As of April 19, 2018
As the rainy weather somewhat subsided and gave baseball teams a chance to play, several Diocese of Trenton schools got off to strong starts through the season’s first two weeks.
As of April 16, Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft was 5-1 behind the stellar pitching of Joe Escandon, Nick Hohenstein, Braedin Hunt and Blaise Venancio. In the Colts 6-5 walk-off win over Wall on April 14, Colts coach Marty Kenney earned his 800th career victory.
Prior to that victory, CBA earned the second seed in the Monmouth County Tournament, while Wall was seeded No. 1. Red Bank Catholic, which is off to a 5-2 start, got the sixth seed, while St. Rose of Belmar was 12th, followed by St. John Vianney (14th) and Mater Dei (24th).
Holy Cross started 3-3 on the strength of two torrid hitters. Andrew Paolini was batting .600 while Jeff Undercuffler was hitting .524 with eight RBI. Mike Siwak (.364) and Tim Petrucelli (.316) also had hot sticks, while Shane Corson was 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 10 innings.
While Notre Dame struggled to a 2-4 start, catcher Tatem Levins was competing at a high level with a .471 average and stellar defense behind the plate.[[In-content Ad]]