Bayshore Colts picking up where CBA squad left off

first_imgWith a victory in its first game, the Bayshore Colts American Legion team, comprised of players from the CBA baseball program, is picking up where the high school team left off. CBA had a tremendous season, winning 26 of 30 games and reaching the NJSIAA Parochial A title game. The legion entry, led by CBA mentor Marty Kenny, includes several members of the high school team. In its season-opener the Bayshore entry downed Monmouth Regional, 2-1, behind the pitching of Bob Kyle and two-run single by Rob Parks in the top of the sixth inning. This week the Colts are looking at five games, weather permitting. Parks, a third baseman who batted .453 with five homers and 28 RBIs for CBA, leads a powerful offense. Ryan Murphy, the center fielder hit .370 during the high school campaign, and right fielder Chris Urbano, hit .310 with 24 RBIs and drew a team-leading 26 walks. Other members of the CBA varsity on the Bayshore roster include catcher Vin Buffone, infielders Ryan Jones, A.J. Vecchio, Chris Boehme and Anthony Morelli, as well as outfielder Dan Iorizzo. The remainder of the Colts roster includes catcher Phil Cahill, infielders Matt Bock and Pete Delleani; and outfielders Todd Burnaford and Frank Lombardi. Bock, Iorizzo, Kyle, Urbano, Kyle Siebert and Jeff Schneider are the pitchers. The Colts are hoping that another solid summer season will help develop some of their players as they look to next year’s scholastic season. The Colts will have a pair of championships to defend next year (Class A North division and Shore Conference Tournament), and will be looking to capture the Parochial A title that has barely eluded them the last two years. “Playing legion ball is a good opportunity for our veteran players to get more at-bats, and our younger players can get more game experience,” Kenny said. “It helps everyone who plays become better players.”last_img read more