JSZ’s Year in Review Series: 2022 Baseball Season

The 2021-2022 New Jersey high school sports season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on what was an incredible year.

Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists had boots on the ground from August 2021 through June 2022 and covered over 1,000 games in over a dozen different sports during that timeframe.

So, before we turn the page on the past year, our team gets together and looks back on their favorite moments in each sport.

The 2022 Baseball Season

Jay Cook | North Jersey: Cranford 10 Millburn 8; June 11, 2022

“The Cranford/Millburn rivalry has emerged as one of the most competitive not only in North Jersey, but across the entire state. Millburn defeated Cranford in a tight, one-run game in the North 1 Group 3 sectional final back in 2021. The Cougars flipped the script in the same title game this spring thanks to a wild, nine-run outburst late in the game.”

Rich Chrampanis | Central Jersey: Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Wall 3; June 11, 2022

“With RFH down to its final pitch, the Bulldogs grinded and put together a remarkable 7th inning rally. Charlie Tallman’s walk-off was the exclamation point. In a school with so many championships, this one sticks out as an instant classic.”

Nery Rodriguez | Central Jersey: North Brunswick 4 St. Joseph-Metuchen 2; May 29, 2022

“This will go down as one of the most memorable Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Finals in history. Aside from North Brunswick claiming their first GMC crown, the story of the afternoon was a pitching duel between Rutgers commits Andrew Goldan and Zach Konstantinovsky. Konstantinovsky ended the afternoon with two earned runs, three hits allowed and 10 strike outs for the Raiders.”

Mike Frankel | South Jersey: St. Augustine 8 Egg Harbor Twp. 3; May 2, 2022

“In one of the most dramatic regular season games of the year, Ryan Taylor hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning to help propel the Hermits to victory. Taylor and Ryan Weingartner each hit two home runs on the day.”

James Mooney | South Jersey: Woodstown 6 New Providence 2; June 19, 2022

“After falling in the state semifinals in 2021, Woodstown would not be denied in 2022 as the Wolverines won their first state title since 1991. The reaction to the final out from relief pitcher Brent Williams is the type of moment that every kid dreams about.”