Northern Burlington’s Drew Wyers enjoyed a standout senior season

by Marc Narducci | Jul 5, 2022
Northern Burlington’s Drew Wyers enjoyed a standout senior season

Many players had impressive baseball seasons in South Jersey, but it is hard to top what graduating senior Drew Wyers of Northern Burlington accomplished.

A shortstop, Wyers was named first-team all-state by
This season he batted .534 (31 for 58). Even more impressive is that he walked 34 times, which meant he wasn’t always seeing a lot of good pitches to hit.

Wyers had five doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 32 RBI. A great baserunner, he stole 15 bases and scored 46 runs.

Wyers ended with 78 career hits and 21 home runs. That is even more impressive considering that he lost his sophomore year (as did everybody else in New Jersey baseball) due to COVID.

Northern Burlington went 17-9 overall and won the Burlington County Liberty Division with a 7-1 record.

The Greyhounds earned a berth in the 48th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, where the 16 best teams compete. After opening with a 5-2 win over Haddonfield, NBC lost in the second round to eventual finalist Lenape, 12-1.

NBC competed in the Central Jersey Group 4 playoffs, opening with a 9-1 win over Montgomery before losing to North Brunswick, 3-0.

In addition, Wyers was named to the Burlington County Carpenter Cup team. He helped lead Burlington County to the championship game where it lost 7-1 to two-time defending champion Tri-Cape.

That would be his final high school game representing Northern Burlington.

Wyers enjoyed an outstanding Carpenter Cup, which brings together the top 16 high school All-Star teams from the tri-state area.

In four games he went 3 for 9 (.333) with one double, one home run, three RBI and three runs scored. Wyers played both shortstop and third base for the Burlington County team.

His best game was in an opening 6-4 win over Lehigh Valley when Wyers went 1 for 2 with a two-run home run in a game played at Philadelphia’s FDR Park.

In the next game, he went 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and one RBI during a 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Catholic League. That game was played at Archbishop Carroll.

The victory earned Burlington County a berth in the semifinals played at Citizens Bank Park. Wyers went 0 for 2 but played his usual strong defense at shortstop as Burlington County earned a 10-1 semifinal win over Mercer County.

Then came his final game, the loss to Tri-Cape at FDR Park.

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Now Wyers will take his talents to Division I Stetson, the school that produced New York Mets two-time Cy Young Award winner and four-time All-Star Jacob deGrom.

Located in DeLand, Florida, Stetson went 26-29 this year.

There is always a chance that the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Wyers could hear his name in the MLB First-Year Player Draft which is July 17-19. No matter what happens, he looks to build from his success at Northern Burlington to the next level.

Author: Marc Narducci


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