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Monday 6/27 Game Results

June 27, 2016

NH Reds 9  Dumont Huskies 1

Reds win 3rd in a row 9-1

Steve Coral flirted with a perfect game into the 4th when he gave up a lead of single to right. Coral picked up the win throwing 5 strong innings yielding only 2 hits and 1 unearned run while striking out 10 and walking none. Mike Sweeney threw a scoreless 6th. Ryan MacFarlane was 2 for 3 for the Reds with an RBI and 2 runs scored. David Sdrougias also had 2 RBI going 1 for 2 with a double.

 

 

Sunday 6/26 Game Results

June 26, 2016

Rutherford Rays 2 - Hackensack Troasts 1 

Rays get by Troasts 2-1 

The Rays were on the long side of a 2-1 old fashioned pitching duel with their Ace Lou Cautero going the distance besting Eric Katzman. The Rays husky hurler struck out 14 hitters helping himself get out of a third inning jam and once again in the seventh stranding a runner on third base. Chris Decarlo singled in Jamie Wollerman (2 hits) and the Rays capitalized on a double play scoring another run and that's all they needed behind the stingy pitching and Rays defense.

Bergenfield Yankees 17 - Bergen Mets 4

Molina Slams Mets

Yanks explode for 17 runs as Andrew Molina hit a grand slam and Billy Malley hit a 3 run homer. Mike DAmbrosia was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 4 runs scored.

 

Bergen Swamp Rats 9 - Allendale Marauders 5 (Game 1)

Rats Take Game 1 9-5

The Rats took game 1 of the double header 9-5. Marc Cohen had two extra base hits, sparking the Rats to a 9-5 victory in seven innings over Allendale Marauders on Sunday at Grandstand. Corey Sawyer racked up eight strikeouts in the win. Sawyer gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. Ben Hoynes, Chris Neuhaus and Lisandro Ulerio combined for nine hits and four RBIs. Three Allendale Marauders runs crossed the plate in the bottom half of the sixth, making the score 6-3. A two-run double by Seikel and a passed ball set off Allendale Marauders rally. Finally, Connor Henry induced an inning-ending ground out from Taylor. The Rats increased their lead with three runs in the seventh. Schwartz singled, plating Hoynes to start the inning. That was followed up by Cohen's double, plating Michael Pettigrew and Ulerio.

Bergen Swamp Rats 5 - Allendale Marauders 4 8 innings (Game 2)

Rats win in extras

The Rats and Allendale Marauders volleyed the lead five times on Sunday with the Rats winning 5-4 in 8. The Rats grabbed an early 1-0 lead which Allendale matched in the bottom of the first. The Rats took the lead again in the 3rd when Chris Neuhaus was plated on a sac fly from Kevin Skettini. Allendale Marauders responded with two runs in the fourth. Allendale Marauders scored on an error and a walk by Taylor. Josh Williams pitched 3 1/3 innings out of the pen and allowed one earned run on no hits. Lisandro Ulerio put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fourth and eighth innings. A sacrifice fly by Marc Cohen scored Matt Schwartz and gave the Rats the lead for good. 

 

 

 

Friday 6/24 Game Results

June 24, 2016

Reds break deadlock with 3 in the 5th to win 6-3

The Reds jumped on top with 3 runs in the top of the 1st with RBIs by Ryan McFarland, Dan Lopez and Mike Cassese. The Black Sox stormed back in the bottom of the 1st to score 3 runs off Reds starter Mike Garcia. Thereafter the Reds pitchers did not give up a hit the rest of the game. In the 5th the Reds scored 3 runs with RBI's by Mike Cassese and Roland Goodman. Anthony Pisano picked up the save with a 1-2-3 7th with 2 strikeouts. Dan Lopez and Mike Cassese each had 3 hits for the Reds.

Thursday 6/23 Game Results

June 23, 2016

Rutherford Rays 11  Bergen Mets 2

Rays sting Mets 11-2

Rutherford banged out 14 hits tonight as the Rays bested the Mets 11-2. Joe Zembryski tossed 5 innings (2R,2K's,6H,3BB) for his second win of the season in as many starts. He aided his cause with 3 hits and 4 RIBIs. Jamie Wollerman also added 3 hits and an RBI. The Rays entire line up contributed with hits Rex MacMillan 2R,RBI,Kyle Bowes R,2RBI,Adam Hernandez 2H,R,RBI ,Lou Cautero RBI,R, Steve Kinzler R,RBI,Marc Hanna, Nick Romito R,RBI and Romito tossed the final inning to close the door.

Troasts 7 - Yankees 3

4-run 1st Catapults Troasts to 9th Straight

Hackensack scored 4 times in the 1st inning and built a 6 run lead behind 3 pitchers to grab their 9th win in a row. Dan O'Neill started and went 3 strong innings, followed by Bob Klapisch and Jon Hornung who each went 2. Nick Urbanovich was busy defensively at 3rd base, making several defensive plays that thwarted potential Yankee rallies.

Wednesday 6/22 Game Results

June 22, 2016

NH Reds 10 Bergen Bullets 4

Reds pound out 15 hits in 10-4 win

The Bullets came out hitting and scored 3 runs off Andrew Coco in the 1st on 6 hits. Coco then settled in and held the Bullets scoreless for the next 4 innings and struck out 6. The Reds scored a run in the 3rd with a single by Jason Midkiff. The Reds then scored 8 runs in the 5th and 1 in the 6th. Mike Sweeney pitched the last 2 innings for the Reds giving up 1 run while striking out 4. The following Reds had 3 hit nights: Ryan MacFarlane (3 for 4 with a double, 1 run scored and 4 RBIs), Jason Midkiff (3 for 4 with a run scored and 1 RBI) and David Sdrougias (3 for 4 with a triple and 3 runs scored). Zac Rose continued his hot hitting going 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Tuesday 6/21 Game Results

June 21, 2016

Bergen Swamp Rats 8 - Black Sox 5

Big 6th Leads Rats to Victory

The Rats outlasted Black Sox on Tuesday after four lead changes, squeaking out a 8-5 win at Breslin . The bottom of the second saw the Rats take an early lead, 1-0. A single by Ben Hoynes, plating Gerardo Reyes started the inning off. Bergen Swamp Rats 18O finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. The Rats scored on a two-run double by Marc Cohen off Sanfilipo, scoring Corey Sawyer and Matt Schwartz. Chris Neuhaus went a perfect 1-1 at the plate for the Rats. He singled in the fifth inning. Max Maarleveld got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed one run over one inning. Maarleveld struck out one, walked one and gave up one hit. Rats closer Josh Williams put away the final three outs to record the save.The Rats didn't give up the lead after the sixth inning. Additional runs came from a two-run single by Ian Steepy.

Troasts 5 - Reds 4

Troast Clip Reds for 8th Straight Win

After Zac Rose of the Reds tied the game at 4 in the bottom of the 6th inning with a clutch homer which wrapped around the left field foul pole, the Troasts scored the decisive run on an error after the ball was thrown away on a sacrifice bunt in the top of the 7th. Tommy Crohan got the win in relief of Ryan Sharkey who went the first 4.2 innings. Dan O'Neill fired a scoreless 7th to pick up the save.

Monday 6/20 Game Results

June 20, 2016

Rutherford Rays - 6 Black Sox 4 

Rays Hang on to defeat Sox 6-4

The Rays evened the series with the Black Hose (1-1) at Memorial Park in Rutherford in game that featuring 16 hits, 9 of them by the Sox. The steady Lou Cautero did not have his best control as Sox hitters worked him into deep counts for the better part of five innings, however, the hard throwing righty kept his composure to fan 6, allow 3 BB's and scattered 5 hits with an earned run. The Sox took an early lead in the second frame on 2 walks and a single by Matt Prevosti. The Gliders came right back in the third with a booming RBI triple by Joe Zembryski. The fish struck again with 4 runs in the fourth highlighted by a Jamie Wollerman 2 RBI triple scoring Kyle Bowes and Rex MacMillan. Dan Belitz capped off the explosion with a SAC fly RBI. MacMillan provided needed cushion with an RBI two bagger in the 6th. The feisty Sox scored 2 more in the 7th behind three singles and a BB off reliever Kevin Van Dyk. KVD settled down forcing two fly balls with the tying runs on board to end the rally for the save. Prevosti and Scott Hansen had 2 hits each for the Sox.

 

 

Sunday 6/19 Game Results

June 19, 2016

Troasts 5 - Swamp Rats 4 (11innings - game 1)
Troasts 5 - Swamp Rats 4 (9 innings - game 2)

Long Father's Day in Hackensack Results in Troast Sweep

In 2 long, extra-inning games on Father's Day, Hackensack came out on top in both 5-4 & 5-4. In game 1 that went 11 long innings, Jon Hornung pitched 5 and Bobby Unkel went the rest of the way to get the win. Tommy Crohan started game 2 for Hackensack and just pitched the first while Eric Katzman went the final 8 innings of the 9-inning game 2 marathon. Dom Reyes got the GWRBI in the bottom of the 11th on a walk-off single to center in game 1. Hackensack scored 4 in the top of the 9th in game 2 to break the 1-1 tie and take a 5-1 lead. But the Rats, refusing to go quietly, mounted a rally in the bottom half and had the tying and winning runs on base with one out when Katzman dropped a 3 & 2 breaking ball in for a strikeout for the 2nd out and then got the final batter to ground out to 3rd to seal the win.

 

South Bergen Bullets 8 - Bergenfield Yankees 0

Poidomoni pushes Bullets past Yankees

Danny Poidomoni fired 5.2 scoreless innings as the Bullets defeated the Yankees 8-0. 
Poidomoni dodged trouble all day striking out seven and walking six, while yielding four hits. He exited with the bases loaded in the sixth and AJ Flores entered to get a flyout to left to end the game. 
The Bullets scored three times in the first on only two hits and didn't look back. Mike Rowe scored three runs and Flores drove in three in the victory.

 

North Haledon Reds 4 - Rutherford Rays 3

Reds win with 1 in bottom of the 7th

Anthony Pisano (4 hits, 7 Ks) held the Ray scoreless through 6 but then the Reds usual steady defense made two errors that allowed the Rays to capitalize with a 3 RBI double by Chris DeCarlo. Jack Purcell came in with the go ahead run on 2nd and got a pop out to left and a strike out to end the threat. In the bottom of the 7th Jason Midkiff reached on an infield error and scored when Mike Rizzo drove a ball over the centerfielders head for a double and the win. Dan Limone was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs for the Reds.

 

 

Saturday 6/18 Game Results

June 18, 2016

NJ Wildcats 13 - Allendale Marauders 7

Wildcats Erupt with 26 Hit Attack

The Jersey Wildcats erupted for 13 runs with 8 coming in the 4th & 5th innings when both innings saw the Wildcats score 4 in each. 
Robert Spitaletta scored 4 runs, Nelson Lopez & Eddie Spitaletta had 4 hits each. Ellis Sanchez & Joe Cautinho each were on base 4 times. Eddie Spitaletta had 7 RBI's on the day. 
John Lawton got the win in relief of Eric Loneker. Luis Ramos got the save.

 

Dumont Huskies 9 - Swamp Rats 5

Dumont Outlasts Swamp Rats

Dumont got a complete game from Scott Hulihan and bunched together it's hits en route to a 9-5 win against the Swamp Rats.

 

 

 

Friday 6/17 Game Results

June 17, 2016

Rutherford Rays 10 - Bergen Mets 1

Rays Topple Mets

Chris Innis tossed 5 frames in his first start of the season in leading the fish to a 10-1 victory over the Mets. The burly veteran right hander allowed 1 tally, four hits, and did not walk a batter. Rays lumber company pounded out 14 hits to its 5th win in a row with Chris Decarlo leading the assault with a 2B, and 2 bingles for 3 RBI's. Five Rays were in the multiple hit category, (Rex MacMillan 2b,1B, SAC RBI, Marc Hanna 2R, RBI Dan Belitz 3R, Adam Hernandez 2R,2RBI, Kyle Bowes 2RBI. Nick Romito closed it out with a quality inning of relief.

 

North Haledon Reds 9 - NJ Wildcats 1

2 Reds Pitchers Combine for 1 hitter

Mike Ardis gave up 1 hit and 1 run over 4 innings striking out 5. Anthony Pisano then took over and threw two 1-2-3 innings striking out 4 to seal the win. The Reds pounded out 11 hits on the night plating 6 in the 4th. Jason Midkiff led the Reds at the plate going 3 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI. Mike Cassese was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs and Steve Nappe was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI. Mike Rizzo also chipped in with 2 RBIs.

 

 

Thursday 6/16 Game Results

June 16, 2016

Troasts 2 - Reds 0

O'Neill Fires 2-hit CGSO

Hackensack got a big shot in the arm from lefty Dan O'Neill, who went the distance and limited the North Haledon Reds to just 2 hits in a complete game shut out. He struck out 6. Sisco Ramirez's single and Rich Guillod's sac fly drove in John Digirolamo and Butch Bellenger, who both singled prior in the Hackensack 4th, which was the extent of the scoring.

Tuesday 6/14 Game Results

June 14, 2016

Troast Club 5 - Marauders 0

Three Hackensack Pitchers Combined for 5-hit Shutout
Ryan Sharkey started and went 4 strong innings followed by scoreless frames from Kevin Thompson (1 IP, 2 K's) and Bob Klapisch, who struck out the side in the seventh propelling Hackensack to it's 3rd straight win. Rich Guillod had 3 hits and scored twice and Butch Bellenger had a pair of hits and an RBI. The Troasts pounded out 12 hits on the night. Hackensack's defense preserved the shutout by turning 2
double plays, including a sparkling 6-4-3 in the 6th to end a bases loaded, 1 out threat.


Swamp Rats 9 - Bergen Mets 3

5 Run Sixth Propels Rats to Victory

Tom Dolaghan got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over five innings. He struck out four, walked one and surrendered eight hits.The Rats jumped out to an early lead in the first, scoring one run on a sacrifice fly by Eduardo Rodriguez. The Rats tacked on another three runs in the second. Skettini doubled, scoring Reyes to start the inning.Two runs in the top of the fourth helped the Bergen Mets close their deficit to 4-3. A two-run single by #17 set off the Bergen Mets rally. Finally, Dolaghan induced an inning-ending strike out from Biggianni. A five-run explosion in the sixth inning hoisted the Rats to a 9-3 win in seven innings over the Bergen Mets at Breslin on Tuesday.The Rats scored in the sixth on an RBI single by Kevin Skettini, an RBI single by Justin Ferreira, a sacrifice fly by Ian Steepy, an RBI single by Carlos Zabaletta, and an RBI single by Gerardo Reyes. Skettini racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Rats. Hurley was charged with the loss. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked two, struck out none, and allowed four runs.

 

Rutherford Rays 8 - Bergenfield Yankees 1

Rays Streak Continues 8-1 over Yanks

The Rays glided to their 4th straight victory with an 8-1 win over the Yanks tonight in Rutherford. Eric Bomblit toed the slab for 6 innings earning the win. He fanned 7, and 1BB , allowed 4 hits including a sole shot by Bryan Kay. The Stingers banged out 7 safeties with timely hitting with Rex MacMillan(2H-2R-2RBI) and Joe O'donnell (2H-R-RBI) leading the hit parade. RBI's were picked up by Marc Hanna 2, Joe Zembryski and Dan Belitz. Steve Kinzler closed it out with a 1,2,3, 7th.

 

South Bergen Bullets 2 - North Haledon Reds 2

Reds and Bullets tie 2-2 after 9 innings

In an exceptional game in North Haledon the Reds jumped on top in the 1st inning on Steven Nappe 2 run homer. Through 6 innings both teams did not score because of great defensive plays with men on base. In the top of the 7th KC Abel's double with 1 out scored 2 for the Bullets to tie. In the bottom of the 9th the Reds had a man on second with 1 out but could not push the run across.

Monday 6/13 Game Results

June 13, 2016

Troast Club 15 - Huskies 5

Sunday 6/12 Game Results

June 12, 2016

Rutherford Rays 8 - Allendale 1

Rays Repel Marauders

Marc Hanna provided the fire power with a 3 run HR and a solo shot (4RBI) in leading the Rays over the M's 8-1. Josh Caba got the hard earned win with 5 innings of work, only allowing 2 hits, boasting 4 K's, surrounded by 6 BB's and 2 hits batsmen. Work Horse Rex MacMillan flinged the final 2 innings by striking out 3. MacMillan added 2 hits and 2 runs scored while his cohort at 2b Jamie Wollerman collected 3 hits (2B/2 RBI). Danny Belitz sported 2 hits (2B/ RBI) supporting the cause. Billy Taylor proved to be a tough out reaching the bags with 2H and a HPB.

Rutherford Rays 3 Allendale 2

Rays Defeat Marauders 3-2

The Rays grabbed game one of a twin bill at Allendale by besting the Marauders 3-2. Joe Zembryski's first start on the hill gave him the longside decision with a 5 inning outing, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 6 bases on balls and 6 strikeouts. He helped himself with 2 hits including a solo blast in the 5th. Veteran Chris Innis closed out the last 2 frames with the save. Although scoring only 3, the denizens of the deep banged out 11 hits with Rex Macmillan(2B)RBI and Dan Belitz owning 2 each.Evan Gettle chipped in with 2 hits for the M's.

Saturday 6/11 Game Results

June 11, 2016

Black Sox 7 - Troast Club 5 (game 1)
Troast Club 12 - Black Sox 1 (game 2)

Splitsville in Hackensack on Saturday night
The Black Sox grabbed the 1st game of the twin-bill 7-5 behind aggressive base running and capitalizing on pickoff miscues. In the 1st inning, the Black Sox scored after a 2-base error on a pickoff attempt at 1st base. The Sox would later take a 3-1 lead when a bases loaded walk turned into 2 runs when the baserunner from 2nd stole home on the play. They would extend the lead to 5-1 when another overthrow on a pickoff resulted in a 2-error, 3-base, 2-run play, allowing runners from 1st and 2nd to both score. The Troasts threatened in the bottom of the 7th when they scored twice to cut it 7-5 and with one out had the bases loaded, but a pop up and a ground out ended it and preserved the win for the Sox.

In game 2, the Troasts scored in each of the 5 innings and racked up 12 hits behind a complete game 3-hit effort from starting pitcher Eric Katzman. Matt Dawkins (5 RBI, 1 run) and Sisco Ramirez (2 runs, 2 RBI) both went 3 for 3 on the day, and Butch Bellenger scored 3 times to lead the offense. Steven Digirolamo and Jake Cortazzo had 2 hits each as well and Nick Urbanovich chipped in with 2 ribbies.

 

Friday 6/10 Game Results

June 10, 2016

Rays Edge Yanks 5-4

Lou Cautero improved his record to 2-0 by scattering 6 hits, and K'ing 10 in a complete game. The Rays jumped out to a quick lead scoring a run in the first on a SAC fly by Marc Hanna. The Yanks came right back in the first frame plating 2 on a 2 run double by Vinny Malley. The Rays bounced back scoring 4 in the 5th and 6th frames taking a 3 run lead on another SAC fly from Hanna and an RBI single by Anthony Spinelli. Michael D'ambrosio had 2 key hits for the Yanks.

 

Thursday 6/9 Game Results

June 9, 2016

Reds blank Rats 7-0 and run streak to 10

The Reds pounded out 14 hits on route to a 7-0 shutout of the Rats in North Haledon. The Reds scored 5 in the first and 2 in the second. In their fourth shutout in a row Andrew Coco tossed 5 scoreless innings yielding only 2 hits while striking out 9. Anthony Pisano preserved the shutout with two scoreless innings giving up 2 hits while striking out 3. Zac Rose was 3 for 4 with 1 run scored. The following Reds also had multi hit nights: Jason Midkiff (2 for 4 with a run scored), Dan Lopez (2 for 3 with 1 runs scored and 2 RBIs) and David Sdrougias (2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs).

 

Wednesday 6/8 Game Results

June 9, 2016

North Haledon Reds 3 - 0

Reds Improve to 9-0 with 3rd straight shut out 

In a crisp game on a sloppy field three Reds pitchers combined for another shutout win. Mike Garcia threw the first five yielding only one hit while striking out 6. Anthony Pisano struck out 2 in his scoreless 6th and Jack Purcell got the save in a 1-2-3 7th. The Reds scored 2 runs in the first on Dan Lopez's 2 out single. The Reds added an insurance run in the 4 on Ryan Lapinski's fielders choice. On the night Dan Lopez was 3 for 3 with a double, 1 run scored and two RBIs. Steve Nappe also chipped in with a double for the Reds. Delio Coutinho pitched well in the loss for the Wildcats striking out 9 over 4 innings while giving up 3 runs on 3 hits.

Tuesday 6/7 Game Results

June 7, 2016

Troast Club 5 - Mets 2

Hackensack broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th when Rich Guillod doubled home Johnny DiGirolamo, and the Troasts would add 2 more runs in the top of the 7th and eventually win 5-2. Troast pitching did the job keeping the Mets at bay. Jon Hornung started and went 3 string inning followed by Ryan Sharkey who tossed 3 scoreless to earn the win, and Eric Katzman sealed the win with a scoreless 7th for the save. 

Swamp Rats 1 - Rutherford Rays 0

3 Rats Pitchers Combine to No Hit Rays

Three pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rats in a 1-0 victory in seven innings over the Rutherford Rays on Tuesday at Breslin. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Corey Sawyer, and Connor Henry teamed up to stifle the Rutherford Rays, striking out six while walking four. Fitzpatrick held the Rutherford Rays hitless over four innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two. Bomblit took the loss for the Rutherford Rays. He went the distance, walked three, struck out two, and allowed one run.

North Haledon Reds 11 - Allendale 0

Reds Improve to 8 and 0 with another shutout

Steve Coral threw 4 scoreless innings giving up 3 hits while striking out 5. Kyle Seickel threw a scoreless 5th striking out two. Steve Nappe (2 for 2 with a double and 2 runs scored), Jason Midkeff (1 for 1 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored) and David Sdrougias (3 for 3 with 1 run scored) each had 3 RBI nights for the Reds.

Saturday 6/4 Game Results

June 4, 2016

Rutherford Rays 7 - Hackensack Troasts 0

Rays End 4 Game Skid 7-0 Over Troasts

Lou Cautero tossed a 6 inning gem allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 at Forchini Park. The Rays scored a run in the first with an RBI bingle by Marc Hanna, and in the second frame plated 4 more with 2 two-baggers by Dan Belitz and Rex Macmillan (2 RBI), followed by a 2 run single off the bat of Jamie Wollerman. Anthony Spinelli (RBI) and Kevin Van Dyk added 2 base knocks each with Nick Romito capping it off with an RBI. John Digiralamo doubled for the Troasts

 

 

 

Friday 6/3 Game Results

June 3, 2016

Swamp Rats 3 - Rays 0

Rats grab 6th win behind stellar pitching

The Bergen Swamp Rats defeated the Rutherford Rays 3-0 in seven innings on Friday at Rutherford Memorial behind Michael Pettigrew, who went 1-2. He doubled in the fourth inning. Sam Elias kept the Rays bats at bay. The Rays managed just one hit off of Elias, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out three during his six innings of work. Josh Williams put away the final three outs to record the save. The Rats took a 1-0 lead in the third, behind  an RBI double by Marc Cohen.The Rats added two more runs in the top of the fourth.Gerardo Reyes kicked things off with a single, scoring Eduardo Rodriguez. That was followed up by Pettigrew's double, bringing home Carlos Zabaletta.

Wednesday, 6/1 Game Results

Dumont Edges past Allendale 3 - 1

In a game that was as close at the score indicated, Dumont and Allendale played a tough game. The game started out with a pitching duel with the first two innings being scoreless. Allendale scored first with an unearned run in the third. Dumont quickly responded with a run produced by Anthony Hoagland's single to right, advanced with a sac by Kevin Barone, and driven in with a single by Josh Garcia. Dumont added 2 more in the 5th, taking advantage of a couple of miscues by the Marauders. Good pitching performances by Michael Donnellon who pitched with 4K's in 2 1/3 letting up one run, Bryan Contino, pitching 2 2/3 letting up no runs, and Scott Hulahan, pitching 2 innings, with no runs and 2K's.

Tuesday 5/31 Game Results

May 31, 2016

North Haledon 8 - Black Sox 0

Cocco Tosses Gem to Keep Reds unbeaten at 7-0

Andrew Coco had a perfect game with two outs left in the game but gave up a hit to lose the shot at perfection. Nonetheless he got the shut out, gave up 2 hits, struck out 14 and walked none. Dan Lopez (1 for 4), Mike Cassese (1 for 3) and Roland Goodman (2 for 3 with 2 doubles and a run scored) each had 2 RBIs for the Reds. David Sdrougias was 2 for 3 with a triple and a double, 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

 

Swamp Rats 9 - Dumont 2

Sixth Inning Explosion Seals it for Rats

The Rats move to 5-2-1 after defeating Dumont 9-2 in seven innings on Tuesday at Breslin after a five-run explosion in the sixth inning. Dumont jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Dumont pushed more runs across when Garcia scored. The Rats scored in the sixth on an RBI single by Michael Pettigrew, a three-run triple by Sam Goodwin-Boyd, and a passed ball. Gerardo Reyes was solid at the plate for the Rats. Reyes went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the second and fourth innings and doubled in the fifth inning. Ryan Fitzpatrick recorded the win for the Rats. He allowed two runs over five innings. Fitzpatrick struck out five, walked five and gave up three hits.The lead stayed with the Rats after the fifth, when it scored two runs on an RBI double by Reyes and an RBI single by Ben Hoynes.

Saturday 5/28 Game Results

May 28, 2016

Dumont 8 - Black Sox 7

Dumont Outlasts Black Sox

Dumont got solid pitching from Daniel Raglavich and Bryan Contino and timely hitting by Michael Donellan, Michael Barry and Anthony Hoagland, who launched a three run home run en route to an 8-7 victory. Rob Lutick supplied the power for the Blacksox with a moon shot over the right field fence.

Thursday 5/26 Game Results

May 26, 2016

Yankees Edge Wildcats 1-0 in Nail-biter.

Sam Doran spun a three hitter for the Yankees tonight against an aggressive Wildcats lineup and outlasted 4 Wildcat pitchers in a 1-0 thriller. The Wildcats left 7 men on base including Rory Maglich on 3rd in the 4th inning when they left their best scoring opportunity 90 feet away. Matt Downey, Luis Ramos, Delio Cautinho and Randy Raphael allowed only 5 Yankee Hits in a dominant pitching performance.

Reds 5 - Mets 4

Black Sox 5 - Rays 2

Tuesday 5/24 Game Results

May 24, 2016

Reds shutout Rats 7-0 to improve to 5-0

The Reds hitters pounded out 15 hits and the Reds pitchers extended their scoreless inning streak to 20. Andrew Coco gave up only 2 hits over 6 innings while striking out 10. Lewis Morrell threw a scoreless 7th. Marco Baratta was 3 for 4 with a run scored and two doubles. Five Reds batters had 2 hit nights: Nick Ramagli (2 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs), Stephen Nappe (2 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBIs), Mike Rizzo (2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs), Roland Goodman (2 for 4) and David Sdrougias (2 for 3 with 1 run scored)

Jose Padilla homers in Yanks last at bat

In the Yanks last at-bat, Jose Padilla homered to give Bergenfield a 3-1 win over the Allendale Marauders.

Sunday 5/22 Game Results

May 22, 2016

Rats 8 - Mets 4

Rats Top Mets 8-5 @ Breslin

In the Battle of the Bergen’s, the Swamp Rats and Mets passed the lead back and forth five times on Sunday, but in the end the Rats pulled out an 8-4 win in seven innings over the Bergen Mets. The Rats pulled out the win thanks to a strong fourth inning. A sacrifice fly by Ian Steepy scored Josh Williams and gave the Rats the lead for good. Ian Steepy paced the Rats at the plate. Steepy went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. Tom Dolaghan recorded the win for the Rats. He allowed four runs over six innings. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered four hits.

Reds 6 - Troasts 0

 Reds win 4th in a row with 6-0 win over Troasts

 Three Reds pitchers combined for a shutout. Steve Coral threw the first 5 yielding only 3 hits. Mike Ardis pitched a 1-2-3 6th and Anthony Pisano a 1-2-3 7th striking out 2. Mike Cassese (2 for 4 with a double) and Stephen Nappe (1 for 3 with a homer) each had 2 RBIs. Also for the Reds David Sdrougias was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI.

 

 

Saturday 5/21 Game Results

May 21, 2016

Reds win 3rd Straight defeating Allendale 7-2

Allendale jumped on top in the 1st inning when the Reds gave up 2 unearned runs. The Reds pitchers then settled in and put up zeros the rest of the game. Mike Garcia pitched 4 strong innings yielding 2 hits and striking out 7. Andrew Coco picked up the win throwing 3 scoreless innings of relief giving up 3 hits and striking out 6. The Reds tied the game in the 5th on a 2 RBI triple by Dan Limone. The Reds scored 3 in the 6th sparked by Dan Lopez who drove in 2 runs with a single. In the 7th Stephen Nappe tripled in a run and then scored on Mike Rizzo single.

Fitzpatrick leads Rats to Victory with 9k's

Ryan Fitzpatrick hopes every outing could go as well as Saturday, as FItzpatrick struck out nine batters to carry the Rats to a 6-1 victory over the Wildcats at Bogota in seven innings. Neither team scored until the fourth when the Rats got on the board. The Rats scored on an RBI triple by Fisher. In the fifth inning, the Wildcats pushed across their only run of the day on an RBI single by Carlos. The Rats never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on a two-run triple by Eduardo Rodriguez.Madoc Fisher paced the Rats at the plate. Fisher went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the fourth inning.The Rats increased its lead with three runs in the sixth. The inning got off to a hot start when Sam Elias singled, plating Matt Schwartz. That was followed up by Cohen's single, bringing home Fisher.

Rats and Cats Tie in Game 2 of Twin Billing

The Wildcats and Swamp Rats played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday at Bogota. Sam Elias handled the Wildcats' lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Elias allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk over six innings.The Rats lineup had no answer for Rafael Raul. The Rats managed just two hits off of Raul, who allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out seven during his 6 1/3 innings of work.The Rats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Kevin Skettini singled to ignite the Rats offense. The Rats added another when Reyes scored on an RBI single by Skettini. It didn't take long for the Wildcats to answer as they scored two runs of their own in the first. The Wildcats scored on an RBI double by Spitz and a walk by Wise.

Friday 5/20 Game Results

May 20, 2016

Wildcats 3 - Rutherford Rays 2 

WILDCATS TAKE TIGHT OPENER OVER RAYS

Dumont Defeats Bergenfield 5-1

Dumont's Mike Donnellon kept Bergenfield to one hit over and struck out 3 in three innings. Daniel Dripchak came in for the next three innings and gave up only 1 run, striking out 2, and retiring Bergenfield batters 1-2-3 in the 4th and 5th innings. Alex Woinski came in the 7th to close out the game, retiring Bergenfield 1-2-3 with one strike out. Dumont bats were hot with Steven Stylianou going 3 for 4, and Michael Barry and Anthony Hoagland each going 2 for 4.

 

 

Thursday 5/19/16 Results

May 19, 2016

North Haledon Reds 5 - Rutherford Rays 4 

Reds win seesaw battle in bottom of 7th 5-4

The Rays jumped on top of the Reds with 1 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd. The Reds scored 2 in the 3rd and 2 in the 5th to take the lead. With 2 outs in the top of the 7th Joe O'Donnell doubled for the Rays to tie the game. In the bottom of the 7th Stephen Nappe doubled to lead off the inning. With one out Zac Rose singled home Nappe to give the Reds the win. On the night Dan Limone was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Mike Cassese (1 for 4) and Stephen Nappe (2 for 3) each had 2 RBIs for the Reds. Rob Frank picked up the win for the Reds throwing the last 3 innings. Anthony Pisano started for the Reds and was relieved by Kyle Seickel. Lou Cautero pitched well for the Rays but did not figure in the decision.

 

Tuesday 5/17/16 Results

May 17, 2016

Swamp Rats 9 - South Bergen Bullets 0

Six Run Sixth Propels Rats Over Bullets

The Rats grabbed the lead after scoring one run in the third inning on an RBI single by Eduardo Rodriguez. They added another run in the fourth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the fifth. In the fourth, the Rats scored on an RBI single by Kevin Skettini, bringing home Sam Goodwin-Boyd A six-run explosion in the sixth inning hoisted the Rats to a 9-0 win in six innings over the South Bergen Bullets at Breslin on Tuesday. In the sixth on a hit by pitch, an error, and a grand slam by Carlos Zabaletta. Sam Elias kept South Bergen Bullets off the scoreboard for all night. He threw a complete game shutout, allowing no runs on four hits while striking out three. Ackermann, Kaye, Martucci and Rowe accounted for the four hits off Elias.

 

Opening Day 2016 Results

May 16, 2016

Swamp Rats 10 - Allendale 3

Rats Get Back on Track

The Bergen Swamp Rats defeated the Allendale Marauders on Sunday 10-3 at North Haledon Rec in seven innings on the 2016 Met League Opening Day. In the bottom of the first, the Rats grabbed the early lead, 3-0. The attack began with a single from Marc Cohen. Eduardo Rodriguez singled, bringing home Justin Ferreira. They then added more runs when Cohen and Rodriguez scored on a two-run double by Zabaletta. Allendale tied it up in the top of the 2nd scoring 3 runs to knot the game at 3. The lead stayed with the Rats after the third, when it scored two runs on a another two-run double by Zabaletta. The Rats tacked on three runs in the sixth on a walk by Ian Steepy, an RBI single by Ben Hoynes, and a fielder's choice.Carlos Zabaletta racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Rats. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning. Ryan Fitzpatrick got the win for Bergen Swamp Rats 18O. He allowed three runs over five innings. He struck out seven, walked one and surrendered six hits.

 Rutherford Rays 9 - Dumont 0

Rays 9 Dumont 0 first Met League Win

Rays bang out 15 hits, Jamie Wollerman 4 hits including a 2 run HR, Dan Belitz and  Steve Kinzler collect 3 hits apiece with Marc Hanna and Anthony Spinelli 2 each and driving in 3 runs combined. Anthony Sangiardi goes 4 strong for the W with Lou Cautero 2 inn and 6 K's

North Haledon Reds 6 - Bergenfield Yankees 1

Reds top Yankees 6-1 on opening day

 The Reds threw out Yankee runners at home and at third in the top of the first to turn away the Yankees scoring threat. The Reds then scored 3 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th for the win. For the Reds Mike Cassese was 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Marco Baratta was 1 for 2 with a sac fly and 3 RBI's. Nick Ramagli chipped in with 2 RBI's and Steve Nappe 1. Mike Garcia threw the first 3 scoreless innings for the Reds giving up three hits. Steve Coral picked up the win throwing the next three innings. He gave up one unearned run on 1 hit. Mike Ardis pitched a 1-2-3 7th.

 

South Bergen Bullets 4 - Hackensack Troasts 0 

Rodriguez Pushes Bullets Past Troasts

Wendell Rodriguez pitched a complete game three-hitter, striking out 10 as the Bullets topped a short-handed Troasts squad 4-0. Denis Ackermann had four hits, including two doubles and Anthony Packer chipped in three hits in the victory.

 

Met League Opening Day - May 15th in N. Haledon

May 15, 2016

The 2016 Met League season will kick off during the week of May 9th, with the official Opening Day being Sunday, May 15th at North Haledon Municipal Park in North Haledon, NJ. Ten of the league's eleven teams will be in action with 5 games starting at 10am. Opening Day schedule is as follows:

10am - Dumont Huskies vs. Rutherford Rays
12:30pm - Bergen Mets vs. TBT Black Sox
3pm - Allendale Marauders vs. Bergen Swamp Rats
5:30pm - South Bergen Bullets vs. Hackensack Troast Club
8pm - Bergen Yankees vs. North Haledon Reds

WELCOME TO THE 2016 METROPOLITAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

The Met League returns for another season in 2016 with 11 teams:

Allendale Marauders
Bergen Mets
Bergen Swamp Rats
Bergen Yankees
Dumont Huskies (new team for 2016)
Hackensack Troasts
New Jersey Wildcats
North Haledon Reds
Rutherford Rays (new team for 2016)
South Bergen Bullets
TBT Black Sox

The rosters and league schedule will updated and posted soon!

Reds Capture 2015 Met League Title!

July 23, 2015

REDS 11 - YANKEES 3
The Reds followed up thier Met League regular season title by winning the Met League Tournament on Thursday night in North Haledon. The Yankees broke out on top scoring 1 run in the top of the first but the Reds ended their short celebration by tying it in the bottom of the 2nd on a Roland Goodman single. In the bottom of the 3rd Stephen Nappe crushed a Joe Jimenez 2-1 fastball over the centerfield fence for a 3 run homer and a 4-1 Reds lead. That was all the Reds need but they scored 1 more run that inning. They also scored 4 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to end the game by the mercy rule. Nick Ramagli, George Monsen, Zac Rose and Mike Cassese each had 2 hits for the Reds. Mike Garcia picked up his second win in the tournament throwing 6 innings and scattering 8 hits while striking out 3.

The Reds now move onto the AABC Regional tournament in Albany, NY starting on July 31.

The Yankees and the host Hackensack Troasts are slated to begin play in the NABF Regional tournament on Thursday, July 30 at Foschini Park in Hackensack.

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

Tuesday, Jun 28
2016 Met League
Hackensack Troasts @ Bergen Swamp Rats7:00pmBreslin Stadium, Lyndhurst
Rutherford Rays @ Bergenfield Yankees8:00pmMemorial Field - Bergenfield
Wednesday, Jun 29
2016 Met League
Rutherford Rays @ Dumont Huskies7:00pmDumont Memorial Field
North Haledon Reds @ South Bergen Bullets8:00pmNorth Haledon Municipal Park
Thursday, Jun 30
2016 Met League
North Haledon Reds @ Bergenfield Yankees8:00pmMemorial Field - Bergenfield
Allendale Marauders @ New Jersey Wildcats8:00pmVotee Park - Teaneck

For a complete schedule listing, click here!