Thursday, April 18, 2013
Baseball squad tops West Orange 15-5 Wednesday.
Thursday, April 18
The Millburn varsity baseball team beat West Orange in a five-inning mercy rule on Wednesday. Millburn juniors Conor Murray and Matt Gula each had two hits and scored two runs, while Nick Meo and Bradley Bean each drove in two runs as the Millburn baseball team dropped West Orange, 15-5, in Millburn. The victory improved Millburn’s record this season to 7-2, including a 6-1 mark within the American Division of the Super Essex Conference. Currently, Millburn is alone in second place in the SEC, trailing first-place Seton Hall Prep by only one game.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Longtime mentor and West Orange resident 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…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Team kicks off fund-raising for next year's trip
Baseball players from West Orange High School kicked off their spring training with a trip to Florida Coast Spring Training facility in Fort Pierce, Florida. Nineteen players were in Florida for five days of training and competitive scrimmage games, and they also had a chance to attend a Mets game. The team would like this trip to become an annual event and will begin fundraising for next year’s trip with two events. The first is “Casino Night,” featuring a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament on April 19 at the Shillelagh Club in West Orange. There will also be a Beefsteak Dinner on May 18 at the Toby Katz Center in West Orange. “Our Florida trip was a wonderful experience for our players. It was an opportunity for our kids to focus entirely …