About

2016 Non Public "A" and Greater Newark Tournament Champions!

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball program began competing in the early 1900's, and continues to gain notoriety around the nation for on field successes, talent produced, and culture of discipline and dedication. Currently, all three levels of the program (F, JV, V) play in the Super Essex Conference. Baseball is a spring sport, competing from early March through June. The SHP Baseball program has a new home with the completion of the Kelly Athletic Complex, equipped with two fields adjacent to one another.

The Baseball program has won numerous titles, including 16 Greater Newark Tournament titles, 5 Super Essex Conference titles since its inception in 2010 and a remarkable 30 state titles. In 2016, the Pirates added GNT and state championship to the program's storied history posting a 28-3 record. The Pirates finished ranked #1 in New Jersey for the 6th time in program history. They also finished the season ranked #20 in the country by USA Today. This is the 10th time in program history that they were nationally ranked at the end of the season and in 2007 they finished #1 in the country. SHP Baseball has produced numerous professional and collegiate stars, most notably 2007 graduate Rick Porcello, who currently pitches for the Boston Red Sox.

2016 MSG Varsity Year in Review: New Jersey Baseball


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2017 Varsity Baseball Results (26-3)
Date Opponent Location Time Result
4/3 vs. Livingston KAC 4 pm W 3-1 
4/5 vs. Newark Academy KAC 4 pm W 5-1 
4/7 vs. Nutley KAC 4 pm W 4-0
4/8 vs. Morristown KAC 3 pm W 4-1
4/10 @ Columbia Underhill Field 4 pm W 11-1 
4/13 vs. Bloomfield KAC 4 pm W 2-1 
4/15 vs. Randolph KAC 12 pm L 3-6 
4/17 vs. Millburn KAC 4 pm L 3-9 
4/19 vs. Verona KAC 4 pm W 8-0 
4/20 vs. Roxbury KAC 4 pm W 4-0 
4/22 @ Old Bridge   11 am W 1-0 
4/24 vs. Newark Academy KAC 4 pm W 3-0 
4/26 @ Nutley Nutley Oval 4 pm W 3-0 
4/28 @ West Orange  West Orange HS 4 pm W 9-2 
4/29 @ Verona Doc Goeltz Field 11:30 am W 3-1 
5/1 vs. Columbia KAC 4 pm W 6-0 
5/2 vs. Montclair KAC 4 pm W 11-0 
5/4 @ Mendham   4 pm W 9-1 
5/6 GNT 1st Rd. vs. Cedar Grove KAC 3 pm W 9-1 
5/8 @ Bloomfield Bloomfield MS 4 pm W 13-1 
5/10 vs. Mt. Olive KAC 4 pm W 6-3 
5/11 GNT Quarters - Verona KAC 4 pm W 6-0 
5/15 GNT Semis - Montclair Belleville HS 3 pm W 1-0 
5/16 vs. Morris Hills KAC 4 pm W 7-1 
5/17 @ Millburn Millburn HS 4 pm W 9-3 
5/20 GNT Final - Millburn Belleville HS 4 pm W 4-2
5/24 @ Livingston Livingston HS 4 pm W 11-1
5/30 Non Public A Qtr - Delbarton Porcello Field 4 pm L 0-1 
6/1  Montclair     W 6-4 
         
2017 Varsity Baseball Roster
No. Name Year Pos. HT WT
1 Jack Zyska 11 OF 5-10 180
2 William Nomura 11 IF 5-10 145
3 Robert Sheppard 11 IF 5-10 145
4 Eric Raio 12 C 5-9 180
5 Kevin Gately 12 IF 6-1 180
6 Nick Maldonado 10 IF-P 6-2 195
7 C.J. Strlekar 12 P 6-3 185
8 David Festa 11 IF 6-3 170
9 Giordan Cerbo 11 IF 5-9 180
10 Francis Prior 12 IF 5-10 180
11 Ryan Sheppard 11 OF 5-11 175
12 Thomas DelVecchio 11 IF 5-11 155
13 Nico Mottesi 12 OF 6-2 200
14 Eric Vaz 12 1B 6-2 200
15 Ryan Hebert 11 OF 6-0 170
16 Ryan Toal 11 P 5-10 150
17 Mike Ukrainskyj 12 OF 6-1 190
18 Jack Mahala 12 P 6-4 195
19 Kevin Young 12 P 6-2 185
20 Christian Bascunan 12 P 6-4 215
21 John Ariza 11 P 6-5 235
22 Frank Spano 11 P 6-4 210
23 Patrick Zadroga 11 1B 6-3 250
24 Steven Sgaramella 11 P 6-5 240
25 Jamil Vanheyningen 12 P 6-7 250
26 Nick Diaz 10 C 5-11 170
27 Jermaine Vanheyningen 12 P 6-7 250
28 Angelo Crincoli 11 OF 5-7 145
29 Brian Kelly 11 OF-1B 6-2 200
30 Michael Gaudioso 11 C 6-2 205
  Tyler Kaufman 10 C 6-0 185

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Head Coach

Mike Sheppard Jr.

Full Bio

Coach Mike Sheppard Jr. is one of the most respected coaches in New Jersey, coming from a lineage of baseball coaches who have served at both Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University. With a career record of 718-193-4 (.784), his teams have won 12 Iron Hills Conference/ Iron Division Titles, 5 Super Essex Conference – American Division Titles, 14 Greater Newark Tournament titles, 10 Non- Public “A” North state titles, and 7 Non-Public “A” state titles. His teams have finished the season nationally ranked in USA Today 10 times, ranked #1 in NJ by the Start Ledger 6 times and #1 in Essex County by the Star Ledger 19 times. Coach Shep is only the 5th coach in NJ high school baseball to reach the 700 career victories milestone. He has sent players to over 35 different Division I baseball programs. He has coached 14 players that have gone on to play professional baseball, including #1 draft choice of the Detroit Tigers, Rick Porcello (current starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox), Joe Martinez (who played for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks), and Nick Christiani (Cincinnati Reds). Mike has been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including Seton Hall University (1991), Newark, NJ (1995), Seton Hall Prep (2005) and the NJSIAA (2006). Among his national honors are the American Baseball Coaches Association Region 2 and National Coach of the Year (2003, 2007), Head Coach of the East Squad in the Inaugural All American High School Baseball Game played at Montclair State University in 2003, Head Coach of the East squad in the 5th Annual AFLAC All American High School Baseball Game at San Diego State University. Mike is also the Camp Director at Mike Sheppard’s Hustlers Baseball Camp since 1986.  


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