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 – […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings as of Monday, April 24 and overall records here

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 24   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (3-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Westfield (2-2) 4-Cranford (2-3) 5-Union (1-3) Elizabeth (1-3)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-New Providence (2-1) 3-Johnson (1-2) Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (4-0) 2-Dayton […]

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 […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 17; Overall records as well

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Governor Livingston (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Union (1-1) 4-Westfield (2-2) 5-Elizabeth (1-3) Cranford (1-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-Johnson (1-1) New Providence (1-1) 4-Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools:) 1-Dayton (3-0) Roselle Park (3-0) 3-Rahway (2-2) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season here and also last year’s final standings

Here are the Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR 2017 SEASON:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champions Gov. Livingston Westfield Elizabeth Cranford   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Roselle Park – defending champions Benedictine Academy Union Scotch Plains Brearley (new) (moved up from […]

Union County Conference baseball alignment for 2017 here; Also 2016 standings and UCC champs 2016-2010

Here are – what I think I figured out – the new division alignments for Union County Conference baseball for 2017:   2017 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Westfield – defending champion Scotch Plains Elizabeth Cranford Gov. Livingston Union   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champion Union Catholic Linden […]