Watch Tuesday 4.23 JSZ Baseball Highlights
It’s upset Tuesday in New Jersey high school baseball. Bergen Catholic delivers a stunner to N.J.’s No. 1 Delbarton, plus the No. 2 team in the state falls to seventh ranked Bishop Eustace. We also have a huge game for Jackson Liberty’s David Melfi and Allentown and Holy Cross battle in a professional ballpark! Bergen Catholic 6 Delbarton 2 Delbarton came into this game as winners of nine straight, ranked as the No. 1 team in N.J. and as the seventh-best team in the country — but Bergen Catholic wasn’t intimidated by the gaudy achievements. Notre Dame commit Dominic Cancellieri collected 11 strikeouts in the complete game and the Crusaders’ offense was led by sophomore Luis DeLaCruz. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Breslin Field in Lyndhurst: Allentown 7 Holy Cross 4 On the same field taken by New York Yankee legends like Derek Jeter to current superstars like Aaron Judge, fans gathered for a great afternoon of high school baseball in Trenton. Allentown picked up its fifth straight win with a 7-4 victory over Holy Cross Prep. Despite having a rough day on defense, the Red Birds relied on their bats and pitcher Matt Bethea to bail them out. Bethea lit up the mound finishing the day with 13 strikeouts, three hits and just two earned runs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 7 Bishop Eustace 8 No. 2 St. Augustine 5 The Crusaders exacted a bit of revenge on the Hermits after falling to St. Augustine in the South Jersey Non-Public A semifinals last season. Eustace raced out to a 5-0 lead thanks to a bases-clearing double from Chuck Sanzio and a two-run homer from Mike Guzzardo in the first inning. Kenny Levari and Jason Hoopes both hit home runs for the Hermits in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pennsauken: Jackson Liberty 12 Barnegat 2 (5 innings) David Melfi was 4-4 with two doubles, a grand slam and 6 RBI’s to lead the Lions to a 9-1 mark. Melfi launched his home run to left in the second inning and nearly hit a second grand slam in the bottom of the fourth when he hit the fence in right field for a two-run double. JSZ has the highlights of Tuesday morning Shore Conference baseball:
Watch Monday 4.1 Opening Day JSZ Baseball Highlights
Baseball season is here! JSZ is excited to kick off our baseball coverage with four great matchups around the state. We’ve got an emotional pre-game ceremony at Old Bridge, a big time matchup between Bishop Eustace and Eastern, plus Seton Hall Prep’s opener at Rick Porcello Field and Mater Dei Prep getting Shore Conference play started in style. Watch it all here! Old Bridge 4 South Brunswick 0 Opening day seemed a little bittersweet for Old Bridge as the Knights paid tribute to alumni Zach Attianese who lost his life in an automobile accident over the Summer along with his father Jude. You can check out our previous story honoring the inseparable father-son duo here. The two time Gatorade Player of the Year and MLB prospect pitcher who earned a scholarship to UNC left a lasting impression on his community and they returned the favor by retiring his number 49. Old Bridge, led by St. John’s commit Sonny Fauci, were able to take advantage of aggressive situational base running to come out on top with a 4-0 victory. Fauci allowed only two hits and finished the day with six strike outs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Bishop Eustace 12 Eastern 0 The Crusaders put South Jersey on notice with a dominating win over the defending Diamond Classic champion Vikings in five innings. Campbell University commit Mike Guzzardo led the way at the plate with five runs batted in. Nick Koehn opened the scoring with a bases-clearing double. Maryland commit Matt Orlando struck out six in four shutout innings of work on the mound to pick up the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference showdown: Seton Hall Prep 6 Millburn 4 Everyone has the opening day jitters and it was Seton Hall Prep who knocked off the off-season rust with a four-run explosion in the sixth inning and a go-ahead RBI double via Karson Harcourt that pushed the Pirates to their first win of 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Mater Dei Prep 7 Keyport 4 Brandon Sansone gave up just one hit and fanned 10 over five innings in a solid debut on the hill for the Seraphs. Mater Dei outhit Keyport 9-2 and used a three-run 4th inning to stake to a 7-2 lead. Freshman Ashton Mejias pitched two innings in relief to get the save in his varsity debut. Watch JSZ’s highlights from the Shore Conference:
Voting is underway for JSZ Week 7 Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Seven in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 7 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 7 Highlights
It will be an all-NJ final for the Phillies Carpenter Cup
Burlington 6 Jersey Shore 1 Getting to live out your childhood dream of playing in the Majors doesn’t come true for many, but for the four remaining teams of the 32nd Annual Carpenter Cup Classic they got to take the field Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The semifinal matchup between Burlington County and Jersey Shore was headlined by a six run fourth inning that included a 2 run home run from Duke bound Senior Jake Topolski of Lenape that would ultimately send ‘Burlco’ back to the championship game as they try to claim the title for the first time since 2012. Watch the highlights now: Olympic-Colonial 10 Delaware North 6 Sky Duff went 2 for 3 with a triple, a homer and 3 RBI’s to lead Olympic-Colonial into the Carpenter Cup finals. Olympic-Colonial used a five-run 9th inning to reach the championship game. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the home of the Philadelphia Phillies: Coming soon – highlights of Burlington County vs. Jersey Shore!
Three NJ teams to play at Phillies Citizens Bank Park
The Philadelphia Phillies Carpenter Cup features 16 high school baseball all-star teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The first two rounds are played in downtown Philadelphia’s FDR Park. Monday’s quarterfinals saw three New Jersey teams reach the semifinals and the chance to play this Friday at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a thrilling South Jersey quarterfinal that saw Olympic-Colonial rally from eight runs down to reach the semifinals: Carpenter Cup Semifinals – Friday at Citizens Bank Park Delaware North vs. Olympic-Colonial, 9:30 am Burlington County vs. Jersey Shore, 1:00 pm Championship game – Saturday at 10:00 am
Cast your vote for South Jersey Baseball and Softball Top Performers
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball player’s of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com
Who will take home Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball? Vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
IHA and Bishop Eustace share Non-Public “A” soccer title
From Kean University, JSZ brings you a battle between Immaculate Heart Academy and Bishop Eustace in the Non-Public A Girls Soccer Final. IHA scored early with Ava Wilson for the early 1-0 lead; however, Bishop Eustace came storming back in the last two minutes of regulation to tie the game up 1-1. The two teams would then go on to be co-champions of the Non-Public A Tournament after two scoreless overtimes. Not everyone’s favorite ending, but after the game JSZ’s Courtney DuPont caught tup with both goal scorers. Check out full highlights: Immaculate Heart – 1 Bishop Eustace – 1
Bellomo and Brennan Lead CBA Past Bishop Eustace for Third Straight Non-Public A South Title! – Watch Highlights
Non-Public A South Final Christian Brothers – 2 Bishop Eustace – 0 It was a scoreless defensive battle in Holmdel for 45 minutes of play until Dominic Bellomo put in a goal for CBA off a loose ball in the 46th, then Kevin Brennan let loose on a rocket and scored in the 66th. Goalie Shane Keenan was able to take care of the rest for the No.1 seeded Colts as Christian Brothers Academy came away with a 2-0 win over Bishop Eustace. CBA advances to take on Delbarton in what will be their 16th appearance in the Non-Public A Title Match, and the colts will looking to capture their 7th state title in score history. Watch Highlights and post game reaction of Christian Brothers Academy vs Bishop Eustace below! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Golden goals highlight Monday state soccer action
JSZ brings you four games of action from around the state in the girls state soccer playoffs. The public school brackets have now reached the sectional final level while we are at the state semifinal level in the Non-Public brackets. North 2 Group 3 Semifinals Middletown South 4 Somerville 3 – Overtime The North 2 Group 3 girls soccer semifinal game featured #5 seed, Middletown South at #1 seed, Somerville. The Pioneer’s Christina Cernuto scores 3 beautiful goals to bring her season total to 33. However, Somerville was outscored by the Eagles 4-3 in overtime thanks to senior forward Emma Laudisi who scored 3 goals herself, including the golden in OT! Check out the full highlights brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Thanks to Prown’s, JSZ catches great Eagles highlights all year long! Non-Public “A” South Semifinals Bishop Eustace 1 Saint John Vianney 0 – Double Overtime Brittany Pickering delivered a low liner on a corner kick in the 92nd minute that was put home by Sammie Sorensen to give the Crusaders an upset win over #1 seed SJV. The game was a defensive stalemate as there were very few quality opportunities before overtime. The game-winning goal came on the first corner of the game for Bishop Eustace. Watch the game-winner and post-match reaction from Holmdel: Thanks to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore, Your Community Bank, for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage all year long on Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll have more Lancers highlights starting this Friday night for the state football playoffs and into the winter and spring! South Jersey Group-4 Semi Finals Toms River North 4 Clearview 0 Toms River North continues their run toward a 2nd straight South Jersey Group-4 Championship, as the Lady Mariners completed a dominant 4-0 semi-final win over Clearview on Monday afternoon. TR North had four different players score as Marisa Tava, Summer Petrick, Jenna Royson, and Melissa Wilhelm all tallied goals, while freshman goalie Cameron Kennet had 8 saves in the shutout win. Watch Highlights of the Lady Mariners below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to PEAK Coaching For Success for providing coverage of Toms River North Mariner Athletics! The match up between Allentown and Colts Neck was nothing short of an exciting physical battle. Olivia Denney got things in the started with an early first half goal that was quickly countered by the Lady Cougars. The Red birds would score a pair shortly after and they are going to meet Toms River East for the championship on 11/9. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights! Central Group 3 Semifinals Colts Neck 1 Allentown 3 Thank you Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Red Birds sports all year long! Thanks to HIT Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage! Monday State Playoff Soccer Scores North Jersey 1 Group 1 Mountain Lakes 2 Park Ridge 1 Waldwick vs. Emerson Boro North Jersey 1 Group 2 Sparta 1 Kittatinny 0 Westwood 1 Ramsey 0 North Jersey 1 Group 3 Northern Highlands 3 Pascack Valley 0 Roxbury 4 Indian Hills 0 North Jersey 1 Group 4 Ridgewood 0 Livingston 0 (Ridgewood wins on PKs 4-2) Morris Knolls 2 Clifton 0 North Jersey 2 Group 1 Glen Ridge 1 Whippany Park 0 Verona 3 Dayton 2 North Jersey 2 Group 2 Parsippany Hills 5 Madison 1 Hanover Park 2 Lyndhurst 0 North Jersey 2 Group 3 West Morris 2 Chatham 1 Middletown South 4 Somerville 3 (OT) North Jersey 2 Group 4 Westfield 3 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2 Ridge 2 Bridgewater-Raritan 1 Central Jersey Group 1 Shore Regional 2 Metuchen 0 Palmyra 2 Collingswood 1 Central Jersey Group 2 Wall 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 AL Johnson 1 Bernards 1 (Johnson wins on PKs 3-2) Central Jersey Group 3 Allentown 3 Colts Neck 1 Toms River East 2 Steinert 1 Central Jersey Group 4 East Brunswick 2 Hunterdon Central 2 (EB wins on PKs 4-3) Freehold Township 3 Old Bridge 0 South Jersey Group 1 Haddon Township 2 Audubon 1 Pitman 4 Pennsville 3 South Jersey Group 2 Cinnaminson 3 Cedar Creek 2 Haddonfield 2 Oakcrest 1 South Jersey Group 3 Ocean City 2 Lacey 0 Cherry Hill West 1 Delsea 0 South Jersey Group 4 Washington Township 2 Kingsway 1 Toms River North 4 Clearview 0 Non-Public “A” North Immaculate Heart 2 Pingry 1 DePaul 2 Paramus Catholic 1 Non-Public “A” South Bishop Eustace 1 Saint John Vianney 0 Mount Saint Mary 2 Paul VI 1 Non-Public “B” North Morris Catholic 2 Morristown-Beard 1 Lodi-Immaculate vs. Montclair-Kimberly Non-Public “B” South Moorestown Friends 3 Gill St. Bernards 0 Rutgers Prep vs. Our Lady of Mercy