WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Borough Council honored a Wood-Ridge Little League team at the beginning of their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening at Wood-Ridge Borough Hall.  

The Council honored the 8-year old Wood-Ridge All-Star team, which in July became the first team from Wood-Ridge to ever win the Lyndhurst Tournament, winning seven games before advancing to the championship series against Hasbrouck Heights. Wood-Ridge captured the title with a win in the second game of the playoff, becoming the first team in Wood-Ridge history to win the tournament.

Councilman Phil Romero, who is also the President of the Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Little League, speaking in his President’s role, thanked the team, for finally capturing the championship.

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“It was a bucket list item for me,” Romero stated. “We had a championship in every age bracket except 8-year olds.  Now we do.”

Romero also noted that the previous best finish in the tournament was a second place finish, with a team coached by Mayor Paul Sarlo.

The team was managed by Vinny LaRosa, and assisted by Jin Chon, Dave Cilento, Dan Eckert, and Sal Esposito.,


Bobby Chon

David Ciliento

Evan DiMascio

Connor Eckert

Sonny Esposition

Vincent LaRosa

Justin Lazo

Lukas Mabel 

Aiden Messina

Dylan Milano

Evan Novembrea

AJ Ragozzino

Molly Ramsaier

Zadrian Salgado


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