Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/11)

by Kevin Devaney Jr. on
Wed, May 11, 2016 12:27 PM — @MSGVarsityKDJ

Updated Wed, May 11, 2016 5:33 PM

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/11)

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1
16-2
1

Senior John Mesagno and junior Devin Ortiz each clobbered a grand slam and senior Austin Bodrato surrendered three hits and fanned a dozen in six innings as the Green Knights blanked Brunswick (Ct.), 9-0, on Saturday. St. Joseph earned the top seed for the Bergen County Tournament.

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Team
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LW
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2
15-2
3

Connor LaSpina is hitting .545 during the Crusaders’ current four-game winning streak while John Van De Mark and Nick Esposito have collected five RBI apiece during the tear, in which Bergen Catholic has outscored the opposition, 37-7. Andrew DeRubertis (4-1) accounted for two victories in the run.

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Team
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LW
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3
16-5
4

Anthony Prato had a go-ahead RBI triple in the fourth inning and lefty pitcher Oliver McCarthy delivered a complete game performance, to power the hosts to a 3-1 victory over Riverdale Monday in an Ivy League game held in Bay Ridge.

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Team
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4
14-2
5

Kevin Czapelski (4-0) fired a two-hit shutout, Peter Gula and Connor Lally combined to go 5 for 5 with four runs and the second-seeded Millers extended their win streak to 11 in a 6-0 shutout of West Essex in the opening round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Monday.

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Team
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5
16-2
6

Jack Zyska supplied an offensive spark with a 2-for-3 performance that featured a double, homer, two runs and two RBI as the top-seeded Pirates opened defense of their GNT title with a 7-0 shutout of Cedar Grove. Brendan Shamieh (5-0) went the route on a five-hitter with seven strikeouts.

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6
18-1
8

Junior second baseman Aaron Ahn launched his fourth homer of the season – a two-run blast – as the second-seeded Caseys marched past Howell,9-0, on Saturday, to reach the Monmouth County Tournament final. John Poccia (5-1) allowed two hits over five innings in the win, which set up a showdown with top-seeded and defending champion CBA on Wednesday.

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7
13-3
7

Sean Hager (4-1) gave up three hits over 4 2/3 innings and was 3 for 3 at the plate with a triple and three RBI as the Green Wave came off a seven-day respite to blank Montville, 10-0, on Monday. Kevin Hartley, Joe Corcoran and Grant Otto supplies two hits apiece.
 

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8
14-2
2

The Bruins had a 14-game winning streak halted in a showdown of the Tri-State’s top two ranked teams, falling 9-0 on the road at St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) on Saturday. Trevor Johnson had two hits in the game. Brunswick remained perfect in FAA play beating King 14-2.

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Team
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9
19-3
10

The sizzling Spartans have rolled to nine consecutive victories, including a 1-0 decision against Robbinsville on Saturday in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals. Jake Beyer drove in the lone run and Dave Stec (5-0) allowed just one hit, a walk and fanned six while tossing six shutout innings.

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Team
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10
14-1
11

The Crusaders locked up their first division title this week in 20 years thanks to a come-from-behind win over pine Bush on Tuesday. Nicholas Rivera went the distance in the 5-4 win. Dylan Guerra has maintained a .449 batting average with a team-leading 18 RBI.
 

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Team
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LW
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11
Monroe (NJ)
11-2
12

The Falcons have idly sat in their nest for the past week, victims of the inclement weather. Junior Rico Viani is probably itching to get back to action; the junior is riding a nine-game hit streak in which he’s batting .433 (13 for 30, 11 runs, seven RBI).

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12
12-1
9

The Spartans bounced back from last week’s 4-3 loss to Cheshire by beating Notre Dame (West Haven) 12-2 on Monday. Rohan Patel, Pat Winkel and Jack Nolan each drove in three runs for Amity while Max Scheps struck out five in five innings.

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Team
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LW
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13
Tottenville (NYC)
19-3
13

Vincent Timpanelli had a game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Pirates a 1-0 victory on Saturday over Grand Street Campus. Four runs scored by Tottenville in the fifth inning on Monday helped them beat hosts MSIT 6-2. 

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Team
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14
13-6
NR

The Ironmen posted shutouts against Fairfield Prep (Ct.) and Fair Lawn and have won nine of their last 10, a showing good enough to earn the defending champion the second seed for the upcoming Bergen County Tournament.

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Team
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15
15-2-1
NR

Who’s hotter than Nick Clemente? The senior right-hander registered wins against Old Bridge and Spotswood, giving up two hits and fanning 15 over eight innings, to move to 6-0, and is 5 for 11 in the last three games. Senior Juan Ganzaroli has blasted a home run in each of the last two games, running his season sum for five.

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16
14-6
16

Luca Dalatri returned to the mound after a 17-day layoff and showed no signs of rust. The senior right-hander crafted a one-hitter with the assist of 11 strikeouts and Cid Porter, who backed a solo homer in the first with a spectacular catch in center field to drive the defending champ past Middletown South, 3-0, in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals.

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17
16-2
20

The Tigers swept their series with rival White Plains this week, winning both games by a 6-5 margin. Peter Matt continues to be one of the most productive hitters in the Tri-State, batting .581 with 15 RBI, 13 extra-base hits and 22 runs scored.

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Team
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LW
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18
James Monroe (NYC)
40-2
17

The Eagles outslugged visiting Kennedy Catholic on Saturday to win 10-9 in a non-league contest. Wellington Belen pitched a two-hitter in Monroe’s 10-0 league win Monday over Morris.

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Team
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19
15-2
NR

Sean Cook belted a two-run home run in the eighth to break a 1-all tie and picked up the win, while Brandon O’Brien went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 3-1 win over Hewlett.
 

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20
16-2
14

Mike LiVorio went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, three runs and an RBI, Joe Reilly went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Hermes Abreu struck out two with the bases loaded to earn the save in an 8-6 win as Bay Shore clinched its first league title since 1998.

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