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).
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
“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