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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 @ Brelsin

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, May 31
2016 Met League
Dumont Huskies @ Bergen Swamp Rats7:00pmBreslin Stadium, Lyndhurst
TBT Black Sox @ North Haledon Reds8:00pmNorth Haledon Municipal Park
Wednesday, Jun 1
2016 Met League
Allendale Marauders @ Dumont Huskies7:00pmDumont Memorial Field
Thursday, Jun 2
2016 Met League
Bergen Mets @ Hackensack Troasts8:00pmFoschini Park - Hackensack
Bergenfield Yankees @ TBT Black Sox8:00pmMemorial Field - Bergenfield

For a complete schedule listing, click here!