Cranford baseball, sparked by Bakie and Genova, advance to UCT semifinals for 5th straight season; Big upset in one of the quarterfinals

Final Four is May 6 at Cranford's Memorial Field for the first time

CRANFORD – Ryan Bakie does it all for the Cranford baseball team. On Wednesday he delivered the game-winning hit with a bases-clearing double in the second inning that gave the Cougars the lead for good. In the top of the fourth he threw out an Elizabeth runner at second base who attempted to stretch a […]

Union County Tournament baseball, softball May 3 quarterfinal schedules here; With records including May 2 results

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 4 p.m. TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 9-Johnson (7-7) at 1-Governor Livingston (15-0) 12-Rahway (8-5) at 4-Westfield (8-7) BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 7-Elizabeth (8-7) at 2-Cranford (7-5) 6-Union (8-6) at 3-Scotch Plains (8-7)   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 4 p.m. TOP SIDE OF […]

UCT baseball continues with May 3 quarterfinals at higher seeds; Top 4 seeds – GL, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Westfield – play host; All 8 quarterfinalists also scheduled to play May 2

Semifinals are scheduled to be played at Cranford's Memorial Field (new field turf) for the first time on May 6

All eight baseball teams that advanced to Wednesday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled to play today – Tuesday, May 2 – so pitching strategy becomes even more essential. Perhaps the biggest question for all eight quarterfinalists is which hurler(s) to send to the mound Wednesday? Which one(s) will be the most rested and have […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of May 1

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

Union County Tournament baseball, softball results and updated first round schedule here

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BASEBALL   PRELIMINARY ROUND Thursday, April 27 Linden 10, Hillside 0 – at Linden Friday, April 28 Plainfield 14, Roselle Catholic 4 – at Plainfield   FIRST ROUND Saturday, April 29 Rahway 8, Summit 7 – at Summit Cranford 12, Linden 0 – at Cranford Elizabeth 9, New Providence 0 – at […]


Lauren Grossmith, varsity cheerleader Lauren is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. What’s your favorite dance? “The Cupid Shuffle, because it’s a song that everyone can dance to.” Do you have a pen pal? “In second grade, I sent a Flat Stanley to my friend named Jessica, who lives in Arizona.” Who […]


Taliyah Avent, varsity cheerleader Taliyah is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. Wht’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life? “Never be afraid to pursue goals and dreams, because I never want to look back on my life and have regrets.” Who would play you in a movie about your life? “Kyla Pratt […]

Union County Tournament baseball prelim, first round schedule here, including starting times; First prelim game April 27; second April 28; Eight first round games April 29

Here is the preliminary round and first round schedule for the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament:   PRELIMINARY ROUND: Thursday, April 27 18-Hillside at 15-Linden, 4 p.m. – Memorial Field Friday, April 28 17-Roselle Catholic at 16-Plainfield, 4 p.m. – Joe Black Field   FIRST ROUND: Saturday, April 29 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 17-RC/16-Plainfield […]

Governor Livingston, with record of 10-2, selected as top seed for 42nd annual softball UCT; Highlanders last won crown in 2015

Defending champion Johnson is the No. 3 seed

Governor Livingston, which has appeared in the last seven championship games, was selected as the top seed for the 42nd annual softball Union County Tournament. Seeded Monday night in Clark, GL earned the No. 1 seed based on a 10-2 record that includes Union County Conference-Watchung Division wins over defending UCT champion Johnson (7-3) and […]

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 – […]