2013 ALL-USA New Jersey Baseball Team

2013 ALL-USA New Jersey Baseball Team

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2013 ALL-USA New Jersey Baseball Team

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Rob Kaminsky
St. Joseph’s, senior
Pitcher/outfield
First-round MLB draft pick headed to play with the St. Louis Cardinals, he went 10-0 with a 0.10 ERA and averaged almost two strikeouts per inning to earn Gatorade state Player of the Year.

Matt Thaiss
Jackson, senior
Catcher
Was a late-round MLB draft selection but will play at Virginia after batting .351 with four homers, 16 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.

Mike Shawaryn
Gloucester Catholic, senior
Pitcher
Led team to a fourth straight state title with an 8-2 record and 0.63 ERA. He threw three no-hitters this year, was picked in the MLB draft and will play at Maryland.

Ryan Williamson
Cranford, senior
Pitcher/outfield
Lefty was a MLB draft pick but will play at North Carolina after going 11-0 with a 0.56 ERA and also batting .419 with 27 RBI for best team in state.

Juan Reina
Passaic Tech, junior
Infield
Broke just about every program record on offense, batting .602 with 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 30 runs and 17 steals.

Tom Marcinczyk
Middlesex, senior
Outfield/pitcher
Headed to Rutgers after outstanding season that saw him bat .563 with 35 RBI and 45 runs scored. Also went 11-0 with a 1.11 ERA on the mound.

Russell Messler
Toms River South, junior
Outfield
One of the state’s top recruits for 2014, he batted over .500 for a second straight year and also had seven home runs, 20 RBI, 22 steals and 39 runs scored.

Andrew DiPiazza
Central Regional, senior
Pitcher
Flame-thrower already getting interest from some big-name schools, he went 9-0 with 108 strikeouts and a 0.85 ERA.

Mike Carter Jr.
Bloomfield, senior
Outfield
Rutgers recruit was one of the most consistent players in the state over a four-year career and leaves with a school-record 152 hits.

Tom Flacco,
Eastern, junior
Infield
Batted over .400 with an on-base percentage over .500, he had five home runs, 38 RBI, 38 runs scored and 29 steals to lead team to Group 4 state title.

Honorable mention

Mike Rescigno, sr., Red Bank Catholic; Brennan Price, sr., Middlesex; Shaine Hughes, sr., Washington Township; Jonathan Gongalez, sr., Winslow; Eli Kashi, sr., Montclair; Zach Cerbo, sr., Bergen Catholic; Anthony Brocato, jr., Rutgers Prep; Jarret DeHart, sr., Shawnee; Frank Maldonado, sr., Seton Hall Prep; Sean Keenan, sr., South Brunswick.
 

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