Barnstormers Battle, But Come Up Short


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Front Row (l-r): Brendan Powell, Sal Vassallo, Tino Quagliata, Michael Daggett, Brian Feury, David Festa and bat boy, Andrew Priscoe. Second Row (l-r): Robert Coppola, Ian Metzger, Andrew Siegelin, Joey Zecchino, Jason Siegelin and Steven Priscoe. Coaches (l-r: Bob Shafer, Kurt Siegelin, Matt Ciccolini and Head Coach Peter Festa. (Photo courtesy Pam Priscoe)

The Verona 10U Summer Barnstormer baseball team competed in the championship of the 15-team Essex/Morris/Passaic Summer baseball league last night, July 28. Verona had to play and beat two of the top teams in the league (Nutley and South Orange/Maplewood) to get to the championship game against the No.1 seed, Montville.

In a hard fought game in front of a large local fan base, Verona battled but came up short, ending the game with an 11-5 score. Verona was the defending 9U Champions from 2009 and finished this past season 14-3. Over a two-year span, Verona is 27-6.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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