GL baseball improves to 11-0 behind fine pitching of Cocchia; Senior LH tosses 2-hitter, with 12 strikeouts

Highlanders top Watchung Division foe Scotch Plains with three runs in first and one more in second

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Nicky Cocchia likes pitching at home. He likes Mondays. He likes winning. Therefore, Cocchia likes to pitch on Mondays at home – and win. This Monday on the hill he dominated like no other. Wearing No. 30 instead of No. 27, Cocchia improved to 3-0 on the young season by winning his […]

Defending champion GL – the only undefeated baseball team in Union County at 10-0 – in line to be awarded No. 1 seed for 64th annual UCT; Has outscored foes 91-22

Highlanders sparked by starting pitching staff that includes standout seniors Doren, Cocchia, Schneider, Savage

There is no mystery as to which team should be seeded No. 1 Monday night when the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament is put together in Cranford. For the first time Governor Livingston is the defending champion. The Highlanders should also be awarded the top seed in their quest to repeat as champions – […]

Baseball is never over until the last out is made; 10-year anniversary of wild April 23, 2007 comeback victory by host Elizabeth over Westfield

Minutemen DH Alvin Valerio ended game with walk-off, grand slam home run over left field fence

This looking back story comes under the famous Yogi Berra cliché of: “it ain’t over ’till it’s over.’ That’s the beauty of baseball. Unlike football, basketball, hockey and soccer there is no clock that ultimately determines the conclusion of those sporting events. In high school baseball you have to get 21 outs. When taking a lead […]

Mountainside resident Reid gives Georgia Tech verbal commitment; Standout GL sophomore batting over .400

Highlanders baseball improves to 9-0 after besting 6-1 Barringer 8-2

Governor Livingston sophomore Stephen Reid, in his first year playing for the Highlanders after competing at Johnson in Clark last year, liked very much what he saw when he went to Atlanta last Friday, April 14. He now plans on playing baseball collegiately at Georgia Tech, alongside fellow GL sophomore Drew Compton, who gave the […]

Rahway baseball takes lead in 7th, but ultimately falls in UCC-crossover at Union Catholic; Indians almost best 2nd Mountain Division squad

Junior LH pitcher-first baseman Winters and freshman second baseman Gonzalez - making his first varsity start - excel at the plate for the visitors

SCOTCH PLAINS – In an exciting, attention-grabbing, back-and-forth high school baseball clash that involved three lead changes before the fourth and final one in the bottom of the seventh, two things became clear Monday once the dust settled and late afternoon turned into early evening. First, Rahway has come a very long way under third-year […]

Union baseball comes back to top visiting Madison 8-4; Farmers win 2nd straight to improve to 4-1

Led by WP Novoa and nine hits, including 3-run double by Olivo

UNION – Heading into a big Union County Conference-Watchung Division clash at highly, state-ranked Governor Livingston Monday, the Union Farmers – although it may not have been their most crisp game – found a way to get past a gritty Madison squad Saturday. With the game tied going into the sixth, Union scored the winning […]

GL baseball moves to 3-0 after winning first Watchung Division clash; Highlanders top visiting defending champ Westfield 6-2

Senior LH Cocchia, sophomore DH Reid lead way

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Unless a pitcher has incredible movement on his fastball, a second pitch is often needed to be effective against a quality opponent. For Governor Livingston’s Nicky Cocchia that pitch was his curveball. The senior left hander was able to get that pitch by Westfield batters on his way to falling just one […]

Baseball coaches must be aware of new pitch count rules; In place to help prevent arm injuries

Sure to also alter game strategy

Dayton senior right hander Joe Kastner threw 81 pitches in five innings in hurling a no-hit, complete-game, shutout Monday vs. division rival Brearley. According to the new pitch count rules, he now knows that he has to have at least three days rest before he can pitch again. That means he will not be eligible […]

Dayton baseball sparked by no-hit pitching of senior RH Kastner; Bests Brearley in season-opener for both

Forys, Holland bang out two hits each for Bulldogs, while teammates Monguso, Pavick produce two-run doubles

Dayton baseball sparked by no-hit pitching of senior RH Kastner; Bests Brearley in season-opener for both

KENILWORTH – The new pitch count rules will not alter how Dayton’s Joe Kastner goes about his business once he takes the mound. “I’m just going to keep throwing my pitches, let my fielders make plays and go from there,” said the senior right hander Monday afternoon after he tossed a gem to start the […]

Mental toughness will be the key for Governor Livingston baseball; State-ranked Highlanders return many players from last year’s first UCT title team

Are back in Central Jersey, Group 2

Mental toughness. Right now defending Union County Tournament champion and state-ranked Governor Livingston has the offense, the defense and the pitching that is necessary to not only win, but also reach playing in Toms River that first Saturday in June. Among the top Group 2 baseball programs in the entire state this decade – the […]