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    SETTING THE STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE

    PLAYERS WANTED FOR 2021!
    The Middletown Eagles Travel Baseball program provides players with an opportunity to be coached by the best coaches in the area to develop a large part of the foundation for Middletown HS South!
     
    Proof is in the pudding! Midd South won the 2021 Group 4 State Championship this year, as 5 of the 9 starters in the Championship game played for the Middletown Eagles! Additionally, 21 of 24 players on the roster played for the Middletown Eagles and/or attended Do Damage Baseball Camp!
    Unlike many travel programs our goal is not to win at all costs. Instead, we will strive to develop our players to be the best they can be both on and off the field. Character development is equally important for us towards helping our players reach their full potential. We will aim to achieve this through hard work, commitment, maintaining positive attitudes, and being great teammates at all times. 
    This past Spring the Eagles had 6 teams. Our 14U team won the USABL Championship, while our 12U team advanced to the finals but came up short. Our 10U team also went deep into the tournament losing in the semi-finals 13-12 to the eventual champs.
    Our Coaching Staff for the Spring:
    9U: Head Coach-Ryan Spillane, Asst. Coaches Jordan Gilruth, Bob Kolb
    10U: Head Coach-Ryan Spillane, Asst. Coaches Jordan Gilruth, Bob Kolb
    11U: Head Coach-Sean Pardue, Asst. Coaches Mike Bergin, Anthony Esposito  
    12U: Head Coach-Mike Nuccio, Asst. Coaches Will Gannon, Trevor Brey
    13U: Head Coach-Mike Murphy, Asst. Coaches Mike Nuccio, Eric Johnson
    14U: Head Coach-Jordan Gilruth, Asst. Coach Stefan Poggioli

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    This past Fall we had two teams lose tough fought battles in the semi-finals. Our 10U Navy team finished the season 6-4-1 and might have faired better if we were at full capacity in our final game. However, the safety of all players involved is paramount and we had to keep our best pitcher out until mid-game when his brother got back negative test results. Although the end of the season was unfortunate, everyone is healthy and that's what's most important!

     

    Our 11U team lost a heartbreaker 4-3 to a team who 10-run ruled them earlier in the season. What a turn around a year makes as this team after going winless in the Fall of 2019 finished the Fall of 2020 7-4! Great season team & we look forward to the Spring.

     

    Our 14U team had a respectable season as well playing a year up! The boys finished by winning the last 3 of 4 games. Our 10U Gray and 12U teams also improved significantly as the season progressed. 

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    Our 2019 seasons saw big strides as the coaches & boys worked hard to improve individually, as a team, & as a program! The pinnacle of the year took place in Cooperstown as our 12U team took the program's inaugural trip and represented us well!

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    Our exceptional coaching staff is unparalleled to any other staff around consisting of 8 high school coaches! Our 8U team was coached by Ryan Lillis who is the Head Varsity Coach at Keansburg and assisted by Head Freshmen Coach at CBA Nick Galeotafiore. Our 10U team was coached by Ryan Spillane, former Head Varsity Coach at Middletown South (2009-2019) and assisted by Coach Mike Nuccio, former asst. at South. Our 11U team was coached by Eric Johnson, Head Varsity Coach at Howell and also assisted by Coach Nuccio. Our 12U & 13U teams were coached by Mike Murphy (Head JV Coach at Midd South), Jordan Gilruth (former Asst. at South), and Jeff Schneider (Varsity Asst. at South).

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    Our program started in the Spring of 2016. Since then, the Middletown Eagles have played in over 30 seasons which includes several teams playing in the Spring, Summer, and Fall with over 15 different teams! Additionally, there have been dozens of former Middletown Eagles' players who have played or are currently playing high school baseball!