Jersey Sports Zone is gearing up for a FULL spring sports season. We visit Red Bank Catholic for the first full day of workouts for the Caseys baseball team, the 2019 Shore Conference Tournament champions. University of Virginia commit Shane Panzini has a high 90’s fastball and is considered a top 100 prospect in the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft. Watch our feature story on the Caseys ace!
The last time we saw Shane Panzini on the mound in a Red Bank Catholic uniform, he threw a 1-hit shutout as a sophomore in RBC’s Shore Conference Tournament championship against Manalapan at the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws. With the 2020 season wiped out due to the pandemic, Panzini was still able to develop into one of the best high school pitchers in the country. Panzini has bulked up to 220 pounds and is throwing in the high 90s. The right hander is committed to the University of Virginia but will no doubt have the eyes of pro baseball scouts this spring in Red Bank. Panzini says he’ll wait until after his senior season before he thinks about choosing between UVa and the MLB Amateur Draft. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RBC ace about what lies ahead in what should be an exciting New Jersey high school baseball season: