The Maplewood Railriders begin their 2nd year in the 38+ league in a new division, with a new manager and several new players. They will now play in the AA division with Gene Cerulli taking over as manager. Previously, he had managed the Bernards Patriots from 2010-16. Returning offensive standouts include Rick Acosta, Mike Thomas, Matt Michaels and Bill Jaworski. Heading up the pitching staff is Paul Mariotti. Returning will be starter Jim Pickett and closer Thomas.. Four time all star Joe Rosado joins the pitching staff.