NEKA Organizational Meeting
The NEKA will be holding its’ spring and summer organizational baseball meeting on Sunday February 24th at Raceland High School. The meeting is for all NEKA coaches and presidents; we will be distributing schedules and arranging team tournaments. All NEKA team must be represented at the organizational meeting.
12U NEKA Division Teams will meet at 1:00pm the 2013 12Uteams are: Raceland Crawdads, Kentucky Mudcats, Ashland Blaze, Rock Hill Renegades, and the Huntington Patriots. The meeting will discuss league schedules, NEKA team and playing rules. We will also organize league teams tournament and the year ending NEKA tournament.
10U NEKA Division TEam will meet at 3:00pm 10U NEKA Division will be accepting team applications for 2013 season: We are currently looking a different 10U by-laws and procedures for this division. We currently have teams from: Boyd County, Greenup, Russell, Raceland and Rock Hill.
The NEKA will be accepting applications Through February 20th for all 12U, 10U and 8U teams. Any Team wanting to apply only needs to send an email.
NEKA FALL CLASSIC
The 2012 NEKA Fall Classic concluded today with bad weather. The Tournament ran Wednesday October 24-28 in a pool play with a single playoff event. We are able to get the first three days of the tournament in but the final day was too rainy and cold. The 2012 Fall season was very successfut for our 12U division we had consistance play from the Ashland Blaze, Huntington Patriots, Raceland Crawdads, Kentucky Mudcats and the Russell Devils. The finals seedings for the tournament were:
#1 Kentucky Mudcats - They we're the overall #1 seed
#2 Ashland Blaze Maroon - They we the #2 seed behing the Mudcats only by one run
#3 Russell Devils - Defeated the Ashland Blaze Gray in the best game of the tournament.
#4 Huntington Patriots - Defeated the Ashland Gray in the only playoff game we had in the tournament.
#5 Ashland Blaze Grey - Played 2 really tough games in the cold but came up just short in both.
We would like to thank all the teams, parents and players for a really good fall season. Again, our sportsmanship from the parents and the competitive play between teams is what sets our league apart from all the others.
Coaches and parents please look at the NEKA news links for the most updated NEKA news or information about the NEKA league.
Kentucky Mudcats loose to Flames in Regional Championship game
The Kentucky Mudcats lost in the championship game of the AABC East Regional Baseball Tournament in Cincinnati, Oh by the score of 12-4 to the Cincinnati Flames.
2012 NEKA 10U Tournament Champions - Kentucky Mudcats
The Kentucky Mudcats come out of the loser’s bracket to win the 2012 NEKA 10U League Tournament defeating the Greenup Legends 10’s. On Saturday June 30th the Legends defeated the Mudcats 7-6 in a suspended game which begin on Friday June 29th. The Legends then defeated the Rock Hill Renegades in the final of the winner’s bracket sending Rock Hill to the loser’s bracket. Later that afternoon, the Mudcats then eliminated the Boyd County Lioncubs 15-3, Tri-City Storm 12-4 and the Renegades 14-11. On Sunday July 1, the Mudcats defeated the Greenup Legends in the first game of the day by the score of 10-8 setting up the Championship Game. In the NEKA Championship game, the Mudcats won a slugfest by the score of 14-11. The Mudcats will represent the NEKA next week at the East Central Regional Tournament in Cincinnati.
Congratuations to Legends and Mudcats
Congratulations to the Greenup County Legends I and the Kentucky Mudcats for winning the 2012 NEKA regular season overall championships. The Raceland Crawdad won the 10U NEKA Pioneer division for younger teams.
Final Standings for 2012 summer season
12U NEKA Standings
1. Greenup County Legends I
2. Raceland Crawdads
3. Tri-State Elite
4. Boyd County Barracudas
5. Greenup County Legends II
10U NEKA over all Standings
1. Kentucky Mudcats
2. Tri-City Storm
3. Rock Hill Renegades
4. Greenup County Legends 10’s
5. Raceland Crawdads
6. Greenup County Legends 9’s
7. Boyd County Lioncubs
American Amateur Baseball Congress
The Northeastern Kentucky League is a pround memeber of the AABC.
American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) is the largest amateur baseball organization in the United States for players above junior baseball age and the only amateur baseball program, which provides progressive and continuous organized competition - sub teens through adults. It is coordinated with other programs through USA Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. For further information contact the AABC at email@example.com You can visit the AABC website: http://www.aabc.us/
About the NEKA
The NEKA is a division of the AABC, it is where the best youth baseball players play in Northeastern Kentucky play. The NEKA plays by the AABC / USSSA baseball rules allowing young men develop proper baseball skills that will be needed for high school play. The NEKA has three different divisions of play for the 2011 season, 12U, 10U, and 8U. Each league is divided up into league play determined by the age or skill level of that team, each team will play either in the Frontier or Pioneer league of that age group. The regular season play will determine the seeding for the year ending tournament playoff to see who will represent Kentucky at the AABC East Regional tournament.
For all your League Play and Standings search the NEKA website here at the NEKA Menu.