Last Updated: March 29, 2017
21st Ward JL Baseball
Join Our EMail List
21ST WARD FANS
Signup for Alerts
Get important messages from 21ST WARD JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL by Text & Email
ATTENTION BASEBALL MANAGERS (NOTABLY MINORS & AAA)
Check your email. A revised practice schedule was sent that may impact the location of some of your previously scheduled practices that were to take place on the B Field over the next 10 days. Please check the revised schedule and communicate any of the changes to your team. Thank you.
BASEBALL MANAGERS MEETING - THURS 3/30 7:00 PM
All Baseball Managers - there will be a meeting on Thurs 3/30 at the 21st Ward Complex clubhouse. If you have practice during that time, please allow for your coaching staff to run your practice so you can attend this important meeting. Thank you!
UPCOMING WORK PARTIES AT PEARLMAN & HAGY'S COMPLEXES
There will be a work party at the 21st Ward Pearlman Complex.
Saturday 4/1 from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All teams should be represented. Coaches, Board Members, Parents please come up and lend a hand!
Fillies Softball will be hosting work parties on the following dates. Please come out and support the girls!
Weds 3/29 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs 3/30 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 3/31 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Sat 4/1 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Sun 4/2 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
EMERGENCY SOFTBALL MEETING - TUES 3/28
Tues 3/28 at the 21st Ward Pearlman Complex
3/28: COMMUNICATION UPDATE
All Baseball & T-Ball/Coach Pitch Teams should have been contacted by a Manager at this point. All Baseball & T-Ball/Coach Pitch Managers were provided with a pre-season practice schedule that runs through 4/7 so they should be in touch with you to let you know when your practices are. Game schedules and in-season practice schedules will be available soon.
Little Fillies: You will be contacted soon (that program doesn't kick off until mid-April).
3/24 UPDATE: LOWER LEVEL ROSTER BREAKDOWNS
All lower level roster breakdowns are complete.
I-Ball teams should hear from their coaches by Fri 3/24
Coach Pitch & T-Ball teams should hear from their organizations by Sun 3/26.
Thanks for your patience!
WELCOME OUR NEWEST SPONSOR
The 21st Ward Jr. League is proud to welcome our newest "Clear the Bases Triple" Sponsor DICK'S Sporting Goods. To celebrate this new sponsorship, DICK's is pleased to offer the 21st Ward baseball & softball community with several great offers for the Spring & Fall 2017 seasons! Click the banner below to access our 21st Ward exclusive coupons.
OPENING DAY PARADE & CEREMONY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED UNTIL SAT 4/8
More details to come soon.
**3/11/17 Update: All player drafts have been completed for AAA thru Pony Baseball and for Junior & Senior Softball. Pee Wee Softball has not drafted yet
If your child was drafted into AAA and you have not been contacted yet, we are in the process of securing our final 2 Managers for that level. As soon as your child's team has a Manager you will be contacted. If you are interested in being a Manager, contact Nick Rosley, email@example.com
If your child is placed in I-Ball, Coach Pitch/T-Ball then you will be contacted sometime later this week.
All Little Fillies softball players will be contacted by the week of 3/20.
2017 Player Drafts - Elected Board & Managers Only Attend
Baseball: Saturday 3/11
Pony 7:00 a.m.
Majors 8:30 a.m.
Minors 10:00 a.m.
AAA 11:30 a.m.
Softball: Tues 3/7 and Thurs 3/9
Senior Softball - Complete Tues 3/7
Junior Softball - Complete Tues 3/7
Pee Wee Softball - Thurs 3/9
2017 Manager List
Michele Pownall (Orioles)
Joe DiGiovanni Jr. (Tigers)
Dave Brown (Indians)
Joe Opiela (A's)
Ron Yeager (Panthers)
T-BALL & COACH PITCH
All to TBA soon
PEE WEE SOFTBALL
Welcome Communication Sent on 3/6
All Parents of registered players should have received a 2017 Season Welcome email on 3/6. If you did not receive, check your SPAM Folder and be sure to allow emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not attempt to reply to that address, as it cannot receive emails.
If you did not receive the email, a copy is available by clicking the link below:
Now registering teams for our Father's Day Tournament.
An 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, & 12U Baseball Tournament in Roxborough - Philadelphia, PA
$425 Per Team, 3 Games Guaranteed
Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board of the 21st Ward Jr. League
Lou Fresta - Commissioner
Nick Rosley - Deputy Commissioner
Joe Monahan - Treasurer
Brian Sannicandro - Secretary
8U's Magical Ride Comes to an End in Cal Ripken SEPA State Quarterfinals
This past weekend, the 8U Roxborough Rebels advanced out of pool B in the Cal Ripken Southeastern PA State Tournament with a 3-1 record. On Monday, they took on 4-0 Warrington, who advanced out of pool A. It was the competitive game you would've expected throughout, but Warrington pulled away late for a 9-5 win to advance to the semi-finals. The Rebels were eliminated from contention with the loss. The 8U Rebels had quite the run this summer, amassing a record of 20-5. They were winners of the 21st Ward Break Out of School Tournament and the Cinnaminson Summer Slam, and they took home the Cal Ripken District 2 title to qualify for the State Tournament. They also finished as the runner up in the Maple Shade Tournament. Great job 8U Rebels! Congratulations on an amazing tournament season - the future is indeed bright! Players: Ryan Friel, Sean Herron, Zach Jacobs, Luke Kletzel, Dan Malloy, Danny McNally, Matt Pownall, Will Pownall, Jake Rauscher, Ryan Regan, Michael Rex, Rocco Rizzo Manager: Matt Rizzo Coaches: Chuck Malloy, Dan McNally
9U Rebels Win YES! Baseball is Life Tournament
Congratulations to the 9U Rebels. In Berlin, NJ this weekend, they were crowned the 9U Champions of the Baseball is Life Tournament, put on by Youth Elite Sports. The Rebels dominated from start to finish with amazing pitching, stellar defense, and red hot bats, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 47-3. Congratulations 9U Players & Coaches on a great weekend of baseball!
Players: Finn Whittle, Keith Samarco, Andrew Mulligan, Dominic Sannicandro, Chris Cavalcante, Joey Markey, Aaaron Barnes, Patrick Buckley, Chris Kingkiner, Matt McGaughey, Mikey Green, Mike Nicolucci. Manager: Brian Sannicandro Coaches: Elmer Kingkiner & Tom Mulligan
2016 Babe Ruth State Tournament Updates
Congratulations to our 14U and 13U Rebels, both of whom competed in the PA Babe Ruth State Tournament this week. Both teams competed hard, and in just our 2nd year affiliated with Babe Ruth baseball, both showed that the 21st Ward/Roxborough will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.
14U: In Altoona, the 14U Rebels run reached the State semi-finals, where they dropped a hard fought contest to West End, 8-6. Representing District 3, the Rebels went undefeated in pool play and secured the #1 seed coming out of the National Pool by defeating Perry County 8-0, Brandywine 13-3, and host Altoona 8-5. Congrats to the 14U players and coaches on a great performance and on how you carried yourselves and represented Roxborough out in Altoona!
13U: In Belleville, the 13U Rebels, representing District 3, battled perennial power West End for 9 innings in one of the best games you could see, before finally falling 6-5 to be eliminated from pool play. Over the weekend, the Rebels dropped a close 3-2 decision to Franklin Township and bounced back to defeat Wayne County 8-6, setting up their elimination showdown with West End yesterday. Congrats 13u players and coaches for how well you represented our league in Belleville and for how hard you battled! We are very proud of you.
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 14U
PA Babe Ruth District 3 Champions
Photo: Bill Martelon
The Roxborough Rebels 14u team defeated Newtown 14-3 to secure the Babe Ruth District 3 Championship and berth to the State Tournament in Altoona, PA starting on July 8th. Great job 14U and good luck in States!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 13U
PA Babe Ruth District 3 Champions
Photo: Joe Monahan
The Roxborough Rebels 13u team will be competing in the PA Babe Ruth State Tournament just outside of State College, PA starting on July 8th representing District 3. Good Luck in States 13U!!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 12U
PA Cal Ripken District 2 Champions
Photo: Rick Cawley
On Sunday 6/26, the Roxborough Rebels 12U team defeated Harleysville 6-4 at the 21st Ward Complex to clinch a back to back District Championship (2015 - 11U Champions). Congratulations to all the 12U players and coaches!
Good Luck in the SE PA state tournament next week in Harleysville!
Congratulations Roxborough Rebels 8U
PA Cal Ripken District 2 Champions
Photo: Katie Rizzo
Under the lights and rain showers in Norristown, the Roxborough Rebels 8U team broke a 1-1 tie with Towamencin in the 4th inning enroute to an 11-1 win to secure the PA Cal Ripken District 2 Championship. The 8U squad won their 3rd straight tournament championship, previously winning the 21st Ward Break Out of School Tournament & the Cinnaminson Summer Slam. Congratulations to all the players and coaches.
Good Luck in the SE PA state tournament 8U!
Congratulations to our 2016 League Champions!
AAA - White Sox (Rockies runner up)
Minors - Pirates (White Sox runner up)
Majors - Rockies (Yankees runner up)
Pony - Astros (Yankees runner up)
Good Luck to our Roxborough Rebels District Teams. Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth District Play begins this week!
14U - Fri 6/24 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Liberty Bell/Torresdale (Location: Hagy's Complex)
13U - Advances to State Tournament - Begins July 8, 2016
12U - Weds 6/22 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: 21st Ward Complex)
11U - Weds 6/22 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: Towamencin)
10U - Weds 6/22 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Central Perkiomen (Location: Souderton)
9U - Thurs 6/23 at 6:00 p.m. vs. Harleysville (Location: Central Perkiomen)
8U - Friday 6/24 at 6:00 p.m. vs. winner Towamencin/Harleysville (Location: Norristown)
21st Ward is proud to be the host of the Cal Ripken District 2 12U 50/70 Tournament. Volunteers are needed all weekend. Please come out and help us make this a great weekend for all of our District 2 teams!! Go Rebels!!!
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM INFORMATION
Thank you to all the players who participated in tryouts for our 2016 District Tournament Teams. Tryouts for all levels are now complete. Team Rosters will be posted as the Managers submit them. Congratulations to all players who were selected and Best of Luck to all Teams!! Go Rebels!
**Due to low tryout numbers at the 11 yr old age group, there will not be an 11U "B" District Team entered in 46/60 division. Thank you for your participation.**
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 14U DISTRICT TEAM
JAMES JONES JR.
CAMERON J. MOLE
MANAGER: LOU FRESTA
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 13U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: JOE MONAHAN
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 9U DISTRICT TEAM
PATRICK BUCKLEYMANAGER: BRIAN SANNICANDRO
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 10U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: RYAN FLEMING
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 8U DISTRICT TEAM
MANAGER: MATT RIZZO
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 8U RED TEAM
MANAGER: FRAN FILEWICZ
ROXBOROUGH REBELS 11U DISTRICT TEAM & 2017 COOPERSTOWN TEAM
MANAGER: NICK ROSLEY
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS & GOOD LUCK IN COOPERSTOWN NEXT YEAR! COACHES WILL BE IN TOUCH.
8U MATT RIZZO CHUCK MALLOY
8U B FRAN FILEWICZ
9U BRIAN SANNICANDRO
10U RYAN FLEMING
11U NICK ROSLEY
12U BRIAN MORRIS/NICK ROSLEY
13U JOE MONAHAN
14U LOU FRESTA
Managers for AAA & Above:
Please sure you are adhering to pitch count and rest requirements. You should be counting pitches not just for your pitchers, but also for your opponents and validating them with the opposing coach each half inning. Also, YOU MUST adhere to the pitcher to catcher rule. If a pitcher delivers 41 pitches or more in a game, they may not play catcher for the remainder of the day. See the handouts tab to download a copy of the pitch count and rest requirements and associated rules. Thanks for your cooperation.
See Important Announcements Below:
Revised Game Schedule Now Available - Revised Practice Schedule Now Available
Game Schedules are now available in the schedules section on the left side of the website. Click "schedules," then select your level and team from the drop downs. Updated practice schedule field assignments are available in the handouts section of the website for download. If you have questions, contact Joe Monahan.
Submit Your Scores
Pitch Count Rules & Required Rest Limitations
Available in the Handouts tab. Please print a copy for yourself so you can reference if needed. It is imperative for the health of our young arms you understand and adhere to the pitch count rules and required rest. If you have questions, contact Nick Rosley or Joe Monahan.
Help Keep Our Complex Clean and Please Be Courteous
ALL MANAGERS & ASSISTANT COACHES MUST HAVE CLEARANCES!
CLEARANCES AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND LINK TO CAL RIPKEN CERTIFICATIONS
ALL IN HOUSE MANAGERS MUST HAVE CLEARANCES
CAL RIPKEN CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR DISTRICT AND COOPERSTOWN MANAGERS
CONTACT NICK ROSLEY WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 215-817-6061 NICK.ROSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM
NOW ACCEPTING 2016 UMPIRE APPLICATIONS:
CONTACT JOE GRATZINGER AT 267-230-4603 GRATZ0222@COMCAST.NET
MUST HAVE CLEARANCES
21ST WARD IS GOING BACK TO SCHEDULING BACK TO BACK GAMES
SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST!
21st Ward Junior League
Providing Baseball & Softball for Children since 1957
Sponsors for the 2015 Junior League Season as of May 18, 2015
GRAND SLAM SPONSOR
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
CLEAR THE BASES TRIPLE SPONSORS
Allstate – Mike McBride
Bryn Mawr Trust
Maria’s Ristorante on Summit
Mr. David Montgomery
State Farm - John Nicolucci
STAND UP DOUBLE SPONSORS
DeBellis & Sons Construction
Michini Heating & Cooling
Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club
Tony Roni’s Pizza
SINGLES HITTERS SPONSORS
C.J. & Eck’s Bar
George Hummel Air Duct Cleaning
Henry James Saloon
Mister P Pizza and Pasta
Summit Spine & Wellness
Unique Indoor Comfort
Ye Olde Ale House
Mr. Mike Gondos Sr.
LATE INNING CLOSER SPONSORS
Holod’s True Value
Rita’s Water Ice
St. Chris Care at Falls Center
ATTENTION MANAGERS & COACHES FOR 2016:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COACHING A TOURNAMENT TEAM FOR CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL DISTRICTS/STATES/REGIONALS,YOU MUST PASS 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE ON CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL WEBSITE. THIS IS MANDATORY. ONCE COMPLETED, EMAIL YOUR CERTIFICATES TO AN ELECTED BOARD MEMBER.
ALL MANAGERS & COACHES MUST HAVE THIS CERTIFICATION. EVEN IF YOU PLAN ON PUTTING YOUR NAME IN FOR A TOURNAMENT TEAM OR POSSIBLY COACHING WITH A MANAGER, YOU MUST BE CERTIFIED.
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED TO TAKE THESE COURSES EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY COACHING IN-HOUSE. YOU WILL LEARN A WHOLE LOT. YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND MATERIALS AT ALL TIMES VIA CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH WEBSITE.
HERE IS THE WEBSITE:
HERE IS THE COST: (PAID BY MANAGERS/COACHES)
REMEMBER, YOU ONLY NEED 1 CERTIFICATION. YOU CAN TAKE THE COURSE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT TO PASS AND ONLY PAY ONCE. CONSIDER TAKING THE 2 BASEBALL COURSES. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES IMMEDIATELY. OUR KIDS WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS RIGHT AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT THE DOCUMENT LOOKS LIKE AFTER COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY A WALLET SIZE WITH YOU COACHING AND SEND A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT BABE RUTH SITE TO NICK.ROSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM. CERTIFICATE ONLY, NOT TRANSCRIPT.
THANK YOU, 21ST WARD JL BASEBALL
COACHES: HERE IS A LINK FOR GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
NO SMOKING/NO CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES!
to respect my teammates, my opponents, the coaches, and umpires
and to improve myself in spirit, mind, and body.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.