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Saturday, May 27, 2006

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It's three-for one day beginning with Monmouth at Freehold at 10:30 a.m. in the NJSIAA CJ III quarterfinal, then it's SCT semifinals at 1 p.m. with Ocean at Freehold Township, followed by Point Boro at TR South at 7 p.m.
I hope to make all three...those 1030 in the morning starts are always a killer though especially as I write this at past midnight. Can we get coffee and doughnuts at this game???? C'mon Steve (Kochinsky), let's do it.

This is Round 3 of the series this year with Freehold winning the first two barn burners. Let's not forget, Monmouth is the defending Group III champion.

Brett Brach apparently was not at his sharpest but Township still rolled Friday in the CJ IV quarterfinal at Edison. No Brach and no Eric Hinkle in this one after Hinkle and Ocean blew away Hamilton West, 5-0. That extra star in the sky tonight was Keith Weinkofsky's 16th career home run which went into orbit.
You know, not to drum up the hype yet (oh, what the heck, why not???) "Tuna" has a realistic shot at the Shore record of 27 career home runs set by Mark Fink (Jackson, '94).
Fink hit 14 as a senior. Todd Frazier came up one shy in his senior year.
Today it's Jamie Rosenkranz getting the start for Ocean and I believe Jason Elo for Township.

I would suspect a good crowd at TR South tonight to see the Indians host Point Boro. It's 11-0 Evan Biger looking for his - get this - third win of the week for TR South. Look for Point hitting machine Pat Biserta to get innings at some juncture for the Boro. I said in a very recent blog, Shore teams would probably have trouble in Friday's quarterfinals. They did, the trouble was probably fitting all those winning box scores into the scorebook.

Amazingly, despite all the local teams that won, there is just one all-Shore game in Tuesday's semifinals, with Colts Neck traveling to the winner of Monmouth-Freehold in CJ III.
Almost every other Shore team is on the road Tuesday.

Will he or wont' he? That''s the question for TR East coach Bill Frank as to whether to start Casey Gaynor in quest of Shore Conference record-tying career win No. 33 Tuesday at powerful Cherokee after Gaynor labored to a win with relief help Friday. Frank is pondering starting capable Adam Panoski (4-2) and having Gaynor (10-1) ready in relief.

Ok...I promise I'll have the results and details of the Freehold-Monmouth and Township-Ocean games on here Saturday afternoon once I get back to the office from Township, and the TR South-Point result as soon as I can Saturday night..barring rain delays, extra innings, flat tires....who knows?

Oh man. I can hear that alarm clock already. Where are the ear plugs??



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