Top 10 Baseball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 baseball season brought an unprecedented level of anticipation, with teams chomping at the bit to return to the field and chase a state title. What transpired was one of the best seasons in recent memory for NJ baseball. Our summer recap series continues with the top 10 baseball games of the year. No. 10: Bishop Eustace wins Diamond Classic The Crusaders capped off an impressive run through the bracket by shutting down a red-hot Williamstown squad to take home the championship in the 47th Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 9: Panzini’s 12 K gem powers RBC to SCT title Shane Panzini turned in one of his best performances of the season, tossing six shutout innings and striking out twelve to help Red Bank Catholic win the Shore Conference Tournament title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 8: Coppola K’s 17 against rival Cedar Grove Pierce Coppola found another gear on the mound, striking out 17 in Verona’s 4-0 win over rival Cedar Grove. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 7: Mainland walks it off against Don Bosco under the lights in Trenton Mainland brought some of its “Mustang Magic” to Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton, walking it off in dramatic fashion against Don Bosco. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 6: Joe Stanzione slugs Midd. South to Group 4 title game Joe Stanzione made his mark in Middletown South baseball lore in the Group 4 semifinals. Stanzione hit a pair of home runs and followed it up with a walk off single to send the Eagles to the state title game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 5: St. Joe’s (Montvale) wins state title, secures #1 spot in NJ The Green Knights capped off an incredible 2021 season by winning its first Non-Public A state title since 2004 and securing the number one ranking in the state. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 4: Ocean City wins a marathon to bring home 1st state title They say you never forget your first, and in Ocean City, they will never forget the 14-inning marathon that brought the Red Raiders its first state title in program history. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 3: Voorhees walks it off to win Group 2 state title The Vikings were down, but far from out as they put together a two-run, two-out rally in the seventh to bring home the Group 2 state title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Middlesex walks it off in 13 innings to win Group 1 state title Middlesex thrived in dramatic, late-game situations all postseason, capping off a run for the ages with a walk off win in 13 innings to bring home the Group 1 state title. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call: No. 1: St. Augustine storms back to win SJ title The showdown between St. Augustine and Red Bank Catholic for the Non-Public A South title had everything and then some. A gutsy steal from Josiah Ragsdale and a gritty performance from Kyle Neri proved to be the difference in the walk off win for the Hermits. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call:
MLB 2021 Draft: NJ Talent Shines!
Get ready to meet the next generation of baseball’s stars! New Jersey baseball players are very much at the forefront of the 2021 MLB Draft and JSZ will keep you updated on the Garden State’s players who get picked. Stay tuned throughout the next three days as we track where players are headed. The 2021 MLB Draft was headlined by four New Jersey high school senior pitchers who had their name called over the three days of selections. In addition, two SEC pitchers who made their name on New Jersey diamonds were also part of a stellar draft for the Garden State. Watch JSZ’s highlight videos of the newest pros! Round 1 Pick 2: Jack Leiter (Texas Rangers) From starring at Delbarton to shining in the SEC at Vanderbilt, Jack Leiter is now one of the highest drafted NJ players ever. Leiter displayed his elite fastball and knee-buckling off-speed pitches for the Commodores in 18 starts this season. A Summit native and son of MLB veteran Al Leiter, Jack Leiter will bring big-time stuff to the Lone Star state. Round 1 Pick 26: Chase Petty (Minnesota Twins) Chase Petty turned in a dynamic performance every time he took the mound for Mainland in 2021. He finished with 99 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched, throwing a fastball that sat in the upper 90’s and topped out over 100 MPH. The Twins take Petty 26th overall, as the Mustangs star now begins his journey with Minnesota. Round 2 Pick 37: Anthony Solometo (Pittsburgh Pirates) The Bishop Eustace lefty was absolutely sensational in 2021, allowing just a single earned run in 33 innings. The lefty fanned 64 batters, finishing with double-digit strikeouts in each of his five starts. The Pirates plucked Solometo off the board with the first pick of Day 2 of the MLB Draft. Round 4 Pick 108: Shane Panzini (Kansas City Royals) Not only was Shane Panzini the best pitcher in the Shore Conference, he was also very much in the conversation among the elite arms in New Jersey’s entire high school Class of 2021. The Red Bank Catholic ace went 9-0 with 115 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings on the bump. His 0.46 ERA helped his Caseys win the Shore Conference Tournament while also making a deep run in the Non-Public A South state tournament. The MLB Draft process is truly unique. With Shane Panzini poised to go to the University of Virginia, the behind-the-scenes game leading up to his name being called by the Royals is fascinating. JSZ goes to the Panzini home in Spring Lake Heights to get reaction from the newest Kansas City Royal: Round 8 Pick 241: Mike Antico (St. Louis Cardinals) Colts Neck’s Mike Antico closed out a stellar five-year college baseball career and now has a professional opportunity in St. Louis. Antico played four years at St. John’s University before playing a fifth season at the University of Texas helping the Longhorns reach the 2021 College World Series. Antico hit .273 with 16 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, and 47 RBIs. He scored 69 runs and walked 63 times for Texas. Antico finished his career at St. John’s as a .332 hitter with 22 doubles, seven triples, and 13 home runs. He also had 67 RBIs, 44 stolen bases, and 108 runs scored. The 2016 graduate of Colts Neck has a signing bonus slot of $171,200. 14th Round Pick 410: Tyler Ras (Colorado Rockies) The 2018 graduate of Middletown North went on to a great SEC career at the University of Alabama earning his shot at the big leagues with the Rockies. We went back into the JSZ archives to show Ras when he was the Lions ace in high school: 20th Round Pick 603: Sean Hard (New York Yankees) The 2021 high school baseball season was the year of the pitcher and St. Joe-Montvale’s Sean Hard was among the very best in the Garden State. Hard was an incredible 8-0 with a 0.28 ERA and 87 strikeouts to lead the Green Knights to the Non-Public “A” state championship. The Boston College commit becomes the fourth New Jersey high school pitcher to be selected in the 2021 MLB Draft . Check out JSZ’s highlight reel from his stellar senior season”
Vote Now for JSZ’s Clutch Play of the Year
Athletes from all over the Garden State came up clutch during the spring season. We’ve taken the best clutch moments captured by our JSZ cameras, from a variety of spring sports, and we want you to vote on the best one! Take a look at the highlight reel, and then cast your votes as often as you’d like until Sunday at 3:00 pm! Continue to cast your votes for boys and girls lacrosse goals of the year until those polls close as well. On Saturday, we’ll roll out our top Web Gems of the spring!
Panzini Powers RBC to Sectional Final
Red Bank Catholic handed Bishop Eustace its first loss of the season in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week! Red Bank Catholic 6 Bishop Eustace 1 | Non-Public A South Semifinal Virginia commit Shane Panzini was dominant on the mound for the Caseys, throwing a complete game three-hitter. Panzini finished with 12 strikeouts and just one walk. The senior also helped power RBC at the plate, crushing a monster solo home run and finishing the game with two RBIs. Frank Scrivanic went 3-4 with an RBI, while Alex Stanyek and Shane Andrus also drove in runs in the victory for the Caseys. RBC (21-3) advances to face St. Augustine on Thursday in the Non-Public South A final on Thursday. David Alleva had a pair of hits for the Crusaders (21-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Pennsauken: The JSZ Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Eustace Wins Diamond Classic Title
JSZ’s OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week is the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic final. Bishop Eustace 8 Williamstown 1 | Diamond Classic Final Anthony Solometo pitched another gem to lead the Crusaders to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title. The UNC commit Solometo allowed just two hits and struck out 12 in five and 2/3 innings of work, before a lightning delay ended his night early. Stony Brook commit David Alleva and Sebastian Pisacreta each drove in a pair of runs for Eustace (20-0) in the victory. Matt McIntire drove in the lone run of the game for the Braves (18-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Pitman: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with OceanFirst Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Coverage of Williamstown is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Saturday 5.22 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Saturday featured a ton of big games all over the state. We have highlights from two extra-inning conference tournament championships, the semifinals from the Diamond Classic and one of NJ’s aces slinging in the Shore Conference. Catch all the action now with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Millburn 6 Seton Hall Prep 5 (11 Innings) | […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 5.18 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A jam-packed day in high school baseball sees Pierce Coppola take the mound for Verona, Anthony Solometo in action for Bishop Eustace in a Diamond Classic thriller, and Williamstown upsetting St. Augustine to reach the Diamond Classic semifinals. Check back throughout the night as the highlights roll in! Williamstown 6 St. Augustine 4 | Diamond […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 5.7 JSZ Baseball Highlights
What better way to kick off the weekend than with some big-time baseball? JSZ has coverage from some tremendous games around the Garden State! Monroe 2 South Brunswick 1 (9 innings) Monroe (10-1) picked up its eighth straight win with a thrilling nine inning victory over Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division foe South Brunswick (6-5). […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 4.23 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A pair of showcase events begin with some great games to help kick off the weekend. Enjoy the highlights! Bishop Eustace 2 Ocean City | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Anthony Solometo threw an absolute gem in his Crusaders debut. The Gloucester Catholic transfer and North Carolina commit tossed a complete game shutout. Solometo allowed just […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.11 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The basketball season continues to heat up! We have highlights from games all over the state! Camden 83 Eastern 58 | Boys The Panthers pulled away late to stay perfect on the season at (4-0). Cian Medley led The High with 23 points, while D.J. Wagner added 20 points in the victory. Zubair Lee (23 […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
The Polls Are Open! Vote Now for Week 2 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is officially underway and the second week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Reflecting on The Last Dance
In a year that’s often felt hopeless for New Jersey high school athletes, the Last Dance Tournament offered optimism. Thousands of players took part in an event that will be remembered for years to come. Whether it was three games, or three weeks, the high school baseball community found a piece of something that was lost. Players, coaches, parents and fans got to say goodbye to the season on their own terms. Jersey Sports Zone presents a special Last Dance video essay: Our thanks to Sterling National Bank and to RWJBarnabas Health for making JSZ’s Last Dance coverage possible.
Watch Wednesday 7.30 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
There was hardware up for grabs on Wednesday night, with the Last Dance North and South Region championship games. JSZ has complete coverage of both games with highlights and reaction. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region Final | FirstEnergy Park Jackson Jags (Jackson Memorial) 4 Saders Baseball (Bishop Eustace) 3 The Jags fell behind 3-0 early, but came back to win it and capture the Jim Brown Memorial Trophy. Carmine Petosa was clutch all night long, driving in three runs in the victory. Tom Cartnick also drove in a run for Jackson Memorial. Zach Crotchfelt came on in relief and pitched the Jags into the Last Dance Tournament final. JSZ’s Mike Frankel and Nery Rodriguez have the highlights and reaction from the home of the Blue Claws: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. North Region Final | Skylands Stadium Cougars Baseball (Cranford) 10 BC Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 0 (6 innings) The #13 seed continued its dominating play in the North Region with a 10-run outburst against another Bergen County non-public power. The Cougars scored three runs in the first and never looked back as lefty Rob Salvatore was brilliant in a three hit shutout going the distance and striking out six. Joe Meola paced the Cougars bats with a 5 RBI night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook bring you the Cougars title winning performance from Skylands Stadium: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is being brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics Jersey Sports Zone’s championship preview and post-game MVP interviews this week are brought to you by RWJ Barnabas, the title sponsor of the Last Dance World Series.
Watch Tuesday 7.28 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
We now know the final four teams left in the 222-team Last Dance Tournament. JSZ has highlights from a pair of North Jersey games at TD Bank Ball Park and another duo from the South Jersey bracket at FirstEnergy Park in the Elite 8 round. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in all day long! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. North Region | Elite 8 | TD Bank Ballpark Bergen Catholic (BC Crusaders) 4 Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 2 Luis Delacruz was on his game Tuesday as the Bergen Catholic catcher knocked in all four of his team’s runs as the Crusaders stood tough and knocked out the defending Non-Public A champions. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Cranford (Cougar Baseball) 12 Don Bosco (DiamondBacks) 0 #13 seed Cranford punched its ticket to the North Region final with a dominating 12-0 victory over #1 seed Don Bosco. The Cougars held onto a tight 2-0 lead early before getting a jolt in the sixth inning when Cranford put six runs on the board. Aiden Plick and Ryan Juros combined for seven RBI’s while Will Gallagher pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out eight. Cranford will face Bergen Catholic in the North final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: South Region | Elite 8 | FirstEnergy Park Sader Baseball (Bishop Eustace) 3 vs. Gloucester Catholic (Brooklawn) 0 Eustace pitcher Anthony Solometo spent his first two seasons at GC, and the North Carolina commit threw a gem against his former team. Solometo allowed just one hit and struck out 12 in six innings of work. David Alleva delivered the key hit of the ballgame; a three-run homer in the 4th inning. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. Jackson Jags (Jackson Memorial) 6 Falcon Baseball (St. Joseph Met.) 1 Matt Potok went the distance on a 4-hitter, striking out 9 and walking none and the Jaguars touched two future ACC pitchers for four runs in the second inning to earn a spot in the South Championship game vs. Bishop Eustace. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights form Lakewood: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center Jersey Sports Zone’s championship preview and post-game MVP interviews this week are brought to you by RWJ Barnabas, the title sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Last Dance continues this week with Elite 8
From 222 teams, we’re down to the Elite 8 in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ looks ahead to Tuesday’s quarterfinals and sets the schedule for this week’s game’s that ends with one overall champion! The first week of the Last Dance World Series saw 222 teams whittle down to 32 region champions. Last week saw the start of single elimination play and we have arrived at the Elite 8. Check out our video that shows who’s still standing in this amazing tournament: Last Dance World Series Schedule Tuesday South Semifinals at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Sader Baseball Club (Bishop Eustace) vs. Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic), 3:00 p.m. Falcons Baseball (St. Joe-Metuchen) vs. Jackson Jags (Jackson Memorial) 7:00 p.m. Both South games at Lakewood are SOLD OUT North Semifinals at TD Bank Ballpark in Somerset Tidal Wave (Delbarton) vs. Bergen Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 10:00 a.m. Cranford vs. Diamond Backs (Don Bosco Prep) 1:00 p.m. Wednesday South Championship at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood 7:00 p.m. North Championship at Skylands Stadium in Augusta 7:00 p.m. Friday Last Dance Championship at Arm&Hammer Park in Trenton 7:00 p.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance highlights are made possible by Sterling National Bank and our post-game coverage and Last Dance features during championship week are brought to you by RWJBarnabas Health
Vote now for RWJBarnabas Last Dance Week Two Top Play
The Web Gems were off the charts in single elimination play across the state. Check out the top plays captured by JSZ cameras from Week Two of the Last Dance World Series and cast your vote! Baseball’s back and RWJBarnabas is helping JSZ celebrate its return with the top plays captured by our cameras from the second week of the Last Dance High School World Series. Watch the video below and then cast your vote for your favorite highlight. The winner of our poll will win a JSZ Game Ball and we’ll make a presentation next week during the last week of the Last Dance. The polls stay open through Sunday at 12 noon Take Our Poll Last Week, the Howell duo of Ryan Behnken and Chis Acampora won top play for their 7-2 double play against Monmouth Regional. We brought Game Balls and JSZ masks to the Rebels! Thanks to RWJBarnabas for sponsoring JSZ’s Top Plays and being the presenting sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Watch Wednesday 7.22 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
The Last Dance Tournament rolls on with Round of 16 action at marquee venues around the state. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights + interviews from all eight games, so make sure to check back throughout the night! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region | FirstEnergy Park Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 11 Williamstown 1 St. Joseph Metuchen advanced to the Last Dance Elite 8 with an 11-1 victory thanks to a big day on the mound from Duke commit Adam Boucher who ended the evening with one earned run, four hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Brett Subers went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: South Region | FirstEnergy Park Saders Baseball (Bishop Eustace) 8 Kingsway 1 Eustace raced out to an early lead and never looked back, punching a ticket to the South Region semifinals. Nick Senior knocked in a pair of runs for the Saders in the victory. Joe Mascio pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win on the mound. JSZ’s Mike Frankel and James Mooney have the highlights and reaction from Lakewood: South Region | FirstEnergy Park Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic) 6 Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 5 GC led 6-1 heading into the 6th inning, and held off a furious Hornets rally to advance. Adam Gates and Jason Morgan drove in two runs apiece in the victory. The Rams will now face South Jersey rival Bishop Eustace in the tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: South Region | First Energy Park Jackson Memorial 5 Washington Twp 3 The Jags have been on a tear through the Last Dance, only giving up 3 runs and posting 2 shutouts but the Minutemen proved to be their best challenge yet. The game was scoreless until the sixth inning as Sam Kaschak (Washington) and Nick Beetel (Jackson) dueled on the mound. Jackson opened up the scoring in the sixth and held off the late surge from Township in the seventh to win 5-3. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Don Bosco (DiamondBacks) 3 Jefferson 1 After a thrilling, come-from-behind win Tuesday, Don Bosco turned around and battled through to the next round of the Last Dance World Series with a tough, 3-1 win over Jefferson. A huge fourth inning with a pair of monster doubles and a single proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Cranford 8 Ridgewood 2 Cranford has proven throughout the first two weeks of the Last Dance World Series that they can score against just about anyone. The Cougars backed that claim up on Wednesday with six runs in the first two innings – including a double and two-run home run from Marcus Johnson. Will Gallagher allowed a pair of runs in the complete game win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: North Region | Skylands Stadium St. Peter’s Prep 4 Delbarton 2 (4th inning, 2 outs) Game Suspended Due to Rain After Delbarton jumped out to a 2-0 lead three batters into the game, St. Peter’s Prep scored all four of its runs on bases loaded walks to take the lead before lightning and rain forced this game to resume on Thursday at noon. The location is switched to Caven Point in Jersey City. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the early highlights of this game from Skylands Stadium in Sussex County: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the second week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Watch Tuesday 7.21 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
A new week means we’re down to the Round of 32 in the Last Dance Tournament. The stakes are high with single elimination action at big-time venues all over the state. Jersey Sports Zone has cameras at most of the games on Tuesday, so be sure to check back throughout the night for all of the exciting action! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking 6 Lawrence Irish Road (Notre Dame) 2 It was a matchup many anticipated being the 2020 Mercer County Tournament Final prior to the cancellation of spring sports. Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) defeated Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) 6-2 following a four-run rally in the top of the seventh started by senior David Zamora. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Notre Dame coverage. South Region | First Energy Park Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic) 1 Middletown North 0 Tyler Parks threw a gem for GC, allowing just three hits in a complete-game shutout. The UNC-Charlotte commit struck out six. Adam Gates played a big role in the win as well, throwing out a Lions runner at the plate, and driving in the only run of the game with a sixth-inning single. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from the home of the Blue Claws in Lakewood: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Middletown North coverage is made possible by ACI Medical and Dental School. South Region | First Energy Park Washington Twp. 11 Sussex Red (High Point/Wallkill Valley) 1 (5 innings) The Minutemen cruised into the Round of 16 thanks to strong outing on the hill from Nick Hammer. The La Salle commit allowed just one earned run in five innings of work. Dylan Sharkey and Colson Gonzalez both drove in runs, and had two hit apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Lakewood: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Don Bosco Prep 7 Governor Livingston 6 The Ironmen score six times in the sixth inning to avoid an upset and advance to the Last Dance Sweet 16. The Highlanders had the #1 seed in the North on the ropes scoring twice in the first and adding three more runs in the 5th to take a 5-0 lead. But Don Bosco had three 2-run base hits from Michael Drenzin, Kevin Stefanski and Charlie Granatelli to take a 7-5 lead. Governor Livingston loaded the bases in the 7th but saw a controversial non-call go against them and fell short as Caden Dana got the strikeout to end it with the go-ahead run on second base. This was one of the most thrilling games of the tournament and JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the highlights: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Bergen Catholic 10 Mount Olive 0 (6 innings) The Crusaders erupted for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and University of Maine commit Angelo Deer threw five shutout innings to get BC a spot in the Sweet 16 of the Last Dance. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Yogi Berra Stadium Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 12 Wood-Ridge 0 The Tidal Wave has proven to be arguably one of the most complete teams competing in the Last Dance. Liam Corcoran, Mark Darakjy, Kyle Vinci, Matt Carey and Nick McLaughlin all contributed into another blowout win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Jags (Jackson) 4 Middlesex 0 North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Cranford 13 Errico Baseball Club (Montclair) 9 The Cranford Cougars are moving forward in the Last Dance! Aiden Plick, Jake Diclerico, Mike Murphy powered an explosive Cougars offense through to the tournament’s next round. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Owens Park Bishop Eustace 11 Cherokee 5 The Crusaders erased a three-run deficit in the third inning, and pounced on some late mistakes to punch its ticket to the Round of 16. Charlie Sanzio and Joe Pence led the way for SBC, combining for 5 RBIs in the game. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | Owens Park Williamstown 7 BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 3 The Braves’ bats caught fire as they powered past the Spartans and into the Round of 16. Greg Zerbe got the Braves on the board with a solo homer in the second inning. Brody Colbert and Ryan Achey delivered a pair of 2 RBI singles as part of a five-run fourth inning. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | First Energy Park Kingsway 4 Howell 3 The Howell Rebels controlled the majority of the game off the efforts of Vin Impresa on the mound. But a late pitching change for the Rebels kept Kingsways hope alive. The comeback ensued and the Dragons put up three unanswered runs in the seventh inning to secure the win and advance to the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: South Region | First Energy Park Falcons Baseball (St. Joes Metuchen) 6 Deptford 3 In their first game are the senseless death of former teammate Dan Anderl, St. Joes Metuchen was all business in their win over Deptford. The Falcons scored at least one run in the first 5 innings from a slew of players. Underclassman RHP and UVA Commit Donovan Zsak had 9 strikeouts over 6 IP for St. Joes. The Falcons will take on Williamstown tomorrow morning in the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the second week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Watch Thursday 7.16 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
It’s Region Championship Thursday in the Last Dance and the Jersey Sports Zone team has highlights from around the state as teams punch their ticket into next week’s single elimination tournament Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Red Bank-Belmar Region Championship Blue+Grey (Howell) 3 Neptune 1 Nick Guerrino’s RBI single to right in the 6th inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Rebels earn a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament thanks to strong pitching from Chris Ellison and Jake Lenardo. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Count Basie Park in Red Bank: Jersey City Region Championship Maroon & Silver (St. Peter’s Prep) 7 Bees Baseball (Bayonne) 0 Matt Moreira threw five shutout innings and the Marauders exploded with six runs in the fourth inning to give St. Peter’s Prep a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament. Joe Vuolo had three RBI’s and Roddy Hernandez had a two run double and started a critical 6-4-3 double play to get the Marauders out of a bases loaded jam. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Caven Point: Edison Regional Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 4 Eagles (Edison) 0 Bordentown Regional Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 7 NJ Tigers (TCA) 1 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Trenton Catholic coverage. Washington Region Championship Minutemen (Washington Twp.) 8 Garnets (Haddon Heights) 5 Rising junior Sam Kaschak threw a gem for the Minutemen, striking out ten and allowing just one run in six innings of work. Jim Hallman hit a two-run blast in the victory that proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen County Region Championship BC Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 9 Bulldogs (Dwight-Englewood) 3 Tywone Malone, the No. 1 ranked football in New Jersey, continues to show why he might be the best pure slugger in the Garden State, as well. Malone crushed a double and a three-run triple to pace the Crusaders to a region championship in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Bellmawr Region Championship Marlton (Cherokee) 18 No. Burlington 2 (Final/5) The Chiefs scored early and often as they cruised to the Bellmawr Region championship. Cherokee took advantage of walks and miscues by the Warriors as they put together an 11-run, two-out rally in the second inning and never looked back. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Bellmawr Recreation Field: Ramsey Region Championship Diamond Backs (Don Bosco Prep) 13 Warrior Baseball (Waldwick) 0 Rising junior Kevin Jaxel was a true ace on the mound for the Ironmen Thursday night as he struck out 10 Waldwick batters and allowed only one hit through four innings of action. Don Bosco is the top overall seed in the North Jersey half of the bracket and has the tools to make a run in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Williamstown Region Championship Monroe Twp. (Williamstown) 11 EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 4 The Braves fell behind early, but RBI singles from Chris Montone, Caden Dulin and Jon Wood brought Williamstown back within one in the fifth. Then the Braves surged in front in the sixth, thanks to a key two-RBI single from Dulin. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Owens Park: Pitman Regional Championship SBC (Bishop Eustace) 15 Vineland 5 (Final/6) The Crusaders motor through to the round of 32 after a spectacular day at the plate against Vineland. Charlie Sanzio led the way with 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break the game open. Anthony Solometo picked up the win on the mound and racked up nine strikeouts over four innings. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Alcyon Park: Brick-Tri County Regional Championship Jackson Memorial 7 Manalapan 2 Two of the Shore Conferences top teams met in First Energy Park in Lakewood to see who would advance. Senior LHP Nick Beetel of Jackson Memorial had a strong outing on the mound only surrendering one run through four innings. The Jags put on an offensive show in the second inning, putting up six of their seven runs early. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Vote for Final NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the Season
It’s playoff time, which means it’s also time for our final round of NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the season! South Jersey stars closed out the month of February with a bang, so be sure to vote for your favorite player as often as you’d like! Our polls remain open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to our great sponsor NJM Insurance for allowing JSZ to award South Jersey Game Balls all winter long!
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 5 Game Balls
We finished January with a bang thanks to some outstanding games from stars all around South Jersey! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening.
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More South Jersey Game Balls are up for grabs! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance.
Camden Beats Bishop Eustace in Olympic Conference Battle
Camden 67 Bishop Eustace 36 The Panthers took a tough loss against Roman Catholic (PA) in late December, but The High is on a roll again to begin 2020. Camden methodically pulled away from the Crusders, en route to an Olympic Conference victory. Jerome Brewer, D.J. Wagner and Cornelius Robinson led the way as the Panthers now get set for a showdown against Camden Catholic this weekend. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Rutgers Camden: Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Tuesday 1.7 JSZ Basketball Highlights
You want overtime action? You got overtime action! Jersey Sports Zone brings you four boys basketball games from around the state — two of which both went into thrilling double overtime finishes. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Hudson Catholic 57 St. Peter’s Prep 51 (2OT) The battle for Jersey City never disappoints! Hudson Catholic sophomore sensation Zion Cruz delivered arguably the statement performance of his young high school career with 24 points — 21 of which came after halftime — to power his Hawks to a heart-pounding double-overtime win. St. Peter’s Prep sophomore Mark Armstrong led the Marauders with 14 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and more from The Barn at St. Peter’s Prep: Middletown South 61 CBA 58 (2OT) Mike Dabas had 15 points including the Eagles’ only field goal in double overtime as Middletown South made enough free throws down the stretch to get their first win over CBA in 11 years. CBA’s Mike White banked in a three-pointer with eight seconds left in the first overtime to force double OT. Ryan Cremen led the Colts with 18 in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling Shore Conference showdown: Peddie 88 Pennington 79 Peddie picked up its first win of the season with an 88-79 victory over Pennington. The Falcons trailed all but a few minutes of the first quarter before going up as many as 20 in the second half. Bernie Blunt finished with 47 points while Columbia commit Supreme Cook had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Peddie coverage. Timber Creek 72 Bishop Eustace 65 The Chargers held off a furious fourth quarter rally from the Crusaders to improve to 8-0, which is now the best start to a season in school history. Eric Benjamin (game-high 23 points) and Justin Bladen (20 points) led the way for Timber Creek. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Pennsauken: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 12.20 JSZ Boys Basketball Highlights
The first Friday night of the season brings plenty of action from all across the Garden State. Four great games from around New Jersey are posted now. Watch the action and we’ll keep bringing you hoops action from around the state all weekend. Roselle Catholic 84 Trenton Catholic 58 Expectations at Roselle Catholic are sky-high in 2019 and the Lions didn’t disappoint in their home opener. RC holdovers Cliff Omoruyi (19 points) and Corey Floyd Jr. (17 points) went to work, while senior transfers CJ Wilcher (20 points) and Niels Lane (13 points) helped power the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. South Brunswick 69 Old Bridge 52 After finishing 12-13, South Brunswick was eager to jump into the 2019-2020 season and they did so with a dominating 69-52 win over Greater Middlesex Conference rival Old Bridge, who beat them twice last year. The Vikings were able to take a tight 12-11 lead after the first quarter before going up 28-19 at halftime. Devin Strickland and Ty Murchison both finished with 22 points while Justin Carbone had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Bishop Eustace 45 Shawnee 30 The Crusaders shut down the Renegades to open the season with an Olympic Conference win. Jack McDonnell came off the bench to score a game-high 11 points in the victory. Matt McCaffrey added 10 points for Eustace, while David Cross scored nine. Cole Fleming scored a team-high nine points for Shawnee in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Red Bank Catholic 75 Shore Regional 48 Charlie Gordinier scored four three-pointers in the first quarter to reach 1,000 points in the first game of his senior year as the Caseys cruised to a home win against the Blue Devils. Gordinier, who signed on Wednesday to play college football at Boston College, finished the game with 22 points. Notre Dame football signee Kevin Bauman added 13. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and an interview with the 1000 point man following the win: Two great partners are the reason we were able to cover another great moment from the Shore Conference. Thanks to JSI (Red Bank Catholic) and RYPT (Shore Regional) for supporting Jersey Sports Zone!
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll
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