Last Updated: November 24, 2015
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2016 Spring Softball & Baseball Team Tryouts
The Verona Baseball Softball League will be holding tryouts for our 2016 Spring Baseball and Softball TRAVEL teams.
SOFTBALL: Saturday &@ Everett Field
BASEBALL: Saturday &@ Everett Field (8U, 9U, 10U and 11U) & Liberty Field (12U, 13U and 14U)
All eligible players must attend at least one tryout; we recommend players attend both sessions. If a player is unable to attend one of the designated tryout times, you must contact one of the below-referenced travel commissioners to arrange a tryout in advance of the above dates. There will be no additional tryout dates offered beyond the dates set forth above as teams will be selected following the November 22nd tryout.
Players will participate in a 16 week season comprised of indoor and outdoor training. Season begins in January and will continue into early June. Teams will engage in indoor training in January/February/March. Games usually commence the beginning of April and continue into early June. All participants must register for in-town league prior to the travel season beginning and play in 75% of the in-town games.
Players attending tryouts MUST visit our website at www.veronabaseballsoftball.com to register. Registration can be found under “on-line forms”; choose 2016 VBSL Spring Baseball and Softball signup.
If you have any questions, please contact our Travel Commissioners:
Baseball: Rich Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball: Dave Aromando email@example.com
There is no fee to tryout. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!
**There is no guarantee of position or playing time during travel play. **
***Notification of team selections are made via email. ***
14U Opens Liberty Field
Verona’s new Liberty Field celebrated its debut September 23 with victories by the Verona Baseball & Softball League’s 14U and 10U softball teams in hosting the first-ever games played at Verona’s gem in the hills. It was a glorious evening under the lights with the high stadium bleachers allowing a pristine view of the new turf field and surrounding vistas of Verona. All players have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this much needed sports complex to Verona’s recreation system! Thanks to Recreation Director Jim Cunningham and the VBSL’s Rich Williamson for pushing to have the field available for use in the 2015 season!
In the nightcap 14U game, Annie Johnson took the mound, fired a first-pitch strike and set the night’s tone–striking out eight and scattering seven singles for a complete game victory. Catching duties this inaugural night were shared by Allison Naeris and The General, Carlie Goldstein. The solid defense locked down the infield throughout the night led by Jordan Stafford at third base, Nicole Imbriano at shortstop, Jessie Loudon at second base, and first base secured by Christina Colon and Melanie Naeris. Diving catches and flawless fielding highlighted a night of error-free play. The outfield anchored by centerfielder Jenna DaRin, Annie Swanstrom and Jenna Romano limited West Orange’s big bats to singles and did not allow any extra bases. The offense scored 14 runs on the night with “Lightning” Loudon lead off the night with a single, and scorched the turf en route to scoring the first run at Liberty Field. The 14U composite bats pounded out hit after hit, with Allison Naeris and Jenna DaRin continuing their dominance at the plate driving in runs at will; and Stafford crossing the plate four times complemented by a 3-4 night at the plate. Coach Tim Stafford commented on his pride on a total team effort generating a win to commence Liberty Field’s history.
Verona Barnstormers 9U best North Caldwell in Summer Championship, 10-9 in 9 innings
Cole McClain pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the ninth inning and then followed the bottom half with a game-tying double. After North Caldwell intentionally walked Michael Swanstrom, Michael Lipari fouled off several pitches to work a hard earned walk to load the bases. With two outs, Anthony Lewis then worked a bases loaded walk to force home the winning run Friday night in the 9U Summer Championship game against North Caldwell.
The two teams totaled 30 hits between them, including five for extra bases. The game battled back and forth heading into the ninth with 10 lead changes.
Cole racked up three RBIs on four hits for Verona Barnstormers 9U. He singled in the first, third, and fourth innings and doubled in the ninth inning
Verona Barnstormers 9U jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Zachary Garmont singled to ignite Verona Barnstormers 9U's offense followed by a stolen base and double by Luigi Pantano to score Garmont. Verona Barnstormers 9U pushed more runs across when Pantano scored on an RBI single by Julian Santorelli, and Ryan Radigan scored on an RBI single by Cole, and Santorelli scored on an RBI double by Andrew Eremita.
Verona Barnstormers 9U matched its one-run second inning with one more in the third. In the second, Verona Barnstormers 9U scored on an RBI double by Ryan Radigan, scoring Luigi.
The game featured several stellar plays on defense from both sides providing fans with one of the most exciting Barnstormer games ever played.
14U Softball Takes 2nd in Tournament
Verona 14U Softball took second in the Howell Eye of The Storm Tournament this weekend.
Congrats Girls on a great weekend!
Major League World Series Results
Congratulations to the VBSL Major League Verona Education Association Dodgers who won the World Series Friday night against a worthy Quality Car Care Yankees opponent! Final scores:
Dodgers 1 Yankees 0
Dodgers 6 Yankees 3
VBSL Pony Softball Championship
The Post Net-sponsored ASU Sun Devils were victorious over the Town Scoop Rutgers Scarlet Knights at FN Brown Thursday night by a score of 7-3 in the Pony Softball Championship. Congratulations to players on both sides for a tremendous season!
VBSL Major Softball Playoff Results
Congratulations to the Major League Softball Frank Anthony's Rutgers Scarlet Knights Champions! And congrats to the Verona Education Association ASU Sun Devils who played a competitive series!
Game 1 - ASU over Rutgers 11-5
Game 2 - Rutgers over ASU 16-6
Game 3 - Rutgers over ASU 13-4
MAJOR LEAGUE HOMERUN HITTERS
Sponsored by SJ Carney Roofing
Saturday, April 11
Tommy Monroe, Mets [2 for the day]
Tuesday, April 28
Tommy Monroe, Mets
Saturday, May 2
Andrew Meyer, Salugo Red Sox
Quinn Zebrowski, Quality Car Care Yankees
Wednesday, May 6
Steven Tafuri, Quality Car Care Yankees
Saturday, May 9th
Kyle McCaffrey, Dodgers
Saturday, May 16
Christian Castner, Salugo Red Sox
Ben Mackey, Mets
Tuesday, May 19
Andrew Meyer, Salugo Red Sox
Thursday, May 21
Matthew Siegel, Pirates
Tuesday, May 27
Collin Knight, Pirates
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