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Groome returns to hurl 2 hit shutout in OCT

Jason Groome’s 19 day layoff due to NJSIAA transfer rules showed no ill effect as the Barnegat lefty and top MLB Draft prospect threw a 2-hitter in a 2-0 win over Pinelands in the Ocean County Tournament.  See the highlights and all the OCT scores

Barnegat 2 Pinelands 0

Jason Groome made his first start since the NJSIAA ruled him ineligible due to his transfer from IMG Academy back to his hometown and delivered a 2 hit shutout in the opening round of the Ocean County Tournament.  Groom walked three and struck out 13 throwing 96 pitches in the complete game.  Barnegat scored both of its runs in the 3rd inning.  Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Groome:

 

Ocean County Tournament Scores

Preliminary Round

(16) Donovan Catholic 2  (17) Lakewood 1

Round of 16

(8) Barnegat 2  (9) Pinelands 0

(11) Point Pleasant Beach 4  (6) Jackson Memorial 3

(4) Toms River North 4  (13) Central 0

(2) Brick Memorial 3  (15) Southern Regional 0

(5) Jackson Liberty 5  (12) Manchester 0

(3) Toms River South 4  (14) Lacey 1

(7) Brick Township 2 (10) Toms River East 0

(1) Point Pleasant Boro 5  (16) Donovan Catholic 0

Quarterfinals – all games postponed on Sunday

(8) Barnegat at (1) Point Pleasant Boro – Monday, TBD

(5) Jackson Liberty at (4) Toms River North – Monday, 3:45 pm

(11) Point Pleasant Beach at (3) Toms River South – Wednesday, 4pm

(7) Brick Township at (2) Brick Memorial – Monday, 7pm

 

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