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Thursday, June 01, 2006

High school baseball News n' Notes/Who'se No. 1?

A coaching return?

That seems likely for former St. Rose coach Bart McInerney who stepped down after his 12th season in 2005 to pursue business interests.

It now appears, with his business obligations under control McInerney, who won 212 game at St. Rose, is eyeing a return to a high school baseball dugout in 2007 though not with the Purple Roses where rookie coach Dave Parnell has kept the school's run of championship seasons intact.

""I would say if the right opportunity came along I'd be definitely willing to look into it,'' McInerney told me recently.

He said he has been keeping tabs on this year's St. Rose team. ""It's very gratifying to see Dave doing a very good job and players keeping up the St. Rose tradition.

""I miss many aspects of it (coaching), the comraderie with the coaches, and players, the competition of the games, and the competition of practice.

An unusual finish

That's what transpired Wednesday when the Shore Conference Tournament final ended ne batter after Tyler Gebler's two-run
single for TR South.
Casey Chant ripped a line shot that Ocean pitcher Eric Hinkle deflected in the air to shortstop Kyle
Norman who threw to first to double the runner completing a rare 1-6-3 airborne double

""Somehow I clipped it and I was mad because I didn't catch it,''said Hinkle.
""I thought it was in the outfield and Kyle Norman just shows up with the
""It was a great way to end the game.''

From our buddy Steve Falk at the Observer here are the sites for Tuesday's NJSIAA South-Central NJSIAA sectional semifinals: Group IV: Raritan; Group III: TCNJ (either Ocean or C Neck will be there) Group II: New Egypt (hopefully Point Boro!) Group I: Rider (can Keansburg make it?) Non-Public A: Mercer
County Park Field 1 (a CBA-RBC rematch could be in the works). Non-Public B: Mercer County Park Field 2 (St. Rose we hope).

If there are any postponements Friday I'll try and get them on here as soon as possible. Ocean has a tarp on its field but it only covers the infield. Still, that's a lot better than most.

The Asbury Park Press/Observer plans to have reporters at all four sectional finals Friday involving local teams (I'll be at Ocean-Colts Neck) so hopefully we can do a good job for you high school baseball followers.

Who's number one in this week's Press Top 10? TR South was number one last week but had a rough time this week. Who moves to the top in Saturday's poll (based on games through Thursday)? CBA? Ocean? Point Boro? St. Rose? TR East? Any thoughts?

It looks to me, unofficially, that Pat Biserta (P Boro), Tom Heuer (P Boro), and Joe Talerico (TR South) are tied for the Shore Conference HR lead though Wednesday with nine apiece. Keith Weinkofsky (Ocean) and James Reilly (St. Rose) had eight.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


What is TJ Faugno up to? He was a stud pinch hitter about 3 years ago for st.rose.

12:18 PM, June 02, 2006  

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