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6/17/2016 - Steinert’s Baseball and Softball Teams Win Inaugural Mayor’s Trophy Tournament

Steinert’s Baseball and Softball Teams Win Inaugural Mayor’s Trophy Tournament

In baseball and softball, Steinert scored two big tournament wins this season.

In the inaugural ‘Mayor’s Trophy Tournament’, Steinert High School’s baseball and softball teams both captured the competition’s first-ever title. 

Both schools were victorious by earning the best head-to-head records against their fellow community public high school teams (Hamilton West and Nottingham). 

Recently, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yeade presented both teams with their trophies along with the teams’ coaches, School Principal Nate Webber, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Ficarra, School Board President Anthony Celentano and Hamilton’s Director of Economic Development and Technology Martin Flynn.

Mayor Yaede started the tournament as a way to promote spirited competition between Hamilton’s public high school teams, which play each another twice a year during their regular season Colonial Valley Conference schedules. 

This year, two of the tournament games took place at DiMeo Field inside Veterans Park – a neutral site in the heart of Hamilton.  For Steinert’s softball team, it was a prelude to further success as the team went on to recently win the Group III State Championship against Middletown South.

Both trophies, which now bear the name of Steinert’s baseball and softball teams, will eventually be displayed in the lobby of the Hamilton Township Municipal Building.  Each year, the winner of the tournament will have their names added to the trophies (similar to the NHL’s Stanley Cup).    

“I want to congratulate the Steinert High School baseball and softball teams for capturing our inaugural trophy tournament title,” explains Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede.  “I wish all of our schools’ teams the best of luck as the tournament continues next year.”

Mayor Yaede is also exploring additional ‘Trophy Tournaments’ for other high school sports for the future.