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The weather has not warmed up yet but that hasn’t stopped the Ranney baseball team who on Wednesday won their 9th straight game.  The 16-5 win over Matawan raised the Panthers record to 15-1 and they are not only the top team at the shore but #1 in New Jersey.

For going 4-0 last week Ranney has earned the Week 4 Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week Award.  Those four victories included a two-game sweep of Freehold Boro and a pair of wins in the Monmouth County Tournament over Monmouth and Middletown South.  The top seeds in the tournament will next face #4 Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals on Thursday.

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It was a big week for senior A.J. Garcia who had eight hits in the four games as the Duke commit raised his batting average to .567.  Other contributors included Ryan Costello, Enrique Beltra, Jack Tallent and Brett Wehringer while Diego Tavarez and Lou Spadafora each had 5 RBI games during the week.  Ranney outscored their four opponents 48-7 to continue their assault rival pitchers.

For earning the weekly honor the Panthers received a framed certificate as well as a $250 gift card to enjoy a team meal from Jersey Mike’s, the sponsor of the program.  Head coach Pat Geroni gladly accepted the gift card for the defending NJSIAA Non-Public “B” champions.

Jersey Mike's 2023 Team of the Week Winners

Week 1: Southern

Week 2: Shore

Week 3: Jackson Memorial

Week 4:  Ranney