Some in South Jersey may have thought the Buena Regional baseball team was trying to load up when six post-graduate players decided to come back in 2023 to take advantage of the bridge year allotted to athletes who missed a season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tre Carano and his buddies just wanted one more season of high school baseball to enjoy as teammates before they went their separate ways.
And, boy, did he enjoy his final season! The Press of Atlantic City Player of the Year batted .443 with 47 hits, 42 runs, 26 RBIs, 13 doubles, two homers, and 20 stolen bases. All that did was lead Buena to a 27-4 record that included berths in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament and Group 1 championship games. Buena’s shortstop finished his career with 118 hits, 98 runs, 79 RBIs, 32 doubles, 33 walks and 42 stolen bases.