With another exciting week of high school baseball season behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the top performances and pick the best one.
Check out the players who stood out last week and let us know who you think should be North Jersey’s Player of the Week in the poll at the bottom of this page.
Closing of votes Thursday at 6 p.m.
North Arlington pitcher/sophomore
Carselda used her bat and arm to help the Vikings (5-4) climb above .500 with a 2-1 week. He was 7 for 10 with a home run, a double, two walks, six runs and two RBIs. He stole five bases. He earned a stoppage after failing to allow an earned run in two innings of a 7-6 win over Ridgefield Park.
Pompton Lakes pitcher/sophomore
Curran pitched and hit the Cardinals (7-4) for a pair of wins in a four-game week. He allowed two earned runs and struck out seven in 11.2 innings, pitching five innings in an 11-1 win over Rutherford and 6.2 innings in a 7-2 win over DePaul. At bat, he hit 5 for 12.
Hasbrouck Heights Junior Shortstop
Govea led the Aviators (5-2) to a 3-0 week to extend their winning streak to four games. He was 8 for 9, with one grand slam, eight runs, eight RBIs, three walks, one hit per pitch and one steal. In a 10-0 victory over Wallington, he was 3 for 4, with a grand slam, a brace, two runs and six RBIs.
Tenafly senior pitcher
Lazarus started the Tigers (6-4) for a 3-1 week. He went five innings without a hit with one walk and six strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Park Ridge. He pitched two scoreless innings in relief, allowing one hit, one walk and two strikeouts to earn the stoppage in a 4-2 win over Pascack Valley.
Wood-Ridge senior outfielder/pitcher
Marchitelli guided the Blue Devils (8-2) to a 2-1 week. He went 8 for 13, with two doubles, two interceptions, three RBIs and seven runs. He was 3 for 5 including a brace, steal, RBI and two runs in a 14-2 win over Cresskill. He picked up a relief victory in a 13-6 win over Lyndhurst.
Dwight Morrow senior receiver
Marte led the Maroons (6-5-1) to a 3-0 week to extend their winning streak to four games. He was 8 for 9 with four doubles, three runs and three RBIs. In an 8-4 win over New Milford, he had three doubles in three at bats, with a walk, a run and two RBIs.
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Greg Mattura is a sports reporter for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To receive the latest news directly on your phone, Subscribe to our newsletter and download our app.
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