Apr 142015
East Brunswick Baseball

East Brunswick Baseball

East Brunswick 6, Hillsborough 5 (9 innings): Hillsborough had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, but the Bears scored four runs. Daniel Iannarone’s RBI single drove in the winning run. Hillsborough battled back from a 2-0 deficit with two in the sixth to tie, but fell to 2-2.

Jimmy Suseck went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored. Mike Englehardt was 2-for-4 with two doubles and RBI, Brian Cole had two RBI and a double and Ryan Roberts was 2-for-4 with double, run scored and RBI. Kyle Zackeru also had two hits and a run and leadoff man Eric Zickert had a double and RBI.

Chris Cap got the win with two innings of relief of Victor Dudka. He went seven innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Nick Smutko, Tyler McNamara and Cap combined for six hits and four RBI.

via Baseball: Complete Skyland Conference, other schools roundup for Saturday, Bridgewater-Raritan, Somerville win night games.

East Brunswick Baseball

Aug 142014

East Brunswick rising senior left-hander Victor Dudka has committed to NJIT. 

"In the end, it was quality of the education and the opportunity to play for head Coach Brian Guillana and pitching coach Rob McClellan, who were terrific and really made me feel welcome and comfortable," said Dudka, who hopes to attend the business school. 

"I have to thank the East Brunswick High School baseball coaches — head coach Chris Kenney, pitching coach Tom Boehm and Andy Novad — for helping me achieve my goal to play college ball," Dudka said. "Coach Kenney supported me thru the process and made numerous introductions on my behalf. And I’d especially like to thank my long-time pitching (coach) Bill Lehmann, without whom I would not be where I am today."

After missing all of the 2013 with an injury, Dudka was sensation this past spring, going 9-0 with a 1.80 ERA to earn First Team All-Middlesex County honors. 

via Baseball recruiting: East Brunswick LHP Victor Dudka commits to NJIT – NJ.com.

Jul 192014
East Brunswick's Nick Smutko

East Brunswick’s Nick Smutko is headed to Marymount University in Arlington, Va. (Alex Remnick/The Star-Ledger)

The recruiting process was a rather simple one for East Brunswick rising senior Nick Smutko. 

The outfielder recently took his first college visit, to Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and saw everything he needed to see, committing to the Division 3 school that just completed its first-ever season.

"The campus was beautiful and (head coach Frank Leoni) was very nice," said Smutko, who is playing for the New Jersey Falcons this summer. "And we were looking for a smaller campus for me, and that exactly what it was."

via Baseball recruiting: East Brunswick's Nick Smutko commits to Marymount University – NJ.com.

Apr 232014

Victor Dudka grabbed his cap and mitt, exited the dugout, hopped over the first base line and headed for the mound.

East Brunswick’s junior left-hander seemed oblivious to the fact that it was the top of the seventh inning and that with one swing of the bat Sayreville could tie the game.

The way he saw it, there were just three outs separating his team from its eighth victory of the season.

“Just go out there and win,” Dudka said.

Three Sayreville batters came to the plate and all three went back to the dugout when East Brunswick defeated Sayreville, 1-0, yesterday in East Brunswick. Dudka pitched a four-hitter, striking out five and not allowing a walk on 82 pitches.

via Baseball: Dudka pitches East Brunswick to 1-0 victory over Sayreville – NJ.com.

May 182012

Matt Bouthilette and the rest of his Sayreville High School baseball teammates were pleased to see East Brunswick ace Haydn Warren exit Thursday’s scoreless Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament first-round game.“He was throwing well,” Bouthilette said. “We really hit relievers throughout the season, so it was kind of a relief to see somebody else come in.”

via Bouthilettes sac fly lifts Sayreville | MyCentralJersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com.

May 162012

Cody Burnham had an RBI single, Jon Lonski had a double and Haydn Warren pitched three no-hit innings as 16th-seeded East Brunswick beat 17th-seeded Timothy Christian, 11-1, in East Brunswick. East Brunswick will play at top-seeded Sayreville in the first round on Thursday

via GMC baseball tournament gets rolling Monday – NJ.com.

Jun 112011

EAST BRUNSWICK — Carl Thomore played under a microscope all season long with at least 15 professional scouts attending every one of his East Brunswick High School baseball games.

The senior outfielder, regarded as one of the nation’s top scholastic prospects, said handling that kind of pressure prepared him for the stress of waiting to be selected during Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

Thomore was chosen early in the second round Tuesday afternoon by the Colorado Rockies with the 77th overall pick upon the initial recommendation of Northeast Scouting Supervisor Mike Garlatti, a former Highland Park star and Rutgers University assistant coach who Thomore credits with his development as a five-tool player.

via East Brunswick’s Carl Thomore drafted by Rockies | MyCentralJersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com.

May 222011

Emilio Calderon and Wonder Ortega combined for a three-hit shutout and 11 strikeouts for top-seeded Perth Amboy (17-3) in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament in East Brunswick.

via East Brunswick (0) at Perth Amboy (4), Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, First Round – Baseball – NJ.com.

May 202011

Senior left fielder Alec Simoes, batting first for the first time in his high school career, filled in in Thomore-like fashion, drilling the second pitch he saw over the center-field fence for a lead-off home run that sent 17th-seeded East Brunswick on its way to a 9-5 victory over 16th-seeded Highland Park in the preliminary round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament yesterday in Highland Park.

via East Brunswick 9 at Highland Park 5, Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, Preliminary Round – Baseball – NJ.com.

May 132011

EAST BRUNSWICK 18, J.P. STEVENS 8 (6 innings): Senior first baseman Awad Habib went 3-for-5 with five RBI, including a two-run homer in the second inning, to spark the Bears.

Senior third baseman Ryan Frey went 2-for-3 with a first-inning grand slam and senior outfielder Carl Thomore went 2-for-3 with four runs scored as East Brunswick improved to 8-14.

via HNT BASEBALL ROUNDUP: St. Joseph holds back Edison | Daily Record | dailyrecord.com.