Cimino Honors State Champion Steinert Spartans Softball Team

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Hamilton – On Tuesday June 21, Mercer County Freeholder John A. Cimino presented the 2016 Central Jersey Group III State Softball Champion Steinert Spartans with a sealed resolution commemorating their remarkable season.

The 27-4 Spartans clinched their second State Championship in school history by defeating defending State Champion and perennial powerhouse Middletown South by a score of 6-2 at Kean University on June 11th of this year.

The Spartans, who are managed by Steinert Athletic Hall of Famer Jean Ruppert, were led on the field by a quartet of outstanding seniors in; Kaley Wise, Grace Sperrazza, Tyra Torres, and Tyler Valenza.

“2016 was a banner year for high school sports in Mercer County,” said Freeholder John A. Cimino.  “I can’t think of a better way to cap off the school year than by honoring our Group III State Champions.”

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Freeholder Cimino is pictured with Steinert Principal Nate Webber, Manager Jean Ruppert, Assistant coaches Jen Melker and Adam Jankos, and members of the 2016 Central Jersey Group III State Softball Champion Steinert Spartans.