Union County softball teams in states here; Brearley won at home May 15; many teams in action today, May 17

UNION COUNTY SOFTBALL TEAMS IN STATES (17)   NORTH 2, GROUP 4 (4): Elizabeth, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Westfield Thursday, May 17 12-Scotch Pains at 5-Columbia 13-Plainfield at 4-Millburn Monday, May 21 9-Elizabeth at 8-Ridge 11-Bridgewater-Raritan at 6-Westfield   NORTH 2, GROUP 3 (3): Cranford, Summit, Gov. Livingston Thursday, May 17 15-Somerville at 2-Gov. Livingston Friday, […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records as of Monday, May 14

  UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 14   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (6-2-1) 2-Scotch Plains (6-3) 3-Westfield (5-4) 4-Cranford (3-5-1) 5-Union (3-6) Elizabeth (3-6)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (7-0) – outright champions 2-Johnson (5-2) 3-Summit (4-3) 4-Union Catholic (2-5) 5-Linden (0-8)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball and overall records here as of Monday, May 7

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 7: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Scotch Plains (6-2) 2-Gov. Livingston (5-2-1) 3-Westfield (5-3) 4-Union (3-5) 5-Cranford (2-5-1) 6-Elizabeth (2-6) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (6-0) 2-Johnson (4-2) Summit (4-2) 4-Union Catholic (1-5) 5-Linden (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (6-1) 2-Roselle Park (5-2) Oratory Prep […]

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 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 […]

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 […]