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Buena’s Justin Geri is The South Jersey Athlete of The Week

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Congrats to this week’s South Jersey athlete of the week!

Justin Geri, Buena Regional baseball: Geri gave Buena the lead in the top of the seventh inning of its state Group II semifinal game against Raritan on Tuesday. The senior stroked a single to break up a 4-4 tie and help his own cause. Geri pitched a complete game, striking out six, in the Braves’ 6-4 victory.

You can vote here every week for your favorite player and listen to the South Jersey Sports Report with Tyler Donohue on Saturday’s from 9-11 to hear who the winner is!

Tyler will announce the weekly winner right after 10am on 97.3 ESPN FM!

Here are the rest of nominees for South Jersey Athlete of the Week.

Dalton Bew, Mainland Regional: The Somers Point native and Mainland senior was drafted by the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the North American Hockey League last weekend. Bew, a forward who played with the Boston Bulldogs of the AJHL, will look to earn an ice hockey scholarship to a premier university by playing in the highly-respected NAHL for a year.

Helena Leyrer, Buena Regional track: The senior runner earned a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles competition at Thursday’s state Meet of Champions, held in Old Bridge Township. Leyrer won with a time of 1:00.26, establishing a new record for CAL competitors in the process.

Rosie LaGrotta, Sacred Heart softball: The Lions’ ace pitcher dominated in Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over Gill St. Bernard’s in the South Jersey Non-Public B Championship. LaGrotta picked up her 20th victory of the season, pitching a no-hitter. She faced the minimum of 21 batters in the game.

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