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Baseball - Varsity Boys

Rutgers Prep Baseball is about working hard, being accountable, playing the best competition, learning life skills, and having fun.

Larry Santowasso ’91 has lead Rutgers Prep baseball to a 254-212-1 record entering his 22nd season. Rutgers Prep Baseball won the 2013 NJSIAA Non-Public B State Championship in the schools 1st season competing in the tournament and the NJSIAA Non-Public B South Sectional Champions, and in 2014 the team was Non-Public B South Sectional Finalists. The Argonauts are three time NJISAA State Champions and have played in 8 Prep “B” State Finals, won 7 Patriot Conference Championships, and have appeared in Rutgers Prep’s only 4 Somerset County Semi-Final and won the 2017 Somerset County Tornament for the first time in school history. Larry Santowasso has been named The Star-Ledger Prep Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2009, and 2012 and Skyland Conference Coach of the Year and Courier News Coach of the Year in 2017.

Many student athletes have continued their education and baseball careers in college at schools such as Georgetown, St. Johns, Drew, Becknell, Lehigh, Rhode Island, St. John’s Fisher, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Elizabethtown, Muhlenberg, Moravian, Virginia, Central Connecticut State, Stevenson, UMBC, Widener, Messiah, Skidmore, Cabrini, Ramapo and Dickinson.

Rutgers Prep baseball has been honored with numerous players receive All-American, All-Prep, All-Prep “B”, All-Conference, All-USA Baseball, All-MaxPrep, All-New Jersey, All-Non-Public, All-MSG, All-Metro, and All-Area honors. Rutgers Prep is proud to have the 2011 and 2012 NJ.Com Prep Player of the Year, The 2013 Somerset County Player of the Year and in 2014 Rutgers Prep was the home to the NJ.Com New Jersey High School Player of the Year.

Rutgers Prep offers a no-cut policy, which allows all students the opportunity to participate in the baseball program. Participating on an athletic team teaches great life skills and opens opportunities. Some of these opportunities involve the Rutgers Prep Baseball Team spring trip every year to train. The team has gone to Florida, Arizona, and Los Angeles in the past and had amazing opportunities to play at minor league stadiums and numerous college stadiums.

For more information about the baseball program at Rutgers Prep, please contact Head Coach Larry Santowasso (santowasso@rutgersprep.org)