Tag: East Brunswick Tech

Freshman Rosado throws 5-inning no-hitter for South River as rams claim share of GMC Blue

There was no load explosion from the South River dugout, just your typical post-game winning celebration after the 10th-ranked Rams won at East Brunswick Tech Wednesday afternoon, 12-0 in a mercy rule-shortened game.

That’s because no one knew if freshman Julius Rosado had pitched a no-hitter or not.

After the post-game handshake, it took a confirmation between South River coach Mike Lepore Jr. and Tigers’ head coach Todd Sak.

After South River went ahead 3-0 in the first, and Rosado got the first two outs in the bottom of the inning, Joe Moye hit a bouncing ball to the left side of the infield. The ball appeared to die at the edge of the grass and Darren Barberio couldn’t get to it.

In the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio, we called it an infield hit at the time. By the bottom of the fifth, with the Rams up 12-0, Tech had only had two other baserunners, in the fourth, both on walks. They loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth with three more walks, but Joe Moye struck out to end the game.

Lepore was asked what the Rams scored the Moye hit. He had scored it an error, but checked with Sak, who confirmed the error, making the no-hitter official. Asked after the game if he knew Rosado was on the verge of a no-no, he said the dugout knew, “but we didn’t know what they [EB Tech]” had, and the home team is the “official book.”

And so it was a bit of an anti-climactic ending to Rosado’s first-ever no-hitter at any level. He finished the day with five walks and nine strikeouts, giving him 59 on the season in just 28 and 2/3 innings pitched, to go along with 13 walks.

The victory claimed at least a share of the GMC Blue with St. Thomas Aquinas, with the Rams (13-2) finished division play at 9-1. The Trojans have one more game to go, playing at Somerset Tech Thursday at 4 pm. They won the first game of the series Monday 16-0.

A co-championship would mean the tie would have to be broken at next Friday’s GMC Tournament seeding meeting to see who comes out of the Blue Division first. However, unlike basketball, since there are two tournaments, the main GMCT and the GMC invitational, not all division winners are guaranteed a top eight seed. The tie would still have to be broken by the committee for seeding purposes, but it would have no effect on the co-championshp status.

EB Tech fell to 7-6 with the loss.

Click below the photo for postgame reaction from freshman pitcher Julius Rosado, and his catcher Parker Lane:

South River catcher Parker Lane (left) and pitcher Julius Rosado. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

South River travels to EB Tech in the midst of best season in six years

South River won a sectional championship in 2016 under Mike Lepore, now in his 25th season as head coach of the Rams. But even he thinks this team might be extra special, since they’ve been tearing the cover off the ball all year.

With just two losses – one to White Division foe Spotswood and one in their own Blue Division to St. Thomas Aquinas, which they split with – the Rams (12-2) can clinch a share of the GMC Blue with a win in Wednesday’s second game of the two-game series at East Brunswick Tech.

Central Jersey Sports Radio will broadcast the game, with pregame at 3:45 and first pitch at 4:00 from Ray Cipperly Field in East Brunswick. Mike Pavlichko will call all the action; click here to listen live and for free.

EB Tech (7-5) will try to spoil all that, and get off a three-game schnied by throwing one of its top pitchers, in Scott Pede, who’s 3-1 on the year. But he’ll face fabulous freshman Julius Rosado, who’s 4-0 in five starts and has struck out 50, walking only eight, in just 23 and 2/3 innings pitched.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with both head coaches:

South River head coach Mike Lepore
East Brunswick Tech head coach Todd Sak

CJSR announces 2022 broadcast schedule, debuts Somerset County coverage

Central Jersey Sports Radio’s coverage of high school baseball will continue in 2022, debuting Friday, April 1 – Opening Day across New Jersey – and featuring Somerset County games for the first time.

The full broadcast schedule has been announced, with nine regular season games, plus the semifinals and finals of both the Somerset County and Greater Middlesex County Tournaments.

An in-town rivalry will begin the season this Friday as Somerville travels to Immaculata, with first pitch set for 4 pm, and pregame on cjsportsradio.com at 3:45, as Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas will call all the action live from the Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater. Click here to listen live.

Our first GMC game will lead off a two-game week next week, as South Plainfield visits Edison on Wednesday, with Rutgers Prep hosting Bernards on Thursday.

Also on the schedule are 2021 GMC Tournament Champion St. Joseph-Metuchen, runner-up Soouth Brunswick, Spotswood, East Brunswick, Monroe, East Brunswick Tech, South River, and Bridgewater-Raritan.

Central Jersey Sports Radio will carry the Somerset County Tournament semifinals on May 9, and the finals on May 23, from the home of the Somerset Patriots, TD Bank Park in Bridgewater, as well as the GMC Tournament semifinals on May 21, and the finals on May 28 from Ray Cipperly Field at East Brunswick Tech.

Additional NJSIAA Tournament coverage will be announced at a later date.

For the full schedule, click here.

St. Joseph, Middlesex clinch division title shares, South Plainfield takes GMC White outright heading into final week before Tourney seeding

With wins Saturday afternoon, St. Joseph of Metuchen clinched at least a share of the GMC Red Division, while Middlesex staked its claim to at least part of the GMC Blue Division, heading into a critical week for league tournament seeding.

The GMC will draw out brackets for its conference tournaments Thursday morning at 10 am, with Central Jersey Sports Radio providing up-to-the-minute coverage. Follow us on Twitter at @cjsportsradio for all the details.

In a battle of the Falcons – and the top two teams in the GMC Red – St. Joseph came up with a 2-0 road win behind a three-hit gem from junior Andrew Goldan, who struck out six and didn’t walk a single Monroe hitter in throwing a complete game.

Click below to hear St. Joe’s pitcher Andrew Goldan talk about his winning effort Saturday against Monroe:

Josiah Brown’s RBI single in the top of the sixth gave St. Joe’s a 1-0 lead, and Tyler DelVecchio’s double in the seventh added an insurance run.

Click below to hear St. Joe’s head coach Mike Murray talk about the win, and preview Monday’s rematch with Monroe in Metuchen:

The teams will rematch on Monday in Metuchen at 4 pm. Should St. Joe’s win, they’d be the GMC Red Division Champions outright. Should Monroe win, they would clinch at least a share.

It’s expected the winner of the red would be the top seed in the GMC Tournament. A St. Joseph win Monday makes them a lock; a Monroe win would put a potentially difficult decision in the hands of the seeding committee.

Meanwhile, in Spotswood, Middlesex shutout the Chargers 10-0 in six innings. The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead into the fifth and exploded for eight runs – four apiece – in what turned out to be the final two innings of the game.

Raiden Yost led Middlesex with a 2-for-3 afternoon and four runs batted in, while Ryan Vollmer, Robert Ulmer, and Anthony Long each knocked in two runs.

Kenny Yonker pitched a complete game two-hitter for the Jays, striking out ten, walking one, and allowing just two Spotswood hits in the six-inning victory.

Click below to head Middlesex head coach Justin Nastasi talk about the Blue Jays’ win over Spotswood:

While those two divisions still must bet settled, the White was settled today, while the Gold was determined Friday.

South Plainfield went into the weekend needing one win to take the GMC White Division championship, and they got it. The Tigers beat Sayreville in a rescheduled game from earlier in the year 6-1 at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater.

As for the GMC Gold, East Brunswick Tech clinched at least a share of the division title with its 12-5 win over Timothy Christian Wednesday afternoon, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. They took the crown outright when they finished the sweep Friday with a 16-1 win in Piscataway.

EB Tech is the only GMC team to finish the year with a perfect divisional record, at 10-0.

Instant Replay: EB Tech bats explode in 5th to beat Timothy Christian 12-5

East Brunswick Tech saw its early 3-0 lead erode, but the Tigers stormed back with a six-run fifth inning to beat Timothy Christian Tuesday 12-5, clinching at least a share of the GMC White Division title.

Now 10-1 overall, 9-0 in the division, EB Tech got a solid relief outing from sophomore Scott Pede, didn’t allow a hit over the final three innings and got the win.

Pede seemed to get stronger as the game wore on, striking out the side in the seventh inning to end the ballgame.

Click below to listen to the entire game broadcast of East Brunswick Tech’s 12-5 home win over Timothy Christian:

East Brunswick Tech clinches share of GMC Gold with 12-5 win over Timothy Christian

Sophomore Scott Pede struck out five – including the side in the 7th inning – and helped East Brunswick Tech (10-1) clinch at least a share of the GMC Gold Division with a 12-5 win over Timothy Christian Tuesday afternoon at Ray Cipperly Field.

In a game heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, ace starter Joe Moye struggled to find the plate early. He’d already been put on a 50-pitch limit by head coach Todd Sak, who wanted to save him a bit for Friday’s rematch against TCS in Piscataway.

With one out in the third, Pede came in the game from second base, and took over.

Even though he allowed two more Timothy Christian runs in the fourth, to allow the visiting Tigers to take a 5-4 lead, he settled down once EB Tech sent 11 men to the plate in the fifth to regain a lead the home Tigers would never relinquish.

Pede finished strong, not allowing a single hit over the last three innings, striking out the five, six and seven hitters to end the game.

Click below for combined postgame reaction from 2B/reliever Scott Pede, starting pitcher/1B Joe Moye, and head coach Todd Sak:

East Brunswick Tech puts perfect divisional record on the line when Timothy Christian comes to town

For a program that didn’t cut anyone this year – not having a jayvee team – East Brunswick Tech has managed pretty well.

The Tigers are 9-1 – their lone blemish coming to Metuchen – and undefeated in the GMC White Division (8-0) heading into Tuesday afternoon’s matchup with Timothy Christian (4-3).

You can hear the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio with Mike Pavlichko calling all the action, by clicking here. Game time is 4:00. Coverage begins at 3:45 on CJSR. The game is sponsored locally by Kingdom Kidz, and Middlesex County Vocational Technical Schools.

While Todd Sak is coaching his 12th season at EB Tech, he is less sure what to expect from the other Tigers, who are in their first season under head coach Josh Decker, who was actually hired in the winter of 2020 but didn’t get to coach last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Brunswick Tech is led by an offense that has scored at least 10 runs in seven of its nine victories this year, including 22 or more runs three times, with a season best effort in a 27-2 win at Wardlaw-Hartridge on April 26th.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko of CJSR talk with EB Tech head coach Todd Sak:

Timothy Christian hopes to keep putting up runs, make a statement at EB Tech

After dropping three of its first four games for first-year head coach Josh Decker, Timothy Christian has won three straight games heading into a big home-and-home divisional series that starts Wednesday afternoon at East Brunswick Tech.

In a battle of Tigers, the teams will square off for the first time this season at 4 pm Tuesday at Ray Cipperly Field, in a game that can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Mike Pavlichko will call all the action, and you can listen to the game by clicking here.

Part of the reason for Timothy’s success of late has been the offensive production, which has generated 39 runs in the last three games, including 20 and 13 in a home-and-home sweep of Wardlaw-Hartridge.

The game is sponsored locally by Kingdom Kidz, and Middlesex County Vocational-Technical Schools.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko speak with Timothy Christian head coach Josh Decker:

At bat or on the mound, Joe Moye is an ace for EB Tech

Surely, you’ve seen those memes on social media: “How it started” vs “How it’s going.” Someone posts a picture of when some endeavor began, side by side with an image of how things are going now.

For a ballplayer, it might be a photo in their first little league uniform, next to a shot of them at bat in the major leagues.

As a freshman two years ago at East Brunswick Tech, Joe Moye gave up 25 hits in 23 1/3 innings.

This week, the junior threw a no-hitter against Highland Park.

In 2018, Joe Moye had 9 hits and 3 RBI in 47 at bats.

Coming into this week, in just 21 at bats, he led the entire State of New Jersey with 14 hits and 20 runs batted in.

East Brunswick Tech’s Joe Moye at the plate. (submitted photo)

That’s how things are going for Joe Moye.

In between, he played for the NJ Marlins club baseball team, based in Millstone, not far from his home in South Brunswick. It was there and in one-on-one lessons that he worked on his game, all of which had helped EB Tech to an undefeated mark heading into Friday’s matchup with Blue Division foe Metuchen.

Click below to hear Joe Moye talk with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko about his outstanding season at the plate and on the mound for East Brunswick Tech:

Central Jersey Sports Radio will have live play-by-play of East Brunswick Tech’s May 12th home game against Timothy Christian. Game time is 4:00 pm; air-time is 3:45. Click here to listen.

For a full broadcast schedule, click here.