South Jersey baseball players to watch

Posted: March 31, 2013

South Jersey Baseball Players to Watch

Listed alphabetically.

Christian Adorno, senior shortstop, St. Augustine. A top fielder, this Wilmington recruit batted .396 last season with 23 steals.

Barry Buchowski, senior catcher, St. Augustine. This Tulane recruit hit .361 with 10 doubles and 23 RBIs.

Pat Burns, senior pitcher/infielder, Haddon Township. Burns was 8-1 on the mound with a 2.06 ERA and batted .405 with 25 RBIs.

Nick Cieri, senior catcher, Rancocas Valley. This Maryland recruit, who batted .483 last season, has 85 career hits, 32 for extra bases.

Joey Craig, junior infielder, Camden Catholic. He batted .394 with four homers and eight doubles.

Jake Danner, junior pitcher/infielder, GCIT. Danner was 7-1 on the mound with a 1.31 ERA and also batted .459 with 11 doubles.

Trevor Datz, senior infielder, Pitman. A second-team All-South Jersey selection, he has signed with the University of the Sciences.

Jarret DeHart, senior outfielder, Shawnee. This LSU recruit batted .368 with three homers and 21 steals and walked 31 times.

Zac Gallen, senior pitcher/infielder, Bishop Eustace. This North Carolina recruit fired a three-hitter with seven strikeouts in the Diamond Classic title game.

Jon Gonzales, senior catcher, Winslow Township. A Delaware State recruit, he has 101 hits, 99 RBIs, and 16 home runs in his career.

Giovanni Gussen, senior outfielder, Gloucester Catholic. This Rider recruit batted .444 with 28 RBIs.

Beau Hall, senior pitcher, Ocean City. Hall, a Georgetown recruit, was 8-2 last year.

Shaine Hughes, senior infielder, Washington Township. This Monmouth recruit batted .412 with 26 RBIs.

Chris Jones, sophomore infielder, Bishop Eustace. He batted .404 with 10 doubles.

Sean Kelly, senior pitcher, Cherokee. This Rutgers recruit was 6-0 with 42 strikeouts in 312/3 innings.

Zach Lang, senior pitcher, Cherry Hill East. Lang is a Bloomsburg (Pa.) recruit.

Ryan Long, senior catcher, Washington Township. He batted .341 with 18 steals.

Mike McLaughlin, junior infielder, Haddonfield. He hit .348 and slugged five homers.

Kevin Milley, senior pitcher, Lenape. This lefthander who has signed with Delaware allowed just five earned runs in his final 28 innings.

John Murphy, sophomore pitcher, Gloucester Catholic. He was 7-2 with a 1.39 ERA, 46 strikeouts, and just 10 walks.

Chris Oakley, senior pitcher, St. Augustine. This North Carolina recruit pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts against Christian Brothers in the South A semifinals.

Pedro Perez, senior pitcher/infielder, Burlington City. He was 7-2 on the mound with a 0.98 ERA and 111 strikeouts and also batted .415.

Steve Priolo, senior pitcher, Eastern. A Marist recruit, he was 4-2 with 25 strikeouts and just 10 walks.

Jordan Rizzo, senior infielder, Williamstown. He batted .430 with eight homers and 33 RBIs.

Nick Sciortino, senior infielder, Haddon Heights. This speedy athlete has signed with Boston College.

Mike Shawaryn, senior pitcher, Gloucester Catholic. This Maryland recruit was 7-0 with a 1.56 ERA as a sophomore but missed most of last season with an injury.

Nick Tierno, senior infielder, Eastern. A La Salle recruit, Tierno is a four-year starter for the Vikings.

Dave Young, senior pitcher/infielder, Clearview. This Lehigh recruit leads a deep Pioneers pitching staff.

- Phil Anastasia

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