- 2014 Kyle Dunster (Greenwich) to B.C, Shawn Blake (FF Prep) to Albany, Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour) SNU
- 2014 Dan Radjkowski (N. Canaan) to UCONN & Virgil Procaccini (Newtown) to Union
- 2014 Mitch Williams (Berlin) to Fairfield U & Sam Ellinwood (Staples) to Amherst
- 2014 Mike Davis (Newtown) Quinnipiac & Colin Keyes (Trumbull) to UNH, Asher Tyson (Weston) Princeton
- 2014 Tyler Mitchell (Hamden), Sebastian DiMauro U Hartford & Anthony Capozziello SHU (Amity)
Baseball U New England Updates 12/2/13:
Baseball U New England's Nov 29th workout results:
- All players will be contacted before the winter school break
College Coaches Baseball Showcase Camp -Sponsored by Baseball U New England
- For: Graduates 2014-2017
- Location: CT Sportsplex-N. Brandford, CT
- When: Saturday, December 21st, 2013 (one day only event)
- Time: 9am-3pm
- For attending national and local colleges, details and registration please visit the link below
Baseball U New England is once again an independent, college development baseball program for high school players. It's only affliliate is that of Baseball U,West Long Branch, NJ. Additional Baseball U programs can be found in PA and NY State. (Baseballu.net)
Baseball U New England welcomes Kyle Nisson to its professional teaching staff:
Baseball U New England is proud to announce the addition of Kyle Nisson it's professional teaching staff. Coach Nisson has recently been named the Volunteer Assitant Coach at Quinnipiac University after finishing up a two year professional catching career in the CANAM League.
B-FIT Winter Baseball Training for H.S. players at the Panther's Den:
- Baseball U New England and The Competitive Edge have partnered up again bringing certified teachers and trainers to The Panther's Den for professional instruction for player development. (See the B-FIT icon for further registration and programming details)
Players interested in Baseball U New England's 2014 summer program should:
Baseball U New England Recent Signings
Mike Davis of Newtown signs with Quinnipiac
Kyle Dunster of Greenwich signs with Boston College
Shawn Blake of Fairfield Prep signs with Albany
Dan Rajkowski of New Cannan Signs with UCONN
Baseball U New England 17U Select:
Baseball U 17U Select participated in UNC Challenge. The tournamant was a 8 team select showcase against some of the top ranked competition in the country, according to Perfect Game's National Rankings: Evoshield Canes, Richmond Braves, Virginia Cardinals, South Charlottte Panthers, Our Deck Orioles, Orioles Scout Team, Baseball U Prospects. The Baseball U NE Select also held workouts at UVA and Vanderbilt University.
Vanderbilt University - Director of Baseball Operations, Andrew Fann addresses the team:
University of Virginia Head Baseball Coach Brain O'Connor addresses the team:
University of North Carolina Summer Select Challenge: Pre game workouts
Baseball U New England Visits Temple University on June 22nd -23rd.
23 Colleges in attendance!!!
George Washington U, NJIT, Old Dominion, Lehigh, St. Johns, BC, Harvard, St. Josephs, Radford, Brown, West Chester U, Wagner, Monmouth, Marist, Immaculata, LaSalle, Villanova, UBMC, Bucknell, VCU,Richmond, George Mason, Villonova.
2013 Baseball U New England's roster's reflect diversity:
Baseball U New England's 2013 organizational roster's represent 36 high school programs from 3 states:
Amity, CT,Beacon School, NY, Brien McMahon,CT, Bunnell, CT, Berlin, CT,Bryam Hills,NY, Career,CT, Choate, CT, Ellingwood, Colo, Darien, CT, East Haven, CT, Fairfield Ludlow, CT Fairfield Prep, CT, Fairfield Warde,CT, Foran, CT, Fox Lane, CT, Greens farm Academy,CT, Greenwich, CT, Hamden, CT, Hopkins, CT, Jonathan Law, CT King, CT, Masuk, CT, New Canaan, CT, Newtown, CT N.D. Fairfield, CT, ND West Haven, CT, Seymour, CT, Shelton, CT, Stpales, CT, St. Joesph's, Taft, CT, Trumbull,CT, Wilton,CT, Weston, CT, Xavier, CT
Update 6/12/13: Congratulations:
The following 2013 U New England players were selected to participate in the CT Junior Select ALL Star Game:
1.Jake Amoroso- St. Joseph
2.Shawn Blake-Fairfield Prep
5.Jake Rouse-Jon. Law
6.Asher Tyson- Weston
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Baseball U New England wins 2012 16U Blue Chip East Coast Championship.
This past weekend Baseball U New England won the Blue Chips 16U East Coast Championships at Baseball Heaven.
Once again, the team was asked to play more then two games in one day. This time they needed needed to win three games in one day after completing the bracket play with a 3-0 record.
This team was a combination of players made up of our 2014/2015 underclassmen. Many of our 2014 players were also members of our 2012 18U Perfect Game WWBA Regional Championship team.
The team scored 54 runs in 5 games and all games were decided by the mercy rule. No game went more then 5 innings. One game went 3 innings and another 4 innings. Additionally, the pitching staff only yielded total 5 runs.
Congratulations to the following 16U team members: Sam Ellinwood (Staples), Mike Davis (Newtown), Shawn Blake (Fairfield Prep & Tourmanet MVP), Jake Rouse (Law), Matt Toth(N. Canaan), Dan Rajkowski(N. Canaan), Kyle Dunster(Greenwich), Jake Amoroso(St.Joe's), Connor Murphy(King), Asher Tyson(Weston), Ethan Tyson,(Weston) Kyle Mattei(Amity), Jake Walkinshaw(Seymour), Greg Kaeser(Weston), Evan Lumpinski(ND West Haven), Anthony Amoroso(Masuk), Justin Lasko(Bunnell), Paul Salata(Brien McMahon)
Baseball U New England Wins 2012 Northeast Qualifier Championship
The WWBA NE Qualifier is always one event that any team wants to go out and perform well in because of the reward of gaining a free bid to Jupiter,Fla. The 60 team tournament field was made up of a diverse group of teams from many different states. Some of the top travel programs from the Mid Atlantic region and NY were included in this event.
While the focus for Baseball U New England's college development program is on player development and helping place players in college, make no mistake about it, that when the organization wants to focus on winning they can put up their share of championships.
This weekend the team did just that and won Baseball U's 5th Perfect Game
Northeast Championship is 7 years.
The team went undefeated in bracket play 3-0. On Monday, if they were to obtain their goal of PG WWBA Northeast Champions, all they would have to do is play 4 playoff games and win all of them. The players were at the field at 6:50 in the morning and did not leave the ballpark until 10:30pm that night.
In the 4 playoff games the Baseball U NE squad scored 32 runs with good aggressive baseball and timely hitting. It was a total team effort. The boys were told that if they had a chance to win the event on Monday it was going to take strong will and a contribution from everyone on the team.
This team of players was a Baseball U New England select team from our Elite and Grey 17U program. The New England based organization added 4 pitchers and 1 position player from the New Jersey based Prospect team to round out it's roster.
Our objective was to throw as many pitchers as possible in the bracket play (12) and bounce back with fresh arms for the playoffs and the team did just that. The team threw 11 pitchers in the playoffs and the strategy paid off.
Offensively the team was lead by “Tournament MVP” Dominick Luongo (Cardinal Spellmen HS, NY- Seen Above) who collected 14 hits in four days. Dominick made an adjustment after day 2 and was the spark the team needed. Jake Rouse (Jonathan Law HS, Milford,CT) earn a BIG Stick Award along with Loungo for his offensive output during the 7 game, 4 day tournament. (Bracket Games Wins: Langdon Baseball 6-1, Staten Island Orioles 3-1, Bayside Yankees Elite 7-4: Playoffs Wins Worchester Heat 6-1, Northeast Baseball Alliance Scout 6-1, NJ Marlins 9-8, New Jersey Saints 11-4: Championship) Rouse, Casey McCone (Foran,HS, Milford) and Ben Monte (Guilford HS,) all hit home runes during this event.
Rouse staked the U New England team to an early 1-0 led in the first inning of bracket game # 2 against SI Orioles. McCone's two run shot, in the top of the 7th broke a 1-1 as Ryan Testani (Shelton HS) picked up the save and Ryan Reuther (Wilton HS) the win in relief of Cameron Stone (West Haven, HS) Monte's 2 run blast came in the 3rd inning with U New England trailing 4-1 to the NJ Marlins. This "Big Swing" allowed the team to climb back into the game and grind out the 9-8 win.
The Championship Game saw U New England fall behind 1-0 in the second inning, but it was the only time the team would trail in this game. The U New England team then exploded for 4 runs in the bottom half of the inning and continued to add to it's led. This "will to win" never gave it's opponent an opportunity to come back. The resounding 11-4 final score was a true indication of amazing day! Adam Thayer (Ansonia HS) and Simon Mathews (The Hopkins School) each picked up playoff wins. While Matt Osiega (NJ) pick up the win in the championship game.
Our players are always asked to be prepared, work hard, compete, never give up and focus on how to improve their themselves each day during a 3 hour practice. If everyone expects success, learns from their failures, and works on what they have to do on the field, the winning will take care of itself. These words were all echoed loud and clear as these players student behind the PG Banner that claimed them as the 2012 WWBA Northeast Qualifier #1 Champions!
The Baseball U New England team was coached by it's Director, Patrick Vigilio,Jr who is an associate scout for the San Francisco Giants. He was assisted by the organization's National Director, John Wells who also an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners. Both director's were on hand during the entire weekend coaching the young men and helping the players to leave it all on the field. This is a memory that will last a lifetime for these young men.
Winning 4 games in a playoff round, in one day, will be something that everyone in the Baseball U family will never forget. Go U!
Baseball U New England Team Members:
Sam Ellinwood: SS (Staples HS, Westport,CT), Mike Davis: RHP/1B (Newtown HS, Newtown, CT), Cameron Stone RHP/2b (West Haven HS, West Haven, CT)
Mike Giordano C (Brien McMahon HS, Norwalk, CT) Simon Mathews RHP (The Hopkins School, West Haven, CT), Dom Luongo OF ( Cardinal Spellman HS, NY, Darien, CT), Shawn Blake 1b/OF ( Fairfield Prep HS, Stratford,CT), Jake Rouse 3B (Jonathan Law, Milford, CT), Matt Toth Rhp/2b and Dan Rajkowski Rhp (New Canaan HS, New Canaan, CT), Mitch Williams C (Berlin HS, Berlin, CT), Ryan Bailey C (Fox Lane HS, NY),Casey McCone OF (Foran HS, Milford, CT) Ryan Reuther 1b/RHP Wilton HS, Wilton, CT), Ryan Testani Rhp (Shelton HS, Shelton, CT), Adam Thayer LHP (Ansonia HS, Ansonia CT), Kyle Dunster Rhp (Greenwich HS, Greenwich, CT), Grant Lamberton 2b (NJ), Justin Dunn Rhp (The Gunnery, Waterbury CT), John McCarren Rhp (NJ), Matt Osiega LHP (NJ), Eny Ruibal RHP (NJ)
Former Bobcat '08 and Baseball U New England Coach, John Delaney Named Assistant Baseball Coach
HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac head baseball coach Dan "Skip" Gooley has announced the addition of former Bobcat John Delaney as the team's new assistant coach. Delaney was a four-time All-Northeast Conference selection, including First Team honors in each of his final three seasons, before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
"I'm very excited to come back to Quinnipiac and working alongside Coach Gooley," Delaney said. "Quinnipiac has given me opportunities I never would have had elsewhere and I am privileged to help give back those experiences to any current and future Bobcats."
Delaney completed his Quinnipiac career with 206 hits, good for fourth place all-time at Quinnipiac, while also totaling 34 doubles, tying him with former teammate Wilson Matos '06 for third place all-time. As a senior in 2008, Delaney led the Bobcats in most offensive categories including home runs (9), runs batted in (40), hits (66), runs scored (49), at-bats (196), batting average (.337), doubles (15), slugging percentage (.571) and triples (2). In addition, his .357 (20-56) batting average with runners in scoring position and 13, two-out RBI's also led the team. Delaney posted a team-best 20 multiple-hit games, including seven games with three or more. His 12 multiple-RBI games also led the Bobcats while his 15 doubles ranked sixth all-time with his 66 hits ranking as the fifth most in Quinnipiac history in a single season.
"We are extremely fortunate to have John Delaney as part of our Quinnipiac Baseball coaching family," Gooley said. "John is a very young, articulate and knowledgeable baseball man. He will be a great asset to our baseball program and the entire Quinnipiac University community."
After his selection in the 2008 MLB Draft, Delaney was rated by Baseball America as the top third base prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers' organization while also earning the "Hardest Worker Award" at the Brewers' 2009 Spring Training. In 2010, Delaney was recognized with a Gold Glove Award nomination as a member of the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League.
In 2010, Delaney was hired as a volunteer assistant coach with Northeast Conference rival Sacred Heart University. While with the Pioneers, Delaney served as the team's assistant hitting coach and infield coach, helping Sacred Heart to the 2011 Northeast Conference Championship. In 2011, he joined the coaching staff at America East Conference institution University of Hartford. With the Hawks, Delaney served once-again as the team's assistant hitting coach and infield coach, while also working as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in Hartford's athletic department.
Delaney graduated from Quinnipiac in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in entrepreneurship. A native of Hanson, Mass., Delaney currently resides in Cheshire, Conn. with his wife, Melissa.
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Baseball U New's England's and Prospect Team member Bryan Daniello has been named the 2012 Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior shortstop/pitcher led the Brien McMahon Senators to a 16-7 record entering the Class LL state tournament. Daniello posted a 7-1 record and a 1.35 ERA along with a .400 average with six home runs and 18 RBIs. Daniello, who will play at UConn next year, has maintained a B average and has volunteered on behalf of an area soup kitchen, youth baseball camps and his church’s bible camp
Coach Vigilio comments on Erik Bedards Red Sox's future:http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/content/erik-bedards-college-coach-defends-red-sox-pitcher
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Baseball U New England 17U Elite wins 17/18U Wooden Bat Independence Day Championship at Diamond Nation.
Baseball U New England finished the 4th of July weekend undefeated at Diamond Nation with a perfect 5-0 record. After two consecutive 3-0 wins over the NJ Cardinals and the Diamond Jack Black's the team fished the 16 team bracket in second place. The team then beat the the Diamond Jack Black's for a second consecutive day 8-4 on Ricky Spencer's (Hand HS) 2 out walk off grand slam home run in the bottom of the 7th. The "U" then beat the CT Bombers 5-2 later that same day. In the championship game Sunday afternoon Bryan Daniello (Brien McMahon HS) picked up the save as Baseball U New England beat the CT Chargers 2-1 to claims the championship. Baseball U New England's pitching staff of Adam Thayer (Ansonia HS), Connor Landers (Xavier HS), Tom O'Brien (Watertown HS), Dan Warren(Fairfield-Warde), Ryan Testani (Shelton HS), Justin Thomas (Enfield HS), Casey Gaynor (Greenwich HS) and Tim Moran (Fairfield-Ludlow) only yield 7 runs in 5 games. The team's unselfish team offensive and outstanding defense from players Ryan Bailey (Fox Lane HS, NY), Nick Dummar (Branford HS), Ryan Diass (Shelton HS), Alex Fuclo (East Catholic HS), Darren O'Brien (Hopkins School), Paul Tupper (Hopkins School) Warren, Daniello and Spencer were the key elements in capturing the Independence Day Championship.
Baseball U New England 18U Royals Capture Triple Crown Ocean's Premier Tournament in Warwick,RI: Baseball U New England Royals 18U captured their final tournament of the year this weekend (7/30-7/31) by beating the Silverhawks from Maldea, Ma 13-2 in the finals. The team finished the tournament undefeated.
Baseball U New England Royals 18U Captures 19U War at Shore Independence Day Championship:Baseball U New England Royals 18U college bound team won the War at the Shore Independence Day Championship with a 7-4 win over the Technique Tigers. The Royals teams finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 and captured the programs second championship during the holiday weekend. Tyler Barrett, Tyler Jacobs and Patrick Murphy all hit home runs during the weekend event.
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