Category: High School Baseball

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:

INSTANT REPLAY: South Brunswick sweeps doubleheader from Edison, 3-1, 1-0

All four starting pitchers went complete games, but South Brunswick got just enough clutch hits to sweep Edison in a doubleheader on May 3, 2022, taking the first game 3-1, and winning the second 1-0.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the play-by-play live from Rowland Park in South Brunswick:

Game 1: South Brunswick 3, Edison 1
Game 2: South Brunswick 1, Edison 0

Central Jersey Sports Radio welcomes Dayton Toyota Service as presenting sponsor of coverage of the 2022 GMC Tournament

When Central Jersey Sports Radio kicks off its coverage of the 2022 GMC Tournament with live updates from the May 13th seeding meeting, Dayton Toyota Service in South Brunswick will be along for the ride as the presenting sponsor on CJSR!

Mike Pavlichko will be at the seeding meeting with live updates, with everything from the No. 1 seed down to the last team picked in the GMC Invitational.

We’ll also have audio pre- and postgame coverage of the opening rounds and quarterfinals, with live play-by-play of the GMC Tournament Semifinals at East Brunswick Tech’s Ray Cipperly Field on Saturday, May 21, and the Finals at EBT on Saturday, May 28. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will be calling all the action.

St. Joseph of Metuchen won the 2021 GMC Tournament Championship.

Dayton Toyota Service and Dayton Collision will be sponsoring all games of the tournament. Their generosity and involvement allows you – the fans, the parents, and the student-athletes – to enjoy our coverage for free; never behind a paywall.

So enjoy our coverage of the 2022 GMC Tournament, driven by Dayton Toyota Service, Route 130 in South Brunswick, NJ!

INSTANT REPLAY: No. 2 Ridge 10, No. 10 Pingry 4

On the strength of a seven-run fourth inning in which 2nd-Ranked ridge sent 11 batters to the plate, the Red Devils beat No. 10 Pingry 10-4 in a Skyland Conference crossover game in Basking Ridge on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Click the logo above to learn more about baseball training and more at Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater!

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the play-by-play: