BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior pitcher Jarod Abram's breakout season.
Abram posted a 3-1 record in 27 2/3 innings on last year's varsity with 31 strikeouts. With a fastball, curve and slider, he would have been an integral part of the Highlanders' rotation this spring.
"Jarod is one of our top three projected aces for the 20 season, nobody on our pitching staff logged more innings from the previous season," said Gov. Livingston head coach Chris Roof. "Jarod was our key starters from last season and me and the coaching staff were real excited to see where his experience on the mound from last season was going to lead Jarod this spring."
At his signing to continue playing baseball at Ramapo last fall, he said he was ready to get on the mound now. "Like most of my players in the program, Jarod was a beast in the offseason lifting weights and fine-tuning his fundamentals as a pitcher and a hitter."
Abram is going to take his talents to the best D3 conference in the country, the New Jersey Athletic Conference and continue both his studies and baseball career at Ramapo College, said Roof. "There’s no doubt in my mind that he will be a key contributor for the Roadrunners starting in the fall."
A highlight of Abram's high school career was the team's trip to Myrtle Beach. "Getting to pitch in Myrtle Beach was just an amazing experience that I'll never forget my first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team."
"Being able to wear a GL uniform mean everything. That uniform is worth a lifetime of hard work," said Abram.
TAPinto: What is your favorite youth highlight?
Jarod: In 7th grade for the Deerfield middle school team we had an amazing season -- we went 15-3. The main highlight during that season was when I threw my first ever perfect game.
TAPinto: How are you doing during this period of COVID-19 isolation?
Jarod: I’m doing okay during isolation I go out and get my throwing in every day and work our every other day, it keeps me occupied.
TAPinto: What will be the first thing you do once restrictions are lifted?
Jarod: Once restrictions are lifted I want to try to get all the boys on a field one last time before we say good bye.
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