Lions & Eagles Set to Host Rick Unterstein Softball Invitational


Lion's Roar Staff, Writer

The Middletown High School North and Middletown High School South Girls Softball Teams will be presenting the Rick Unterstein Softball Invitational at Middletown High School North on May 1, 2021. The twelve team invitational will feature the following high school teams: Toms River North, Freehold Township, Ocean, Manalapan, Red Bank Regional, Middletown North, Holmdel, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown South, Red Bank Catholic and Howell

Rick Unterstein, affectionately referred to as “Mr. U” has left a lasting impact on the Middletown community.

The proceeds from the softball invitational will go towards scholarship awards for a softball player from both Middletown North and Middletown South to assist in their academic future. Rick Unterstein was a beloved Science teacher at Middletown High School North who also served as an assistant softball coach for both the Lady Lions and Lady Eagles.  The Middletown community suffered Coach U’s unexpected passing in July of 2019 and his memory continues to have a lasting impact.

The teams are also selling bracelets for $5 to help raise money for the event. If you are interested in purchasing a bracelet, see Mary Ann Scala in the Main Office, and or Coach Chris Hoffman  in room 2126. Mrs. Unterstein and her daughters will be throwing out the first pitch at 11:30 AM during Middletown North’s  Game versus Red Bank Regional.   For more information contact Coach Hoffman at [email protected]


Rick Unterstein Softball Invitational Schedule

9:30 AM- Toms River North vs Freehold Township

9:30 AM- Ocean vs Manalapan

11:30 AM- Red Bank Regional vs Middletown North

11:30 AM-Holmdel vs Marlboro

1:30 PM- Matawan vs Middletown South

1:30 PM-Red Bank Catholic vs Howell