Last Updated: March 16, 2015
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A's Player Luca Dalatri commits to UNC Chapel Hill!
The A's want to congratulate Luca Dalatri and his family as he has committed to play college ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Luca has played for the A's since the age of 10 for coach Brian Maglione. According to coach Mags "Luca is a special player, his tireless commitment to baseball has made the entire A's organization proud and we want to wish him luck playing for one of the premier college programs in the country."
Hamilton A's Black 12U USABL Champions
Hamilton A's Black 12 U win USABL Fall Championship, beating the Hamilton Nationals by a score of 7-0. The A's Black beat the previously undefeated Jackson Red Dogs in the semi finals by a score of 4-3. They then won the USABL Fall Championship in their last game on a 50/70 field against the Nationals.
Players - Andrew Gaudreault, Andrew Fairlie, Jayden Vaughn, John Doherty, Wyatt Baker, Jarod Rogalinski, Jack Logue, Louis Karlik, Jason DeAngelo, Christian DeAndrea, John Abatto, Anthony Auletta, Matt Barna
Managed by Steve Barna, coached by Rich DeAngelo and Dwayne Rogalinski.
Hamilton A's 8U win back-to-back tournaments in October
The 8U Hamilton A's have entered 4 tournaments this fall and made it to the Championship Game in each. After losing in the final game at the first 2 tournaments, the A's went 3-0 at the USABL Columbus Day Bash in Marlboro and 3-0 at the Frazier Baseball Halloween Havoc Tourney in the Tom's River area. These victories were the result of a total team effort on the part of the A's including solid fielding, timely hitting and strong pitching.
Special recognition goes to Rohun Kaistha who took home the MVP honors at the Columbus Day Bash. Roh got one win and a save along with solid fielding at 1B and strong hitting. Another shout out goes to Collin Elam for a great fielding effort at 3B along with timely hitting in the Halloween Havoc tourney. This team is also blessed with 2 of the best 8 year old catchers in the area - Alex Bischoff and Jackson Caruso. Collin Elam, Jack Gill, Robert Kelly, Joe Loreti, Chris Tonzini, Tyler Tucker, Christian Yoo, along with Kaistha, were dominant on the mound throughout both tournaments. Jacob Jordan and Frank Prezioso round out this strong team with good fielding and hitting. "Web gem" catches in the outfield by Kelly, Prezioso and Tonzini also contributed to the team's success.
Kudos as well to the great coaching staff of Ryan Bischoff (3B and hitting), Anoop Kaistha (1B and admin.), Sean Kelly (pitching) and manager Ed Miller.
Hamilton A's Select 15U Win the Toms River Halloween Fall Classic V Tournament
The Hamilton A’s 15u dominated the competition, winning 5 straight games to capture the tournament. The A’s outscored their opponents 40-14. Outstanding pitching, as 10 different pitchers were used over the five games, solid defense, and timely hitting by the entire team were the key ingredients.
Pictured left to right back row: Sam Irvin, Kyle Forcini, Cameron Cane, Paul Cooke, Justin Maccagnan, Jake Tobia
Front row kneeling: Sam Margulis, Scott Doherty, Ryan Strype, Dom Gambino, Cole Millinger
Not pictured: Joey Sacco, Nick Psomaras
The A’s defeated:
Jackals Baseball 8-5 scoring 4 runs in the last inning, solid pitching from Joey Sacco, and Dom Gambino, and key RBI’s from Ryan Strype, Cameron Cane, and Joey Sacco.
Pro Skills Baseball 2-0, shut out pitching from Kyle Forcini and Ryan Strype, extra base hits from Cameron Cane (triple) and Kyle Forcini (double) led the offense.
9ers Baseball 13-4, triples from Cole Millinger and Kyle Forcini (bases loaded) broke the game open, solid pitching from Cole Millinger, Sam Irvin, and Sam Margulis.
SJ Titans 9-2, outstanding pitching from Sam Irvin and Jake Tobia, two out RBI’s from Justin Maccagnan (twice), extra base hits from Paul Cooke (double), Cameron Cane (double) and Kyle Forcini (triple) led the way.
SoJo Dawgs 5-3, terrific base running and a key bunt from Sam Margulis, solid catching from Scott Doherty throwing out two runners, key RBI hits from Justin Maccagnan, Ryan Strype, and Kyle Forcini led the offense and Cameron Cane delivered 4 strong innings as starting pitcher, then Dom Gambino slammed the door shut with three shutdown innings of relief pitching.
14U A’s Softball Secure World Series Bid
A special day needed a special ending, and Kaylee Whittaker was happy to oblige for the 14U A’s travel softball team on Sunday.
The standout hitter crushed a grand slam over the left field fence to give the A’s three big results at the USSSA October Fest 14-and-Under“B” World Series Qualifier: A 12-0 win over the Central Jersey Panthers, a three-game sweep to the tournament championship, and, best of all, an automatic berth to the World Series.
The title was the third in three fall tournaments for manager Joe Cerasi’s newly formed squad, which has an 11-0 record after winning the 10-team October Fest with a 5-2 win over the Mt. Lauren Storm, an 8-0 blanking of the Game On Lady Inferno and then the shutout of the Panthers.
The A’s have many interchangeable parts and have been winning with a variety of excellence from pitching to hitting to defense to intelligent base running.
The pitching was on target as Whittaker won twice, striking out 19 batters with only one walk over 10 innings, and Abby Schrandt fired a one-hit shutout against the Lady Inferno. Catchers Sydney Buell and Alex Haley were spotless behind the plate.
Offensively, leadoff hitter Nicole Cerasi set the table for the A’s 25-run effort, going 4-for-6 with two walks, six runs and two RBIs. The production continued with Whittaker (5-for-9, two runs, six RBIs), Buell (four hits, three RBIs), Megan Brugnoli (four hits, three runs, three RBIs), Zoe Rodriguez (2-for-2, two walks, two sacrifice bunts, three RBIs) and Olivia McElroy (two doubles, two runs, two RBIs).
In addition, the A’s offense featured Schrandt (2-for-4, two walks, two runs, RBI), Mackenzie Fitzpatrick (two hits, two runs, RBI), Kaila Mungo (two hits, two runs), Olivia Owens (two hits, two runs) and Haley (two runs).