The books officially closed on another great Shore Conference baseball season on Tuesday when Monmouth and Ocean County split up for the annual all star game from First Energy Park in Lakewood. Although the game ended in a 2-2 tie, there was plenty of excitement from the home run derby, mixed with some great action in the field during the nine inning game,
NJSR was there to cover all the action-
Wall’s Dan Wondrack put on a show at the home run derby, blasting seven bombs in the second round to cruise to the championship. Watch his second round performance here-
Wondrack then competed against Toms River South’s Jake Ryan for the title. After Jake hit one bomb, Wondrack needed two for the win. He hit his first relatively quickly, before stringing together a few outs. Finally, he delivered the winning shot.
Watch both here-
After his performance, Sean Martin and Ryan Wydra caught up with Dan
As for the game, a pair of Point Pleasant Boro players would make the difference for Ocean County. Quin Hornish drove in the first run of the game with a single in the second inning.
With the game tied at 2 in the top of the 8th, Point Boro’s Sean O’Connor would start a relay to catcher Nik Fraim from right field to cut off the potential go ahead run at the plate. Sean Martin caught up with O’Connor after the game-
With that score holding into the ninth, Ocean would have a chance to walk off. After loading the bases with one out, Holmdel pitcher Ashwin Jain pitched out of the jam by retiring back to back Toms River South players. After an Austin Gonella strikeout, Anthony Carfora hit a sharp ground ball to short to end the game.
Ryan Wydra talked to Jain after the game-
Thank you to everyone that made NJSR’s first baseball season a success. Continue to check back here throughout the off season as we prepare for the fall seasons. Follow our team on Twitter @ShoreSportsNJ, @SCHoops1 and @jimrosa519.