- Buddy Ball Opening Day is Tuesday, April 17th
18u 2018 Fall Baseball Information
Information about the 2018 Fall Matawan Baseball season will be posted here as it becomes available.
Head Coach: Mike Pallitto - (732-259-0850 \ firstname.lastname@example.org)
Team Coordinator: Jim Nusbaum (732-425-3862 \ email@example.com)
Game Schedule (Updated on 9/17/18 @ 5:30AM)
Please arrive 45 minutes prior to scheduled start:
Week 1: Sunday, 9/9/18 - Old Bridge Vipers, @ Away, Time: RAIN OUT
Rescheduled: Thursday 9/20 @ 6:30PM, Old Bridge Little League. Rt 516 Old Bridge NJ across from Post Office. GPS - 151 HIGHWAY 516. OLD BRIDGE, NJ 08857.
Week 2: Sunday, 9/16/18 - Faigin Select 18U, @ Manalapan Recreation Field# 5, Time: 6PM, Won 11-1
Directions/Note: GPS - 120 Freehold Rd, Englishtown, NJ 07726. Second game will be made up at a later date
Week 3: Sunday, 9/23/18 - Jersey Tri-Force, @ Guisti, Time: 10AM
Week 4: Sunday, 9/30/18 - Jersey Tri-Force, @ Rudyk Park, Perth Amboy, Time: 9AM
Directions: GPS - 500 Valley Place, Perth Amboy, 08861
Week 5: Sunday, 10/7/18 - Jersey Heat, @ Gravelly Brook Park, Time: 3PM
Week 6: Sunday, 10/14/18 - (Doubleheader) Lancer Baseball, @ Guisti, Time: 10AM / 12:30PM
Week 7: Sunday, 10/21/18 - Old Bridge Vipers, @ Home game, Time: TBD
Weekend of 10/27-28 (We may play on Saturday and/or Sunday this week)
Weekend of 11/3-4 (We may play on Saturday and/or Sunday this week)
League: USABL 18u Wood Bat League
- Anderson, Ryan
- Caldon, Mike
- Clifton, RJ
- Egan, Tim
- Elliott, Luke
- Falco, Griffin
- Gendi, Chris
- Hercek, Jackson
- Hirujo, Daniel
- Kalieta, Jay
- Livich, Dylan
- Nichols, Jimmy
- Palomo, Matt*
- Palumbo, Ben
- Rivera, Christian*
- Salot, Doninick
- Silva, Matthew
- Zeno, Carlos*
Uniforms: Maroon shirt will be distributed, maroon Matawan hat and socks, grey pants.
Cost: $125 per player is due Tuesday, 8/14
- Mail payment to Jim Nusbaum, 27 Ravine Drive, Matawan, NJ.
- For simplicity, please make checks out to "Cash" or "Jim Nusbaum", Jim will pay the league fee.
- Note: the league fee is $1,495, we expect approximately 14 players, any extra funds will be used to support the team.
Games: Sunday's and our home field will be either Guisti Field or Gravelly Brook.
Click for USABL Rules
Click for list of USABL Fields
Click here for Guisti #2 Permit: Permit
Click here for standings (18u Fall American): Standings
Click here for game schedule (Sundays): Schedule
Click for MABRL Guisti Senior League Schedule:
WEATHER INFO: STATUS OF GAMES WILL BE COMMUNICATED BY THE COACH AND/OR POSTED HERE IMMEDIATELY UPON DETERMINITATION. ASSUME THE GAME IS ON UNLESS YOU ARE INFORMED OTHERWISE.
Directions to Guisti Field (GPS: Archie Street, Cliffwood, NJ):
From Garden State Parkway (North or south). GSP to Exit 120. Make a right onto Lawrence Parkway and go to 1st traffic light (Quik Chek on corner). Go left onto Cliffwood Ave and proceed over the GSP. After you go over the train tracks make a right onto Archie Street. Field is at the end of Archie Street.
From Marlboro\Colts Neck: Take rte 34 into Matawan. Make left at light right before the train station (Aberdeen Rd). Go right at next light (Matawan Ave) then left at blinking light by Matawan Middle School (Grove St). Go right onto Myrtle. At the end of Myrtle go right on Cliffwood Ave and right again on Archie St, field is at the end of Archie St.
Directions to Gravely Brook Park (GPS: Claire Court, Matawan, NJ)
From Marlboro\Colts Neck: Take rte 34 into Matawan. Make right onto Claire Court right before Stewarts Drive-In. Go left as soon as you turn onto Claire and follow road to the end.
MATAWAN-ABERDEEN BAMBINO BUDDY BASEBALL
Bambino Buddy Baseball is offered to all children and teens ages 5-17 years old (We are alway flexible on ages).
Through the implementation of the 'Buddy' system, volunteer baseball buddies offer athletes support and guidance in a positive and fun atmosphere. Coaches and buddies will help foster confidence and self-esteem, make memories, have fun and facilitate a safe environment. Players and buddies participate in a variety of activities such as batting, catching, throwing, base running that are appropriate to the ability and ages of the players.
Athletes will benefit from the opportunity to participate in organized sports and physical fitness while practicing social skills such as taking turns, sharing, and cooperative play. Our Buddies achieve personal satisfaction, growth and understanding through their interaction with the athletes.
We hope that you will be able to join us for some more fun this coming spring. Click the link above for the Spring Application. Bambino Buddy Baseball is chartered and insured by Babe Ruth League. Click Here for more information.
Directors and Buddies click the links below to for time tracking and the Director/Buddy Guide:
Jim Nusbaum / Chris Montaperto, Program Advisors
Be A Buddy!
Bambino Buddy Baseball is a division of Matawan-Aberdeen Babe Ruth Baseball. We are seeking Middle & High School School age “Buddies” to assist 5-17 year old special needs players with our Baseball Program (Scroll down for event dates) You can help provide the opportunity to participate in organized sports and physical fitness (including social skills such as taking turns, sharing, and cooperative play). Our "buddies" achieve personal satisfaction, growth and understanding through their interaction with the athletes.
- Middle School Students: Participate as a Buddy, come to events and work with a player 1:1 help them do activities, talk with them and have fun.
- High School Students: Participate as a Buddy and if you like, sign up to be one of the Directors of our program, and be in charge of planning and running our events.
- College Students and Program Alumni: You are welcome to continue helping, participate any way you want to or are able to. Be a Buddy or a Director or come by and help out whenever you can.
To participate, sign up for the "GroupMe" App to receive electronic communication from Bambino Buddy Baseball
1. From your cell phone, click the link below to download the GroupMe App:
iPhone (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groupme/id392796698?mt=8
Android (Play Store): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupme.android
2. Follow the GroupMe App instructions to create an account.
3. From your cell phone, click the following link to be invited to "Be a Buddy!" on GroupMe:
For more information Contact
Scroll down for more Bambino Buddy Baseball info
Click, Print, Put the flyer on the fridge -> Be a Buddy Flyer
2019 Buddy Ball events will be held on the following dates
Opening Day Tailgate Party, Sunday April 14, 12:30PM - Guisti Field
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Location Guisti Field
Tuesday, April 23, No Event - Easter Week
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Guisti Field
LOCATION CHANGE FROM GUISTI TO TOOMER FIELD
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Toomer Field "Under the Lights" Party, Sunday, May 19, 7:00PM – 9:00PM.
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Rain: Emil notifications will be immediately distributed upon cancellation of an event due to weather.
2014 MRHS Varsity Team
2013 MRHS Varsity Team
WE ONLY REMEMBER MOMENTS - CLICK BELOW TO VIEW 10,000 TERRIER MOMENTS
2012 District 11 Senior League Champs
2011 - 2012 Terriers...Cooperstown Here We Come!!!
Cooperstown 2011 - A huge success
LESSONS FROM THE GEESE
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. When the Head Goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. Finally, and this is important, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.
By Dr. Robert McNeish, 1972
2. Listen when Coaches and team members are talking.
3. Encourage and respect everyone on the team.
4. Always try your best.
5. Thank people for doing nice things.
6. Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
This is not “fool around” or goof off fun, but it is the pride, satisfaction and fulfillment you will experience from improving your game, improving yourself, competing, taking part and contributing to the team. It is the fun of feeling good about oneself.
BE A TEAM PLAYER
1. Get to know your teammates.
2. Encourage and help your teammates.
3. Give positive feedback to your teammates whenever possible.
4. Remember that positive attitude is highly contagious.
5. Work hard in practice.
6. Communicate with your coaches.
Fall 2010 Terriers
Front Row: Ryan Cavanagh, Zach Grillo, Tyler Walling, Corey Clifton, Antonio Martinez.
Hop on the bus Gus!
Cooperstown 2010 - Whoever kicked the umpire in the shin.....Please step forward!
Fall 2009 USABL Champions
Doubleday Field - Summer 2009
Back row L to R: Sal Barreto, Luke Adduchio, Chris Montaperto, Jim nusbaum, Denis Morgan, Jim Sandy, Pat Borruso, Taylor Grillo.
Front row L to R: Cory Nusbaum, Matt Montaperto, Justin Henderson, Mike Creamer, Chris Veary, Danny Wills, Justin Sandy, Danny Morgan, Nick Santuccio.
Mothers Day 2009
Scaggs-Veary Walk-Off Back-to-Back Home Runs
September 9, 2006 - A new Terrier era began
Front Row L to R: Pat Borruso, Taylor Grillo, Robert Walsh, Cory Nusbaum, Chris Veary.
In the beginning....God made a Terrier (1951 Terriers) - Uncle Richie Nusbaum-Back row on the left
In 1951 the first organized baseball team in Matawan was forged from the principals of sportsmanship and teamsmanship. The Matawan Terriers represented the community in contests with other Bayshore area towns. They played on Middlesex Field (now knownas Toomer Field) on a black infield made from coal cinders. By 1958, the success of the Terriers spawned three other local teams, the Blue Jays, Tigers and Red Sox. In the 1960's and 70's Matawan Baseball continued to grow and expand to what is now more than 50 teams serving over 500 players. In effect, the Matawan Terriers started it all. Unfortunately, in the mid seventies the Terriers name was lost from our local fields, replaced by more traditional baseball names like the Yankees and Mets. However, in September, 2006 the Matawan-Aberdeen Terriers once again took the same field where they began almost 60 years earlier. The modern squad consists of boys ages 11-15 who represent Matawan in the United States Amateur Baseball League, competing throughout Monmouth County. Our team still stresses the same principals of sportsmanship and teamsmanship from which we first began.