JV 2013 Stat LeadersAVG: Smith .444, Rodriguez .433, Elliott .426Hits: Smith 28, Rodriguez 26, Elliott 23Doubles: Smith 8, Elliott 6, Esposito Rodriguez 5Triples: Esposito 2, Cella, Elliott, Smith 1Runs: Esposito 22, Rodriguez 21, Cella 19RBI's: Smith 21, Vetter, Esposito 16, Rodriguez 15Stolen Bases: Cella 13, Smith, Chapman 5, Elliott, Esposito, Smith 4Wins: Baum, Smith 4, Chapman, Elliott 2Strikeouts: Smith 26, Elliott 24, Baum 21ERA: Baum 0.27, Elliott 0.41, Chapman 1.402013 JV Game ReportsHusky Record: 15 - 3
Huskies 14 Keyport 1 “Taking care of business”
Larry Baum delivered yet another complete game to lift the Huskies past the Red Raiders 14-1. Larry faced 4 over the minimum over the course of 5 innings. Larry allowed 2 hits, 1 run (unearned) and fanned 3 while he pitched his fourth consecutive complete game. Alex Cella gave the Red Raiders trouble from the start with a leadoff walk and then stole second and third base to allow Matt Esposito drive him in to take an early lead. Cella finished the game with 3 runs scored, 2 walks, and 4 stolen bases. Matt Esposito went a perfect 3 for 3, bases clearing triple. 3 runs scored, a walk, stolen base, and drove in 4 runs. Chris Vetter also went a perfect 3 for 3 with 1 run scored, and also drove in 4 runs. Ben Weisburg contributed with an RBI single while Jeff “Tank” Fischetti added a double in the 3rd that led to 2 runs scored. Billy Rodriguez collected 2 hits with a run scored and an RBI in the winning effort.Huskies 6 Ocean 2 “Elliott overpowers the Spartans”
An outstanding pitching performance from Adam Elliott led to a 6-2 victory over Ocean. Adam pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs (unearned), and in the process sat down 12 batters. In the 2nd inning, the Huskies took advantage of a pair of errors. Singles by Nick Villanueva, Sal Trapani, Alex Cella, and a sacrifice fly from Billy Rodriguez all led to 5 runs scored to take a 5-0 lead. After Elliott reached 3rd base in the 6th inning, Pat Borruso drove a single to make the score 6-1. After giving up 1 in the 6th, Esposito came into the 7th to relieve Elliott, threw 9 pitches to end the game.
Huskies 5 Carteret 1 “It’s a team game”
Solid pitching performances by a mix of Joe Piscopo, Joe Garafolo, and Kyle Chapman, who only allowed 3 hits all game, helped the Huskies prevail over Carteret 5-1. Piscopo helped the Huskies with 2 hits, a double, 1 run scored, and an RBI. Billy Rodriguez stayed hot with 4 hits, a run scored, and 2 RBI’s. Jeff “Tank” Fischetti added an RBI single in the 2nd inning to help the Huskies take command of the game. Nick Smith added 2 hits with a run scored.
Huskies 8 Wall 2 “Smith’s complete game shuts down the Crimson Knights”
Nick Smith gave up 2 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, fanned 3 and walked 2 in 7 innings of work against Wall. Billy Rodriguez led off the Huskies with a double that started off the game with a 3 run lead. Up 1 run in the top of the 7th, the Huskies scored 4 runs by an RBI single from Kyle Chapman, 2 RBI double from Rodriguez, and a hard hit ball that scored a run from Esposito to give Smith some insurance runs late in the game. Billy Rodriguez finished 3 for 4 with 3 runs, 2 doubles, a walk, and 2 RBI’s. Matt Esposito added 3 hits, driving in 1 and scoring 1. Nick Smith and Pat Borruso both added 2 hits with a double and RBI each.
Huskies 11 Red Bank Regional 0 “Blanked Buccaneers”
The Huskies exploded on the visiting Buccaneers by posting 14 hits in 26 at bats as a team. Alex Cella started things off right with a single, stolen base and a run scored. The Huskies did not slow down as Cella finished with 2 hits, stolen base and a run scored. Matt Esposito collected 3 hits and knocked in 2 runs. Nick Smith had 2 hits, stolen based, and 2 RBI’s. Adam Elliott had 2 hits including a double, and 3 RBI’s. The effort of the day goes to Matt Esposito. Matt flirted with a no hitter. After walking 3 batters in the first inning, Esposito settled down and got into a groove. After the 1st inning, Matt only allowed 3 base runners through 4 innings. Esposito had a no hitter going into the 5th inning where a 2 out blooper ended the possibility. Esposito finished the game with 2 strikeouts, and only allowed 2 hits.
Huskies 8 Manasquan 6 “A thriller by the marina”
The Huskies prevailed over the Warriors in a 10-inning thriller. The Huskies trailing by 1 run in the 7th, Nick Smith’s 2 out triple scored Sal Barreto from first base to tie the game at 4. Adam Elliott’s singled scored Smith to take the lead 5-4. The Warriors tied the game and left runners in scoring position. Matt Esposito stole home in the 8th to give the Huskies a 1 run lead. A squeeze play after the runner advanced to 3rd after hitting a double tied the game at 6. Bottom of the 9th inning with the game tied, Manasquan’s leadoff hitter hit a shot to right field over Matt Esposito’s head. Rounding third, the Warriors tried to end the game with an inside the parker. A relay from Esposito to Elliott to Vetter kept the game going when the runner was thrown out at home plate. Sal Trapani led off the inning by getting on by an error by the right fielder. Larry Baum pinch ran and stole 2nd base and took third on a passed ball. Matt Esposito then walked and stole 2nd to give the Huskies men on 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs. Billy Rodriguez was intentionally walked to give the Huskies bases loaded and 1 out. Kyle Chapman beat out a bunt that scored Larry Baum from 3rd base to take the lead 7-6. Nick Smith then added a ground ball RBI to take the lead 8-6. Smith then closed the game out with an 1-2-3 inning and receiving a win in the process. Nick Smith had a day with 5 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts, giving up 1 run, 2 runs scored, 2 hits with one being a game-tying triple, and 4 RBI’s. Adam Elliott added 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Matt Esposito had 3 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, 2 walks, putout from right field and a sliding catch in the same inning.
Huskies 6 Freehold Borough 7 “Rough day at the office”
A rough start from the Huskies led to a tough loss. The Huskies piled up errors in the first inning and trailed from the beginning 4-0. The Huskies gave up 7 runs while 6 were unearned. The Huskies showed fight in the 6th inning when Nick Smith started a 2 out rally and advancing to 2nd on a passed ball. Adam Elliott followed with a full count single. Pat Borruso then followed Elliott’s single with a full count RBI double to right center to tie the game 6-6. The Colonials took advantage of an error in the 7th and took the lead 7-6. Pat Borruso led the offense with a double, hit by pitch, and 2 RBI’s while Sal Trapani added 2 hits.
Huskies 10 Raritan 5 “It’s not Rocket science”
The Huskies cruised through the Raritan Rockets with a 10-5 victory. The Huskies took control from inning 1 where Chris Vetter had a 2 out 2 RBI single to center field to take the lead 3 – 0 and held a comfortable lead throughout the game. Nick Smith pitched 6 innings giving up 5 runs (4 earned) while sitting down 5. Billy Rodriguez helped the offense by getting on base every plate appearance and scoring 2 runs. Adam Elliott led the offense with 3 hits, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, and 2 RBI’s. Alex Cella contributed with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases.Huskies 3 Long Branch 0 “Baum surfs through the Green Wave”
The Huskies struggled with the bats with a total of 6 hits for the day. Huskies led the game 1-0 from the 2nd inning on by a sacrifice fly by Pat Baruso that scored Alex Cella. In the 6th inning, Chris Vetter began the inning with a single and advanced to 2nd on an error. Cella beat out a ground ball to make it 1st and 3rd. He then stole 2nd base to give the Huskies 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Pat Baruso then bunted in 2 runs to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead into the 7th inning. The story of the day was the masterful pitching effort given by Larry Baum. Larry extended his complete game streak to 3. In the game, Larry held the Green Wave to no runs, 4 hits, fanned 10 and walked none.
Huskies 6 Holmdel 7 “Stung by the Hornets”
During a windy and rainy day, the Huskies struggled with the bats early on. Husky pitcher Kyle Chapman struggled with the inclement weather while the Hornets took advantage of it. Holmdel scored 6 runs early on with a few hits and a couple of errors. With the game on the line in the 7th inning down 3 runs, the Huskies showed determination to win the game. Nick Smith began the 2 out rally with a hard hit ball that the shortstop couldn’t handle. Adam Elliott followed that with a single to make it 1st and 2nd. Nick Villanueva added to the momentum with an RBI double to make the score 6-4. Chris Vetter tied the game with a 2 run single to center field. The Hornets scored the game winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning by a sacrifice fly to center field to win 7-6. Adam Elliott went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate in the losing effort.
Huskies 4 Ocean 3 “They might be great but they’ll leave in 8”
In a hard fought game, the Huskies prevail over the Spartans 4-3 in 8 innings. Adam Elliott helped in the win throwing 5 shutout innings in relief. Adam gave up 1 hit and struck out 6 in the process. Top of the 7th inning, the Spartans had a man on 2nd base with 1 out. Nick Villanueva made a sliding catch when the number 9-batter attempted a bunt and popped one in foul territory. The leadoff hitter hit a single to center field and advanced to 2nd base when the throw went straight to home plate. With runners on 2nd and 3rd base with 1 out, Elliott struck out the next batter and got the 3 hitter to pop up in foul territory where Alex Cella came from shortstop to make a sliding catch to end the inning. The Huskies had a man on 1st with 2 outs bottom of the 8th inning when Nick Smith ended the game with a two hopper to the left field fence that scored Matt Esposito from first base.
Huskies 8 Wall 4 “It’s not over until it’s over”
Kyle Chapman came into relief to help shut down the Crimson Tide and pick up the win. The Huskies were trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning. Nick Villanueva led off the inning with a single and advanced to 2nd base off a right fielders error. Chris Vetter walked which put the Huskies in a great bunting situation. Pat Baruso laid down a bunt to put the Huskies 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Sal Baretto then laid down another bunt to score a run and advanced the runner from 2nd to 3rd base still down a run. Kyle Chapman got hit by the next pitch and stole 2nd on the following pitch. Billy Rodriguez beat out a soft hit ball to the shortstop to tie the game and gave the Huskies an opportunity to take the lead. Matt Esposito with a 2 out clutch hit to give the Huskies a 5-4 lead. Nick Smith then roped a ball where the third baseman couldn’t handle it to score another run. Adam Elliott added to the assault with a 2 RBI single to make the score 8-4.
Huskies 12 Red Bank Regional 3 “Undefeated No More”
Undefeated (4-0) Buccaneers hosted the Huskies (3-1) in a divisional game. Nick Smith went on the road, threw 6 innings giving up 3 runs, and striking out 7. The Huskies gave RBR a pounding, as they were the JV “talk” of the shore conference. The Huskies blasted the Buccaneers with 16 hits and 12 runs as Matt Esposito went a perfect 5 for 5 with 3 runs and 3 RBI’s. Chris Vetter collected 3 hits and knocked in 3 RBI’s. Nick Smith, Adam Elliott, Nick Villanueva, and Billy Rodriguez all added 2 hits each.
Huskies 9 Neptune 1 “Complete Game Larry”
After an opening day complete game performance, Larry Baum threw his 2nd complete game. In 7 innings of work, Larry gave up 1 earned run, 7 hits and struck out 2. The Huskies blew the game open with a 7 run 2nd inning. Adam Elliott gave the Huskies momentum with a triple that led to a throwing error to allow him to score. The Scarlet Knights began to make errors while Sal Trapani took advantage with a single to give Sal Baretto bases loaded. Baretto laid down a bunt that scored Billy Rodridguez from 3rd and Alex Cella from 2nd. Luke Adduchio and Nick Smith cleaned up the inning with a pair of singles. Elliott, Smith, and Adduchio each had 2 hits in the winning effort.
Huskies 4 Marlboro 6 “Tough Times Don’t Last. Tough People Do”
Nick Smith started off the game with a tough start. In 3 innings, Smitty gave up 7 hits and 6 earned runs. Matt Esposito came in relief to shut down the Mustangs to give his team the best opportunity to win. The Huskies fought back early. After giving up 4 runs, the Huskies started to chip away getting back 2 runs early. An Elliott single followed by an Alex Cella triple to make the score 4-1. Sal Baretto then bunted in Cella to make the score 4-2. The Mustangs then scored 2 more runs to make it a 6-2 score. Cella got hit by a pitch, stole a base, took 3rd on a passed ball and then scored after Baretto bunted him in to make it 6-3. In the bottom of the 7th down three runs, Esposito scored off an Elliott double to make it 6-4 but just couldn’t take advantage of scoring opportunities. In the losing effort, Elliott and Chapman both had 3 hits with 1 double each.
Huskies 10 Freehold Borough 0 “It’s All Business”
Coming off the big opening day victory, the Huskies meant business. Kyle Chapman led the way on the hill by pitching a complete game shutout. In a 5-inning shutout, Kyle struck out 4 while only allowing 4 base runners all game. Kyle also faced 18 batters (3 over the minimum). On the Colonials first hit down the right field line, the runner tried to stretch out a double where Esposito threw a rocket from the right field line to 2nd base for his first putout of the season. At the plate, Chapman also contributed to the offense while going 2-2 with a walk, RBI, stolen base, and 2 runs scored. Matt Esposito drove the ball for 2 doubles with 2 RBI’s. Billy Rodriguez and Alex Cella each had 2 hits. Nick Smith continued his hot streak going a perfect 4 for 4 to start off the year 9 for 9.
Huskies 14 Long Branch 2 “Starting off right”
Larry Baum starts off the season with a complete game giving up 2 unearned runs. Larry got out of a few jams in the early innings, but settled down to fan 7 while giving up 6 hits. The Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 early lead by an Esposito tripled, in which scored Billy Rodriguez after is leadoff single. Nick Smith followed up Espo’s triple with a double of his own while Nick Villanueva polished it off with a single to jump out of the gate 3-0. In the bottom of the 6th, Larry Baum faced trouble with the bases loaded 1 out where a throwing error allowed the Green Wave to score 2 runs. The Huskies were held by great plays by Long Branch until the top of the 7th inning. In the top of the 7th, the Huskies exploded with an 11 run inning. The inning started out with 3 doubles in a row by Nick Smith, Nick Villanueva, and Adam Elliott. Sal Trapani followed the hot streak with a 2 RBI single. Billy Rodriguez and Matt Esposito followed a pair of walks with an RBI single each in which setup another double by Nick Smith. Chris Vetter also contributed to the big inning with a bases clearing double to score 3. Nick Smith finished the game with a perfect 5 for 5, 3 doubles, 3 runs and 2 RBI’s. Rodriguez, Esposito, Villanueva, and Trapani all started off the season with 2 hits each on opening day.
2013 JV RosterSal BarretoPat BorrusoLarry BaumAlex CellaKyle ChapmanAdam ElliottMatt EspositoJeff FischettiBilly RodriguezNick SmithSal TrapaniChris VetterNick VillanuevaBen Weisburg