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ALL-SHORE FIRST TEAM CAPSULESTrey DombroskiSchool: WallYear: SeniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Dombroski was one of the state’s most dominant pitchers the last two seasons. This season, he went 11-1 with 0.37 earned run average. He was 5-0 – four wins as a starter and one in relief – in Wall’s run to the NJSIAA Group III championship. He was the winning pitcher in both the Group III state semifinal and championship game. He struck out 126, walked five and allowed just four earned runs in 76 innings.  He was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association’s Class B North Pitcher of the Year.
Shane PanziniSchool: Red Bank CatholicYear: SophomorePosition: PitcherHighlights: Panzini, who made a non-binding oral commitment to the University of Virgina Saturday night, went 7-2 with one save and a 0.66 ERA. He pitched a one-hitter in Red Bank Catholic’s 5-0 win over Manalapan in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game. In 53 innings, he struck out 73 and walked 29. He was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Associations Class A Central Pitcher of the Year.Nick GuzziSchool: Point Pleasant BoroYear: JuniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Guzzi was one of the key players in Point Pleasant Boro’s run to the NJSIAA Group II championship game. It was the first time the Panthers had ever advanced to a group championship game. Guzzi went  9-1 with 1.12 earned run average. He was the winning pitcher in Point Boro’s 10-7 win over Jackson Liberty in the Ocean County Tournament championship game. He struck out 84 and walked 16 in 63.1 innings. He was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association’s Class B South Coach of the Year. He has made a non-binding oral commitment to St. John’s University.Joe EscandonSchool: CBAYear: SeniorPosition: PitcherHighlights: Escandon pitched a complete-game two-hitter in CBA’s 8-1 win over Ocean in the Monmouth County Tournament championship. For the season, Escandon went 5-2 with a 1.01 ERA. In 48 innings, he struck out 47 and walked eight. He was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association Class A North Pitcher of the Year.David MelfiSchool: Jackson LibertyYear: SeniorPosition: CatcherHighlights: Melfi, a three-time Asbury Park Press All-Shore First Team selection, was one of the most feared hitters in the Shore as he helped Jackson Liberty set a school single-season record for wins with 23, go unbeaten in Shore Conference Class B South games and advance to the Ocean County Tournament championship game. Melfi belted a Shore-leading 10 home runs, had 14 doubles, 46 RBI and hit .437. He had two home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh in Jackson Liberty’s 5-4 win over Allentown in an NJSIAA Central Group III quarterfinal. He was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association’s Class B South Hitter of the Year. Has signed with Wagner College.   Max WintersSchool: OceanYear: SeniorPosition: CatcherHighlights: Winters was a key player in Ocean’s 20-win season and the Spartans’ run to the Monmouth County Tournament championship game. He hit .449 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI. He also went 4-0 as a pitcher with 0.89 ERA. He pitched a complete-game in the Spartans’ 5-2 win over Manalapan in a Monmouth County Tournament semifinal.Carmine PetosaSchool: Jackson MemorialYear: JuniorPosition: First BaseHighlights: Petosa was one of the big bats in the Jackson Memorial lineup as the Jaguars went 20-5 and won the outright Shore Conference Class A South championship. Petosa hit .425 with five home runs, six doubles and 21 RBI.  James HarmsteadSchool: ManasquanYear: SeniorPosition: InfieldHighlights: Harmstead was one of the leading power hitters in the Shore all season. He hit nine home runs to set a school single-season record. His homer record was second in the Shore Conference. Harmstead also tied the school single-season record for RBI with 34. He hit .470 and also had five triples, three doubles and a 1.076 slugging percentage. Harmstead was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association’s Class A Central Hitter of the Year.Vincent BianchiSchool: Red Bank CatholicPosition: InfieldYear: SeniorHighlights: Bianchi was one of the Shore’s best all-around players as both a shortstop and a pitcher. He batted .437 with three home runs, six doubles and 37 RBI. Bianchi also went 5-2 with a 0.91 ERA. He struck out 55 and walked 21 in 46 innings. He combined with teammate John Nimeth on a no-hitter in Red Bank Catholic’s 3-0 win over Jackson Memorial in a Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal. He was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 35th round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player. He has signed with St. John’s University.
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Grant ShulmanSchool: WallPosition: InfieldYear: SeniorHighlights: Shulman was a key player in Wall’s run to the NJSIAA Group III championship – its first state group championship since 2004. He hit .422 with seven doubles, a home run and 23 RBI. He also had two saves and a 1.84 ERA as a reliever. He has signed with Rutgers University.Alex IadiserniaSchool: Jackson MemorialPosition: OutfieldYear: SeniorHighlights: Iadisernia, a repeat APP All-Shore First Team selection, had a monstrous season at the plate. He hit .543 (38-for-70) with 11 doubles, five home runs and 31 RBI as helped Jackson Memorial win the Shore Conference Class A South championship. Iadisernia was named the Shore Baseball Coaches AssopciHe has signed with Elon University.Connor KeenanSchool: Jackson LibertyPosition: OutfieldYear: SeniorHighlights: Keenan was another big bat in a Jackson Liberty lineup that was one of the Shore’s deepest. He hit .444 with five home runs, eight doubles, two triples and 28 RBI and helped Jackson Liberty go 23-4 and unbeaten in Shore Conference Class B South play.Ryan LaskoSchool: Jackson MemorialPosition: OutfieldYear: Junior.Highlights: Lasko was yet another big bat in one of the Shore’s power-laden lineups. He hit .400 with seven home runs, eight doubles and 33 RBI as helped Jackson Memorial go 20-5 and win the Shore Conference Class A South championship. Lasko, who has made a non-binding oral commitment to Rutgers University, was also the Jaguars’ closer.  Ben LevineSchool: ManalapanPosition: Utility PlayerYear: Senior Highlights: Levine was a versatile player for a Manalapan team that went 24-9 and won the NJSIAA Central Group IV championship for its first sectional title since 2012 and third overall. He went 6-2 as a pitcher, including a complete-game win in the Braves’ 3-2 win over Old Bridge in the Central Group IV final. He had a 2.31 ERA and struck out 66 and walked 11 in 57.2 innings. Levine also hit .347 with five doubles and 21 RBI.  Rocko BrzezniakSchool: St. John VianneyPosition: Designated Hitter.Year: FreshmanHighlights: Brzezniak was one of the Shore’s best power hitters. He hit .507 with seven home runs, five doubles and 26 RBI as he sparked a late-season St. John Vianney run that enabled it to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament after a slow start. Brzezniak was named the Shore Baseball Coaches Association’s co-Class B North Hitter of the Year.  
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Wall won the NJSIAA Group III state baseball championship Saturday with a 10-2 win over West Morris. The final out came on a ground ball to second Steven Falk, @smfalk
Stay with APP.com for more NJ High School sports news. Better yet, subscribe today.SECOND TEAM ALL-SHORE LISTPitcher: Ryan Napolitano (Wall) SeniorPitcher: Dante Ciaramella (Monmouth) SeniorPitcher: Pat Reilly (CBA) JuniorPitcher: Matt Potok (Jackson Memorial) SophomoreCatcher: Jordan Jurkiewicz (Lacey) SeniorFirst Base: Tom Guidice (Manalapan) SophomoreInfield: Tommy DiTullio (CBA) SeniorInfield: Shane Hickey (Jackson Liberty) JuniorInfield: Sam Collins (Point Pleasant Boro) SeniorInfield: Alex Gonzalez (Red Bank Catholic) SeniorOutfield: Teddy Sharkey (Wall) JuniorOutfield: Danny Minze (Middletown South) JuniorOutfield: Tommy Talbot (Howell) JuniorUtility Player: Ron Cole (Neptune) SeniorDesignated Hitter: John Gannon (Neptune) JuniorTHIRD TEAM ALL-SHORE LISTPitcher: Zach Gorman (Freehold Township) SophomorePitcher: Aaron Ayers (Manalapan) SeniorPitcher: Spencer Bauer (Manasquan) SeniorPitcher: Kevin Schoenberger (Ocean) JuniorPitcher: Jack Povey (Red Bank) SeniorPitcher: Gabe Driscoll (Toms River South) SeniorCatcher: Trevor Brey (Middletown South) SeniorFirst Base: Alex Galvan (Manasquan) JuniorInfield: Ahmir Couriner (Jackson Memorial) SeniorInfield: Chris O’Connor (Middletown South) JuniorInfield: Ryan Toomey (Ocean) SeniorOutfield: Reece Horneck (Colts Neck) SeniorOutfield: Liam Meyer (Keansburg) SeniorOutfield: Max Cala (Brick Memorial) SophomoreOutfield: Robert Jeans (Toms River North) JuniorDesignated Hitter: Justin Kapuscinski (Marlboro) SeniorDesignated Hitter: Rob Mannino (Colts Neck) JuniorUtility Player: Joey Ventresca (Pinelands) Senior.SHORE BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-DIVISION TEAMSCLASS A NORTHPitcher: Joe Escandon (CBA)Pitcher: Pat Reilly (CBA)Pitcher: Aaron Ayers (Manalapan).Pitcher: Bryan Bernard (Howell).Pitcher: Zach Gorman (Freehold Township)Catcher: Justin Kapuscinski (Marlboro)Catcher: Trevor Brey (Middletown South)First Base: Tom Guidice (Manalapan)Infield: Kyle Brex (Howell).Infield: Cristian Corcione (Freehold Township)Infield: Chris O’Connor (Middletown South).Infield: Tommy DiTullio (CBA)Outfield: Michael Kuver (Manalapan)Outfield: Tommy Talbot (Howell)Outfield: Ramon Fontanes (Marlboro)Utility Player: Ben Levine (Manalapan)Utility Player: Chris Lotito (Middletown South)Designated Hitter: Danny Minze (Middletown South).Pitcher of the Year: Joe Escandon (CBA)Co-Hitters of the Year: Tommy Talbot (Howell), Danny Minze (Middletown South).Coach of the Year: Ryan Spillane (Middletown South).CLASS A CENTRALPitcher: Shane Panzini (Red Bank CatholicPitcher: Dante Ciaramella (Monmouth)Pitcher: Mike Anthony (Manasquan)Pitcher: John Nimeth (Red Bank Catholic)Pitcher: Mike Deusch (Shore)Catcher: Cody Fleischer (Shore)First Base: Alex Galvan (Manasquan)First Base: Jack Scrivanic (Red Bank Catholic)Infield: James Harmstead (Manasquan)Infield: Jason Lyons (Holmdel)Infield: Alex Gonzalez (Red Bank Catholic)Infield: Jake Tennant (Raritan)Outfield: Ezra Caspi (Holmdel)Outfield: Ryan O’Hara (Red Bank Catholic)Outfield: Thomas Elgrim (Rumson-Fair Haven)Outfield: Tyler Bruno (Raritan)Utility Player: Vincent Bianchi (Red Bank Catholic)Designated Hitter: Spencer Bauer (Manasquan)Pitcher of the Year: Shane Panzini (Red Bank Catholic)Hitter of the Year: James Harmstead (Manasquan).Coach of the Year: Buddy Hausmann (Red Bank Catholic).CLASS A SOUTHPitcher: Reece Miller (Toms River East)Pitcher: Torrey Savoia (Brick Memorial)Pitcher: Joe Princiotta (Jackson Memorial)Pitcher: Nick Beetel (Jackson Memorial)Pitcher: Gabe Driscoll (Toms River South)Catcher: Tom Cartnick (Jackson Memorial)First Base: Carmine Petosa (Jackson Memorial)Infield: Greg Hanlon (Brick Memorial)Infield: Ahmir Cournier (Jackson Memorial)Infield: Jordan Erbe (Toms River South)Infield: Aidan Meola (Toms River East) Outfield: Max Cala (Brick Memorial)Outfield: Ryan Lasko (Jackson Memorial)Outfield: Colin Mackle (Toms River South)Outfield: Robert Jeans (Toms River North)Outfield: Scott Truhan (Central)Utility Player: Matt Hartshorn (Toms River South)Utility Player: Sam Angelo (Toms River North)Designated Hitter: Lucas McLaughlin (Brick Memorial)Pitcher of the Year: Matt Potok (Jackson Memorial)Hitter of the Year: Alex Iadiserna (Jackson Memorial)Coach of the Year: Evan Rizzitello (Brick Memorial)CLASS B NORTHPitcher: Trey Dombroski (Wall)Pitcher: Ryan Napolitano (Wall).Pitcher: Kevin Schoenberger (Ocean)Pitcher: Jack Povey (Red Bank)Pitcher: Sean Gardiner (Middletown North)Catcher: John Gannon (Neptune)First Base: Ron Cole (Neptune)First Base: Dan Cowles (Colts Neck)Infield: Grant Shulman (Wall)Infield: Ryan Toomey (Ocean)Infield: Rocko Brzezniak (St. John Vianney)Infield: Robert Skinner (St. John Vianney)Infield: Chris Gendi (Matawan)Outfield: Teddy Sharkey (Wall)Outfield: Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (Neptune)Outfield: Reece Horneck (Colts Neck)Outfield: Jay Kallieta (Matawan)Utility Player: Max Winters (Ocean)Designated Hitter: Jay Bant (Wall)Designated Hitter: Rob Mannino (Colts Neck)Pitcher of the Year: Trey Dombroski (Wall).Co-Hitters of the Year: Rocko Brzezniak (St. John Vianney), John Gannon (Neptune).Coach of the Year: Todd Schmitt (Wall).CLASS B CENTRALPitcher: Brandon Sansone (Mater Dei Prep)Pitcher: Will Baranello (Point Pleasant Beach)Pitcher: Ethan Gavin (Ranney)Pitcher: Patrick Mastrop (Mater Dei Prep)Pitcher: Max Van Brunt (Point Pleasant Beach)Catcher: David Terra-Nova (Point Pleasant Beach)First Base: Alec Glen (Point Pleasant Beach)Infield: Sean Turner (Mater Dei Prep)Infield: Phil Trebour (Point Pleasant Beach)Infield: Brett Wehringer (Ranney)Infield: Tim Farrell (Henry Hudson)Outfield: Liam Meyer (Keansburg)Outfield: Charles Chopuvka (Ranney)Outfield: Hunter Alia (Point Pleasant Beach)Outfield: Justin Young (Keyport)Outfield: Matt Payne (Henry Hudson)Utility Player: Pete Gorman (Mater Dei Prep)Designated Hitter: Rob Cassin (Mater Dei Prep)Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Sansone (Mater Dei Prep)Hitter of the Year: Liam Meyer (Keansburg)Coach of the Year: Pat Riddell (Mater Dei Prep).CLASS B SOUTHPitcher: Nick DeCarlo (Jackson Liberty)Pitcher: Noah Dean (Pinelands)Pitcher: Joey Ventresca (Pinelands)Pitcher: Nick Chiappisi (Manchester)Catcher: Jordan Jurkiewicz (Lacey)Infield: Shane Hickey (Jackson Liberty)Infield: Miles Feaster (Lacey)Infield: Nick Zbikowski (Point Pleasant Boro)Infield: Lawrence Zingi (Donovan Catholic)Infield: David MacGillvray (Barnegat)Outfield: Connor Keenan (Jackson Liberty)PitOutfield: James Johns (Manchester)Outfield: Liam Leonard (Donovan Catholic)Utility Player: Sam Collins (Point Pleasant Boro)Designated Hitter: Ryan Jasaitis (Point Pleasant Boro).Pitcher of the Year: Nick Guzzi (Point Pleasant Boro)Hitter of the Year: David Melfi (Jackson Liberty)Coach of the Year: Jim Rankin (Jackson Liberty)FINAL SHORE CONFERENCE TOP 101. Wall (27-4): The Crimson Knights won the NJSIAA Group III championship – their first state group championship since 2004 and fourth overall. They also won the Shore Conference Class B North championship, advanced to the semifinal of the Shore Conference Tournament and the quarterfinal of the Monmouth County Tournament.
2. Red Bank Catholic (23-6): Last rank: No. 5. The Caseys won the Shore Conference Tournament championship with a win over Manalapan – their first SCT title since 2011 and second overall. They also won the Shore Conference Class A Central championship and advanced to the quarterfinal of the Monmouth County Tournament.3. Manalapan (24-9): The Braves won the NJSIAA Central Group IV championship – their first sectional title since 2012 and third overall. They also advanced to the Shore Conference Tournament championship game and the quarterfinal of the Monmouth County Tournament.
4. Jackson Liberty (23-4): The Lions won Shore Conference Class B South by five games over Point Pleasant Boro and defeated NJSIAA Group II runner-up Point Boro two out of the three times the two teams met. They also advanced to the Ocean County Tournament championship game, the NJSIAA Central Group III semifinal and the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal.5. Point Pleasant Boro (23-7): The Panthers won the NJSIAA Central Group II championship – their first sectional title since 2006 and third overall – advanced to the Group II championship game for their first appearance in a group championship game and won the Ocean County Tournament championship.6. Jackson Memorial (20-5): The Jaguars won the Shore Conference Class A South championship. They also advanced to the Shore Conference and Ocean County tournament quarterfinals.7. Christian Brothers Academy (18-7): The Colts won the Monmouth County Tournament championship for a record ninth time overall and advanced to the NJSIAA Nonpublic South A semifinal.8. Manasquan (17-6): The Warriors advanced to the semifinals of both the Shore Conference and Monmouth County tournaments. They were defeated by the eventual champion in both tournaments - Red Bank Catholic (Shore Conference Tournament) and CBA (Monmouth County Tournament).9. Middletown South (17-7): The Eagles won the Shore Conference Class A North championship over Manalapan and CBA. They also advanced to the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal before they were defeated by Manasquan.10. Ocean (20-8): The Spartans advanced to the Monmouth County Tournament championship game. They also finished second in Shore Conference Class B North.FINAL SHORE CONFERENCE STANDINGSCLASS A NORTHx-1. Middletown South (17-7) 12-22. Manalapan (24-98) 11-33. CBA (18-7) 10-44. Howell (12-11) 8-65. Freehold Township (12-11) 7-76. Marlboro (10-13) 5-97. Freehold (5-17) 3-118. Long Branch (1-20) 0-14  CLASS A CENTRALx-1.  Red Bank Catholic (23-6) 14-02. Manasquan (17-6) 11-33. Raritan (9-11) 8-64. Holmdel (9-11), 7-75. Monmouth (12-12) 6-86. Rumson-Fair Haven (7-12) 4-107. Shore (7-14) 4-108. St. Rose (2-17) 2-12CLASS A SOUTHx-1. Jackson Memorial (20-5) 12-22. Toms River North (15-11)11-33. Toms River South (13-10) 8-64. Brick Memorial (14-13) 6-85. Brick (11-13) 7-76. Southern (9-10) 5-97. Toms River East (10-14) 4-108. Central (3-17) 3-11CLASS B NORTHx-1. Wall (27-4) 12-22. Ocean (20-8) 10-43. Colts Neck (12-9) 8-64. Neptune (12-9) 7-75. St. John Vianney (9-11) 7-7 6. Matawan (10-14) 5-97. Red Bank (7-16) 4-108. Middletown North (7-15) 3-11CLASS B CENTRALx-1. Mater Dei (13-9) 12-02.  Point Beach (14-10) 10-23. Ranney (11-9) 7-54. Henry Hudson (5-11) 4-85. Keansburg (4-11) 4-8 6. Keyport (4-11) 3-87. Asbury Park (1-9) 1-9.CLASS B SOUTHx-1. Jackson Liberty (23-4) 14-02. Point Boro (23-7) 9-53 (tie) Pinelands (9-12) 8-6Barnegat (12-13) 8-65. Lacey (10-12) 7-76. Donovan Catholic (8-17) 6-87. Manchester (9-14) 4-108. Lakewood (1-16) 0-14.x- Clinched Divisional title

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Steven Falk covers scholastic baseball, football and wrestling for app.clom and is a life-long resident of the Shore area who loves the rich history of sports in the Shore area 732-643-4267; sfalk@gannettnj.com
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