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Last Updated: November 9, 2017
1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness WIFFLE Ball Tournament
Coventry Baseball and Coventry Softball raised $1,024 in donations to support the Breast Cancer Research Fund at our Inaugural WIFFLE Ball Tournament on Sunday October 22, 2017 at Miller Richardson Park in Coventry. Over 100 baseball and softball players participated in the 24 team tournament. The kids had a great time on a beautiful day. 100% of the proceeds will be donated on behalf of both Coventry Baseball and Coventry Softball to BCRF (www.BCRF.org)
Special Thank You’s go out to the volunteers from both Coventry Baseball and Coventry Softball for their hard work; and to Wicked Pizza of Coventry & Dunkin Donuts of Coventry whom generously provided refreshments for the event.
We’ll see you all in 2018!
Board Positions Open
CYBA has the following Board positions available and are in need of VOLUNTEERS...Please contact Matt Godi or any Board member for more detail.
Open Positions include
***CYBA FAN GEAR STORE - NOW OPEN!!***
CYBA is proud to announce that fans can now purchase fan gear! Click the link on the left to access the store.
The first round of the intermediate championship saw the Rangers and D'Backs advancing to the Championship Series in 2 well played 3 game series.
The Championship series opened with the visiting Rangers jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first behind hits from Ben Kuzenka, Seth Hood, Christian Demers and Ben Gardner. Gardner's pitching held the D'Backs offense in check through the first 2 innings, but in the 3rd a leadoff single from Amy Prior and a BB by Zach Opdenbrouw turned the order over to leadoff hitter CJ Nolan whose double drove in the tying runs.
The D'Backs held the Rangers scoreless in the 3rd fueled by a Centerfield throw from Gabe Smith to Nolan to cut down the go-ahead run at the plate.
The D'Backs bats came alive in the 4th scoring 8 runs on 7 hits to go up 10-2.
After a quick inning by Pitchers Mason Godi & Seth Hood, the Rangers tacked on 3 runs in the 6th behind hits from Ben Kuzenka, Nick Wesolowski & Matt Jellinek. The D'Backs answered with 2 more runs in their half with Matt Prior's double to the left field fence scoring Zach Opdenbrouw & Mason Godi.
Mason Godi closed out the game for the D'Backs with an 11 pitch 2K top of the 7th to secure the win and give the D'Backs a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series.
The series resumes Monday night at 5:45, come out and support the kids.
Game 2 was a pitchers duel between the Rangers Seth Hood & The D'Backs Sam Anderson.
The D'backs struck first on a single by CJ Nolan to put the leadoff runner on and a single by AJ Rooks drove him in for a 1-0 lead.
A single by Hood and a no-doubter over the left center fence by Christian Demers gave the Rangers the 2 runs they would need in the game.
Hood held the D'backs offense in check recording 16 K's while Anderson recorded 12 K's.
D'backs miscues in the 5th gave Hood 2 insurance runs and Ben Kuzenka came in for the Rangers to pitch a scoreless 7th and force the deciding game 3 of the series for the League Championship on Thursday night.
The 2017 season concluded with the D'Backs capturing the Championship in a well played 7-5 win over the Rangers.
D'Backs starter AJ Rooks retired the side in order and lead off hitter CJ Nolan put the D'Backs up with his base running 1-0 in their half of the inning.
The Rangers got on the board in the second with Ben Gardner's RBI double to tie the game.
A single by Gabe Smith scored Jakeb DeLuca for the D'Backs but the Rangers again struck back with a hit by Matt LaFountain to again tie the score.
The D'Backs put 2 across in their half of the 3rd behind hits from Josh Bennett, CJ Nolan & Mason Godi.
D'Backs pitcher AJ Rooks held the Rangers in check with 5 K's while the offense tacked on 2 more behind RBI hits from Josh Bennett & Matt Prior.
The Rangers threatened in their half of the 6th behind key hits from Ben Kuzenka, Ryan Johnson & Matt LaFountain to make it a 1 run game going into the bottom of the 6th.
Josh Bennett again came through with a RBI to give the D'backs a 7-5 lead going into the top of the 7th.
Making the most of their last 3 outs, Christian Demers again hit the right field fence for a lead off double followed by a fielders choice hit from Ethan Hunt that put the tying run on base. A K by D'Backs closer Mason Godi set up yet another great finish to to the championship.
On the first pitch the ball was hit to no-man's land behind shortstop, D'Backs SS Jakeb DeLuca tracked the ball, crashed into both D'Backs left and center fielders, caught the ball for out 2 and fired to catcher CJ Nolan who tagged out the runner trying to advance on the tag up play to secure the championship for the 2017 season.
Congratulations to all teams in the league on a great 2017 season.
Team Members: Front Row Josh Bennett, CJ Nolan, Mason Godi, Zach Opdenbrouw, AJ Rooks.
Back Row: John Prior, Manager, Joey Mansella, Amy Prior, Jakeb DeLuca, Gabe Smith, Matt Prior, Sam Anderson, Coach Zach Vannais, Coach Matt Godi.
Missing from picture, Coach Meg Nolan & Karl Peterson.
Rockies Win Minors Championship!
The Rockies beat the Astros today with a score of 9-2 to win the 217 Minors Championship. Congratulations to the Rockies!
For the Rockies, Zach Hoffman pitched five complete innings allowing only two runs to score while Dylan Dzat robbed Alex Johnson of what would have most likely been a home run blast to center field! Numerous plays and hits stand out in this game but the Rockies came in as a team and left as a team. For the Astros - Brandon White collected 2 hits including a triple and scored 2 runs. Daniel Fitgerald collected 2 hits and drove in 2 RBI's.Gavin McNally contributed a hit and both Thomas Johnson & Ben Sharp walked. Collin Cordner had a pair of sharp defensive outs in the 4th. Andres Fox and Daniel Fitzgerald contributed with solid defensive plays.
The White Sox beat the Nationals 11-0 moving into the 2nd round of the playoffs. For the White Sox, Aiden Jeamel pitched 5 scoreless innings while Justin Aloisa paced the White Sox with 5 RBI and Brendan Watson added a home run as well. For the Nationals, Cooper Thompson and Owen Dieterle pitched well. The White Sox will play the Astros Wed June 14th.
The Astros beat the O’s with a score of 3-2. The O's had some outstanding performances during the first round of the playoffs that went into extra innings. Aidan Hecht pitched 6 strong innings striking out 10 batters while giving up only 1 run. Aidan also provided 3 hits adding to some strong performances at the plate by Jonah Stanizzi and Nico Terlizzi who each got on base 3 times. Defensively there were some great plays made by Trevor Mayo, Morgan Salkeld, and Elijah Stanizzi.
The Astros played the White Sox Wed June 14th in which they won 2-1 with strong pitching from Alex Johnson and Brandon White. For the Sox Justin Aloisa had a RBI and a base hit and Aiden Jeamel pitched very well.
The Pirates lost a close one to the Twins. The Pirates finished the regular season in 2nd place and had a very good season. For the Pirates, Brody Schouten had a 2 RBI triple in 2nd to go up 2-1. Jack Dailey scored in the 3rd to go up 3-1. Tim Rogers pitched strong into the 4th. Cole Zbyk entered and allowed no runs in the 4th and 5th.
2017 Volunteer Application/Medical release
The volunteer application and medical release form for 2017 are available under the forms and documents tab.
Any player attending winter workouts or coaches running the program must have these completed or will not be allowed to participate.
CYBA Adopts Volunteer Opt-Out Policy
Beginning with the 2015 season, the Board of Directors has adopted a volunteer opt-out policy.
CYBA is a volunteer organization that needs the support of the community (especially parents) to operate and provide a great atmosphere for their kids to enjoy baseball. During the registration process, parents are asked if they would be willing to volunteer some of their time in support of CYBA. Adult volunteers are needed and expected to volunteer during the course of a season in any of the areas to include field clean up day, Snack Shack staffing, daily field maintenance, fundraising, or many other areas were we need your help and support. With the new policy structure, at time of registration an additional $50 fee per family will be assessed. This will remove families that do not wish to participate from the responsibility of volunteering their time.
For families that choose to volunteer their time in support of the league, by completing 3 hours of volunteer service, a refund of the fee will be processed by the league treasurer. Team managers will be provided a time sheet that will be completed for each family to record time volunteered. The full 3 hours must be completed to obtain the refund, as no partial reimbursements will be issued.
Little League Bat Rules
Please click here for information on Little League bat regulations. This link will provide guidelines for permitted bats in the various divisions along with a link to the Little League approved bat list.
IMPORTANT: Intermediate level regulations prohibit the use of ANY BPF 1.15 composite barrel bat. Composite barrel bats MUST BE BBCOR certified (drop 3) with a maximum barrel diameter of 2 5/8 for use in the intermediate level.