WARREN, NJ -The first round of the Somerset County tournament begins today and then continues on April 26 and May 3 with the second and quarterfinal rounds. The semifinal doubleheader will be played on Wednesday, May 7 at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater with the final set for Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m., also at TD Bank Park.
Bernards was awarded the No. 1 seed for 2014. Bernards is the only undefeated team remaining in the county and are the defending SCT champions. The Mountaineers shocked last year when they went all the way to win last year's tournament as a No. 4 seed. It was their first county title since 1986.
Rounding out the top four are Ridge at No. 2 seed, Bridgewater-Raritan at No. 3 and Hillsborough No. 4. Watchung Hills, who handed Ridge its only loss, is seeded No. 7.
The schedule is:
9-Rutgers Prep at 8-Gill St. Bernard's, winner at 1-Bernards
13-Franklin at 12-North Plainfield, winner at 5-Somerville, winner at 4-Hillsborough
14-Bound Brook at 11-Pingry, winner at 6-Immaculata, winner at 3-Bridgewater-Raritan
15-Manville at 10-Montgomery, winner at 7-Watchung Hills, winner at 2-Ridge