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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of Monday, April 30

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 30:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Scotch Plains (5-2) Westfield (5-2) 3-Gov. Livingston (3-2-1) 4-Union (2-4) 5-Cranford (2-4-1) 6-Elizabeth (2-5)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (5-0) 2-Johnson (3-2) Summit (3-2) 4-Union Catholic (1-4) 5-Linden (0-4)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (5-1) 2-Roselle […]

UCT baseball, softball schedules here – first round and quarterfinals

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BASEBALL FIRST ROUND: Monday, April 30 12-Oratory Prep at 5-New Providence 16-Dayton at 1-Westfield QUARTERFINALS: Saturday, May 5 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 8-Cranford at 1-Westfield or 16-Dayton at 8-Cranford 12-Oratory Prep/5-New Providence at 4-Union BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 7-Elizabeth at 2-Scotch Plains 6-Johnson at 3-Gov. Livingston   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL […]

Westfield baseball, the defending champion, and Roselle Park softball earn No. 1 UCT seeds; Panthers last won crown in 2004

Semifinals and finals for both are scheduled to be played at Kean University the first two May weekends

Westfield is the top seed for the 65th annual baseball Union County Tournament, winning just last year. The Blue Devils captured their record 15th UCT championship in 2017, defeating Cranford 6-3 in the final at Kean University. Roselle Park is the top seed for the 43rd annual softball Union County Tournament, but has not won […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of Monday, April 23

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 23   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Westfield (4-1) Scotch Plains (4-1) 3-Elizabeth (2-3) 4-Gov. Livingston (1-2-1) 5-Cranford (1-3-1) 6-Union (1-3)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (4-0) 2-Johnson (2-1) 3-Summit (2-2) 4-Union Catholic (1-3) 5-Linden (0-3)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (4-0) 2-Oratory Prep […]

Cranford standout kicker Ambrosio among Union County contingent for Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Classic

June 25 gridiron clash will take place at Kean University

PISCATAWAY – When Valentino Ambrosio went to attempt his first extra point, kicking the ball had nothing to do with the play. “It was raining and when the ball was snapped it went right through the hands of the holder,” said Valentino, referring to Roselle Park’s season-opener four years ago on an inclement weather Saturday […]

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