Falcons have added maturity to hitting, pitching and fielding

St. Joseph of Metuchen centerfielder Robbie Carvelli (left) and catcher Mark Gialluisi. (Photos: Mike Pavlichko)

There was no question St. Joseph of Metuchen could hit the ball last year, when – after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the Falcons were a two-seed and won the GMC Tournament. They had pitching, too. And they could play the field.

But one thing they feel like they have going for them this year is maturity.

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It’s been a common theme with a lot of spring sports. Any senior right now who might have otherwise had a three- or four-year varsity career has maybe gotten two and some change under their belt.

Today’s junior only had one year under his or her belt coming into this season.

Top-seed and defending champion St. Joe’s hopes that will be at least part of the difference Sunday when the Falcons take on 6th-seed North Brunswick, which is seeking its first-ever county title, in the GMC Tournament Championship game at Ray Cipperly Field in East Brunswick.

Friday afternoon, GMC officials moved the game from Saturday – with thunderstorms in the forecast – to Sunday. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will call all the play-by-play, with pregame beginning at 11:30 am and first pitch set for 12 noon. Click here to listen.

Click below for coverage from Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlickho, who stopped by St. Joe’s practice this week:

Catcher Mark Gialluisi
Centerfielder Robbie Carvelli

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