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Congratulations to 2019 SS Jersey Boy, Aurelio Licata, on his commitment to Seton Hall University!









Congratulations to Jersey Boy, Martín Figueroa, on getting drafted by the Houston Astros in the 32nd Round!



























Congratulations to 2017 1B Jersey Boy, Eric Vaz, on his commitment to Johns Hopkins University!












Congratulations to 2017 1B/OF Jersey Boy, Jordy Mora, on his commitment to Felician University!













Congratulations to 2017 RHP Jersey Boy, Michael Gutierrez, on his commitment to Felician University!









Congratulations to 2017 C Jersey Boy, Jesse Gerdes, on his commitment to Wilkes University!








Congratulations to the following Jersey Boyz on making Perfect Game's National Rankings! 

(pictured: Kyle Angel, Will Jennings, Justin Fall, Harold Calero and Michael Gutierrez)











Congratulations to 2017 3B/1B Jersey Boy, Victor Cruz, on his commitment to Rowan University!











Congratulations to 2018 OF/INF Jersey Boy, Will Jennings, on his commitment to Iona College!








Congratulations to Dominic Maurillo, Jarod Abram and Will Hellings for making Perfect Game's Freshman World Championship All Tournament Team!
































  Congratulations to 2017 3B/1B Harold Calero on his commitment to Manhattan!








Congratulations to 2017 Jersey Boy, Justin Fall, on his commitment to St. John's!






Congratulations to 2016 C/INF David Cardona on his commitment to TCNJ!









Congratulations to 2016 OF Gavin Sudano on his commitment to Misericordia!












Congratulations to 2017 LHP Will Schaffer on his commitment to the University of Pennsylvania!






Congratulations to 2018 SS Danny Serretti on his commitment to St. John's University! Danny is currently ranked the #1 SS in New Jersey by Prep Baseball Report and #105 in the country!








Congratulations to 2016 RHP Arjun Alwis on his commitment to Penn State Harrisburg!









Jersey Boyz Scout Team wins 16U Blue Chip Prospect Tournament at Diamond Nation

Championship MVP - Andrew Montalvo  Tournament MVP - David Cardona III







Jersey Boyz Scout Team places 3rd in Perfect Game's 16U Evoshield Classic at Perfect Game Park South Emerson, GA

AJ Ward won Team MVP batted .524








Congratulations to Matt Littrell on earning the MAAC Rookie of the Week.

College Debut Stat Line: 1.1 Innings Pitched and 3 Strikeouts 














Congratulations to 2018 RHP Jack Carey on his commitment to Duke University. 

First commitment of the 2018 class!







Jersey Boyz Baseball Club take 16U Diamond Nation Showcase 

Tournament MVP  - Gavin Sudano Championship MVP - Jack Carey





Congratulations to the older Jersey Boyz on winning the RBI World Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas (Home of the Texas Rangers). 

pictured: Luis Amaro, Josh Felix, Matt Littrell, Mike Ionta, and Mark Venice




Cal Ripken's Ocean Breeze Tournament

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jersey Boyz Baseball Club caps off its season with 3 championships in the month of July. Outscoring opponents 235 - 74 with a record of 23 - 2 in July. As the boyz rest up for the next couple of weeks, they  will begin their fall season in early September. If interested in trying out please fill out the 15U Player Registration Form.




Cal Ripken's Ocean Breeze Tournament MVP

(pictured: Marty Higgins - Championship and Tournament MVP)




Sports At The Beach Integrity Builder's Summer Challenge Tournament



Sports At The Beach Integrity Builder's Summer Challenge MVPs

(pictured: Jack Carey - Championship MVP, Jesse Gerdes - Tournament MVP) 



Diamond Nation's 4th of July Beast of The East Tournament




Diamond Nation's Beast of the East MVPs

(pictured: Brian Kelly - Championship MVP, Eric Vaz - Tournament MVP)



Perfect Game Super 25 Mid-Atlantic Regional  

(Tournament MVP: Raul Ortega)




Jersey Boyz put on a show at the NJSBCA Senior All-Star Game 

(pictured: Brandon Pilovsky - NJIT, Matt Littrell - Monmouth, Mark Venice - St. Johns, Christian Zazzali - Tufts, Michael Ionta - St. Peters, Luis Amaro - Frank Phillips College)




Diamond Nation Mother's Day Tournament

(Tournament MVP: Marty Higgins)






Notable players to have played under the Vargas Family


       Carl Thomore - Colorado Rockies

 Dave Schanz - Binghamton University

   Max Kuhn - University of Kentucky

 Troy Kuhn - Ohio State University

    Ronnie Sessa - Northeastern University

    Brian Rapp - Boston College

     Matt Littrell - Monmouth University

      Michael Ionta - St. Peter's University

   Mark Venice - St. John's University

     Luis Amaro - Frank Phillips College

          Christian Zazzali - Tufts University

                                            Joe Siecinski - Eastern Connecticut State University

         Fernando Guererro - Marshall University

       Martin Tavares - University of Rhode Island

         Michael Derenzi - Georgetown

     Adam Ashenfarb - Lafayette College

Lukas Derenzi - Villanova

          Austin Goeke - Wagner College

    Anthony Teixeira - Roanoke College

Joe Torres   - Salisbury University

 Stephen Fortuna - Southern New Hampshire University

    Billy Worswick - The College of New Jersey

       Mike Gomez - University of Maryland Baltimore County

Matt Calamoneri - University of Scranton

  Jordan Del Sol - UMass Lowell

     Tyler Fox - Highpoint University

   Kidane Rutty - Drew University

    Joe Iacobellis - Alvernia University 

    CJ Iacobellis - Brookdale CC

  Chris Kiesel - Middlesex CC

       Malcolm Kelsey - St. John Fisher College 

   Josh Felix - Montclair State University 

        Marcus Henderson - Muhlenberg College

      Jeremy Montanez - Middlesex CC

   Kyle Morrison - Wagner College 

    Dale Hering - Rutgers University

     Mike Nemeth - University of Connecticut

     Russell Hopkins - Rutgers University

      Kyle Walker - Kean University

  Michael Kaminski - Long Island University

  Tom Burke - New Jersey City University

   Cal Costanzo - Monmouth University 

  Brett Connor - Moravian College







Long Time Jersey Boyz Catcher, Michael Ionta, commits to St. Peter's University

As of Tuesday November 19th, Westfield High School's Michael Ionta signed his National Letter of Intent to cotinue his academic and baseball career at St. Peter's University. The Westfield backstop has played battery mate to the school's pitching staff since his sophomore year and as a result has been selected to Two Union-Essex County Allstar games,  a Garden State Underclassmen Selection and has garnished 2nd and 3rd Team All Union County Selections.  During his career with the Jersey Boyz, Michael received 2 Tournment MVP awards and was a 2x Perfect Game All Tournament Team selection. Congratulations Michael on your recent accomplishment, we are so proud of you!










J.P Stevens Shortstop, Joe Siecinski, commits to Eastern Connecticut State University

Joe Siecinski, an Edison NJ native, decided to continue his baseball career at Eastern Connecticut State University. Siecinski who is an excellent student carries a 4.02 GPA was a 1st Team All Division Selection and 2nd Team All County Selection last season. As a result of his hardwork and dedication to his studies, he has been accepted into the school's Honors Program. Joe's commitment makes him the 9th player this year to sign at the collegiate level.




Jersey Boyz Star Infielder, Luis Amaro, commits to Frank Phillips College in Texas  

Luis Amaro, a sure handed corner infielder, has decided to continue his baseball career at Frank Phillips College in Texas. Amaro hit .505 with three home runs, 14 doubles, and a triple in his junior season. He had 44 hits in all, finishing with 40 RBI and scoring 26 runs. Also drew 23 walks and stole eight bases.

Luis has compiled an outstanding profile playing for the Jersey Boyz Baseball Club and at RPHS. He is a 2x Perfect Game All Tournament Team selection, All Group 1 First Team Selection (2013), All Group 1 Second Team Selection (2012), All Group 1 Third Team Selection (2011), All Union County First Team Selection (2013), All Union County Second Team Selection (2012), All Union County Third Team Selection (2011), a 2x Union County All-star Game Selection (2013, 2012), Union County Essex County All-star Game MVP (2012), and a Garden State Underclassmen Selection (2013).  








Jersey Boyz top prospect, Mark Venice, commits to St. John's


Seton Hall Prep OF/P Mark Venice, considered one of the state's top prospects, has verbally committed to continue his career at St. John's University. The 6-1, 210 pound Venice, a Bayonne native, selected the New York school on Wednesday over offers from Seton Hall, Old Dominion and others. He also had heavy interest from Virginia and other schools down South.

Last season, Venice hit .368 (32-for-87) with three homeruns, 25 RBI, 26 runs 26 walks, nine stolen bases and a 1.138 OPS to earn First Team All-Essex honors for the second consecutive year. As a pitcher, Venice was 5-0 with 30 strikeouts and a 0.81 ERA in 26 innings, allowing 19 hits and six walks for a Seton Hall Prep team, which went 30-3, won the Greater Newark Tournament and NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A titles and finished No. 4 in The Star-Ledger Top 20.

Mark enters his senior year as an All Non-Public 2nd Team Selection, a 2x All Essex County 1st Team Selection, a 2x Essex County All-star Game Selection and a Garden State Underclassmen Selection.

Congratulations Mark!  





Jersey Boy and Marist stand out, Matthew Littrell, commits to Monmouth University

 After an exciting summer and many offers from many colleges and universities around the country, long time Jersey Boy Matthew Littrell has commited to Monmouth University. Matt has been with the Jersey Boyz Organization since its inception and has a lot of success participating in some of the nation's most prestigious showcases. The 3x varsity letter winner has posted a 19-9 career record with 179 strikeouts and a ERA of 1.75. Littrell is a All Group, 3x All Hudson County, and Garden State Underclassmen selection. Congratulations Matty, all that hardwork is paying off. We are so proud of you!  




Elizabeth native and Jersey Boy, Martin Tavares, commits to the University of Rhode Island

Tavares, a stocky switch hitting catcher has decided to continue his baseball career at the University of Rhode Island. Tavares was selected to All Union County Teams his Sophomore, Junior and Senior seasons. He was also a two time selection to the Union County Allstar game. Congratulations Martin!



Congratulations to Jersey Boy, Fernando Guerrero, on his commitment to Marshall University

Fernando a First Team All Union County Selection. In his senior year, the hard-throwing right-hander was 4-1 with a 0.57 ERA in 36-2/3 innings, striking out 42 and walking 15. Allowed just 21 hits and had a WHIP of 0.98. Also hit .354 with three home runs, six doubles, 14 runs, 11 RBI and a .418 on-base percentage.





Jersey Boyz, Christian Zazzali, commits to Tufts University

Scotch Plains second baseman Christian Zazzali will continue his playing career at Tufts University after committing to the Medford, Mass., school recently.

Zazzali, a senior, was a First Team All-Union County honoree last spring as a junior after hitting .424 with 36 hits and 33 runs. Zazzali had a home run, seven doubles and two triples, finishing with 10 RBI, and posted an on-base percentage of .495 and slugged .588. He also stole 15 bases. "Christian is a three-year captain, and he is the leader of the team on and off the field," Scotch Plains coach Tom Baylock said. Zazzali, who has a 4.23 grade point average in the classroom, helped the Raiders to their sixth consecutive appearance in the Union County Tournament semifinals last season. Scotch Plains (15-10 in 2013) finished with 15 or more victories for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons.

Congratulations Christian, best of luck this high school season!


Former Jersey Boy, Brian Rapp, takes talents down south to IMG Academy in preparation for Boston College


After dominating Morris County hitters for the past two seasons, Brian Rapp is ready to embark of his newest baseball challenge. And he'll be traveling more than 1,000 miles for it. Rapp, this spring's Morris County Player of the year will not be returning to Delbartonfor his senior season. Instead he is transferring to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. For Rapp, the decision was one of the most difficult he's ever had to make. "It was extremely difficult. Me and my parents took a while to think about it and we had to weigh all of the different options," said Rapp, a Boston College commit. "Obviously there's positives and negatives to everything, but we just felt at this point it was best for me with my career and where I want to go and where I aspire to go."It's going to be a culture shock, it's going to be a change, but it's something I've come to the realization that I think it's what's best for me and where I want to go in life. Anything I can do to see myself grow as a person and as an athlete."


A three-year varsity player at Delbarton, Rapp emerged as one of the state's premier starting pitchers. After beginning the season in the bullpen, Rapp moved into the rotation midway through the year and won all four of his starts. Rapp, a Second Team All-State selection, went 7-0 with a 0.45 ERA and two saves. He struck out 69 batters in 47 innings, allowing 29 hits and 12 walks.

As a sophomore in 2012, his work in relief and at shortstop made him a key cog for a Delbarton squad which won the Morris County Tournament and reached the NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A title game.


 Congratulations Brian! We know you will represent NJ proudly!


Baseball Heaven  Fall Fiesta Tournament

Championship MVP: Jack Carey

Diamond Nation  Grand Slam Tournament 

Tournament MVP: Raul Ortega Championship MVP: Justin Kosinski

Cal Ripken Labor Day Tournament Semi-Finalists

 All Star Tailgate  Finalist Tournament MVP. Jack  Leiter








                                   Jersey Boyz Baseball takes Mother's Day Classic at Diamond Nation      

Jersey Boyz  Baseball is becoming less a team name and more of a description of how one should go about playing the sport effectively.            
The Union County-based team went 5-0 to secure the Mother's Day Classic 13U championship last night at Diamond Nation in Flemington as its deep pitching staff permitted just one run in its two playoff games.            
Jack Carey and Nick Cocchia combined on a one-hitter, striking out nine and walking eight to steer Jersey Boyz to a 9-1 victory over the South Jersey Bulls Grey (5-1) in the championship game. That one-hitter followed a complete game one-hitter by Eric Vaz in the semifinals when Jersey Boyz defeated Tri-State Arsenal, 10-0.            
Vaz was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.            
Victor Cruz, Jersey Boyz's No. 9 hitter, provided a glimpse of the team's deep lineup when he went 2-for-3 with a  single and a double and four RBI. His two-run double in the bottom of the sixth gave Jersey Boyz a 9-1 lead and the victory via the 8-run mercy rule.Victor Cruz  was named the championship game MVP.            
We're a well-balanced team, said Jersey Boyz coach Vargas. "One young man can step in another's shoes and there's no drop off."            
The game began as a pitcher's duel between Carey and the Bull's impressive Eric Riley. Both pitchers did a nice job mixing their pitches and Riley was particularly tough, exhibiting good movement on his fastball.            
Riley, in fact, limited Jersey Boyz to one run on three hits over the first three innings, striking out six and walking none. But Jersey Boyz would work over the next three Bulls pitchers.            
The Jersey Boyz staged a two-out rally in the first inning to produce their first run. Matt Semon singled to right field and scored on Matt Volpe RBI triple. Volpe's bomb to right field landed on a fly in front of the fence.            
The Bulls tied the game in the top of the third when Joe Walters drew a walk, stole second and third and scored when the throw to third on the steal attempt got away.            
Jersey Boyz wrested control of the game, though, in a four-run bottom of the fourth.            
Semon drew a leadoff walk and Freddy Reichelt was hit by a pitch with one out. Cocchia then walked to load the bases and set the stage for some typical Jersey Boyz timely hitting.            
Raul Ortega (1-for-3, 3 RBI) produced the first run with a 6-4 groundout. Vaz  rocked an RBI double down the left field line and Cruz capped the uprising with a two-run single to right that was misplayed into three bases. Cruz's hit put Jersey Boyz in front, 5-1.            
The left-handed Cocchia entered the game in the top of the fourth and did not allow a hit and effectively pitched around four walks. He, in fact, walked two of the three batters he faced in the fourth but picked both of them off first base.            
He responded well, too, to a one-out walk in the fourth inning, striking out the next two batters on curveballs to end the inning.            
Jersey Boyz' four-run rally in the sixth put the game away.            
This time Reichert, who reached on an error, and Cocchia, who walked, set the table. Reichert stole third and Cocchia stole second to get into scoring position before Ortega lined a single through the right side to score them both. Vaz then reached on an error and Cruz ended the game with a booming double over the center fielder's head.          
We're deep in pitching and we've been getting timely hits, said Vargas. "The boys really play together very well. We demand a lot on and off the field. It's a growing experience for them."            
Dalton Ramsey, the Bulls' No. 5 hitter, had the team's only hit, a leadoff single to center field in the second inning. Zach Mullen then drew a walk to set the stage for a rally. But Jersey Boyz would wiggle out of the threat without allowing a run.            
Carey fielded a bunt down the left side and threw to Cruz at third to get the lead runner for the first out. Shata Ashati then hit a shot through the box that Carey just missed, it turns out fortuitously. Shortstop Carlos Marte fielded the ball near second base, stepped on the bag and fired to first for an inning-ending double play.            




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2013 NYEB Tournament Champions

Tournament MVP Matt Volpe Championship MVP Justin Kosinski 


















  •  Easter Extravaganza Champions
  •                                        Jersey Boyz Baseball opened the tournament on Friday an impressive 13-1 victory over Max Impact Blast before shutting out Hamilton A's Gold, 10-0. The Jersey Boyz came back Saturday and dropped a 10-6 decision to a strong Gotham Giants squad, then rolled to an 11-3 victory over the Hit & Run Outlaws in the semifinals.
                                          That set up a rematch in the championship game opposite the Gotham Giants and the Jersey Boyz managed to grind out a 10-9 victory for the championship. Matt Semon and Justin Pacheco  of Jersey Boyz were named co-Most Valuable Players of the 13U tournament.

















                                                               13u Spring Fever Finalist Tournament MVP Matt Volpe




 Fall Brawl Champions

The Boyz finished their season 18-6-1

Winning the last 3 out of 4 Tournaments

Jose Dominguez Tournament MVP Andrew Olsen Championship Game MVP 



13U Diamond Nation Grand Slam Champions
Game MVP Carlos Marte
Tournament MVP Justin Pacheco
13U Titans Fall Classic Champions
2012 Tournament MVP Jack Carey

2012 Blue Chip Summer Challenge Showcase Champions

2012 Diamond Nation 12u Spring League Champions
@Diamond Nation Flemington NJ
Jersey Boyz place 67th out of 240 Teams in Marietta, Georgia (East Cobb)
2012 Perfect Game All Tournament Team: Justin Wojciechowski, Matt Litrell, Luis Amaro, Mike Ionta and Dean Grogg
2011 Perfect Game All Tournament Team: Joe Santoro
13U Cal Ripken Pennant Fever Aberdeen, Maryland 3rd Place Semi Finalist
2011 12u South Brunswick Columbus Day Tournament
2011 11u Old Bridge Spring Blast Tournament - Champions
                                             2011 PERFECTGAME WWBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MARIETTA, GA 

























  2010 Anaconda Classic Diamond Nation





                              2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

                   BASEBALL HEAVEN, YAPHANK, NY