Jersey Shore Team Captures Carpenter Cup

Morgan Maguire and Shane McCarthy

Morgan Maguire and Shane McCarthy

The Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup baseball team shutout Burlington County, 2-0, to capture the 29th annual Carpenter Cup title.

It’s the fourth time the Jersey Shore team hoisted the Carpenter Cup trophy with its last title coming in 2010.

“Playing on the Jersey Shore team for the Carpenters Cup was awesome,” Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Morgan Maguire said. “My teammate, Shane McCarthy, and I had a great season together with coach Kevin James at RFH and it was special for both of us to be selected.”

The Carpenter Cup Classic, named for former Philadelphia Phillies owners Bob and Ruly Carpenter, began in 1986. It gives high school players from the tristate area an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of major league scouts and college/university coaches.

The championship game was played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

“Being in the games together with Shane capped off a great high school season,” Maguire said. “Hopefully, we both will be able to keep playing at a higher level and get an opportunity to be in that stadium a few years down the road. Playing baseball for a living would be a dream come true.”

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