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The Rockland Cavaliers welcome you to our homepage. The Cavalier's roster is filled with players who are committed to playing winning baseball.

The experience of the team comes from both the pro and college level. We have players from Bucknell University, Fairfield University, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Siena College, Seton Hall University, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oneonta, Union College, and Teikyo Post University. We also have some players with pro experience at both the minor league (White Sox, Yankees, Mets, Cardnials, Phillies, Orioles, Cubs and Astros organizations) and independent league (Sioux Falls Canaries, Selma Cloverleafs, Southern Minny Stars, Bangor Lumberjacks, Catskill Cougars and Kalamazoo Kodiaks) levels.

The Cavaliers will be entering their 10th season in the WRWBL in 2008. They have an overall record of 129-107 in their 9 seasons within the league.

In 2007, the Cavaliers finished with their second straight #3 Seed in the playoffs with a regular season record of 19-9. They were knocked out of the playoffs in the league semi-finals by the Danbury Barons.   

In 2005 the Cavaliers finished the regular season 24-5 and earned the #2 seed in the playoffs. The Cavs advanced to their first ever championship and fell one game short of being crowned champions with an overall record of 30-10. The Cavaliers earned National Recognition for the first time by being ranked in the 2005 NSPBA / USA Top 50 (#44)for their success in the 2005 season. The Cavaliers have maintained a top 100 ranking ever since.

The team travels around the country to participate in tournaments and most recently participated in the Austin Minnesota Spamtown Challenge last fourth of July. It was the second straight appearance for the Cavaliers in the Spamtown Challenge.

The Cavaliers are always looking for quality ball players who are dedicated to winning. If you feel you have what it takes to push our team to the next level - step up to the plate and contact us.

Any interested players looking to play in the 2008 campaign should contact General Manager John Moolick at jjmoo5@optonline.net.
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Friday, August 29
PICERNO LEADS CAVS TO WRWBL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

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Scott Picerno tossed a complete game to lead the Rockland Cavaliers to an 8-1 victory and their first WRWBL Championship in team history. Picerno allowed only one run to a tough Outlaw lineup and picked up his 2nd victory of the series. The Outlaws had chances to score in several innings, but Picerno would buckle down each time and make big pitches to get out of the inning.

 

The Cavs offense got going early scoring 4 runs in the 2nd, 3 runs in the 3rd and a run in the 4th to open up an 8-0 lead. The 2nd inning got started with a leadoff single by cleanup hitter Marc Duncan and a walk to Matt Gizzi. Matt Marotta drove in the first run with an RBI single. After Rob Golemba walked, Donnie Roth came through with another RBI single and Gerard Moreno capped the scoring in the inning with a huge 2 out, 2 run single.  In the 3rd inning, Mike Mobbs led off with a single and Joe Farina got hit by a pitch. Marc Duncan then launched a long double to right center to score Mobbs. Justin Leon finished the scoring in the 4th with another double to right center that scored two. The Cavs added a run in the 4th inning as Moreno lined a one out single to center, stole second base and came home on a RBI single by Mobbs.

 

With the Cavs up 8-0 after 4 innings, Picerno did the rest as he would allow only one run in the 5th inning. For Picerno, it was his 4th win in the playoffs in as many starts, which brought his overall record to 11-1 on the season in the WRWBL.  For the Cavaliers, it capped off an outstanding 2008 season that saw them win the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Tournament and the WRWBL Championship while winning 17 of their final 18 games in the WRWBL. 



Friday, August 29
MORENO’S COMPLETE GAME 2-HITTER GIVES CAVS SERIES LEAD 2-1

The Cavs defeated the New City Outlaws 3-2 behind a gutsy performance from starter Gerard Moreno, who threw a complete game to lead the Cavaliers to a 3-2 victory over the New City Outlaws. The victory puts the Cavs up 2 games to 1 in their best of 5 series. Moreno allowed only 2 hits and 2 runs in the complete game effort but battled control problems all night. Moreno walked 13 Outlaws but somehow managed to pitch himself out of a jam what seemed like every inning . Actually, the only inning he retired the Outlaws in order was the 9th inning.

 

The Cavs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as John Moolick lead off the game with walk and stole second base. After Mike Mobbs walked and Joe Farina singled, the bases were loaded with 2 outs. 3B Justin Leon hit a ground ball in the hole and the throw to second was slightly off line allowing Pat Furey, who was running for Farina, to hustle into 2nd base safely and allow the runner from 3rd to score. The Outlaws responded in the 3rd inning scoring two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Walks to Mario Martinez and Justin Michalek wrapped around a single off the bat of Eric Nanton would load the bases with no outs. Ground balls by Mike Amendola and Chris Beretta would drive in the tying and go-ahead runs for the Outlaws.

 

The Cavs answered right back in the top of the 4th with 2 runs of their own to take a 3-2 lead. Matt Gizzi led off the inning with a single followed by a double to rightcenter by Justin Leon. Matt Marotta drove in Gizzi with a single to left. Donnie Roth then plated the go-ahead run with a line drive single to right scoring Marotta. That was all the scoring in the game as the Cavs ended up with a 3-2 victory.

 

The Cavs will look to close out the series in Game 4 Friday night with staff ace Scott Picerno on the hill against southpaw Chris Beretta for the Outlaws.



Friday, August 29
OUTLAWS BLOW OUT CAVS TO TIE SERIES AT ONE GAME APIECE

The New City Outlaws defeated the Rockland Cavaliers 16-3 to even the series at one game each. The Outlaws scored early and often as their offense erupted for 16 runs on 16 hits. The highlight for the Outlaws was a 5-hit performance by Brandon Mann, which included a 2-Run HR and an RBI triple. Ryan Lockee drove in 4 runs with 2 hits, Wayne Poppe added 3 hits and James Caroleo reached base 4 times on 3 walks and a double. Outlaws starter Chris Granata, staked to a big lead, did what he needed to do and held the Cavs to one run over 5 strong innings. 

 

The Cavs will look to regroup Thursday night at Germonds Park in game three of the series when they send Gerard Moreno to the mound for his first playoff start against the Outlaws Chris Robinson.



Friday, August 29
GIZZI & PICERNO LEAD CAVS TO GAME 1 VICTORY

The Rockland Cavaliers took game one of the best of five championship series against the New City Outlaws yesterday with a 7-3 victory at Germonds Park.  Cavs ace and Cy Young candidate Scott Picerno tossed 8 innings to pick up his 3rd win of the 2008 post-season and his 10th victory of the year.  Picerno allowed 8 hits, 4 bb's and 3 runs before yielding to Chris Denisar, who worked a scoreless 9th inning for the third time in the playoffs.

 

The Cavs scored scored three runs in the 2nd inning off Outlaws starter Wes Poppe to take a 3-0 lead.  The big hit was an RBI double by Matt Gizzi to score Marc Duncan with the first run of the game.  The Cavs added two more runs on a fielder’s choice followed by a two out RBI infield single by Gerard Moreno.  The score remained 3-0 until the bottom half of the 4th inning when the Outlaws loaded the bases with no outs on back to back singles from all-stars Brendan Mann and James Caroleo and a walk to Justin Michalek.   Picerno was able to strike out the next batter, but then walked Brian Brophy to force in the first run.  Then with one out, Chris Berretta hit a chopper back to Picerno who threw home, but a hustling Caroleo beat the throw to make the score 3-2.  Mario Martinez then drilled a deep fly ball to left which just stayed in the park for a sac fly to tie the score at 3-3.  Picerno, who had been battling control problems all inning, walked the next batter to load the bases again, but was able to strike out the next batter to escape with a 3-3 tie.

 

Both starters Picerno and Poppe settled in and kept the game at 3-3 going into the 6th inning.  The Cavaliers were able to take the lead for good in the top of the sixth when Mike Mobbs and Joe Farina lead off with a back to back singles.  Mobbs advanced to third on a wild pitch and later scored on a throwing error.  The score would stay 4-3 until the top of the 7th when Gerard Moreno reached base on an infield single, stole second  and scored on a big two out single to right field by John Moolick.  The Cavs would add two more insurance runs in the 8th off the bat of Matt Gizzi, who drilled a 2 RBI double into the left centerfield gap to take a 7-3 lead.

 

Both teams recorded 9 hits on the day and 4 walks.  The difference was the timely two out hitting by the Cavs in the 7th and 8th innings which helped them get the win.   Game two of the series will resume Tuesday night at 7pm at Germonds Park.   The expected starters will be Outlaws all-star and long time ace Chris Granata (6-1 2.73 ERA) vs Cavs all-star pitcher Joe Seminara (3-2 2.66 ERA).



Friday, August 15
CAVS TO FACE OUTLAWS IN 2008 FINALS

For the first time in league history, two Rockland County teams will meet in the WRWBL Finals when the Rockland Cavaliers face the New City Outlaws for the WRWBL Cup.  Game 1 of the best of five series will be  on Sunday August 17th at 1 PM at Germonds Park in West Nyack .  

 

Refer to the league home page for the complete series schedule.



Wednesday, August 13
CAVS ADVANCE TO FINALS

The Rockland Cavaliers advanced to the WRWBL Finals with a 5 – 1 victory over the Pleasantville Red Sox at Veterans Field in Orangeburg last night.  Cavs starter Joe Seminara (“Semi”) pitched a strong eight innings allowing a lone run in the third.  The big blow for the Cavs was a two out, two run double off the bat of Matt Gizzi in the fourth.  An RBI single by Matt Marotta plated Gizzi for the Cavs third run of the inning.  The Cavs added two more runs in later frames.  Semi yielded to Chris Denisar after the eighth.  Denisar pitched a scoreless ninth securing the victory.    This will mark the second trip to the WRWBL Finals for the Cavs and the first since 2005.  They will face the winner of Thursday night’s Tides-Outlaws game in a best of five series beginning this weekend.

Sunday, August 10
CAVS TAKE EARLY SERIES LEAD

The Rockland Cavaliers defeated the Pleasantville Red Sox 7 – 1 in Game 1 of their WRWBL Semi-Final matchup at Purchase College.  Starter Scott Picerno pitched 8 strong innings earning his second 2008 playoff victory in as many chances.  Picerno was backed by sound defense and a pesky Cavs offense that grinded out one run in each of the first five innings and two runs in the sixth.  Catcher Joe Farina reached base four times in five at bats including a HBP, a BB and an RBI single.  Farina’s spot in the order also scored three runs.  The series resumes with Game 2 on Tuesday August 12 at Veterans Park in Orangeburg, NY at 7 PM.

Friday, August 8
SEMI LEADS CAVS TO SEMI'S

The Rockland Cavaliers advanced to the WRWBL Semi-Final Round by defeating the Yonkers Indians 10 – 4 at Clarkstown South on Thursday night.  The Cavs came out swinging scoring six runs on six hits in the top of the first staking starter Joe Seminara to an early lead.  Seminara did his part holding a potent Indians offense to three runs over seven innings.  Brandon Swedelson pitched the eighth allowing one run and Chris Denisar pitched a scoreless ninth.  The Cavs Semi-Finals opponent will be determined by the outcome of the other three Quarter-Final series that are all tied up with each team earning a win in the first two games.

Wednesday, August 6
CAVS EDGE TRIBE IN PLAYOFF OPENER

The Rockland Cavaliers defeated the Yonkers Indians 7 - 4 in Game 1 of a WRWBL Quarter Final playoff round.  Scott Picerno pitched a strong eight innings and was supported by sound defense, particularly in the outfield as Donnie Roth, Mike Mobbs and Gerard Moreno all played strong games.  Mobbs was also the catalyst offensively collecting two hits and scoring three runs.  Marc Casey pitched well for the Indians keeping the Cavs hitters off balanced all night.  The series resumes on Thursday August 7 at 7 PM at Clarkstown South.

Tuesday, August 5
IT MUST BE AUGUST.....

For the third time in the last four years, the Rockland Cavaliers will square off against the Yonkers Indians in the Quarter Final round of the WRWBL playoffs.  The three game series begins on Tuesday August 5 at Clarkstown South at 7 PM.  Game Two will be on Thursday August 7 at Clarkstown South at 7 PM.  Game Three (if necessary) will be on Saturday August 9 at Iona Prep at 12 PM (time to be confirmed). If past years are any indication, this will be a closely contested series that could quickly turn with a fortuitous bounce in either direction.  What remains to be seen is whether the new faces on either side can match the intensity of past playoff meetings and if the returning players on either side can handle the mental stress of Cavs-Indians III.

Tuesday, July 8
2008 Hall of Fame Tournament Champs!!!!

CAVS WIN 2008 HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT

Game 1: CAVS 5 Peekskill Tides 2
Game 2: Colonie Knights 6 CAVS 3
Game 3: CAVS 10 New Rochelle Tigers 3
Game 4: CAVS 8 Auburn Aces (MN) 3
Championship: CAVS 8 Colonie Knights 3

DETAILS TO FOLLOW


Sunday, June 8
Cavs split Tiger Doubleheader

The Cavaliers split a doubleheader against the New Rochelle Tigers on June 8th.

The Cavs dropped the first game 2-0, despite a great pitching performance by Jeff Hoffman. Cavs newcomer Hoffman struck out 5 and allowed only 3 hits over 6 innings.

The Cavs just couldn’t get anything going against the Tigers pitchers, with Matt Marotta and Pat Furey having the only Cavalier hits.

 

The Cavs came back in the 2nd game, securing a 7-2 victory behind starter Joe Seminara. Seminara allowed only 1 hit through 5 innings, striking out 4. Relievers Brandon Swedelson and Chris Denisar each threw an inning to hold off the Tigers. A Donnie Roth 2 RBI double in the 2nd jump started the Cavs. Cavs GM John Moolick went 3-3, with Moolick and pat Furey each scoring 2 runs.



Friday, May 16
PASCH SIGNS WITH ATLANTIC CITY SURF

Congratulations to Mike Pasch (Rockland Cavaliers) who has signed with the Atlantic City Surf of the CanAm League.  Pasch, a product of St. Thomas Aquinas (STAC), came to the Cavs in 2007 via their partner franchise the Nyack Indians of the NJABL.  In 2007, Pasch pitched for the Cavs in the regular season, the July 4th SPAMTown Challenge in Austin, MN and was an integral part of the Nyack Indians NJABL Championship run.  Prior to signing, Pasch had one appearance for the Cavs in 2008, earning the win in the first game of a doubleheader against the Bronx Astros on May 3.   Pasch becomes the second Cavaliers pitcher in as many seasons to sign a professional contract joining Joe Walentin who signed with the New York State League 2007 and was ultimately promoted to the Reno (NV) Silver Sox of the Golden League.   Best of luck to Mike as he embarks on his professional baseball career!



Tuesday, May 6
Cavs Sweep Double Header!

The Rockland Cavs took 2 games from the Bronx County Astros on Saturday by the scores of 11-1 and 6-5. In game 1, Mike Pasch threw a 6 inning complete game allowing only 4 hits and 1 bb while giving up 1 unearned run. Dan Hayden, Matt Gizzi, Rob Golemba and Mike Morel each had multiple hit games. Golemba also drove in 2 and scored 3 runs.

Game 2 went extra innings with Dan Hayden ending the game in the 9th with a walk off line drive in the right centerfield gap scoring Gerard Moreno for the winning run. Chris Denisar started and threw 4 solid inning and Rob Golemba pitched the final 5 innings and picked up the win. Dan Hayden and Rob Golemba chipped in 2 hits apiece while Matt Gizzi added 3 hits. Golemba also drove in 2 runs and walked twice.   



Monday, April 21
Cavs Drop 2008 Opener

The Cavs dropped their opening day contest with the Somers Cyclones 5 – 4 at a cloudy and cold Fleming Field in Yonkers.  The Cavs jumped out to an early 1 – 0 lead in the first scoring on a pickoff play with the bases loaded after Mark Duncan walked, Joe Farina reached on an error and Ty Della Monica walked.  The Cyclones quickly responded with three runs on three hits off Cavs righthander Joe Seminara in the bottom of the frame giving lefty Steve Shult a 3 – 1 lead.  Somers added a run in the fifth on a fielder’s choice groundout.  The Cavs responded with three two-out runs in the seventh off Cyclones reliever Jon Pollock (1-0), tying the game on an RBI single by Mark Duncan.  The Cyclones took the lead for good on an RBI single by DH Chris Carday off Cavs reliever Rob Golemba (0-1) in the bottom of the seventh.  Drew Panos (save) came on to pitch a scoreless ninth. Congratulations to first year Cyclones co-managers Drew Panos and Jon Pollock on their first WRWBL victory as managers.   The Cavs will look to rebound on Sunday April 27 at 10 AM against the Pleasantville Red Sox at SUNY Purchase.  It will be the Sox first game in 2008.

   
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