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We are the JERSEY BULLDOGS, a club baseball organization organized by former Cincinnati Reds player Mark Cieslak consisting of teams from 9u up to the High School level, playing out of Northern Bergen County, New Jersey. Our teams have accomplished much since its inception in 2004, but most of all we have produced outstanding baseball players, who understand not just the how of baseball, but also its character and spirit which will last long after their playing days are over. Our teams and players have appeared in just about every major tournament in the area, as well as Cooperstown Dreams Park, Triple Crown World Series, and leagues sanctioned by the USSSA, ECTB, CERBO, and PBI. All  are now playing at the College level and are no longer active as a team. This web site is designed to track their progress. Please do not contact us to inquire of openings, since the team no longer competes as a team.















CIESLAK TO LEAD ST JOSEPH'S

July 28, 2014

Mark Cieslak Named Head Coach in 2016

St. Joseph's Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey recently announced that Mark Cieslak, longtime general manager of the Jersey Bulldog Baseball program, will take over as head baseball coach after the end of the 2015 season. At that time, long time coach Frank Salvano will retire.

The entire Bulldog organization congratulates Mark on this great achievement. He takes over a storied program and one of our nation's finest. Coach Cieslak has been an assistant at St Joseph for many years, and many former Bulldog players found their way to St Joseph's when their Bulldog days were over, including Matt Kozuch (Fordham), Shawn Kanwisher (Manhattan), Rob Kaminsky (Cleveland Indians Class A Advanced,), Alex Muggeo (Scranton), Mark Cieslak (Columbia) and Joey Foote (LIU).

BEST OF LUCK MARK!!


KAMINSKY SELECTED BY CARDS!

June 7, 2013

Congratulations to ROB KAMINSKY on being selected in the first round of the 2013 Major League Draft (28th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. His years of hard work and passion for the game have allowed his dream to come true. We wish the best for Rob, his parents Alan, Donna and family, especially Uncle Mike and Uncle Tom.

We all knew years ago.  


GOOD LUCK TO OUR COLLEGE PLAYERS

THE BULLDOG ORGANIZATION WISHES THE BEST OF LUCK TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS WHO WILL CONTINUE PLAYING BASEBALL AT COLLEGE:

Shawn Kanwisher, P Manhattan College

Noah Rosenberg, IF Swarthmore University

Matt Kozuch. 3b, Fordham University

Chris DiChiaro, IF, Bergen

Ari Kaufman, P, Lafayette College

Johnathan Molinelli, C, The College of New Jersey

Tyler Blind, C, Fairfield College

Jesse Roth, P University of Pennsylvania

Corey Pic, P Dominican College

Harrison Preschel, C LIU Brooklyn

Alex Muggeo, OF, Scranton


Muggeo Leads Crusaders

Former Jersey Bulldogs coach Bob Muggeo of Harrington Park is now the head coach at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. One of the "big three" amongst North Jersey Parochial baseball powers, along with St Joseph's and Don Bosco, the Crusaders are always one of the teams to beat in the area. Good luck Coach Muggeo!


BULLDOG REUNION 2012

On April 15, 2012, the 2004-2010 Jersey Bulldog team gathered one final time at our beloved "home" field, Lockwood Field, in Woodcliff Lake. The field was empty, and both players, former coaches and parents reminded themselves of just how big Lockwood used to seem, but how small it now appeared. The players all wore their uniforms, signed baseballs for all of the coaches and autographed the last remaining "Bulldog Country" placard known to exist.

The pictures from this one time event follow...

Where are they now??

Just a list of where some of the 2005-2011 Bulldog players are today.


PLAYER                                              COLLEGE
Shawn Kanwisher

St Joseph Montvale                             Manhattan College

 

Mike Poleway

Pascack Hills HS.                                University off Wisconsin

 

Evan Stern

River Dell HS (2012).......                    BROWN UNIVERSITY

 

Noah Rosenberg...

Dwight Englewood HS.                       Swarthmore College 

  

Rob Kaminsky

St Joseph Montvale......                    SELECTED FIRST ROUND (28TH) MLB DRAFT BY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

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Johnathan Molinelli

Pascack Hills HS....                          THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY    .THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY


Alex Gulati

Don Bosco Prep.                           Boston Collage


Nick Purritano

Ridgewood HS.                             Villanova


Matt Kozuch

St Joseph Montvale.....                 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY


Chris DiChiaro

Don Bosco Prep.....                     Bergen Community


Jesse Roth

Horace Mann HS.......                 University of Pennsylvania


Tyler Blind

Glen Rock HS............                FAIRFIELD


Corey Pic

Pascack Hills HS..........             DOMINICAN COLLEGE


Mike Diambrosio.

Westwood HS.                          Bergen Community


Dan Sabatino

Pascack Hills HS                       University of Rhode Island


Ari Kaufman

.Ramapo HS (2012)...........      LAFAYETTE


Alex Muggeo

St Joseph Montvale...........      .SCRANTON


Tim Barnes

River Dell HS...                      GEORGETOWN [Football]

 

Harrison Preschel

Teaneck high School....LIU BROOKLYN





COACHES
Lou Dichiaro Assistant Coach Don Bosco Prep
Mark Cieslak Head Coach St Joseph Montvale
Bob Muggeo Head Coach Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ
Gary Kanwisher former Assistant Coach St Joseph Montvale




What a group of talent. TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: John Molinelli, Manager, Bob Muggeo, Coach, Ari Kaufman, Mike Dambrosio, Alex Gulati, Cory Pic, Coach Gary Kanwisher, Evan Stern, Rob Kaminsky, Matt Kozuch, Coach Yvon Pic, Chris DiChiaro, Jesse Roth, Mark Cieslak, General Manager Mark Cieslak. FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Shawn Kanwisher, Alex Muggeo, Johnathan Molinelli, Mike Poleway, Nick Purritano, Tyler Blind and Dan Sabatino.

It all started out of Montvale and Woodcliff Lake at tiny Rinzler Field in June 2004. These Cowboys now makeup a large part of Coach Frank Eufemia's great program. Cory Pic, Mike Poleway, Johnathan Molinelli and Dan Sabatino.

Coach Frank Salvano enjoys the talents of these Bulldog players (and many others from prior years). Coach Gary Kanwisher, Coach Bob Muggeo, Shawn kanwisher, Alex Muggeo, Rob Kaminsky, Matt Kozuch, Mark Cieslak and Coach mark Cieslak.

No rivalries back then when these Bosco kids called the St Joe kids their teammates. Many Bosco players are former Bulldogs from prior years, including Joe Purritano and Tommy Burns. These Juniors will be heard from! Alex Gulati and Chris DiChiaro.

Ari Kaufman, Ramapo; Mike Dambrosio, Westwood; Evan Stern, River Dell; Tyler Blind, Glen Rock; Nick Purritano, Ridgewodd and Jesse Roth, Horace Mann.

How many cold nights, long trips and hot days. They remember each kid and each moment. Thank you parents.

We missed some players and coaches but want to do a shout out to Coach Lou DiChiaro (Don Bosco), Noah Rosenberg (Dwight Englewood), Tim Barnes (River dell) and Joey Crespo (Cliffside Park).

Another great baseball week for St Joseph star and former Bulldog Rob Kaminsky!

BULLDOGS IN THE NEWS

As time goes by we will post headlines and accolades of our former Bulldog players. If anyone has a post just send it on!

HERE ARE OUR BULLDOGS IN THE NEWS-------

Alumni Update--JESSE ROTH

Click Jesse's picture above for a recent article from the NY Post. Good luck to you Jesse.

MARK CIESLAK--PAY IT FORWARD

The Bulldog organization congratulates founder Mark Cieslak on his recent story in the Record newspaper.
Click Mark's picture above for the story line.

POLEWAY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK!

OK its not for baseball, but we couldnt help but point out that all of our Bulldogs are great athletes. Congrats to Pascack Hills halfback (and Centerfielder) and Bulldog original MIKE POLEWAY on getting athlete of the week for..err..football. Click the RECORD logo above for the story.

Congrats Rob Kaminsky--The Record ATHLETE OF THE

The Bulldog Organization congratulates St Joseph Sophomore Rob Kaminsky on his selection as The Record's Athlete of the Week. Click the picture above for the story link.

ARIIIII Kaufman!!

One of the most intimidating Bulldog pitchers ever. No surprise here. Click his picture above for the story. Don't worry Mr Kaufman he has only thrown 67 pitches!

APPROVED BATS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PLAY

January 18, 2011
NCAA Baseball Bat Certification

Bat performance is measured in a controlled laboratory environment using an air cannon as described in the glossary. To measure the performance of NCAA baseball bats, the Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution (or BBCOR) test protocol is followed. The National Highschool Federation will use the Ball Exit Speed Ratio (or BESR) test for the 2011 season, and will adopt the BBCOR test thereafter.

The performance of some composite bats can change with use. To help ensure composite bats do not exceed the performance limit, the NCAA developed an Accelerated Break-In test protocol (or ABI). All composite bats must pass the ABI test protocol to be NCAA certified.

We thank the NCAA Bat Certification facility at the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory for this information.

You can access from their web site the following links:

http:www.mme.wsu.edu/ ssl/ certified/ certification.html

The links below lists the baseball bat models that are currently certified by the NCAA and NFHS. Just copy and paste them into a new window on your Browser. Good Luck!

NCAA BBCOR Certified Baseball Bats:http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~ssl/certified/bbcor/certified.html

NFHS BESR Certified Baseball Bats: http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~ssl/certified/besr/certified.html

NFHS BESR Unapproved Baseball Bats:
http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~ssl/certified/banned/certified.html





MARK CIESLAK'S "BUILD BETTER ATHLETES"

"There's no greater gift given, there's no better goal achieved. Being blessed with a child is better than any dream"

Mark Cieslak, Founder
Jersey Bulldogs
B.B.A. "Build Better Athletes"

All League, All County & All State Athlete
in Football, Basketball & Baseball
Palisades Park High School, 1979
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All Decade Athlete, Pal Park H.S. and
William Paterson University

3 time College Athlete of the week
High School All American

Voted by THE RECORD NEWSPAPER as one of the top 15 athletes of all time
in Bergen County High School sports


Former Professional Baseball Player, Cinncinnato Reds


Bulldogs Win 15u Memorial Classic

June 9, 2010
The St Joseph Jersey Bulldogs captured the 15u Division of the Bergen Memorial Classic over the holiday weekend, defeating Teel Ravens in the Championship game 5 to 1 at Ramapo College Jeff Maund Field. It was the Bulldogs 3rd Championship in this tourney, having previously won in the 12u, 14u and now 15u divisions.

The 14u Bulldogs won their bracket and went to the quarterfinals in their division. Congrats to Coach Pavone and the 14u Dawgs.


The 14u Jersey Bulldogs receive their 3rd place trophy at Myrtle Beach High School Field on Thursday, July 30. Pictured are Tyler Blind, Jonathan Gonzalez, Evan Stern, Dan Sabatino, Johnathan Molinelli, Carter Toth, Matt Kozuch, Noah Rosenberg, Nick Purritano, Max Kovary. Missing from pic is Joey Crespo.

Click this link for the tourney narrative as it appears on TRAVELBALL SELECT:

http://www.travelballselect.com/fanswrite/fanswrite-archive/2495-14u-triple-crown-summer-nationals-results

BULLDOGS MAKE GREAT SHOWING IN SUMMER NATIONALS!

July 30, 2009
BULLDOGS FINISH 3RD IN NATIONALS

The Jersey Bulldogs went 5 and 0 and into the semi finals July 25 through 31 in the 2009 Triple Crown Summer National Tournament at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They defeated nationally ranked Yadkin Valley, NC in the preliminary, along with the Hughesville Yankees and Kansas City Express in the pool play. They then defeated great teams in the Virginia Cavaliers and the Team Rawlings Red Sox of St.Louis, Missouri before falling in the semi to another Jersey team, the Tri State Arsenal. Tri State won the overall championship and the Bulldogs congratulate them on defending their title.

Paste this link for all scores and playoff bracket games:

http://www.triplecrownsports.com/showbracketgen.asp?tournyid=3379&divisionid=278