Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The West Caldwell department beat Caldwell 9-7.
Last Sunday was the third annual Firemen's Cup softball game at the Kiwanis Oval. West Caldwell Fire Department defeated Caldwell Fire Department 9-7, erasing a two run deficit by scoring four runs in the seventh inning. Pictured above are: Standing, from left to right, Tom O’Hern, Paul Gorski, Dave Jedele, JP McNamara, Tom Kin, Phil Young, Tim Zyla, Mark Poli, Ryan Peter, Karl Otterbein, Erik Otterbein, Brian Hebrank, Chris Eucker, David Lagan, Steve Saldutto, Andrew Pollara, Pat Fazzini and Howie Cawley; kneeling, from left to right, Jim Alvine, Tom Bradley, Mike Luker, Phil Camponeale, Rob Hebrank, Jared Fout, Mike Mildorf, Tom Haight, Brian Maclay, Stephen Tischio, Sam Calamito and Lou Bisciotti.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Chiefs baseball advances in county tournament.
The James Caldwell High School baseball team advanced to the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals after a 7-6 win against Columbia Saturday at home. The Chiefs host Nutley on Thursday.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Team selling Knights gear, seeking sponsors to raise funds for Fourth of July tournament.
The West Essex Knights 12U youth baseball team has a whole lot of baseball to look forward to this summer. The 12 and under team comprised of players from Roseland, North Caldwell, Fairfield and Essex Fells will be participating in a baseball tournament over Fourth of July weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., the team has announced. This is a “once-in-a-lifetime trip,” the team’s coach, Tom Tsilionis, said in a release. “Experiencing a weekend of baseball with your teammates and coaches is every ballplayer’s dream come true.” In addition to playing ball and trading pins with top teams from around the country, the players will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. To accomplish their goals this year, the Knights are …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Pittsburgh Pirates fan like me. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or, in some cases, back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Joseph Spano, a 23-year old Verona native who attended Seton Hall Prep in West Orange and the University of Notre Dame, will start off …
Monday, February 4, 2013
James Caldwell High School baseball player collecting gently used gloves, new balls this week.
Monday, February 4
The annual Beefsteak Dinner for James Caldwell High School’s Baseball Team will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7. Sophomore player Hunter Smith will be collecting used baseball gloves and new baseballs to be shipped to U.S. Troops serving overseas through Gloves4Troops, a program started by minor league baseball player Vance Albitz in California. Vance ships donations to Afghanistan and other areas around the world where U.S. troops are serving. Cash donations are also needed ($20 covers the cost of shipping a box of 4 gloves and 4 balls). To attend the beefsteak at the high school, RSVP to email@example.com or 973-228-9076 by Monday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. If you are not attending the beefsteak but would like to make a donation, call 973-228-9076…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Patch sat down with Yankees first basemen Mark Teixeira and asked him for his best
baseball tips. Share these with your favorite baseball player!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Whether you live with Little Leaguers, newbie t-ball players, or just loyal Yankees fans, it’s always a good time to sharpen your baseball skills. We asked Mark Teixiera to give us his best advice on honing those skills in the off-season. Before you start, don’t forget to get all the right equipment. Stop by Leezar Sporting Goods & Apparel in Caldwell. You can also sign up for classes, clinics and individual and group lessons at The Fred Hill Sports Academy in Verona. What are three things I can do to become a better fielder? 1. Make sure you know what to do if the ball is hit to you. Are there runners on base? How many outs are there? What is the score of the game? All of these factors decide where you will throw the ball when it is hit …
Friday, August 3, 2012
300 children show up at baseball camp starring star hurler at Verona High School.
Three hundred boys and girls stood on baseball diamonds at Verona High School Thursday morning waiting patiently for the arrival of New York Yankee starting pitcher CC Sabathia for the start of The PlayStation CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp. Under a hot morning sun, the children came from all over New Jersey to learn the fundamentals of baseball from top coaches in the area, and New York Yankee CC Sabathia himself. Most attendees had their Yankee gear on, while still others wore jerseys representing their Little League teams, but everyone was there to learn the tricks of the trade whether participating on the field or watching in the stands. Swarms of kids arrived at the check-in gate, with eager smiles and baseball equipment in tow. After …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday is last day to sign up for Yankee pitcher's visit to Verona High School.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday is the last chance to sign up for a youth baseball camp featuring New York Yankee starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia at Verona High School on August 2. The camp, which costs $99, will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sabathia will speak to small groups, where he will emphasize baseball strategies and skills. Each attendee will receive an autographed camp team photo with the pitcher, an exclusive Jordan Brand camp T-shirt, a goodie bag with free merchandise and the chance to win additional prizes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-745-5842.
West Essex Warriors 12U team captures title for third straight year.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The West Essex Warriors captured the 2012 12U Cerbo Championship with a come-from-behind victory against the Clifton Redhawks 3-2 Sunday, June 18. This is the Warriors third title in a row and fourth title in five years. The West Essex Warriors team is a club team made up of players from Fairfield, West Caldwell, Verona and Clifton. The team's regular season record was 12-0.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Players and coaches of the 5 - 6th grade and 7 - 8th grade baseball teams were recognized for their outstanding achievements this season.
The mayor and Borough of North Caldwell Council formally recognized the success of the town’s two middle school baseball championship teams at their bi-weekly meeting Tuesday night. The 5th and 6th grade team finished their regular season with an impressive 7 – 2 record. Their season was capped off with three playoff wins, including the league championship game where they came back from several runs down in the fifth inning to triumph over the number one ranked team. Mayor Joseph Alessi said their win was a “surprise ending” to a script you could never sell in Hollywood. The 7th and 8th grade team took a much different route to their title, in what the mayor called “the sequel to the first movie.” The team didn’t win a game until their …