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Al Ashmont

Member

Union Catholic Hall of Fame

Union Catholic Hall of Fame

Background Information

Employment History


Union Catholic High School


Westfield

Affiliations

Member
New Jersey All-Century Team

Web References


Union County - News - Hot Stove Awards Dinner

www.ucnj.org, 2 Feb 2007 [cached]

Also being honored at the awards dinner are Al Ashmont of Clark, Chuck Fernicola of Mountainside, and Rich Pender of Elizabeth, all of whom will be inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Al Ashmont was the most dominant pitcher in Union County from 1982-1984.In the course of those years, he led Union Catholic High School to two Watchung Conference titles, plus a Union County title and a State Parochial title.
Al compiled a three-year pitching record of 32-6 at Union Catholic and had a high school career batting average of over .400.He was selected First Team All-Union County in 1983 and 1984, as well as First Team All Parochial and First Team All-State.
In 1984, he was picked for the All-American High School team, and was named New Jersey Player of the Year.He helped Union Catholic win the Star-Ledger trophy for the number one voted team in the state.
Al Ashmont also compiled a 20-2 pitching record with a .450 batting average while playing for Westfield in American Legion baseball for two summers.He was drafted in the seventh round by the Chicago Cubs and was awarded a full scholarship to Florida State University.
With a fastball clocked in the low to mid 90's, the big right-hander from Winfield Park compiled a 5-0 record as a freshman at Florida State as the team finished the 1985 season at 59-23.Unfortunately, Al injured his elbow in the fall of his sophomore year and had his career cut short because of two elbow surgeries.
In 2000, the Star-Ledger selected Al Ashmont as a member of the New Jersey All-Century Team.He is also a member of the Union Catholic Hall of Fame.
Today, Al Ashmont, a retired Union County Sheriff's officer, resides in Clark with his wife, Patricia, and their sons, Mickey and Tyler.

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