Over the past few years East Hanover Baseball Association has been without a Rec Travel team in some of our baseball age divisions. It is our goal to recapture the spirit of Rec baseball and travel from 8 years old to 12 years old, and 13, 14, & 15 years old in the Babe Ruth Senior Division for the 2015 baseball season. All registered players for the 2015 rec baseball season will be eligible to participate in our town travel programs. The Spring travel program coincides with the Spring rec season but games will not conflict. It gives players an opportunity to play more games and participate in an elevated level of baseball besides playing in our Rec baseball Little League program if you are interested.
Currently there will be a 10U travel team coached by one of our board members, Rob LoPinto. This team recently played in the championship game for the Fall season and lost a tough game to a team from Mt. Olive. Congratulations to the 10U team and coach LoPinto for their continued success at this level.
EHBA wants to reach out to you today to let you all know we will be trying to field an 8U, 9U, 11U and 12U travel team for the Spring season that can compete at a higher level and continue play into the Summer and Fall seasons. We will also try to increase the number of players aged 13-15 who can play in the Babe Ruth Senior Division for the Spring. The travel teams will be sanctioned under EHBA and through our township rec department. Michael DeFazio, another of our board members is putting together an 11U team. Please respond to this email if you are interested in playing spring travel for the East Hanover Hornets. If we get more than 11 boys to sign up on any of our levels, we will hold a tryout for that team.
On the 11U division, Coach DeFazio will have a winter training program in place so that when the season begins the boys will be ready to play. Coach LoPinto also does winter training for his 10U team
Here is the 2015 age cutoff chart for all age levels:
5/1/1999 and 4/30/2000 15U (Babe Ruth)
5/1/2000 and 4/30/2001 14U (Babe Ruth)
5/1/2001 and 4/30/2002 13U (Babe Ruth)
5/1/2002 and 4/30/2003 12U
5/1/2003 and 4/30/2004 11U - Coached by DeFazio
5/1/2004 and 4/30/2005 10U - Coached by LoPinto
5/1/2005 and 4/30/2006 9U
5/1/2006 and 4/30/2007 8U
Congratulations to the Minor and Major Division Champions for 2014
Majors Division Champions - East Hanover Little league Royals and Coach Frank Ruccio
Royals defeated the Yankees 8-1 in the championship game and had home runs by Joe Moschella and Chris Bartlett
Minors Division Champion - East Hanover Little league Mets and coach Mike DeFazio
The Mets defeated the Red Sox 5-4 in the championship game
Thanks to all the volunteer coaches who helped to make last season successful for all the players