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 2015 Baseball Roster

PLAYER  # Pos. B/T Height  Weight  Hometown 
 Nelson Gonzalez  1  C/OF  R/R 5'9" 177  Passaic 
Calixto Acosta  36 C/SS  R/R 5'7" 167  North Bergen 
Anthony Urdaneta  31 1B/P  L/R 6'1" 256  West New York 
Ryan Thieme  3 OF/1B  L/L 6'0"  185  Dumont 
Michael Dragone  5 2B/RHP  R/R 5'8"  173  Secaucus 
Dan O'Neill  7 SS  R/R 6'3"  210 Saddle Brook 
Junior Nasi  17 SS  R/R 6'5"  185  Paterson 
Kevin Brito  18 3B/1B  R/R 6'1"  215  Paterson 
Dylan Hrbek  8 3B  R/R 6'2"  210 Northvale 
Rafael I. Rivas  24 SS  R/R 6'1"  190  Teaneck 
Jim Fitzgerald  14 OF  L/L 5'9"  160  Lyndhurst 
Joe Biggiani   21 OF  R/R 6'0"  160  Ridgefield 
Brandon Dejesus  37 Of/Rhp  R/R 5'9"  192  Garfield 
Andujar Cedeno  19 Of/1B  R/R 6'4"  230  Houston,Texas 
William Perez  15 Rhp  S/R 6'1"  182  Teaneck 
Sean Reitz  35 Lhp  L/L 5'10"  204  Secaucus 
Benjamin Pozo  9 Rhp  R/R 6'2"  206  Bogota 
Ezra Bye  34 Lhp  R/L 6'3"  210  Teaneck 
Matt Van Riper  39 Rhp  R/R 6'2"  180  Elmwood Park 
Blake Smith  33 Rhp  R/R 6'1"  243  Wanaque 
Max Hart  42 Rhp  R/R 6'4"  195  Lyndhurst 
Scott Hucke  27 Rhp  R/R 6'4"  186  Emerson 
Joe Guercio  30 Rhp  R/R 6'2"  242  Ridgefield Park 
Nick Smith  38 C  R/R 5'9"  185 Emerson 
Wilfredo Otero Ortiz  13 C  R/R 5'7"  188  San Juan Puerto Rico 
Kennet Perez  25  SS/3B/2B  R/R 6'0"  190 San Juan,Puerto Rico
Kirk McNamara  32 Lhp  L/L 6'1"  190  Hillsdale 

 2015 Baseball Schedule

Month Date Opponent Location Event Time Result Scores 
 

Sun

15

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

Mohawk Valley CC

A Single

 6:00pm

 Win  8-1
 

Mon

16

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

Lackawanna College

A Single

3:00 pm

 Loss  3-0
 

Mon

16

Triton CC

A Single

6:00pm

 Win 6-3 
 

Tues

17

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

CC Morris

A Single

9:00 am

 Loss   10-2
 

Tues

17

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

Mohawk Valley CC

A Single

3:00 pm

 Loss   14-4
 

Wed

18

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

Bunker Hill CC

A Single

12:30 pm

 Win   14-10
 

Thurs

19

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

College of Southern Maryland

A Single

9:00 am

 Loss 2-4 
 

Thurs

19

Myrtle Beach  Spring Trip

Bunker Hill CC

A Single

11:30 pm

 Win  7-4
 

Tues.

24

Raritin Valley CC  A Single 3:00pm  Rained  Out  X
 

Thurs.

26

Middlesex CC A Single  3:30pm  Postponed  X
 

Sat.

28

ASA CC Home DH  12:00pm   Rained  Out  X
 

Sat.

29

Cumberland CC A DH 12:00pm 

 Loss

 

 3-2     
           

Win

10-1
 

 Tues.

31

Union CC  Home  single  3:30pm  Postponed  X

April

Thurs.

2

Sussex Co. CC  Home  Single   4:00pm  rained out  X
 

 Sat.

4

 Lehigh Carbon CC Home  DH  12:00pm  Win 20-6  
            Win 14-4
 

Tues

7

Brookdale CC Away   Single  3:30pm  Win

 4-3

 

 Sat.

11

Rowan College at Gloucestor County Home   DH  12:00pm

 Loss

Win

 13-3

8-5

 

Sun.

12

Bucks Away DH 12:00pm  Win   18-3
 

 Tue.

14

 Middlesex CC Home   single  3:30pm  Win

 9-4

 

 Wed.

15

Westchester CC  Home Single  3:30pm  Loss 12-10 
 

Thurs.

16

Middlesex CC Away Single 3:30pm Win   19-3
 

Sat

18

Ocean CC Home DH 12:00pm

 Loss

Win

3-4 

2-1

 

Sun

19

Luzerne CC Away  DH 12:00pm

Win

Win

 16-7

17-2

 

Tues.

21

Brookdale CC Home Single 3:30pm

 rained out

 X

 

Thur.

Raritan Valley CC Home Single 3:30pm  Win  7-4 
 

Sat.

25

 Camden CC Home DH 12:00pm

 Loss

Win

10-3 

5-0

 

Sun. 

26

Atlantic Cape CC

Sophomore Day!

Home DH 12:00pm

 Loss

Loss

2-7

5-6 

 

Mon.

27

Brookdale CC Home Single 3:30pm  Win 5-4 
 

Tue.

28

 Union CC  Away DH 3:30pm

 Win

Win

 9-4

18-12

 

Wed.

29

Sussex CC   Away Single  3:30pm Canceled  X
May

Sat&Sun

2-3

Reg.19 DIII Tourn (1st Round Northampton @ Bergen )  Home DH  12pm 

Win

Loss

  8-7

6-10 

    Game 3 At Bergen     12pm

Win

8-0

 


Fri-Sun

8

Reg.19 DIII Tournament #3 Bergen  vs. #2 Cumberland (Final Four @ Ocean CC)          
 

Sat.

9

Reg.19 DIII Tournament @ Brookdale CC          

 


Fri-Thur

23-28

Reg.DIII 19 Nationals (@ Kinstion NC) ( must qualify)          

 

 

  

 

 Head Coach Steven Mimms (4th Season)-

 

 

Steven is going into his 7th year coaching at Bergen Community college and his 4th season as head baseball coach. Coach Mimms stepped in as interim head coach in 2012 and helped lead Bergen to most wins in school history with 26 wins and a trip to playoffs. In 2008, Steven Mimms joined the coaching staff of Bergen as an assistant under former head coach Jorge Hernandez, who is currently the Athletic Director. As head coach, Bergen has made the playoffs each year. In his short 3 years as head coach, Coach Mimms has already sent over 20 student-athletes to play at the next level, developed 9 All Region players, and Bergen’s first ever Rawlings Gold Glove winnner.

Before joining Bergen Community College's coaching staff he was a Youth Sports Director at Garfield YMCA in which he coached many youth sports. Mimms' baseball career excelled when the middle infielder played collegiate baseball at St. John's University and later at University of Bridgeport, which he received All Academic Student Athlete Award. Along with leading the team in stolen bases, he was one of the best defensive players at his position. Steven graduated from Teaneck High School in 2002(3x All League, All County, MVP Award) .

Steven has his Bachelors degree in Communications and Exercise Science. Along with coaching, He currently works as a physical education elementary school teacher.

 

 

Assistant Coach Ian Steepy (1st Season)

 Ian joins the Bergen Bulldogs for his first season as an assistant. Ian was coached by current head coach Steven Mimms and athletic director, Jorge Hernandez in 2010-2011. Ian was an All Region player in 2011 while batting over .350 in both seasons. While playing for the Bulldogs he helped lead them to a 3rd place finish in conference tournament and led the Bulldogs to their deepest playoff run in decades. Ian went off to play his final two collegiate years at Centenary College of New Jersey (2012-2013)  where he was an All Conference player in 2013. He ranks 6th all time in career on base percentage at Centenary College.

Ian Steepy is a graduate of Elmwood Park High School in 2009 and is currently in the record books as he ranks in the top ten most hits in school history. Steepy also serves an assistant coach for the Bergen Swamp Rats Summer 18U club team.

 

 

 

Pitching Coach Anthony Verdi (2nd Season)

 

Pitching coach Anthony Verdi is in his 2nd season as a pitching coach at Bergen Community College. Verdi’s in depth pitching knowledge has helped turn the Bulldogs pitching staff into a strong force in the conference. Anthony’s pitching philosophy and developmental training has helped the growth of a rotation in one year. In one year he has seen 4 pitchers on staff get athletic scholarships to NCAA schools. Before Bergen, Anthony was head baseball coach at Dwight Englewood High School (2009-2012). Anthony Verdi’s collegiate baseball career took place at Ramapo College, in which he pitched from 1998-2002 and then went on to become assistant baseball coach at his Alma Mata, Ramapo College for 3 years. Anthony graduated from Nutley High School. Anthony has a rich baseball background as a former camp director at All –Star Baseball Academy and current instructor at In The Zone Baseball. 

 

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Baseball has 5 All Region players

May 11, 2015 • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Paramus, NJ  - Region XIX has released the Division III 2015 All Region Team, as voted on by the league coaches. Bergen's Baseball team received notice that five baseball players received All-Region honors. Bergen's baseball players that earned First Team All-Region a More

Region XIX Coach of the Year Award Steven Mimms

May 7, 2015 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Paramus, NJ - Athletic department is proud to announce that Head Baseball Coach, Steven Mimms, has earned Region XIX Coach of the Year Award.  The vote took place at the All-Region Coach's Meeting hosted by Northampton Community College.  Coach Mimms had a great year in recruiti More

Bergen headed to the Region Final Four Tournament

May 7, 2015 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Paramus, NJ - The Bulldogs Baseball Team earn a trip to the Region XIX Final Four Tournament. The Bulldogs had a challenge in defeating Northampton CC this past weekend in the first round of the playoffs.    Bergen took the first game after leading 5-1, but Northampton c More

Division III Baseball Tournament Field Set

Apr 30, 2015 • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
PARAMUS, NJ  - The Region XIX Division III Baseball Tournament seeding has been released by chairman Jorge Hernandez of Bergen Community College, with best of three series beginning this weekend.   SEEDING More

Bergen Defeats Raritan Valley

Apr 24, 2015 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ - Bergen baseball team defeats RVCC by the score of 7-4.  The win gives the Bulldogs an overall record of 16-8 and a Region record of 12-3.  The win also moves the team in sole possession of third place in the DIII standings.    On a cold windy day, More

Bergen's Shortstop Junior Nasi earns NJCAA POW

Apr 23, 2015 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Paramus, NJ - Junior Nasi earns NJCAA Player of the Week & GSAC conference Player of the Week. Junior Nasi’s hot bat at the top of the Bergen’s lineup earned the shortstop GSAC Player of the Week honors.   Nasi hit .677 last week and was tops on the team with More

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