SCCC Baseball Loaded With Returnees

Article Posted -- March 6, 2018

This year’s Sussex County Community College baseball team is loaded with veteran players..

Coach Ramadan Mehmedi expects that veteran experience to transfer into a winning season.

“We feel our sophomores are battle tested and ready to lead the way this year,” said Mehmedi. “They’ve got experience from last year and they’ll be able to help our incoming class contribute right away.” 

The Skylanders’ roster features 11 sophomores from a team that went 15-24 a season ago. Of the 24 losses, 11 were the result of one run defeats. With the experience combined with a break or two, Mehmedi is confident that the team can turn things around quickly.

“Our outlook for this season is to reach the Region 19 playoffs and make some noise in the tournament,” the coach. “We will need to stay healthy and have our players step up each and every game to do so though. Thankfully we do have the experience and players who have worked extremely hard getting ready for this season. They’ve got a lot of drive, which we will need to make the playoffs.”

In addition to several Sussex County based players, interestingly the team features a few international players, from Japan, Venezuela,,Brazil, and Quebec, as well as a couple of sophs from Hackettstown.

Returning Sophomores include; Trevor Risdon (High Point), Sean Kelemen (West Milford), Tyler Goff (Chatfield), Anthony Carida (Hackettstown), Wataru Kazama (Toyko), Mongeon Kim (Osaka), Cole VanLuvender (Newton), Bobby Fehr (Newton), Dalton DelRosso (Hopatcong), Shaun Rittweger (High Point), Chris Miller (West Milford), and transfers Johnny Franco (Hackettstown) and Nathan King (Myrtle Beach).

Incoming freshmen include Nicolas Dore (Quebec), Jean Lagreca(Caracas), Aldo Vallorosi (Newton), Derek Sarapuchiello (High Point), Edgardo Matute (San Pedro Sula), Gustavo Souza (Brazil), Matt Douma (High Point), Nicholas Grifone (Vernon), Anthony Melillo (Hopatcong), and Matthew Bell (Vernon).

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