Last Updated: March 2, 2015
JERSEY BOYZ BASEBALL
WHERE: Education And Baseball go hand in hand
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 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.
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
2013 NYEB Tournament Champions
Tournament MVP Matt Volpe Championship MVP Justin Kosinski
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
Game MVP Carlos Marte
Tournament MVP Justin Pacheco
2012 Blue Chip Summer Challenge Showcase Champions
@Diamond Nation Flemington NJ
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
FT. MYERS, FL
2011 (15U) HOMERUN CLASSIC DIAMOND NATION CHAMPIONS.
PLACED 6TH OUT OF 38 TEAMS
FT. MYERS, FL
2010 Anaconda Classic Diamond Nation
DIAMOND NATION CHAMPIONS,
2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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