RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph baseball had two all-star teams at the 12U level for the summer of 2018. One participated in the Rockaway Tournament, which consisted of five teams: Randolph, Morristown, Rockaway, Somerset Hills, and Tri-Town.
Randolph went undefeated throughout the entire season (10-0) which included a playoff win and ultimately the championship victory. Randolph’s strong showing in the tournament was punctuated by the fact that they won eight of the ten games by ten runs or more.
Jared Schultz, Joey Viespoli and Andrew Lavin did the majority of the pitching throughout the season. Offensively, Viespoli and Justin Marks were Randolph's top hitters, while defensively Sammy Busichio and Jacob Corsaro were their top infielders. Bryce Humphrey was the team leader in the outfield, while Eric Baxter and Andrew Lavin were superb behind the plate throughout the tournament.
Randolph defeated Rockaway by 10 runs in their playoff match up, behind a complete game pitching effort from Joey Viespoli. In the championship game, Jared Schultz pitched four solid innings giving up only two unearned runs.
Randolph was down however, by a score of 2-1 to Morristown in that championship game through three and a half innings. Their offense finally woke up in the bottom of the fourth, when they erupted for five runs to take a 6-2 lead. Jacob Corsaro, Sammy Busichio, Eric Baxter, Derek Hines and Jared Schultz all had big hits in the inning to help with the scoring. Andrew Lavin closed the game out on the mound, holding Morristown at bay for the final two innings to secure the win.
The team was managed by Larry Busichio along with assistant coaches Rich Lavin, Mike Viespoli and Eric Marks
The team consisted of the players below:
1. Sammy Busichio
2. Jacob Corsaro
3. Joey Viespoli
4. Carter Kielbania
5. Justin Marks
6. Andrew Lavin
7. Derek Hines
8. Eric Baxter
9. Jared Schultz
10. Shane Manzi
11. Dylan Polesuk
12. Nick Preta
13. Bryce Humphrey