3 NJ Marlins Players Selected in 2014 MLB Draft.....RHP Jay Muhammad - 11th Round Seattle Mariners...OF Luke Bonfield - 21st Round NY Mets...RHP Connor Kaden - 27th Round SF Giants...Congratulations Brandon Coluccio For Signing With The Baltimore Orioles...2014 Verbal Commitment's...Ben Gross (Princeton) Andrew DiPiazza (Alabama) Henry Jacobs (St Peters) Hunter Dolshun (UMBC) Mike Milo (Albany) Matt Tirado (St Peters) Dylan Connors - (Army 2016 Graduate) Nick Ciocco (St Peters) Mike Fair (College of Charleston) Anthony Ferlise (Catholic U)!

17u Showcase Opens Fall Season with DH Sweep

The 17u Showcase team open up the USABL Fall Elite Wood bat league with a DH sweep of the Berkley Bandits @ Mallard Park.  In game 1, the Marlins were lead on the mound by RHP’s Joey DeLaCruz (3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 4 K’s) and  Paul Balestrieri (4 innings, 1 run, 1 hit 7 K’s).  At the plate the team was lead by Andrew DiPiazza (HR, double, single , walk), Matt McCann(2-3), Mike Miraglia (2-3).

In game 2, the Marlins scored early and often as they took a 7-0 lead in the first 2 innings.  The Marlins finished off the Bandits in the 5th with an 11-0 mercy score.  Adam Ashenfarb mowed down the first 9 batters he faced in the 3 innings he pitched.  Andrew DiPiazza pitched the 4th & 5th innings by not giving up a hit in his 2 innings of work.  On offense, the Marlins came out swinging red hot bats.  Lead by home runs from Mike Elfreth, Mike Miraglia (2 bombs), Andrew DiPiazza and Rick Hopkins(walk off).  Also swinging very well, Adam Ashenfarb, Matt Graziano, Troy Sieber, Gregg Pascullo and Paul Balestrieri.

Next up for the Showcase team, the Labor Day Moosic Mets Showcase tournament in Scranton, Pa where 40-50 college recruiters are expected. 

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