Category: High School Baseball

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.

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

INSTANT REPLAY: North Brunswick, No. 10 Middlesex split doubleheader

No. 10 Middlesex dropped the opener of the GMC White Division Doubleheader 4-3 in extra innings (9) on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Mountainview Park in Middlesex. But the Blue Jays salvaged a split on the day with a 15-9 win in Game Two over the Raiders.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action of both games:

Game One: North Brunswick 4, Middlesex 3 (9 innings)
Game Two: Middlesex 15, North Brunswick 9

INSTANT REPLAY: No. 6 Somerville 15, Immaculata 4

On Opening Day, 6th ranked Somerville’s bats exploded in a 15-4 win over Immaculata at Diamond Nation in Flemington. Senior Tyler Stone hit a home run and scored twice, while junior pitcher Kolbie Stellpflug got the start and allowed just two earned runs on four hits in five innings of work, striking out three.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas call all the action:

Note: Play-by-play picks up in the third inning due to technical difficulties with our streaming provider.

Instant Replay: Group 1 State Final – Middlesex 4, New Providence 3 (13 inn.)

The Middlesex Blue Jays won their seventh overall state championship – and sixth in the Group Final era – by beating New Providence 4-3 in 13 innings on a walk-off single by senior catcher Mark Geist.

Scorll down to hear the full game broadcast, as originally heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

The victory was Middlesex’s third straight in walk-off fashion, fourth if you count their mercy-rule walkoff against Florence in the sectional semifinals.

Middlesex won the Central Jersey Group One title 2-1 over Point Pleasant Beach on June 11th on a bases loaded fielder’s choice, which turned out to be a throwing error on the Gulls’ second baseman. As thrilling as it was, the score was only tied at one, and the bases were loaded with nobody out, much less of a pressure situation than would come a few days later.

On the following Monday, trailing 5-3 after allowing a grand slam to South 1 champ Woodstown in the group semifinals, Middlesex was down to its final strike with junior Bobby Ulmer at the plate, and he hit an 0-2 pitch with two out over the left field wall for a grand slam of his own, to give Middlesex a stirring 7-5 win.

Which made it all the more intriguing when the Blue Jays took a slim, 1-0 lead into the seventh against New Providence in the state Group 1 final. Three outs away from a championship, the Pioneers nickeled and dimed Middlesex for three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

But as Middlesex had proven in the postseason, they may be down, but are never out.

They tied the game at three and sent it to extra innings.

Then more extra innings, then still more.

Ultimately, after Stephen Young came on in relief in the seventh and held New Providence scoreless for 6 and 2/3 innings, Middlesex got its shot.

Perhaps fittingly, it was Ulmer – the local legend born just a few days earlier – who got the rally started with a leadoff walk. A sac bunt moved him to second, and a groundout to the right side of the infield moved him to third.

That’s when senior catcher Mark Geist’s seeing eye single between third and short brought home Ulmer with two out, and set off a celebration that continued back in Middlesex with an escort from police and fire trucks when they arrived back home from Veterans’ Park in Hamilton.

Click below to hear the complete game broadcast, including the 45-minute pregame show featuring interviews with players and coaches, as well as Middlesex Athletic Director Mike O’Donnell. Listen as Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino bring you the call:

Instant replay: Middlesex 7, Woodstown 5 (Group 1 semifinals)

In a game that featured two grand slams, Bobby Ulmer’s walkoff in the bottom of the seventh will be the stuff of legend.

Oh, who are we kidding? It already is.

In an 0-and-2 hole, the junior slugged a pitch from reliever Lucas Prendergast over the left field wall to give his Blue Jays a 7-5 win over Woodstown, sending Middlesex to the Group 1 finals for the fourth time under head coach Justin Nastasi in his six season at the school.

Click below to hear the complete Central Jersey Sports Radio broadcast of Middlesex’s 7-5 win over Woodstown in the Group 1 semifinals: