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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.
2013 NABF Regional Bracket
August 1, 2013
NYACK INDIANS WIN 2013 NJABL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29, 2013
2013 NJABL Championship
July 29, 2013
Sunday 7/28 - Game 3
(4) Nyack Indians 6 at (2) Rockland Astros 5
In the deciding game of the NJABL season, the Indians jumped on Astros pitcher Mike Nassisi early, scoring three runs in the first. The inning was highlighted by a two-out Ryan O'Rourke two-run double. The Indians built the lead to 6-1 behind the pitching of Mike Pasch. The Astros mounted a comeback in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four times and making it a 6-5 game. Indians closer Dan Tauken came into the game to get the Astros' middle of the lineup out to maintain the lead. The Astros loaded the bases again in the seventh, but Tauken struck out lead off hitter Brian Estevez to win the game and secure a fifth league championship for the Indians.
Saturday 7/27 - Game 2
(2) Rockland Astros 4 at (4) Nyack Indians 9
Nyack trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Rich Baerga led off with a triple. The Astros brought in ace Bear Anderson. The next batter, Andrew Himmelfarb doubled down the right field line, driving in Baerga. Two batters later, Joe Antenucci singled home the go ahead run. The inning was capped off by long grand slam by Indians veteran Ted Broderick. Bryan Hallberg (7-0) finished the Astros off in the seventh for a complete game victory.
Friday 7/26 - Game 1
(4) Nyack Indians 4 at (2) Rockland Astros 5
In game 1 on the NJABL Championship series, the Rockland Astros defeated the Indians 5-4. Alex Lorenc (St. Joes of Maine) hit a 2 run walk off home run in the bottom of the 7th after Corey Lopez (Mercy/RCC) walked to lead off the inning. The Astros were down a run after the Indians fought back to take a 1 run lead with 3 runs in the top of the 7th. Joe DePool (STAC) pitched the first 6 innings and left with a 3-1 lead. Anthony Calise (FDU) won the game in relief after surrendering the lead in the top of the 7th. Andrew Camardella (Dominican) hit a 2 run home run and knocked in 3 runs total to stake the Astros to a 3 run early lead before the Indians scored 3 in the 7th to take the lead.
July 24, 2013
(2) Rockland Astros 4 v. (1) Wyckoff 0
The Rockland Astros defeated the 2012 NJABL reigning champion Wyckoff Raiders, 4-0 on Wednesday night knocking them out of the 2013 playoffs and sending the Astros to the NJABL championship series. The Astros got behind their left handed ace Eric (Bear) Anderson (FDU) as he threw his third straight shutout and held the Raiders to 1 hit. The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth when Alex Lorenc (St. Joes of Maine) hit an infield single (Alex had 3 hits) knocking in Brian Estevez (Hartford) who had been hit by a pitch and stole second base.
The Astros in their first year in the NJABL will take on the 4-time champion Nyack Indians for the 2013 NJABL Championship which starts the best of 3 series on Friday.
(4) Nyack Indians 8 v. (3) Paramus Birds 5
As part of a 5-run 2nd inning, Nyack's Mark Duncan hit a bases clearing 3-run double to lead the Indians past the Paramu Birds 8-5. Mike Pasch pitched 6 2/3 inings to get the win. Lefty Mark Stanford came on in the bottom of the 7th to get the final out and earn the save. Nyack moves on the the championship round for the second year in a row. They will face the 1st year Rockland Astros in pursuit of their 5th NJABL Championship.
Both the Rockland Astros and Nyack Indians have earned bids to the NABF Regional to be played in Hackensack, NJ beginning on August 1st. Congrats to both teams.
Quarter Finals Results
July 23, 2013
(1) Wyckoff Raiders 5 v (8) Ridgewood Black Sox 0
(3) Paramus Birds 7 v (6) Park Ridge Flash 1
Park Ridge jumped out to a 1 run lead in the top of the first inning. Paramus responded with a 5 run 5th inning to put them ahead for good. Jason Koziol pitched a complete game to earn the win. Chris Dichiaro had an RBI single in the 1st inning for the Flash, while Dan Jacobini, Jon Steele and Dan McEldowney picked up hits for Park Ridge.
2nd Round Results
July 21, 2013
(4) Nyack Indians 3 (1) Wyckoff Raiders 1
Nyack's Bryan Hallberg threw the complete game win. Zac Nersesian and Andrew Himmelfarb had two hits each for the Indians.
(2) Rockland Astros 5 (6) Park Ridge Flash 4
Astros go 2-0 and advance to the winners bracket in NJABL playoffs with a 5-4 walk off victory over Park Ridge. Al Reda (Misericordia) knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th with a sac fly after leadoff hitter Dan Straud (Purchase) walked and stole second. Troy Elias (Demerast) picked up the win for the Astros with a scoreless 8th. Dan McEldowney went 3-4 with an RBI and Jon Steele was 2-3 with an RBI for Park Ridge. Bryan Contino took the hardluck loss.
(3) Paramus Birds 8 (7) Rockland Royals 7
Rockland jumped out to a quick lead in the top of the first. Paramus came back and held the lead until the top if the seventh where a few errors allowed Rockland to take a one-run lead. Paramus tied it in the bottom half of the seventh, Jason Koziol shut Rockland down in the top of the eighth, and Paramus went on to win it in the bottom half.
(8) Ridgewood Black Sox 3 (5) Rutherford Rays 2
1st Round Results
July 20, 2013
(1) Wyckoff Raiders 3 (8) Ridgewood Black Sox 0
(2) Rockland Astros (7) Rockland Royals
(4) Nyack Indians 1 (5) Rutherford Rays 0
Nyack's Jack Winters threw a complete game one-hitter to lead the Indians to the win. Ryan O'Rourke supplied the offense with an RBI double in the 4th.
(6) Park Ridge Flash 4 (3) Paramus Birds 1
RJ Giannetti threw a complete game 4 hitter with 6 k's to lead Park Ridge over Paramus, 4-1 in the first round of playoffs. Dan McEldowney went 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Alex Woinski and Dan Jacobini had RBI singles for the Flash.
2013 Playoff Bracket
July 29, 2013
July 19, 2013
(7) Rockland Royals 11 (10) Englewood A's 7
Vincent Martorelli threw his 7th straight Complete game of the season, struggling with his control throughout....After Englewood took a 4-1 lead after 2 innings, the Royals exploded for 3 runs in the 3rd and 7 runs in the 4th.....Tommy Natoli 3 hits and 3 RBI's, Vic Sanchez 3 hits and 4 RBI's and Jesse Galina 2 hits and spectacular defense led the charge for the Royals.
(8)Ridgewood 13 (9)Bergen Pirates 4
GET YOUR NJABL DRY-FIT TEE SHIRT!!!
July 23, 2012
Get a NJABL sanctioned Dry-fit t-shirt. Please contact your coach or league administrator to reserve yours today. Shirts are $20 each. Limited supply.
The NJABL is interested in hearing from all baseball players interested in competing as a member of one of our 16 existing teams. In order to be considered, please go to the online forms section on the left and complete a New Player application. You are also encouraged to reach out to the general managers of all of our franchises. Contact information is listed with each teams roster.
Managers - If you have not received the password for access to the free agent list, please contact the webmaster immediately.
NJABL is a member of the NABF
The North Jersey Amateur Baseball League is affiliated with the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF).
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April 1, 2010
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NJABL LOOKING FOR NEW TEAMS
The NJABL is looking for new teams for the 2014 season. If you have an existing team looking to relocate or a new team that needs a home, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and join the best wood bat league in New Jersey.
North Jersey Amateur Baseball League