July 21, 2014 - Despite jumping out to a three-run lead, Hamilton Post 31 lost, 5-3. to Gibbsboro Post 371 at Mercer County Park and was eliminated from the District 3 tournament.
Hamilton completed its season with a record of 22-10. It is the 25th consecutive season that Post 31 won 20 or more games.
July 20, 2014 - P.J. Wiegartner pitched a nine-inning complete game as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Hillsborough, 6-2, in the District 3 tournament at Mercer County Park.
Wiegartner allowed just five hits and struck out six in improving his record to 5-2.
Anthony Peroni had two hits and an RBI for Hamilton, while Austin Constantini and Chris Geraci had three hits apiece.
July 19, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 lost to Haddon Heights Post 262, 2-0, in the opening game of the District 3 tournament at Mercer County Park.
Kyle Muller pitched seven innings and struck out seven for Post 31, while Anthony Peroni had three hits.
July 17, 2014 - Chris Geraci drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and his two-out seventh-inning single plated the eventual winning run as Hamilton Post 31 defeated South Brunswick Post 401, 5-4, at Crossroads South Middle School.
Hamilton trailed 4-3 entering the top of the fifth. Anthony Peroni led off the frame with a single and was safe at second on a dropped throw by the second baseman. Peroni advanced to third on Ryan Scholey's sacrifice, then scored on Geraci's fly to right. In the seventh, Peroni led off with a double and moved to third with two outs. Geraci then drilled a soft liner to left-center for the game-winning hit.
Austin Constantini pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season. Geraci struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to earn his third save.
July 16, 2014 - P.J. Wiegartner allowed one hit and an unearned run over five innings and drove in two runs as Hamilton Post 31 defeated North Hamilton, 6-1, at Rich Giallella Field.
Wiegartner singled in Post 31's first run in the first inning, then added an RBI as part of a five-run third. Anthony Peroni, Matt Ricci, Shane Plunkett, and Austin Constantini also had RBIs.
Wiegartner struck out three to improve his record to 4-2.
July 13, 2014 - Austin Constantini stole two bases, scored a run, and pitched two innings of scoreless relief to earn his first save of the season as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Hopewell Post 339, 2-0, at Hopewell Valley High School.
Hamilton scored a run in the top of the first when P.J. Wiegartner's two-out single scored Shane Keledy. In the fifth, Constantini was on first base with two outs, proceeded to steal second and third, and scored when Keledy's grounder caromed off the third-base bag.
Matt Moticha worked five innings, allowing just three hits, and improved his record to 5-0.
July 12, 2014 - Anthony Francioso pitched five strong innings and Matt Ricci ripped a two-run homer as Hamilton Post 31 defeated West Windsor-Plainsboro, 4-1, at Rich Giallella Field.
In earning his third win of the season, Francioso allowed just three hits and an unearned run while striking out six batters. Chris Geraci pitched the final two innings, fanning three, to earn his third save of the season.
Hamilton scored twice in the first inning on consecutive sacrifice flies by P.J. Wiegartner and Ryan Scholey. The score remained 2-0 until the fourth when Ricci unloaded his two-run blast down the left-field line.
July 11, 2014 - Matt Ricci went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Shane Plunkett had two doubles and three RBIs as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Ewing Post 314, 8-2, at Moody Park.
After Shane Keledy scored Hamilton's first run in the first inning on the front end of a double steal, Ricci's two-out single extended the lead. That was followed Chris Geraci's two-run double to complete a four-run inning. In a four-run fifth, Ricci singled in the first run of the frame, then Plunkett provided the big blow with a bases-loaded double.
Steven Loney pitched a complete game to earn his fifth win in six decisions. He allowed just one earned and struck out six.
July 10, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 committed four errors and allowed five unearned runs in a 6-5 loss to Bordentown Post 26 at Gilder Park.
July 9, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 was defeated by Robbinsville Post 530, 3-2, at Rich Giallella Field. All three of Robbinsville's runs were unearned.
July 8, 2014 - Shane Keledy drove in three runs and Chris Geraci hit a two-run homer as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Lawrence Post 414, 10-1, at Eggerts Crossing Field.
Anthony Francioso drove in a run in the second inning for Hamilton's first run, then Geraci's two-run blast in the fourth inning extended the lead. Keledy drove in a run with a suicide squeeze in the fifth to give Hamilton a 4-0 lead, and his two-run single in the seventh broke the game open.
Matt Moticha pitched five innings, allowing two hits and one run, to improve his record to 4-0. Steven Loney retired all six batters he faced in posting his second save of the season.
July 5, 2014 - Kyle Muller and P.J. Wiegartner combined on a six-hitter as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Shrub Oak (N.Y.) Post 1080, 8-0, at the Hall of Fame Classic in Binghamon, N.Y. Hamilton finished 4-1 in the tournament but failed to advance to the semifinal round due to a tie-breaking system in which the team that scored the most runs moved on.
Austin Constantini had three RBIs and Anthony Peroni drove in two to lead the Hamilton attack. Peroni had three hits to pace a 14-hit Post 31 attack.
Muller pitched the first four innings to improve his record to 3-1, while Wiegartner earned the first save of his career by striking out three over the final three innings.
July 4, 2014 - Anthony Francioso retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Oneonta (N.Y.) Post 259, 6-3, in the annual Hall of Fame Classic in Binghamton, N.Y.
Francioso gave up three runs in the first inning and allowed the first two batters of the second inning to reach base before settling down to earn his second win of the season. Chris Geraci pitched the final two innings, striking out five, to earn his second save of the year.
Shane Plunkett singled in a run and scored one, and P.J. Wiegartner clubbed his second homer of the tournament. Shane Keledy added two RBIs for Post 31.
July 4, 2014 - Steven Loney pitched a four-hitter and struck out six batters as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Binghamton (N.Y.) Post 1645, 3-1, in the Hall of Fame Classic in Binghamton, N.Y.
Loney allowed three hits and a run in the top of the first, then settled down and gave up just one hit the rest of the way to improve his record to 4-1.
P.J. Wiegartner, Anthony Peroni, and Ryan Scholey drove in Hamilton's runs.
July 3, 2014 - After falling behind by eight runs in the first inning, Hamilton Post 31 mounted a furious comeback which fell short in a 13-11 loss to Endicott (N.Y.) Post 82 at the Hall of Fame Classic in Binghamon, N.Y.
Shane Plunkett hit a grand slam in the third inning to pull Post 31 to within 10-8, and Hamilton got within a run in the fourth inning. Austin Constantini and Ryan Scholey had two RBIs apiece for Hamilton.
July 2, 2014 - P.J. Wiegartner had a home run and four RBIs, and Chris Geraci had a homer among his four hits as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Cherry Hill Post 372, 12-5, in the opening game of the annual Hall of Fame Classic in Binghamton, N.Y.
Austin Constantini led off the game with a walk and was doubled home by Shane Keledy to give Post 31 an early 1-0 lead. One out later, Wiegartner hit a two-run homer to left field to increase the margin to 3-0. After another out, Geraci hit an opposite-field homer to right to close out the four-run inning. Wiegartner added two more RBIs in the seventh as his bases-loaded double broke the game open.
Matt Moticha went five innings to improve his record to 3-0.
June 30, 2014 - Kyle Muller pitched a four-hitter and struck out six batters as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Broad St. Park Post 313, 6-2, at Nottingham High.
Austin Constantini and Ryan Scholey each had three hits and an RBI to lead a 10-hit Hamilton attack. Anthony Peroni, P.J. Wiegartner, and Shane Plunkett also drove in runs for Post 31.
Muller allowed just one earned run in his complete-game performance. The victory improved his record to 2-1.
June 29, 2014 - Steven Loney pitched a complete-game three hitter, striking out five, and Matt Ricci drove in three runs as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Trenton Post 93, 11-0, at Wetzel Field.
The game was scoreless into the fourth inning when, with two outs and no one on base, Hamilton exploded for six consecutive hits. Sean O'Boyle and Shane Plunkett singled to begin the rally, and Austin Constantini's single plated O'Boyle. Plunkett also scored on the play when the ball got past the right-fielder. Shane Keledy's bunt single scored Constantini and a double by Ricci scored Keledy. An infield single by P.J. Wiegartner kept the inning alive, and another run scored on an error by the third baseman on Ryan Scholey's chopper. Chris Geraci's infield singled scored Wiegartner with the sixth and final run of the inning.
Loney allowed only four baserunners in winning his third game in four decisions.
June 28, 2014 - Shane Keledy had two hits and scored three runs, while Matt Ricci and Ryan Scholey each had three RBIs as Hamilton Post 31 defeated South Brunswick Post 401, 12-2, at Rich Giallella Field.
After South Brunswick took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Hamilton scored five runs in the bottom half. P.J. Wiegartner's double scored Keledy to tie the game, and Ricci's fielder's choice plated Anthony Peroni. Scholey followed with a two-run double, and Shane Plunkett singled in the final run of the inning. Post 31 scored four more times in the second, the big blow a two-run double by Ricci. Peroni and Chris Geraci also had RBIs.
Wiegartner earned the win on the mound, improving his record to 3-0.
June 25, 2014 - Matt Moticha struck out six, walked none, and allowed just three hits and no earned runs over six innings as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Hopewell Post 339, 8-3, at Rich Giallella Field.
After giving up two unearned runs in the first inning, Moticha retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced, including 11 in a row at one point, in improving his record to 2-0.
Chris Geraci went 4-for-4 with an RBI, while Matt Ricci had two doubles and Shane Plunkett drove in two runs.
June 24, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 committed four errors and managed only five hits in losing to Allentown, 7-2, at Mercer County Park.
June 22, 2014 - P.J. Wiegartner pitched a five-hitter and his two-run single proved to be the difference as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Hightstown Post 148, 3-2, at Mercer County Park.
Wiegartner retired the first 10 batters he faced before allowing three consecutive hits in the fourth inning, giving Hightstown a 2-0 lead. Hamilton struck back in the top of the fifth. Sean O'Boyle and Shane Plunkett opened the frame with singles, and were moved up a base on a sacrifice by Austin Constantini. After Shane Keledy was hit by a pitch, Anthony Peroni flew out to deep left, scoring O'Boyle and advancing Plunkett to third. After Keledy took second base on a passed ball, Wiegartner singled to left, scoring Plunkett and Keledy.
Wiegartner struck out four and did not issue walk as he improved his record to 2-0.
June 21, 2014 - Chris Geraci and Matt Ricci drove in three runs apiece as Hamilton Post 31 had its biggest offensive output of the season in a 16-4 victory over Princeton Post 218 at Smoyer Park.
Hamilton scored six runs in both the first and second innings. After Ryan Scholey drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the first, Ricci followed with a two-run single. Kenny Zahn later scored on a throwing error by the catcher, and Shane Plunkett concluded the first-inning scoring with a two-run single. In the second, Geraci's bases-loaded triple was the big blow, while P.J. Wiegartner, Ricci, and Zahn also had RBIs.
Wiegartner had two hits and two RBIs on the day, while Austin Constantini also had two hits, including a two-run double.
June 18, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 committed four errors in losing to West Windsor-Plainsboro, 6-4, at West Windsor-Plainsboro South High. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Post 31.
June 17, 2014 - Anthony Francioso allowed just three hits over six innings and Ryan Scholey had three RBIs as Hamilton Post 31 defeated Robbinsville Post 530, 5-1, at Robbinsville High.
Francioso surrendered a run in the first inning, then shut Robbinsville down the rest of the way in earning his first win of the season. Matt Moticha pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
Scholey put Post 31 on the board in the first inning with a two-run single, and drove in another run in the third to extend Hamilton's lead. Anthony Peroni and P.J. Wiegartner each had an RBI in a two-run seventh which put the game away.
June 16, 2014 - P.J. Wiegartner and Matt Moticha combined to pitch Post 31's first shutout of the season as Hamilton defeated Ewing Post 314, 8-0, at Rich Giallella Field.
Wiegartner tossed 5.1 innings in his first start of the season and Moticha retired the final five batters he faced to earn his first save.
Leading 2-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, Post 31 broke the game open by scoring six runs in the frame. Matt Ricci, Austin Constantini and Anthony Peroni had RBIs during the rally, and Moticha drove in two runs with the first hit of his Legion career. Peroni had three hits on the day.
June 14, 2014 - Austin Constantini had two hits and scored three runs, while Steven Loney pitched a five-hitter as Hamilton Post 31 snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating Lawrence Post 414, 8-1, at Rich Giallella Field.
Loney allowed a two-out run in the first inning, then retired 19 of his final 22 batters in recording his first win of the season. Loney struck out four and allowed one walk in the route-going performance.
Constantini doubled to open the home half of the first and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Scholey. Constantini's second-inning single plated Shane Keledy with what proved to be the game-winning run. Constantini scored later in the inning from second base on a groundout by Adam Koval.
Matt Ricci had three RBIs for Post 31, while Keledy added two.
June 10, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 managed only three hits in being shut out by Broad St. Park Post 313, 3-0, at Rich Giallella Field.
June 8, 2014 - Hamilton Post 31 was defeated by Trenton Post 93, 6-4, at Rich Giallella Field. Chris Geraci (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
June 7, 2014 - Despite four hits and three RBIs by Austin Constantini, Hamilton Post 31 lost, 5-4, to Hightstown Post 148 at Rich Giallella Field.
June 5, 2014 - Adam Koval's two-out, fifth-inning single scored Matt Ricci with the game-winning run as Hamilton Post 31 defeated North Hamilton, 4-3, at Rich Giallella Field.
Ricci drew a two-out walk in the fifth and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Koval then singled through the hole to left field and Ricci came around to score.
Hamilton scored twice in the first on an RBI groundout by Ryan Scholey and a bases-loaded walk by Koval. North Hamilton scored three times in the second inning to take the lead, but Post 31 tied the game in the third on Sean O'Boyle's RBI single, which scored Ricci, who had doubled.
Kyle Muller was the winning pitcher, going six innings, striking out seven while walking just one. Steven Loney pitched the seventh inning to earn his first save.
June 4, 2014 - Anthony Francioso and Shane Keledy drove in runs in the fifth inning, and Matt Moticha pitched three scoreless innings of relief as Hamilton Post 31 won its season opener, 2-1, over Allentown at Rich Giallella Field.
Post 31 was held hitless through four innings, but Ryan Scholey and Matt Ricci opened the fifth with consecutive singles, and moved up on a sacrifice by Adam Koval. Francioso then singled to plate Scholey to tie the game and Keledy followed with a sacrifice fly to score Ricci with the eventual game-winning run.
Moticha entered the game after starter Chris Geraci worked the first four innings, and allowed just one hit while striking out four.
Hamilton won its season opener for the fifth straight season and for the 10th time in the last 11 years.