Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Raiders lost in the first round of the tournament.
Summit came back from a three run deficit to defeat Nutley 5-4 in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 3 Baseball Tournament. The Star-Ledger reported that Nutley held a lead until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Summit rallied for four runs to win the game. Summit's Tanner Fulton had a game winning RBI from a single after David Berardi tied the game with an RBI single in the seventh.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Longtime mentor Mike Sheppard Sr. celebrated for influence on Essex County athletes
Essex County's father of baseball now has a field to call his own in Ivy Hill Park, where the beloved Seton Hall University coach flourished as a young athlete. The dedication of the Pirates' home field to Mike Sheppard Sr. was presented Thursday afternoon by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with a crowd of SHU athletes and members of the Sheppard clan. Sheppard, whose eponymous baseball and softball field sits at the southeast end of the college campus, was lauded by officials – and a former Major League Baseball catcher – as a role model who has shaped countless youths into fine athletes. Under Sheppard's 31-year tenure as head coach of SHU baseball, more than 80 players have gone on…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bronx Bombers seem to be losing some of their allure as its hometown rival has a great season start.
The New York Yankees are usually the favorites during baseball season and its hometown rival—the Mets—end up being the hopeful stepsister each spring. But this season, it seems the pinstriped champs have lost some of their lustre. With the New York Mets 4-2 record, the team started off with a powerful season after losing free agent National League batting average leader, Jose Reyes. The Yankees have a 4-3 record, but have not shown the pitching prowess that they've invested in. The Mets hit the road this weekend for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Yankees are playing against Albert Pujols and the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Though the season has a long way to go, it isn't too soon to cast your vote on which will…