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
1-Cranford (8-1): Did not play Elizabeth home,
GL home, Scotch Plains on the road.
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.
1-Dayton (11-2): Did not play at Oratory Prep.
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.
5-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-8)
2013 UCC CHAMPIONS
2012 UCC CHAMPIONS
Valley: New Providence.
2011 UCC CHAMPIONS
Mountain: Union Catholic.
Valley: Roselle Park.
2010 UCC CHAMPIONS
Watchung: Scotch Plains.
Cranford (25-1) – UCT champs; repeat North 2, Group 3 champs;
repeat Group 3 champs; finished ranked No. 1 in the state
Dayton (20-5) – North 2, Group 1 champs
Westfield (19-12) – North 2, Group 4 champs
Union Catholic (17-8)
Roselle Park (17-13)
Scotch Plains (15-10)
Gov. Livingston (14-11)
New Providence (11-14)
Roselle Catholic (9-18)
Oratory Prep (4-20)
St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-11)