RHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 8-7 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts. In 109 innings, he has given up 107 hits, walked 37 and struck out 65.

OF Darren Ford (Vineland) went 0-for-1 and struck out as a pinch hitter for the Indianapolis Indians’ (Pirates) in a 5-2 loss to Syracuse in the triple-A International League. Ford is hitting .221 with 22 runs scored, 13 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 58 games.

CF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 1-for-5 with an RBI for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in a 9-8 loss to Huntsville in the double-A Southern League. Szczur is hitting .279 with 54 runs scored, 38 RBIs and 20 steals in 96 games. His on-base percentage is .348.

RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 4-7 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 starts for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class A Advanced Carolina League. In 101 2/3 innings, he has given up 108 hits, struck out 67 and walked 49.

LHP Darren Fischer (Cumberland Regional) is 0-3 with a 5.52 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Princeton Rays in the rookie-level Appalachian League. In 14 2/3 innings, he has given up 11 hits, struck out 11 and walked four.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.