Last Updated: July 27, 2015
July 27th Update: Juniors Season Comes to and End
NP Juniors battled again to the final inning, with a 2-2 tie going into the 7th. Opponents pushed across a run in top of the inning, and NP could not do the same in it's time at bat. As such, a great run comes to a close at PA Regionals. While today's loss hurts, the players, coaches and families can be proud of all they accomplished, including an 18-3 regular season Main Line Title followed by a Main Line Playoff Championship. Thanks to all for a wonderful and memorable season!
July 26th Jrs Update: 10-3 Loss Moves Nether to Loser's Bracket
July 26th update: NP Juniors battle to 3-3 game through 6, but a rough top 7th undoes the Bulldogs and sends them to the losers bracket for Monday's game at Regionals. They take the field again 10 am at Boyertown. Let's go Bulldogs!
Juniors Boyertown Regional Update
July 25 - NP Junior Legion wins first game at Regionals on Saturday, 4-3 against Kennett Square. Billy Corcoran pitches complete game and Ryan Meyer executes squeeze bunt bringing home Luke Mutz with the go-ahead run in the bottom of 6th. Junior Bulldogs play again at Boyertown Regional, Sunday 1:30 pm. Go Bulldogs!
July 22: Seniors Finish Season as Region 3 Finalists
A great run comes to an end as NP battles to the final at bat, but in the end, falls to Downingtown, 3-0, in the PA Region 3 Championship. Many thanks to the players, coaches and families for their commitment and support this season!
July 21 Update: Seniors in Region 3 Finals and Prep Season Comes to Close
Sr Legion (16-19) wins semi final for Region 3 with a decisive 11-0 complete game shutout behind Will Carey. Offense abounded but the real story was Carey's dominance on the mound. The Bulldogs play for the championship on Wednesday. In order to bring home the trophy and earn a berth to States, they will have to win 2 games against undefeated Downingtown. First game at 12 pm, and if necessary, game 2 will start 30 minutes after completion of game 1.
Prep (13s) bowed out of playoffs with a loss to Whitemarsh tonight. Many thanks to the players, coaches and families for your efforts in your first Legion season.
Seniors Make Way to Regional Semi Final
The Senior (16-19s) Bulldogs win 5-3 today at the PA Region 3 Tournament at Cairn University. Ash Raines goes all 9 innings. The team plays in the SemI Final on Tuesday, 12 pm.
Prep (13s) plays under the lights at Whitemarsh (Miles Park) Tuesday, 7 pm.
Independent team season ends in third round of playoffs against Upper Darby. Thanks to those players, coaches and families for a wonderful season.
Legion Update: July 19th Update
NP Legion update 7-19-15, with 4 Teams in action today.
Seniors (16-19s) lead off the day with a 4-2 win at PA Region 3 Tourney. Tyler Lashley leads the way with 7 strong innings on the bump. Team plays 10 am Monday at Cairn University..
Sandlot (14s) bows out of the State Tournament shortly thereafter. A repeat of the previous day's game, a tight one going into the 6th (0-0) turns one-sided and ends with a 7-2 loss. Thanks to Sandlot players, coaches and families for a stellar 2015 campaign.
Independents win their playoff game behind the strong pitching of Adam Schultz, 8-1. Team plays again Monday night at Upper Darby, 6 pm.
Prep (13s) closes out the day with a 10-0 Mercy win over Norriton (6 innings). David Merz pitches complete game shutout and battery mate Justin Morris throws out 4 opponents on the bases. Offense was on fire with Jake Saunders, Jake Mon, Luigi Malo and Emmet Young leading the charge. Prep plays Tuesday night at Whitemarsh.
Juniors Win Main Line Championship!
July 18, 2015
Jrs (15s) sweep league and Main Line playoff championships by winning 5-0 over Mt Airy tonight. Drew Robinson pitches complete game shutout and collects game winning RBI with a 6th inning squeeze bunt. Congrats to the team, coaches and families. The team moves onto Regionals at Boyertown next weekend.
Seniors (16-19s) take a tough loss in the 12 inning, 3-2, at Regionals. Play Sunday at Cairn University at 9:45 am.
Sandlot (14s) battles for 5 innings down 1-0, but then a tough 6th inning ultimately leads to a 7-0 loss in first game at States. Team plays again Sunday 10 am at Avon Grove HS.
Prep (13s) battles to 6-3 loss in opening round of playoffs. Plays at SHMS at 5:30 pm.
Independents also battle but succumb in extra innings. Play at SHMS at 2:30 pm.
Congrats and good luck to all!
Juniors Force Championship Game 2, All NP U 19 Teams in Action!
July 17, 2015
A quick update that the Jr Legion Team beat Mt. Airy Friday night, 9-3, in order to force a winner take all Championship game Saturday, location and time TBA.
As was already reported, Seniors begin their Regionals at Cairn University 4 pm, Saturday.
Sandlot opens its Regionals at Avon Grove High School at 10 am.
Prep opens its league playoffs tomorrow at 1 pm at Wayne's Odorisio Park.
Finally the Independent team won its first playoff game Friday night vs. Conestoga, 8-2, and plays at Lionville Saturday, 11 am.
What an exciting weekend for our 13-19 year old division. Thanks to all players, coaches, families in the program and here's to more success this weekend and beyond!
Junior Bulldogs Make It to Championship Game!
NP Junior Legion wins improbable playoff game vs. Upper Darby Thursday night, earns berth to Main Line Championship on Friday Night @ Mt. Airy! Down 3-0 going into bottom 7, the Bulldogs scored 4 runs including a walk off suicide squeeze to win 4-3. Chase Davis and Henry Dawes pitch Bulldogs to the Championship.
July 15th Update: NP Seniors Main Line Champs!
NP Senior Legion Bulldogs win the Main Line Playoff Championship last night. They have earned a spot at the PA Regionals starting this weekend at Cairn University. Congrats to players and coaches! Click HERE for the article in the The Delco Times.
In other news, Junior Bulldogs lose a hard-fought game last night in winner's bracket final. They are still alive and well positioned to make it to Championship Thursday night. The Bulldogs will play tonight, weather permitting, at SHMS @ 5:30pm.
July 11th Update
A phenomenal day in NSB/NPAA Legion Baseball:Seniors kicked off the day (10 am) with winning its 3rd straight complete game shutout in the Main Line Playoffs. Will Carey went the distance and helped extend opponents' scoreless streak to total 6 games (3 in playoffs and 3 final regular season games). With the win today, the Sr. Bulldogs secure a spot in the Championship game on Tuesday night, 5:30 pm, Haverford High School. Come out and make some noise!
Finally, it took the Sandlot team 2 games and 4 1/2 hours to do it (3:30 and 6 pm), but the 14 year old Bulldogs won the Southeastern PA Sandlot Playoff Championship against Aston-Media. AM, coming through the losers-bracket, took the first game in a well played, hard fought game (5-4), which forced the second championship game. In the second game, the Bulldogs won 8-1 behind two majestic bases-clearing doubles by Gabe Malek, and a rocket RBI double by Jake Fisher. Pitching and defense continued to be a strength for Nether as Noah Atsaves (3 innings) and Dan Crossan (4 innings) threw strikes and let catcher Brady Mutz and the defense do the heavy lifting. The Sandlot team has secured a place in the State Tournament at Oxford (Lincoln University) starting next weekend.
Many thanks to all players, coaches, families and supporters for making today a wonderful day for our community! We are, as they say, just getting the party started!
END OF REGULAR SEASON & PLAYOFFS!!
July 10, 2015
As the regular season has finished for 3 of our 5 teams and playoff season is upon us, here's a brief recap on an impressive season so far.
2015 LEGION SEASON IN UNDERWAY!
Here are links to this season's schedules. Enjoy, and have a great summer of baseball everyone!
Senior Legion click here
Junior Legion click here
Sandlot Legion click here
Prep Legion click here then in the drop down for League/Team, select "Nether", then click on "Nether Providence Bulldog Schedule" under the red NP logo.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THANKS!
May 25, 2015
Friends - a very sincere word of appreciation to the players, families and coaches who made this Memorial Day weekend baseball experience a special one.
Our Sandlot and Prep teams competed in Memorial Day Tournaments this year on WSSD and Conestoga fields, respectively.
Deepest appreciation to our Sandlot team, whose families, under the direction of Sandlot GM, Kevin Yates and Coaches Josh Throckmorton, John Demucci and Matt Malek, executed a flawless game plan in welcoming 7 other teams from around the region for 2 days of baseball. Glenmoore beat Westtown 8-5 in a well played Championship game yesterday. Kevin, to you and the Sandlot families and friends that led our effort in staffing, donating time and treasure, and serving as gracious hosts, many thanks for a job well done on what was our 6th annual tournament.
In addition to the two teams that met in the Championship, we thank the teams that rounded out our 8 team tourney: Avon Grove, Haverford, Malvern-Paoli, Perk Valley and Spring City.
Many thanks to the sponsors whose contributions helped make the Sandlot event a success: Ampro, Wawa, Target, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Pennoni & Associates, Jacobsen Sports Advisors, Media Florist, Penn Museum, Home Health Advisors and Martin's Landscaping.
Meanwhile in Conestoga . . . .
Our Prep team got it's first taste of 60'-90' tournament ball as a team in Conestoga's annual tournament. While the team didn't place in the win column across the tourney, it did see some great competition (lost a 2-1 extra inning nail biter right out of the gate) and gained a feel for playing baseball on the big field. Thanks to Coaches Andrew Wiley and Joe Martin, and GMs Lynne Alvarez and Bob Burock, for leading the charge this weekend . We look forward to a season of fun, development and competition.
It takes the work and commitment of all of us in the NP Legion baseball community to make weekends like this (and the seasons that follow) a success. Again, I say thanks to all of you on behalf of the NSB league and the Legion program for your efforts and your dedication on a weekend when many others you know are at the beach or generally "getting away for the weekend."
Thanks for a great weekend of baseball and Happy Memorial Day.
How does the American Legion Baseball program work
For those of you who are new to the American Legion Baseball Program, here is a snapshot of what we offer as a program and a brief accounting of how our season and the NP Legion program works.
Nether Legion is offered to all Wallingford - Swarthmore School District age eligible residents, as well as the portions of Ridley. In general, Ridley Township west of Rt 420 and North of MacDade is in our territory, and the portions of Ridley Park west of Morton/Swarthmore Ave and North of I-95. Families in Ridley living east of these boundaries are part of the Glenolden-Clifton program.
For exact territory borders, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, who can share how to use the Census maps to see which census tract you reside in. Nether's territory includes census tracts 4016.01 and 4016.02 (essentially Folsom) and 4041.01 and 4041.02 (Swarthmorewood and Woodlyn). Ridley Park tracts (4039.01 and 4039.02) are shared with Glenolden using Morton/Swarthmore Ave as the dividing line.