Twilighters men’s softball captures senior league title

The Twilighters captured the 2012 Morris/Essex Tuesday Senior Softball League championship

Backing up a fine record with a title.

The Twilighters captured the 2012 Morris/Essex Tuesday Senior Softball League crown.

They finished a stellar championship season with an impressive record of 21-5.

The league consists of 10 teams in two divisions and has over 150 players.

All of the players are age 60 and older.

The players live in various towns in northern New Jersey.

The Twilighters have players who reside in 12 different towns, mainly from Union and Middlesex counties.

Doubleheaders are played on Tuesday mornings in West Orange and Randolph.

The season runs from middle of April until the middle of August.

Among the Twilighter players is former Union High School baseball coach Gordon LeMatty.

The varsity baseball field was named after him at the beginning of the 2009 season.

This past season, Union reached the Union County Tournament championship game for the first time since the Farmers last won the crown in 1993. Union was defeated by Westfield in the final.

LeMatty last guided Union to the UCT championship in 1975.

He won more than 600 games at Union as the head coach from 1959-1991.

LeMatty is second in Union County in victories behind Ray Korn, whose last season as the head coach at Elizabeth was in 2009.

LeMatty still ranks among the top 10 coaches in state history in victories.

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