Hillsborough Baseball League (HBL) The Hillsborough Baseball League (HBL) is an independent, non-profit youth organization serving the community of Hillsborough, NJ since 1955. The league plays at Mountain View Park in Hillsborough, NJ.
The Hillsborough Gold 8U Tournament team had a fantastic summer. The team continued to get better with each tournament and every game. Every player contributed throughout the season, with big hits or bigger defensive plays. The Pitching staff was lead by Matthew Westcott, Tommy Porowski, Adam Movshin, and Jt Losch. Shaan Kumar also helped throw some key innings when needed. Logan Eilbacher handled much of the catching duties during the season. Infield and Outfield positions were held down by Jack O'Donnell, Lance Eilbacher, Christian Nielsen, Dominick Bonsignore, and Richard Loniewski.
The Hillsborough Gold 8U team captured the Championship in the 8U B division of the Montgomery Covino Tournament. The team placed 2nd in the 8U B division of the South Brunswick Viking Tournament. The team was also a semi finalist in the Bridgewater Memorial Day Tournament. During district play, the team battled some tough competition playing against eventual district finalists and ultimately the district 10 representative. It was a great experience for the players.
A final thank you to the coaches, Chris Westcott and Jeff Losch, as well as to the parents and all the siblings who supported and cheered the Hillsborough Gold team throughout the "rainy" summer season.
8U Maroon - Manager Brian Cerenzio
The 8U Maroon qualified for the playoffs in 3 of their tournaments this year and participated in 3 semi-final games. They were the undefeated #1 seed in the Montgomery Covino Classic. The 8U Maroon took eventual Last Chance winner, undefeated Flemington, to extra innings in the semifinal before falling 11-10. Playing against the top competition the area had to offer, they played unbelievable baseball and had a successful summer season.
Players: Brett Cerenzio, Brady MacKenzie, Brett Radomski, Ben Spitzer, Joseph Woodmansee, Ryan Leary, Lucas Scott, Owen Bartolomeo, Andrew Drinkwater, Shane Donoghue, Brian O'Sullivan and Nicholas West.
Coaches: Brian Cerenzio (M), Ryan West (A), Steve MacKenzie (A) and Michael Spitzer (A)
9U Gold - Manager Fred Versaci
The 9U Gold team started their season on a cold Sunday afternoon in January in the Hillsborough Middle School gym and ended in July on a hot Sunday afternoon in North Brunswick.
During those 6 months the team worked tirelessly on fundamentals and becoming a TEAM. That hard work brought an overall record of 20-11 which included a Spring USABL Championship, a 2nd Place Finish in North Brunswick's Summer Tournament, and many, many great memories.
Front row: Pauly Fedora, Brian Bull, Tejas Patel, Jay Mazuera, Leo Schiro, Mike Kondratiuk
Second row: Ryan Hvozdovic, AJ Johnson, Vincent Versaci, Ethan McLaughlin, Kevin O'Sullivan, Sam Becker
?Coaches: Jim Johnson, Cathy Franz, Len Schiro, Rich Fedora, Fred Versaci
9U Maroon - Manager Steve Krempasky
The 9U Maroon Team played in four summer tournaments this season. The team reached the finals in two tournaments and finished as runner-ups in the Basking Ridge Memorial Day Weekend and the Montgomery tournaments. The semi-finals for both of these tournaments were extremely exciting because the Basking Ridge semi was won in extra innings and the Montgomery semi was won with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the sixth inning. Overall, it was a great season for the players, coaches and parents.
Front Row: Justin Ciambrone, Alex Miliotis, Cooper Krempasky and Luke Moleski
Second Row: Evan Adinolfe, Jackson Barajas, Evan Suraci, James Bambo, Michael Abode, and Jack Smith
Coaches: Niko Miliotis (A), Frank Adinolfe (A), Steven Krempasky (M) and Tom Smith (A)
Not Pictured: Joey Scarpa
10U Gold - Manager Mark Crawford
The 10U Gold team finished with a 19-11 record. They were the runner up in The end if year breakout tournament in Pa. We were runner up in the Bridgewater blast tournament tournament losing to Montgomery 4-3 in the finals. We won the Basking Ridge tournament beating Ridge 5-2 in the finals.
10U Maroon - Manager Paul Popaduik
The Hillsborough 10U Maroon baseball team completed their season with a record of 20 and 9. Highlights from the season include winning the Hillsborough Summer B Tournament, traveling to Aberdeen, Maryland to compete in the Ripken Circle the Bases Tournament, and winning 9 of their last 11 games.
First row: Ellis Bartolomeo, Julian Vidal, Jason Lee, Chris Levine, and Jason Pikula.
Second row: Jason Chedid, Luke Popadiuk, Kyle Clark, Anthony Mazzaferro, LleytonSoares,
George Hart, and Kyle Chedid.
Coaches: Al Pikula, Peter Soares, Paul Popadiuk, Amine Chedid, and Jeff Hart.
11U Gold - Manager Kevin Levonitus
Northern New Jersey 11U District 10 Champions
11U Maroon - Manager Rich Wolff
The highlight of the season was participating in the Summer Fun Fest Tournament held at Hershey Park, PA. The 2013 team compiled an overall record of 20 wins - 9 losses and 1 tie. Team Accomplishments: Basking Rigde Memorial Day Tournament Champions, Flemington Summer Tournament Champions, Runner-up Hillsborough Summer B, USABL Spring League Semi-finalist
Team Members: Abdullah Ahmad, Andrew Rygiel, Jason Wolff, Garrett Smith, Jonah Angelo, Jordan Yusko, Jaden Bailey, Evan Sapirman, Darwin Holcombe, Milan Jain, Michael Fox, Jake Ford
Coaching Staff - Rich Wolff, Rick Ford, Louis Sapirman and Brad Holcombe
12U Gold - Manager Nils Gyllenhammer
The 12U Gold where the South Brunswick Tournament runners up. In both the Montgomery and Ridge Tournaments they advanced to the semi-finals The 12U Gold team's proudest achievement this year was advancing to the District 10 Championship quarter finals.
12U Maroon- Manager Howard Kanter
12U Maroon had a great 2013 baseball season, starting with USABL spring travel. The highlight was a double-header sweep of Somerville in May. The team continued to improve throughout the spring leading into the summer tournament season, playing in the Montgomery Covino Classic, Hillsborough's Summer "B", the South Brunswick Viking Classic, and Hillsborough's Last Chance. The boys had their greatest success in South Brunswick where they were 3-1 in pool play, earning the #3 seed (out of 6 teams) and a spot in the playoffs. In the semi-finals, the boys came from behind and tied the game in the top of the 6th, but lost on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the inning. In the Montgomery tournament playoffs, they took the undefeated #1 seed into extra innings but lost 8-7. Each of the boys worked hard all year and everyone improved their game, making for a fun summer with many close, exciting games.
Front row: Dylan VanCleef, Luc Hackel, Joey Bijas
Middle row: Eric DeMare, Kevin Quabeck, Matt Roteman, Ryan Schafer, John Shortino, Josh Kanter
Back row: Eric Vandermeer, Coach Pat DeMare, Manager Howard Kanter, Jacob Schmidt, Brett Raichel,
Coach Joe Bijas Missing from photo: Coach Ken Quabeck, Coach Bob Raichel
13U Gold - Manager Rick Jackson
13U Maroon - Manager Jay Jenny
14U Gold - Manager Bob Dougherty
The 14U Gold Team started indoor workouts in January with a focus on development and representing Hillsborough against local middle school teams and the summer Babe Ruth Tournament season. The team’s highlight was in the local District 10 Tournament hosted by HBL. Moving into playoffs with a 2-2 record in pool play, 14U Gold guaranteed themselves a trip to the State Tournament (hosted by South Brunswick) with a big win over top seeded Cranford; 14U Gold finished 2nd overall in the district tournament. The State Tournament was stacked with six very good teams and 14U Gold was knocked out by Paramus in a close 7-6 playoff game.
Front Row: Ryan Joels, Pat Cahill, Jeremy Shipley, Ryan Watson, Ben Versaci, Matt LaSala
Back Row: Steve Pick (Assistant Coach), Jim Brozas, Pat DeMare, Nick Melfi, Sean McNulty,
Adam Kanter, Alex McPhee, Bob Dougherty (Manager). Missing: Sean Ismaili (Assistant Coach)