Union baseball, sparked by Velez 11-strikeout effort and 17-hit attack, advances to UCT semifinals for first time since 2012; Farmers will face top-seeded and defending champion Westfield next

Format scheduled to continue and conclude at Kean University May 12 and 13

UNION – Chomping at the bit to pitch for the first time this year, St. Joseph’s, Metuchen transfer Mike Velez threw 65 pitches in his first outing last week. After beating Rahway in his Union debut, the Union native dialed it up a notch Saturday when facing New Providence. With a trip to the county […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

De’Andrae McFarlane, senior, boys track “McFarlane, who also plays basketball, is a first-year jumper and already has cleared six feet this season in the high jump and has good distances in the long and triple jump. He is a great student athlete.” — Union track coach Tony Stewart You’ve set a personal best with your 6-0 […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Arielle Roman, junior, girls softball “Arielle Roman is the type of player every coach wants on their team. She is a natural leader and has the best interests of her teammates at heart. She gives a 100 percent every game and plays where ever she is needed to better her team. She loves the game […]

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 […]

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 […]

Westfield baseball, the defending champion, and Roselle Park softball earn No. 1 UCT seeds; Panthers last won crown in 2004

Semifinals and finals for both are scheduled to be played at Kean University the first two May weekends

Westfield is the top seed for the 65th annual baseball Union County Tournament, winning just last year. The Blue Devils captured their record 15th UCT championship in 2017, defeating Cranford 6-3 in the final at Kean University. Roselle Park is the top seed for the 43rd annual softball Union County Tournament, but has not won […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of Monday, April 23

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 23   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Westfield (4-1) Scotch Plains (4-1) 3-Elizabeth (2-3) 4-Gov. Livingston (1-2-1) 5-Cranford (1-3-1) 6-Union (1-3)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (4-0) 2-Johnson (2-1) 3-Summit (2-2) 4-Union Catholic (1-3) 5-Linden (0-3)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (4-0) 2-Oratory Prep […]

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