PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers outfielder Jeff Grose (Iselin, NJ) was the Scarlet Knights’ lone representative in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Star Game, played on Monday, July 18 at St. John’s University. Grose, a member of the New Jersey Pilots, is the team’s second-leading hitter this season.
Grose is hitting .261 with a team-high nine stolen bases and 11 RBI through games of July 20 and picked up a win relief, making four total appearances spanning 5.0 innings. Rutgers teammates Steve Hook (Langhorne, PA), and Jim Jansen (Hillsdale, NJ) have also contributed to the Pilots’ 16-12 record this season. Hook is hitting .211 while Jansen is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 29.2 innings of work.
Elsewhere in summer league action, Todd Frazier (Toms River, NJ) has been among the hottest hitters for the Chatham A’s in the Cape Cod League, raising his average 30 points over the last two weeks to .229. He has also contributed three doubles, two triples, three home runs and 11 RBI, while stealing a team-high seven bases.
Matt Pustay (Hamilton, NJ) and Sean Spicer (Pearl River, NY) are pitching in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for the Sanford Mainers and Torrington Twisters, respectively. Pustay is 1-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 13 relief appearances, while Spicer is 0-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 18.1 innings of work.
Up in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL), OJ DeChristofano (Pequannock, NJ) has pitched effectively for the Glens Falls Eagles, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.73 ERA, allowing just 12 hits in 26.1 innings of work. In addition, junior Nick Stavrakis (Warren, NJ) is hitting .272 as a member of the Haymarket (VA) Battle Cats in the Valley League.
Finally, Ryan Hill (Hillsdale, NJ) is the third-leading hitter in The Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League, checking in at .448 through 19 games as a member of the Toms River Black Sox. He also leads the league with 44 total bases. Tim Querns (Cherry Hill, NJ) is hitting .376 for the Protocall Starz, while Vic Cegles (Phoenix, AZ) checks in at .348. Frank Meade (Linden, NJ), hitting .269, leads the league with four home runs while playing alongside Hill for the Black Sox. Tim Woodhull (Princeton Junction, NJ) and Chris Lillis (Fair Haven, NJ) have pitched well in the league. Woodhull owns a 2.31 ERA with a save in 39.0 innings, while Lillis is 2-0, with 2 two saves and a 2.53 ERA.