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"Staten Island's Oldest Little League" - Established 1953

 


 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

 

The next General Membership Meeting will be held on:

 

Monday, September 29th, at 8:00pm.

 

 


 

 The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on:

 

Monday, October 6th, at 8:30pm.

 

 


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Staten Island youth baseball: Cilmi & Associates earn Presidents' Cup trophy

Staten Island Advance Sports DeskBy Staten Island Advance Sports Desk 
on August 07, 2014 at 10:18 PM

 

Darren Rossi was 2 for 3 with four RBI as Staten Island Little League's Cilmi & Associates bested South Shore's Bario's 7-1 in the South Shore Little League Presidents' Cup championship game Thursday.

Jayden Rodriguez had the RBI triple to tie it in the fifth while Frank Sperato blasted a two-run shot to put Cilmi ahead. Frank Cullen was the winning pitcher. 

 

 

 

Staten Island Advance Sports DeskBy Staten Island Advance Sports Desk 
on August 05, 2014 at 10:28 PM, updated August 05, 2014 at 10:29 PM

 

On Monday, SILL Cilmi & Associates defeated SSLL National Bario's 5-4 behind Frank Sperato's two-run homer in the President's Cup. Patrick Gardiner had three hits and Mike Deluca got the win.

SSLL National Bario's bounced back on Tuesday, defeating Snug Harbor 9-7 behind a pair of Tom Criscolo and Cameron Love homers. Anthony Oliva added three hits and Jordan Savinon picked up the win.

 

 

  


Celebrating the 2014 Opening Day

Staten Island Little League Celebrates 2014 Opening Day!

 

 

 


 

 


 

* 2014 Authorized Baseball Bats *

 

For the upcoming 2014 season, the  SILL Board of Directors have decided to continue to use the House Rule that was used last season in regards to authorized bats.  The House Rule allows the use of aluminum and wood bats in all SILL divisions, and bans ALL composite bats from play in all SILL divisions.  This ban also includes composite bat models that received a waiver from Little League International.

 

This House Rule will ease the confusion for umpires, coaches, and parents as to which bats are authorized, and will reduce the chance of injury to our children.  

 


 

OPENING DAY  -  04/20/13

Staten Island Little League gets back on its feet after Sandy

 

 
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The Staten Island Little League complex may have been badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but you would never know it by the look of the complex and fields on Saturday. (Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores)
 
 
 
 
 
newdorp.JPGMembers of the New Dorp HS junior varsity baseball team accompany players from the Staten Island LL Challenger Division during the Opening Day parade.
 
 
 
 
Given what the Staten Island Little League and Mike Colini had overcome since October, the league’s president had a little leeway coming to him.

So, no one minded when the cold breeze that swept Saturday’s Opening Day ceremonies in Dongan Hills blew the Honda corporation’s $50,000 donation check from his hands. The league got some games in last week, so that might or might not have been the league’s first error of the season.

As it turned out, that was the only glitch on a day no wind, cold, or overcast skies could possibly ruin. Baseball and softball had returned to the Seaver Avenue complex, not necessarily in flawless fashion, certainly not without its share of anxious moments.

But after working the last six months to repair what eight feet of Hurricane Sandy’s waters wrought on the facility, Colini and the players, managers, and volunteers of the borough’s oldest little league finally opened up.

“It’s gonna be a great year,” a beaming Colini said before players of the six divisions ran onto Buddy Cusack-Monte Parish Field to watch Colini open the season with a powerhouse lineup that included Sen. Charles Schumer, city councilman James Oddo, state assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, and Hurricane Sandy Relief director Anthony Navarino. “It just shows, you can’t keep us down, no matter what.”

 

first.JPGMembers of the Con Edison 4-5-year-old team run onto the field after being introduced at the Staten Island Little League Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday.

Aside from a few bare patches where the pounds of grass seed have yet to sprout, the three fields were green, lined, and ready for a full slate of games Saturday. The lights will have to wait until next season, but nobody seemed to mind.

“I feel good because I really want to play ball,” said 11-year-old Nicholas Fraschilla, a Dongan Hills resident who plays for Virginia Funeral Home. “I didn’t think we’d be here. When I first heard about the water, I thought it’d be a major setback. They did a great job to make sure we have a great time out there.”

NEVER A DOUBT

HP Post’s Scott Berntsen, 10, of Richmondtown, never had a doubt, though.

“We have a lot of hard workers here,” he said. “I figured they’d pull it off. I was happy every time they made progress and I heard the good news. We’re going to play on Opening Day, and I’m happy even though Sandy destroyed us.

“It taught me that no matter how hard something hits you, you always get back up.”

Old Town’s Brooke Lavelle, 8, said she was happy to be playing softball.

“I thought we weren’t going to play softball or baseball again,” she said. “It shows me how hard people worked.”

 

mike.JPGStaten Island LL president Mike Colini thanks all those who helped make Opening Day possible after the severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“I like softball and I was sad,” said Anne LiAntonio, 8, of Dongan Hills. “Now I’m happy. It was bad, but they did a good job.”

Volunteers consuming thousands of man hours first had to clear the mountain of debris from the fields. Then they moved dirt, reconstructed the infields, aerated and seeded the fields, and rebuilt the ruined clubhouse and snack stand. Donations such as the $10,000 the Staten Island Foundation delivered helped pay for repairs. But money was the least of it.

“Things didn’t look good in the beginning,” said New Dorp resident Vinny Volpe, who manned a Bobcat that transported dirt to the new infields. “I had my doubts. But they made it happen for the kids today.”

During his short address, Schumer pledged to direct some of the newly released federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the league as damage reimbursement.

As players, managers and coaches ringed the infield, the ceremonies started with a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon. Laura Moylan sang the National Anthem, and a prayer was offered.

After a few short speeches, Colini called upon Navarino and Malliotakis to form the battery for the ceremonial first pitch. Oddo bunted Navarino’s fastball down the middle, and a league that had almost no chance of playing on Oct. 29, 2012 returned.

“Mike always said, ‘There will be baseball!’” Volpe said. 

 

 


 

 

STATEN ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
SUPERSTORM SANDY REBUILDING EFFORT



Please help us restore Staten Island's oldest little league that has provided so much to the community since 1953!
 
 
 

Little League® vs. Sandy: A Comeback Story!









 
 

Like so many others in the region, Staten Island Little League was devastated by “Super Storm Sandy”.  Very early estimates place the damage to the complex in excess of 1.5 million dollars with no insurance coverage available. Our complex was overwhelmed by nearly nine feet of water, flooding all of our buildings, sheds, press boxes and equipment storage while severely damaging all of the tractors, riding mowers in addition to destroying the four baseball diamonds. A substantial portion of the clubhouse foundation collapsed from the force of the storm surge, damaging the buildings mechanical and electrical services, including power for field lights and heating system. In addition, everything else on the first 2 floors was ruined as well.
Our concession/snack stand is a complete loss with over 6 feet of water inside. The entire stand and all of its contents will need to be replaced. Our baseball equipment room was also flooded, ruining all equipment, baseballs and uniforms.

 

 

 

Staten Island little league is the sole operator of the complex and its facilities. The complex includes a field house, snack stand and four baseball diamonds. We offer our programs free of charge, we only ask that each player sell chances to an annual raffle that helps us sustain our operations. We have no paid staff and operate under a volunteer board of directors.

 

Staten Island little league Inc. is a recognized 501c3 organization founded in 1953, with the mission to provide the boys and girls of our neighborhood with a safe environment to play baseball and softball, to create an environment that young men and women can learn the important lessons of loyalty, teamwork, respect and  sportsmanship to eventually become productive citizens in our community and beyond.

 

 

 

  

JOIN US

The Staten Island Little League

is committed to rebuilding and with your generous support and dedication

WE WILL PLAY OUR

2013 SEASON! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do?

 Staten Island little league Inc. is a recognized 501c3 organization
founded in 1953, with the mission to provide the boys and girls of our neighborhood with a safe
environment to play baseball and softball, to create an environment
that young men and women can learn the important lessons of loyalty, teamwork, respect and sportsmanship to eventually become productive citizens in our community and beyond. 

Staten Island little league offers Baseball and Softball programs for
boys and girls aged 4-12 in addition
we offer a “Challenger Division”.
This is a sanctioned little league program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them enjoy the full benefits of little league participation in an athletic
environment structured to their abilities. We currently have over five hundred children enrolled in each of our programs.

 

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors! Without you this will not be possible.

WE WILL PLAY OUR
2013 SEASON!
 


We Need
Your Help!

The Staten Island Little League
is committed and determined to rebuild. We will play our 2013 season! At this very moment we are uncertain how and we need your help. Every little bit of assistance will help us stay true to our commitment to the children and our community.

Please help us to restore Staten Island’s oldest Little League that
has provided so much to the community since 1953!

If you require additional information
please contact:
President Mike Colini at statenislandlittleleague@hotmail.com  or
Mark Russo at 917-734-4829 - MarkRusso@RPMInsurance.com.

 

Credit card and Paypal
donations are welcomed!

 
 
  
Playing fields soil cleaner than ever!

Click here for a copy of test result letter.
Please click here for a copy of the test result letter.

 

"The deep aeration and flushing of the soil will result in a cleaner
soil than you have ever had before as the sandy loam soil profile
and the deep aeration will cause any contaminants to move
deep into the soil profile and move far out of any area of concern."

~ Charles W. Sexton
Star Green Golf

 


There were many concerns regarding the safety and quality of the soil of out playing fields. The safety of our players is one of our primary concerns. In order to allevaite these concerns regarding our soil safety and quality, we had an agronomics company come test the playing fields soil for contaminants.

We are proud to say to that our clean up efforts have resulted in the playing fields soil being the cleanest it has ever been. We are proud to present a copy of the letter from Star Green Golf who has conducted the test.

We will be playing our 2013 season! 

Click here to view a
copy of the letter.

 

 


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