Powered by a 12-9 road win Monday at St. Joe’s of Metuchen, Monroe was awarded the top seed in the upcoming GMC Baseball Tournament by the six-member seeding commitee.
The Falcons will open play Saturday in the first round against the No. 16 seed.
Central Jersey Sports Radio’s live coverage of the tournament will begin in the quarterfinals next Tuesday, with matchups and times to be determined.
After the Monroe Falcons – which shared the Red Divsion title, the top four seeds went to Red-co-champ St. Joseph at No. 2, then White winner South Plainfield and Blue Champion Middlesex.
South Plainfield was one of the two teams nominated by the committee for the top overall seed, but the decision to make Monroe the top pick was unanimous.
Overall, of the first five teams picked, three came from the GMC Red, with one each from the Blue and White.
Monroe and St. Joe’s split this season, with the team from Metuchen winning 2-0 this past Saturday. But Monroe picked up the win on the road Monday 12-9, a factor that weighed in the committee’s decision when breaking the tie, to determine who would go on the board first from the GMC Red.
The fifth seed went to South Brunswick, followed by Edison 6th and East Brunswick 7th, with Metuchen rounding out the top eight seeds.
GMC TOURNAMENT FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS:
All games at 11 am on Saturday, May 22 unless changed by the home school or noted below.
(9) North Brunswick at (8) Metuchen
(10) Spotswood at (7) East Brunswick
(11) JP Stevens at (6) Edison (noon)
(12) Woodbridge at (5) South Brunswick
(13) Colonia at (4) Middlesex
(14) Perth Amboy at (3) South Plainfield
(15) Old Bridge at (2) St. Joseph
(16) JFK at (1) Monroe
GMC INVITATONAL FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS:
All games at 4 pm on Friday, May 21.
(1) Sayreville and (2) Piscataway have byes
(14) Piscataway Tech at (3) East Brunswick Tech
(13) Wardlaw-Hartridge at (4) St. Thomas Aquinas
(12) Highland Park at (5) Carteret
(11) Timothy Christian at (6) Somerset Tech
(10) Dunellen at (7) South River, winner at (2) Piscataway
(9) Perth Amboy Tech at (8) South Amboy, winner at (1) Sayreville