Chatham 12U A win district semifinal game; advance to
district championship and earn State Ripken/Babe Ruth Tournament berth–WELL DONE BOYS!
Chatham 10U A: Finishes 4-0 in district pool play. No. 1 Seed in district
playoffs. Play Wednesday July 4 at 10 a.m. against winner of
Cranford/Westfield White for a chance to advance to State Ripken/Babe Ruth
Championship and district championship game.
Chatham U11A Travel Baseball team goes to 7-3 with win over Middlesex to advance to championship game in the 17th annual Branchburg Summer Baseball Tournament.
Offensively, Matt Karrat and Ben Gorski set things in motion at the top of the
lineup getting on base and combining for 21 stolen bases so far this season.
They are followed by power hitters Ryan Lonergan (.765 batting avg.), Nick
Vivona (.611 batting avg.), Mikey Jesse (five doubles) and Zach Hoban (four doubles).
The pitching has been anchored by flame throwers Anand Kenney, Jesse, Lonerganand Vivona; change-up artist Drew Dinnhaupt and knuckleballer Matt Karrat. Brian Cook, Colin Pierce and Alex Briones have also pitched well for the team.
Defensively, catchers Cook and Pierce have played solid behind the plate. The
infield is solidified by sure handed Mark Niland at second base and good all around play from Vivona and Tim Fell at first base. Outfield play has been a strength for the team with Hoban, Fell and Dinnhaupt filling out the defense.
The highlight of the year was a walk-off double in extra innings by Briones to beat Middlesex in the Branchburg Tournament pool play.
Chatham 12U B: Behind the strong pitching performances of Ben Eig and
Dillon Murray, the Chatham U-12 B team beat Cranford on Tuesday by a score of
14-1 in a four inning mercy rule game. Ben Eig needed to throw only three pitches to record three outs in the bottom of the first inning. Chatham had 12 hits and four
walks in their three turns at bat. Up next for Chatham will be Summit on Wednesday and Scotch Plains on Thursday. The team will be competing in the second round of the Branchburg Summer tournament this weekend and will be heading to Cooperstown on July 6 to compete in the Cooperstown Baseball Classic
Chatham 9U B White: Chatham White U9 team won back to back road games this week.
On Friday night the Cougars beat South Orange, 22-2. Pete Proscia, Trey Tully, Rory Chernosky and John O'Connell combined for 11Ks while yielding only two hits and three walks over five innings, aided by several strong plays at shortstop by Michael Briganti. Chatham pounded out nine hits, led by Jack Shuster who went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs and Matt Andres who scored a team high three runs in the win.
On Saturday morning, Chatham White U9 visited New Providence and beat them 31-12. Chatham jumped out to a nine run lead in the first inning, but New Providence scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to bring the score to 14-12. Chatham held New Providence scoreless for the rest of the game behind strong late inning pitching by Max Dinnhaupt and Rory Chernosky and three outstanding defensive plays by 3B Andrew Spencer. Chatham pounded out 14 hits in the game, led by Jack Shuster who was four for five with si RBIs and Ryan Sordillo and Sean Dutton who both had two hits and four RBIs in the victory.
Chatham 10U B wins Branchburg Championship.
The Chatham 10U Blue team travelled to Branchburg over June 23, 24 and July 1 to compete in the 17th annual Branchburg Tournament.
The Cougars swept six games to take the Championship.