UCT baseball final is set: it will be 3rd-seeded GL vs. top-seeded and defending champion Westfield; Both win by 3 runs in May 11 semifinals at Kean

The final is May 14 at Kean; GL has won 16 straight and seeks 2nd crown; Westfield seeks to repeat and win record 16th title; Is battle of last 2 champions, with GL winning title for first time in 2016 on Mother's Day at Kean

UNION – Governor Livingston, which captured its first county championship two years ago, has not walked off a baseball field with less runs than its opponent in more than 30 days. On April 10, GL fell behind Westfield – who are the last two Union County Conference-Watchung Division champions – by the score of 7-0. […]

GL baseball slugs 6 home runs en route to 11-1 Watchung Division home win over Westfield; Serretti blasts 3 and Compton, Reid and Bruno 1

Highlanders win 13th straight and are 14-0-1 in last 15; Could face Westfield again in Sunday's UCT final at Kean

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Home run derby continued for the Governor Livingston Highlanders at the cozy confines of their baseball field Tuesday afternoon. This time the historic power display came against one of the best teams GL will face this year. The Highlanders slugged a team-high six round-trippers, with North Carolina-bound senior shortstop Danny Serretti blasting […]

GL baseball standout Reid on quite a home run streak; Has slugged round-trippers in each of team’s last 7 games

Will attempt to go yard again when the Highlanders host Watchung Division rival Westfield May 8

Can Stephen Reid do it one more time? The Governor Livingston junior designated hitter has hit home runs in seven consecutive games for the Highlanders, helping GL win all of those contests. Reid has slugged a team-high 10 round-trippers and has homered in nine of his last 10 games. GL’s next game is Tuesday, May […]

Roselle Park softball captures first UCT championship since 2004; Junior right hander Hummel blanks 3rd-seeded Westfield 2-0 on 5-hitter

Top-seeded Panthers score game's only runs in bottom of the first on RBI-singles to center by Hummel and Gilic

UNION – Westfield had baserunners every inning. That wasn’t a problem. However, the Blue Devils stranded eight, including six in scoring position. They advanced a runner to third base in four of their seven at-bats. That’s not a bad job at all against one of the best pitchers in the county. However, getting batters on […]

Roselle Park softball advances to first UCT final since the last year the Panthers won the crown in 2004; Will face Westfield for the trophy May 6 at Kean

Hummel tosses 4-hitter, Ortega bangs out 3 hits and drives in 4 in 6-0 win over Elizabeth

UNION – A month ago Roselle Park held on for a one-run win at home over Elizabeth, the only run scoring in the bottom of the first. On Saturday in the county semifinals, Roselle Park gave its standout pitcher Maddie Hummel much more than just one run to work with. The top-seeded Panthers broke open […]

Union baseball, sparked by Velez 11-strikeout effort and 17-hit attack, advances to UCT semifinals for first time since 2012; Farmers will face top-seeded and defending champion Westfield next

Format scheduled to continue and conclude at Kean University May 12 and 13

UNION – Chomping at the bit to pitch for the first time this year, St. Joseph’s, Metuchen transfer Mike Velez threw 65 pitches in his first outing last week. After beating Rahway in his Union debut, the Union native dialed it up a notch Saturday when facing New Providence. With a trip to the county […]

Roselle Park softball advances to UCT semifinals for first time since 2009; Panthers will face Elizabeth May 5 at Kean

The other semifinal pits Westfield vs. Gov. Livingston; the final is May 6 at Kean

Roselle Park and Elizabeth clashed back on April 13 with nothing on the line. It was a Union County Conference-crossover softball contest at Roselle Park, a good test for both. Roselle Park, the Mountain Division leader, was 5-0 while Elizabeth, out of the Watchung Division, was 4-2. Roselle Park managed to score a run in […]

UCT softball quarterfinals set for 4 quality matchups May 2; Winners advance to May 5 semifinals at Kean

The championship game is set for May 6 at Kean's Cougar Field in Union

Roselle Park is the top seed for the first time since the last time the Panthers won the event in 2004. Second-seeded GL, with just one in-county loss, is seeking to advance to the championship game for the ninth straight season. Upstart Summit – the only team outside of the top eight seeds to advance […]

Brearley softball coach Efchak wins her 200th game; Roselle Park falls for the first time

Both Group 1 schools seek to excel in May 2 UCT quarterfinals

Brearley head softball coach Amy Efchak, in her 16th season at the helm of the Bears, won her 200th game Monday when seventh-seeded Brearley defeated visiting 10th-seeded Benedictine 15-1 in a first round Union County Tournament contest in Kenilworth. Efchak took over as head coach in 2003 and has done an outstanding job in keeping […]

Johnson at GL for second straight season highlights May 5 UCT baseball quarterfinals; Cranford vs. Westfield a rematch of last year’s final

Other 2 contests include New Providence at Union and Elizabeth at Scotch Plains

When Johnson went to Berkeley Heights this time last year they faced a Governor Livingston baseball team that was 15-0, ranked No. 1 in the state for the first time and averaging nine runs. Johnson’s resume at the time read 7-7. The Crusaders rebounded from a 1-6 start to earn the Union County Tournament’s ninth […]

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