Mike Gaynor’s and Jon Book’s second annual World Class Baseball Camp was a huge success June 25 through June 29 at Holbrook Little League (LL) in Jackson according to a press release. Mike Gaynor, the Little League World Series manager, and Jon Book, a year-round hitting consultant trained by Denny Walling, stressed the fundamentals in hitting, fielding and base running, but having fun playing baseball was their main concern. Campers were from 7 to 14 years of age.
The staff consisted of some of the finest athletes in the shore area: Colin Gaynor, Allstate Football and Baseball; Jeff Frazier, Star-Ledger’s Baseball Player of the Year; Todd Frazier and Casey Gaynor, Little League World Series champs; Jarret Sues, Allstate Middletown South 1999 Player of the Year; Jeff Sues, Allstate Parochial/RBC; Anthony Bufone, 2000 Player of the Year/CBA; Joe Serratelli and Nick Anzalone, Allstate Football and Varsity Baseball players/Jackson High School; Brett Hardie, three time All Shore Shortstop from Toms River South; Ryan Ganoulis, B.J. White, Chris Cerrillo, Jeremy Suarez, Allshore Baseball; Jimmy Citron, freshman baseball/Jackson High School; Danny Morva, junior varsity and varsity baseball/Jackson High School and many more fine athletes from the shore area.
An additional camp is being held at the same location July 9 through July 13 as well as Howell Central Little League July 23 through July 27. Space is still available. For more information call Mike Gaynor at (732) 270-8909 or Jon Book at (732) 905-0953.
World Class Baseball award winners were as follows:
• 8-year-olds: Hitting, Ricky Lavato (Lincroft LL); Fielding, Nick Petrizzo (Holbrook LL); Most Improved, T.J. Stopko (Holbrook LL); Most Dedicated, Andrew McErlean (Holbrook LL).
• 9-year-olds: Hitting, Taylor Bushman (Jackson LL); Fielding, Dennis Wojtaszek (Jackson LL); Most Improved, Sean Lyons (Holbrook LL); Most Dedicated, Brandon Adams (Jackson LL).
• 10- and 11-year-olds: Hitting, Ryan Lackay (Holbrook LL); Fielding, Corey Johnson (Jackson LL); Most Improved, Charlie Szumicki (Holbrook LL); Most Dedicated, Shane CariCari (Holbrook LL).
• 12- through 14-year-olds: Hitting, Jason Halulka (Jackson LL); Fielding, Ryan Johnson (Jackson LL); Most Improved, Blair LaPointe (Holbrook LL); Most Dedicated, Robbie Swan (Jackson LL).