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  • OPENING WEEKEND - MAY 17th @No. Haledon
  • Met League ALL-STAR GAME - July 5th
  • League playoffs begin July 17th
  • AABC Regional Tournament - July 30th
  • NABF Regional Tournament - July 30th

Two Shutouts Wednesday as Reds Blank Cats, Yanks Top Rats

May 20, 2015

Two Reds pitchers combined for their first shutout of the year limiting the Wildcats to 2 hits. Andrew Coco threw 4 strong innings giving up one hit with 8 K. Jack Purcell struck out 2 in one inning of relief. Rob Stern, Steven Nappe and Mike Rizzo each had 2 hits for the Reds in their 12 hit attach. Rizzo had 4 RBI's and Nappe chipped in with 2.

Joe Lapi pitched a complete game shutout last night to beat the Swamp Rats 1-0. The Yanks' Jose Padilla led off the 5th with a pinch-hit single and scored the only run of the game on Bobby Wallum's RBI single. 

Eight of the Nine MET LEAGUE Teams in Action in N.H. on Opening Weekend!

May 17, 2015

It was a beautiful summer-like Sunday in North Haledon on Sunday for the Met League's traditional Opening Sunday that officially kicks off the season. The day started with first pitch at 12:30pm, which welcomed two of the league's expansion teams for the 2015 season as the Bergen Mets took on the New Jersey Wildcats. The Bergen Swamp Rats then faced off with the Allendale Marauders, followed by the South Bergen Bullets versus the Bergenfield Yankees. The nightcap featured the two longest standing teams of the league with the North Haledon Reds battling the Hackensack Troast Club. The 3rd expansion team for 2015, the TBT Black Sox were idle and will open their season on Thursday 5/21. It was a great day of baseball and it officially kicked off another year of Met League play.


Mets Win Their First Met League Game -- The Mets beat a tough Wildcats team behind the pitching of Jared Verebey, Will Perez and Erick Golomb. They took the lead in the 3rd inning for good because of the bats of Fernando Santana (3-3, 2 doubles) and Dylan Hrbek (3-4) and solid defense from Robin Roberts sealed the win for the Mets.


Rats Win Behind CG From Gianetti -- The Rats topped the Allendale Marauders on Sunday 8-1 at North Haledon in seven innings. The Rats opened up the game scoring three runs in the top of the first on two singles.In the fourth, the Rats scored on an RBI single by Bob Miskura, plating Cohen. The Rats tacked on three runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Gerardo Reyes and a two-run error. Marc Cohen racked up two RBIs on two hits for Swamp Rats 18O. Starting Pitcher RJ Gianetti went the distance for the win. Gianetti pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs, five hits and one walk while striking out five.


Bullets Squeak Past Yankees -- AJ Flores' sacrifice fly in the fifth inning put the Bullets ahead in a terrific 4-1 pitcher's duel with the Yankees on opening day. Peirce Marston and Wendell Rodriguez combined on a three hitter striking out eight, while DJ Psarras didn't allow his first hit until the fourth inning for the Yankees. The Yankees took the lead in the fifth on a bases load walk, but Rodriguez entered from the bullpen to squelch the rally. In the fifth, Denis Ackermann's RBI single tied the game and Flores' sacrifice fly plated Tyler Courter to give the Bullets the lead. Mike Rowe's RBI single in the sixth gave the Bullets two important insurance runs.


Reds open their 28th season with a 3-2 win -- In a typical North Haledon / Hackensack game the score was tied going into the bottom of the 5th when Stephen Nappe homered to left with one out. Mike Garcia threw 4 strong innings for the Reds and Scott VanEs picked up the win throwing 3 scoreless innings of relief. Jon Hornung pitched 4 solid for the Troasts and didn't factor in the decision.

6-run 4th Propels Yanks to Opening Win Over Troast Club

May 15, 2015


The Bergen Yankees beat the Troasts in Hackensack 6-1 behind a 6-run 4th inning outburst in both teams' openers. Ricky Merola scattered 5 hits over 5 innings to get the win. Down 1-0, the Yanks got 4 straight singles to take the lead in the 4th followed by a grand slam home run off the bat of Jose Padilla to cap the scoring. Padilla finished with 3 hits and DJ Psarris had 2 for the yanks. Butch Bellenger and Kevin Montelbano had 2 hits each for Hackensack.

Swamp Rats Open Up 2015 Met League Season with a Win at Breslin

May 12, 2015


The 2015 Met League season officially opened up on Tuesday at Breslin. The Bergen Swamp Rats took the last of five lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against the expansion Bergen Mets, securing a 8-5 victory. Marc Cohen had a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Rats. He singled in the third and sixth innings. The  Mets managed just one hit off of Kevin Skettini, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during his 3 1/3 innings of work out of the pen. The top of the first saw the Mets take an early lead, 1-0. The Rats went up for good in the third, scoring two runs on two singles.

2015 Met League Opening Day - May 17th in North Haledon!

May 17, 2015


Sunday, May 17th at North Haledon Municipal Park hosts a full slate of Met League action:

12:30pm - New Jersey Wildcats vs. Bergen Mets

3:00 pm - Bergen Swamp Rats vs. Allendale Marauders

5:30 pm -  Bergen Yankees vs. South Bergen Bullets

8:00 pm - Hackensack Troasts vs. North Haledon Reds


The Met League is gearing up for another year of great amateur NJ baseball. This year guarantees to be full of exciting baseball!

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!

Covered Wooden Grandstands

Upcoming Games/Practices

Thursday,  May 28
2015 Met League
Bergen Mets @ Bergen Yankees 8:00pm Memorial Field - Bergenfield
Allendale Marauders @ North Haledon Reds 8:00pm North Haledon Municipal Park
Hackensack Troasts @ New Jersey Wildcats 8:30pm Nutley
Saturday,  May 30
2015 Met League
TBT Black Sox @ South Bergen Bullets 3:30pm Westvale Field - Westwood
Bergen Yankees @ Allendale Marauders 4:00pm Grandstand Field - Allendale
Sunday,  May 31
2015 Met League
New Jersey Wildcats @ South Bergen Bullets 1:00pm Westvale Field - Westwood
South Bergen Bullets @ New Jersey Wildcats 3:30pm Westvale Field - Westwood
Bergen Yankees @ TBT Black Sox 4:00pm Memorial Field - Bergenfield
TBT Black Sox @ Bergen Yankees 6:30pm Memorial Field - Bergenfield
Bergen Swamp Rats @ North Haledon Reds 7:00pm North Haledon Municipal Park
Bergen Mets @ Hackensack Troasts 8:00pm Foschini Park - Hackensack

For a complete schedule listing, click here!