Promoting a passion and love for the baseball

MONROE. The OC Smash Travel Baseball team, a Monroe-based program for 5 to 9 year-olds, is coming off a busy few weeks of baseball.

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  • The entire Smash team and coaching staff excited to spend the day at Boulders Stadium.

  • Smash 6U player Shawn Gillett readies for a bright sunny day in the Boulders dugout.

  • OC Smash 7U Champions of USABL Memorial Day Weekend TournamentBack – Left to right – Coach Coyle, Coach Ohren, Coach Santopietro, Coach HarawitzFront -Left to right – Christian Hudson, Brandon Buchler, Tristan Coyle, Dominick Santopietro, Brendan Dwyer, Tommy O’Toole, Jackson Frambach, Drew Ohren, RJ Andreala, Kneeling – Luke Harawitz

  • OC Smash 9U Semi-Finalists Bergen County Charity Classic:Top - Left to right – Coach Monda, Coach Zymberi, Coach Bond, Coach SchwarzMiddle – Left to right – Brian Sorce, Mikey Monda, Cole Engel, Mike Zymberi, Brandon Schwarz, Kyle LascanoBottom – Left to right – Brayden Bonney, Colin Johnson, Jake Bond, Aiden Kascheres, Rowan Durkin

  • Smash Player Mikey Monda enjoying a beautiful day at Boulder Stadium!!!

The OC Smash 7U travel team hit the road on May 25 to compete in the USABL Memorial Day Tournament in Marlboro, N.J.

USABL Memorial Day Tournament

For a majority of the 6 and 7 year-old players, the games would be their first experience playing in a travel baseball game or tournament.

The team's first game against the Manalapan Braves was a 12-8 loss.

In the second game of the tournament, needing a victory to advance to the championship, the 7U OC Smash team defeated the Monroe Falcons 15-2, setting the stage for a rematch with the Manalapan Braves.

The championship game was hard fought with the team pulling out a solid 10-4 win.

All of the coaches and players on the team played a part in the championship. Well done, Little Smashers.

Bergen County Charity Classic

Over Memorial Day weekend, the 9U team participated in the Bergen County Charity Classic and won its Division in pool play with a 3-0 record, winning 15-7 over the Westchester Generals, 7-6 over the Wayne Valley Warriors and 8-0 over the Franklin Lakes War Eagles.

The team made it to the semi-finals, falling to Bayonne Cal Ripken but completed the tournament third out of 16 teams for a great weekend of baseball.

Family Fun Day at Rockland Boulders Stadium

On week later, on Saturday June 1, the Orange County Smash program attended the Rockland Boulders game as part of the programs annual Family Fun Day. The players for the OC Smash competed on Boulders field in a baseball game, a skills competitions and in a home run derby. The excitement on the players faces was priceless.


The program is celebrating its second anniversary in July and plans to continue to focus on the development of it players in a fun atmosphere to promote a passion and love for the game.

The team will hold tryouts during August for its 2020 teams. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can e-mail OCSMASHRETURNS@YAHOO.COM.

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