- 2012 BASEBALL HEAVEN MID ATLANTIC SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - 15u
- 2012 ECTB BASES LOADED SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - 15u
- 2012 ECTB SPRING INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - 13u
- 2011 ECTB FALL DOUBLE PLAY TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - 10u
Please check the Tournaments tab for the tournaments the 11u/14u/16u(Black) teams will participate in during Spring/Summer 2013. Click on the tournament link to access the tournament game schedules and locations.
PANTHERS - 2013
The Central Jersey Panthers is a baseball-only organization led by Coach Brad Elicker with over 30 years of TRUE hands – on, baseball experience. He provides extensive baseball training in the winter and competitive play in the spring, summer and fall. The CJ Panthers Black team (16u in the Fall) has gone 74-22-2 the last two years, including 58-16-1 in tournament play. Of the 16 tournaments they competed in that were completed (there was one rain out and one snow out), the Panthers participated in 10 championship games, winning 6 titles. In addition, this past fall (2013), the 16u Black team won the USABL 18u Wood Bat League title and the 14u team won a share of the 14u Central North title.
Please contact the Head Coach (Brad Elicker) at 732-319-3512 if you are interested in a tryout for any of the 2013 Panthers teams - Please keep in mind the ages represent the Spring 2013 ages:
11u (born after 5/1/01)
14u (born after 5/1/98)
16u (born after 5/1/96)
Tryouts will be at Grant Field in Watchung (part of the Watchung Little League / Phillips Field Complex) - Please see Directions tab on left panel.
16u PANTHERS BLACK TEAM
Please note that the 16u Black Team will be a Tournament/Showcase Team in 2013 and will participate in a number of "Showcase" and regular tournaments.
2013 ECTB HOMERUN SIZZLER TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The 14u Central Jersey Panthers Red defeated the Bucks County Generals (10-6) and Max Impact Blast (3-1) on Sunday, April 14th to win the 2013 ECTB Homerun Sizzler 14u Tournament. MORE DETAILS AND TEAM PHOTO TO BE POSTED.
2012 BASEBALL HEAVEN MID ATLANTIC SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The Central Jersey Panthers 15u team capped off another undefeated weekend on 7/22/12 by capturing the Baseball Heaven Mid Atlantic Showdown Tournament Championship. In the semi-finals, the Panthers came from behind to post a 2-1 victory over Team Baseball Heaven (Team BBH), who had a 17-2 tournament record for 2012 (outscoring their opponents 146-33) going into the game. In a game that was somewhat reminiscent of the Panthers' 2011 Independence Day Tournament Championship win over the LI Warriors (who are now known as Team BBH), the boys in red relied heavily upon a late-inning 2-rbi single up the middle to propel them to victory. In the championship game, the Panthers posted a 3-1 win against the Mississauga North Tigers, who had outscored their opponents 24-1 in their three games leading up to the final. As usual, pitching and defense led the way for the Panthers who surrendered only three runs in the four games played in Long Island. The Panthers have now reached the finals in all four tournaments they have competed in during the 2012 season - winning two titles.
2012 ECTB BASES LOADED SHOWDOWN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The Central Jersey Panthers 15u team completed an undefeated tournament (5-0) by winning three straight single-elimination games on Sunday, July 8th by scores of 3-1, 6-1, and 4-1 in the ECTB Bases Loaded Showdown championship game over Batting 1.000 Seminoles from Long Island.
2012 ECTB FATHER's DAY CLASSIC - Runner Up
The Central Jersey Panthers 15U Team competed in Elite Championship Tournament Baseball's (ECTB) Father's Day Weekend Classic event in Allentown, Pennsylvania taking 2nd place (out of 16 teams) with a 4-2 record in the 15U Division.
2012 ECTB SPRING INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS
The 13u CJ Panthers won the 10th ECTB Spring Invitational Tournament in Bethlehem, PA on April 22nd, 2012.
2011 ECTB FALL DOUBLE PLAY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The 10u CJ Panthers finished off their very first tournament as a team by winning the 7th Annual ECTB Fall Double Play championship with a 6-5 win over the Scranton Miners on Sunday, October 16th, 2011.
2011 ECTB CLASH OF CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The 14u Central Jersey Panthers Black team completed yet another undefeated weekend (5-0) as they won their third tournament in as many weekends by winning the ECTB Clash of Champions Tournament on July 17th. The depth of the team was clearly the difference as the Panthers mercied their Semi-Final opponents (Capital Region Warriors-PA) 8-0 and their Championship opponents (the #1 seeded Hillsborough Prospects, who had outscored their first four opponents 38-8) 14-2. On the weekend, the Panthers outscored their opponents 46-13 and racked up 58 hits over the five games. The pitching and defense certainly showed up on Sunday as they only allowed 3 total runs over the three playoff games.
2011 BASEBALL HEAVEN INDEPENDENCE DAY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
The Central Jersey Panthers - 14u Black team completed an undefeated tournament (6-0) by beating the 5-0 LI Warriors 3-2 in a 12-inning marathon (which included tying the game up with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning on a 2-run single). The Panthers dominated the competition leading up to the championship game by scoring mercy vicories in four of the five contests (including the semi-final game). For the weekend, they outscored their opponents 53-5. The defense was outstanding (4 DPs and only 1 Error the entire weekend) and the pitchers (who tossed five complete games) only surrendered 18 hits and 16 BBs the entire weekend (in 37 innings pitched).
2011 ECTB ON DECK CLASSIC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS (15u Division)
The Central Jersey Panthers - Black 14u team won three playoff games on Sunday, May 1st to capture the 2011 ECTB On Deck Classic Tournament (15u Division). After mercying the Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy Stealth team 11-3, the boys defeated the #1 seeded 15u Towamencin Titans in the semi-finals 9-6. The boys than overcame a 2-1 5th inning deficit in the championship game, and recovered from surrendering 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, to defeat the Central Bucks Baseball Hurricanes 9-6 in an 8 inning extra inning game. The title was a result of contributions from the entire team in all facets (Pitching, Hitting, Running and, of course, DEFENSE).
2010 14u FALL CJBL CHAMPIONS
The 14u Central Jersey Panthers Black team completed an undefeated season in the Central Jersey Baseball League (9-0-1) by beating the NJ Twins in the Championship Game on Sunday, 11/7/2010. After vanquishing their 2010 spring championship game victims, Richmond County, 3-0 in the semi-finals, the Panthers pitched another shutout (7-0) to notch consecutive titles in the CJBL (2010 Spring and 2010 Fall).
The Panthers won the championship in both club leagues they participated in the fall.
2010 14u FALL NJ CLUB BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
After losing the opening game of the NJ Club Baseball League Championship series 17-4 on Saturday (10/30) morning to the Morris County Cubs, the 14u Panthers Black team took games two and three on the road on Sunday (10/31) by scores of 4-3 and 9-6, respectively. This accomplishment is even more impressive when you consider the team also swept a doubleheader in Jackson on Saturday (10/30) night in order to clinch the #1 seed in the CJBL fall playoffs. The Panthers, fueled by some tough umpire calls and a hostile home crowd, exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning of game three to capture the 2010 fall title defeating the 10-1 Cubs (winners of two summer tournaments: Sports at the Beach and Baseball Heaven) two games to one.
2010 13u SPRING CJBL CHAMPIONS
The 13u Central Jersey Panthers defeated the (previously undefeated) Richmond County Americans 4-3 to take the Central Jersey Baseball League 2010 spring title.
Comments posted on NJ.com include the following:
Anybody who gets to know Coach Brad or have the privilege of having their son play for him knows that he is motivated by only one thing...the love of the game. That can only be the case when you see how much time and effort he dedicates to his teams. He's a great educator on the principles of the game and is an outstanding defensive skills coach. by worksox, 11/30/09 10:05 ET
My son has never played with brad but would love to play with him. He is a great teacher. He teaches the basics, things most coaches do not teach. He gets fields ready for play. He is dedicated. I have no idea what he charges to play but I know other teams charge between $1000 and $2300 per season. There are few coaches that know the game as well as he does, I saw that in tryouts. He is always teaching. by layonedown, 11/30/09 8:16 ET
I have used several places like the Zone and Cust and for the most part you are treated like a client and it is all about the money with them. Playing for Brad never once did he ever say a word about the money or complain that it is not worth his time or ever ask for another dime. Quite frankly I don’t know why he does it, it can’t be worth it unless you really love baseball or love to teach it to young kids. by gljcd, 12/1/09 20:20 ET
My son played for Brad for the first time this year and my son loved playing for Brad, he is fair with all the kids and parents included. He is a good teacher and has great passion for the sport and for the kids. by bbfann1963, 12/7/09 12:25 ET
He is like a machine, Loves to teach. Keep it up!!!!!! by warningtrack450, 11/29/09 7:31 ET
Brad is very dedicated and maintains fields and runs a lot of practices … he may be more dedicated than many of the other teams. by cnjbbfan, 12/1/09 12:40 ET
Brad teaches kids great defense and works very hard…your kid will learn a lot from him. by dielute, 11/30/09 0:29 ET
Brad does do a good job in getting the fields ready and playable. by turntwo23, 12/2/09 7:20 ET
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