Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team wins one game in last week’s State Finals

Concludes outstanding championship summer season with overall record of 20-5

The Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team did well to win one game in State Finals competition that took place last week at Moody Park in Ewing.

Union qualified for the first time since 2005, advancing after finishing as the runner up in District 2 at C0mmunity Park in North Brunswick.

Brooklawn Post 72 captured the championship for the fourth straight season.

Union’s final overall record this summer was 20-5, including 16-2 to win the Union County championship and 3-1 in District 2.

Here’s a complete look at last week’s State Finals results:

2013 SENIOR AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

STATE FINALS AT MOODY PARK, EWING
(DOUBLE-ELIMINATION)

FINAL 8:

Bordentown 26 – District 4 winner

Vailsburg 395 – District 1 runner up

Brooklawn 72 -District 3 winner

Union 35 – District 2 runner up

Flemington 159 – District 2 winner

Gibbsboro 371 – District 3 runner up

Lyndhurst 139 – District 1 winner

Washington Twp. – District 4 runner up

SUNDAY, JULY 28
GAME 1: Bordentown 5, Vailsburg 4

MONDAY, JULY 29:
GAME 2: Brooklawn 6, Union 0
GAME 3: Flemington 3, Gibbsboro 2
GAME 4: Washington Twp. 12, Lyndhurst 3

TUESDAY, JULY 30:
GAME 5: Union 14, Vailsburg 3 – Vailsburg out
GAME 6: Brooklawn 10, Bordentown 5

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31:
GAME 7: Gibbsboro 9, Lyndhurst 8 (15 inn.) – Lyndhurst out
GAME 8: Washington Twp. 11, Flemington 1

FRIDAY, AUG. 2:
GAME 9: Flemington 6, Union 3 (8 inn.) – Union out
GAME 10: Gibbsboro 3, Bordentown 1 – Bordentown out
GAME 11: Brooklawn 7, Washington Twp. 1
GAME 12: Gibbsboro 10, Washington Twp. 5 – Wash. Twp. out

SATURDAY, AUG. 3:
GAME 13: Brooklawn 10, Flemington 4 – Flemington out
GAME 14: Brooklawn 6, Gibbsboro 1

WINNER: Brooklawn 72 (4-0)

RUNNER UP: Gibbsboro 371 (2-2)

NOTES: Brooklawn Post 72 captured the state championship
for the fourth straight season. The last team other than Brooklawn
to win the state title was Flemington Post 159 in 2009.

Lyndhurst Post 139 won it in 2008, Edison Father & Son in 2007,
Hamilton Post 31 in 2006, River Vale in 2005, Chester Post 342
in 2004, Haddon Heights in 2003, Pequannock in 2003 and
Brooklawn in 2001.

Union Post 35 reached the state finals for the first time since 2005
when they were contested at Breslin Field in Lyndhurst. Like
last week, went 1-2.

At Moody Park in Ewing, Union fell to eventual champion
Brooklawn 6-0 in its first game before rebounding to oust
District 1 runner up Vailsburg 14-3. Union was then ousted
by Flemington 6-3 in extra innings, downed in eight frames.

– JR PARACHINI

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