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Columbia HS pitcher Jared Carlucci will continue his career at Division 1 Rutgers University.

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School baseball team featured several players who received All–Super Essex Conference–American Division honors as voted by the division coaches.

Jared Carlucci, a recent graduate, made the first team. The right-handed pitcher recorded 73 strikeouts and allowed 20 hits in 40 innings pitched, with a 2.78 earned run average. He will continue his baseball career on an athletic scholarship at Rutgers University’s Division 1 level.

Zac Calveric and Orlando Shin formed the second team.

Calveric, a rising senior infielder, led the team in batting (.385), hits (25) and runs batted in (18). Shin, a recent graduate and first baseman, batted .306 with 19 hits, including three doubles, a home run and 16 RBI.

Recent graduate and outfielder Reno Spagnoli and rising junior pitcher-outfielder Oliver Ellis were given honorable mentions. Spagnoli, who will continue his career at Division 1 Seton Hall University, batted .264 with 19 hits, including four doubles, a home run and nine RBIs. Ellis posted a 2.55 ERA. In 24.2 innings pitched, he allowed 22 hits and 12 walks and struck out 26 players.

The Cougars finished the season 9-16-1 and 4-7-1 in the division.

Photos courtesy of Rocco Ungaro