• Buddy Ball Opening Day is Tuesday, April 17th

2020 Buddy Ball Events


Click Here for 2020 Buddy Ball Application

Click Here for 2020 Buddy Guide and Volunteer Hour Tracker

Season Schedule:

Sunday April 19, 12:30PM - 2:00PM - Opening Day Tailgate Party - Guisti Field (Behind Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School)

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30PM - 7:30PM - Toomeri Field

Tuesday, May 5, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field

Sunday, May 17, 7:00PM – 9:00PM Under the Lights Party - Toomer Field

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field

Rain: Emil notifications will be immediately distributed upon cancellation of an event due to weather. 

 For more information Contact

 Jim Nusbaum





  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.

Jim Nusbaum / Chris Montaperto, Program Advisors


Be A Buddy!

Click Here for Buddy Guide & Volunteer Hour Tracker


Bambino Buddy Baseball is a division of Matawan-Aberdeen Babe Ruth League.  We are seeking outstanding Middle & High School age “Buddies” to assist 5-20 year-old special needs players in our Buddy Baseball Program (Scroll down for event dates). Our Buddies enjoy and learn from interacting and helping our players participate in organized sports, physical fitness and socializing.  Buddies can use this experience for community service credits, National Honor Society, college applications, scholarships and job applications.  We are always happy to sign service hour forms and provide recommendation letters.


  • Middle and High 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.
  • College Students and Program Alumni:  You are welcome to continue helping, participate any way you want to or are able to.  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

Jim Nusbaum




18u 2019 Fall Baseball Information

Information about the 2019 Fall Matawan Baseball season.

2019 USABL 18u Wood Bat Champions

Head Coach: Mike Pallitto - (732-259-0850 \ mikepallitto@gmail.com)

Asst. Coach: Cory Nusbaum - (732-947-8632 \ corynusbaum@outlook.com)

Team Coordinator: Jim Nusbaum (732-425-3862 \ jknusbaum1@verizon.net)

Uniforms: Black shirt (from last season), maroon Matawan hat and socks, grey pants.

Cost: $125 per player is due at 1st practice.

  • Mail payment to Jim Nusbaum, 27 Ravine Drive, Matawan, NJ.
  • For simplicity, please make checks out to "Cash" or "Mike Pallitto".
  • Note: the league fee is $1,495, we expect approximately 12-16 players, any extra funds will be used to support the team or will be divided and returned to each family.

Home field: Guisti Field 

18U Game Schedule (Updated on 10/16/19 @ 5:00PM)

  • Please arrive 45 minutes prior to scheduled start:

Week 1: Sunday, 9/8/19 - Home/ Guisti, Wall Clippers, L 4-1

Week 2: Sunday, 9/15/19 - Home/ Guisti (Doubleheader), Faigin Select, W 4-2 / W 2-0

Week 3: Sunday, 9/22/19 - Away/ RFH Dawgs, W 4-1

Week 4: Sunday, 9/29/19 - Away/ (Doubleheader), Lacey Lightning, W 10-0 / W 6-4

Week 5: Sunday, 10/6/19 - Away/ Brick American Mustangs, W 8-0

Week 6: Sunday, 10/13/19 - Home/Guisti, Costal Crusaders, W Forfeit

Week 7: Monday, 10/21/19 - Home/Tinton Falls, Team Hustle, W 5-4

Playoffs (All at Guisti):

  • 11/2, Saturday, Wall Clippers @ Matawan,11AM @ Guisti, W 5-2
  • 11/3, Sunday, Brick @ Matawan @ Guisti, W 1-0


  • Anderson, Ryan
  • Beukers, John
  • Bull, Tyler
  • Caldon, Mike
  • Clifton, RJ
  • Cortopassi, Rob
  • Egan, Tim
  • Elliott, Luke
  • Falco, Griffin
  • Gries-Smith, Eli
  • Lacovera, Jack
  • Porricelli, Ben
  • Rivera, Christian
  • Salot, Dominic
  • Silva, Matthew
  • Zeno, Carlos

 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.

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.

 Click for USABL Rules




2014 MRHS Varsity Team

April 26, 2013

2013 MRHS Varsity Team


2012 District 11 Senior League Champs

2011 - 2012 Terriers...Cooperstown Here We Come!!!

Cooperstown 2011 - A huge success


This fall, when you see Geese heading south for the winter, flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

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


1. Come on time to practice, ready to cooperate and give it your best effort
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.

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

Back Row: Rai Nagy, Kyle Nusbaum, Wayne Bloom, Bobby Kakoleski, Joe Beukers, Andrew Montaperto.
Front Row: Ryan Cavanagh, Zach Grillo, Tyler Walling, Corey Clifton, Antonio Martinez.

Hop on the bus Gus!

Thanks for the bus Wayne! The Terriers will be traveling in style for a while. The team bus will roll for away games this season.

Cooperstown 2010 - Whoever kicked the umpire in the shin.....Please step forward!

L to R: Matt Carmichael, Austen Johnson, Nick Perrone, Ben Weisburg, David Sherman, Tommy Vella, Tyler Easlick, Ryan Driscoll, Kyle Chapman, Mike Gann, Andrew Montaperto, Kyle Nusbaum...and prime suspect Alex Cosentino.

Fall 2009 USABL Champions

Terriers win USABL fall 2009 Championship!

Doubleday Field - Summer 2009

On Monday August 3, 2009 the Terriers played the Wayne Wolfpack at Doubleday field in Cooperstown, NY. the team rolled into town on Saturday and made a long weekend out of it.

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

Coaches Instructions for Mothers Day Baseball Games: Coach, get to the field early and write "MOM" on the infield with the chalk machine. Mom is probably not totally thrilled about getting up for the 400th consecutive Sunday (Including all previous Mother's Day's since T-ball), but she will! Take her out for breakfast and give her a kiss. Should be good for the next 52 Sundays....repeat as necessary until college.

Cooperstown 2008

L to R: Sal Barretto, Justin Sandy, Pat Scaglione, Nick Santuccio, Anthony Coughlin, Cory Nusbaum, Danny Wills, Matt Montaperto, Danny Morgan, Luke Adduchio, Taylor Grillo, Chris Veary.

Scaggs-Veary Walk-Off Back-to-Back Home Runs

September 9, 2006 - A new Terrier era began

Back Row L to R: Matt Montaperto, Pat Scaglione, Justin Henderson, Danny Incle, Danny Morgan, Justin Sandy.
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.