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ONLY A FEW SPOTS ARE LEFT IN THE

MINOR DIVISION

for the 

REGISTER NOW!

*GAMES START THIS WEEK*

 

 

RESPECT THE GAME

 


 

Meet the 2015 Norwalk Cal Ripken 8U All Stars

Our 8U All Star Team kicked off their season with a dominating win in Stratford on Sunday. We look forward to following this talented team throughout the summer. Best of luck to all the players and coaches.


 

Meet the Norwalk Cal Ripken 12U Team

Congrats to 2015 10yr Old Extreme Team:

Vincent Velez
Mason Carlucci
Zack Rich
Thomas Clarke
Ryan Mancini
Ryan Mapes
Ryan Notley
Vincent Coppola
Victoria Ward
Leah Pascarelli
Ben Conte
Chris Arsenault
Zachary Todd

Have a great Summer Season!

 


 

 

2015 10U ALL STARS ANNOUNCED

CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:

1001
1003
1005
1006
1008
1010
1011
1014
1017
1018
1019
1023

 

PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS AND HAVE A BLAST THIS SUMMER!


 

2015 11U ALL STARS ANNOUNCED!!!

Congratulations to the following players:

1101, 1102, 1103, 1105, 1106, 1108

1110, 1111, 1112, 1114, 1117 & 1118

 

We know that YOU & your COACHES will give 100% ALL SUMMER LONG!

Good Luck and Have FUN!

 

 


 

 

 

2015 9U ALL STARS ANNOUNCED:

902, 903, 905, 907, 908, 909, 910, 914, 915, 916, 918 & 921

Congratulations to ALL!

We know you will make US proud representing Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball throughout the Summer!

Have a blast!


 

2015 8U ALL STARS ANNOUNCED!!!

Congrats to the following players & Have a GREAT Summer Season!:

Nicholas Armatowski, Nicholas Calise, Matthew Carlan, Jacob Gonzales, Xavier Gonzalez, Dylan Izzi, Anthony Monteiro, Dominic Muro, Hannah Murray Chase Phillips, Tyler Pils, Justin Rich, Jayden Roman & Nicholas Russo

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Norwalk Cal Ripken Sponsor Spotlight

CLICK IT FOR CASSIE FOUNDATION


 
Interview with Tom Geary, Director of
Click It for Cassie Foundation

 
For additional information about Click It for Cassie contact 203-515-1058 or visit www.clickitforcassie.com.
 
Q: For how many years has Click It for Cassie been serving the Norwalk/Southern Fairfield County area?

We started in 2008, right after Cassie’s accident.

Q: How many years have you been at your current location?

Geary Gallery, the business that my wife Anne and I own, has been in this area for 30 years at 576 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 www.gearygallery.com  203-655-6633 

We specialize in custom framing, restoration and art sales.

Q: For how many years have you been a sponsor of Cal Ripken baseball?

7 years.

Click Here for the full interview.


 

 

CONGRATS TO OUR

NORWALK CAL RIPKEN PLAYERS & COACHES:

 

EAST SHORE FALL TRAVEL 12U LOCAL CHAMPIONS!

 

PLAYERS:

Front row left to right:

Owen Liscio / Brendan Edvardsen / Ben Boccanfuso / James Nuzzo /Justin McNamara

Back row left to right:

Kamron Walker / Nick Natale / Kyle Root / Joe Druin/ Brian Lowden / Chris Ely

 

COACHES:

Rick Liscio / Mark Boccanfuso / Roy Lowden / Keith McNamara

 


 

     

 

Sponsor Spotlight

 

 

Ralph Gencarelli- Plaza Deli

50 Washington Street

Norwalk, Ct. 06854

www.PlazaDeliSono.com | 203-866-3990

 

Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball appreciates every one of our sponsors. The success of our league and the experience we are able to give the kids would not be possible without our generous sponsors. We recently sat down with Ralph Gencarelli, owner of Plaza Deli, for a quick Q and A. Stop by and see Ralph and his team for some great food!

 

 

Norwalk Cal Ripken: Ralph, how many years has Plaza Deli operated in Norwalk?

Ralph Gencarelli: 15 years

 

NCR: How many years have you been at 50 Washington St?

 

RC: 15 years


NCR: How many years have you been a sponsor of Cal Ripken baseball?

RC: 5 years


NCR.
  Are you originally from Norwalk?

RC: Actually, I grew up in Darien but moved to Norwalk in 2002

 

NCR: How did you get into the deli/catering business?

RC: I worked in the family deli growing up and when I graduated from college, I decided to continue in the family business.


NCR: What do you like most about Norwalk and your customers?

RC: My clients are like my extended family. They make coming to work enjoyable and I meet new clients (friends) everyday. I love Norwalk for its diversity especially SoNo. It's been great to see the continuing positive changes throughout the years and I look forward to the future there.


NCR: Did you play sports growing up as a kid?

RC: Not really. My parents weren’t into sports and I had no one to guide me. The top priority was working in the family business. I didn’t start playing until I was old enough to afford a car and could drive myself to the field. Even though I was unable to play as a child, I always thought it installed commitment, responsibility, fun and good morals for the youth.


NCR: Who is your favorite sports team and why?

RC: Like I said, my father wasn't into sports, so I had no one guiding me to a specific team.  The first football game I watched on TV was Jets vs. Steelers and because of the colors, I’ve been a proud Steelers fan ever since.  I love the Mets, through good and tough times [chuckling].

 

NCR: What do you like most about the sport of baseball?

RC: I love the teamwork aspect of baseball, the mental decisions mangers have to make pitch by pitch. And, it’s America’s pastime.

 
NCR: What is the biggest difference you see between today’s youth baseball players and your experiences growing up?

 

RC: Really the only difference between now and the past is that there are more leagues, more time commitment involved and a lot more travel.


NCR: What is it that makes Norwalk such a great, competitive sports town?

RC: You have so many different league here which makes Norwalk so competitive just among itself. You don’t need to travel far away to get great competition.


NCR: What is the sports buzz these days among your regulars at Plaza Deli?

RC: Football and baseball are always talked about at Plaza Deli. My customers know where my heart lies [chuckling]. Most of my customers are fans of the Yankees and the Giants. It’s always fun talking sports with them.

NCR: Anything else you’d like to share with the Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball community?

RC: I just want to say how proud and honored to be part of Cal Ripken league. To the coaches I want to say thank you for giving up their time and energy and providing these kids a fun atmosphere and opportunity to play America's game. Guys, continue your great work and efforts with these kids.

 

 

 


 



                 THIS MONTHS SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

                  TPT ENGRAVERS (That Personal Touch)

 

                     TPT Engravers (That Personal Touch)
 

 Mitch and Lynn Van der Els
(photo credit: Julie Butler, New Canaan Advertiser) 

Mitch Van der Els
102 Main St
New Canaan CT 06850
www.tptengravers.com  | 203-966-8409

Q: For how many years has your business been serving the Norwalk area?

We are based in New Canaan and have been there for 30 years.


Q: How many years have you been at your current location

All 30 years at 102 Main St New Canaan, CT 06850

Q: How many years have you been a sponsor of Cal Ripken baseball?

10 years

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE!!

 


 

THE RIPKEN EXPERIENCE

 

Ripken baseball has a world class facility located in Aberdeen, Maryland. Teams travel from all over the world to play at replica versions of iconic stadiums including Wrigley Field, Camden Yards, and Fenway Park. This year, the boys from West Raleigh, NC defeated Mexico 5-2 to capture the Ripken Baseball World Series title. In addition to the Ripken Baseball World Series, the Ripken Experience hosts tournaments nearly every week from early spring to late fall. To check out some more information, go to https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/youth_baseball/aberdeen/facilities.

CONGRATS TO THE

NORWALK CAL RIPKEN

10YR OLD ALLSTARS 

2014 "EXTREME" LEAGUE CHAMPS!!!

 

 

 

 

Norwalk Cal Ripken 8 year old All Stars finish 3rd at Stratford Invitational Tournament.

STRATFORD, CT—June 15, 2014—Norwalk Cal Ripken 8 year old stars completed another year with a solid performance at the Stratford Coach Pitch invitational tournament held over Father’s Day weekend.

The team finished with a 4-2 record highlighted by a 3rd place win over the Norwalk Little League all star team 11-4 in the 3rd place game.

The team won their first 2 games in by beating Stratford Blue 19-14 and Milford Red 24-10.  They followed those victories up with a loss to Milford Red 7-10 and a victory over Bridgeport 17-16.  The final day of competition ended with a loss to Milford Gold and victory against Norwalk Little League 11-4.

A big congratulations to the all star team.  All Star selections were as follows:  Anthony Monteiro, Andew McNamara, Andrew Ehlers, Nicholas Russo, Joshua Barrese, Justin Feinstein, Tyler Pils, Jacob Gonzales, Devin Bowen, Jackson Shearn, Justin Rich, Jayden Roman, Dominic Muro, Manager Andres Roman.

 

THANK YOU

TO ALL OF THE COACHES,

PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS

THAT MADE THE

NORWALK 11/70 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

SUCH A BIG SUCCESS!

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!

11/70 WEST POOL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

Sat July 5th - 12:30pm / 3pm - Greenwich 9 - Norwalk 3   / New Canaan 13 - New Fairfield 2
Sun July 6th - 10am / 12:30pm - Danbury 6 - Bethel 3 / New Fairfield 6 - Norwalk 5
Monday July 7th - 6pm - Danbury 11 - New Canaan 0
Tuesday July 8th - 6pm - Greenwich 5 - Bethel  6
Wednesday July 9th - 6pm - Norwalk 3 -  New Canaan 6
Thursday July 10th - 6pm - Greenwich 3 - Danbury 4
Friday July 11th - 6pm - Bethel 12  - New Fairfield 6
Sat July 12th - 10am / 12:30pm / 3pm - Danbury 6  Norwalk 7 / New Fairfield 7 - Greenwich 13 / New Canaan 0 - 6 Bethel
 
 
 
 

         Congratulations to our 2014 9 year old All Star District CHAMPIONS!

Standing: Coach Frank Diurno, Ryan Notley, Jack Vahle, Vincent Velez, Konstantinos Kodonas,
Matthew Claps, Michael Russo, Jonathan Diurno, and Coach Ioannis Kodonas.

Kneeling: Christopher Balchius, Isaias Gonzalez, Matthew Lanzarotto, Peter Denman,
Sean Lengyel, Chris Arsenault, and Manager Billy Lengyel.

 

                           Congratulations to Briggs Tire, our 2014 Minor Division CHAMPIONS!!!

Congratulations to George Comfort & Sons

2014 Major Division Champions

 

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.