late-season surge to claim No. 1

    SBCA Senior All-Star Game Notebook

    Barcas caps whirlwind senior year; Janofsky, DeMaio complete ride; Wondrack flexes muscle in HR Derby; Monmouth, Ocean settle for 2-2 tie.

    Postgame: Emerson's Juri, Nedilsky (6/6/15)

    Post game: Emerson's Jonathan Juri, Chris Nedilsky

    Nedilsky, Emerson outlast Middesex in Gr. 1 final

    Senior Chris Nedilsky elevated his pitching performance with runners on base, including a precarious top of the seventh, to drive Emerson Boro past Middlesex, 3-1, in the NJSIAA Group 1 state final

    NJ Group 1 State Final: Emerson 3, Middlesex 1 (6/6/15)

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    Highlights from the NJSIAA Group 1 baseball state championship where Emerson Boro topped Middlesex, 3-1.

    Postgame: Millburn celebrates first state title (6/6/15)

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    • Jun 6, 2015

    Millburn took its first state championship in school history, defeating Williamstown 11-3 in the NJSIAA Group 4 State Final. Max Jacobs and Kevin Czapelski discuss taking home the title.

    Group 2 State Title: Gov. Livingston 10, Bernards 4 (6/6/15)

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    • Jun 6, 2015

    Highlights of Governor Livingston's 10-4 win over Bernards in the NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship.

    Postgame: Governor Livingston's Mike Falk (6/6/15)

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    • Jun 6, 2015

    Governor Livingston's Mike Falk discusses the Highlanders' 10-4 win over Bernards in the NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship.

    Bernards falls in state title game to Governor Livingston

    Bernards rallied in the fifth and sixth innings, but Governor Livingston's offense was too much for the Mountaineers as Bernards fell in the state title game for the second consecutive season.

    Perfect storm: CBA blanks Don Bosco for state title

    Behind ace Luca Dalatri, slugger Brandon Martorano and immeasurable chemistry, No. 2 Christian Brothers pinned No. 1 Don Bosco with its first loss by virtue of a 7-0 shutout in the Non-Public A state final

    Millburn wins first state title

    Millburn used a team effort to win the school's first baseball state championship in an 11-3 victory over Williamstown.

    NJ Non-Public A State Final: CBA 7, Don Bosco Prep 0 (6/6/15)

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    • Jun 6, 2015

    Highlights: CBA 7, Don Bosco Prep 0

    Postgame: Bernards' Jeff Falzarano (6/6/15)

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    • Jun 6, 2015

    Bernards' coach Jeff Falzarano discusses its 10-4 loss to Governor Livingston in the NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship.

    CBA claims second straight SCT crown

    The combination of junior right-handers Joe Gargana and Ken Campbell teammed for a three-hit shutout as third-seeded Christian Brothers claimed its second straight Shore Conference Tournament title by blanking eighth-seeded Red Bank Catholic, 4-0

    Inside Pitch: Infoboxes for NJSIAA state finals

    Quick look at matchups, times, sites and players to watch for the NJSIAA state finals in Toms River

    Inside Pitch: State Championship Schedule

    A look at times and sites for Saturday's NJSIAA state finals

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (6/4)

    Don Bosco looks to complete a perfect season in Saturday's NJ Non-Public A state final

    PSAL "AA" Finals: East Side 7, American Studies 0 (6/3/15)

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    • Jun 4, 2015

    Highlights from East Side Community's win over American Studies in the PSAL "AA" championship game.

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (6/4/2015)

    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.

    Emerson edges Ridgefield in Group 1 semifinal

    Jake Leara drove in three runs and scored another in Emerson's 8-6 victory over Ridgefield in the Group 1 state semifinal at Lyndhurst.

    Postgame: East Side celebrates "AA" title (6/3/15)

    East Side Community's Timothy Lopz and Hassane Azar talk about winning the PSAL "AA" title.

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (6/4)

    Unbeaten Don Bosco, the season-long resident at No. 1, set to face No. 2 Christian Brothers in state final; Gov. Livingston, Old Bridge debut

    North Jersey, Non-Public A final: Don Bosco 13, St. Joseph 1 (6/3/15)

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    Highlights of Don Bosco's 13-1, five-inning win over St. Joseph Regional in the North Jersey, Non-Public A championship game.

    Don Bosco steamrolls into state final

    The juggernaut that is No. 1 Don Bosco Prep continues to roll as the Ironmen clobbered rival St. Joseph Regional, 13-1 in the North Jersey, Non-Public 'A' final.

    Garvey delivers for CBA

    Senior right-hander Mike Garvey addressed some major pitching issues for CBA, going five strong innings, and batterymate Brandon Martorano supplied all the run support he'd need with one swing as the Colts blanked Bishop Eustace, 2-0, in the South Jersey, Non-Public A final.

    Highlights: CBA 2, Bishop Eustace 0 (6/3/15)

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    • Jun 3, 2015

    Highlights of CBA's 2-0 win over Bishop Esutace in the South, Non-Public A Championship

    Postgame: Bosco reacts to North Jersey, Non-Public A title (6/3/15)

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    Don Bosco's Sean Buckhout, Nick Berger and Kevin Romero discuss their 13-1, five-inning win over St. Joseph Regional in the North Jersey, Non-Public A championship.

    Photos: St. Joseph (Mont) vs. Don Bosco baseball

    Photos from Don Bosco's 13-1 win over St. Joseph Regional.

    Inside Pitch: NJSIAA Tournament postponed until Wednesday

    Heavy rains washed out the entire Tuesday schedule for the NJSIAA tournament, which will resume on Wednesday

    Inside Pitch: Shore Conference Tournament final preview

    Red Bank Catholic and Christian Brothers set to meet Monday night for the championship

    St. Joseph Regional outlasts Seton Hall Prep

    Devin Ortiz drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 11th and John Greeley tossed six innings of relief to pick up the win as sixth-seeded St. Joseph Regional edged second-seeded Seton Hall Prep in the North Jersey, Non-Public A semis

    Inside Pitch: NJSIAA Tournament schedule

    State semifinals and Non-Public Sectional championships set for Tuesday

    Highlights: Randolph 7, Union City 0 (5/29/15)

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    • May 29, 2015

    Highlights of Randolph's 7-0 win over Union City in the North 1, Group 4 Championship

    Bertelle one-hitter leads Randolph to sectional title

    James Bertelle was nearly unhittable against the Eagles, giving up just one double in the fourth inning, while pitching a complete game shutout to lead his team to a 7-0 victory and the group title.

    Inside Pitch: NJSIAA Baseball Schedule

    Sectional finals and non-public sectional semis highlight Friday schedule

    Don Bosco dispatches Bergen Catholic for fourth time

    Cullen Dana tossed a five-inning, three-hit shutout as Don Bosco downed rival Bergen Catholic for the fourth time this season in a 10-0, five-inning victory. The Ironmen advance to the North Jersey, Non-Public 'A' final.

    Labousuer leads Lakeland to sectional crown

    Lakeland ace Kyle Labousuer was on the mound in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 final against Ramsey and slugger Ashton Bardzell, who entered the contest tied with Mike Trout as New Jersey’s single season home run champ with 18.

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (5/28)

    Unbeaten Don Bosco remains at the top of the latest Tri-State Baseball Rankings

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/28/2015)

    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.

    Hopman, Cruz guide Old Bridge past Jackson

    Tyler Hopman and Luis Cruz made instrumental Contributions in ninth-seeded Old Bridge's 3-2 victory over fourth-seeded and defending champion Jackson Memorial

    Explosive inning rallies CBA past Manasquan

    Trailing by a run, CBA scored nine times in the bottom of the sixth to post a 13-5 victory over Manasquan in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament; RBC downs Jackson Memorial to reach final

    Inside Pitch: State tournament rewind

    Esposito answers call for Bergen Catholic; Ramsey's Bardzell shrugs off hype to deliver record-tying blast; Randolph proving seeds mean little; McDonnell, Fischer shine on mound

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/28)

    Don Bosco maintains its season-long clutch on No. 1; Bergen Catholic slides to No. 3 and charging South Plainfield debuts

    River Dell downs Wayne Valley on diamond

    River Dell scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings and needed almost every one of them to hold off a Wayne Valley rally in an 8-5 victory in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 semifinal round.

    Bardzell makes history in Ramsey win

    The Rams defeated Pequannock 5-3 in the North 1 Group 2 semifinal as Ashton Bardzell tied the state home run record

    North 1, Group 2 Semifinals: Ramsey 5, Pequannock 3 (5/26/15)

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    Ramsey’s Ashton Bardzell ties the New Jersey single season home run record in the Rams win over Pequannock in the North 1, Group 2 Semifinals.

    No. 1 Don Bosco shuts out DePaul

    Less than 48 hours after an emotional Bergen County Tournament championship win over Bergen Catholic, the Don Bosco Ironmen were back on the field with their NJSIAA playoff lives on the line.

    Postgame: Ramsey’s Bardzell, Butler, Vatcher (5/26/15)

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    Ramsey seniors Ashton Bardzell and Matt Butler and sophomore Ryan Vatcher talk about defeating Pequannock in the North 1, Group 2 Semifinals.

    Ramsey’s Bardzell ties Trout single season record (5/26/15)

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    • May 26, 2015

    Ramsey High School senior centerfielder Ashton Bardzell ties Mike Trout for the New Jersey single season home run record.

    Photos: DePaul vs. Don Bosco baseball

    Photos from Don Bosco's 7-0 win over DePaul. 5/26/15

    Don Bosco defends Bergen title

    Powered by an explosive performance by senior Josh Shaw, the top-seeded and unbeaten Ironmen gradually pulled away from third-seeded Bergen Catholi to post a 9-5 victory for their second straight Bergen County Tournament title

    Postgame: Don Bosco reacts to repeat (5/24/15)

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    • May 24, 2015

    Don Bosco's Josh Shaw and Kevin Romer discuss their 9-5 win over Bergen Catholic in the Bergen County Championship.

    Dreznin spins Bergen Catholic into Bergen final

    Sophomore Zach Dreznin, relying on a tantalizing curveball, wiggled out of a pair of bases-loaded jams and the Crusaders got a spark from some crafty base running in upending St. Joseph Regional, 7-1, in the Bergen County Tournament semifinals

    Bergen County Final: Don Bosco 9, Bergen Catholic 5 (5/24/15)

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    • May 24, 2015

    Highlights of Don Bosco's 9-5 win over Bergen Catholic in baseball in the Bergen County Championship.

    Jangols jump starts Don Bosco

    Junior reliever Vitaly Jangols defused an uprising in the fifth and rode the crest of momentum to a victory out of the bullpen as Tristan Dacey's solo homer proved the difference in a 4-3 win over Mahwah in the Bergen County Tournament semifinal

    Smith, Elliott steer Matawan past Manasquan

    Nick Smith and Adam Elliott know a little some about post-season glory in sports other than baseball but have imposed their championship wisdom upon the surging Huskies, who posted a 5-1 victory over Manasquan in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/21)

    Don Bosco stands firm at the top while Hunterdon Central returns and Millburn and Waynve Valley debut

    Bond powers Pequannock past Westwood

    Corey Bond struck out 12 batters in a complete game victory to lead Pequannock past Westwood in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 quarterfinals.

    Tri-State Baseball Rankings (5/21)

    Don Bosco remains atop the latest Tri-State baseball poll with CBA, Ketcham and Tottenville making their returns

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/21/2015)

    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.

    Martorano, CBA walk off with Monmouth crown

    Junior Brandon Martorano capped a 3-for-3 evening by tagging a walk-off double to dead center in the bottom of the seventh to score Will Morgan and Luca Dalatri struck out 12 in a complete-game effort to stamp a 5-4 win over Wall and second straight Monmouth County Tournament title

    Highlights: CBA 5, Wall 4 (5/19/15)

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    • May 20, 2015

    Highlights of CBA's 5-4 win in the Monmouth County Championship, held at First Energy Park

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Wednesday, May 20

    Jackson Memorial, RBC, CBA and Manasquan advance in Shore Conference Tournament

    Epic Gomez at bat sparks Edison

    Lenin Gomez emerged from a 10-pitch at bat with a single that triggered a three-run rally in the top of the ninth and launched ninth-seeded Edison past eighth-seeded J.P. Stevens, 6-4, in the first round of the NJISAA North 1, Group 4 tournament

    Passaic pulls together to top Paterson Eastside

    After an up-and-down season, Passaic is back on track and started the North 1, Group 4 state tournament with a 4-0 victory over Paterson Eastside.

    NJ Baseball: Group 3 scores & recaps

    Scores and recaps from the NJSIAA Group 3 baseball state tournament

    Inside Pitch: 5 things to watch in 1st round of NJSIAA tournament

    Upset alert, familiar foes, backyard showdowns, best first-round matchup and state championship predicitions, both original and revised

    NJ Baseball: Group 4 scores & recaps

    Scores and recaps from the NJSIAA Group 4 baseball state tournament

    NJ Baseball: Group 1 scores & recaps

    Scores and recaps from the NJSIAA Group 1 baseball state tournament

    NJ Baseball: Non-Public scores & recaps

    Scores and recaps from the NJSIAA Non-Public A and B baseball state tournaments

    NJ Baseball: Group 2 scores & recaps

    Scores and recaps from the NJSIAA Group 2 baseball state tournament

    Postgame: Bergen Catholic's Vinnie Martin

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks with Bergen Catholic's Vinnie Martin about his team's comeback win and his game-winning hit

    Ortiz, Greeley rally St. Joseph past Ramsey in Bergen quarters

    Devin Ortiz complement a strong performance on the mound with a game-tying, three-run homer and John Greeley delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to rally St. Joseph Regional past Ramsey, 4-3, in the quarterfinal round of the Bergen County Tournament

    Highlights: Bergen Catholic 4, River Dell 3 (5/16/15)

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    • May 16, 2015

    Highlights of Bergen Catholic's 4-3 win over River Dell in extra innings in the quarterfinals of the Bergen County Tournament

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps for Friday, May 15

    Nunez spins shutout to guide Passaic past Wayne Valley; Nash-McGhee, Fletcher power Asbury Park; Randolph erupts for 10 runs in fifth to down West Morris

    Crispe sparks Jackson Memorial to OCT crown

    A diving catch by senior Matt Crispe was the inspiration for a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth, one he played a major role in, to propelled second-seeded Jackson Memorial past gritty eight-seed Barnegat in the Ocean County Tournament championship

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/14/2015)

    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.

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (5/14)

    Don Bosco Prep solidified its spot atop the rankings with a win over previous-No. 2 Poly Prep

    Inside Pitch: NJSIAA State Tournament Brackets released

    Check out the field in each section for the NJSIAA state tournament, which begins on Monday

    Highlights: Wayne Valley 9, Wayne Hills 8 (5/14/15)

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    • May 14, 2015

    Highlights of Wayne Valley's 9-8 win over Wayne Hills in baseball.

    Postgame: Wayne Valley's Lopresti and Andresakes (5/14/15)

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    • May 14, 2015

    Wayne Valley's Mike Lopresti and Nico Andresakes discuss their 9-8 win over Wayne Hills in baseball.

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/14)

    Don Bosco holds tight to No. 1 after impressive win; Ramsey, Notre Dame and Wall enter

    No. 1 Don Bosco tops No. 2 Poly Prep

    The Ironmen twice rallied from deficits and pulled out a 4-3 win at home on Tuesday night

    Postgame: Don Bosco's Merholz and Dacey (5/12/15)

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    • May 13, 2015

    Don Bosco's Brian Merholz and Tristan Dacey discuss their 4-3 win over Poly Prep in baseball.

    Highlights: Don Bosco 4, Poly Prep 3 (5/12/15)

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    • May 13, 2015

    Highlights of Tuckahoe's thrilling 7-6 win over Scarsdale in baseball.

    Inside Pitch: Score and recaps from Wednesday, May 13

    Results from the Shore Conference Tournament as well as around the state

    Inside Pitch: Complete County Tournament schedules

    Updated schedules for all remaining county tournanments through to the championship games

    Johnson sparks Sayreville in GMCT

    Connor Johnson worked quick and efficient as did the offense of eighth-seeded Sayreville, which clicked for five runs in the first on the way to an 18-0 victory over 24th-seeded Dunellen in the first round of the GMC Tournament

    McClurg's clutch hit delivers Passaic title to Wayne Valley

    Chris McClurg delivered a walkoff single and Michael LoPresti continued to be a leader with his arm and his bat for Wayne Valley in a 4-3 victory over Pompton Lakes in the Passaic County Tournament championship.

    Persichetti, Schmidt spark Notre Dame to Mercer crown

    Junior Tom Persichetti ignited a two-run uprising with opportunistic hustle while tournament MVP Derek Schmidt got the backing of stellar defense to power second-seeded Notre Dame to a 3-0 decision over top-seeded Steinter in the Mercer County Tournament final

    Highlights: Roxbury 5, Delbarton 1 (5/9/15)

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    • May 10, 2015

    Highlights of Roxbury's 5-1 win over Delbarton, winning their second consecutive Morris County Championship.

    St. Joe's outlasts Demarest in 10 innings

    Austin Bodrato's walk-off single lifts St. Joseph Regional to a 5-4 victory in 10 innings over Northern Valley Demarest in the Bergen County Tournament Round of 16.

    Roxbury claims second straight MCT title

    Behind the complete-game work of Alex Busby, flawless defense and timely offensive execution, top-seeded and defending champion Roxbury upended second-seeded Delbarton, 5-1, in the Morris County Tournament final on Saturday night

    No. 7 Jackson Memorial storms past Bayonne

    Sophomore Dylan Kanner flirted with perfection, seniors Brandon Janofsky and Matt Crispe homered and Jackson erupted for eight runs in the first on the way to a 15-0 victory

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (5/7/2015)

    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: Scores and recaps for Thursday, May 7

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Thursday, May 7

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (5/7)

    Don Bosco holds steady at No. 1 on strength of 17-game win streak; Middletown South, Cranford debut and Colts Neck returns

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (5/7)

    Don Bosco, Poly Prep and Seton Hall Prep remain at the top of the latest MSG Varsity Tri-State Baseball Rankings

    Postgame: Demarest's Cefalo, Garcia (5/6/15)

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    • May 6, 2015

    Demarest's Christian Cefalo and Andrew Garcia discuss their 2-1 Bergen County Tournament win over Dumont in baseball.

    Heitler hauls Fair Lawn past Paramus Catholic in BCT

    Cory Heitler saved his best performance on the mound this year for when his team needed him most and went the distance, dazzling the Paladin hitters, and striking out eight batters in seven innings, while giving up just three base hits en route to a 7-0 victory.

    Photos: Colts Neck vs. Wall baseball

    Baseball: Colts Neck vs. Wall

    Demarest downs Dumont behind Cefalo two-hitter

    Christian Cefalo followed up a no-hitter against Pascack Valley with a two-hitter against Dumont in Demarest's 2-1 victory in the preliminary round of the Bergen County Tournament.

    Highlights: Demarest 2, Dumont 1 (5/6/15)

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    • May 6, 2015

    Highlights of Demarest's 2-1 win over Dumont in baseball in the Bergen County Tournament.

    Ferraioli, DeVitis, Cavrak fuel Colts Neck

    Mario Ferraioli fanned nine over six innings, Sam DeVitis drove in three runs and Tim Cavrak went 4 for 4 as Colts Neck won its eighth straight, 7-2, over Wall

    Cagnetta, Wilinsky lift Watchung Hills in Somerset semis

    Kevin Cagnetta snapped a deadlock with an RBI single in the top of the eighth and Jake Wilinsky turned in four solid innings of relieft as ninth-seeded Watchung weathered a fierce comeback to outlast fourth-seeded Bernards, 7-5, in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament

    Inside Pitch: Passaic, Somerset schedules

    Three quarterfinals set in Passaic while TD Bank Ballpark hosts Somerset semis on Tuesday

    Eagles have landed: Middletown South wins 12th straight

    Juniors Johnny Zega, Freddy Yahn and Ian Scheuer, along with senior Nolan Pereless, powered Middletown South to its 12th consecutive win, downing No. 7 CBA, 9-5

    Northern Highlands ends division title drought

    The Highlanders beat Ramapo 10-3 on Monday to capture the Big North Freedom Division title

    Resilient Wayne Hills walks off against Fair Lawn in 10

    Wayne Hills defeats Fair Lawn 7-6 in 10 innings.

    Buzzworthy: Busby fires shutout for Roxbury in MCT semis

    Senior southpaw Alex Busby rang up seven strikeouts while crafting a four-hit shutout as top-seeded and defending champion Roxbury downed 14th-seeded Mount Olive, 8-0, in the semifinals of the Morris County Tournament

    Inside Pitch: Defensive Gems dominate MCT semis

    Glove manufacturers would have been proud watching some of these dynamic plays turned in

    Corcoran, Price lift Delbarton in MCT semis

    No. 9 hitter Jack Corcoran sparked Delbarton offensively while Rob Price was right in dealing a four-hit shutout to fuel second-seeded Delbarton to a 2-0 victory over 14th-seeded Mount Olive in the semifinals of the Morris County Tournament

    Postgame: St. Mary (Ruth.) McIlwain and Careri (5/1/15)

    MSG Varsity's Chris Costa talks to St Mary's (Ruth.) Naz McIlwain and Sal Careri after their 9-2 win over Glen Rock

    Don Bosco tops St. Joseph

    Don Bosco tops St. Joseph, 4-1, on Friday evening.

    Highlights: St. Mary (Ruth.) 9, Glen Rock 2 (5/1/15)

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    • May 2, 2015

    Highlights of St Mary's 9-2 win over Glen Rock

    Photos: Morris County Tournament baseball semifinals

    Mount Olive vs. Delbarton baseball

    Inside Pitch: County Tournament Schedule

    Where you heading this weekend? Here is a look at games, sites and times for county tournaments

    St. Rose rallies to edge Keyport

    The Purple Rose manufactured a run in the bottom of the seventh without the aid of a hit to outlast gritty Keyport, 2-1; Westwood rallies late to upend No. 14 Mahwah

    St. Mary (Ruth.) keeps rolling in win over Glen Rock

    St. Mary (Ruth.) defeats Glen Rock 9-1 to win its fourth straight game.

    Kobuta drives Somerville past Bernards

    Relying on the fundamental principles of hitting emphasized by coach Chris Banos, Jake Kobuta played to his strengths and had a productive afternoon to show for it during Somerville's 8-4 win over Bernards

    Super sophs: Mostrangeli, Beyer ignite No. 2 Steinert

    Ryan Mostrangeli, a week removed from suffering a separated shoulder, picked up where he left off and Jake Beyer ripped a pair of timely hits to drive the Spartans to an 11-5 verdict over Hamilton West

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/30/2015)

    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 (4/30)

    Big wins cement Don Bosco atop poll; Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Jackson Memorial and Mahwah debut while Hunterdon Central returns

    MSGV 360 (4/29/15)

    See everything that's happening on MSG Varsity in 3 minutes with news, highlights, interviews and social media updates. Watch MSGV 360 each day to see what we're talking about and who we're covering. Hosted by Amanda Pugliese.

    Highlights: St. Peter's Prep 10, Hudson Catholic 0 (4/29/15)

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    • Apr 29, 2015

    Highlights of St. Peter Prep's 10-0 win over Hudson Catholic

    Postgame: St. Peter Prep's Antonio Velardi (4/29/15)

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    • Apr 29, 2015

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks to St. Peter's Prep senior pitcher Antonio Velardi about his no-hitter in the Marauders 10-0 win over Hudson Catholic

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Tuesday, April 28

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Tuesday, April 28

    Dana dazzles for No. 1 Don Bosco

    The Seton Hall-bound southpaw struck out 10 while firing a four-hitter to spark the Ironmen to an 11-1 victory over Bergen Catholic in the first game played under the lights at Don Bosco

    Fast start fuels St. Peter's Prep past CBA, 6-4

    The Marauders scored five in the first, using timely hits from Kyle Bowes and Colin Powers, to pick up their 14th straight win, 6-4, over CBA at the Autism Awareness Challenge

    Fast start fuels St. Peter's Prep past CBA, 6-4

    The Marauders scored five in the first, using timely hits from Kyle Bowes and Colin Powers, to pick up their 14th straight win, 6-4, over CBA at the Autism Awareness Challenge

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/9/14)

    Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner get you caught up on New Jersey baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveals our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll.

    Farr exceeding projections for St. Joseph

    Projected for a role on JV, Mike Farr has become an invaluable commodity for St. Joseph (Met.), which upended No. 2 Steinter, 4-1, as part of the Autism Awareness Challenge

    Offensive balance paces Manalapan past Howell

    The 11th-seeded Braves used a timely 11-hit showing, powered by base knocks from 10 different sources, to score a 10-4 triumph over sixth-seeded Howell in the first round of the Monmouth County Tournament

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Friday, April 24

    Dreznin, Esposito set tone for Bergen Catholic; Dalatri 11 Ks, CBA offense erupts late; Peto tossed one-hitter for Monroe; McDermott, Capra lead Bridgewater-Raritan; Brito 17 Ks, HR to pace Indian Hills; Robbinsville rallies in bottom 7th; Ovalles celebrates birthday in style for Union City

    Power Rankings: NJ baseball (4/23)

    Top-ranked Don Bosco braces to showdown; St. Peter's Prep debuts with a bullet

    Ligget gem powers RBC to 5-0 shutout

    Junior Justin Liggett spun a three-hit shutout and Red Bank Catholic got increasingly more aggressive at the plate as the game progressed to post a 5-0 victory over Ocean

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/23/2015)

    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.

    Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll (4/23)

    Don Bosco, Poly Prep and Steinert hold on to the top three spots in the latest Tri-State Baseball Poll

    Ruetsch, Alessi send Allentown to walk-off victory

    Jake Alessi reached on an error and scored in the bottom of eighth on a Zach Ruetsch sacrifice fly to push Allentown past Robbinsville, 4-3

    Timely defense, hitting spark Bridgewater-Raritan

    The Panthers turned a pivotal early double play and rode the momentum it created to a 5-1 victory over Immaculata

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    Seton Hall bats stay hot in win over Nutley

    After Sean Rodriguez retired the first two batters with ease, he ensued to walk the next three and Matt O’Neill made him pay with a bases clearing double to give his team a 7-2 lead, en route to a 9-3 victory.

    Inside Pitch: Playing Catch Up

    Rain-out theater on Monday presented the perfect opportunity to take a spin around the state for the latest news

    Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 9, Nutley 3 (4/21/15)

    Highlights of Seton Hall Prep's 9-3 win over Nutley, improving their record to 11-0

    Yard brothers lead Wall past Old Bridge on Strike Out Autism Day

    On a day that means so much more than baseball to the community of Wall Township, the Knights were able to give their fans something extra to cheer about with a 3-1 victory over Old Bridge on the third annual Strike Out Autism Challenge Awareness Day.

    Anker, Abate add up to Wayne Hills victory

    Joe Anker faced just two batters over the minimum to pick up a 4-2 victory in six innings of relief and Dan Abate drove in two big runs for Wayne Hills.

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/16/2015)

    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 (4/16)

    With convincing win, Don Bosco stands firm at No. 1, Steinert, Toms River North and Seton Hall Prep move up

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (4/16)

    Don Bosco confirmed its place atop the Tri-State baseball poll with a rout of previous No. 2 St. Joe's.

    Inside Pitch: Strike Out Autism & Autism Awareness Schedules

    Two events raising awareness for autism scheduled for this weekend

    Sames delivers in bottom 9th for Immaculata

    Senior Alec Sames laced an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to lift Immaculata past previously-unbeaten Ridge, 4-3; Ciervo paces No. 5 Toms River North; Sartori shines on mound and plate for Ramsey; Blumenstyk leads 18-hit attack in Waynve Valley win; Surging Jackson rides another offensive outburst for second straight win

    Finnerty gem leads Ridgewood to fifth straight victory

    Kyle Finnerty had a no-hitter through the first 2 2/3 innings and scattered just three singles, while striking out four, and picking up the complete game shutout to give his team a 5-0 victory.

    Inside Pitch: Colts Neck and Roxbury rewarded for fast starts

    Unbeaten Colts Neck was named the top seed for the Monmouth County Tournament while defending champion Roxbury earned the same in Morris

    Unsettled business: No. 9 Delbarton, Roxbury tie, 3-3

    Roxbury and Delbarton went 10 innings before before the contest was halted due to darkness; Elliott, Matawan hand Ocean its first loss;

    Highlights: Don Bosco Prep 12, St. Joseph Regional 1 (4/12/15)

    Highlights of Don Bosco Prep's 12-1 win over St. Joseph (Montvale)

    Slad, Ferraioli rally Colts Neck past Freehold Boro

    Mario Ferraoili went the distance and his persistent pitching was rewarded when batterymate Jeremy Slad highlighted a seventh-inning rally with an RBI double to spark unbeaten Colts Neck to a 6-4 decision.

    Garcia, Rodriguez power Passaic past Passaic Tech

    Joey Garcia tossed a complete game shutout with 15 strikeouts in Passaic's 4-0 victory over rival Passaic Tech.

    No. 1 Don Bosco storms past No. 2 St. Joseph Regional

    Fueled by a nine-run explosion in the top of the first, Don Bosco rolled to a 12-1 victory over rival St. Joseph Regional

    Marist rallies to edge Old Bridge, 2-1

    Marist scratched out a run in the bottom of seventh to upend Old Bridge, 2-1

    Poly Prep gets home win over Delbarton

    Poly Prep pitcher Nick Storz earned a complete game win and third baseman Daniel Bakst had two hits and 3 RBI's to give Poly Prep a 5-3 non-league victory over Delbarton Saturday in Bay Ridge.

    Seton Hall Prep earns victory over Millburn

    Seton Hall Prep pressured the Millburn defense early and pounded them late in an 8-3 victory over the Millers.

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Friday, April 10

    No. 4 Steinert improves to 6-0; Wiedemann delivers in walk-off fashion for Paramus; Bartolomei picks up win and plays part in offense as Ocean stays unbeaten; DeMild posts first varsity win for red-hot Sayreville; No. 4 Steinert keeps rolling

    Price powers Delbarton to 5-3 victory over Morristown

    Robbie Price went 6 1/3 innings, giving up just three earned runs and striking out eight batters to lead his team to a 5-3 victory and a 3-0 start to the season.

    Around the Diamond - New Jersey (4/9/2015)

    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.

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (4/9)

    Don Bosco opens the 2015 Tri-State Baseball Poll in the No. 1 spot entering Sunday's showdown with No. 2 St. Joe's

    Morgan delivers in walk-off style for CBA

    Will Morgan lined an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to send unbeaten Christian Brothers to a 1-0 victory over Marlboro

    Power rankings: NJ baseball (4/9)

    Don Bosco, which opens at No. 1, set to tangle with No. 2 St. Joseph Regional on Sunday

    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Wednesday, April 8

    Fey walkoff HR in bottom of ninth lifts Howell; Antico, Kay, D'Ottavio power Colts Neck to best start since '03; Elliott twirls four-hitter for Matawan; Young, Cuevas, Diaz spark No. 15 St. Mary (Ruth.)

    Ridge, Hunterdon Central settle for 6-6 tie

    Deteriorating field conditions due to persistent rain forced a halt to the contest after eight innings; Attianese, Gabriel lift Old Bridge; Helfrich fuels Lenape Valley; Pinto, Taylor power Jackson Liberty; Johnson, Chandler spark Keyport; Reardon shines for North Brunswick; Fischer, Larsen, Hyers drive Toms River North

    Willis fires no-hitter to fuel St. Joseph past Piscataway

    Sophomore right-hander Justin Willis, relying on a pinpoint fastball and vanishing slider, needed just 80 pitches to craft a no-hit masterpiece as unbeaten St. Joseph of Metuchen handed Piscataway its first loss, 3-0

    Rose shines with bat and glove as TRN downs Jackson

    Junior Joe Rose went 3 for 4 with a homer, double and three RBI and flashed some defensive instincts as No. 8 Toms River North edged No. 5 Jackson Memorial, 8-7; Keledy, Mostrangeli spark No. 10 Steinert over South Jersey power Gloucester Catholic; Werr grand slam stamps eight-run rally in bottom seventh to lift Pequannock

    Arrendando, Goldbecher lift Union City past North Bergen

    Junior right-hander Jean Carlos Arrendando turned 3 1/3 innings of lights-out relief and Deven Goldbecher collected five RBI to pace Union City to a 15-7 victory at rival North Bergen

    Postgame: Northern Highland's Hunter Abdalla (4/1/15)

    MSG Varsity's John Malone talks to winning pitcher Hunter Abdalla about his team's opening day win over Paramus.

    Parrino, Kelly rally Shore past Manasquan

    Sam Parrino delivered a bases-loaded triple to stamp a five-run outburst and James Kelly tossed a complete game as regining Group 1 state champion Shore opened its campaign with an impressive 5-4 win over Manasquan

    Highlights: Northern Highlands 4, Paramus 2 (4/1/15)

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    Highlights of Northern Highlands 4-2 win over Paramus on baseball's opening day.

    Cantilina, Ferrara and Lotuschko lead Ramapo shutout over DePaul

    Armond Biagini came up with a clutch two-out RBI double in the first inning and the pitching trio of Paul Cantilina, AJ Ferrara and Greg Lotuschko scattered just five hits, as Ramapo took down the Spartans 4-0.

    Muggeo records first victory at Bergen Catholic

    BC trailed early 2-0 to Paramus Catholic after the first inning, but took over in every facet of the game over the final six, in route to an 8-2 victory.

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    Inside Pitch: Scores and recaps from Wednesday, April 1

    Quick start sparks Howell; Peroni walk-off HR lifts Steinert; Tauriello, Carton power Morristown

    Abdalla twins lead Northern Highlands to win over Paramus

    Hunter Abdalla tossed six strong innings and Noah Abdalla ripped a two-run single to lead Northern Highlands to a 4-2 victory over Paramus for an opening-day victory

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Toms River North

    A veteran staff headlined by senior right-handers Doug Molnar, Ryan Larsen and Brett Hyers, coupled with the explosiveness of junior Joe Rose and refined defense has the Mariners in the heart of the Group 4 conversation

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Hunterdon Central

    Brett McManus, Matt Toke and Pat Clare lead a Red Devil cast rich on pitching, offensive potential and defensive reliability

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Monroe

    Robbie Peto and Eric Heatter, a pair of underclassmen hurlers, give the Falcons a powerful 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation while senior Chris Hernandez looks to set the offensive tone

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Steinert

    The Spartans feature a bona fide ace in junior Kyle Muller heading a deep and diverse staff while senior catcher Anthony Peroni will manage the rotation and offer it plenty of offensive support

    Inside Pitch: Pre-Season Top 15 and predictions

    Don Bosco opens season at No. 1 with rival St. Joseph Regional in hot pursuit

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Don Bosco

    The defending Bergen County Tournament champion welcomes back a slew of veterans as it prepares to defend its crown and make a charge at a Non-Public A title

    Inside Pitch: NJ Players to Watch

    Some of the top seniors, juniors and sophomores to keep an eye on this spring

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Marist

    The defending Hudson County Tournament champion returners seven experienced letter winners, including AJ Candelario, Jesse Matos

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Seton Hall Prep

    A solid senior core, led by Matt O'Neill, Tyler Sanfilippo and Alex Baratta, will make Seton Hall Prep the favorite in pursuit of a third straight Greater Newark Tournament title

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Old Bridge

    Zach Attianese, who earned Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year as a sophomore, Billy Layne, ambidextrous Tyler Hopman, Jordan Fetterman and James Gabriel give the Knights plenty of pitching to compete in the GMC Red Division arms race

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down West Milford

    Peter Ferony looks to duplicate his production of a year ago, Connor Maupai and Dylan Gieger seek to make an impact as mult-taskers and Sam Yuhas returns to promote promise for veteran Highlanders

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Christian Brothers

    Junior RHP Luca Dalatri headlines a Colts' crew with all the earmarksto challenge in Non-Public A

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Bridgewater-Raritan

    A senior-laden cast with a number of returning starters in the fold bodes well for the Panthers

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Bayonne

    Imposing junior Neal Kiniery aims to make impact on hill and with bat for buzzing Bees

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down St. Joseph Regional

    Right-handers Austin Bodrato and Devin Ortiz headline a Green Knights' staff eager to send iconic Frank Salvano out on a high note in his farewell season

    Inside Pitch: Breaking down Jackson Memorial

    Seniors Brandon Janofsky, a superior multi-tasker, and Joe DeMaio, along with junior Kyle Johnson, are set to guide the Jaguars in defense of the Group 4 state title

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