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Montclair returns a wealth of pitching talent including senior soutpaw Jeremy Sachs, while the deep lineup is also bolstered by versatile and talented players such as Sean Brown (left, bottom photo) and Amar Francis as Mounties look to compete with best teams in rigorous SEC-American Division. (Photos by Gene Nann & Sideline Chatter)

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MOUNTIE MUSINGS- Two key members of the 2019 Montclair GNT championship squad, outfielder Kyle Miller (Gettysburg) and second baseman-pitcher Conner McGrath (UMass-Boston) are playing in the college ranks. Miller starts in center field and leads off for Gettysburg…The 40-year-old Gavazzi has an extensive coaching career in baseball which started when he was a 21-year-old rookie head coach at Bayley-Ellard in Madison, which closed its doors in 2005. Gavazzi, who teaches health and physical education at Montclair, has actually had two different stints to encompass his 12 years with the Mounties (2006-2013 and 2017 to present). His 2012 squad also won a GNT title. His overall record is 230-166 including 189-121 at Montclair. His teams also won three Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League division titles (2006, 2008 and 2009)….Current senior Sean Brown has committed to Maryland Eastern Shore to play his collegiate baseball.              

2021 Montclair Mounties Varsity Baseball Schedule

Pre Season
4/8 @ St. Mary's
4/9 vs St. Joseph's Regional
4/10 @ Bergen Catholic
4/12 vs Ramapo
4/15 @ Don Bosco Prep
4/16 @ St. Peter's Prep
4/17 vs Westfield

Regular Season
4/19 @ West Essex
4/20 vs St.  Benedicts
4/22 vs Columbia
4/24 vs Bloomfield
4/26 vs Seton Hall Prep
4/28 @ Barringer
4/29 @ Livingston
5/1 @ Passaic Valley
5/3 vs Newark Academy
5/4 @ North Bergen
5/6 @ Nutley
5/7 @ West Orange
5/10 vs West Essex
5/17 @ Bloomfield
5/20 @ Seton Hall Prep
5/21 @ Clifton
5/24 vs Livingston
5/25 @ MKA (Yogi Berra Cup game)
5/27 @ Millburn
5/28 vs Newark Tech
6/3 vs Nutley
6/7 @ Caldwell
6/9 vs Millburn

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Montclair coach Ron Gavazzi holds a special Essex County championship trophy handed out for winning the 2019 GNT title as he is joined on field by a former Mountie great Ron Burton, who played on both the 1963 GNT championship Mountie squad and 1964 edition which was runners-up. Both those teams were coached by the legendary Clary Anderson. in the bottom photo, members of Montclair's Errico Baseball squad take a breather after one of the games in this past summer's 'Last Dance' tourney. (Sideline Chatter photos)

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