Chatham Baseball Looks Ahead to State Tournament After Being Blanked by Montville

Chatham's Sam Browning broke up the no-hit bid by Montville when he singled for the Cougars' only base hit Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ -  Chatham's 6-0 baseball regular-season loss to Montville at home on Wednesday only put more emphasis on how important the state tournament will be for the 2017 Cougars.

Chatham (15-5) is expected to be the top seed in its section of the NJSIAA tournament when the official brackets are announced on Thursday.

“It feels good,” Chatham senior captain Sam Blanchard said of the team’s comeback season after a stretch of difficult years. “But we still have work to do. If we don’t win states, then we get nothing on the banner. It’s as if the year doesn’t mean anything, so we still have work to do.

Sign Up for E-News

"Hopefully we bring home a state championship.”

The Cougars struggled in their conference game against Montville pitcher Matt Bettio at Chatham High. Senior Sam Browning's single in the fourth inning was Chatham's only hit of the game against Bettio compared to the 11 banged out by Montville. Bettio struck out six and walked one.

“We can’t lose a game from now on in our conference,” Chatham senior captain Chris Delsandro said. “We’re behind Delbarton, so every game counts from here on out.”

The Cougars are expected to be matched up with West Windsor-Plainsboro in the opening round of the NJSIAA Group 3 state tournament set for Monday at home.







TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Rescue, Berkeley Heights

Dog Adoption Event



Sat, April 7, 9:00 AM

Green Village

Shred Your Documents, Support Chatham Volunteers

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 19 – Sunday, March 25, 2018


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

Board of Trustees

Andy Hollander, ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Chatham Township Committee Advises Residents to Take Precautions During Winter Storm Toby

March 20, 2018

Municipal Offices Will Be Closed on Wednesday; Residents Are Reminded
To Stay Off Snow Covered Roads; No Overnight Street Parking; Contact JCP&L
Immediately If They Lose Power; Clear a Perimeter Around Fire Hydrants;

Follow the Township on Social Media For Updates

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ – March 20, 2018 – The Chatham Township Committee advised residents to take all necessary ...