2014 NEW JERSEY BABE RUTH 14U STATE CHAMPIONS
The 14U Babe Ruth travel team captured the first ever baseball state championship for Mt. Olive Baseball & Softball Association.
Following up another District Championship, this special group of boys were poised and ready to show the state that they could compete at that elite level, eventually bringing home the 2014 NJ State Championship to Mt. Olive.
They ended up as the #3 seed heading into the playoff round of the 2014 State Tournament. They defeated #2 seed Millburn/Short Hills 7-2 in the state semi-final game. Then went on to defeat #1 seed Long Valley 2-1 in a classic Championship game. The two rival towns have met each other quite a bit recently but Mt. Olive came out on top in both the District 7 Championship as well as the NNJ State Championship.
The New Jersey State champs have now earned a bid to the Middle Atlantic Babe Ruth 14 Year Old Regional Tournament. They begin play on Wednesday, July 30th in Williamsport, PA. The Regional Tournament runs through August 5th. To follow the team at the Regional level, please head to the tournament website: www.leaguelineup.com/2014mar14regional
CONGRATULATIONS to the 14U team from Mt. Olive and we wish them the best of luck at Regionals.
LET'S GO MO !!!
PICTURED LF to RT:
First Row: Michael Ferranti, Jack Calandra, Alex Tucker, Zack Richardson
Second Row: Kyle Helmlinger, Ryan Walter, Jake Mancini, Zach Fike, Chris Walako, Michael Buzzelli, Jack Thomas
Last Row: Coach Neal Helmlinger, Coach Mike Ferranti, Manager Michael Mancini, Coach Nate Richardson
Not Pictured: Ryan Nealon