Summit baseball sees winning season conclude in states; Valley Division champs finish 14-11

Hilltoppers may be moving up in Union County Conference for 2017 campaign

SUMMIT – On May 29 of last year the South Plainfield baseball program produced one of its biggest wins ever, defeating three-time defending champion Cranford 4-2 in eight innings in the North 2, Group 3 championship game played at Cranford’s Memorial Field. On Tuesday the Tigers came back to win another state tournament game at […]

Johnson softball captures UCC’s Watchung Division title outright 2 days after winning UCT for first time since 1981; Finishes 3-0 vs. GL this season

Crusaders on verge of 3rd consecutive 20-win campaign

  The agony of semifinal defeats the past three seasons was motivation enough for a very talented Johnson softball team to proclaim: “enough is enough, let’s go out and do this!” That’s exactly what the Crusaders did. After getting over the semifinal hump back on April 30 at Linden with a 12-1 win over fifth-seeded […]

Complete list of baseball UCT and GNT champions here

Here’s a look at all of the baseball Union County Tournament champions and the pitchers of record and also the Greater Newark Tournament championship scores:   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: 2016: Governor Livingston 3, Scotch Pains 2 WP: Vin Doren. LP: Marc Occhipinti. 2015: Cranford 3, Gov. Livingston 1 WP: Pat Knight. LP: Ethan Frohman. 2014: […]

GL baseball holds on to capture first UCT championship; Doren goes distance to improve to 3-0

Highlanders outhit 10-3, but took advantage of Scotch Plains miscues

UNION – It was nine years ago when on a Sunday night in Linden the Governor Livingston baseball team had a bad seventh inning and went home without the trophy. It was five years ago when the Highlanders got 10-run ruled by the same team it lost to nine years ago in the title game […]

It will be GL vs. Scotch Plains for baseball UCT championship; Highlanders win high-drama thriller, Raiders come back to oust defending champs

Title game less than 24 hours back at Kean

UNION – To steal a line from Andy Williams: “Where do I begin?” Saturday’s baseball Union County Tournament semifinals at Kean University were filled with such intense drama that it seemed like a book could be written about any pitch or play you want to talk about. Here are the immediate, irrefutable, easy-to-digest facts. It […]

Top-seeded Johnson, second-seeded GL reach UCT softball championship game; To clash for title May 14 at Kean

Crusaders last won in 1981, while Highlanders are defending champs

Top-seeded Johnson and second-seeded Governor Livingston reached the softball Union County Tournament championship game after convincing semifinal victories posted at Linden on April 30. Johnson, seeking its third title and first since 1981, ousted fifth-seeded Westfield 12-1. The Crusaders previously eliminated 17th-seeded Rahway 17-3 and eighth-seeded Brearley 6-4. Johnson was also the top seed last […]

UCT baseball, softball down to semifinal rounds; Baseball is May 7 at Elizabeth; softball April 30 at Linden

The baseball and softball Union County Tournaments have reached the semifinal stage, with softball set to compete first. On Saturday, April 30 at Linden’s Memorial Fields (Flanagan Field complex) the semifinal games will be played at the same time – 3 p.m. – on the two fields. On the top side of the bracket it […]

Johnson is top seed for UCT softball for 2nd straight season; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

Defending champ GL is 2nd seed, Elizabeth 3rd, Benedictine 4th and Westfield 5th

All that’s left for Johnson is for the Crusaders to finally win the Union County Tournament again. The Crusaders were the top seed last year, but were upset by fifth-seeded Cranford in the semifinals. Second-seeded GL went on to defeat Cranford 4-3 in the championship game at Linden. The Highlanders captured their sixth title and […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Baseball Union County Tournament to be seeded April 18: Defending champion Cranford, GL in line to get high seeds

Union has shot at sneaking into top 4

The gold standard in Union County baseball used to be Union, Elizabeth, Linden and Westfield. However, for the past 15-20 years, the guard has changed to Cranford, Westfield, Gov. Livingston and Scotch Plains. Cranford and Westfield have combined to win the last six Union County Tournaments, Cranford four and Westfield two. The 63rd annual Union […]

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