- Play Baseball the Cal Ripken Way!
- 2013 Season Opener celebration is April 27th at Fox Run!
- Welcome Cranbury Baseball to Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball!
- Congratulations to our 2012 9 Year Old All Stars - District Champs!
- Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball
Norwalk Cal Ripken 12 YO 2013 Kinlock Tournament winners - congratulations!
Standing (Left to Right): Dan Covino, No. 12; Manager Anthony Schwartz, No. 13; Max Schwartz, No. 7; Michael Macari, No. 24; David Broncati, No. 17; Coach John Richard Woodring, No. 45; John David Dufort, No. 11; Kyle Woodring, No. 1;
Coach Wayne Spezzano, No. 21; and Clayton Bray, No. 20.
Kneeling (Left to Right): Gavin Kempa, No. 5; Jake Osborne, No. 15; Kyle Spezzano, No. 2; Jason Thornley, No. 16;
Chris Ehlers, No. 25; and Nicholas Perry, No. 33.
NORWALK CAL RIPKEN 11U TAKES SECOND IN THE WAPPINGER FALLS SUMMER SLAM TOURNAMENT! CONGRATULATIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NORWALK CAL RIPKEN 9 YEAR OLDS - 2013 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!
Front Row (left to right): AJ Robinson, Jayden Rodriguez, Ben Boccanfuso, Mike Berkowitz, Chris Ely, Jake Palmer
Middle Row (left to right): Brendan Edvardsen, Kamron Walker , Tommy Crossen, Jeremy Cooke, Kyle Root, Peter Rogalski, William Edvardsen
Top Row: Assistant Coach Mark Boccanfuso, Head of Cal Ripken District One, Coach Mike Palmer, Assistant Coach Hank Berkowitz
Photo Credit: Emily & Gary Rogalski
2013 Norwalk Cal Ripken T-Ball Invitational Tournament
Team West (Orange) - Colin Falla, Kailey Vickly, Nico Balchius, Dylan Izzi, Jayden Roman, Nicholas Milone, Michael McCarthy
Team East (Lt Blue) - Stefano Cross, Jaxon Ermo, Zachary Russ, Max Beres, Cory Dipaola, Keira Gilchrist, Alex Arpino
Team South (Maroon) - William Butler, Jordan Sheppard, Logan Dube, Christian Hufnagel, Angel Collazo, Nicholas Messina
Team North (Black) - Cole Ruggiero, Nolan McCaffrey, Quinn Gilbertson, Nico Restrepo, Jacob Fields, Matty Carlen
NORWALK CAL RIPKEN ROOKIE ALL STARS WIN TOURNAMENT IN STRATFORD!
Norwalk Cal Ripken baseball was represented well when the first time NCR Rookie All Stars beat Stratford Red 14-3 in the
semi-finals and beat Milford 18-15 in the finals to take the 7th Annual Carl Burdick Coach Pitch Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to all on a well deserved win. Who says 7 & 8 year olds can't play All Star baseball? These guys sure didn't!
Front Row: Coach John Kodonas, Savva Kodonas, Brian Weiss, Isaiah Gonzalez, Sean Lengyel, Mason Carlucci, James Kane, Chris Balchius, Coach Rand Weiss Back Row: Coach Lenny Carlucci, Ryan Mancini, Matt Lanzaratto, Jack Roberts, Konstantinos Kodonas, Kyle Asanovic, Ryan Smith, Anastasios Panagiotidis, Peter Denman, Coach Jimmy Panagiotidis
George Comfort & Sons wins Minors Division title - Congratulations to all of you on a great season!
THE NORWALK CAL RIPKEN SUMMER WOOD BAT AND THE LEAGUE PICNIC ARE SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND AT FOX RUN
SUMMER WOOD BAT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Thank you to everyone that registered for making the first ever Norwalk Cal Ripken Summer Wood Bat league a huge success! We have over 150 registered players! There are 6 Minor Division and 4 Major Division teams that will be playing this summer. Games begin this Saturday, June 22nd!
NORWALK CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE PICNIC IS SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND. The festivities begin at 12 Noon at Fox Run. We will have the trophy ceremonies and celebrate a successful season. Food, drinks and games will be part of the celebration, so come on over and have some fun!
June 7, 2013 – 12:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHWARTZ LAW ON THEIR WIN OVER TERZIAN TRUCKING FOR THE MAJOR DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP.
ALL OF TONIGHT'S GAMES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. ALSO, THE T-BALL GAMES SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH HAVE BEEN CANCELED. THE LEAGUE PICNIC HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH.
Congratulations to our 2013 9 Year old All Stars!
905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 917, 918
SUMMER WOOD BAT LEAGUE - JUNE & JULY
2013 NORWALK CAL RIPKEN PICTURE DAY SCHEDULES
CLICK HERE to download and print the picture schedules
2013 NORWALK CAL RIPKEN PICTURE DAY IS SAT. APRIL 27TH - CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR PHOTOS
Opening Day 2013 ceremonies are Saturday, April 27th at Fox Run. Start time is 12 noon.
Scheduled to speak:
Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia
State Senator Bob Duff
State Representative Larry Cafero
NAA Babe Ruth President Tim Hefferan
Come out and celebrate the start of the new season. We'll have hot dogs, ball games, league spirit wear and team pictures (team picture schedules will be distributed soon via the coaches). Volunteers needed, please contact the league at firstname.lastname@example.org. We expect to break all previous records with close to 500 registered players and their families!! Visit the website for all continuous details: www.norwalkcalripken.com
2013 NORWALK CAL RIPKEN SCHEDULES POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD
You can now download the schedules for all teams in the Majors, Minors, Rookies and T-Ball divisions. All game results and standings are being entered to the site as they are received from managers and coaches, so look at the Schedule page and the Standings page to see how the Majors and Minor diviions are doing. Please note that game dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions or other reasons determined by the league commissioners. Team managers and coaches will keep their teams updated. You can also check the website and call the league hotline: 203.956.7031. Click Here to go to the download page.
April 5, 2013
2013 NORWALK CAL RIPKEN REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
We want to thank all of our returning Cal Ripken and Cranbury players as well as our newcomers for making the 2013 season our best season yet for registered players. We are very happy to announce that all of our rosters are in place and coaches have been notifying families and our upper divisions have already begun practicing. Our fields are in shape, our teams are set, and we've begun practicing so that must mean BASEBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED!
We will be posting the schedules for all the teams very soon, so please continue to check the website and to follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/norwalkcalripken to get all the league information.
February 27, 2013
Norwalk Cal Ripken Supports the Sandy Hook Elementary School
Norwalk Cal Ripken made a donation of $250 to The Sandy Hook School Support Fund managed by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank. It is our wish to extend as much support as we can to the Newtown community to help them heal and move forward. Additionally, we will wear a patch on our uniforms this season in honor of those affected by the tragic events. Click here to read the letter we received from The Sandy Hook Support Fund.
THE NEW NORWALK CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL ONLINE STORE IS OPEN!
January 6, 2013
The season opener is getting closer and wouldn't it be great to have cool new Norwalk Cal Ripken sportswear to show off our league spirit! The league gets a percentage of all sales that will go towards operational costs such as fees for the fields, purchasing equipment for the kids and to help keep our registration costs down.
There are more than 1,200 products that you can personalize with your name, number, and year. There are products for men, women, kids, skins for laptops and phones, backpacks and much more! And the best part is every purchase benefits our league! There is no minimum order quantity on any product, and they ship out within 5 business days.
January 2, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT NORWALK CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL!
The season is around the corner and now is the time to be thinking of honing your skills and getting ready for opening day. The Sono Baseball Academy offers two programs, the SBA Youth Baseball Clinic for softball and baseball players ages 6 - 13 and the SBA Elite program for the High School and College level.
SBA Youth Baseball Clinics for softball and baseball offers the following skills training:
- Hitting and Fielding
- Conditioning Drills
- On-Site Batting Cages
All eight week sessions are held at the Sono Fieldhouse's premiere facility. You don't have to have a Sono Fieldhouse membership to participate. The clinics are run by Babe Ruth certified instructors Billy Lengyel, Phil Balunek and Tony Schwartz.
SBA Elite Spring Training for high school and college age players offers intense focus on:
- Full Infield Practice - Running and Fielding
- Outfield / Infield
- Pitching Lessons
- One-on-One Batting Practice
This is a five week session held at the Sono Fieldhouse's premiere facility. The new staff of former Division 1 college coaches provide college level coaching, and insight into the college recruiting process.
You can find flyers for both programs with session dates and how to register in the HANDOUTS section. Come on out, dust off your glove and get a head start to the season!
December 19, 2012
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GET READY FOR AN EXCITING 2013 SEASON!
The Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball League would like to invite you to register for the 2013 season! We've made things easier for everyone by offering multiple ways to register for this season. Not only can you select the process best suited to your needs, you can also benefit from early registration discounts!
We are sending out 2013 registration forms to all of the elementary and middle schools here in Norwalk, so look for the form in your child's back pack. Here's where we make it easy:
- You can fill in the form and mail it in as instructed, or you can bring it to the Registration and Pizza Party on January 23rd at the Norwalk City Hall Community Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and meet the new Board Members, the coaches and reaquaint yourselves with returning families and our new additions - the Cranbury Baseball players and their families.
- Can't make it in person? No worries. You can also REGISTER ONLINE! That's right, NEW for 2013 is online registration. It's EASY as 1-2-3! Just CLICK HERE and fill in the form, select the correct fee and submit your payment information.
- Not comfortable with online payment and didn't get a copy of the registration form? Not a problem! Just visit www.norwalkcalripken.com, go to the HANDOUT section and download and print a form and mail it in as instructed.
- For NEW registrants, please provide a copy of the player's birth certificate regardless of how you register. You can submit in person or with your mail in registration. If you register online, once you complete the registration, you can send the birth certificate to: NORWALK CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL c/o MIKE D'AMICO, 6 BYSELLE ROAD, NORWALK CT 06851
All of us here want to make the 2013 season one to remember. First, we've merged with Cranbury Baseball, making the NEW Norwalk Cal Ripken League the premiere youth baseball league in the city. We promise to maintain the philosophies of both leagues to make the youth baseball experience a positive one for ALL PLAYERS, not just our all-stars. With this merger we expect the additional players to enhance all aspects of our league. We will have more teams with better competition, an expanded number of fields to play on and additional coaches who are experienced and certified to ensure that our players continue to recieve the BEST instruction. We're committed to providing everyone with the chance to play baseball from April to August with our regular league, all-stars and the NEW Summer seasons.
If that weren't enough, this off season we've added the following to ensure that we continue to bring you the best youth baseball program possible:
- We've added four new members to our Board of Directors with some new faces from Cranbury Baseball.
- The email you're reading is one of the many you will receive from the league with important updates and league news.
- We're updating the website so that all the information you need is there for you when you want it.
- We will be setting up a Facebook page where all of the league families can stay in contact, swap stories, share photos and build new friendships.
We understand that you have choices as to where you decide to play ball, but we're confident that our league offers the best instruction, the best competition and best prepares players for Babe Ruth and high school ball.
We look forward to meeting everyone at the Registration and Pizza Party on January 23rd. Come on out and say hello!
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
December 17, 2012
All of us at Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball send our heartfelt sympathies to those who suffered a loss in the recent Newtown tradegy. As a youth sports community, we place the utmost importance on our children and their safety.
If you wish to contribute to the support effort for the families, check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
For questions about your check donation or donations within local Newtown Savings Bank branches, please call 800-461-0672.
December 14, 2012
THE NORWALK CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL LEAGUE HAS ANNOUNCED A MERGER WITH THE CRANBURY BASEBALL LEAGUE - WELCOME CRANBURY BASEBALL!
During their long histories, the Norwalk Cal Ripken League and the Cranbury Baseball League have shared many of the same rules, goals, and philosophies. In recent years, the two leagues have had an active interleague schedule, creating lasting friendships between not only their players, but also their coaches and parents. By all accounts the interleague play has been a success. At this time we are pleased and honored to announce to you that the two leagues have merged. In doing so, we have created a larger and much stronger league, capable of delivering a superior program to all our players.
Although we are all now Norwalk Cal Ripken, we intend to retain important parts of Cranbury's rich heritage. We have increased the number of individuals on our Executive Board from 9 to 11. Four former members of the Cranbury Board are on it. Former Cranbury Board members and their new positions with Norwalk Cal Ripken:
Richard Clemens (former Cranbury Baseball President) will now serve as the new Vice President for Cal Ripken
Joe Murawski will be the new Player Agent
Rich Sandor will manage Sponsors
Dave Williams will handle Marketing
As one league, we understand the numerous challenges which are ahead. We are all universally committed to meeting each challenge head on and are dedicated to maintaining the highest degree of organization possible. We will need the help of our parents, whether it be through your advice and criticism, your physical assistance at league events, or by a contribution to our increasing costs. We will all work together to create for our children an experience that is fun and worthwhile.
We want to thank ALL of the Norwalk Cal Ripken and Cranbury Baseball players, coaches, sponsors and families for their continued support as we move forward with a larger, stronger and unrivaled new youth baseball league. It is our goal to continue to provide the best in instruction, competition and community spirit to all of the participants in this new and stronger league.
Congratulations to our 2012 9u DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!!
State Tournament Begins Next Weekend!
SoNo Baseball Academy Summer Camp 2012
Click on the Registration / Sponsor Forms link at the left for more information.
Click HERE to view the latest 2013 bat regulations
Parking at Fox Run Elementary School
Please park in the school parking lot or risk getting ticketed by the Norwalk Police.
Play The Ripken Way