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RBR Pitcher Signs to Play Baseball at Villanova

RBR Pitcher Signs to Play Baseball at Villanova


Jack Povey, RBR’s star pitcher has signed to play with Villanova next year.     Red Bank Regional High School’s (RBR) right-hand star pitcher, Jack Povey, 18, from Shrewsbury, was delighted to have received his acceptance to play baseball for Villanova University

Baseball has always been a first love for Jack who has played the game as soon as he was big enough to swing a bat at age three. Although he played ice hockey for a year at RBR and CYO basketball for Holy Cross, he soon focused exclusively on baseball.  He considers the highlight of his high school career to be the 15-inning game against Middletown North for the State Tournament.  He was a sophomore then and pitched the first seven innings; his team made it as far as the semi-finals, a great accomplishment in recent team history.Over his RBR baseball career, Jack Povey has earned 8 wins, struck out 143 batters in 111 innings pitched while achieving a 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio over the past three seasons. He has pitched in almost every big game over the past two seasons. Last summer, he was named to the Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup Team which played in the semi-finals of the Carpenter Cup Tournament (hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies) at Citizens Bank Park.


Jack was delighted to get an offer and scholarship to become a Villanova Wildcat, a school he values for its athletics and academics, stating, “The coaches seemed to really want me there and I felt they could help me as much as I could help them due to their athletic program and strong academics.”


Jack hopes to major in business, a good fit for the business courses and accelerated math classes he took at RBR. Jack has also given his time at RBR working for the Unified Team, coaching his fellow student with disabilities to play team sports.


His coach Nick Tucker states, “Jack has worked very hard to get to this point in his career. Jack is a great kid and a focused athlete while being one of our most consistent players since his freshman year. His innate competitiveness, leadership, and dependability have been invaluable over the past four years. Jack has performed and won at the highest level at RBR and I am excited to see him continue to grow at Villanova and continue his success.”