Monday, March 30, 2015

Baseball: New Top 20

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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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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