H.S. Baseball Game Archive

Middlesex senior Ryan Vollmer hits the ball against New Providence in the 2021 state Group 1 final against New Providence on June 19, 2021.

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…

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Middlesex celebrates after winning their Group 1 semifinal game over Woodstown 7-5 on a walk-off grand slam by Bobby Ulmer on Monday, June 14, 2021, one of CJSR’s Top Ten Moments of Year One.

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…

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Instant Replay: Middlesex beats Point Beach 2-1 for CJ1 title, heads to state semis

The strong suit of the Middlesex Blue Jays in the NJSIAA playoffs has been pitching. Not that the hitting hasn’t been good, but the pitching has been stellar. Middlesex got both Friday afternoon, as the top-seeded Blue Jays beat 6th-seed Point Pleasant Beach for the third straight time in the Central Jersey Group 1 finals to win the section for the fourth straight season, and the fifth time in six seasons under head coach Justin Nastasi. Middlesex got two on in the bottom of the seventh with the game tied at one, then Stephen Young was walked intentionally to load…

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Middlesex players warm up before their Central Jersey Group 1 semifinal game against Florence Wednesday afternoon.

Instant Replay: Middlesex gains another CJ1 final with 11-0 “walkoff” against Florence

It’s another trip to the Central Jersey Group 1 Championship Game for Middlesex. The top-seeded Blue Jays beat 12th-seed Florence in the sectional semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Mountainview Park by a score of 11-1, behind solid pitching from sophomore Aidan Kozak, and two big innings offensively. Kozak got the last-minute start in place of Raiden Yost on what head coach Justin Nastasi called a “gut feeling.” And the sophomore didn’t disappoint. In a game heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, Kozak struck out ten and allowed just two hits. He allowed just four baserunners in his five innings of work.…

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The Falcons’ Andrew Goldan throws a pitch in the fourth inning of the 2021 GMC Tournament title game.

Instant Replay: 7th Heaven for St. Joseph as Falcons win GMC title behind another Goldan gem

Andrew Goldan wasn’t on the mound when his 2nd-seeded Falcons recorded the final out. He couldn’t be, because of his pitch count limit. But Colin Leyner put the exclamation point on it for him, striking out Joey Chegus to finish setting down 5th-seed South Brunswick 1-2-3 in the seventh, giving the Falcons a 2-0 win and the GMC Championship. St. Joe’s improved to 7-1 all-time in GMC title games, all since 2004, which was their first appearance. And they did it once again behind the strong arm of Andrew Goldan. Here was the line for the junior Sunday afternoon: 6…

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St. Joseph-Metuchen head coach Mike Murray talks about his team’s 3-1 GMCT semifinal win over Edison.

Instant Replay: St. Joseph back in GMC finals on another strong outing from Goldan

There was one pitch he wanted back, but in the end it didn’t matter. Junior Andrew Goldan three-hit Edison Monday afternoon, as 2nd-seeded St. Joseph of Metuchen beat the 6th-seeded Eagles 3-1 in the GMC Tournament semifinals heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, presented by Bellamy & Son Paving. The win earned Joe’s its seventh trip to the finals since 2004, where they are unbeaten in six prior trips, the last coming in 2017. Goldan finished the day with six strikeouts, and the only run he allowed was on a one-out homer in the sixth inning by Edison shortstop Walker…

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South Brunswick’s Jared Lauri bats against North Brunswick’s Zach Konstantinovsky in the GMC Tournament semifinals on May 31, 2021 at Ray Cipperly Field in East Brunswick.

Instant Replay: Surprise homer, solid pitching, send South Brunswick to GMC Finals

Fifth-seed South Brunswick rode a lights-out pitching performance from the tandem of Joey Tuttoilmondo and Frankie Sanchez to a 2-0 victory over 10th-seed North Brunswick in the GMC Tournament Finals Monday afternoon on Central Jersey Sports Radio, presented by Bellamy & Son Paving. Tuttoilmondo – the starter – went five innings and struck out 12 Raiders while allowing just one hit, in getting the win. Then Sanchez – who was dominant in his last start Tuesday in a quarterfinal win over Middlesex – fanned four more over the final two innings to get the save. The Vikings’ got on the…

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Instant replay: South Brunswick finally beats Middlesex to set up GMCT semi date with North Brunswick

The Middlesex Blue Jays have been a thorn in C.J. Hendricks’ side for a while now. The South Brunswick head coach beat them in his first season as Vikings’ head coach, but had lost his last four meetings with them dating back to 2017. The streak ended Tuesday. Fifth-seeded South Brunswick topped 4th-seed Middlesex 8-1 on Tuesday in the GMC Tournament Quarterfinals on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving, thanks in large part to a five-hit complete game shutout by star pitcher Frankie Sanchez. POSTGAME AUDIO: Lauri’s 3-run HR, Sanchez’ 12 K effort power South Brunswick…

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South Plainfield’s Austin Scott swings and misses at a pitch from Edison’s Jaxon Appelman in their quarterfinal GMCT game on May 25, 2021.

Instant Replay: Edison tops South Plainfield 7-2 in GMCT quarterfinals

The 6th-seeded Edison Eagles moved on to the GMC Tournament semifinals with a 7-2 quarterfinal win over GMC White Division foe South Plainfield. The third-seeded Tigers had beaten Edison 11-1 and 7-5 this season, but Edison exacted revenge when it mattered most, in the county tournament. In a game broadcast live on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving, the Eagles scored three times each in the third and fifth innings, and added an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Senior centerfielder Evrin Virola knocked in three runs, including two on an RBI double in…

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Spotswood’s Tyler Lewandowski deals Wednesday against East Brunswick.

Instant replay: Spotswood walks off East Brunswick 6-5 in extra innings to retain Commander’s Cup Trophy

The Bill Thompson Memorial Commander’s Cup Trophy only had to make a short journey to its home for the next year after Wednesday’s 16th annual meeting between Spotswood and East Brunswick. Tyler Lewandowski’s two-RBI double off the left field wall in the bottom of the 8th made up for his wild pitch in the top of the inning that gave East Brunswick a one-run lead, and it gave Spotswood a 6-5 walkoff win over the Bears. POSTGAME REACTION: Listen to hero Tyler Lewandowski and head coach Glenn Fredricks talk about the win. The win was the fourth straight for the…

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