Ryan Vollmer didn’t go to school in Middlesex until high school, but he was welcomed with open arms when he joined the Blue Jays’ program in 2018.
That’s because he knew several players from his time in Little League in neighboring Green Brook.
That year also brought Middlesex its second straight Group 1 championship under Justin Nastasi, as the Blue Jays beat Park Ridge to win the statewide crown.
So, Vollmer has seen the ultimate championship in Middlesex, and he hopes to see it again this year, one last time before he graduates.
He had a chance in 2019, as the Blue Jays claimed their third straight sectional championship, but fell in the Group 1 semifinals to Glassboro.
Tuesday, he’ll try and get his team back to the Central Jersey Group 1 title game, as top-seed Middlesex (17-4) hosts 12th-seed Florence (8-8) at Mountainview Park, in a game that can be heard live on Central Jersey Sports Radio, with Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino calling the action.
First pitch is set for 4 pm. Pregame will start at 3:30 pm; you can listen for free by clicking here.
Don’t forget to check back here after the game for postgame reaction on cjsportsradio.com.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Ryan Vollmer about his career with Middlesex, his best friends on the team, and the CJ1 title game against Florence: