UCC baseball champions: Cranford and Dayton capture Watchung and Mountain again, Summit wins Valley

This season’s Union County Conference baseball champions included a repeat state champion, a first-time sectional champ and a team that finished with the second most wins in Union County.

Cranford won the Watchung Division for the third straight season and finished with a Union County-best 25-1 record. The Cougars also repeated as North 2, Group 3 and Group 3 state champions. They will take an eight-game winning streak into the 2014 season. Cranford has won 33 of its last 34 games going back to finishing the 2012 season with an eight-game winning streak.

Dayton repeated as the Mountain Division champion. The Bulldogs finished 20-5, won 20 games for a second straight season and captured North 2, Group 1 for the first time.

Summit, in its first year in the Valley, won the division with a perfect 10-0 mark. The Hilltoppers went 21-6 overall.

 

2013 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS

 

WATCHUNG DIVISION:

1-Cranford (8-1): Did not play Elizabeth home,

GL home, Scotch Plains on the road.

2-Westfield (8-4)

3-Union (7-5)

4-Scotch Plains (6-5): Did not play Cranford home.

5-Elizabeth (5-6): Did not play Cranford on the road.

6-Gov. Livingston (4-7): Did not play Cranford on the road.

7-Linden (1-11)

 

MOUNTAIN DIVISION:

1-Dayton (11-2): Did not play at Oratory Prep.

2-Johnson (11-3)

3-Union Catholic (10-4)

4-Roselle Park (8-6)

5-New Providence (6-8)

6-Roselle Catholic (2-11): Did not play at Oratory Prep.

7-Oratory Prep (3-9): Did not play Dayton at home,

Roselle Catholic at home.

8-Brearley (2-12)

 

VALLEY DIVISION:

1-Summit (10-0)

2-Rahway (8-2)

3-Plainfield (6-4)

4-Hillside (4-6)

5-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-8)

6-Roselle (0-10)

 

2013 UCC CHAMPIONS

Watchung: Cranford.

Mountain: Dayton.

Valley: Summit.

 

2012 UCC CHAMPIONS

Watchung: Cranford.

Mountain: Dayton.

Valley: New Providence.

 

2011 UCC CHAMPIONS

Watchung: Cranford.

Mountain: Union Catholic.

Valley: Roselle Park.

 

2010 UCC CHAMPIONS

Watchung: Scotch Plains.

Mountain: Cranford.

Valley: Dayton.

 

OVERALL RECORDS:

Cranford (25-1) – UCT champs; repeat North 2, Group 3 champs;

repeat Group 3 champs; finished ranked No. 1 in the state

Summit (21-6)

Dayton (20-5) – North 2, Group 1 champs

Westfield (19-12) – North 2, Group 4 champs

Union Catholic (17-8)

Elizabeth (17-12)

Roselle Park (17-13)

Johnson (16-10)

Scotch Plains (15-10)

Union (15-12)

Gov. Livingston (14-11)

New Providence (11-14)

Hillside (10-11)

Rahway (10-14)

Roselle Catholic (9-18)

Plainfield (7-15)

Linden (6-21)

Oratory Prep (4-20)

Brearley (3-16)

Roselle (2-15)

St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-11)

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