Baseball: New Top 20

 

By Phil Anastasia

Here's the new Top 20 in South Jersey baseball for Sunday, April 27 (previous ranking in parentheses)

1. Bishop Eustace (1) 13-1

The Crusaders have 21 home runs, led by senior Mike Krusinski (6) and juniors Nick Browne (5) and Chris Jones (4).

2. Pennsville (3) 12-0

The Eagles won the Hedelt Tournament at Oakcrest this weekend. Senior Eric Lankeneau is starting to swing a hot bat, with three home runs last week.

3. Gloucester Catholic (4) 9-4

Juniors Fran Kinsey and Tre Todd rapped two-run doubles in Sunday's 11-1 win over St. Augustine.

4. St. Augustine (2) 8-3

Senior Sean Carew was 2-for-3 and hit the ball hard three times in the loss to GC on Sunday.

5. Northern Burlington (7) 10-2

In three games last week, junior Ryan Shinn pitched a no-hitter with 15 Ks and also hit two doubles and a home run.

6. Washington Two. (5) 11-3

Senior Mark Scarpa hit a home run in the sixth inning to back strong pitching by freshman Rich Racobaldo in a 1-0 win over Atlantic City on Sunday at Millville.

7. Moorestown (6) 9-3

Senior Justin Varga has two HRs and four doubles for the Quakers.

8. Cherry Hill East (10) 10-6

Senior Nick Ciocco is among SJ's leaders with five doubles and two triples.

9. Haddonfield (11) 9-3

The Bulldogs' three losses were by a total of four runs.

10. Absegami (9) 8-5

Senior lefty Brandon Bowen struck out seven in a 6-0 win over Holy Spirit on Saturday.

11. Audubon (11) 9-4

Senior Eric Schorr leads SJ with three triples.

12. Buena (12) 9-4

Junior Denny Brady, an East Carolina recruit, has four pitching wins, five doubles and two homers.

13. Cinnaminson (14) 9-4

Senior Christian Deluca has six doubles and two homers.

14. Holy Cross (16) 8-3

Senior Colin Strigham has four homers and three pitching wins.

15. Eastern (8) 9-6

Junior Ryan Keen is among SJ's leaders with seven doubles.

16. Williamstown (NR) 6-5

The Braves have wins over NBC, Delsea, Clearview, Absegami and Washington Twp.

17. Cedar Creek (18) 9-3

Alex Boney and Ryan Leyva each have three pitching wins for the Pirates.

18. Rancocas Valley (NR) 6-4

Tim Zeng has five doubles and two triples for the Red Devils.

19. Clearview (NR) 8-2

The Pioneers' two losses were by scores of 3-2 to Kingsway and 6-5 to Williamstown.

20. Cherry Hill West (17) 7-4

Joe Santaguida has two triples for the Lions.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Camden Catholic (6-4), Cherokee (8-7), Delsea (6-4), Egg Harbor Twp. (8-4), Hammonton (5-2), Holy Spirit (8-3), Ocean City (7-3), Overbrook (9-3), Paul VI (4-3), Vineland (8-3).

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