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2023 Big Central Preview: American Gold Division

The American Gold Division is one of the toughest in the Big Central Conference, but in 2023 it may also be the one with the most question marks.

Westfield took the division title last year, but has lost a lot. About the only certainty is they should be in the mix.

St. Joseph of Metuchen has solid pieces back, but it’s a very difficult road facing Group 5 schools like Westfield, Union, and Elizabeth, the largest high school in the state.

The same can be said for Somerville, which is a Group 3 school, but has renewed optimism with Matt Bloom as head coach. He took over with two games left in the season, and the Pioneers won both to get in the playoffs.

And then there’s Union, which was loaded two seasons ago, dropped off last year, but now has a wealth of experience back.

Questions, questions, indeed.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko’s preview of the American Gold Division from the Big Central Conference’s inaugural Media Days:

Old Bridge finishes No. 1 in final Bellamy & Son Paving Baseball Top 10; Knights are CJSR Team of the Year

The Old Bridge baseball team reached unprecedented heights in 2023, reaching its first-ever state title game. And though they fell just a few runs short of an overall Group 4 title, the Knights – who won Central Jersey Group 4 for the first time in eight years – are the No. 1 team in the final Bellamy & Son Paving rankings, making them the Central Jersey Sports Radio Team of the Year.

Old Bridge finished 21-9 on the season, and beat North Brunswick 2-1 in the CJ4 title game, their first appearance in the finals since 2019. It was the first ring for head coach Matt Donaghue, who played for the Knights in high school under the legendary Fred Cole.

Scroll down for the full rankings.

Finishing second is St. Joseph-Metuchen (21-10), which was in the top ten during the season, but fell out in the last rankings before the state tournament started. The Falcons were the GMC Tournament champions, besting Red Division champion North Brunswick in the finals.

Ridge (25-4) finishes third in the rankings, despite the Red Devils’ being disqualified from the state tournament for a pitch count violation in their North 2, Group 4 quarterfinal game. Ridge had a successful season to that point, and still is one of the best teams in the area.

North Brunswick (21-7) comes in fourth in the final rankings, having won the Red Division in the GMC. But they fell just short in the league tournament finals, and lost to Old Bridge in the Central Jersey Group 4 title game.

Checking in at No. 5 is Rutgers Prep (14-15), which had a wild season. The Argonauts started 1-6, then won five straight to win the Somerset County Tournament, beating the top two teams in the county en route: Bridgewater-Raritan in the semifinals and Ridge in the finals. They also made it all the way to the Non-Public South B title game, losing on a walk-off single at St. Mary-Rutherford.

Bridgewater-Raritan (23-7) comes in sixth. The Panthers were the top-seed in the Somerset County Tournament, thanks to early wins over Ridge in-league, and Hunterdon Central out of conference.

Spotswood (21-8) had a terrific season, winning the GMC Blue Division title, and going all the way to the Central Jersey Group 2 title game, where the Chargers lost to Rumson-Fair Haven.

Woodbridge (20-6) comes in eighth, with its second straight 20-win season.

Coming in ninth is Middlesex (17-9), which made it all the way to the Central Jersey Group 2 championship game, where the Blue Jays lost to Point Pleasant Beach for the second year in a row.

In tenth is South Plainfield; the Tigers reached the GMC tournament semifinals – losint 2-1 to St. joe’s – and made the North 2, Group 3 semifinals, eliminated by Millburn in another 2-1 loss.

Below are the full, final Bellamy & Son Paving Top Ten Rankings for 2023:

INSTANT REPLAY: Non-Public South A Final – (1) Red Bank Catholic 4, (2) St. Joseph-Metuchen 1

The top-seeded Red Bank Catholic Caseys rallied for four runs in the final two innings to come back from a 1-0 first-inning deficit, to beat second-seed St. Joseph-Metuchen 4-1 in the Non-Public South A title game.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action from Count Basie Park in Red Bank on June 3, 2023:

Red Division, non-conference slate has St. Joseph well-prepared for Caseys in Non-Public South A final

Playing in what may very well be the toughest division in the state, St. Joseph-Metuchen has come through the gauntlet.

They didn’t win their division, but took the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, beating the Red Division champion, North Brunswick, when in counted: in the county final.

Now, they hope that experience pays off in the state playoffs, where they will take on the top-ranked team in New Jersey.

The second-seeded Falcons (21-9) will travel down the Shore Saturday morning to play top-seed Red Bank Catholic (23-5) for the Non-Public South A title, in a game you can hear live on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

First pitch is set for 11 am, with pregame at 10:45, as Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe provide the play-by-play. Click here to listen.

St. Joe’s is playing in the finals for the first time since 2019, and looking for its first sectional crown since they beat Bishop Eustace in 2010, but lost to Immaculata in the statewide Non-Public Group A final. The Falcons also claim titles in 2007, falling in the state final to Seton Hall Prep, and 1989, where they lost to Don Bosco Prep in the state final.

Red Bank Catholic, meanwhile, snapped a string of six straight titles won in the section by St. Augustine, beating the Hermits 8-2 back on Wednesday. They’re also the Shore Conference Tournament Champions for a fourth straight year. Although, notably, one of their five losses this year did come to a team very familiar to St. Joseph: Old Bridge. The Knights beat them 2-1 last month in their Autism Awareness Challenge game.

George Washington commit Alex Stanyek (2-0, 0.30 ERA) is expected to get the ball for the Caseys against one of the biggest and baddest lineups in the GMC, one which has been hitting the ball exceedingly hard of late. The Falcons are coming off an 11-3 drubbing of Notre Dame in Wednesday’s semifinals.

As in that game, Jimmy Mulvaney (7-0, 1.70 ERA) will get the start for St. Joe’s. Yes, that will be starts in back-to-back games, but he’ll do it because head coach Mike Murray was wise with his pitching staff in Wednesday’s game. Murray had that luxury after his team jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings against the Irish, with Mulvaney throwing just 68 pitches through five innings of work. That leaves him with 82 for Saturday, per NJSIAA pitch count rules. And closer Bryan Rios should have plenty in the tank, too, after throwing just 26 pitches in the final two innings of relief back on Wednesday.

Click below for preview interviews of the Non-Public South A final with both head coaches:

St. Joseph-Metuchen head coach Mike Murray
Red Bank Catholic head coach Buddy Hausmann

Championship Weekend is set with seven CJSR-area teams vying for titles Friday, Saturday

With wins by Rutgers Prep and St. Joseph of Metuchen Wednesday in non-public sectional semifinal play, there will be seven teams from the Central Jersey Sports Radio coverage are vying for state titles this weekend.

In Non-Public North B semifinal action, third-seed Rutgers Prep beat seven-seed Gill St. Bernard’s 9-0 behind an explosive offense, and solid pitching from Max Treonze and Li Perez. The Argonauts (14-4) will play at top-seed St. Mary-Rutherford (19-9) Saturday at 10 am for the title.

In the Non-Public South A semifinals, second-seed St. Joseph-Metuchen exploded for a seven-run third inning and beat fifth-seed Notre Dame 11-3. The Falcons (21-9) will visit top-seed Red Bank Catholic (23-5) – the No. 1 team in the state – Saturday at 11 am for the championship. Click here to listen.

Prep and Joe’s join North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Bridgewater-Raritan, Spotswood and Middlesex – the five public schools who will go for sectional titles this Friday. Scroll down for the full championship schedule with dates and times.


Central Jersey Group 4 Final
(2) North Brunswick at (1) Old Bridge, 4 pm

North 2, Group 4 Final
(5) Bayonne at (2) Bridgewater-Raritan, 3 pm (Listen Live)

Central Jersey Group 2 Final
(3) Spotswood at (1) Rumson-Fair Haven, 4 pm

Central Jersey Group 1 Final
(3) Middlesex at (1) Point Pleasant Beach, 4 pm


Non-Public South A Final
(2) St. Joseph-Metuchen at (1) Red Bank Catholic, 11 am (Listen Live)

Non-Public South B Final
(3) Rutgers Prep at (1) St. Mary-Rutherford, 10 am

Seven-run third, solid start from Mulvaney puts St. Joseph-Metuchen in first sectional final since 2019

GMC Tournament champion St. Joseph-Metuchen will get a chance to add to its trophy case this season.

They’re in the Non-Public South A championship game Saturday after an 11-3 win for the second-seeded Falcons over sixth seed Notre Dame at Diamond Nation in Flemington in the semifinals Wednesday afternoon.

St. Joe’s got on the board in the first when leadoff man Mark Gialluisi reached on an error. After a Robbie Carvelli single and a sac bunt, Tyler Delvecchio’s groundout to third made it 1-0.

But the big inning came in the third, when Joe’s sent 12 hitters to the plate and scored sevent imes on just four hits, along with two walks, a hit batter and two errors on Notre Dame shortstop TJ Magliozzo.

Will Ramsay led off with a double, and Gialluisi reached again on an error. After Carvelli struck out, Josiah Brown reached on another error on Magliozzo, which drove in Ramsay to make it 2-0. Delvecchio walked to load the bases, and Kosuda did the same to make it 3-0. Joseph Zammitti then knocked in two with a single to make it 5-0.

After a pitching change, with Tristan Stephenson relieving starter Luke Foley, a Bobby Christensen single loaded the bases, a Christian Azcona fly to left scored Kosuda for the sixth run. Ramsay got hit by a pitch to load the bases again, then Mark Gialluisi had a two RBI single to make it 8-0 before Carvellli grounded to short to end it.

Notre Dame got three back in the fifth after starter Jimmy Mulvaney was pulled to conserve pitches for, at that point, a potential final Saturday.

But Joe’s got them right back in the bottom of the fifth, with back-to-back singles by Christensen and Azcona, and then a two-out, three-run inside-the-park home run by Robbie Carvelli. The ball was hit to short center and Lance Eilbacher slid for it, but missed the ball, which went all the way back to the wall.

Mulvaney got the win, improving to 6-0, while the Falncons improve to 21-9. Mulvaney struck out seven in 4 1/3, with two of the three Notre Dame runs charged to him.

St. Joseph will play for the Non-Public South A title Saturday (time TBA) against Red Bank Catholic, the top seed and No. 1 team in the state, at Count Basie Field in Red Bank.

In their last appearance in a sectional final, they lost 5-3 to St. Augustine in 2019. That’s the Falcons only finals berth under Mike Murray, whose first season was in 2016.

Their most recent appearance before that was when they won Non-Public South A in 2010, beating Bishop Eustace 12-3. They would fall, though, in the state final, 7-5 in 8 innings to Immaculata.

Click below for postgame reaction, sponsored by Sportsplex at Metuchen:

St. Joseph centerfielder Robbie Carvelli
St. Joseph head coach Mike Murray

Rutgers Prep-Gill North B semifinal highlights live coverage Wednesday on CJSR; St. Joe’s also in action

As the state tournament continues, with just eight CJSR-area teams remaining, we’ll be bringing you live coverage of the Non-Public North B semifinals, where an area team is guaranteed to make it to the title game in the section this Saturday.

Third-seed Rutgers Prep (13-14) takes on seventh-seed Gill St. Bernard’s (10-14) for a trip to the finals, where the winner will take on either 4th-seed Montclair-Kimberley or top-seed St. Mary-Rutherford.

Mike Pavlichko will have all the live play-by-play from Diamond Nation in Flemington with pregame at 11:45 am. Click here to listen.

The Argonauts will throw Max Treonze (5-0, 0.19 ERA) in his first start since suffering a broken nose after getting hit by a fastball in the Prep B Final against Pennington. Reliever-turned-starter Colin Chou (1-1, 3.29 ERA) will go for Gill St. Bernard’s.

Sophomore catcher Andrew Parisi has been killing it at the plate again for Rutgers Prep, hitting .492, while fellow soph Zach Fronio – who got the win on the mound in the quarters last Friday against Morris Catholic – leads the team with 30 runs batted in.

For Gill, it’s senior Zach Wendell leading in most of the offensive categories, hitting .494 with 15 stolen bases, while Chou has driven in a team-leading 22 runs.

St. Joseph seeks finals berth, too

Meanwhile, in a 4 pm game also at Diamond Nation in Flemington, second-see St. Joseph-Metuchen (20-9) will take on sixth-seed Notre Dame (20-4) in a Non-Public South A semifinal. The Falcons are this year’s GMC Tournament champions, with Jimmy Mulvaney besting Zach Konstantinovsky in the final, boosted by a Tyler Delvecchio home run. The Falcons have one of the most feared lineups in the GMC.

The other semifinal features the top-seed and No. 1 ranked team in the state, Red Bank Catholic (22-5), taking on fourth-seeded St. Augustine (17-7), which also is ranked in the statewide Top 20.


Non-Public North B
(4) Montclair-Kimberley at (1) St. Mary-Rutherford, 3 pm
(7) Gill St. Bernard’s at (3) Rutgers Prep, 12 pm (Diamond Nation, Flemington) (LISTEN on CJSR)

Non-Public South A
(4) St. Augustine at (1) Red Bank Catholic, 4 pm
(6) Notre Dame at (2) St. Joseph-Metuchen, 4 pm (Diamond Nation, Flemington)


Central Jersey Group 4 Final
(2) North Brunswick at (1) Old Bridge, 4 pm

North 2, Group 4 Final
(5) Bayonne at (2) Bridgewater-Raritan, 3 pm

Central Jersey Group 2 Final
(3) Spotswood at (1) Rumson-Fair Haven, 4 pm

Central Jersey Group 1 Final
(3) Middlesex at (1) Point Pleasant Beach, 4 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 3: Non-Public Sectional Finals (TBA)

Three of five area non-publics advance in state playoffs, as Rutgers Prep, Gill St. Bernard’s and St. Joe’s all win

Just three non-public schools from the Central Jersey Sports Radio coverage area remain in the state playoffs, with Rutgers Prep, Gill St. Bernard’s and St. Joseph-Metuchen advancing, while Pingry and St. Thomas Aquinas were eliminated.


Below are Friday’s results, followed by next week’s schedule in all sections with CJSR-area teams remaining:


Non-Public North B
(1) St. Mary-Rutherford def. (8) Hawthorne Christian, 13-1 (5 inn.)
(4) Montclair-Kimberley def. (5) Roselle Catholic, 10-0 (6 inn.)
(3) Rutgers Prep def. (6) Morris Catholic, 6-3
(7) Gill St. Bernard’s def. (2) St. Thomas Aquinas, 8-3

Non-Public South A
(1) Red Bank Catholic def. (8) Pingry, 4-2
(4) St. Augustine def. (5) Christian Brothers Academy, 5-4 (8 inn.)
(6) Notre Dame at (3) Donovan Catholic, 9-6 (Thursday)
(2) St. Joseph-Metuchen def. (7) Paul VI, 8-4


Central Group 4
(5) East Brunswick at (1) Old Bridge, 6 pm (live on CJSR)
(6) Monroe at (2) North Brunswick, 4 pm

North 2, Group 4
(5) Bayonne at (1) Ridge, 4 pm
(3) Woodbridge at (2) Bridgewater-Raritan, 4 pm

North 2, Group 3
(4) South Plainfield at (1) Millburn, 3 pm
(3) Randolph at (2) Cranford

Central Group 2
(12) Ocean Township at (1) Rumson-Fair Haven, 4 pm
(10) Delran at (3) Spotswood, 2 pm

Central Group 1
(5) Manville at (1) Point Pleasant Beach, 4 pm
(3) Middlesex at (2) Shore, 4 pm


Non-Public North B
(4) Montclair-Kimberley at (1) St. Mary-Rutherford
(7) Gill St. Bernard’s at (3) Rutgers Prep, 12 pm (Diamond Nation, Flemington)

Non-Public South A
(4) St. Augustine at (1) Red Bank Catholic
(6) Notre Dame at (2) St. Joseph-Metuchen

FRIDAY, MAY 2: Public Sectional Finals

SATURDAY, MAY 3: Non-Public Sectional Finals

GMCT Final Recap: St. Joseph makes history, Zack could pitch Thursday for Raiders in states, and updated Finals records

The 2023 GMC Tournament Championship Game once again lived up to its billing.

It was the pitcher’s duel everybody had hoped for, with each team’s ace going – St. Joseph of Metuchen’s Jimmy Mulvaney and North Brunswick’s Zack Konstantinovsky, who may – still, after the loss – be the best pitcher in the state of New Jersey.

It was a 2-0 win for the third-seeded Falcons, who turned the tables on the Raiders. Last year, Joe’s was the defending champ and top-seed, and North Brunswick took the title with a 4-2 win. This year, North was the defending champ and top seed, and lost by two runs.

But there are many more storylines than that.

Eagles and Falcons…

Let’s start with St. Joe’s entering hallowed ground: they have now tied Edison for most GMC Tournament wins since the league began play in 1986, with eight each. That record stood for a while, as Edison had a powerhouse program in the 1990s, with stellar pitchers in their own right, like Brian Appelman and Bobby Brownlie.

The Eagles – under Jim Muldowney – won their first title in 1990, then won four straight years from 1992 to 1995, and after a two-year break, won three of the next four, in 1998 and 1999, then again in 2001.

Meanwhile, St. Joe’s did not win its first title until three seasons after that run, in 2004, when they blanked Carteret 6-0. They then made the finals four of the next five years, winning three of them, in 2006, 2008 and 2009. They didn’t return again until 2014, winning it that year and in 2017 to give them their sixth crown. In 2021, the first year after COVID shut down baseball, the Falcons won again, lost last year, and won again this year for their eighth.

Under head coach Mike Murray, St. Joseph has now won three GMC Tournament titles in four trips over his seven seasons in Metuchen.

Interestingly, with the Falcons now 8-2 all-time in GMC finals, seven of those wins have come via shutout. And all three wins have come by a combined 5-0 score.

Close games have lived up to the hype…

The GMC Tournament hasn’t seen a final decided by more than two runs since1012, when third-seed Middlesex knocked off top-seed Sayreville 10-4. The 2013 game was decided by two runs – 7-seed JFK over 9-seed Monroe, 4-2 – and then the next six games right up to COVID were decided by one run, with finals in 2015 and 2018 going to extra innings.

Since baseball resumed after the pandemic, all three GMC finals have been decided by two runs. St. Joe’s beat South Brunswick 2-0 in 2021, North Brunswick beat St. Joe’s last year 4-2, and this year, they beat the Raiders 2-0.

Defending champs don’t always defend…

All-time, since 1986, only ten teams have made the GMC finals the year after winning it, with Edison doing it five times, and going 4-1 as defending champs. Overall, though, the record is 5-5, and just 1-4 if your nickname is not the Eagles.

  • Edison won in 1992, defended in 1993
  • Edison won in 1994, defended in 1994
  • Edison won in 1994, defended in 1995
  • Edison won in 1995, lost in 1996
  • East Brunswick won in 1997, lost in 1998
  • Edison won in 1998, defended in 1999
  • St. Joseph won in 2004, lost in 2005
  • St. Joseph won in 2008, defended in 2009
  • St. Joseph won in 2021, lost in 2022
  • North Brunswick won in 2022, lost in 2023

Pitchers continue to dominate GMC Final Four and more…

The 2021 GMC Tournament final four – semifinals and finals – set a record for the fewest runs and fewest hits ever in the history of the tournament.

The 2023 tournament matched it, if only in terms of runs scored.

Let’s start with the semifinals, which saw a pair of two-run games: St. Joseph over South Plainfield and North Brunswick over Monroe, both by 2-1 scores. That matched the record set in 2021 of a total of six runs between the two games, which saw South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 2-0, and St. Joe’s beat Edison 3-1.

That year, St. Joseph blanked South Brunswick in the final 2-0, as Andrew Goldan bested Joey Tuttoilmondo, to make it just eight runs across the three games. This year’s final was also 2-0, matching the all-time low for the semis and finals of eight combined runs in the three games.

It wasn’t the same for hits, though. The three games in 2021 totaled just 14 hits, but the Raiders and Falcons combined for 12 in the championship game alone. The two semis this year saw 19 combined on their own, for a total of 33 hits.

Top seed is no guarantee…

Start with the fact that since 2011 – in the last 12 tournaments now – the top seed has reached the championship game less than half the time, with just five championship game berths. With the loss by North Brunswick, the No. 1 seed is just 2-3 when reaching the GMC Finals in that timespan.

Streak ended…

The win by St. Joseph snaps a four-game skid against North Brunswick, that included three regular season’s loss and last year’s title game defeat. The last win for the Falcons over the Raiders before that had come on April 23, 2019.

Zack can go on Thursday…

One of the storylines to the GMC Tournament final being moved – for a second straight year – from Saturday to Sunday due to inclement weather was the fact that it could have thrown a monkey wrench into North Brunswick’s state tournament pitching plans.

St. Joseph didn’t have the same issue because in a 12-team field in Non-Public South B, the second-seeded Falcons got a bye through to Friday, where they’ll play the winner of 10-seed Immaculata and 7-seed Paul VI of Haddonfield.

But for North Brunswick, Zack Konstantinovsky – Sunday’s starting pitcher – could not have thrown Monday anyway when the second-seeded Raiders open up play in Central Jersey Group 4 at home against 15th-seed Long Branch, due to NJSIAA pitch count rules. However, he could have gone Thursday – if the Raiders make it to the second round – since, no matter how many pitches he threw, he would have had the mandatory four-days rest, and his pitch count would reset. A maximum of 150 pitches are allowed over five calendar days.

But with the final on Sunday, Thursday would be the fifth day.

North Brunswick head coach Mark Blevins told Central Jersey Sports Radio on Thursday he was going with Zack as long as he could Sunday, and he indeed pitched a complete game.

But according to his pitch count as posted by the team, he only threw 90 pitches. Had he thrown 91, he’d be unavailable for Thursday, but now he is.

So, the question is, after Blevins goes with likely starter Kyle Anderson – the Raiders’ No. 2 behind Konstantinovsky – does he bring Zack back on three days’ rest Thursday? He would get a maximum 60 pitches, and unofficially, he threw his 60th pitch to the third hitter – with two outs – in the fifth inning Sunday.

Or does Blevins go with No. 3 starter Alejandro Jabar, who is more than capable?

The trick is: what comes next? If North Brunswick throws Jabar, that puts Zack in a potential sectional semifinal, and makes him unable to pitch in a possible sectional title game, which could very well be at top-seed Old Bridge, which swept the Raiders this year, 6-1 and 3-2. And he only threw one inning of relief in one of those games, the eighth inning of a 3-2, ten inning loss. He allowed no hits, no runs and struck out two.

We say throw what he can and hope he gets you deep into Thursday, let the bullpen finish it off, and have him free and clear for a potential sectional final. Why save those 60 pitches? Well, maybe because he hasn’t gone on three days’ rest all year. Tough call to make.

Of note: if the Raiders get by Long Branch, it’ll be an all GMC-quarterfinal. They’d play the winner of 10-seed South Brunswick and 7-seed Sayreville Thursday at home.

Speaking of Zack…

Though numbers online show Konstantinovsky gave up one earned run in the game, it clearly should be two. The first was no question, a solo home run off the bat of Tyler Delvecchio that was really all St. Joseph wound up needing yesterday. The second was an RBI single by Will Ramsay in the top of the seventh that came with two outs.

But it developed like this: After a one-out single by Joseph Zammitti – who was pinch-run for by Jaden Jamison – Bobby Christensen laid down a bunt to move him over. It was punched to the left of the mound, to Zack’s right, the opposite way of his momentum on his follow-through. He got tried to turn, first getting twisted around, then slipping on the soft grass.

Click below to listen to the play as it happened:

But the point of this story is not the play – in which it truly should have been scored a hit, as no one touched the ball and Zach could not field it (if a second baseman trips on a ground ball and it goes between fielders into the outfield, it’s a hit, not a physical error with the ball) – it’s the earned run, the second of the game.

It was Zack’s first game allowing two earned runs since last year’s GMC Tournament final against St. Joseph, which the Raiders won 4-2. The last time he allowed more than one earned run in a loss came in North Brunswick’s final game of 2021, a 4-3 loss in Flemington to Hunterdon Central in the Central Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals.


  • 1986:  East Brunswick 14, Madison Central 3
  • 1987:  Cedar Ridge 2,  Colonia 1
  • 1988:  Carteret 4, JP Stevens 2 (11 innings)
  • 1989:  Madison Central 8, Cedar Ridge 7 (8 innings)
  • 1990:  Edison 9, South Plainfield 3
  • 1991:  East Brunswick 6, South Plainfield 5
  • 1992:  Edison 1, Bishop Ahr 0
  • 1993:  Edison 12, JFK 3
  • 1994:  Edison 10, Monroe 3
  • 1995:  Edison 5, Piscataway 3
  • 1996:  Bishop Ahr 4, Edison 3 (13 innings)
  • 1997:  East Brunswick 3, JFK 2
  • 1998:  Edison 2, East Brunswick 1
  • 1999:  Edison 7, Bishop Ahr 2
  • 2000:  Woodbridge 7, JFK 1
  • 2001:  Edison 4, Spotswood 1
  • 2002:  South Brunswick 4, Piscataway 2 (9 innings)
  • 2003:  Piscataway 9, East Brunswick 5
  • 2004:  St. Joseph 6, Carteret 0
  • 2005:  East Brunswick 8, St. Joseph 1
  • 2006:  St. Joseph 11, South Amboy 0
  • 2007:  Spotswood 7, JP Stevens 6
  • 2008:  St. Joseph 3, Old Bridge 2
  • 2009:  St. Joseph 6, North Brunswick 0
  • 2010:  South Brunswick 9, North Brunswick 2
  • 2011:  (2) Old Bridge 3, (4) South Plainfield 2
  • 2012:  (3) Middlesex 10, (1) Sayreville 4
  • 2013:  (7) JFK 4, (9) Monroe 2
  • 2014:  (4) St. Joseph 1, (6) South Plainfield 0 (walk-off bases loaded walk)
  • 2015:  (2) Monroe 1, (8) Sayreville 0 (8 innings)
  • 2016:  (2) East Brunswick 1, (9) JP Stevens 0
  • 2017:  (1) St. Joseph 1, (6) Monroe 0
  • 2018:  (14)South Plainfield 2, (12) Perth Amboy 1 (12 innings)
  • 2019:  (1) Old Bridge 2, (3) South Brunswick 1
  • 2020:  NO SEASON – COVID
  • 2021:  (2) St. Joseph 2, (5) South Brunswick 0
  • 2022:  (6) North Brunswick 4, (1) St. Joseph 2
  • 2023:  (3) St. Joseph 2, (1) North Brunswick 0


  1. St. Joseph – 10
  2. Edison – 9
  3. East Brunswick – 7
  4. South Plainfield – 5
  5. North Brunswick, South Brunswick, JFK, Monroe – 4
  6. JP Stevens, Bishop Ahr, Piscataway, Old Bridge – 3
  7. Madison Central, Cedar Ridge, Carteret, Spotswood, Sayreville – 2


  • 8-Edison, St. Joseph-Metuchen
  • 5-East Brunswick
  • 2-South Brunswick, Old Bridge

Cedar Ridge, Madison Central, Carteret, Bishop Ahr, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Spotswood, Middlesex, JFK, Monroe, South Plainfield (11 schools) have all won one title each. 


  • East Brunswick 5-2 (2016)
  • Bishop Ahr 1-2 (1996)
  • Carteret 1-1 (1998)
  • *Cedar Ridge 1-1 (1987)
  • Colonia 0-1
  • Edison 8-1 (2001)
  • JFK 1-3 (2013)
  • JP Stevens 0-3
  • *Madison Central 1-1 (1989)
  • Middlesex 1-0 (2012)
  • Monroe 1-3 (2015)
  • North Brunswick 1-3 (2022)
  • Old Bridge 2-1 (2019)
  • Perth Amboy 0-1
  • Piscataway 1-2 (2003)
  • Sayreville 0-2
  • South Amboy 0-1
  • South Brunswick 2-2 (2010)
  • South Plainfield 1-4 (2018)   
  • Spotswood 1-1 (2007)
  • St. Joseph 8-2 (2023)
  • Woodbridge 1-0 (2000)

*Cedar Ridge and Madison Central merged to form Old Bridge HS in 1994.


  • Red Division:  none
  • White Division:  none
  • Blue Division:  Metuchen, South River
  • Gold Division:  New Brunswick, East Brunswick Tech, Somerset Tech, Timothy Christian
  • Silver Division:  Dunellen, Highland Park, Perth Amboy Tech, Wardlaw-Hartridge, Piscataway Tech, Calvary Christian

INSTANT REPLAY: GMC Tournament Final – (3) St. Joseph-Metuchen 2, (1) North Brunswick 0

Senior Tyler Delvecchio hit a solo home run in the fourth that was all third-seed St. Joseph would need, while fellow senior Tyler Delvecchio pitched a complete-game shutout, and the Falcons beat top-seed and defending champion North Brunswick 2-0 to win the GMC Tournament title game on May 21, 2023 at Ray Cipperly Field in East Brunswick.

Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the play-by-play on Central Jersey Sports Radio, driven by Auto Lounge of Edison:

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the top of the third inning has been omitted from this recording.