New coach Mike “Mo” Moceri announces Mercer Carpenter Cup team

Brady Plunkett Carpenter Cup
Steinert outfielder Brady Plunkett, seen here at bat is one of 5 players from Hamilton on the 2018 Carpenters Cup Team. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

By Rich Fisher

May 31: Hamilton West coach Mike “Mo” Moceri has taken over for former Steinert coach Brian “The Chef” Giallella as head coach of this year’s Mercer County Carpenter Cup team, and released

Mike "Mo" Moceri

Coach Mike “Mo” Moceri gives some encouragement to Justin Wiltsey.  File Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

the roster today with five players from Hamilton Township schools on the team.

The township players include Nottingham’s Phil Rojek, Hamilton’s Kiefer Goss and Steinert’s Brady Plunkett, Jake Muller and CJ Pittaro.

Mercer’s first game is June 13, 12:30 p.m. vs. South Jersey’s Olympic-Colonial at UYA Showcase Field in Philadelphia’s FDR Park. If Mercer wins, it would play June 18, 9 a.m. at YUA Showcase. The tourney semifinals are June 22, 9:30 a.m. at Citizens Bank Park, and the championship game is June 23, 10 a.m. at CBP.

The Mercer Roster is as follows:

Phil Rojek, So., Nottingham
Tony St. John, Jr., Hopewell
Dylan Joyce, Jr., Hopewell
Ben Simon, So., Hightstown
Teddy Durbin, Jr., Princeton
Jack Erbeck, Jr., Hun
Bill Trimble, Sr., Notre Dame

Chris Reeder, Sr., Allentown
Tatum Levins, Sr., Notre Dame

Tommy Reid, Jr., Princeton
Drew Brodine, Sr., Hopewell

Robbie Buecker, Jr., Notre Dame
Matt Tannenbaum, Jr., Allentown

Luke Franzoni, Sr., Princeton Day School
CJ Pittaro, So., Steinert

Giuseppe Arcuri, Sr., Allentown
Liam Cleary, Jr., Hopewell

Paul Cooke, Sr., Princeton
Kiefer Goss, So., Hamilton West
Ian Muni, So., WW-P South
Michael Caniano, Jr., Hightstown
Brady Plunkett, Jr., Steinert
Jake Muller, Sr., Steinert

Andy Blake, Sr., Hopewell
Matt Nyce, Jr., Princeton Day School

Head coach: Mike “Mo” Moceri
Assistant coaches: Dave Roberts, Princeton; Andrew Septer, Lawrence, Dave Angebranndt, Ewing

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.