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Congrats 11U Baseball - 2014 South Amboy Summer Slam Champs!...Off to Rehoboth!!!

Players (Left to Right)

Kneeling - Matt DiSerio, Christopher Wojciechowski, Arnav Borole, Wiznor Abbott, Conor Burns, Matt McGuiness, Brandon Fong

Standing - Joe Cervelli, Joven Tang-Sinad, Shane Petagna, Jack Thompson, Matt Kattan (Not in Picture)

Coaches & Manager (L to R) - Joe Cervelli, Rich Petagna - Manager, Frank DiSerio


By Jack Thompson

South Amboy, N.J. -- The North Edison Blue Devils won their first tournament in four years against South Amboy, winning the second game of their double-header 7-3.                                                                                                  

The Blue Devils were coming off a rout of two-seed Chatham, run-ruling them 16-3 in three innings. South Amboy had gone a perfect 3-0 in pool play, earning a ticket to the finals.                                                     

North Edison got off to a rocky start going down 1-2-3 vs. Thunder pitcher Kishan Dalal. In the bottom of the inning, the Thunder’s Anthony Monderine drew a lead-off walk when Zachary Zebro hit a bomb off the right-field fence to score the first run of the game. Ryan Sekman then hit a crisp liner over short to drive in Zebro for the second run of the inning. Diego Rodriguez then hit a double in the left-center gap to make it second and third with one out, when         Arnav Borole then picked up a huge strikeout of Jordan Williams and groundout to second baseman Matt McGuiness to end the inning.

The Blue Devils could not take advantage of Matt Diserio’s lead-off walk in the second inning and followed with three groundouts.         Borole then made quick work of the Thunder, striking out the first two batters, walking Brandon Hernandez, and getting Johnnie Apple on a strike out looking.

The Blue Devils then suffered their second 1-2-3 inning. McGuiness lined out to the first baseman, followed by two more groundouts. After North Edison’s first three turns at-bat, they had not recorded a single hit.

In the bottom of the third, North Edison’s Borole whiffed the lead-off hitter before Zebro reached on an error, stole second and scored on Dalal’s sacrifice fly to right, giving South Amboy a 3-0 lead.

But at the beginning of the fourth inning, the momentum shifted. Shane Petagna walked to begin the inning. Chris Wojciechowski reached on a fielder’s choice followed by a Joey Cervelli walk to put a runner in scoring position.

What happened next put the Blue Devils in the driver’s seat for the rest of the game. Brandon Fong destroyed a Dalal 1-0 pitch, smashing it over the left-center fence to tie the game with a 3-run home run.        

The South Amboy manager then came out to talk to Dalal, thinking it was his first visit. But the umpires clarified it was his second visit due to a brief discussion with the pitcher during a previous injury timeout. The South Amboy coach came out to argue, but the umpires would have none of it. After a lengthy discussion, he was nearly ejected. The Thunder players from that point on were in a big funk.

After three walks and a McGuiness 2-run single, the inning was over. The Blue Devils had sent 5 of their players across the plate, giving them a 5-3 lead. The North Edison coaching staff made a big decision and replaced Borole and brought in Fong.

Fong shut the Thunder down in the bottom of the fourth. The Thunder threatened to put up more runs in the fifth, but stranded a runner on second after Fong walked the first batter, but then struck out the next three South Amboy hitters to end the inning.

If the Thunder would have any chance of winning, they would have to do it in walk-off fashion.

Diserio led off with a single, followed by a hard line out by Wisnor Abbott. Conor Burns then smashed a ball into right to make it first and third. Jack Thompson then came up and hit an RBI double. McGuiness collected an RBI groundout to extend the lead to 7-3.

Fong came on to pitch his sixth inning of the day. A pop-up, a strikeout and a lineout later, the Blue Devils were champions.

When manager Rich Petagna was asked about how it felt to win it all, he simply replied, “It’s cold,” because his team had just emptied their water cooler and bottles on his head.                                                                                         

The Blue Devils followed this title by traveling to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where they finished 8th in a 14-team field after a 2-2 finish in pool play.

Congrats 12U Baseball - 2014 Colonia Tournament Champs!...Off to Cooperstown!!!

Players - Dylan Allen, Shane Doherty, Dylan Graham, Christian Kadi, Travis Ling, Shiv Patel, Shivam Patel, Nick Perez, Urvaj Shah, Justin Smith, Adam Thompson, Joey Young, Miguel Zavalla

Coaches - John Ling, Jeff Graham, Greg Smith, Danny Young

Follow along with the 12U Blue Devils when they visit Cooperstown's All Star Village...


Congrats 8U Baseball Team - 2014 Clark Tourney Champs!

Coaches: Tony Bonito, Glenn Airel, John Gresh, Michael Fong, Vito Nigro

Players: Antonio Nigro, Manny Negron, Ankith Kunduru, Paranjai Patil, Justin Bonito, Jackson Fong, Brendon Airel, Buzz Gresh, Gavin Wang, Ian Rosado, John Papaianni, Ryan Leyner



Congrats 14U Baseball - 2014 USABL Continental North Champs!

Roster - Andres Nunez, Connor Trower, Joseph Morrone, Andrew Funk, Michael Cioffi, Shivam Patel, Anthony Gutierrez, Anthony Vizcarra, Brendan Riccardi, Sawyer Conrad, Anish Chouthia, 
Coaches - Rus Morrone, Rich Funk, Tony Gutierrez

Congrats Lugnuts - 2014 Majors Champs!

Manager: John Kattan

Coaches: Les Bartus, Danny Young, John Fine

Players: Andrew Bartus, Andrew Castello, Stephen Fine, Matthew Kattan, Malhar Khandare, Matei Moldoveanu, Matthew Murante, Liam O'Hara, Monit Patel, Rajan Patel, Frank Valendo, Joseph Young


Congrats 9U Baseball Team - Greenbrook Tourney Champs!

Manager - Frank Nartowicz

Coaches - Paul Buglioli, Rob Reichel, Aimee Allen

Players - Andrew Allen, Nico Buglioli, Dylan Casey, Ayush Desi, William Giovenco, Matthew Jason, Samay Nandawana, Connor Nartowicz, Mihir Patel, Sam Reichel, Francesco Rossiter


Congrats Bulls - 2014 Minors BB Champs!

BB Minors Champs - Durham Bulls

Manager - Jim Casey

Players - Dylan Casey, Ayush Desai, Chiupong Huang, Joshua Mandell, Michael Maruschek, Edmond Niu, Jay Rana, Justin Rivera, Jay Shah, Ethan Simmon, Harin Surti, James Xu


BB Minors Runners Up - Louisville Bats

Manager - Joe Maisano

Players - Bryant Baidowsky, Jack Burke, Daniel Chen, Joseph Fresnedo, Anthony Lenardo, Vincent Maisano, Moksh Mutreja, Harrison Sussman, Justin Tam, Anthony Tenore, Daniel Young


Board Meeting Attendance Requirements

Please be advised that all managers of North Edison Baseball & Softball are required to attend a minimum of four (4) general board meetings. All coordinators will be required to attend a minimum of seven (7) general board meetings per year.


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Friday,  Aug 1
BB High School
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Thursday,  Aug 7
NEBS General Meeting 8:30pm NEBS Clubhouse
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NEBS General Meeting 8:30pm NEBS Clubhouse

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