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2014 Fall Baseball and Softball Registrations Open

NEBS is now accepting registrations for the 2014 Fall Baseball and Softball season.
The Fall season will run approximately from Sept. 13 through Nov. 8. The league will accept registrations for players age 7-15 in the Rookies, Minors, Majors and Seniors divisions for baseball and softball. Boys that played high school ball previously are not eligible.
Division assignments are based on the player age as of the 2015 spring season. Teams will be scheduled for 12 games and will play makeup games if they have played less than 9 games.
To register online, visit our online registration page.
The cost is $125 per player. Families that register more than one player will pay only $100 for each additional player. A separate $30 workbond fee will be charged per family, but refunded at the end of the fall season provided you have worked 3 hours in the snack bar. Anyone wishing to coach /manage should indicate this on the registration form and you will be contacted. You must be Rutgers certified and pass a background check.
No registrations will be accepted after Sept. 7. NEBS reserves the right to cancel any age group if necessary due to lack of enrollment or coaches/ managers. 

2014 12U Cooperstown Recap

Hello NEBS,
As the 12U Manager, I'm very proud to share the success of the talented young men on the 12U team as they performed in the Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament.
Our team was one of 40 teams that participated during the 6th week of the summer tournament season (July 12th - 17th).
The boys played during one of the most rainy weeks on record at All-Star Village, yet their success was not dampened by the downpours.
The team played 9 games and ended with a 6-3 record.  The team went 4-2 in pool play and went 2-1 during the single-elimination tournament.
We started our All-Star Village experience on Sunday against The Rampage from California - a memorable game as Adam Thompson smacked the very first pitch thrown to our team over the fence for a home run!
After losing that first game, and having our second game rained out, the boys were forced to play 3 games in a row on Monday morning - and they won them all.
In our first playoff game against the Lockport Vipers from IL, Shane Doherty hit his first career grand slam!
One of the highlights of the week was defeating the No 3. seed, Team ESP Select (from IL), in the second round of the playoffs. We were the No. 14 seed.
We were one game away from the final four!  We were the last NJ team standing, and the last town rec all-star team standing!  An incredible run for these talented and dedicated boys!
In total, our team hit 15 home runs. Joey Young smacked 3 HRs, Miguel Zavalla, Nick Perez, Dylan Allen and Adam Thompson hit 2 each, and Justin Smith, Shivam Patel, Shane Doherty and Urvaj Shah added one HR each.
Miguel Zavalla and Urvaj Shah hit their first career home runs at All-Star Village!!
Our pitchers - Shivam Patel, Joey Young, Shane Doherty, Justin Smith and Travis Ling - did a great job all week!!
The entire team is to be commended for their hard work that started with winter workouts in March and ended with an "elite 8" appearance in Cooperstown!
Our dedicated fans - the families and friends that supported us all year - made our week at All-Star Village a memorable one.  Our team became infamous and we were labeled the loudest team on the complex!!  Soft and chewy!!
Special thanks to the dedicated coaches of the 12U team - Danny Young, Jeff Graham and John Ling.
Thanks also to our hard-working fundraising chairs:  Aimee Allen and Tina Kadi.
Lastly, thanks to the parents of the 12U players.  You worked hard all season long with fundraising and supporting our team.
I must not forget to thank those of you in the NEBS community who watched our games on your computers, texted your well-wishes, and lived and died along with every pitch thrown, every hit, and every catch.
We look forward to passing the Cooperstown "torch" to the 11U team and supporting them in their fundraising efforts as they prepare for their own unique and amazing experience.
Best regards,
Greg Smith
12U Manager


Greg Smith
North Edison Baseball & Softball (NEBS)



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 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.


Upcoming Games/Practices

Tuesday,  Sep 2
BB Majors
Academy 12/13u PRACTICE 6:03pm Field 2
Saturday,  Sep 6
BB Majors
USABL @ NEBS Travel 9/10 1:00pm Field 3
Sunday,  Sep 7
BB Majors
Dragons Baseball @ Academy 15 10:00am Field 2
Sunday,  Oct 5
BB Majors
East Brunswick @ Academy 12/13 12:00pm Field 2
Sunday,  Oct 19
BB Majors
Monroe @ Academy 12/13 10:00am Field 2

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

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