Snapple Bowl practice commences July 11; Union County All-Stars seek to snap 4-game slide

The Snapple Bowl XXIII is Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, with the annual All-Star Football Game between Union County and Middlesex County just-graduated gridiron standouts taking place at Woodbridge for the first time. Middlesex County has won the last four games and nine of the last 10 and leads […]

Summit’s Schaffer stands out as Union County All-Star; Junior LH starts on mound and tosses 2 shutout innings

One of his team's bright spots in June 20 Underclassmen Game at Kean

UNION – Summit junior left hander Will Schaffer was someone that head coach Kevin Zaleski counted on this season. His efforts on the mound and at the plate helped the Hilltoppers produce another winning season at 14-11, while Summit also won the Union County Conference’s Valley Division championship for the third time in four years, […]

Union County baseball All-Stars come back, but not enough vs. Essex County; Players from both teams excel in annual Underclassmen Game at Kean

MOPs are Essex County infielder Anthony Giachin of Newark Academy and Union County catcher Dan Baroff of Governor Livingston

UNION – After six and a half innings the Union County All-Stars were down by nine runs. Essex County scored three in the top of the third and then two more in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Union County finally broke through for two runs on errors in the bottom of the seventh to […]

Essex-Union Underclassemen All-Star Baseball Game includes pitchers Doren of GL and Geissel of SP; June 20 event to take place at Kean

Union County seeks first win since 2012

The 7th annual Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Baseball Game is set to be played tonight – Monday, June 20 – at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Class of 1963 Stadium in Union. Two players have been added to the Union County roster, including pitchers Vin Doren of Governor Livingston and Tim Geissel of Scotch Plains. Doren, a […]

Former GL baseball standout Keith Skinner realizes dream of reaching pro ball; Drafted by his favorite team, the Yankees, the college-polished catcher ready to make his mark

Will start with Single-A Staten Island Yankees, whose season commences June 17

Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson, Jorge Posada – quite a group of elite catchers to play for one franchise. Could Berkeley Heights’ Keith Skinner, 22, be the next name added to that famous list of New York Yankee backstops? Just think, four years ago he was producing game-winning hits against Cranford. In […]

Union County baseball teams Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson, Westfield seek to reach sectional championship games

All 5 in May 31 semifinals

Winning two state tournament games last week was a major accomplishment for Union County baseball programs Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson and Westfield. All five will need to triumph again on Tuesday to reach Friday’s scheduled sectional championship games. Again, that will be no easy task for any of them as the competition continues to […]

Union County baseball (5) and softball (5) teams still alive in May 31 state tournament games

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL (5 teams) STILL ALIVE IN SECTIONAL PLAYOFFS:   PLAYING ON TUESDAY, MAY 31   PUBLIC SEMIFINALS NORTH 2, GROUP 4 (1): Westfield 14-North Hunterdon at 2-Westfield   NORTH 2, GROUP 3 (2): Gov. Livingston, Cranford 3-Gov. Livingston at 2-Somerville 8-Nutley at 4-Cranford   NORTH 2, GROUP 1 (1): Brearley 4-Brearley at 1-Bloomfield Tech CENTRAL […]

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: […]

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