2018 Rover News

Zoned Sports Training
December 31, 2018

Reminder - Zoned Baseball training will begin on Sunday Jan. 6, 2019 and all participants who signed up should have payment to Coach LaDuca by Thursday Jan. 3 at my classroom B220 or no later than weight training that day. 8th graders who do not train with us at the school may bring payment on Jan. 6.

Cost is $200 payable to "Easton Baseball Diamond Club" for Zoned Training.

Workout is held at Zoned Training Center from 11:30am -1:00pm

EASD school bus is provided by the Diamond Club boosters for transportation for the players at no cost - Bus leaves EASD lower parking lot near baseball field by 10:20am and returns near 2:00pm.

We ask that you bring only necessary equipment, glove, bat, helmet, batting gloves, etc., due to space limitations on the bus. Catchers may bring large bag. Turfs or sneakers are fine. Please wear a baseball hat and long pants (sweats or baseball pants). Baseball attire is expected.

Note - should anyone have questions or someone not be able to make the workout on a given Sunday - please notify Coach LaDuca through email at laducac@eastonsd.org

Zoned Sports Winter Training 2019
November 30, 2018

The Easton High School Baseball program is providing a unique opportunity once again to help your son train this winter in a professional indoor facility with top - notch instruction from people with professional experience and knowledge. Our program has been offered the chance to have the entire facility reserved for our boys 8 straight Sundays from 11:30am-1:00pm beginning Jan. 6, 2019. We had a tremendous experience in 2018 at this facility.

We are looking to organize travel arrangements through EASD school bus. The trip is about 35-40 minutes from Easton. The Facility is called - Zoned Sports Academy and is located at 24 Kearney Street in Bridgewater, NJ….website is www.zonedinc.com / Phone # is 732-537-1770.

Players will receive on each Sunday instruction on all facets of the game. Pitchers and Catchers will receive specific instruction as well as infielders and outfielders. All players will hit and be instructed in batting cage work and also face live pitchers with the expertise of professional instructors along with members of the Easton coaching staff.

Most importantly – this opportunity will give all of our boys a chance to improve their skills in a no stress environment with all of their teammates in a non-tryout setting. Participation in this opportunity is NOT a guarantee of making any EASD Baseball team. Tryout periods in March are the official time period designated for EASD teams. This opportunity restricts no one by ability. All grades are welcome. Grades 8-12 are the range and we currently have limited spots remaining. There 40 spots total and that is filling quickly. Please contact Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org if interested ASAP.

Cost of the program will be $200 per player for the 8 lessons made payable to" Easton Baseball Diamond Club". This payment must be made by Thursday - Jan. 3, 2019.

Questions can be sent to laducac@eastonsd.org in email form.

Thank you!
Easton Baseball Coaching Staff

Christmas Tree Sale and Cookie Fundraiser
November 16, 2018

Easton Baseball is offering a Cookie Sale Fundraiser for the Christmas holiday period.

Please see the attached order forms for details on price. All orders must be given to any baseball coach by Friday, December 7th. Pick-up scheduled for Wednesday, December, 19th. Site details to be announced at a later date.

Any questions should be directed to Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org

Click here to download the Cookie Fundraiser Product Details
Click here to download the Cookie Fundraiser Order Form

The Easton Area High School Baseball Team is selling Christmas Trees as a fundraiser this holiday season. Trees are sold right off the Easton High Baseball Field located off the Route 22 Exit Ramp and 25th street entrance to EAHS.

Douglas and Fraser Firs are available in various heights.
$35 for 6-7 foot trees, $40 for 7-8 ft. trees (Douglas or Fraser)
$50 for Douglas 8-10 ft. and $55 for Fraser Fir 8-10 ft. trees.

Hours: 4-8pm Week nights / 10am-7pm Weekends

Sale begins – Wednesday - Nov. 28, 2018 until stock is gone.

Support the EAHS Baseball Team and have a great Holiday Season! Visit www.roverbaseball.com for details and news!

Lifting Program Begins Tomorrow
October 29, 2018

The St. Luke's Lifting program for baseball will begin Tuesday Oct. 30 after school from 2:30-3:30 for grades 9-12.

Thursday Nov. 1 will be our second date this week. Each week we will lift Tuesday and Thursday after school.

See Coach LaDuca if you have questions or concerns. Email is laducac@eastonsd.org

2018 Varsity Baseball Team Awards and Honor Ceremony: November 2018
September 7, 2018

The following announcement is to honor the 2018 Varsity Baseball team. The team was not able to get together in the summer to gather and honor their fellow teammates due to a variety of reasons including Legion Baseball, Travel baseball, vacations, etc… So to honor the team and all of our seniors we would like to gather on Saturday – November 24 at noon at a place to be determined for a brief luncheon and recognition ceremony. Being the Thanksgiving holiday – it will give us the best chance of most all the players being home. Senior gifts will be given out with photos from senior day and team awards recognized. Parents are welcome to attend. A communication will be sent out about the details sometime in the fall. Please follow us here at www.roverbaseball.com and at Twitter @roverbaseball.

The 2018 Varsity baseball season was one to remember! The season showed us what the word "team" means as all of the members of the team contributed in so many ways to make the 19-4 season a success. They were able to respond to adversity, keep their heads up in tough times, and represented EAHS very well making all of us very proud.

The team worked very hard in the off-season and it paid great dividends as our success showed on the field! The team was the Steel Division Champion and had a 17-2 overall record in the regular season along with a 15-1 conference record for the number one seed in the EPC tournament. We would go onto defeat Emmaus in the EPC Semi Finals and eventually lost to Parkland in the EPC Championship to garner the silver medal.

While this team always had "Team" goals in mind – there were some individual achievements that should be recognized. As I stated earlier – all members of our team were instrumental in our success but here are the award winners and moments to highlight from 2018.

Zach Spray, Scott Poulson, Chris Hess and Eddie Olsen – Captains Leadership Awards - These four young men were tremendous leaders by their performance on the practice and game field throughout the season but also were influential in keeping our team focused and directed towards our goals and will receive recognition for their leadership role.

Zach Spray – Selected 2nd Team OF in the EPC – Honorable Mention Morning Call and Lehigh Valley Live
Chris Hess – Honorable Mention – Infield – EPC, Morning Call, and Lehigh Valley Live
Scott Poulson – Honorable Mention – Pitcher – EPC, Morning Call, and Lehigh Valley Live
Eddie Olsen – All - EPC Conference Pitcher – First Team, 1st Team Morning Call, and 1st Team Lehigh Valley Live
Luke Storm – 2nd Team - EPC – Infield, 2nd Team Morning Call and 2nd Team Lehigh Valley Live
Cam Hubbard – All- EPC Conference MVP – Outfielder, 1st Team Morning Call, and 1st Team Lehigh Valley Live

EAHS Scholar Athlete Nominee – Baseball - Chris Pambianchi – excellence in academics. Chris Hess was runner- up in Athletic and Academic combination award – Collin Campbell also had a great academic year.

Terry Bartolet – MVP AwardCameron Hubbard
This award given to the player who has the most complete numbers and considered to have the best year on the field. This is an award that is strictly based on field performance. Cam was selected as the EPC Most Valuable Player by the coaches and First team All Area by both papers. Cam was injured in early May but prior to that posted a .587 batting average getting 27 hits with 5 doubles, 7 triples, and 2 home runs. He scored a remarkable 28 runs from the leadoff spot and did all of this in 15 games.

Eddie Snyder Award - Christopher Hess
Eddie Snyder was an outstanding athlete, respected teacher, and a successful coach. He taught his players to be aggressive, to be devoted to the game, to respect teammates and coaches, and to have high ideals in sportsmanship. Coach Snyder also stressed high standards in academics and leadership both on and off the field. Chris was our Scholar Athlete Runner - up academically, served on the EPC 18 Character Council of High Schools in his junior and senior years representing EAHS, and also was a captain in his senior season. He performed very well on the field receiving Honorable Mention from the Morning Call, The Express Times, and The EPC Coaches hitting a solid overall .350 and .395 in the EPC and manning a solid second base. All of the above factors – academically, character council, team captaincy, and his on field performance make Chris Hess an excellent selection for the meaning of the Eddie Snyder Award.

Pete Violante Pitching AwardEddie Olsen
This award embodies the best pitcher in the program each year by record, ERA, wins, etc. The award is named after Pete Violante’s 9 win season in 2016 for the District 11 Champions and top 8 in the state Red Rovers in Classification 4A.

This year’s winner is Eddie Olsen who crafted a 6-0 league regular season record with a 0.72 ERA. Overall he was 7-2 with a 1.77 ERA and had 61 strikeouts to 11 walks on the season in 43.1 Innings pitched.

Mark Cooley Teammate AwardBailey Bevins
This award is for a player who is the essential teammate – one whom works selflessly to support the others around him and has one thing in mind – team success. He is coachable, polite, and has all the attributes of supporting his teammates at all times. Bailey Bevins has been a great teammate throughout his career in the baseball program and is being honored for this award.

Please look for a future announcement regarding our team meeting in November to celebrate and honor our seniors and award winners and the special 19-4 team!

Coaching Staff

Fall Baseball Practice Adjustment
August 28, 2018

Due to the early dismissal today there will be no fall baseball practice today!

Changes to the schedule are as follows:

Wed. 2:45 -4:30 Varsity Grades 11-12 will be held no matter what happens with the school schedule - Practice will be held.

Grades 8-9-10 (JV) will not practice Wednesday but will practice Thursday the 30th at 4:30pm-6:00pm

All practices are at the Main Varsity baseball field

Reminder to bring appropriate fees made to "Easton Baseball"

Varsity - $125
JV - $85

Fall Baseball Practice Announcement
August 26, 2018

Fall Baseball practices will be held this coming week for players who signed up with Coach LaDuca prior to the registration deadline and games will begin in the next week after Labor Day.

Please follow the below listed practice schedule:

Varsity / Grades 11-12 will practice Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-4:30pm

Grades 8-9-10 will practice Wed. Aug 29th at 3:30-5:00 and Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

Coaches will explain the upcoming game schedule for each level and all other details.

Please have a check made to "Easton Baseball" for Insurance , baseballs, umpires, league registration fees, etc... the league is run independently of any school affiliation and the EASD provides no financial resources or transportation because it is outside of our PIAA season and rules that exist for Out of Season sports. Please provide this check to the coach during this coming week of practice.

Thank you and we look forward to a great fall baseball season.

Varsity - $125 per player
JV - $85 per player

Fall Baseball - 2018
July 31, 2018

Easton will be participating in our annual 2018 Fall baseball league in conjunction with other high schools in the area starting in early September. Freedom, Phillipsburg, Salisbury, Whitehall, PV, and Stroudsburg are a part to just name a few. Generally, it includes about 10 teams and the season runs through approximately mid October. Generally, the schedule will have us playing two games a week on average during school days from Monday through Thursday. We do not have any scheduled weekend games which allows players to play tournament ball on weekends if they so desire.

The league is not affiliated with Easton High School Athletics due to PIAA rules out of season. Therefore the league will charge a fee for each team and player to pay for Insurance through USSSA, Balls, Umpires, Shirts and other league costs. The cost is determined by the need for all of the listed expenses. Again - The school does not pay for anything related to this program in the fall. The league feels the costs to be very reasonable as the goal of the league is to provide players with an outlet to improve their game in an inexpensive way.

In the past a fee of $125 was charged - we would expect that figure to remain constant. This fee can be made out to Easton Baseball. A future email will give a definite fee once confirmed and this fee will need to be received prior to the fall season at some point in August.

Players entering grades 8-12 are welcome to participate. We will field two teams based on age and grade level and ability level as well.

Players interested in participating in the fall - there are no tryouts or cuts. All players will be included in the league. Players should send Coach LaDuca their the following bits of information at laducac@eastonsd.org by August 20.

Email and Player Cell Phone Contact #:
Shirt Size:
Full Name and Grade Level in Fall 2018:

Parkland tops Easton for the EPC baseball title
May 18, 2018

By Michael Blouse | Freelance Writer | Special to The Morning Call

SCRANTON — Kurt Weber informed his team that they'd be departing Parkland High School at 6:30 a.m. Friday for a long trip, and if all went well, a long day of baseball.

"We expected to hear grumbles," Weber said. "There were no grumbles. They were like, ‘OK, let's go.' We've been a pretty resilient team."

And now, the Trojans are resilient champions — thanks to a strong pitching performance from Adam Smith and lots of timely offense.

Second-seeded Parkland knocked off No. 1 Easton 8-0 to clinch the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship almost eight hours after the Trojans tamed Stroudsburg 8-3 in the semifinals.

Friday's EPC tripleheader was held at the University of Scranton's Charles J. Volpe Family Field, with the first of two semifinals starting at 9 a.m. and the championship game ending at 4:30 p.m. Conference officials opted to shift the semifinals and finals from Easton's Hackett Park to the six-week-old Scranton site after heavy rains postponed play for three consecutive days.

After Parkland topped Stroudsburg in the opener, players refocused and refueled while watching Easton eliminate Emmaus in the second semifinal. Then, Weber and the Trojans sent out Smith to square off against the EPC's other all-star pitcher — Easton's Eddie Olsen.

Smith stymied the Red Rovers for six innings, scattering four hits — three singles — and two walks. The junior struck out five.

Koby Staivecki entered in the bottom of the seventh inning and induced three groundouts to close out Parkland's second straight conference championship and its fourth in five years.

"Going into it, obviously they're a really good team so there were some nerves," Smith said. "But after an inning, we settled in and it was just another game.

"I was able to locate my fastball pretty well today. My curveball felt pretty good, too. I used it to try to keep them off balance. And the defense made all the plays to help me out."

Parkland (19-3) struck for two quick runs in the top of the second inning. Olsen walked William Algard and then hit Dylan Miller to ignite the Trojan rally. Matthew Ervolina scored both runners with a line-drive double into the left-center field alley.

A three-hit third inning produced another two runs for Parkland. Jeremy Piatkiewicz contributed an RBI single to the rally.

The Trojans scored another run in the fourth frame and three more in the sixth. Cullan Wadsworth went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ervolina and Piatkiewicz collected two hits apiece, while Miller and Joseph Weber scored two runs each.

Easton's Chris Hess had two hits. The Red Rovers played without EPC co-MVP Cam Hubbard, who is out indefinitely with an injury.

"Every time there were guys on base we did our jobs," said Wadsworth, one of five senior starters in the lineup. "We kept scratching out runs throughout the game."

The story, though, was the combined pitching performances of Smith and Staivecki. They were in top form while Easton's Olsen struggled in the second and third innings.

"The No. 1 thing about Adam is he doesn't get rattled and he's very, very consistent," Weber said. "He's going to give you this type of effort every time he goes out."

"He did a great job," Easton coach Carm LaDuca said of Smith. "He hit the corners; he was efficient and effective. I was very impressed." LaDuca praised Parkland and offered no excuses after the long trip and long day.

"We're not going to use that as any excuse. Parkland had to play two games, too," he said. "Give Parkland credit, they came out ready to play and we didn't make some plays we needed to make. Quite frankly, we didn't look like a 19-2 team. No excuses. Parkland deserved to win the baseball game."

For Parkland, which earned the top seed for the upcoming District 11 Class 6A tournament, the win was especially satisfying after a long week of waiting out the weather.

Easton (19-3) will be seeded second.

"It was very annoying," Wadsworth said of the postponements. "We were always ready to play, then we'd find out it was cancelled. It was frustrating but it made us, I think, come out with a little more fire today."

Red Rovers rally past Pleasant Valley to reach EPC baseball semifinals
May 12, 2018

Photo courtesy of Rick Kintzel | The Morning Call. Easton right-hander Eddie Olsen struck out 16 batters in the Red Rovers' 10-2 win over Pleasant Valley in an EPC baseball quarterfinal Saturday

By Stephen Miller | The Morning Call
Photo courtesy of April Gamez | The Morning Call

An Easton lineup that bludgeoned its way to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference baseball tournament's top seed failed to produce a big inning in its first few postseason chances.

The relentless Red Rovers eventually took their toll on Pleasant Valley's pitching staff Saturday.

Zach Spray's RBI single capped a fifth inning he started with a leadoff walk. Easton sent 11 men to the plate in the six-run frame, lifting it to a 10-2 win in an EPC quarterfinal at Richards Field.

Luke Storm led Easton with three hits and three RBIs to help it rally from a 2-0 deficit against the eighth-seeded Bears (12-9). Spray added two runs and one RBI, and pinch hitter Matt Happel rapped a two-run double in the fifth as Easton overcame early adversity.

The Red Rovers (18-2 overall) have won 14 straight games against league opponents. They will face No. 4 Emmaus, a 10-0 winner over No. 5 Liberty in Saturday's only other quarterfinal, in Tuesday's second EPC semifinal at Hackett Park (7:15 p.m.) in Easton.

"We obviously were not our sharpest early on," Easton coach Carm LaDuca said. "Hey, maybe it's the type of thing where it's different; it's a playoff game. Give Pleasant Valley credit. They were here to play.

"Fortunately for us, we were able to do some things with our legs. I think Nick [Yannuzzelli's] hit was big to get us on the board and get us rolling. Luke had a couple of big hits. But then Matt Happel's hit as a pinch hitter down the line over there was huge to stretch the lead."

Storm missed on an early chance to give the Red Rovers a big inning when he flied out with the bases loaded in the second. He came through in his next at-bat, lofting a game-tying RBI double to make it 2-2 after four innings.

Storm added RBI singles in each of his next two at-bats. He has taken over as the Red Rovers' leadoff hitter since they lost Cam Hubbard indefinitely to an injury.

"I knew all year we've been putting up runs like this, and it was just a matter of time," Storm said. "Our team wasn't going to go down like that."

Pleasant Valley missed on its chance to build a big lead while Easton starter Eddie Olsen searched for his form early. It had a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings but stranded five runners.

The Bears had no chance against him late. Olsen struck out 10 of the last 12 batters he faced to finish with 16 strikeouts in six innings. Pleasant Valley didn't have a hit after the third inning.

"The grip on my fastball started working," Olsen said. "I started to paint the corners that I really liked, and I just got my footing settled down on the mound. It was good to go."

Squeezing in Saturday's game despite the spotty weather will give Easton a couple of days to prepare for the semifinals. The Red Rovers beat Emmaus 5-3 when the teams played their lone regular-season game two weeks ago.

"Our message to the kids [after the game] was, 'You need to be ready from pitch No. 1,'" LaDuca said. "Today, I don't know if we were as sharp as we needed to be."

Olsen shines as Easton downs Emmaus
May 1, 2018

Photo courtesy of April Gamez | The Morning Call. Easton's Eddie Olsen (5) pitches against Emmaus.

By Stephen Miller | The Morning Call
Photo courtesy of April Gamez | The Morning Call

Eddie Olsen and Kellan Tulio forced a succession of hitters back to their dugouts shaking their heads.

Olsen gave Emmaus nothing for free. That set the senior right-hander apart Tuesday afternoon.

Olsen walked no one while striking out 11 Green Hornets over 5 2/3 innings. Easton, meanwhile, capitalized on Tulio's bouts of wildness to collect a 5-3 EPC interdivisional baseball win at Richards Field.

The victory solidified the Red Rovers (12-1 overall, 11-1 EPC) as the frontrunner for the EPC tournament's top seed. They have ripped off 10 straight wins, nine in the EPC, since a 4-1 loss to Freedom on April 10.

Easton has won most of its games with a relentless lineup. It entered Tuesday averaging 11.6 runs per game. It had scored at least eight runs in all but one game.

The Red Rovers managed only three hits Tuesday, two against Tulio. They turned them into four of their runs, taking advantage of the baserunners Tulio allowed via walks (five) and hit batters (three).

"We've had that discussion, that we were going to face some very good teams this week, starting with Emmaus," Easton coach Carm LaDuca said. "We know Emmaus is for real. Their pitcher was fantastic, one of the best around.

"We knew we would have to face them in a tough situation, and to get some key, clutch hits in some big spots against great pitching, and to actually hold that team down hitting-wise, Eddie did a great job."

Luke Storm and Cole Heitzman delivered Easton's needed hits. Storm rapped a two-run, opposite-field single in the first to put the Red Rovers in front to stay.

Emmaus had clawed within 3-2 after an RBI double by Tulio (two hits, two RBIs) and an RBI single by Adam LeMaster in the top of the sixth. Heitzman answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-out, two-run double off Jude Negron. Heitzman's hit came after Tulio (5 2/3 innings, 11 strikeouts) had hit a batter and issued his final walk, both with two outs.

Olsen kept Emmaus in check with his control. He retired the leadoff hitter in each of his first five innings and didn't allow a runner past second base until the sixth.

"Coming out here, home field, everything mechanically felt good," Olsen said. "I just felt great throughout the whole day." Easton has three more games over the next four days after playing Monday and Tuesday. The Red Rovers have ample reason to feel good about their trajectory despite their schedule challenges.

"Our confidence, we're getting in teams' heads right from the start," Storm said. "We're putting up runs early, and that's really helping us."

Easton puts the hurt on Phillipsburg early in rivalry rout
April 30, 2018

By Kyle Craig | lehighvalleylive.com

Easton Area High School senior Zach Spray gave a fired-up message to his teammates before they took their first at-bats against Phillipsburg.

Those words quickly translated into runs and the Red Rovers turned an early advantage into a comfortable 11-4 rivalry victory at Hackett Park on Monday night.

Spray, a right fielder, wanted his team to be motivated without playing tight.

"In the beginning, everyone was nervous, I could tell," he said. "The environment here at Hackett is just unbelievable when it's Easton vs. P'burg. I got the team together and said, ‘We need to relax and play the game like we always do.'"

Easton (11-1) put pressure on the Stateliners immediately and scored its first run before recording an official AB.

Junior Cam Hubbard walked; senior Chris Hess put down a sacrifice; and Spray drew another walk. Ball four got away from the catcher, prompting Spray to sprint around to second, where an off-target throw allowed Hubbard to score.

A single by sophomore Luke Storm and an RBI groundout from junior Nick Yannuzzelli gave the Red Rovers a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

"It's a big rivalry; everyone knows that," Easton senior Eddie Olsen said. "We knew if we came out here pumped and ready to play, we'd get on them. That's what we did."

"The at bats in the first inning were really critical because we got (Tyler Diefenbach) to throw quite a few pitches in that inning," Red Rovers coach Carm LaDuca said. "We were able to get those runs early, which set the tone. That's sort of how we've been handling things this year. To get an early lead was really special. That was a really good pitcher who was on that mound tonight."

Easton's offense struck again when the top of the batting order started the third inning. Hubbard and Hess both singled and then stole their way into scoring position, where Spray drove them in with a two-run knock.

"My coach always tells me to choke up and put the barrel on the ball (with two strikes)," Spray said. "That's what I did."

Storm and Yannuzzelli both reached to load the bases for Olsen, who broke the game open with a bases-clearing, three-run double, giving the Rovers a 7-0 lead.

"There were less than two outs. I just wanted to get a ball in play and put some runs up on the board," said Olsen, the first baseman. "With two strikes, I just choked up on the bat and let it fly."

Click here to view highlights of the game, Courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone

Monday April 30th Schedule
April 29, 2018

The Varsity team will make-up the Phillipsburg game that was cancelled today, tomorrow night at Hackett's Park beginning at 7pm.

The JV team will not play, the make-up date is still to be determined.

The Freshmen team will host JT Lambert (MS-ESS) at Richards Field beginning at 4pm.

Easton baseball team bashes way to pair of wins over Liberty
April 23, 2018

By Stephen Miller | The Morning Call

Easton’s lineup feasted on several struggling Eastern Pennsylvania Conference baseball teams over the season’s first month. Monday the Red Rovers gave one of the league’s elite squads the same treatment.

Cam Hubbard capped Easton’s day to remember by blasting a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning. That gave the Red Rovers a nine-run frame that wound up the difference in a 17-8 win over Liberty at Richards Field in Easton.

Easton started its day with another big inning. It scored five times in the ninth to beat the Hurricanes 8-3 in the resumption of a March 28 game that was halted with the score 3-3 after eight innings.

By sweeping its EPC Steel rival, Easton (8-1 overall, 8-1 EPC) cemented its standing as a league contender. The Red Rovers had scored at least 11 runs in each of their six wins before Monday. Scoring 22 more in the eight innings they played against the Hurricanes (6-3, 4-3) had everyone in red smiling.

"Offensively, our lineup is kind of ridiculous," Hubbard said. "We know that if we put up enough runs to support our pitching we’re going to win close games and even games like this where we put up a lot of runs."

Hubbard scored twice in Easton’s nine-run sixth inning. He finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs despite leaving the game for a couple of innings after jamming his wrist sliding into third base.

He had plenty of company in the Red Rovers’ parade around the bases. Chris Hess, Zach Spray and Nick Yannuzzelli each scored three runs. Yannuzzelli drove in three runs, while Luke Storm scored twice and drove in two runs.

Monday’s two wins gave Easton three EPC Steel victories in a 30-hour span. The Red Rovers beat Bethlehem Catholic 13-1 in a Sunday afternoon matchup at Coca-Cola Park.

"We have a deep respect for [Liberty coach] Andy [Pitsilos] and his staff and those kids over there," Easton coach Carm LaDuca said. "They come to play every day. It was a slugfest, and balls were flying all over the yard for both squads.

"For us to come out on top both times was really special for our boys. They worked hard to get there."

Liberty allowed Easton to have plenty of hacks. The Hurricanes committed eight errors in the second game, including five in the sixth inning.

Liberty fielded the ball well during a 6-0 start to the season including an 8-2 win over Parkland. It sat for over a week after that victory and has now dropped three straight.

"You can’t have that many errors against a good team like that," Pitsilos said. "They’re a heck of a hitting team. They’ve got good pitching and are coached well.

"You can’t play baseball with that many mistakes. And today, we just made a lot of mistakes."

Diamond Club Purse Bingo
April 16, 2018

Photos form the 2018 Easton Diamond Club Purse Bingo

Thank You to the Diamond Club and all of our parent volunteers for their hard work to make sure the Baseball Bingo was such a success this past weekend. Thank you to the 350+ supporters that attended and participated at our Bingo! Thank you to all of the businesses and families who sponsored our Bingo as well!

Happy Easter
March 31, 2018

Liberty at Easton Varsity Game Suspended
March 28, 2018

Yesterday's Liberty at Easton Varsity Game was suspended after 8 innings with the score tied 3-3.

The game will be completed at a later date. This date has yet to be determined.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2018
Easton Baseball Diamond Club

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Easton Area High School
Richards Field, (25th Street and William Penn Highway)

Rain or Shine
Free to all participants
Any age up to 4th grade students
Bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny

First Pitch Banquet for today will be held!
March 22, 2018

The First Pitch Banquet will be held this evening as scheduled at LaDolce Vita restaurant in Palmer Township. The Banquet will begin at 6pm with doors opening at 5:30pm. Players are reminded that a coat and tie are required for this event.

Practices for today are postponed due to school being closed.

Friday Practices are as scheduled :

Varsity and JV are 6:00-7:30 pm - please report at 6:10pm for warm up in wrestling room Freshmen Team will not practice Friday.

Saturday times will be relayed to you through Twitter, Remind App, and from coaches directly

Freshmen Practice Tonight
March 15, 2018

The Freshmen will practice tonight, March 15th from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Online Apparel Store is Open
March 8, 2018

Online Apparel Store - Easton Logo

Click here to access the Online Apparel Store

Thursday Practice
March 7, 2018

Baseball practice for March 8 will be Grades 11-12 only from 7:30-9:00 pm in both gyms tomorrow - players are to report at 7pm for brief meeting and then at 7:10 stretch and conditioning - 7:30 baseball work in gyms!

Grades 8-10 will not practice Thursday but look for announcement on Twitter tomorrow for Friday practices!

Cleat Store - 2nd Run
March 7, 2018

Spike and Turf Order Store Link - Order #2 Open until March 15

Varsity - Grade 11-12 Required for all players - Team spike and turf for all players who make the team. It is recommended that you do so in order #1 to assure you get your shoes prior to first game. All players need to order the Red and White model spike for varsity. The Black Adidas turf must be ordered as well.

JV - Required team spike - you may order either red and white or the black mid or low spikes dependent on your preference. Turfs are not required but recommended.

Freshmen/Grade 8 - We offer you the opportunity to buy the shoes and or the turfs and strongly suggest the spike. If you buy your own shoes they must be predominately black or approved by your coach.

All players coming out for our program are welcome to purchase the spikes. In the event you do not make the team you will have spikes for your summer season at a discounted rate. Spikes may be picked up at SVSG once the ship date is posted on the website and Twitter.

Helmets must be Matte Red finish and have no other colors. Rawlings from previous year or Demarini Helmets in online store are permitted.

Questions may be sent to Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org

Click here to access the Player Shoes and Turfs Online Store

Practice Schedule for Tuesday March 6th
March 5, 2018

11th & 12th Graders 2:40 right after school until 5:00 at Varsity field
10th Grade 3:00-4:00 Aux Gym
9th Grade 4:00-5:00 Aux Gym
8th Grade 5:00-6:15 Aux Gym

Practice Schedule for Monday March 5
March 4, 2018

Monday March 5 - Tryout practice schedule will be Grades 11-12 at 2:35pm after school - Grades 9-10 should report at 4:00pm. Grade 8 does not practice Monday. Continue to follow here on the website and Twitter for daily updates. Time to get after it! baseball Season is here!

Please be prepared for either indoor or outdoor practice. Have sneakers or turf shoes, sweatshirts, and all of your equipment.

Player Shoes and Turfs Online Store
March 1, 2018

New Balance Spikes
Adidas Turfs

Players may begin to order their spikes and turfs and/ or helmets on the online store from SVSG in the Palmer Mall using the link below. Current store will run to the March 5 Midnight deadline. Order #1 will be put in at that time. A second window of opportunity will also be opened for those who want to order later.

Varsity - Grade 11-12 Required for all players - Team spike and turf for all players who make the team. It is recommended that you do so in order #1 to assure you get your shoes prior to first game. All players need to order the Red and White model spike for varsity. The Black Adidas turf must be ordered as well.

JV - Required team spike - you may order either red and white or the black mid or low spikes dependent on your preference. Turfs are not required but recommended.

Freshmen/Grade 8 - We offer you the opportunity to buy the shoes and or the turfs and strongly suggest the spike. If you buy your own shoes they must be predominately black or approved by your coach.

All players coming out for our program are welcome to purchase the spikes. In the event you do not make the team you will have spikes for your summer season at a discounted rate. Spikes may be picked up at SVSG once the ship date is posted on the website and Twitter.

Helmets must be Matte Red finish and have no other colors. Rawlings from previous year or Demarini Helmets in online store are permitted.

Questions may be sent to Coach LaDuca at laducac@eastonsd.org

Click here to access the Player Shoes and Turfs Online Store

Easton Baseball Events Week of Feb. 26 - March 3
February 26, 2018
  • Tuesday - Feb. 27 - 8th Grade hitting date at EAHS 3:30-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Feb 28 - Grade 9-12 - Intramurals - Pitching and Hitting Outdoors 2:30pm
  • Thursday March 1 - Coaches Meeting 5pm EAHS Gym followed by Parent Meeting for Spring Sports at 6pm
  • Monday March 5 2:45pm - First day of Official Practice
Watch official announcements of practice times on the site and Twitter

Rover Baseball Events Week of Feb. 20-25
February 20, 2018
  • Feb 20 - Tuesday - St. Luke's Performance Post Testing - Main Gym - 2:35pm
  • Feb. 21 - Wednesday- Intramurals - Hitting and all Pitchers and Catchers Bullpens - 2:35pm
    • Impact Concussion Computer Test - Business Lab J300's wing - 5:15 pm
    • EASD players who took this in 2017 or 2018 for any EAHS sport are exempt
    • Any baseball candidate who did not must have this test.
  • Feb. 22 - Thursday - 8th Grade hitting date only - EAHS Aux gym 3:30-5:00pm
    • Grade 9-12
  • Feb. 23 - Friday - Intramural Hitting - EAHS Aux gym Grade 9-12 - 2:35pm
  • Feb 24 - Saturday - Baseball Physicals at EAHS gym lobby - all paperwork must be handed in at this time. All medical forms are to be given to EAHS trainers and remaining papers are given to Coach LaDuca. Baseball assigned time 9:15am!!!
  • Feb. 25 - Sunday - Final "Zoned" workout 10:15am departure for those involved.

Coach, Vera Bradley & Michael Kors Bingo / Tricky Tray
February 13, 2018
Easton Baseball Diamond Club

The Easton Baseball Diamond Club would like to announce the 2018
SUNDAY-April 15, 2018 at EAHS

See the attachment below for sponsorship and donation letter for local businesses.

The Diamond Club will be having a meeting in February and March regarding the Bingo. Stay tuned to the website and email for that date. If anyone has an email that needs to be added to the Baseball parent list please send an email to the website contact and we will have you added.

Any questions regarding the bingo may be posted to the contact on the site here also.

Click here to download the business donation letter.

Tryout Information: Meetings
January 30, 2018

Anyone interested in trying out for Baseball at Easton High School, a meeting will be held for Grades 9-12 in room B220 on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018 at 2:30pm. Important dates and paperwork for physicals will be handed out and questions you may have will be answered. First official PIAA tryout Date will be March 5, 2018.

Any 8th grader interested in trying out for Junior High baseball - a meeting will be held on Feb. 8, 2018 in the EAMS cafeteria at 3pm for the above and below information.

Baseball Physicals - Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 (9:15 am EAHS Gym Lobby)

Impact Concussion Testing Dates - Feb. 21 and 22 (Begins at 5:15pm)

Easton Baseball Zoned Sports Workouts begin Sunday Jan. 7
January 5, 2018

ALL PLAYERS who signed up for the workouts with Coach LaDuca should report. Players who asked me about any available spots may come also as there are several available spots. If you have questions please contact me at laducac@eastonsd.org as soon as possible.

With the cancellation of school Thursday and Friday due to weather related issues we were unable to meet as originally scheduled for the St. Luke's Workout on Thursday after school. As I explained in our Tuesday meeting we would begin the workout program on Sunday as scheduled.

1. There will be an Easton Area School District Bus provided for all players for transportation at no cost to you. ALL PLAYERS are to take this transportation unless previously arranged with Coach LaDuca and your parents. It will pick us up in the Lower parking lot at 10:15 am Sunday. Please be prompt and ready to board at 10:10am. The workout is scheduled for 11:30am-1:00pm. We will immediately return to EAHS and should arrive for pickup at 1:45-2:00pm.

2. Players who have not paid fro the workouts MUST bring a check or money as they board the bus Sunday. This was due Thursday Jan 4 but with no school the past few days Sunday will be fine.

3. Bring your bat bag with helmet, glove, turf shoes or sneakers, and bats. Please try to wear sweatpants or baseball pants, an Easton Baseball shirt if possible or some sort of Easton clothing and a baseball hat. We will talk about some sort of uniform dress code at a later date.

4. This is a tremendous opportunity to participate in a highly regarded instructional program as a team of guys from Easton. Let's represent our school and program in an excellent fashion. Please hustle, listen to the instructors, and be prepared to give your all for the workout. Again - questions regarding the workouts or on financials please see me or write me an email at laducac@eastonsd.org

  • Next Meeting
    Wednesday, August 16th
    EAHS Library
  • Next Meeting
    Wednesday, August 16th
    EAHS Library
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