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 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 […]

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 […]

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