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2017 SJBS - 8th Grade Baseball Team


W, 5/24 - H vs. Millburn/Short Hills - Carey (54), Smith (11), McDonald (46), Looney (34)


F, 5/26 - Practice 3:30-5:00 - Wilson Field - NO CLEATS - whiffle ball game

T, 5/30 - @ Mountainside (Deerfield School) - 4:00 (Engmann, Smith, McDonald)

R, 6/1 - HOMERUN DERBY - Wilson Field - 3:30-5:00 

Pitching Responsibilities:

SJBS "pitch count" regulations apply to pitchers that share pitching duties between the Suburban League and the 8th grade team.  Probable pitchers as well as pitch counts will be recorded as timely as possible - see above.  The SJBS "pitch count" regulations are:

If a players throws 27 or less pitches, he can pitch the next day.

If a players throws 27-40 pitches, he needs 1 day rest. (ie. If you toss 38 pitches Sat, you are able to pitch again Mon)

If a players throws 41-53 pitches, he needs 2 days rest. (ie. If you toss 50 pitches Tues, you are able to pitch again Fri)

If a players throws 54-69 pitches, he needs 3 days rest. (ie. If you toss 67 pitches Thurs, you are able to pitch Mon)

If a players throws 70-85 pitches, he needs 4 days rest. (ie. If you toss 84 pitches Mon, you are able to pitch Sat)                           


Game Schedule


Driving Directions

Pitch Count

Team Overview

The SJBS 8th grade baseball team begins in March and concludes the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.  This is a five-day per week commitment that includes practices and a 16 game schedule.  This is an elite team for 8th grade boys who are registered with SJBS's Suburban League.  Players earn a spot on the roster during the try-out process.

Games are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.  Home games will be played at Wilson Field.  Regular season practices will take place from 3:30-5:30 at Wilson Field, unless otherwise noted.  Players are responsible for their own transportation to all games and practices.

There will be no games or practices during weekends or spring break.  Daily updates to the schedule will be posted on this webpage each afternoon by 2 p.m.

This team is coached by Ike Welsh who teaches 7th grade social studies at LCJSMS.  

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Game Schedule:(all games will begin at 4:00)

Season Record 4-7


4/3 - Home vs. Cranford Lost 8-6

4/4 - @ Mountainside (Deerfield MS) CANCELLED

4/19 - @ Scotch Plains (Park MS) - @ Vo-Tech Field Won 6-3

4/21 - @ Scotch Plains (Terrill MS) - @ Vo-Tech Field Lost 11-1 (6 innings)

4/25 - Home vs. Scotch Plains (Terrill MS) CANCELLED

4/27 - Home vs. Cranford Won 4-3


5/2 - Home vs. Scotch Plains (Park MS) Lost 6-0

5/4 - @ Cranford - 901 Orange Avenue - Cranford Lost 9-5

5/10 - @ Berkeley Heights (Columbia MS) Lost 9-2

5/12 - @ Watchung (Valley View MS) Won 10-1

5/15 - @ Mountainside (Deerfield MS) POSTPONED to Tuesday, 5/30

5/16 - @ Millburn/Short Hills Lost 5-3

5/18 - @ Long Hill (Central MS) Won 8-2

5/22 - Home vs. Berkeley Heights (Columbia MS) CANCELLED

5/24 - Home vs. Millburn/Short Hills Lost 12-4

5/25 - Home vs. Watchung (Valley View MS) CANCELLED

5/30 - @ Mountainside (Deerfield School)

*all games begin at 4:00 p.m.
*home games played at Wilson Field

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Bianco, Christian

Bergner, Eli

Carey, Matthew

Chao, Bradley

Engmann, Ethan

Fleissner, Brennan

Greenstein, Jeffrey

Looney, Jack

Luckner, Ben

Maslin, Luke

McDonald, Brendan

Semler, Riley

Smith, Charlie

Thompson, Nick

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Driving Directions:
*School districts are listed in alphabetical order*

Berkeley Heights – Columbia Middle School: 345 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Travel on Springfield Avenue into Berkeley Heights to Plainfield Avenue. Turn LEFT at light on to Plainfield Avenue. Go for half-a-mile. Columbia Middle School is on the right. Baseball field is located behind the school.

Brearley - Black Brook Park - North 15th Street, Kenilworth

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route.

Branchburg Middle School -White Oak Park - Field #9 - Branchburg

Take 1-78 West to Exit 26.  At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Lamington Road.  Go to the end of Lamington Road and take a left at the T intersection.  As you continue, Raritan Valley Community College will be on the left.  Make your first right onto what becomes Readington Road.  Continue over Route 22 on Readington Road for 2.5 miles.  Make a left onto Baird Road.  Continue for a short distance, and White Oak Park will be on your right.


Cranford (Hillside Avenue Middle School) - 125 Hillside Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route

Cranford (Orange Avenue Middle School) - 901 Orange Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route.

Elizabeth (Central Middle School) - Warinanco Park

Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 137 (Roselle Park/Cranford). Go LEFT at the stop light on to North Avenue—after a short distance, North Avenue becomes Westfield Avenue. Stay on Westfield Avenue for 2.1 miles (past a Chevy & Ford dealership). The light beyond the Ford Dealership is Linden Road (Roselle Park Animal Hospital is on the corner). Make a RIGHT on to Linden Road and continue for 0.6 miles. Linden Road takes you right into Warinanco Park just behind the Cross Country starting area and just before the Skating Rink.


Long Hill (Central Middle School) - 90 Central Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980

Take I-78 West to Exit 40.  Keep right to take the ramp toward Gillette.  Merge onto Hillcrest Road.  Take the 1st left to stay on Hillcrest Road.  Hillcrest Road becomes Mountain Avenue.  Turn left onto Valley Road/CR-512.  Turn right onto Main Avenue.  Main Avenue becomes Central Avenue.  90 Central Avenue is on the left.  

Millburn/Short Hills – Travel Team: Pingry Lower School Field, Short Hills

Take Summit Ave through Summit to 24 East service road.  Take a right onto the 24 East service road.  Turn left at Hobart Ave.  Continue onto White Oak Ridge Rd (CR 608).  Continue on White Oak Ridge Rd. until it intersects with Parsonage Hill Road.  The field will be on your right at near side of the intersection.

Mountainside - Deerfield Middle School: 302 Central Avenue, Mountainside

Take Morris Avenue toward Overlook Hospital.  After passing Overlook, go down the hill and take the first right; you are now on Glenside Avenue.  Take the left fork on to Baltusrol Road (it turns into Summit Road as you go up the hill).  After you go up and over the hill, turn right onto Iris Drive.  Iris Drive turns slightly left and becomes Blazo Terrace.  Turn right onto Central Avenue.  School will be on your right.  Field is behind the school.


North Plainfield – 2 possible sites:
Site #1: West End Elementary School Field: 447 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

After turning right onto Morris and then right onto Glenside, bear left at the next light onto Summit Road. Summit Road goes all the way down the hill to Route 22 west.  Continue on 22 into North Plainfield. Take the Exit for West End Avenue and cross back over Rte. 22.  Continue on West End Avenue.  Take a right onto Greebrook Road.  The elementary school will be on your left.

Site #2: North Plainfield High School, 34 Wilson Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

After turning right onto Morris and then right onto Glenside, bear left at the next light onto Summit Road. Summit Road goes all the way down the hill to Route 22 west.  Continue on 22 into North Plainfield. Take the Exit for Wilson Avenue and cross back over Rte. 22.  North Plainfield High School is on the left.

Pingry – The Pingry School: Martinsville Road, Martinsville, NJ 08836

Go West on Rte. 78. Take Exit 33 (Martinsville). Turn LEFT on to Liberty Corner/Martinsville Road and go South for 2.3 miles to Pingry School campus on the right.

Scotch Plains (Park MS) & (Terrill MS) - Vo-Tech Field - Raritan Road, Scotch Plains

After turning right onto Morris and then right onto Glenside, bear left at the next light onto Summit Road.  Summit Road goes all the way down the hill to Route 22 west. Continue on 22 into Scotch Plains. Turn right at the jughandle turn at Terrill Road (Sears on left, Mother Seton on right). You cross over Terrill and the jughandle takes you back to the right to get on it. Continue on Terrill and Terrill Middle School will be on your left.  Keep going a short distance, the road will bend to the left and become Raritan Road, and the Vo-Tech field will be on your right.

South Plainfield MS: Riley Elementary School Field: 100 Morris Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 - 908.754.4620

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route.


Union – Kawameeh Middle School: 490 David Terrace, Union, NJ 07083

Take Morris Avenue East through Springfield and Union for about 3.8 miles to Burke Parkway. Make a RIGHT on to Burke Parkway, which becomes Selfmaster Parkway. Follow Selfmaster to Burroughs Terrace. Go LEFT on to Burroughs, LEFT on to Andress Street, and RIGHT on to David Avenue. Kawameeh M.S. is right there.

Warren Middle School 100 Old Stirling Road Warren, New Jersey 07059 (908)753-5300

Directions From Route 78:
On Route 78, traveling west, you will take Exit 36 marked Basking Ridge/Warrenville. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp and you will drive back over the highway. This will be King George Road.  On Route 78 traveling east, exit at 36, Baking Ridge/Warrenville, and keep to the right at . You will be on King George Road.Remain on King George Road which becomes Mt. Bethel Road at the Inn at Mount Bethel (formerly the King George Inn). Approximately 1.4 miles from the exit off Route 78 is Reinman Road. Turn left onto Reinman Road and travel one mile to Old Stirling Road. Turn right onto Old Stirling Road. Enter the Warren Middle School at the first driveway and parking area

Directions From Route 22:
From Route 22 East or West take Warrenville Road up the mountain to the first traffic light. Bardy Farms Shopping Center will be to your right. Turn right at the traffic light onto Mountain Boulevard. Continue on Mountain Boulevard passing the Warren-Watchung Medical Building on your right. Warren Commons will be on your left. Turn left onto Old Stirling Road. You will remain on Old Stirling Road for almost one mile. Enter Warren Middle School from the second driveway and parking area on your right.

Watchung – Valley View MS: Philips Field, Brookdale Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Take a right on Morris Ave.  Turn right on Glenside Ave.  Take the ramp for 78 W.  Take exit 40.  Turn left at Hillcrest Rd.  Turn right at Valley Road / CR 527 S.  Slight left on Stirling Rd /CR 527 S.  Slight right at Mountain Blvd / CR 527 S.  Take the 1st right onto Brookdale Rd.  Look for a bridge on the left.  Follow bridge through the woods up to the field.

West Essex Middle School: 65 West Greenbook Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Take JFK Parkway and travel to Livingston Avenue. Turn LEFT on to Eagle Rock Avenue. At the 3rd light, turn RIGHT on to Passaic?Avenue. Go 4.6 miles and turn RIGHT on to West Greenbrook Avenue (across from the airport). Go 0.2 miles and turn LEFT on to Jay L. Hand Drive. West Essex Senior High School is located on the left; the Junior High School is directly behind, on top of the hill.

West Orange - Liberty Middle School: 1 Kelly Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052 - 973-243-2007

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route.

West Orange - Roosevelt Middle School: Stagg Field: 385 St. Cloud Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

Please use mapquest or GPS to calculate route.

Westfield – Edison Middle School: Tamaques Park

When in downtown Westfield, take a left onto Central Avenue.  Take a right onto Grove Street.  Make a left onto Rahway Avenue.  Take a right onto Willow Grove Road.  Turn left on Dickson Drive.  Make another right and the fields will be on your left.

Westfield – Roosevelt Middle School: 301 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

After turning right onto Morris and then right onto Glenside, bear left at the next light onto Summit Road.  Summit Road goes all the way down the hill to Route 22 west.  Continue on Route 22 west for a short distance.  At your first opportunity, make a u-turn onto 22 east.  Turn right at Mountain Ave (CR-613).  Turn right on East Dudley
Ave.  Turn left on Clark St.  The school will be on your right.  

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Pitch Count:

4/3 - Carey (48), Thompson (38), McDonald (39)

4/19 - Smith (70), McDonald (58)

4/21 - Carey (47), Engmann (23), Thompson (39)

4/27 - Smith (70), McDonald (36)

5/2 - Carey (70), Thompson (44), McDonald (28)

5/4 - Smith (76), McDonald (37)

5/10 - Engmann (68), Thompson (64), Looney (8)

5/12 - McDonald (53), Smith (22), Looney (30)

5/16 - Carey (54), Engmann (42)

5/18 - Thompson (46), Smith (60)

5/24 - Carey (54), Smith (11), McDonald (46), Looney (34)
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