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2013 State Champs

Congratulations to Russ Bardenhagen and our 13U team for winning the NNJ State Championship! They will play in the Mid Atlantic Regional tourney starting Wed, July 31. Good Luck in Niksuyana, NY BOYZ!

Meet the team and Staff: Andrew Galano, Chris Bergalowski, Corey Johnson, Sean Lavin, Alex Alvarez, James Tymiski, Luciano Lopez Viamonte, Andrew Ferrier, Dayne Sabo, Lance Lucarelli, Brandon Kuhl, Jalen Mandziuk, Vin DiBella, Frank Daly, Mike Nolan. Manager: Russ Bardenhagen. Coaches: Eric Striffolino, Brian Stevenson & Dave Lewandowski

STATE CHAMPS!

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For the first time in the History of the Bayonne Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken program, we have finally WON a STATE Championship. The 12 Year Olds defeated Bridgewater 7-1 to take home the title. Johnny Cruz was dominant on the mound pitching a complete game. Congrats to the staff of Lou Soscia & Dave Finn Jr, players Mark Venice, Johnny Cruz, Aaron Gabriel, Lou Soscia, Frank DiPillo, Justin Walker, Vin Sita, Christian Ortiz, Zachary Stanchnewicz, Michael Troglio, Delane Pileggi, Marcus Blanks & Cody Balderamos.

Congrats on a great run as Lou's crew went 1-3 in Regional but represented Bayonne well losing a close game to eventual World Series Champs Bear, DE. Bayonne held a lead early that they would eventually relinquish but were the only team in the tourney to challenge the team from DE.

Haddad to the Rescue

With our league feeling the same pinch so many other companies and individuals have experienced in these difficult economic times, the Haddad family, who has been doing business in Bayonne since 1948, stepped up to the plate and hit a game-saving grand slam for Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball. With Foot Locker announcing the termination of the field sponsorship in January, the league was faced with its worst fiscal challenge in its history. Having gone "all-in" on the light project a year prior, the league was operating at a deficit even before the Foot Locker decision came down. So when Foot Locker decided to discontinue their $15,000 per year sponsorship, things looked very bleak for the program.

In stepped Rick Mina, former CEO of Foot Locker, who was the man that approved the original sponsorship deal over 5 years ago. Since the day Rick left the Foot Locker corporation, he felt compelled to make amends by helping us find a new sponsor. And after developing a relationship with the Haddad family, Rick suggested we all meet for lunch. Retired Public Works Director, Frank Carine, orchestrated the meeting and within minutes, Haddad Brands CEO, Ed Haddad, said, "Done deal. Let's eat!"

A HUGE THANK YOU SHOULD BE IN ORDER TO THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE STEEPED UP TO "SAVE" OUR PROGRAM SO THAT YOUR KIDS WOULD CONTINUE TO PLAY ON THE GREATEST YOUTH DIAMOND OF OUR TIME:

The Entire Haddad Family
Rick Mina
Frank Carine

IT'S ALWAYS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT YOU LIVE IN A TOWN THAT IS FULL OF CARING INDIVIDUALS. AND TO KNOW THAT ONE OUR BIGGEST BUSINESSES IN TOWN IS NOT TOO BIG TO DO THE LITTLE THINGS !!!!

PICTURED ABOVE: L to R: Richard Haddad, Bob DeChiaro, Ed Haddad, and Nick Brancatella

Pilvosky makes history on opening day.

History was made at the Yard in the opening game of 2009, Brandon Pilovsky who plays for Amadeo & Miller set a major league record by throwing the 1st PERFECT GAME in our 12 yr history defeating Chris Corner 5-0 This stud who struck out 9 has been a star since he was 6 yrs old on the Valley National Bank team in the rookie league. You will be hearing a lot about him in future years. Congrats to Brandon!!

Click on links below to see News clips:

Channel 9 News clip
Channel 4 News clip

Click on link for 101wins homepage early Friday morning!
1010wins homepage
Way to go BRANDON!

Our field is not toxic!

FIELDTURF EXONERATED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES (NJDHSS)

TRENTON, NJ (April 15, 2008)
- The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has tested 12 artificial turf fields and found that there are "very low or undetectable levels of lead" in the polyethylene fibers used by FieldTurf.

However, the NJDHSS stated that "high levels of lead" were found in the nylon turf fibers - old style, carpet-like fibers that are not even remotely similar to FieldTurf’s fibers. FieldTurf has never used nylon fibers. These tests confirm yet again that FieldTurf fields are safe for the players and the environment.

The fibers in the FieldTurf system, installed on more than 200 fields in the Garden State and over 2500 fields worldwide, have a positive impact on the environment because FieldTurf uses only environmentally friendly components.

"The safety of athletes and communities is, and always has been, the number one priority at FieldTurf," said FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields. "Our commitment to the environment ensures that our products are constantly being tested to ensure safety. The FieldTurf system has worked wonders for organizations all over the world as a product that reduces water consumption and pollution caused by chemical use, while increasing playing time, reducing injuries and promoting a healthy lifestyle."

The installation of FieldTurf eliminates the use of harmful pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides, while at the same time removes thousands of tires from landfill sites. FieldTurf requires no mowing, fertilizing, reseeding or watering. FieldTurf helps organizations earn the necessary points needed for U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification. FieldTurf’s reused rubber content and water use reduction, among other factors, can contribute up to 10 points towards LEED certification.

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We just received a copy of an email from the Dept of Education. We are pleased to report that there is nothing to fear from products installed by FieldTurf Tarkett, the world leader in infilled artificial turf systems.

1 – The dangers of lead are confined to fields with fibers made of nylon. All FieldTurf fibers are made from 100% polyethylene. The high lead content was found on fields installed by Astroturf and others. NOT ON FIELDTURF FIELDS. Recent testing on many of our fields confirms their lead free compliance and safety.

2 – Any other risks related to artificial turf, including the much talked about crumb rubber, have been studied for the past 20 years. Hundreds of publicly funded studies have been completed to uncover any potential risks to human health or the environment. FieldTurf fields are safe.

3 – Government health ministries and environmental bodies around the world have commissioned extensive research. So have world health organizations, leading universities and independent scientific committees. Elected officials around the world and across the US have reacted to the concerns of their constituents, by commissioning additional studies to get the facts.

4 – But recent headlines reveal tactics being used by others with their own agenda. They do not report the truth. The research has been done. The studies exist. Get the facts and find out for yourself. Click Here to download the actual studies of artificial turf.

5 – Aside from eliminating the massive amounts of pesticides from our environment, artificial turf saves billions of gallons of clean water each year. And most importantly, FieldTurf artificial turf provides a safer surface that reduces injuries.

6 – Americans suffer 750,000 injuries each year in recreational sport – including 82,000 brain injuries. In any given season, 10% of all college players and 20% of all high school players sustain brain injuries. A five-year study showed that FieldTurf reduced neural injuries by 55% and cranial cervical injuries by 47% when compared to injuries sustained on natural grass.