Category: High School Baseball

INSTANT REPLAY-Non-Public Group B Final: Ranney 10, Immaculata 1

The Ranney School won its first-ever state championship, topping Immaculata 10-1 in the Non-Public Group B final on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas call all the play-by-play live from Bob DeMeo Field at Veterans’ Park in Hamilton:

INSTANT REPLAY-North 2, Group 4 Semifinals: (3) Woodbridge 5, (2) Ridge 4 (11 innings)

The second-seeded Woodbridge Barrons earned a tip to the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 title game, where they will play top-seed Hunterdon Central, after knocking off 2nd-seed Ridge in the sectional semifinals, 5-4 in 11 innings, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the play-by-play live from Pete Hall Field in Basking Ridge:

INSTANT REPLAY-GMCT Finals (6) North Brunswick 4, (1) St. Joseph-Metuchen 2

The 6th-seeded North Brunswick Raiders got a complete game three-hitter from Zack Konstantinovsky, and a game-winnning two-RBI double from Kyla Tarabokia in the sixth, to beat top-seed and defending champion St. Joseph-Metuchen 4-2 in the GMC Tournament Championship game on May 29, 2022.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the play-by-play from Ray Cipperly Field at East Brunswick Tech in East Brunswick, NJ:

INSTANT REPLAY-GMCT Semifinals: (1) St. Joseph-Metuchen 10, (5) Woodbridge 1

Defending champion and top-seed St. Joseph of Metuchen earned its second straight trip to the GMC Tournament title game, with an 11-1 semifinals win over 5th-seed Woodbridge, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the play by play from Ray Cipperly Field at East Brunswick Tech in East Brunswick on May 21, 2022:

INSTANT REPLAY-GMCT Semifinals: (6) North Brunswick 1, (7) East Brunswick 0 (12 innings)

In a 12-inning game that took three hours to play and used just four pitchers, 6th-seed North Brunswick outlasted 7th-seed East Brunswick 1-0 in the GMC Tournament Semifinals, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the play by play from Ray Cipperly Field at East Brunswick Tech in East Brunswick on May 21, 2022:

SPONSORED: Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater celebrating 20 years of training baseball, softball stars of tomorrow

Duke Baxter is a ball of energy, as soon as you walk in the door of Zoned Sports Academy. Even after 20 years in the game.

Actually, he’s been in the game of baseball much longer, playing the game as a kid, collegiately at North Florida, and ending with a stint within earshot of his gleaming training facility just off Route 28 – with the Somerset Patriots, then of the independent Atlantic League.

Does he have another 20 years? You bet.

Duke Baxter, owner and founder of Zoned Sports Academy.

When he started out, training academies weren’t nearly as popular as they are now. Many doubted he could do it; offering individual coaching to baseball and softball players in Central Jersey and beyond – and eve to their coaches!

There’s also team training, too. In fact, Ridge and Bridgewater-Raritan – half the teams playing in Monday’s Somerset County Tournament semifinals at TD Bank Park – both train at Zoned Sports Academy.

And he’s adapted to the growing influence of technology, posting TikTok videos, and producing and hosting the “Get Zoned In” podcast.

Click the graphic above to listen to the podcast on Spotify!

Zoned Sports Academy has grown and thrived over the years, and even survived in the face of challenges like COVID-19, where he developed virtual training sessions, and was even featured on Fox News because of it.

Click here to find out more about Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater.

And click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with owner and founder Duke Baxter about Zoned Sports Academy, and all they have to offer: