Last Updated: May 29, 2017
Reds win 3rd in a row.
May 24, 2017
NH Reds 12 TBT Black Sox 6
While the Reds did not play a crisp game on defense they banged out 12 hits to carry them to their 3rd win in a row. Rob Stern led the Reds going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, a run scored and 4 RBIs. Mike Stanziale was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI. Mike Rizzo (1 for 3) and Mike Cassese (1 for 4) each had 2 RBI's. Andrew Coco threw the first 3 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits while striking our 5. Ben Collincini threw 2 innings of relief yielding no runs or hits while striking out 3.
Reds shutout Mets 10-0
May 23, 2017
NH Reds 10 Mets 0
The Reds scored 10 runs on 10 hits over 4 innings in their win over the Mets. Dan Limone led the Reds going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Ryna McFarlane (1 for 3) and Mike Rizzo (1 for 2) each had 2 RBI's. Steve Coral picked up the win throwing 4 scoreless innings giving up only 3 hits while striking out 5.
Opening Day Results
May 21, 2017
Dumont Huskies 5 Bergen Mets 3
After spotting the Bergen Mets 3 in the top of the first, the Dumont Huskies roared back to claim a 5-3 victory in the season opener for both squads. Scott Hulahan (1-0) went four innings to claim the victory for Dumont, which was bolstered by three strong innings of relief by right hander Andrew D'Ambrosio. Hulahan and D'Ambrosio combined to fan 11 Mets batters. Catcher Eric Breun had a pair of hits and three RBI, while outfielders Anthony Hoagland and Bryan Burd also contributed two hits apiece.
Allendale 3 Wildcats 1
Allendale picked up an opening day win in a well pitched game on both ends. For Allendale Jordan Manne went 6 strong innings for the win. Will Mohr picked up the save. Evan Gettle's 2 RBI game was the difference for Allendale.
Rutherford Rays 11 TBT Black Sox 5
The Rays and Sox were knotted at 5 until the bottom of the 5th when the Rays scored 2 runs on a Chris DeCarlo single followed by a Joe Zito sac fly. The Rays added 4 more in the 6th with 2 booming RBI doubles by Marc Hanna and Kyle Bowes. Newcomer Vin Troisi paved the way with three safeties teaming with Belitz RBI, Bowes 2RBI, DeCarlo RBI, and Joe Zembryski 2RBI all owning 2 hits apiece. Eric Bomenblit tossed three scoreless innings aiding a Nick Romito win. Lou Cautero closed it out in the 7th in a non save appearance.
Bergen Swamp Rats 6 Hackensack Troast 2 (8 innnings)
In a game that featured 11 pitchers, Sam Elias earned the win for the Rats throwing three innings in relief. Elias allowed one hit and struck out four. Tom Dolaghan got the start for the Rats going four innings allowing two runs, three hits and one walk. Hackensack threw one pitcher per inning including six lefties. The Rats were retired in order until a Justin Ferreira walk in the top of the fourth. Ferreira later scored on a two out single by Ian Steepy. Rich Guillod and Nick Urbanovich both had multi hit games for the Troasts. In the top of the 8th Gerardo Reyes drove in Justin Ferreira with a sac fly and Jordan Farber grabbed his first hit of the game with a three run home run to seal it for the Rats.
North Haledon Reds 9 Bergen Bullets 1
The Reds picked up an opening day win to start their 30th season. Steve Nappe ripped a 2 RBI double over the center fielder's head in the 1st inning to give the Reds all the runs they need. Nappe was 2 for 3 on the day with 3 RBIs. Rayn McFarlane was 3 for 4 for the Reds with a double, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base. Dan Limone was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Mike Garcia started for the Reds going 3 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 unearned run. Andrew Coco, Mike Ardis and Zach Polzer each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Coco struck out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.
North Haledon Reds open their 30th season Sunday at 8 PM in North Haledon
The North Haledon Reds will be opening up at home this Sunday on North Haledon Recreation Field 1 at 8 PM against the Bergen Bullets. This is the 30th season for the Reds. They won the Met League Championship in 2015 and 2016 and going for their third championship in a row. Since their founding in 1988 the Reds have compiled a record of 476 wins, 326 loses and 11 ties.
Rats Pitching Stands Tall in 2017 MET LEAGUE Opener
May 16, 2017
Max Maarleveld and Tom Dolagahan combined to shut out the Bergen Yankees.The Rats defeated the Bergen Yankees 10-0 on Tuesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Tom Dolaghan induced a groundout from Kay to finish off the game. An early lead helped propel the Rats to victory. The Rats took the lead on a on a two out single by Chris Neuhaus.The Rats scored five runs in the second inning. The big inning was driven by an error, a single by Gerardo Reyes, and a walk.Max Maarleveld earned the win for the Rats. He tossed four innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, and striking out two. Merola took the loss for the Bergen Yankees. The Rats collected six hits. Ian Steepy and Neuhaus each collected multiple hits. Steepy went 3-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in.
WELCOME TO THE 2017 METROPOLITAN BASEBALL LEAGUE
The Met League returns for another season in 2017 with 11 teams:
Covered Wooden Grandstands - Great Book. Features Met League!
Check out this phenomenal book on the history of amateur baseball in NJ. Our very own Bob Klapisch is a contributing writer in the book and he talks about glory days of the Met League. Troast captain Johnny Digirolamo is quoted in the book and there is also a photo of the 2011 regional champion Hackensack Troasts. Grab a copy. It'll make a great Christmas gift for any baseball player or fan!
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