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 […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here after first week of play; Overall records also listed

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 10 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Scotch Plains (2-0) 2-Union (1-0) 3-Gov. Livingston (0-0) 4-Westfield (0-1) 5-Elizabeth (1-2) 6-Cranford (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (3-0) 2-New Providence (0-0) 3-Union Catholic (0-1) Linden (0-1) Johnson (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (2-0) 2-Dayton (1-0) 3-Brearley (2-1) […]

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 […]

Next big shot in The Den promises to be loudest; Music of Billy Joel set for April 22 at Roselle Catholic

Proceeds will go to girls' basketball program

The Lions’ Den at Roselle Catholic High School has seen many big shots made in basketball seasons past. The next big shot in The Den promises to be the loudest one. Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot – a Long Island-based tribute band celebrating the music of Billy Joel – will perform at Roselle Catholic on […]

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 […]



Christina Barlik, varsity shot putter “Christina Barlik has been a natural leader and tough competitor ever since she joined the Cranford track and field team. She gives 100 percent in every practice and competition, and provides the younger athletes with a positive role model. She recently capped off her best season by setting a school […]


Trey Pascual, varsity pole vaulter “Trey Pascual has made tremendous improvement since his debut and just completed an incredible season where he won a state sectional title in the pole vault and qualified for the NJ Meet of Champions by clearing a height of 13 feet. In addition, Trey teamed with Mark Lynch to win […]

Roselle Catholic baseball now guided by 1985 graduate Olear; Lions to open at new facility – Alumni Park at Egan Field – April 1

Returning players include Mazzitelli, Rembish and Vega

Getting Roselle Catholic baseball established as one of the top teams in the Union County Conference once again is among the many goals first-year head coach Dan Olear has in store for his Lions. However, with a roster of only 12 kids this year, the 1985 Roselle Catholic graduate and former Lion baseball standout has […]