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North Jersey Amateur Baseball League


WELCOME TO THE NJABL

Welcome to the online home of the North Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL). The NJABL is an 18 and up all-wood bat baseball league with teams from Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Rockland (NY) Counties. The goal of the NJABL is to provide an organized and highly competitive environment for current collegiate baseball players, as well as recent graduates and former professional ballplayers. The strength and commitment of our core teams as well as the quality of the athlete competing will allow the league to grow, succeed and be the premier wood bat baseball league of North Jersey. 

Our site is regularly updated. Feel free to surf our team pages and stats pages as well. Individual players interested in joining teams should fill out the league's free agent player inquiry form found on the left tool bar under online forms or else contact the team representative in the town nearest you. Once completed your info will be circulated to all league managers for review.

NJABL LOOKING FOR NEW TEAMS

 

The NJABL is looking for new teams for the 2015 season. If you have an existing team looking to relocate or a new team that needs a home, contact us at fairlawnbaseball@gmail.com  Come and join the best wood bat league in New Jersey.

 

 

 

2014 Final Standings

July 24, 2014

REGIONAL UPDATE: Englewood eliminated in Semi's

August 8, 2014

Englewood's season came to end this afternoon, losing to host Brooklyn in the semi-finals of the NFBA Regionals. Having to play 23 innings in a 12 hour span took its toll on the A's pitching as they ran out of gas. 

REGIONAL UPDATE: Englewood advances to Semis

August 8, 2014

Englewood defeated Staten Island 10-7 to advance to the semi-finals of the NABF Regionals held in Brooklyn, NY. Mark Fochesato picked up the win on the mound, while Jared Randazzo went 2-3 with a double, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored.

If Englewood wins later today they will advance to the Championship tomorrow morning.

 

REGIONAL UPDATE: Paramus eliminated 3-2

August 7, 2014

Paramus dropped a tough 3-2 decision to Staten Island, thus eliminating them from the Regionals and dashing their World Series hopes. 

REGIONAL UPDATE: Englewood loses game 1

August 7, 2014

Englewood drew a bye in the first round this morning and dropped a 4-1 decision to Brooklyn this afternoon. Englewood will play again on Friday in the double elimination tournament.

REGIONAL UPDATE: Paramus drops game 1

August 7, 2014

Paramus lost the opening game of the Regionals this morning 5-1 to Brooklyn. Dmitri Rueger went 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases and a run scored. Starter John Grillo took the loss before being relieved by Vin Luppino.

Paramus will play either Staten Island or Sports Fever this afternoon.

Paramus and Englewood await Regional Schedule

August 5, 2014

Paramus and Englewood will be heading to the NABF Regionals in Brooklyn this week with the goal of advancing to the World Series in Battle Creek, MI.

Both teams are awaiting their schedules with play set to begin on Thursday. Early indications are that both teams will be playing doubleheaders on Thursday starting at 10am at the Playgrounds Complex. The Regional Tournament is double elimination format and winds up with a Champion crowned on Sunday, August 10th.

Paramus wins 2014 Championship, dethrones Nyack 1-0

August 2, 2014

The Paramus Birds are the 2014 NJABL Champions after defeating the Nyack Indians 1-0 tonight at Over Peck Park. Kevin Moran had an RBI single in the 6th inning for the games lone run. Dave Schwartz started for the Birds and was relieved in the 4th by Kevin Weime, who picked up the win. The two combined to shut out the Indians. Bryan Hallberg took the hard luck loss going the distance for Nyack. 

Paramus will advance to the NABF Regionals in Brooklyn at the Playground Fields beginning Thursday August 7

GAME 2 Starters, Schwartz vs Hallberg

August 2, 2014 – 07:00 PM

Dave Schwartz of Paramus will match up with Bryan Hallberg from Nyack in tonights Game 2 of the NJABL Championship Series. Start time at Over Peck Park is set for 730pm

Paramus leads the series 1-0

Game 3, if necessary will be played Sunday at 1230pm at Over Peck Park

Paramus Birds takes Game 1, 6-1 over Nyack Indians

August 1, 2014

The Paramus Birds defeat the Nyack Indians 6-1 in Game 1 of the best of 3 NJABL Championship Series played at Over Peck Park this evening. Dave Schwartz led the Birds with 5 RBI's including a 3 run HR in the 1st inning. Jon Walsh threw a complete game for the win, while Mike Pasch went 6 innings for the Indians, taking the loss. Paramus has now won 5 games in a row since losing in the first round of the playoffs, while this was defending Champion Nyack's first loss in the 2014 playoffs.

Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday Night, 730pm at Over Peck Park

Game 3 (if necessary) will be played Sunday, 1230pm at Over Peck Park

Paramus knocks off A's 4-3, will face Nyack for Title

July 31, 2014

After losing in the first round of the playoffs, Paramus came all the way back through the losers bracket winning 4 games in a row including beating Englewood 4-3 tonight at Over Peck Park to advance to the League Championship Series this weekend. Paramus will take on defending champion Nyack in the best of 3 series for the right to advance to the Regionals next week in Brooklyn. Englewood already secured a Regional bid by winning the regular season title. 

Paramus and Nyack Game 1 is Friday Night 730pm at Over Peck Park

Game 2 is Saturday Night 730pm at Over Peck Park

Game 3 (if necessary) will be Sunday at 1230pm at Over Peck Park

 

Nyack will defend Title, with 3-2 win over Royals

July 30, 2014

The defending champion Nyack Indains will return to the Championship Series this weekend after defeating and eliminating the Rockland Royals 3-2 this evening at Over Peck Park. Nyack will await the winner of Paramus and Englewood who play Thursday evening at 730pm, Over Peck.  The Best of 3 Championship Series starts Friday night at Over Peck Park, 730pm start with Game 2 on Saturday Night 730pm and Game 3 (if necessary) on Sunday at 12:30pm

Paramus beats A's 14-0, forces rematch for Title trip

July 30, 2014

Paramus Birds defeated the Englewood A's 14-0 tonight, forcing a re-match Thursday night at Over Peck Park, 730pm for the right to advance to the Championship Series this weekend versus Nyack. Paramus has posted back to back shut outs while scoring 29 runs over the past 3 games. The loss ends Englewood's 13 game winning streak.

Paramus Ousts Wyckoff 3-0

July 29, 2014

Paramus eliminated Wyckoff with a 3-0 win tonight, and will face #1 seed Englewood with a chance to advance to the Championship this weekend. Paramus will need to defeat Englewood twice, Wednesday and Thursday in order to advance.

Rockland Royals eliminate Park Ridge 13-4

July 29, 2014

Rockland scored early and often in route to a 13-4 win over Park Ridge, this eliminating the Flash. The Royals will now face undefeated Nyack with the possibility of advancing to the Championship this weekend. The Royals need back to back wins vs the Indians on Wednesday and Thursday nights to advance.

Nyack outlasts Wyckoff 11-10

July 27, 2014

Nyack defeated Wyckoff 11-10 to advance in the winners bracket. Wyckoff will play Paramus on Tuesday Night. Nyack will wait for the Park Ridge vs Rockland Royals winner.

A's 3-0 winners over Royals

July 27, 2014

Englewood beats the Rockland Royals 3-0 earning a winners bracket bye and awaiting the Paramus vs Wyckoff winner. Royals will play Park Ridge Tuesday night in an elimination game.

Park Ridge eliminates Rutherford 1-0

July 27, 2014

Park Ridge scored the games lone run in the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs on a close play at the plate to beat Rutherford 1-0. The loss eliminates Rutherford, while Park Ridge will play the loser of Royals and Englewood.

Paramus 12-2 win eliminates Astros

July 27, 2014

Paramus eliminates last years runner-up Rockland Astros with a 12-2 win. Paramus will play the loser of Wyckoff and Nyack.

Royals 2-1 over Paramus, Wyckoff beats Rutherford 2-1

July 26, 2014

Rockland Royals beat Paramus 2-1 this afternoon and Wyckoff defeated Rutherford to advance in the winners bracket. Royals take on Engelwood and Wyckoff will play Nyack in the winners bracket. Rutherford will play Park Ridge, while Paramus and the Astros battle in the losers bracket.

Nyack over Park Ridge 4-2, A's beat Astros 8-4

July 26, 2014

In the early games, Nyack defeated Park Ridge and will take on the winner of Wyckoff vs Rutherford, with Park Ridge playing the loser. Englewood continued their winning wats by beating the Rockland Astros 8-4. The A's will play the winner of Paramus vs Rockland Royals, with the Astros playing the loser.

Astros and Rutherford advance

July 26, 2014

The Rockland Astros defeated the Lyndhurst Black Sox 7-3 and the Rutherford Rays beat Fair Lawn 2-0 in Friday night playoff play in games. The Astros will now face #1 seed Englewood while the Rays take on #2 seed Wyckoff.

Other playoff games on tap for Saturday include Park Ridge vs Nyack and Rockland Royals vs Paramus

 

Englewood A's Win Regular Season Title!!!

July 24, 2014

Englewood outlasted Mother Nature and defeated Little Ferry 5-3 to win the NJABL Regular Season Championship.

Englewood has eye on Title with 4-0 win over Astros

July 22, 2014

Englewood moved back into first place this evening by shutting out the Rockland Astros 4-0. Englewood can win the Regular Season Title tomorrow night when they play host to Little Ferry.

Sox Clinch 7th Seed, finish reg season with 14th win

Dan Kochka picked up his 3rd win of the season as the Sox pounded 11 hits on the evening and scored 5 runs in the first inning. The first 4 batters of the game scored and the Sox batted around in the first frame. Mike Martucci led the way with 3 hits and 2 runs, Phil Mistrette and Frank Delgado chipped in with 2 hits and 2 runs each. Hackensack made a 5 run comeback in the 4th and 5th inning but in the 7th the Sox again scored the first s3 batters they sent to the plate and opened the game up.

Rutherford eliminates Salty Dogs, 9-3

July 22, 2014

The Rutherford Rays snapped a 3 game losing streak by defeating the Pearl River Salty Dogs 9-3 at Breslin Field. The loss eliminates Pearl Rivers playoff chances as they run out of days on the calendar.

Park Ridge over Little Ferry 9-0

July 22, 2014

Park Ridge completed their regular season with a 17-11 record by defeating Little Ferry 9-0 at Sulak Field. John Doherty threw 5 shutout innings to earn the win. Alex Woinski went 2-4 with a 3 run homer and finished with 5 RBI's. Jeremey Pic went 3-3.

Englewood keeps Title hopes alive with 5-3 win over Rays

July 21, 2014

Englewood wins their 20th game of the season with a 5-3 win over the Rutherford Rays tonight at OverPeck Park keeping their title hopes alive. The A's control their own destiny as they have 2 games remaining with the Astros and Little Ferry.

Wyckoff defeats Paramus 3-0, moves back into 1st place

July 21, 2014

Wyckoff defeated Paramus 3-0 at War Memorial Field moving them back into 1st place with 1 game remaining. The win also crushes Nyack's hope of a regular season title and automatic bid to the Regionals.

Wyckoff will finish up the season hosting Hackensack Wednesday evening, while Paramus travels to the Astros on Wednesday.

West Milford plays spoiler, beats Little Ferry 10-3

July 21, 2014

For the 2nd time in 2 days, West Milford plays the spoiler role as they close out their 2014 season with wins against Wyckoff yesterday and defeating Little Ferry 10-3 this evening.

Park Ridge turns up heat on Astro's with 7-4 win.

July 21, 2014

Park Ridge defeats the Rockland Astros 7-4 at Rockland Community College, adding more pressure on the Astros quest to clinch a playoff spot. Chris Dichiaro had 3 hits, Dan Jacobini 2 hits and Ryan Fallon had 2 hits for the Flash. Mike Scarinci picked up the win in relief of Mickey Stec for Park Ridge and Joe Juri earned the save, pitching out of a 7th inning jam. Corey Lopez had 2 hits and Aaron Lebron had a 2 run double for the Astros. Zack Davis took the loss.

Park Ridge will finish up the regular season hosting Little Ferry Tuesday night at Sulak Field.

The Astros host Englewood Tuesday and Paramus on Wednesday.

Salty Dogs jolt Paramus with 13-12 win

July 20, 2014

Pearl River pulls the 2nd major upset of the day by outlasting Paramus 13-12 and keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. Paramus has games scheduled for Monday vs Wyckoff and Wednesday vs the Astros giving them 27 on the season. With a mathematical chance at regular season title, it will be interesting to see if the Paramus scheduler can squeeze another game in.

West Milford shocks Wyckoff in Game 1, split on day

July 20, 2014

West Milford might have pulled off the biggest shocker of the season with a 2-1 win over Wyckoff in game 1 of a doubleheader at War Memorial Field this afternoon. The win sends shockwaves through the top of the standings. Wyckoff wins game 2, 12-0 to improve to 19-5-2 with 2 games remaining, hosting Paramus Monday night and Hackensack on Wednesday night.

Englewood wins slugfest with Nyack, 12-10

July 20, 2014

The Englewood A's and Nyack Indians slugged it out for 7 innings this afternoon at the Homer Dome in Mackay Park with Englewood coming away with a 12-10 win. Nyack finishes with a 20-7-1 regular season record and waits to see where they land in the playoff seedings. Englewood improves to 19-5-1 with games remaining against Rutherford, Astros and Little Ferry.

Zweben leads Fair Lawn in sweep of Rutherford

July 20, 2014

Mike Zweben goes 5 for 7 with 7 RBI's to lead The Fair Lawn Cutters in a sweep over the Rutherford Rays 4-3 in Game 1 and 7-2 in Game 2 at Dean Martino FLHS Field this afternoon to keep their playoff hopes alive. Fair Lawn finishes the regular season with a 12-15-1 record and awaits some upcoming results to determine if they will receive a playoff birth. Rutherford has games remaining with Englewood and Pearl River.

Royals and Astros split

July 20, 2014

The Rockland Royals are the first team to complete their schedule, going 18-10 with a split today vs the Rockland Astros. The Astros won game 1 by a score of 5-1 and the Royals come away with a 3-1 victory in game 2. The Royals are most likely looking at a 5 seed going into next weekends playoffs. Meanwhile, the Astros have taken another step forward to securing a playoff spot after early season struggles. The Astros finish up the regular season with games vs Park Ridge Monday, Englewood on Tuesday and Paramus on Wednesday. All 3 games have seeding implications.

Big games on tap today with title & playoff implications abound

July 20, 2014

Wyckoff looks to keep pace with Nyack for shot at Title as they host West Milford in a doubleheader today at War Memorial Field starting at 2pm.

Englewood still has their eye on the Title with 4 games remaining and an 18-5-1 record. The A's look to knock off Nyack this afternoon at 3pm in Englewood's Mackay Park.

Fair Lawn fights for their playoff lives with a doubleheader vs Rutherford today. Rutherford still has a shot at catching Park Ridge for the 6th spot and avoiding a play-in game. Action takes place at Dean Martino Fair Lawn HS Field with Game 1 starting at 3pm

The Rockland Astros also fight for their playoff lives as they play a double header with the Rockland Royals. The Royals look to jockey for playoff position and a higher seeding. Game 1 starts at 11am at Suffern High School.

Paramus still has a mathematical chance at the Title and will look to keep those hopes alive as they face off with Pearl River this evening at 5pm at Rockland Community College.

Nyack wins 2, moves back into 1st place with 20th win of season

July 19, 2014

Nyack Indians sweep the Rockland Royals 4-3 and 2-1, becoming the first team to reach 20 wins. The Indians moved back into first place with 1 game remaining vs Englewood today at 3pm at Mackay Park.

Title & playoff spots up for grabs, no one gives an inch

July 18, 2014

As we enter the final weekend of the regular season, one thing is for certain. The title and the final playoff spots are up for grabs and no team is giving an inch. Wyckoff, Englewood, Nyack, Royals and Paramus are all within points of each other, with many facing off this weekend. They all have their eye on the regular season title and an automatic bid to the Regionals in early August.

Park Ridge has clinched a playoff spot and is looking to hold on to a top 6 seed, Rutherford and Lyndhurst are still looking to secure a birth with another win or 2.

Just as interesting is the battle for the final few playoff spots. Astros, Little Ferry and Fair Lawn are batteling for 2 spots. The Pirates and Hurricanes are on life support and need a miracle finish for an outside shot at a playoff birth.

West Milford and the Salty Dogs can make their season with an upset, as they take on the spoiler role.

Mother Nature looks like she will cooperate. Should be an exciting finish!

Flash complete sweep of Sox with 8-2 win

July 16, 2014

Park Ridge batted around in the top of the first and put a 5 spot on the board before the Black Sox even came to the plate. Dan Jacobini, Dan McEldowney, Jeremy Pic, Corey Pic, Ryan Fallon and Chris Dichiaro had had 1st inning hits. J Pic, C Pic & Dichiaro all finished with 2 hits and 2 RBI's apiece as the Flash completed the season series sweep of the Sox. Phil Mistrette and Juan Reyes had 2 hits apiece for the Sox

Rutherford over Hackensack 5-2

July 16, 2014

The Rays ended their 3 game losing streak by defeating the Canes 5-2. The Rays were led by an outstanding pitching performance by Dan Nodarse. Nodarse tossed a complete game (7ip) surrendering 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, while striking out 10. Joe Zembryski was 2-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored, Joe O'Donnell had 2 hits and 1 RBI, and Marc Hanna had a single and drove in 2. For the Canes, Roberts and Pannell led the way with two hits each.

Mother Nature Causing Havoc

July 15, 2014

With a deluge of rain the past 2 nights and another 2-3" expected today, teams are scrambling for playable fields and time slots to get their games in before the July 23rd deadline. With the standings so tight, every game counts. Looks like there will be a bunch of doubleheaders in the final weekend of the regualr season and alot of tired pitchers! Should be an exciting final week!

Astros win 2, climb back into playoff picture

July 13, 2014

The Astros defeated Little Ferry 2-1 in a pitchers duel Sunday night, Rob Frank bested Randy Rafael in the low scoring game. The Astros took the early 1rst inning lead and the Devils tied it in the 5th. The Astros Corey Lopez hit a two out triple in the 5th and scored on a Rob Frank base hit. Rob Frank pitched a complete game 1 hitter and knocked in both Astros runs. Randy Rafael gave up 5 hits and had 10 k's in the well pitched loss.

Earlier in the day, the Astros defeated West Milford 7-1. Astros pitchers Troy Elias and Zack Davis combined to hold the Elks to 1 run on 4 hits as the Astros bats woke up late. West Milford's Ken Quazza had 2 hits for the Elks in the loss.

Park Ridge over Black Sox 6-2

July 13, 2014

Bryan Contino threw 6 innings striking out 9 to lead Park Ridge over Lyndhurst 6-2. Ryan Riveria led off the bottom of the 1st with a solo HR off Sox starter Joe Fischer. The Flash would add another run in the 1st when Dan Jacobini singled, stole 2nd and scored on an infield ground out by Jeremy Pic. Park Ridge would add 2 more in the 2nd inning when Ryan Fallon and Jon Molinelli had RBI singles. The Sox would cut the lead to 4-2 in the top half of the 3rd as Ben Cardew led off with a single,Mike Martucci followed with a double and Joe Torre stroked a 2 run single to left. Park Ridge put up 2 insurance runs in the 6th as Zach Carroll singled and scored on a Chris Dichiaro single. Troy Tabe would eventually score on a Sox throwing error. Corey Pic threw a 1-2-3 7th with 2 K's to secure the win.

Englewood over West Milford 11-3

July 13, 2014

Englewood's offense was led by Jonathan Marichal, Greg Sahagian, Jun Erazo, and Justin Cardenas who each had a multi hit game. Engelwood's pitchers Brian Fitzsimmons and Tony Molina would limit the Elks to only 3 runs on the day. Elk's left fielder Walsh led the team with 2 RBIs

Fair Lawn splits with Royals, Paramus over Nyack

July 13, 2014

Fair Lawn defeats the Rockland Royals 3-2 in game 1 and the Royals rally for 2 runs in the 7th inning of game 2 for a 4-2 win and earn a split on the day.

Meanwhile, Paramus stays in the hunt for the regular season title with a 3-1 win over league leading Nyack.

Standings getting tight!

July 12, 2014

With the Rockland Royals winning a pair today vs Pearl River and Wyckoff knocking off Nyack, the top of the standings have suddenly gotten real tight. Especially with Englewood and Paramus continuing their winning ways of late. Add in a Lyndhurst sweep of West Milford today and the 6-7-8 spots are just as tight with Park Ridge and Rutherford fighting for position. Little Ferry has climbed back in the mix after early season struggles, while Fair Lawn feels the heat from Pearl River, the Pirates and the Astros who have begun their late season surge. Hackensack and West Milford need to put together a long winning streak to get back in the hunt, otherwise they will look to play the spoiler role. With just over a week to go, the 2014 Season is still up for grabs and every game counts. Don't get caught looking in the rearview mirror!

Wyckoff Raiders 5 Rockland Royals 2

July 10, 2014

Wyckoff topped the Royals Thursday night in Suffern to earn a split of their season series. Dom Muccilo sparked the Raiders with a game-tying RBI single in the fourth and a lead off double in the sixth. John Scarr's two out, two RBI single in the fifth gave Wyckoff a 3-1 lead that they would not relinquish. John Gandolfo's second hit of the night, a two RBI single in the sixth, added some much needed insurance. Jordan Gross struck out six and scattered three hits over 5 innings of work to win his second game of the year and PJ Saporito struck out four over two innings to notch his third save.

Park Ridge 2-1 over Rutherford in pitchers duel

July 10, 2014

Park Ridge defeated Rutherford 2-1 in a good old fashion pitching duel. Flash's Matt Kearns went 5 2/3 innings giving up 1 run in the 6th and allowing 4 hits and striking out 5. The Rays Anthony Sangiardi took the hard luck loss, throwing a complete game 6 hitter while striking out 10. Park Ridge scored a run in the top of the 5th when Jonathan Molinelli ripped a single up the middle scoring Chris Dichiaro. Park Ridge took a 2-0 lead in the 6th when Dan McEldowney walked, moved to 2nd on a ground out and scored on a Ryan Fallon single to right. Rutherford scored 1 in top of the 6th when Will Krajnik led off with a single and moved over to 2nd base on Marc Hanna walk and scored on a Chris Decarlo single. Corey Pic came on in relief to get out of a bases loaded jam and then pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam again in the 7th to pick up the save. Dan Jacobini had 2 hits for Park Ridge, while Decarlo and Krajnik both had 2 hits apiece for the Rays.

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