Union County Conference Mountain Division baseball: New Providence and Union Catholic previews

Union County Conference Mountain Division baseball: New Providence and Union Catholic previews

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Union County Conference Mountain Division baseball: New Providence and Union Catholic previews

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New Providence

Coach: Chris Brodeur, 8th year (81-75-1)

Last season: 11-14-1 overall, 7-6-1 UCC Mountain D ivision

Key losses: Marc Giacalone (SS), Bryan Sherman (3B), Jeff Doran (OF), Jordan Morang (C)

Returners: Matt Timpone (Jr., C-INF-OF), Matt McCann (Sr., 2B-RHP), Alan Payne (Sr., OF-3B), Sean Mead (Sr., INF), Thomas Rispoli (Sr., INF), Matt Romeo (Sr., C-1B), Brian Madden (Jr., RHP), Scott Harvey (Jr., 1B-LHP), Will Faucher (So., RHP).

Newcomers: Josh Brenner (Sr., OF-RHP), Andrew DeMeo (Sr., OF), Brian Gomez (Sr. C), Matt Pappas (Sr., OF), Kevin Sherman (Sr., 3B), Peter House (Jr., RHP)

Outlook: Seven seniors graduate, but that didn’t stop the program from sustaining a bump up in the schedule. Timpone batted .408, Payne .342 and McCann .318 ast season. McCann had 20 RBI.

UNION CATHOLIC

Coach: Jim Reagan Jr., 14th season (180-115)

Last year: 21-6-1 overall, 12-2 Union County Conference Mountain

Key losses: Ryan Kahn (RHP), Anthony Colletti (RHP)

Probable lineup: Donivyn Cruz, SS, sophomore, AJ Bonadies, RF, junior, Eric Mack, CF, juniorKen Freid, C, senior, Patrick Sesta, P, junior, Oscar Cortizo, 3B, senior Sean Valli, LF, sophomore, Matt Lettieri, 2B, sophomore

Pitchers: Erick Mack (Jr., RH), Robert Herron (So., RH), Brandon Cuoto (So., RH), Billy McGloin (So., RH), Bobby Sloane (Jr., RH)

Outlook: The Vikings saw 14 players graduate, including Ryan Kahn and Anthony Colletti who were 7-3 and 6-1 respectively on the mound for a team that lost an 11-inning thriller to Union County and sectional champ Cranford in the county quarterfinals.

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