South Jersey High School Baseball Standouts Shine in 2024 Season

Top high school baseball players in South Jersey are making their mark with impressive wins, shutouts, and batting averages. Standout performers include Logan Shumard, Chad Brewer, Adrian Capellan, and others who are contributing to their teams' success this season.

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South Jersey High School Baseball Standouts Shine in 2024 Season

South Jersey High School Baseball Standouts Shine in 2024 Season

As the 2024 high school baseball season heats up across South Jersey, several top performers have emerged, showcasing their skills on the diamond. From Burlington to Cape May counties, these standout players are making their mark with impressive wins, shutouts, home runs, and batting averages.

Leading the pack is Logan Shumard of Rancocas Valley, who won last week's poll with a commanding 57.7% of the votes. Shumard's teammates, Chad Brewer, Adrian Capellan, and Jacob Loughry, have also been key contributors to Rancocas Valley's success this season.

Burlington Township's Chad Brewer threw six shutout innings with eight strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Northern Burlington on May 6. Adrian Capellan of Pennsauken went 3 for 6 with a run scored and three RBIs, helping his team clinch a share of the Burlington County Scholastic League title. Capellan leads Pennsauken with a .571 batting average and 20 hits.

Jacob Loughry of Riverside achieved perfection in his first varsity start, retiring all 15 batters he faced in a 14-0 win over Willingboro on May 8. Audubon's Charlie Copsetta drove in eight runs last week, including six in a win over Paulsboro on May 7, "slugging his first scholastic home run" in the process.

In Camden County, Cherry Hill West's Ryder Garino delivered a gem in the Diamond Classic semifinal round, shutting down top-ranked Gloucester Catholic with seven shutout innings. Garino improved to 6-0 with a 0.40 ERA. Dillon Haddock of Cherry Hill East went 8 for 14 (.571) with five RBIs and six runs scored in a 4-1 week for the Cougars.

Gloucester County standouts include Clearview's Pat Yurgin, who drove in seven runs as the Pioneers picked up wins over Williamstown and Pennsville. Delsea's Zach Maxwell had a memorable week, joining the 100 career hit club and scoring the walk-off run against Washington Township in the Diamond Classic quarterfinal.

In Cape May County, Lower Cape May's Matt DiCave went 6 for 7 with six RBIs and three runs scored in back-to-back wins over Mainland and Hammonton, pushing his season batting average to .370. Cumberland County's Kevin Dick of Millville hit .600 (6 for 10) with five RBIs and four runs scored over a four-game winning streak.

Troy Sabott of Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County tossed two complete games, striking out seven and allowing four hits in a 5-1 victory against Ocean City, and striking out 11 while allowing three hits in a 2-1 win against Middle Township.

As the 2024 high school baseball season continues, these top performers from across South Jersey are sure to make headlines with their impressive skills and contributions to their teams' success. With several weeks remaining in the season, fans can expect more exciting moments and standout performances from these talented young athletes.

Key Takeaways

  • Logan Shumard of Rancocas Valley leads the pack with 57.7% of the votes.
  • Chad Brewer threw 6 shutout innings with 8 strikeouts in a 1-0 win.
  • Adrian Capellan leads Pennsauken with a .571 batting average and 20 hits.
  • Jacob Loughry achieved perfection in his first varsity start, retiring all 15 batters.
  • Troy Sabott tossed two complete games, striking out 7 and 11 in separate wins.