Last Updated: August 27, 2015
How Do You Measure Success?
There are all kinds of factors to consider when attempting to answer this question.
2015 was a FANTASTIC year for NORWALK CAL RIPKEN!
One of the best we have probably ever had.
So then, how do we measure success at NORWALK CAL RIPKEN?
I think the answer is simple...
The SMILES were OVERFLOWING this year
and MY thanks goes out to the Players, Coaches, Board Members & plentiful Volunteers
for giving everyone so MUCH to SMILE about!
CONGRATS once again to all of our
2015 ALL STAR Teams
on their TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
Final Record : 15-15
12/70 District 1 Semi Finalist
2-2 Jimmy Fund Tournament
1-1 Kinlock Tournament
12/70 Extreme League Semi Finalist
Final Record : 24-4
11/70 Jimmy Fund Tournament Champs
1st Place 11/70 State Pool Play
11/70 CT State Champs
New England Regional 11/70 Runner Up
Final Record : 16-8
10U District 1 Champs
10U Jimmy Fund Tournament Runner Up
Final Record : 9-4
10B Extreme Runner Up
Final Record : 24-1
9U Jimmy Fund Tournament Champs
9U District 1 Champs
9U CT State Champs
New England Regional 9U Champs
Final Record : 20 -1
Carl Burdick Invitational Tournament Champs
Norwalk Nitros Invitational Tournament Champs
8U Beth-Wood Tournament Runner up
Enjoy the Rest of Your Summer and I hope to see you all back on the fields in the early Spring of 2016!
President, Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball
RESPECT THE GAME
CONGRATS TO OUR
9 & 11U
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.
Norwalk Cal Ripken Wins the 9U District Championship
The Norwalk Cal Ripken 9U All Stars captured the District title Thursday night at Mead Park with a commanding 10-0 win over New Canaan. Norwalk exploded with an 8 run 3rd inning as they batted around. Solid defense and great pitching kept the New Canaan bats in neutral all night. Congrats to all the players and coaches. On to states!!!!
Congrats to 2015 10yr Old Extreme Team:
Have a great Summer Season!
2015 10U ALL STARS ANNOUNCED
CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS:
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!
Meet the 2015 9U All-Stars
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
We started in 2008, right after Cassie’s accident.
Q: How many years have you been at your current location?
We specialize in custom framing, restoration and art sales.
CONGRATS TO OUR
NORWALK CAL RIPKEN PLAYERS & COACHES:
EAST SHORE FALL TRAVEL 12U LOCAL CHAMPIONS!
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
Rick Liscio / Mark Boccanfuso / Roy Lowden / Keith McNamara
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
RC: 5 years
RC: Actually, I grew up in Darien but moved to Norwalk in 2002
NCR: How did you get into the deli/catering business?
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.
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: Really the only difference between now and the past is that there are more leagues, more time commitment involved and a lot more travel.
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.
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.
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)
Mitch and Lynn Van der Els
Mitch Van der Els
Q: For how many years has your business been serving the Norwalk area?
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.
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,
Kneeling: Christopher Balchius, Isaias Gonzalez, Matthew Lanzarotto, Peter Denman,
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
For questions about your check donation or donations within local Newtown Savings Bank branches, please call 800-461-0672.
Norwalk Cal Ripken welcomes the
11/70 State Championship Tournament
Tim Devine Field / July 19th - 25th
DAY #6 IS IN THE BOOKS!
13 GAMES DOWN! ONLY 2 TEAMS LEFT!
NORWALK vs NEWTOWN
SAT JULY 25TH at 10AM
**REVISED SCHEDULE / BRACKET HAS BEEN POSTED BELOW**
SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS!
WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND DEDICATION WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS A HAPPEN!