Atlantic Shore Baseball Team to Be Recognized by South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame
A local baseball team is being recognized for their outstanding achievement this weekend.
The Atlantic Shore Babe Ruth league 13U team recently won the Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, NY. The team and coaches were selected to be honored for their outstanding contribution to South Jersey baseball, during the 2021 season by the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey.
The team will be a part of the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony this Saturday at Masso’s Crystal Manor in Glassboro.
The team went a combined 13-2 over the course of the summer, winning the state tournament in Hamilton, NJ, the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament in Altoona, PA, going a combined 8-0.
At the World Series, the team went 2-2 in pool play, before defeating Kai, Hawaii in the quarterfinals, Tallahassee, FL in the semifinals and Norwalk, CT in the championship game, which was played in Jamestown, NY.
The players represent the towns of Brigantine, Ventnor, Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point, Ocean City and Upper Twp.
Along with the Atlantic Shore team, the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jeresy Hall of Fame will induct 11 new members and recognize longtime Phillies announcer Dan Baker with its Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on Nov. 27.
These 11 players will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame:
Anthony Burley (St. Joseph’s-Camden)
Joseph Cipolloni Jr. (Washington Township)
Nick Favatella (Washington Township)
Barry Fennell (Holy Cross)
Joe Gorski (St. Joseph’s-Camden)
A.J. Jackson (Burlington City)
Donald J. Pisker Jr. (Gloucester Catholic)
Marc Sauer (Bishop Eustace)
Scott Young (Washington Township)
Bob Mitchell (Umpire; St. Joseph’s-Camden)
Paul Reagle (Umpire; Triton)
Tickets for the event are $50 and may be purchased by contacting Joe Smith at (609) 513-8382.