WARREN, NJ – The Watchung Hills Hustlin' Warriors are entering the 2016 season with a strong and experienced senior class and high expectations.
Third year head coach Joe Tremarco points to senior leadership as one of the keys for the 2016 season. “This group of guys are enjoyable to coach as a unit of young men who strive to be successful in the classroom and on the baseball field,” said Coach Tremarco. “We have had GREAT Senior leadership all off-season and I am looking forward to this upcoming spring. These young men care for each other and push themselves to excel no matter what activity/drill they are in. They are a competitive group of guys who love competing with and against each other.”
The Warriors are returning a trio of senior hurlers in Brian Reiss, Tyler Lombardo, and Dan Roth. Reiss last year was named 1st team All Conference/All County, Roth was 2nd Team All Conference/County and Lombardo was 2nd Team All Conference/County.
Watchung Hills has a number of key position spots to fill in 2016. The Warriors graduated Dan Bongiorno (1B), Kevin Cagnetta (CF), and Anthony Rocchietti (SS).
Below is information on the 2016 WHRHS Hustlin’ Warriors:
League: Skyland Conference (Delaware Division)
Head coach: Joe Tremarco (3rd year)
Coaching staff: Spenser Brenn, Joe Ascolese, Jimmy Huff
2015 Record: 16-13
2015 Tournament results: Somerset County Finalist/NJSIAA N2 Group 4 Quarterfinalist
Key Losses: Dan Bongiorno (1B), Anthony Rocchietti (SS), Kevin Cagnetta (CF)
Returning varsity players: Matt Mastrobattista (INF), Chris Roth (OF), Brian Reiss (Pitcher), Tyler Lombardo (Pitcher), Eric Plesko (OF), Ed Poggi (INF), John Port (Catcher), Dan Roth (Pitcher), Kevin Sylvestri (Pitcher), Nick Mink (OF)
Returning with honors: Brian Reiss (1st Team All Conference/All County/Monmouth Commit); Chris Roth (2nd Team All Conference/All County); Matt Mastrobattista (2nd Team All County/Hon. Mention All Conference); Tyler Lombardo (2nd Team All Conference/All County)
Pitchers: Brian Reiss (Sr. LH), Tyler Lombardo (Sr. RH), Dan Roth (Sr. RH), Kevin Sylvestri (Jr. RH), Mike Murray (Soph. RH), Eric Plesko (Sr. RH), Nick Cortes (Sr. LH), Dylan Murphy (Jr. RH), Dave Dassinger (Jr. LH)
Varsity newcomers: Tyler Kulisz (INF, Jr.), Michael Murray (P/INF, Soph), Brandon Hylton (1B/OF), Jack Stefurak (OF, Sr.), Tyler Riley (INF, Soph)