Mon, Jul 30, Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Thu, Aug 2nd, Breslin Field, Lyndhurst, NJ
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POST Season Schedule and Results
The post season will begin with the first round of games on Monday July 30th. Both games will be played at 7pm under the lights. We will post results for each game as well. Enjoy.
Sunday, Aug 5th - CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Thursday, Aug 2nd - SEMI FINALS
#3 CP Royals 0 - #2 North Jersey Horned Frogs 7. Ryan Vasel dominates. BOXSCORE.
Horned Frogs defeat Royals to advance to the MCBL Finals
by Joe Toepert
The North Jersey Horned Frogs defeated the CP Royals 7-0 on Thursday night to advance to the MCBL finals.
The Horned Frogs came to play on Thursday as they were able to beat the Royals in pitching, hitting, and fielding. The Horned Frogs threw their ace, Ryan Vasel, while the Royals threw Chris Martucci.
The Horned Frogs were able to get out to an early lead and never looked back. The Horned Frogs scored two runs in the second inning on a Royals past ball and a RBI single by Anthony Dominguez. They then scored two more runs in the fourth inning on a RBI triple by Alex Diamantis and a RBI single by John Cocchio. This was then followed by scoring one run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh inning. In the fifth Vin Timanelli hit a “no doubt about it” solo home run to left. Mikal Trice had a RBI single in the sixth and Kellen Hardy hit a solo shot to left field in the seventh.
All Vasel would need is one run, but his team gave him seven. Vasel threw a complete game one hit shutout. He only allowed four base runners the entire game (one hit, one walk, and two errors). The Royals could not get anything going offensively against Vasel as they only sent more than three hitters to the plate in three innings.
The Royals also had Ryan Moore and Jake Ursillo pitch during the game.
The Horned Frogs will now play the Overpeck Creek Monsters in the championship game at Breslin Field on Saturday, August 4th at 12pm.
#5 Nationals 3 - #1 Overpeck Creek Monsters 4. Tagaris boys toss a gem. BOXSCORE.
The Monster hang on and defeat the Nats 4-3 too advance too the MCBL Championship!
By- Reynaldo Diaz
Lyndhurst NJ- In the semi-finals of the MCBL playoffs, the 1st seeded Overpeck Creek Monsters defeated the New Jersey Nationals on a dark and rainy night at Breslin Field to punch their ticket to the MCBL championship.
MCBL All-Star Anthony Kuzmenko took the ball for the Nats and he was opposed by Nicolas Tagaris with each willing to do whatever was needed in order to get their team into the finals.
In the first The Monsters jumped out to an early 2-0 lead due to Daniel Mason with the bases loaded hitting a slow bleeder up the 3rd baseline that The Nationals hoped and prayed would roll foul, instead the ball would roll right into the 3rd base bag and the first run would come across for The Monsters. The second run would come via a wild pitch allowing Kyle Seickel who reached on an error to score.
In the 2nd The Monsters were able to chase Kuzmenko from the game following a series of walks and errors. Petar Rumora would come up with the bases loaded and force the 3rd run of the game too score and Jeffery Lombardi came in to keep the Monsters from scoring more.
The Monsters final run came in the 6th when Jonathan Fleck singled to right field and the ball was misplayed allowing him to advance all the way to third and he would later score on another error by the third baseman on a ball hit by Petar Rumora.
The Nationals had a hard time finding their groove at the plate for the beginning of this contest and it was not until the 5th inning that their first run would come across. Mike McLaughlin lead off with a walk and Kevin Rodriguez followed with a single. Dan Carter was the main source of offense for The Nats as he would single McLaughlin home not only in the 5th but would also do the same in the 7th. The Nats would get their third run when Carter scored on an errant throw by the second baseman on a ball hit by Daniel Abate.
Nicolas Tagaris put on a great performance for The Monsters going 6 and 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits and 3 runs only 1 being earned for the eventual win. He was extremely composed facing many situations with multiple men on and finding a way to dig deep and pitch his team out of a jam. Michael Tagaris would come in for The Monsters and pitch 2 and 1/3 inning of scoreless relief giving him the save.
Anthony Kuzmenko only went an inning and 2/3 for the loss, Jeffery Lombardi ended up going 5 innings of 1 run relief as he desperately tried to keep his team in the game as best he could. Kevin Kistner would be the final pitcher of the day for the Nationals going an inning and 1/3 also.
Daniel Mason and Petar Rumora each had 2 hits for the Monsters and each had an RBI. Jonathan Fleck and Kenneth Martoral added hits of their own. Daniel Carter, Danel Abate and Kevin Rodriguez each had 2 hits for the Nationals with Carter having 2 RBI’s. Vince Sita and Mike McLaughlin added hits of their own.
The Creek Monsters will now play The North Jersey Horned Frogs Saturday August 4th at high noon @ Breslin Field in Lyndhurst for the 2018 MCBL Championship!
Monday, July 30th
#6 Bergen Mallers 5 - #3 CP Royals 7. CP Royals advances. BOXSCORE.
CP Royals Advance to MCBL Semi’s After 7-5 Comeback Win Over Bergen
by Nick Pereira
Paramus, NJ - In the opening round of the MCBL playoffs, the 3rd seeded CP Royals defeated 6th seeded Bergen Mallers 7-5 and booked a ticket to the semifinals on Thursday night against the North Jersey Horned Frogs.
The Royals jumped out to an early lead on a few misplayed ground balls in the first when John Klimowich scored the opening run. They tacked on 2 more unearned runs in the 3rd and 4th to take a 3-0 edge heading to the 5th with Sean Lewandoski cruising.
Lewandoski retired the first batter of the inning, but 2 straight walks had Bergen in business. Next batter was Connor LaSpina who popped out to short, when home plate umpire called a MCBL rarity, a catcher’s interference which loaded the bases with 1 out. Jose Rodriguez followed that up by putting up Bergen’s first run on a Sac fly making it 3-1. Carmine Palummo had the big hit of the inning with a 2-out double bringing in 2 runners tying the game.
Santo Guinta gave the Royals the lead right back with an RBI double in their half of the 5th scoring Matty Valente.
The Mallers responded immediately with a 2-run bomb by Carlos Perez to give Bergen the 5-4 lead in the 6th ending Lewandoski’s night.
That lead was also short lived when Valente hit a huge 2-run double off Zach Amisano in the 6th to retake the lead. He would also come around to score later in the inning to give the Royals a 2-run cushion heading to the 7th.
Kyle Sears came in and shut down any attempt at another Bergen comeback with 4 strong shutout innings only allowing 1 hit and striking out 3 picking up the win.
With the Royals living to fight another day, Bergen’s summer is over after a 10-19-1 campaign. Looking back at this game, they will be kicking themselves after 7 costly errors in their playoff loss. Amisano pitched great all summer and gave up 8 runs, only 2 earned, over 5.1 innings.
The Final Four of the MCBL will square off on Thursday to determine our champion on Saturday.
#5 NJ Nationals 10 - #4 Randolph Chiefs 0. Nats stun Chiefs. BOXSCORE.
Nationals mercy rule Chiefs in the quarterfinals of the playoffs
by Joe Toepert
Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ - The NJ Nationals defeated the Randolph Chiefs on Monday by a score of 10-0. The pitching matchup was Andrew Scholz going for the Nationals and Donovan Brady going for the Chiefs.
Both teams were quiet in the first inning. Then the second inning came and the Nationals blew the doors wide open. The Nationals scored eight runs in the second inning with eight of the nine starters scoring in the inning. Daniel Abate lead off the inning with a single and the rest of the team followed with either a single or a walk until Vince Sita who hits right before Abate.
Brady had a rough second inning for the Chiefs. However, he was able to calm down and not allow another run to score until the seventh inning. Take away the second inning for Brady and he would have had a quality outing.
The Chiefs could not get anything going offensively as they sent no more than 4 batters to the plate in each inning.
The Nationals went quiet as well until the seventh inning when Sita lead off the inning with a double. That was followed by a Chiefs error and then Sita was driven in by Nick Minter on a RBI single to make it 9-0. Then in the eighth inning the Nationals were finally able to make it to the ten run mercy rule as Danny Carter hit a solo shot to center to make it 10-0.
The Nationals will now face the #1 seed Overpeck Creek Monsters on Thursday, August 2nd at Breslin Field at 7pm in the semifinals round of the playoffs.
Thu, Aug 2nd, Overpeck Park, Palisades Park, NJ
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Mon, July 31st, Paramus Sports Complex, Paramus, NJ