MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School varsity baseball team, which finished with a 13-11 record, featured several players who earned All-Super Essex Conference-American Division honors.
- Eliot Dix, junior shortstop
- Christian Pierre, senior center fielder
- Luke Jackson, senior third baseman
- Phil Whitney, junior outfielder
- John DelGreco, senior
- Dan Lawall, senior catcher
NOTES: The Cougars had a 10-6 record in the SEC-American Division, which is the highest division in the conference. They finished fifth in the division.
One of the highlights was a 6-4 win over perennial power Seton Hall Prep on April 10 in the third game of the season in a divisional game. SHP, which beat Columbia in the second divisional meeting of the season, 7-3, April 20, finished with a 24-5 record this season.
In the Greater Newark Tournament, which is the Essex County tournament, the fifth-seeded Cougars fell to fourth-seeded Nutley, 8-6, in the quarterfinals in a matchup of divisional teams. Nutley eventually lost to Livingston in the GNT final. The Cougars beat Nutley, 10-9, May 14, in the second divisional meeting of the season. Nutley won the first divisional meeting, 11-5, April 14.
Dix was named the MVP of the Essex All-Stars in the Essex vs. Middlesex Underclassmen All-Star Game held at Kean University on June 10. The game ended in an 8-8 tie.