12th-seeded Rahway baseball holds on to stun 5th-seeded Summit in first round of UCT; Indians win 5th straight to advance to May 3 quarterfinals

Starting pitcher Torres earns mound victory and bangs out 3 hits with 2 RBI; In relief, Garcia earns save in addition to producing first-inning RBI-single

SUMMIT – In its best effort to not allow history to repeat itself, the Rahway baseball team survived an opponent’s comeback attempt and as a result the Indians are moving on. Much-improved Rahway, the 12th seed, held on to oust fifth-seeded Summit 8-7 in a first round Union County Tournament contest held Saturday morning at […]

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 […]

Union County well represented in North-South All-Star Football Game; 39th annual event set for June 26 at Kean

  Players from eight Union County high schools are part of the North roster for this year’s 39th annual Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Game, scheduled to be played Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. Arguably the top defensive player in Union County last year was Westfield lineman […]

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 […]

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 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 […]