Cranford is top seed for 66th annual baseball Union County Tournament; Defending champion GL is 2nd, Union 3rd and Johnson 4th

Championship game is scheduled for May 13 at Kean University

Cranford, by virtue of last week’s 7-4 home win over 7-0 Governor Livingston, was selected the top seed – owners of 7-2 record – for the 66th annual baseball Union County Tournament. The Cougars last won the UCT in 2015 and last reached the final in 2017. GL, the second seed, is the defending champion […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 22

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 22 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Cranford (5-1) Gov. Livingston (5-1) 3-Union (3-3) 4-Westfield (2-3) 5-Scotch Plains (2-4) 6-Elizabeth (0-5) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Union Catholic (2-1) Johnson (2-1) 3-New Providence (1-2) Summit (1-2) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (6-0) 2-Dayton (5-1) 3-Brearley (3-3) Roselle Park […]

Cranford baseball strikes early and holds on to down GL in battle for Watchung Division lead; Plick sets tone with 3-run triple, DiClerico follows with 2-run homer, Van Dam earns mound win and Donovan the save

Compton - 3-for-3, with two singles, a stolen base, a solo home run, a walk, one run and one RBI - reached base all 4 times up for GL; Teammates Davey and Reid injured

CRANFORD – There are moments in a baseball season where certain situations lend themselves to becoming the ultimate challenge. Cranford relief pitcher Kevin Donovan was put in such a spot against visiting Gov. Livingston. The Highlanders had runners on first and second with one out in the top of the sixth after coming back from […]

‘Big Shot’ fundraiser at Roselle Catholic set for April 27; Mike DelGuidice performing the songs of Billy Joel

A large crowd is expected to fill Roselle Catholic High School’s gymnasium in late April, nearly two months since RC played a basketball game in The Lions’ Den. The only big shot in the RC gym will emanate from the stage, not Coach Hagan Court, on April 27, when Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot – […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 15

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 15 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (4-0) Cranford (4-0) 3-Union (2-2) 4-Scotch Plains (1-3) Westfield (1-3) 6-Elizabeth (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Summit (1-1) Johnson (1-1) Union Catholic (1-1) New Providence (1-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (4-0) 2-Dayton (3-1) 3-Roselle Park (2-2) Brearley […]

Cranford and GL baseball will clash April 16 at Cranford, each with 4-0 Watchung Division marks; Both improved to 5-0 overall Thursday, April 11

Cougars topped visiting Elizabeth 5-2, while Highlanders won at Union 4-2 in 8 innings

CRANFORD – Most baseball seasons it’s really never too early to talk about, emphasize, hype or even blow out of proportion the first Governor Livingston vs. Cranford matchup. Ten days into the 2019 campaign and it’s justified. On Thursday, Cranford – at home – scored early, won, and improved to 5-0 overall. The Cougars topped […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 8

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 8 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (2-0) Cranford (2-0) 3-Scotch Plains (1-1) Union (1-1) 5-Elizabeth (0-2) Westfield (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Union Catholic (1-0) New Providence (1-0) 3-Summit (0-1) Johnson (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (2-0) Oratory Prep (2-0) 3-Brearley (1-1) Dayton […]

Scotch Plains baseball – behind solid Merkel pitching, 11 hits and clean defense – tops Watchung Division rival Elizabeth in home-opener; Ramos hits safely twice in 1st

Kirian slugs 3-run triple to center in 3rd

SCOTCH PLAINS – Elizabeth quickly had first and second and nobody out in the top of the first after leadoff batter Izzy Santana smoked a single to left and lefty swinging Andre Tirso walked. Then Scotch Plains pitcher Nick Merkel noticed something behind him. “I saw the runner at second base jump, he was leaning,” […]

Hillside baseball sparked by Wallraff 19-strikeout effort; GL opens with Watchung Division win at Elizabeth

Highlanders open home vs. Westfield Thursday, April 4; Comets are home to Brearley on Friday, April 5 and then host Plainfield on Tuesday, April 9

It was a memorable and solid Opening Day for the Hillside and Governor Livingston baseball teams respectively on Monday, April 1. Hillside, lifted by a dominating pitching performance from senior right hander Ronnie Wallraff, defeated visiting St. Mary’s of Elizabeth 1-0 in Union County Conference-Sky Division play. St. Mary’s baseball is back after the Hilltoppers […]

Union baseball, boasted by hurlers Velez, Fernandez and Sanborn, seek long-awaited success

Union last won the Union County Tournament in 1993. The Farmers last captured the North 2, Group 4 sectional state championship in 2002. This year’s baseball team has the potential to challenge for both long-awaited titles. It’s been some time since Union has had real success on the diamond, but coming in at 17-10 last […]