Woodbridge having stellar season, seeking a chance to win its first-ever sectional title

Matt Troche of Woodbridge pitches against St. Joseph-Metuchen in the GMC Tournament semifinals on May 21, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

It’s hard to win 24 games in a baseball season before you even get to a state title game and do it quietly, but that’s seemingly what the Woodbridge Barrons have done.

Part of that may be because they didn’t win their division; they dropped a pair-of mid-year regular season games to White Division newcomer Metuchen, and with a chance to clinch at least a share of the division crown, dropped another pair right before the GMC seeding meeting to another White Division newcomer in Middlesex.

But make no mistake about it, Woodbridge is a solid baseball team.

The Barrons have won games by a lot, and won games by a little. They’ve had a ten-game winning streak during the year. And like Ridge, the entire lineup can hit, which can make it grueling on opposing pitchers.

They’ll need that entire lineup to come up with timely hitting against Ridge on Tuesday afternoon, when the third-seeded Barrons visit the 2nd-seeded Red Devils in the North jersey, Section 2, Group 4 semifinals.

Game time is 4 pm, and the contest can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio with Mike Pavlichko calling all the action. Pregame is set for 3:45; click here to listen.

And just like Ridge, head coach Mike Monaco has not decided who will start the game, though his top two pitchers – Eddie Nunez and Josh Vazquez – are both readily available.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Woodbridge head coach Mike Monaco ahead of Tuesday’s game at Ridge:

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