Carvelli and Gialluisi look to bring home their first hardware for St. Joe’s

St. Joseph of Metuchen will play for its seventh GMC Tournament title this Sunday when the 2nd-seeded Falcons take on 5th-seed South Brunswick Sunday at East Brunswick Tech.

But it’ll be the first opportunity for sophomores Robbie Carvelli and Mark Gialluisi to put another piece in the trophy case.

Carvelli – the Falcons’ centerfielder – is 5-for-8 in the tournament so far, batting .625 over three games against Old Bridge, Spotswood, and Edison, knocking in four runs, not counting the run that came in on a 4-6-3 double play he grounded into in the third inning of the semifinals against the Eagles.

Gialluisi has been given the keys by head coach Mike Murray to deal with a pitching staff that has had three solid starters, at various stages of their high school careers.

There’s senior Colin Leyner, who hasn’t allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings in the tournament, in two appearances, including a token inning in a mercy rule win against the Chargers.

There’s sophomore Jimmy Mulvaney, who got the win against the Chargers.

And then there’s Junior Andrew Goldan, who will get the start for the 2nd-seeded Falcons Sunday against 5th-seed South Brunswick at Ray Cipperly Field in the GMC title game, which can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, presented by Bellamy & Son Paving.

Click here to listen to Sunday’s game, with coverage beginning at 11:15 am and first pitch scheduled for 12 noon. Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino will call all the action.

Goldan has just been lights out this season, after missing some time early due to tendinitis issues.

Against Edison in the semifinals, he held the Eagles in check, allowing just three hits – though one was a homer by shortstop Walker Zampella – and one run, striking out six in six innings of work in a 3-1 win.

Click below to hear Carvelli and Gialluisi talk with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko:

St. Joseph sophomore CF Robbie Carvelli
St. Joseph sophomore C Mark Gialluisi

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