For the last six years, High School All-Star Baseball Teams from New Jersey have won the Phillies Carpenter Cup.  Each year, High School All-Star teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware compete in this tournament with games played at Citizens Bank Park Field.

Over 400 High School Baseball player from the region get the opportunity to compete in the Carpenter Cup. In the 2024 Tournament Finals, a High School Baseball All-Star team not from New Jersey has won the cup for the first time since 2016.

What Happened in the 2024 Carpenter Cup Finals?

The Tri-Cape High School Baseball All-Star team lost 3-2 versus Inter-AC in the 2024 Carpenter Cup. Tate DeRias of Gloucester Catholic pitched three scoreless innings and Cohen Cook of Mainland Regional threw two scoreless innings as well in the Championship game.

Despite seven scoreless innings pitched by Tri-Cape, Inter-Ac finally broke through with two runs in the 8th inning and the winning run in the 9th inning. Tri-Cape compiled eight hits in the Carpenter Cup Championship game but scored no runs in the final five innings.

Tommy Popoff from Kingsway and Peyton O'Brien from Pennsville each had a Run Batted In during the Carpenter Cup Championship game. Zach Maxwell from Delsea has two hits combined between the Semi-Finals and Carpenter Cup Final games.

Even though two High School Baseball All-Star Teams from New Jersey made it to this year's Semi-Finals, neither Tri-Cape or Jersey Shore was able to extend the winning streak of NJ teams in the Phillies Carpenter Cup. It is still impressive that 10 of the last 16 tournament winners are All-Star Teams from New Jersey.

Some of this year's participants in the Phillies Carpenter Cup may return to Citizens Bank Park as Professional Baseball Players.  We have listed several of the South Jersey High School Graduates who have played games in Major League Baseball:

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Gallery Credit: Josh Hennig

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