Last Updated: July 6, 2015
9-10 AllStar Tournament
After a tough opening round game in which our 9-10 year old tournament team lost an extra inning game 8-7 vs Willimantic, the team came back strong this evening vs Plainfield recording a 17-2 win in 5 innings. Wyatt Wendry pitched 4 strong innings allowing only 2 hits and no earned runs to record the win. Jacob Wojikoviak's run in the second inning off a Nate Cordner single proved to be the winning run. Gavin Covell pitched a 4 batter 2 strikeout 5th to close the game for the team which will now advance to face the Norwich team on July 7th at Miller Richardson.
The Pirates & A's series is now tied. After the A's 11-4 win on Wednesday night, the Pirates evened the series up with a 5-4 walk off win in the bottom of the 8th.
The series resumes Monday night at 5:45 with the winner advancing to face the winner of the Astro's / BlueJays series.
The Astro's tied their series with a 5-2 win over the BlueJays behind a solid pitching performance.
The series resumes Tuesday night at 5:45 with the winner advancing to face the winner of the Pirates / A's series.
The A's advanced Monday night 6-0 over the Pirates with a complete game 3 hit shutout thrown by Jonathan Rodgers and a strong infield defense shutting down every ball put in play by the Pirates.
The Blue Jays advanced to the Championship series with a 12-7 win over the Astro's.
Thursday night at 5:45 the A's pulled away in the final innings of a 2-2 game to go 1 up on the Blue Jays with a 4-2 win in the best of 3 Intermediate Finals.
In the series finale with yet another very close game being played , the A's again pulled away in the top of the 7th to capture the Intermediate Championship 8-4 over the Blue Jays. Congratulations to all 4 of our Intermediate level teams on a well played championship series.
The minors championship was won by the Tigers in a hard fought back and forth battle with the Rays. The Rays started strong putting 3 on the board in the top of the first and the Tigers followed with 2 in the bottom of the inning, a scoreless second inning was followed by each team putting 3 up in the third. The Tigers went up 7-6 going to the top of the sixth only to have the Rays plate 2 for a 1 run advantage for the Tigers to overcome in the bottom of the 6th. The Tigers tied the game on a single by Nathan Spear. A great defensive play on a ball hit to shortstop A. J. Rooks had the winning run thrown out at home plate to catcher Cameron Schindler. The winning run was scored on another hard hit ball to shortstop by Gavin Covell that Nathan Spear coming hard from 3rd base was able to jar loose from the catcher on a close play at home plate.
A very well played game by both teams with some great baseball plays by both teams. Congratulations to both teams for reaching the final game and to the Tigers for their championship victory.
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.
Volunteer Application/Medical release
The VA and medical release form for 2015 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.
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.