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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     
 

 Tues.

31

Union CC  Home  single  3:30pm    

April

 Wed.

1

Sussex Co. CC  Home  Single   3:30pm    
 

 Fri.

3

Bucks CC Away  DH 2:00pm    
 

 Sat.

4

 Lehigh Carbon CC Home  DH  12:00pm     
 

Tues

7

Brookdale CC Away   Single  3:30pm  

 

 

Thurs.

9

Raritin Valley CC  Home  Single    3:00pm  
 

 Sat.

11

Rowan College at Gloucestor County Home   DH  12:00pm    
 

 Tue.

14

 Middlesex CC Home   single  3:30pm  

 

 

 Wed.

15

Westchestor CC  Home Single  3:30pm    
 

Sat

18

Ocean CC Home DH 12:00pm    
 

Sun

19

Luzerne CC Away  DH 12:00pm

 

 

 

Tues.

21

Brookdale CC Home Single 3:30pm

 

 

 

Sat.

25

 Camden CC Home DH 12:00pm    
 

Sun. 

26

Atlantic Cape CC Home DH 12:00pm    
 

Tue.

28

 Union CC  Away Single 3:30pm

 

 

 

Wed.

29

Sussex CC   Away Single  3:30pm    
May

Sat&Sun

2-3

Reg.19 DIII Tourn (1st Round@ higher Seed)          

 


Fri-Sun

8-10

Reg.19 DIII Tourn (Final @ Brookdale CC)          

 


Fri-Thur

23-28

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

 

 

  

 

 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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Bergen .500 after Spring Training Trip in Myrtle Beach. SC

Mar 26, 2015 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ- Bergen's baseball team played their spring training games at Myrtle Beach, SC last week.  They had some ups and downs, but were able to comeback home with a 4-4 record.  The team showed a lot of defense and offense.  Coach Steven Mimms raved about the teams strong defe More

Fall Baseball Tryouts

Aug 27, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ - Head Baseball Coach, Steven Mimms, will be holding open baseball tryouts for the Fall semester.  All students interested in trying out must have a medical form on file with the Health Services Office in room HS100.  Students must also be registered for at least one class. More

Blake Smith Commits to Bergen's Bulldog Baseball

Aug 9, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ - Blake Smith, 6'1 210 RHP from Lakeland High School, has recently signed with the Bergen Bulldogs.  He was First Team All -Conference, First Team All- North Jersey, Second Team All-County two years in a row & three year varsity award winner. Blake threw a PERFECT GAM More

The 2014 "Secaucus Duo", Sean Reitz (LHP) & Mike Dragone (MIF/RHP), sign with Bulldogs

Jul 25, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ - The Bergen Bulldog's baseball team sign the 2014 "Secaucus Duo".  Left handed pitcher Sean Reitz & middle infielder Mike Dragone sign with the Bulldogs for 2015 season. Sean Reitz is a 5'11 195lb. LHP, who earned Second Team All Hudson Count & Third Team All-Sta More

James Donohue earns 2014 NJCAA Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Jun 12, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College Bulldogs slick-fielding second-year shortstop James Donohue, of Ridgefield Park, has earned a 2014 NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award for stellar defensive play. En route to becoming the first Bulldog in school history to earn the More

Bulldogs earn ninth seed in Region XIX Tournament

May 2, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ,  The Bulldogs earned the ninth seed in the Region XIX Tournament with a 16-14 record.  They will face Montgomery County Community College (21-12) on Saturday, May 3rd at 11am in a nine inning rattail game.  The winner of the rattail game will face Cumberland County Col More

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