The Ocean City baseball team is off to a 6-2 start and is one of the contenders in the Cape-Atlantic League’s National Conference thanks in large part to the efforts of senior right-handed pitcher Sean Mooney. Mooney has been nearly untouchable this year, and for his recent efforts has been named the Bunting Family Pharmacy Athlete of the Week. Last week, Mooney completely shut down Seneca in a 2-0 win, allowing just one hit in seven innings while racking up 13 strikeouts. On April 14, Mooney twirled a 5-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 win over Vineland, striking out 10 while walking just two batters. In his most recent start, Ocean City senior pitcher Sean Mooney allowed just one hit while striking out 13 in a 2-0 win over Seneca last week. (Glory Days Magazine photo/Dave O’Sullivan) In his first appearance of the season, he pitched four innings in a 10-0 win over Absegami, combining with Matt Fumo on another 5-inning no-hitter. Of the 12 outs he recorded in those four innings, 11 came via the strikeout. The win over Vineland also was a record-setting one, as Mooney became the school’s all-time winningest pitcher by notching career win No. 19. In nearly 100 years of baseball, Mooney now stands alone at the top of the wins list, having bested former teammate Beau Hall, who now plays for Georgetown University. Need an idea of how dominant Mooney has been this year? How about 16 innings pitched, one hit allowed, 34 strikeouts and just six walks. For his career, the St. John’s-bound Mooney is 20-3 with 244 strikeouts in 133 innings.
— Dave O’Sullivan, publisher