Top 100 underclassmen make Garden State Games place to be

By Bob Behre | June 7, 2024

J.R. Rosado of Bridgewater-Raritan and the DJacks Super 17U is among the top catchers in NJ.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 11 and set your GPS to Diamond Nation, Flemington, N.J. for the 11th Garden State Underclass Games, where the top 100 underclassmen in New Jersey will perform in front of hordes of college and pro scouts.

This Jersey-centric event has been a can’t miss on scouts calendars since its inception in 2014.

“These games not only provide New Jersey’s top players exposure to hundreds of colleges and pro scouts, but also gives them a distinct advantage over the rest of their peers,” says Nick Massari, Diamond Nation’s Executive Vice President, “The Garden State Games gets these players in front of college coaches at the very beginning of the summer recruiting calendar.”

One of the movers and shakers at the very start of the Garden State Underclass Games concept has been Steve DiTrolio, then Diamond Nation’s recruiting coordinator, now a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers.

“With the ever-changing landscape of travel baseball, one thing has remained pretty constant,” said DiTrolio, “and that is the entire New Jersey baseball community coming together — high school coaches, travel coaches, professional and college scouts — recommending and supporting such a great night of baseball.

The evening begins with player registration at 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Things ramp up as batting practice begins at 4:30 p.m. on Diamond Nation’s Field 1. Infield/Outfield follows at 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the four teams. Player introductions will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. and the first pitch of each of the two games is set for 7:15 p.m.

The 100 players will be divided into four-teams of 25 by region, Central, Northeast, Northwest and South.

“I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has been supporting the event from the beginning and donating their time and resources so the top underclass baseball talent can be recognized,” said DiTrolio.

The past four Underclass Games drew more than 150 scouts to Diamond Nation, creating an intense and highly competitive baseball atmosphere.

“As a former New Jersey high school player who never got to experience this type of exposure, it brings me joy to know that the best kids in our state today will not fall through the cracks,” said Massari.

Prep Baseball Report (PBR) New Jersey will be on site to accumulate player data, fine-tune rankings, and sum up the night with their much sought-after player assessments.

Here are the Top 100, or so, underclassmen in New Jersey, by position. We look forward to what is sure to be a highly competitive evening of baseball.


Sean Budis, David Brearley

Danny DiTulio, Christian Brothers Academy

John Donahue, Montgomery

Justin Hascup, Old Bridge

Dylan Iwanyk, Christian Brothers Academy

Chase Kaplan, Manasquan

Shane Langan, Christian Brothers Academy

Ryan Prior, Red Bank Catholic

Jackson Redmond, Freehold Twp.

Sean Loggie, Christian Brothers Academy

Aiden Ogando, St. Joseph (Mont.)

Logan Chi, St. Peter’s Prep

J.J. Drennan, Seton Hall Prep

Jason Kuhn, Don Bosco Prep

Christopher Marano, DePaul Catholic

Ray Stein, St. Peter’s Prep

Blaze Conte, St. Mary’s (Ruth.)

Neylin Navarro, St. Joseph (Mont.)

Ethan Lee, Don Bosco Prep

Soren Gregor, Hunterdon Central

Matthew Kurek,  Summit

Christopher Cundari, Wayne Hills

Ryan Holman, Delbarton

Wes Maksimow, Chatham

Nick Rotundo, West Morris

Chris Sand, North Hunterdon

Ryan Auten, Delaware Valley

Cory Pascarella, Colonia

Chase Brandt, Bishop Eustace

Luca Bruno, Mainland

Frank Cairone, Delsea

Lucas Edwards, Bishop Eustace

Aiden Emrich, Cherokee

Finn Haines, Mainland

Connor Harrison, Delsea

Andrew Valay, Gloucester Tech

Isayiah Pierce Gonzalez, Cherry Hill West

Brett Gable, Cherokee


Matt Falzarano, Bernards

Tyler Huzzy, Jackson Memorial

Carney O’Donnell, Jackson Liberty

Henry Ayers, Seton Hall Prep

Justin Munoz, Millbrook School

Anthony Onnembo, Old Tappan

Chase Bagley, Don Bosco Prep

Jayden “J.R.” Rosado, Bridgewater-Raritan

Alex Angelo, Ridgewood

Ayden Ellis, High Point

Mickey Gilligan, Lakeland

Braeden Lipoff, Gloucester Catholic

D.J. Lloyd, St. Augustine Prep

Dom Inzilla, Allentown

First Basemen

Carter Cumiskey, Spotswood

Dylan Passo, Red Bank Catholic

Jordan Burwell, Seton Hall Prep

Michael Novotny, Gov. Livingston

Jack Mustaro, Gloucester Catholic


Max Dantoni, Red Bank Catholic

Joe DiMeo, Toms River East

Matt Ferrara, Toms River East

Tyler Garbooshian Brick Memorial

Cole Marchetti, Northern Burlington

Ben Robinson, Ocean Township

Michael Bravette, Seton Hall Prep

J.C. Pacheco, DePaul Catholic

Jamie Zee, Jr. Bergen Catholic

Junzen Sarza, Don Bosco Prep

Jason Amalbert, DePaul Catholic

Julius Rosado, South River

Michael Schiermeyer, Franklin

Zach Geertsma, Gov. Livingston

Jack Markovich, Gill St. Bernards

A.J. Terry, Randolph

Mason Wilson, Randolph

Noah Danza, Gloucester Catholic

Logan Dawson, Eastern

Brady Jackson, St. Augustine Prep

Luke Guire, Bordentown

Guy Lynam, Gloucester Catholic

Ethan Tolbert, Moorestown

Alex Weingartner, St. Augustine Prep


Brevin Bezick, Middletown South

Jayden Capindinca, Immaculata

Curtis Chropuvka, Ranney

Danny Contiliano, Hunterdon Central

Dominic Massaro, South Plainfield

Mason Myers, Paul VI

Michael Hanna, Don Bosco Prep

Will Mahala, Seton Hall Prep

Jayden Mercado, Ferris

Benjamin St. Pierre, Montclair

Bennett Siegel, West Windsor-Plainsboro South

Casey Baratta, Wayne Hills

Dylan Fitzsimmons, Morris Knolls

Zack Kochnover, Demarest

Matt Tafuri, Delbarton

Finnian O’Loughlin, Delbarton

Austin Buchanan, Delsea

Grant Fornier, Cherry Hill West

Chase Kroberger, Moorestown High

Henry Pancoast, Gloucester Catholic

Tyler Wiltsey, Audubon

Share With A Friend:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *