The 2016 Middle School baseball selection committee has announced the 2 Middle School program team rosters for 2016. You will find the selections below. There is no meaning behind the designations of "Team 1" and "Team 2". The selection committee attempted to evenly split the ballplayers between the 2 teams. Please note: Instructions for payment will follow. This announcement is merely an invitation to play in the program, payment is required to secure your spot on a team. More to come shortly.
We would like to congratulate this year's Middle School program ballplayers, and wish them the best of luck this season! We also want to thank all of the ballplayers who came out this year and gave their best at tryouts. All of our SPFBL ballplayers are more valued than we can express. We greatly appreciate all their hard work and commitment to bettering their game. We wish them all the best of luck this season and in all they do.
PLEASE NOTE: We intend to also announce a 14U Spring team with the next grouping of players. This is still pending, we plan to have an update in the next few days that will be posted here. Please stay tuned for that.
Middle School Team 1 (Park) – John Howarth, Manager
Coach Howarth played high school baseball and football for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. A top pitcher on the squad, he was the frequent go-to guy, averaging a strikeout an inning. As a senior, John was SPF’s Union County Scholar Athlete of the Year award representative. He also received the Scholar Athlete of the Year award from the Zoned Sports Academy. John played 6 seasons of American Legion ball, led multiple teams to league titles in the Essex County Suburban league (Fanwood Greys), and was named to the American Legion All-County team. John played his college ball at Stevens Institute of Technology. At Stevens, he was the 2014 NJCBA Division II strikeout champion, as well as having received conference pitcher of the week honors.
- Allen, Ryan (8th Grade)
- Barco, Gustavo (8th Grade)
- Delgado, Matthew (8th Grade)
- Fitzgerald, Colin (8th Grade)
- Hickey, Aidan (8th Grade)
- Maloney, Aidan (8th Grade)
- Romano, Dominick (8th Grade)
- Agueros, Thomas (7th Grade)
- Cardenas, Hunter (7th Grade)
- DeMaria, Eric (7th Grade)
- McElroy Barker, Connor (7th Grade)
- Ong, Brendan (7th Grade)
- Piesch, Christian (7th Grade)
- Sellinger, Kyle (7th Grade)
- Widder, Hayden (7th Grade)
Middle School Team 2 (Terrill) – Louis Nucci, Manager
Like many young American boys growing up, Coach Nucci he has played baseball since he was 5. He was the Captain of his high school team and a 4 year player at Springfield College (MA). The past 4 seasons he has coached at the High School level in Long Island (NY), as well as coaching 13U travel teams in the summer. Coach Nucci is a teacher, and well suited to this competitive level of Middle School play.
- Barge, Joseph (8th Grade)
- Besante, Michael (8th Grade)
- Decker, Danny (8th Grade)
- Hahn, Jake (8th Grade)
- O'Connor, Nolan (8th Grade)
- Santos, Damian (8th Grade)
- DePaola, Michael (7th Grade)
- Drubulis, Matthew (7th Grade)
- Harris, Paulie (7th Grade)
- Johnson, Stefon (7th Grade)
- Kennedy, Sean (7th Grade)
- Lorenzetti, Dallas (7th Grade)
- Martin, Shawn (7th Grade)
- Shultz, Jeremy (7th Grade)
- Shultz, John (7th Grade)
We are also planning to have one (1) 14U Spring Travel team. That team is pending at this time, please stay tuned.
14U Spring Travel Team