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Longtime Friend of South Jersey MSBL Passes Away

The coming of Spring often makes us thankful for the many friendships we make on and off the baseball field.  As the young 2010 season continues through its first month,  South Jersey MSBL pauses to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of one of our oldest and closest friends and partners.
 
Nancy Boardman,  universally known and loved by the area sports community as the "N" in "D&N Sporting Goods", passed away earlier this month at age 71, following an illness.  
 
Dennis and Nancy Boardman settled in Mt. Laurel and ultimately established D&N Sporting Goods in 1980.  Through committment and hard work, the Boardmans built their family business into one of South Jersey's most successful and reliable community partners, before retiring in late 2009 and selling the business to John Dikmak and MJ Corp. 
 
Board Member Terry Annese represented the league at last week's memorial service to pass along our collective condolences to the Boardman family.  As per their wishes, South Jersey MSBL is making a donation on behalf of Nancy to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (www.komen.org).

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2010 Balltown Bombers Bring Home 45+ MSBL Championship

 

2010 Balltown Bombers Championship Writeup

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BallTown Bombers win Championship @ Florida Fall Classic

 

The BallTown Bombers were proudly sponsored by BallTown Athletic Club owned and operated by Doug Kepple. BallTown shares a building with Kepples Carpet @ 110 Cushman Ave, W. Berlin NJ (609)254-9724. Balltown provides (6) spacious batting tunnels, 2 tunnels have pitching machines along with throwing lanes and multiple hitting T’s. BallTown caters to all age groups including men and women’s softball. The BallTown Bombers started their Fall Season by winning two Regional Tournaments; Quakertown and Delco. We won in impressive fashion. Good pitching, good defense and strong timely hitting. The competition we faced in these two tournaments was adequate. The team was confident but a daunting task of some stiff competition awaited in Florida. During our (5) guaranteed games (in Florida), there would be some low points, some doubt and grumbling. Our team was not used to losing. Instead of “having the better horses on the field” as we did in the Regional Tournaments, the BallTown Bombers turned into a team that ultimately grinded out wins with Dick Tate’s speed, solid defense, timely hitting (I didn’t forget about you Angel Rivera) and a strike throwing pitching staff.

 

Steve Alemi threw (2) complete game wins including the Semifinal Game. Barry Blundin threw two complete games, including (1) quarter final playoff win. John Dipetro had a complete game win and Doug Kepple threw (17) innings including a nine inning Championship Victory. Keep in mind those innings were thrown in a six day period. Also remember, Steve Alemi and Doug Kepple played every inning in the field defensively. True Iron Men.

 

There were some setbacks though in the Delco Championship game. Marty Nemorofsky (Nemo) was put on the season ending DL with a serious groin and hip flexor injury. The loss of Nemo was significant. He could hit, was versatile in the field, and could pitch, all very well. And most importantly, you could count on Nemo to be prepared to play in Florida. Unexpectedly, two players, Doug Kepple and John DiPietro, stepped up to fill the void left by Marty and committed to playing in the Fall Classic. Both Doug and John played exceptionally well.

 

Still our roster was light but solid. We had (11) position players and (2) pitcher only’s. Having to potentially play (8) nine inning games in (6) days against top notch teams would be excruciating.

 

October 9th & 10th The BallTown Bombers Win The Quakertown Tournament Team stats for Quakertown: record: 3-0-1 Team Batting:54 hits/ 130 AB's .415 4 errors 17 stolen bases 44 Runs scored 14 runs allowed

 

October 16th & 17th The BallTown Bombers Win Delco Tournament Championship: Pittman Sox 1 BallTown Bombers 13 Picture: Delco 45+ Champs 2010 R H E BallTown Bombers 000505102 13 15 2 Pittman Sox 000000100 1 5 1 Winning Pitcher: Barry Blundin, 2BB, 5 hits, 0 ER Catcher: Marty Burman HR: Doug Kepple 2b: Neil Hourahan (2), Marty Burman Top Hitters: Marty Burman 3/4 w/double 2 RBI, Doug Kepple 3/4 w/HR 2 RBI, Neil Hourahan 2/4 w/2 Doubles 2 RBI, Dave Hyatt 3/4 2 RBI, John Kosmoski 2/5 4 RBI In the top of the 4th, Marty Burman led off with a single, Doug Kepple followed with a walk, Neil Hourahan doubled to break the ice (2 RBI), Dave Hyatt singled, Steve Alemi walked and John Kosmowsky singled (2 RBI) In the top of the 6th, Doug Kepple singled, Neil Hourahan reached on an error, Dave Hyatt singled (1 RBI), Steve Alemi singled (1 RBI) and John Kosmowsky singled (2 RBI) Tournament MVP's: Steve Alemi 8/12 & Neil Hourahan 8/14 Team Stats: Record: 4-1 Team Batting Average: 59 hits in 154 @ Bats = .383 Runs Scored: 42 Runs allowed: 14 Errors: 6

 

Florida Fall Classic Game #1 November 15th @ 9:30am @ DodgerTown Stadium, Vero Beach FL vs. Long Island, Yankees BallTown Bombers: 5 Long Island Yankees: 7 Barry Blundin was the starting pitcher for the Bombers and deserved a win. The Bombers uncharacteristically made 4 errors and lost a couple of balls in the sun. To Long Island’s credit they managed 8 hits and played well on defense. The Bombers made it interesting scoring 4 in the last two innings, but came up short in the end. The team’s attitude was surly. We picked up our equipment and ventured to DodgerTown Field#6, where Puerto Rico was waiting. It wasn’t a fun walk. Notable offense : Don Davis 2 for 3 BB, 2 runs Angel Rivera 2 for 3, 2 RBI Dave Hyatt 1 for 1 HBP & BB, RBI

 

Game #2 November 15th @ 1:30am @ DodgerTown Field #1, Vero Beach FL Vs. Puerto Rico BallTown Bombers: 3 Puerto Rico: 2 Steve Alemi throws a gem. 6 Hits, 0 BB’s. Our defense played better (2) errors. After this game it was apparent we needed to play well to win. Our lopsided Regional Tournament victories were distant memories. Notable Offense: Doug Kepple 2 for 4 Neil Hourahan 2 for 4, (1)2b, (2) RBI, run Frank Lojewski 2 for 3

 

Game #3 November 16th @ 1:30am @ Tradition Field #6, Port St. Lucie, FL Vs. Raleigh Braves BallTown Bombers: 8 Raleigh Braves: 8 Doug Kepple throws 8 innings allowing 4 runs, scattering 13 hits and 1 BB. The Bombers went into the top of the 9th trailing 5-4. They erupted for (4) runs taking a 3 run lead into the bottom of the ninth. Angel Rivera had the tying RBI with a double and Tom Donahue appeared to have the game winning hit. The Raleigh Braves stormed back to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. John Skarynski came in relief of John Dipetro to strand runners on second and third with one out. John Dipetro swallowed the tie. We were lucky to walk away with a tie. “You gotta be ... kidding me” was murmured amongst alot of the players. With high expectations most of us didn’t know what to think. A few things we knew… beer and a jacuzzi waited at the hotel and we had another game tomorrow Notable Offense: Tom Donahue 2 for 4, 2 runs. (2) RBI Dick Tate 2 for 5, (1) steal Neil Hourahan 2 for 3, HBP, RBI, Run, (1) 2b Steve Alemi 2 for 3, (2) Run Angel Rivera 2 for 3, BB, (2) RBI, (1) run Notable Defense: Don Davis had two put out throws, one to second and one to third. As we know, offense rules (which is BS). Put outs and good defense change the momentum of games. Donnie’s outfield play was exceptional. He not only made the routine play, but made difficult plays look easy. During this game Tom Donahue injured his groin and hip flexor. Tom wouldn’t be the same after this game. He could only jog slowly. His commitment to contribute to the team, after his injury, was a testament to his character. Defensively, Tom would come up big in the Championship game.

 

Game #4 November 17th @ 1:30am @ DodgerTown #1, Vero Beach FL Vs. South Atlanta Twins BallTown Bombers: 21 South Atlantic Twins: 3 The South Atlantic Twins were 0-3 before this game and knew they would be heading home Friday. The Bomber’s obliged by stomping on them. John Dipetro threw a complete game allowing (3) runs, (3) hits and (3) BB. Notable offense: Dick Tate 2 for 4, Run, (2) RBI, BB Neil Hourahan 3 for 4,(1)3b, (4) RBI, BB, (3) run Doug Kepple 2 for 6, (2) Run, (2) RBI Don Davis 2 for 4, (3) Run, (3) RBI, BB Steve Alemi 2 for 2, (3) BB, (3) Runs, (2) RBI John Skarzynski 3 for 3, BB, (2) Run, (3) RBI Angel Rivera 2 for 3, (2) Run, (2) RBI Frank Lojewski 3 for 5, RBI, Run Marty Burman 2 for 4, RBI

 

Game #5 November 18th @ 9:00am @ Roger Dean Marlin #5, Jupiter, FL Vs. Long Island Yankees BallTown Bombers 2 LI Yankees 9 With the playoffs 95% certain without this win, the Bombers still went into this game playing hard for a victory. It wasn’t happening… In the third inning the Yankees scored (2) and never looked back. Again to Long Island’s credit they hit the ball and made the plays in the field. Frank Lojewski got the loss. Thank God Skeets came in and put the fire out again. Getting beaten by Long Island again hurt. But we’ve been in Long Island’s position before, (4) wins and (1) loss. A cherished #1 seed. They knew they were in the playoffs Tuesday. They coasted and rested Wednesday and Thursday. Long Island faced a #4 seed team (that featured Dante Bichette) and lost in the first round of the playoffs 4-1. Coasting into the playoffs feels good but our Florida teams have never had success coasting. I’m sure many Long Island guys are bitching on the flight home that they pissed on us twice and we won it all. We know that feeling too well. Notable Offense: Dick Tate 2 for 3, Run Neil Hourahan 2 for 3, (1) 2b, Run, BB, RBI Dave Hyatt 2 for 5 John Skarzynski 2 for 3, RBI, BB

 

Quarter Final Playoff @ Roger Dean Marlins #7 @ 9:30am vs Cleveland Steve’s Sports BallTown Bombers: 7 Cleveland Steve’s Sport’s: 4 Cleveland Steve’s drew a #1 seed. We had the lowest seed @ #4. There were (2) division’s seeded 1-4. Cleveland Steve’s has been a thorn in our team’s side for at least (5) years. Traditionally, they throw a stud pitcher named “Siebert” (righty) against us and we lose 3-2. Cleveland Steve would then go and lose their next game and be on their way home. On this sunny Friday morning, Cleveland Steve’s decided to throw an unknown lefty at us. Chances are they scouted us the day before and figured we sucked (which we did). In the top of the first, Dick Tate led off with a double over 3rd base, Steve Alemi singled (RBI), Don Davis ripped a double (RBI), Neil Hourahan singled (2) RBI, Doug Kepple doubled RBI and Frank Lojewski singled and John Skarzynski singled--- all hits were consecutive. With no outs in the 1st inning, Cleveland Steve’s saw enough and brought in Siebert. He threw (5) pitches and no other runs scored. We had scored 5 in the first. In the 3rd Neil Hourahan doubled (RBI), This would be our last hit of the game. Barry Blundin, a Delco MSBL Ace, would do the rest. He pitched his ass off. Surrendering two in the first, one in the 4th and one in the 9th . There was no quit in Cleveland Steve’s fight. Barry Blundin’s line read; 9 hits, 1 BB, 4 Runs Notable Offense Dick Tate 1 for 4, Run Steve Alemi 1 for 4, RBI, Run Don Davis 1 for 4, RBI, Run Doug Kepple 1 for 4, Run, RBI Neil Hourahan 2 for 4, (1) 2b, (3) RBI, (2) run

 

SemiFinal Playoff @ Roger Dean Marlins #5 @ 1:30am Vs Raleigh Braves BallTown Bombers: 13 Raleigh Braves: 4 The BallTown Bombers scored (1) in the 1st, (2) in the 2nd, (3) in the 3rd, (5) in the 4th and (1) in the 9th. The Bombers had a hit parade against (5) Brave pitchers. Although the Braves had more players than the Bombers, the Braves pitchers were throwing on fumes. Steve Alemi on the other hand found his rhythm. He scattered (12) hits while walking only (2). Lem would be the only Bomber Pitcher to win two games in (6) days. Notable Offense: Dick Tate 2 for 6, Run Neil Hourahan 2 for 4, BB, (2) run, (2) RBI Doug Kepple 3 for 5, (1) Run, (2) RBI Frank Lojewski 2 for 3, BB, (3) Run, (2) RBI John Skarzynski 2 for 2, BB, Sac, Run, (3) RBI Angel Rivera 3 for 5, (3) RBI

 

American Championship @ Roger Dean Marlins #5@ 9:00am Vs Dupage Angels BallTown Bombers: 3 Dupage Angels: 2 The Dupage Angels beat the Grip Shield Hammerheads in the Semi-Finals 1-0 in (13) innings. Dante Bichette (Played 14 years in the Bigs and made $42 million) pitched for the HammerHeads and absorbed the loss. The Bombers were the away team and failed to score in the 1st. Doug Kepple toed the rubber for the Bombers and was nearly knocked out of the game in the 1st inning. In the first, the Angels leadoff hitter would single, #2 Hitter K, #3 BB. Cleanup hitter would double (scoring 2), # 5 Hitter BB. With (1) out in the first the Bomber pen was ready. Doug Kepple then recorded (2) pop ups to end the inning. The Angels would score no more. In the most important game (pitched) in Doug’s life, Doug would pitch the best game of his life. Doug’s pitching line would be (9) hits & (2) BB & (2) ER Down 2-0 in the 3rd Dick Tate singled and stole second. With (2) outs Steve Alemi would break the ice, hitting a clean single scoring Tate. Down 2-1 in the 6th, Neil Hourahan would reach 1st base on an error, Don Davis running for Hourahan stole second. With (2) outs, Dave Hyatt stroked a single to score Davis. In the 9th with (2) outs Lojewski would reach base by an error, Hyatt would walk, Angel Rivera (MVP) would deliver a clean single to left for the game winner. In the bottom of the 9th, The Angels 1st batter hit a sharp grounder to short, fielded cleanly but thrown high and up the line,b Dave Hyatt would stretch, catch and tag for the first out. Kepple K’d the #2 batter. The #3 Batter stroked a single. The #4 batter stroked a single. With runners on 1st and 3rd (2 outs) The Bombers elected to allow the winning run to take second uncontested. With (2) outs, the tying run at 3rd, the winning run at 2nd, Kepple threw a (2) seam fastball jamming the batter who hit the ball 20 feet over Alemi’s head @ third. From the dugout it looked like a game winning “Dink” hit. Tom Donahue had other ideas though. Without hesitation Donahue raced (with a hip flexor) and caught the ball cleanly in stride. Donahue appropriately spiked the ball into the fence and joined the on field celebration. Notable Offense: Dick Tate 2 for 4, RUN Steve Alemi 2 for 4, RBI Dave Hyatt 1 for 2, RBI. (2) BB Angel Rivera 1 for 3, BB, RBI Notable Defense: Marty Burman stepped up behind the plate. Marty caught 51 innings in (6) days. Zero passed balls. Final Team Numbers: Team: 5 wins 2 losses 1 tie Runs Scored: 60 Runs Allowed: 39 Errors: 13 Steals: 28 Team Batting: 102 for 317 = .322 BB = 38 (inc. HBP) Notable individual Final Offense stats Dick Tate: 14 for 36 = .389, 7 Runs, 3 BB, 21 SB (including when running as courtesy runner) Neil Hourahan: 13 for 29 = .448, 11 Runs, 12 RBI, 4 BB. (3) 2b, (1) 3b Don Davis: 10 for 31 = .322. 7 Runs, 9 RBI, (2) 2B John Skarzynski (Skeets): 9 for 23 = .391, 8 Runs, 8 RBI, (2) 2B, (5) BB Angel Rivera: 12 for 29 = .414, (2) Run, 9 RBI, 3 BB Steve Alemi: 10 for 29 = .345, 6 Runs, 5 RBI, 6 BB, (1) 2B

 

Angel Rivera received a well deserved MVP trophy and the right to engrave “MVP” on his Fall Classic Championship Ring. Angel played flawless defense @ 3rd and was clutch with his bat. Honorable mentions for MVP include Dick Tate and Steve Alemi. Dick Tate played a solid centerfield and was our sparkplug on the bases. He had in excess of 12 steals and created havoc on opposing defenses. His success in bunting for a hit, with pinched corners was awesome. Dick’s selfless attitude and all out effort on every play made him great teammate. Steve Alemi won (2) big games for us; Game #2 vs. a good Puerto Rico team and The Raleigh Braves in the Semi-Final Game. He consistently “set the table” and “knocked in some big RBI’s. Steve also played exceptional defense @ Short, 2nd and 3rd.

 

A special note to Dave Kasen. Dave assisted in many decisions and coached well at 3rd base throughout the tournament. His calm demeanor boded well in a dugout where players could become erratic.

 

All players should consider playing in the Fall Classic (Florida) or World Series (Phoenix). The competition varies and can be enjoyed at all levels.

 

“We walk together in life now as champions and that can never be taken away; we did it beaten and battered but not broken. This is an awesome memory that I will never forget, and we did it as a team.” Don Davis-Balltown Bombers

 

It's hard to explain to anyone what a fun thing it is to be able to experience such a thing at an age when you never expected something like that to happen to you again. Mike Dunleavey Quote. An over 60 player who has earned many rings.

 

Neil Hourahan/Manager/Player 2010 American Fall Classic Champions BallTown Bombers BallTown Bombers Florida Fall Classic Champs First Row: (L-R) Marty Burman, Steve Alemi, Angel Rivera (MVP), Tom Donahue, Doug Kepple, Dave Hyatt Back Row: (L-R) John Dipetro, Don Davis, Dave Kasen, Neil Hourahan, Frank Lajweski John Skarzynski, Barry Blundin & Dick Tate

2010 40+ DelVal Quakertown Champions

 
SOUTH JERSEY MSBL 3d ANNUAL WINTERBALL GAME FOR CHARITY (SATURDAY 12/18/10)
 
 
 
The 3d Annual South Jersey MSBL Winterball Game for charity is scheduled for a week from today on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010, starting at 11:00 AM at Cherry Hill Rotary Field.  This is the third year we have been running this event and we hope to expand on the first two years success and produce more toys than ever while enjoying one more baseball game in December before the year is done!!!!
Please read below and/or goto www.southjerseymsbl.com for more details.
 
WHAT IS WINTERBALL?
Basically, its an excuse to get back on the ball field one last time before the year is out to do what we love to do, throw the ball around and play a little pick up baseball.  The ONE CATCH is that the "price of  admission" to play is either a new unwrapped toy (all toys are split evenly and delivered to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the local South Jersey Toys for Tots) or a $25 cash donation that will go directly to the USO for their "Operation USO Care Package", which has been helping make the holidays more bearable for hundreds of thousands of military personnel since 2003. 
 
We want as many people as possible to take part in the "on-field festivities" however, if you are interested in simply just donating a toy or USO Package you are welcome to come down to the field at that time or contact Terry directly via email (marltonathletics@aol.com) to make alternate arrangements.
 
As for the game, current and new MSBL players are welcome and you can bring your children to have some fun with the day as well.  Just remember we're playing in December so expect to dress up warm.   We are hoping to have hot chocolate and coffee refreshments available for the first time.  Also we play unless conditions are extremely cold or raining.  Snow is preferred but we probably won't be so lucky.  
 
Please RSVP your attendance and pass the info on this great event to your teammates so we can celebrate a rousing day for the kids at Children's Hospital, Toys for Tots and all our military servicemen around the world.
 
Thanks in advance and I hope to see all of you on Dec 18th!
 
Terry Annese
South Jersey MSBL
 
DIRECTIONS
Google Map for directions to Cherry Hill Rotary Field (located on Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill - across from Virtua West Jersey Hospital - Voorhees):
 
 
 
 
           
 
Kevin Bell
 
2010 WINTERBALL GAME RAISES RECORD HOLIDAY DONATIONS FOR KIDS AND TROOPS
 
 
 
As the teams took to Cherry Hill's Rotary Field on the Saturday before Christmas, it looked like it could have been another Fall League game, but its was so much more. 

The 3d Annual South Jersey MSBL Winterball Game took place this past SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010,  setting new records for the three-year-old charity event.  More than two dozen players and their kids repesented the South Jersey MSBL this holiday season in collecting 81 toys to donate to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Toys for Tots, as well as notching enough donations to the USO to account for 13 Operation USO Care Packages to benefit our troops overseas.  Some people showed up just to drop off a toy and could not play, while others had made their donations before or shortly after the ballgame to make sure they were counted.  Retiring Marlton Braves players John Rudman and Lloyd Harrison took part in their third straight Winterball event, with First Pitch honors going to Harrison, who is recovering from career ending back surgery and took the field in a determined walk to the hill one last time.

In the end the score was irrevelant, as both teams shuffled players in and out, while fathers, sons and daughters took the field at various points with some players switching sides to make sure the teams were equally represented.  After a few hours of running around the diamond one last time in 2010, the toys were rounded up and some tired ball players retired to some hot chocolate and whatever Christmas shopping there was remaining with just a week to go before the big day.
 
A big South Jersey MSBL thank you to all players (and their kids) who showed up, with special thanks to Dave Nelson for promoting the event on his internet radio show, to Frank Gambino for helping us secure the field, to Marty Kay for bringing out his players in force as well as reaching out to the local news and photographer and to 35+ President Joe Basara (and Bandit) for serving up those meatballs from the hill to the kids!!
 
We hope to see everyone in December 2011!!
 
For more information on South Jersey MSBL Winterball please contact 25+ President Terry Annese directly via email (marltonathletics@aol.com).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Photo of the players who finished the game at Winterball 2010 posing with some of the toys collected
 
SJ Cardinals' Marty Kay breaks out his 'tools' in preparation for Winterball 2010      Marlton Braves' John Rudman holds a youngster on at first base at Winterball 2010
 
Little David Nelson leading the future generation of South Jersey MSBL players at Winterball 2010      Frank Gambino's Chocolate Lab wants to play some catch with the guys as they get ready for Winterball 2010
 
18+ Burlington Redsox Brian Romani waits for a pitch to hit at Winterball 2010      Moorestown Marlins manager Joe Basara delivers a pitch as four-legged partner Bandit Basara plays in for the bunt at Winterball 2010
 
One of the stacks of donated toys collected at Winterball 2010      Final bin of Winterball 2010 toys delivered to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
 
Congratulations to the Hatboro Rays in defeating the Hammonton BlackSox to become the 2012 45+ TofC MSBL Tri-State Champion
 

25+ Wood Bat All-Stars Put on a Show at Campbell's

18+, 45+ GAMES RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST AFTER SATURDAY WASHOUT
 
 
JULY 18 - The South Jersey MSBL 25+ Wood Bat Division All-Stars put on one heck of show this weekend as more than 60 of the league's finest battled one another down at Campbell's Field in Camden in a nailbiter that literally came down to the final pitch as the Red Team held off a late inning rally to defeat the Blue Team, 4-3.

Lefthander John Fernandez of the Hainesport Mariners started for the Red Team (Managed by Terry Annese) and was flawless over two innings work, striking out five of the six batters he faced. For the Blue Team (Managed by Jeff Hickman), Florence Bears righthander George Moore tossed the first two frames, allowing a first inning run when SS Don Rosseland (Barrington Brewers) laced a one-out single, stole second and scored on and RBI single from DH "Big" John Shannon (SJ Rays) two batters later. Overall, Moore went two innings and allowed just the one run on two hits with one walk and a strikeout.

The score remained 1-0 until the top of the fourth inning, when Blue Team catcher Matt Vanlier (SJ Cardinals) led off with a single off righthander Kevin Fahy (SJ Rays) and SS Magic Mears (Tri-State Titans) followed with a booming RBI triple to left-center to tie the game at one. Second baseman Dante Paolillo (Bordentown Mavericks) gave the Blue Team their first lead of the day with an RBI single to make it 2-1. Fahy appeared to be headed down nine miles of bad road when after DH Brian Haig (Florence Bears) singled and after a fielder's choice by Scott Giallella (Bears), catcher Josh Enos (Runnemede Phillies) was hit by a pitch to load the bases. However, the Rays' ace enduced Matt Alestra (E. Greenwich Cubs) to hit a ground ball to SS Rosseland, who started an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play to qwelch the Blue Team threat.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Red Team pounced right back into the lead off righthander Tadd Kozienewski (Runnemede Phillies), as with one out Fahy tripled to right-center and Rosseland singled him home to tie the game at two. After Shawn Kulik (Marlton Athletics) bounced into a fielder's choice, John Shannon singled and 2B Mike Harris (SJ Rays) walked to load the bases. LF Kevin Christmas (Williamstown Nationals) followed with an infield single that scored Kulik while Marlton A's teammate Jason Davis (pinch running for Shannon) never stopped running and scored all the way from second base on the play to make the score 4-2, after four.

The game settled into a pitcher's duel over the next several innings, as lefty Shawn Davis (Woodbury Royals) and Mo Garguile (SJ Cardinals) led the way for the Blue Team, scattering four singles over the next four innings, while Nick Drago (Pennsauken Indians), Ken Bradshaw (Woodbury Marlins) and Drew Perry (Marlton Athletics) combined to retire nine of the next eleven batters for the Red Team.

As the game headed to the ninth,  Red Team closer Brian Morris (Barrington Brewers) allowed a pair of walks wrapped around a pair of singles that cut the lead to 4-3, before retiring Andrew Fisher (E. Greenwich Cubs) on a bouncer to third to put a white knuckler finish onto this well-played, exciting ball game.

NOTES: Fahy collected the win with his two innings of middle relief, while Kozeniewski was touched with the loss and Morris notched a Lidge-type save for the Red squad.  Don Rosseland and John Shannon each had two hits in as many at bats for the Red Team, while teammate Mike Harris reached on a pair of bases on balls in his two plate appearances.  Magic Mears led the Blue Team offense with a triple, a walk and a run scored in two plate appearances.  The 18+ and 45+ All-Star Games, scheduled for Saturday, July 17th, were postponed due to heavy overnight rains that pounded the Delaware Valley on Friday evening.  The 18+ All-Star Game is rescheduled to be played at Campbell's Field on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm, while the 45+ All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, August 22nd at a time to be announced.
 
 
Group Shot of both 25+ Teams taken at the 2010 All-Star Game at Campbell's Field (7/18/10)

Cooperstown 2011
Indians Defeat Redsox, 12-5, in Game 2 of South Jersey MSBL Cooperstown Series

25+ Phillies/Athletics Next Up on HoF Induction Weekend July 25 

 
 
 June 27 - This past weekend, the 25+ Pennsauken Indians and Burlington County Red Sox made a four-hour trek up to Cooperstown, NY to play at baseball’s most treasured field - Doubleday Field at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Game 2 of the SJMSBL Cooperstown Series.  After battling the weather gods,  the Tribe pounded out 15 hits en route to a 12-5 victory over the BuSox.
 
 
 
Both teams arrived with every bit of a child’s Christmas morning excitement to play on the field, established in 1839, only to be delayed by the local Cooperstown Hawkeyes currently waiting to finish their game after an hour rain delay.
 
In order to maximize sunlight and play as much ball as possible the teams posed for pictures, exchanged lineups and took batting practice at nearby batting cages while waiting.
 
The pre-game experience wasn’t all that bad since a small child walked up to the Indians with a hat in one hand, a pen in another and asked “could you sign my hat”? The Indians and Redsox happily complied as they got to feel like a pro-ball player giving their first autograph.
 
Once the game started Pennsauken struck first with a 6-0 lead in the first and further stressed the Red Sox defense with bases loaded and no outs in the top of the second.
 
The Sox were able to capitalize by scoring 4 out of the 5 runners put on base due to Indian errors. The Tribe’s defense was able to freeze eight RedSox left in scoring position to bring home the 12-5 win and extend their winning streak to four.
 
The SJMSBL Cooperstown Series concludes with Game 3 on Hall of Fame Induction Day, Sunday, July 25th,  as the 25+ Runnemede Phillies and Marlton Athletics take over Doubleday Field in a 9:00am start.
 
 
 
Members of the Pennsauken Indians and Burlco Redsox pose outside Doubleday Field prior to Game 2 of the SJMSBL Cooperstown Series (6/27/10).
 

FOUR LEAGUE TITLES UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEKEND
SUMMER LEAGUES WRAP AS FALL BEGINS


SEPTEMBER 7 - Five down and four to go.  As the South Jersey MSBL winds down from another great Labor Day Holiday with tonight's 8th Annual South Jersey MSBL Night at the Phillies, nearly half of the league's Sunday summer championships will be up for grabs this weekend. All totaled, eight ballclubs head off to battle all around the Delaware Valley and the Jersey Shore, each with one of the four remaining weekend divisional titles in their sights.   In addition, two Midweek titles are scheduled to be awarded within the next two weeks, all of which will eventually lead to South Jersey MSBL's final act of the 2010 campaign, our 10-week Fall Season.
 
First, a brief recap of what's been completed to date.
 
In the 18+ Division, the Pennsauken Punishers stormed back from the brink of first round defeat to knock off the regular-season undefeated Riverside Warriors, two games to none in the Finals - capturing the Punishers' second consecutive 18+ Championship in the process.  Ironically,  Pennsauken was nearly knocked out in the Wild Card Round, trailing an upstart Voorhees Diamond Dawgs ballclub by an 8-5 score in the bottom of the eighth inning, before Tim Atkinson's long two-run homer capped off a 4-run rally to deliver the first round victory.  The Punishers rolled from there, defeating National Division champ Lindenwold in the Semis and taking down the Warriors in a pair of sweeps to gain the crown.
 
Over in the 25+ Liberty/National Playoffs, the Woodbury Royals and South Jersey Cardinals played an absolute thrilling Finals series.  With the Cardinals down one game to none, ace Mo Garguile nearly carried the Redbirds from the brink and onward to a league championship all by himself.  The righthander first hurled a 9-inning, complete game 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the series, before coming back the same day and allowing just one run over 7-plus innings in Game 3.  With a tiring Garguile valiently tried to protect a 6-1 lead in the eighth,  the Royals pounced and mounted a furious comeback that produced a 7-run outburst and an 8-6 lead.  Amazingly, the gritty Cardinals got up off the deck one more time to push across a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at eight.  However, the Royals would not be denied, as the Liberty Division regular season champs loaded the bases on the bottom of the frame and Brian Ahearn delivered his club the Championship walk-off style with a title-clinching RBI single and a 10-9, Game 3 win.
 
In the 35+ American Division, the J&D Trucking Blue Jays used gutsy pitching from Paul Julio and Bill Laminteer, as well as clutch hitting from Frank Chandler and Reggie Easley, to take the title from a veteran Medford Tigers ballclub in a two-game sweep, by identical scores of 10-4.
 
In the 45+ Championships, the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey rebounded from a one-game deficit to take the 45+ American Conference Championship.  They extended, then defeated, the 2008 Champion Cinnaminson Reds, with a thrilling Game 2 victory, 3-2, in 13 innings and went on to clinch their second ever Championship title with a 6-2 win in the third and final game.  In the National Conference, the Ocean Pirates overcame their own first game of the series loss to come back and take the 45+ National Championship from the Hammonton Blacksox.  After having lost to the Blacksox 6-1 in game 1, the Bucs bats heated up with the weather, winning games 2 and 3, 13-2 and 13-3.
 
What's left for September?  Plenty to be sure.  Over in the 25+ American/Colonial Championship,  the Marlton Athletics currently lead the Tri-State Titans, one game to none, after the Green Elephants rebounded from an early 5-0 deficit to score seven unanswered runs behind the clutch hitting and relief pitching of Chris Murray in a 7-5, opening game win. The teams will head to Vineland on Saturday for Game 2 and back up North for Game 3, if necessary, on Sunday.  However, just as interesting as who will win this year's AMCO title is the end of a Championship Era as glorious as any seen at any time in South Jersey MSBL's 19-year history.  The 5-time Defending Champion South Jersey Rays were knocked out in the Semifinals by the gritty Athletics, whom the Rays defeated in the 2009 Championship Round, after Marlton rebounced back from a one-game deficit to win Games 2 and 3 behind the clutch hitting of Shawn Kulik and pitching of Chris Murray and Drew Perry.  Even in defeat, the Rays played to the end with the heart and class of a great champion. Not to be upstaged, the other end of the AMCO Semifinal bracket was just as thrilling, as the Titans' Magic Mears launched a two-out, walk-off two-run homer to grab Game 1 victory from the clutches of defeat at the hands of the Runnemede Phillies.  After the Phightens bounced back with a Game 2 win, 3-0,  the Titans took a tenuous 5-3 lead into the top of the ninth, only to see the Phils load the bases with one out before Joe Ruffino drilled a line drive to shortstop that in a flash of leather went from a game-tying hit to a series-ending double play to send the Titans on to the Finals. 
 
In the 25+ Shore Championship, the Lower Township Marlins face off against four-time Shore Championship finalist Ventnor, as the Fish seek their first ever Shore 25+ title, while the Dodgers seek to win their third in four seasons.  They are each seeking to succeed the 2009 Champion Middle Twp. Yankees, who did not field a team this season.  Both clubs would swept through their respective Semifinals, as the Marlins upset the regular season Champion Northfield Cardinals by scores of  8-7 and 13-3 , while the Dodgers rolled over the Margate Hurricanes by scores of 11-1 and 14-0.
 
Meanwhile,  the Midweek-Wood Division is wrapping its short season play with one final regular season game this week before the Philadephia A's and Hammonton Blue Jays square off in the Championship Game on September 18th.  In the Shore Midweek 35+ Classic, the playoffs are well underway.  In the play-in round the the #4 seeded Yankees took out #5 Linwood in the single elimination game and are tied at one game apiece with top-seeded Margate Green in one Semifinal. Margate Green took Game 1 in a close decision, 4-3, as Fran Casey recorded the win with a gem.  The Yankees bounced back in Game 2, winning an exciting slug fest 12-11, with Jeff Martin getting the “survivor victory”.  Meanwhile, the #3 seeded Pigs Heaven swept #2 Margate White in the other Semifinal by scores of 14-3 and 8-3 - led by pitchers Tony Martinelli and Rodney Velarde.  The Pigs await the Game 3 winner between the Yankees and Margate Green.   Game 3 of this Semifinal should be a great battle with Pigs Heaven waiting anxiously to play again.  The Finals start September 14th with Game 1 in a Best of Three.
 
The 35+ National Championship also features a little taste of the Shore, as the Jersey Shore Yankees will meet the Williamstown Sharks in the Finals, starting this weekend at Somers Point with the final games at Wesley Bishop on the 19th.  The Bombers used three dates, thanks to a downpour, to finish two games taking out the second place Delco Diamondbacks, while the regular season division champion Sharks rolled over the Delco Dodgers.  This finale should have some fireworks!
 
Finally, in the 35+ Colonial Championship, the Marlton Reds took an exciting three game Semifinal series over the Gloucester Twp. Whitesox, while their opponent, the upstart Newtown Braves rolled over the Moorestown Devil Rays in a two game sweep to gain the finals.  The clubs face off this weekend in Game 1 of the Finals this Sunday at Marlton Memorial Field, with Games 2 (and 3 if necessary) taking place in Newtown next weekend.
 
South Jersey MSBL urges all players and fans alike to come out and support your fellow league teammates in the final four championship series which resume this weekend, and if you still want to play some ball, we are fielding more than twenty fall teams throughout the Delaware Valley and the Jersey Shore, all of whom kick off the two month fall season this Sunday, September 12th. 
 
Anyone interested in getting out to watch some playoff action or to join up with a fall team, please do not hesitate to contact the league at sjmsbl@gmail.com for more information.

 

 
 

Cherry Hill/Marlton 18s Kick off South Jersey MSBL Cooperstown Series With a Classic
Pennsauken/Burlco 25s Upcoming June 27
 
 
 
 
May 24 - This past weekend, the 18+ Cherry Hill Yankees and Marlton Athletics traveled up to Cooperstown, New York, to proudly represent the South Jersey MSBL in the first of three regular season league ballgames to be played on baseball's most hallowed ground, historic Doubleday Field.  In a thrilling Game 1 finish, both clubs staged furious late-inning rallies before the Athletics held off the Bombers for a hard fought 3-2 victory. 
 
The SJMSBL Cooperstown Series resumes with Game 2 on Sunday, June 27th,  just days after the Cooperstown MLB Oldtimers Classic,  as the 25+ Pennsauken Indians and Burlington County Redsox take over Doubleday Field in a 5:00pm start.  Finally,  the 25+ Runnemede Phillies and Marlton Athletics wrap things up in the third and final game at Doubleday on Sunday, July 25th.

In Sunday's 18+ ballgame, Cherry Hill's Jesse Froyd and Marlton's Chaz Krebs locked up early in a scoreless pitchers' duel, each shutting down numerous offensive opportunites over the first six innings before both clubs would ultimately break through on the scoreboard.
 
Though Froyd would eventually go the distance for the Bombers, Krebs departed after tossing six scoreless innings in favor of Andrew Paolini, who immediately got into trouble in the seventh.  After OF Dan Levinson reached base on a leadoff third strike wild pitch, he came all the way around to score on singles by DH Gary Brown and 2B Peter Gambino, to give Cherry Hill a 1-0 advantage. In the bottom half of the frame, the Athletics struck back when C Mike Carite and 3B Kevin Lowery drew a pair of two-out walks, followed by a game-tying single by EH Derek Swank, an infield hit by 2B Marc Spagnoletti and an RBI single to center from RF Mark Ressa that gave the A's the lead at 2-1. One batter later, Marlton would tack on a very important insurance run when Froyd bounced a pitch to EH Max Morgan that allowed Swank to score from third to make the score 3-1, Athletics, after seven.  
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cherry Hill tried to mount a comeback in the top of the eighth after putting the first two batters on base, but Rob Sheppard bounced into a fielders' choice and Paolini struck out Eric Einbinder and Russell Brotz to nip the rally in the bud.

The Yankees would give it one last push in a frantic ninth inning, as Max McGee led off with single and OF Frankie Gambino reached on a hit batsman; putting the tying runs on base with nobody out.  Marlton turned to left hander Michael Chiaravalloti, who struck out Levinson and Brown for two quick outs, but Gaspari then walked on four pitches to load the bases for Peter Gambino. After getting ahead 1-and-2, Chiaravalloti hit Gambino in the toe with a biting slider, forcing in a run that made the score 3-2. However, the A's lefthander bounced back to strike out Froyd to end the ballgame with the tying run stranded 90 feet away.
 
 
NOTES: Offensively for the Athletics, tablesetters Andrew Paolini and Rob Goldberg reached base five times in eight plate appearances, including two singles, two walks and a stolen base between them. Pitcher Chaz Krebs reached base twice on a single and an infield error, while EH Derek Swank collected a walk to go along with his seventh inning game-tying single. For Cherry Hill, Gary Brown and Pete Gambino both reached base twice, including a hit batsman and a single for each; while Brian Thompson reached on a pair of hit batsman in three plate appearances.
 
On the bump, both starters were challenged early. Krebs walked Player-Manager Frank Gambino to lead off the game and 3B Tom Gaspari reached on an infield error before the Marlton righthander shut down the next three batters on a fielders' choice and a pair of fly balls. Froyd responded in the bottom half by walking A's leadoff man CF Andrew Paolini and allowing a single to LF Rob Goldberg before retiring the next three A's, including a pair of strikeouts. After Krebs tossed a pair of 1-2-3 innings, Marlton mounted an uprising in the home third with a pair of  2-out hits by Paolini and  Goldberg, but Froyd induced Bryant Zeserman to hit a comebacker to end the inning.
 
The Bombers challenged in the top of the fourth after Dan Levinson and DH Gary Brown both reached base to lead off before Gaspari hit a 40-foot flare towards the right side that allowed A's 1B Jeff Buchanan to provide the defensive play of the day.  The 19-year-old first bagger from Shamong sprinted in towards the humpback liner and made a head-long diving catch, just inches from the ground before tossing the ball to Krebs covering at first base to catch Brown for a rally killing double play.

Overall, Krebs allowed just one hit over six scorless innings, walking three while striking out nine. Paolini (1-0) notched the win, going two innings and allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out three. Chiaravalloti struck out three in the ninth to collect the save (1), while walking one. Marlton pitchers hit an unusually high seven Yankee batters during the game. For the Bombers, Jesse Froyd went eight innings and took the hardluck defeat; allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, while striking out eight, walking five and hitting a batter.
 
In a final note, after Cherry Hill Player-Manager Frank Gambino led off the ball game with a walk for the road club  (see below photo), the 50-year old took his position in the bottom of the frame where, in a little dose of Cooperstown magic,  he was able play the field with his three sons, Frank, Peter and Chris along side.  After one out was recorded, time was called as the elder Gambino was replaced defensively, leaving the field to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd of spectators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cherry Hill Player/Manager Frank Gambino stands in to bat during Game 1 of the SJMSBL Cooperstown Series (5/23/10).

2011

Tommy Crowley Benefit Flyer

An Important Message From One of Our Managers: 
 
There are plenty of people who are more qualified to speak about Tommy Crowley than I am.  I've known him for 5 years, and actually first met him as an opposing player in the SJMSBL.  He stood out on the field as a tremendous player but even more so as a good-hearted, friendly guy.  Whiel we played in the same division I looked forward to playing against him several times a year because Tommy is a guy that plays the game hard, plays the right way, and most of all he sees the game for what it is- a game, so he plays for the love of it and has fun doing it.  I've been fortunate to get to know him off the field now, through a mutual friend and co-worker, and I now know that Tommy approaches everything in life the same way he plays baseball- with passion, hard work, and integrity.  During this challenging time, Tommy is in need of some assistance.  His sickness has caused a financial hardship and I know it would be good for him to know how many people are in his corner.  Thanks again for your help.  I know that Tommy is the type of guy that would be first in line to help someone in need.

2011 45+ Champions. The Washington Senators. Manager: Nick Frese

 

X= Won Division; Y=Made Playoffs; Z=Won Championship              
               
18+ American
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Riverside Warriors -X 14 1 0 .933 -- 166 60
Pennsauken Punishers -Z 11 4 0 .733 3 105 66
Wenonah Woolies -Y 9 6 0 .600 5 97 65
New Egypt Mariners 2 11 0 .154 11 51 135
Haddon Twp. Phillies 0 13 0 .000 13 39 143
               
18+ National
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Marlton Athletics -Y 8 5 0 .615 -- 99 81
Lindenwold Phillies -X 8 7 0 .533 1 80 66
Voorhees Diamond Dawgs – Y 7 7 0 .500 2 104 75
Cherry Hill Yankees 6 7 0 .462 2 80 69
Hammonton Hitmen 4 9 0 .308 4 93 140
               
25+ American
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Bordentown Mavericks - X 13 5 0 .722 -- 108 60
Marlton Athletics -Z 16 7 1 .687 -- 151 91
South Jersey Rays -Y 12 7 0 .632 1.5 132 78
Runnemede Phillies -Y 9 8 1 .528 3.5 100 68
               
25+ Colonial
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Tri-State Titans -X 15 8 0 .652 -- 172 92
Florence Bears -Y 5 13 0 .278 7.5 62 156
Barrington Brewers 3 14 0 .176 9 67 137
Hainesport Mariners 3 14 0 .176 9 55 165
               
25+ Liberty
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Woodbury Royals – XZ 19 4 0 .826 -- 286 159
SJ Cardinals -Y 15 9 1 .620 4.5 183 133
Woodbury Marlins -Y 10 7 0 .588 6 149 124
East Greenwich Cubs -Y 9 10 0 .474 8 115 116
Winslow Astros 6 12 0 .333 10.5 112 211
               
25+ National
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Barrington Braves -X 14 5 0 .737 -- 203 117
Pennsauken Indians -Y 12 8 1 .595 2.5 224 174
Williamstown Nationals 6 12 0 .333 7.5 128 146
Burlington County Red Sox 5 13 0 .278 8.5 112 164
Marlton Phillies 1 17 0 .056 12.5 69 237
               
25+ Shore Midweek
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Ventnor Dodgers -XZ 18 5 0 .783 -- 207 147
Northfield Cardinals -Y 16 6 0 .727 1.5 237 121
Lower Township Marlins -Y 15 9 0 .625 3.5 214 127
Margate Hurricanes -Y 14 9 0 .609 4 196 184
Pigs Heaven Herd -Y 11 9 0 .550 5.5 164 145
Egg Harbor Township Orioles -Y 9 12 0 .429 8 193 215
South Jersey Huskies -Y 8 12 0 .400 8.5 187 182
Lacey Township Royals -Y 5 15 0 .250 11.5 88 240
Manahawkin Riptides -Y 0 19 0 .000 16 90 229
               
35+ American
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
35 Medford Tigers -X 12 4 0 .750 -- 106 57
35 Washington Township Senators -Y 11 5 0 .687 1 103 50
35 J&D Trucking BlueJays -Z 10 6 0 .625 2 117 61
35 Bordentown Patriots -Y 9 6 1 .594 2.5 122 80
35 Vincentown Vipers -Y 8 8 0 .500 4 86 95
35 Medford Red Sox -Y 7 9 0 .437 5 67 95
35 Cherry Hill Reds 5 10 1 .344 6.5 65 92
35 Voorhees Angels 1 15 0 .062 11 47 183
               
35+ National
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
35 Williamstown Sharks -X 17 4 0 .810 -- 220 106
35 Jersey Shore Yankees -Z 15 6 0 .714 2 182 97
35 Delco Diamondbacks -Y 12 7 1 .625 4 141 127
35 Delco Dodgers -Y 8 12 0 .400 8.5 113 162
               
35+ Colonial
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
35 Newtown Braves -XZ 18 4 0 .818 -- 158 84
35 Marlton Reds -Y 16 9 1 .635 3.5 197 172
35 GT White Sox -Y 12 10 1 .543 6 205 197
35 Moorestown Rays -Y 11 10 1 .523 6.5 152 169
35 Pennsboro Phillies -Y 8 13 0 .381 9.5 138 174
35 SJ Cardinals -Y 5 14 1 .275 11.5 154 175
35 West Deptford Panthers -Y 2 18 0 .100 15 83 195
35 Rancocas Giants -Y 0 17 1 .028 15.5 71 184
               
35+ Shore Midweek
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Margate Green -ZX 8 2 0 .800 -- 73 41
Margate White 8 2 1 .773 -- 86 66
Pigs Heaven Herd 6 4 0 .600 2 68 45
Jersey Shore Yankees 3 7 0 .300 5 43 63
Linwood 0 10 1 .045 8 31 86
               
45+ American
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Washington Township Senators -X 12 3 0 .800 -- 151 89
Cinnaminson Reds -Y 10 8 0 .556 3.5 139 133
Maple Shade Mariners -Y 8 8 0 .500 4.5 119 133
Moorestown Marlins -Y 7 8 0 .467 5 127 117
Hot Stovers -Y 8 11 0 .421 6 114 124
South Jersey Phillies -Y 6 9 0 .400 6 85 91
               
45+ National
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Ocean Pirates -XZ 15 3 0 .833 -- 192 65
Hammonton Black Sox -Y 12 6 0 .667 3 173 103
Edgewater Park Indians -Y 8 7 1 .531 5.5 116 115
Delco Dodgers -Y 5 8 3 .406 7.5 133 122
Marlton Braves -Y 3 11 1 .233 10 94 163
Gloucester County Orioles -Y 1 13 1 .100 12 46 234
               
Fall - American East (18+/25+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Jersey Shore Yankees -X 8 3 0 .727 -- 65 34
Hammonton Hitmen 5 5 0 .500 2.5 53 47
SJ Athletics 1 6 0 .143 5 24 52
Burlington County Reds 1 6 0 .143 5 19 54
               
Fall - American West (18+/25+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Cherry Hill Yankees -X 8 4 0 .667 -- 57 43
Glendora Wolfpack 2 5 0 .286 3.5 15 25
Audubon Expos 2 7 0 .222 4.5 38 54
South Jersey Phillies 0 8 0 .000 6 15 92
               
Fall - American Central (18+/25+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Camden Punishers -XZ 10 2 0 .833 -- 78 33
Hammonton ACBL -Y 8 3 0 .727 1.5 77 42
Burlco Misfits 7 3 0 .700 2 56 23
First Choice Collision 5 5 0 .500 4 38 36
               
Fall - National North (18+/25+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Burlco Redsox -X 9 2 0 .818 -- 91 54
Pennsauken Indians -YZ 6 6 0 .500 3.5 60 59
Captain Morgan's Rum Runners 2 6 0 .250 5.5 47 57
The 35ers 1 7 0 .125 6.5 15 59
               
Fall - National Central (18+/25+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
Woodbury Marlins -X 8 2 1 .773 -- 77 30
SJ Wildcats -Y 8 3 1 .708 0.5 118 65
Winslow Astros 5 5 0 .500 3 58 65
Florence Bears 1 9 0 .100 7 16 93
               
Fall - American (35+/45+)
Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB RF RA
South Jersey Panthers 3 1 0 .750 -- 26 17
Voorhees RedAngels 6 3 0 .667 -- 67 51
Moorestown Devil Rays 2 1 0 .667 0.5 18 23
Bensalem Royals 2 4 0 .333 2 46 50
Delco Dodgers 1 4 0 .200 2.5 37 46
The 25ers 0 1 0 .000 1.5 0 7
For more information on the 2011 South Jersey MSBL Fall League please visit our Fall League Page at the left side menu or click here.

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The SJMSBL is partnering with Sister MSBL's in the Tri-state area to form a Tournament of Champions In September of 2012.               5 MSBL Leagues will compete for 2  Crowns. Competing  MSBL's include;
 
* SJMSBL * * DELCO MSBL ** BUX-MONT MSBL** TRI-STATE MSBL
 
                                                       It's simple.....
Three 8 Team Brackets
Single Elimination
All Age division SJMSBL Champions get an invite
 
MSBL HQ is on board with Tournament.
Discussions regarding Semi's and Championships @  Richie Ashburn TBD
 
 

Rawlings NEMISIS Bag below    

 

The SJMSBL Congratulates Frank Gambino and the Cherry Hill Yankees for repeating as the 18+ SJMSBL Champions! You have qualified to represent the SJMSBL in the 2012 Tournament of Champions. Please be prepared to play the Delco MSBL 25+ Champion Saturday, September 15th @ 11:00am. CH Yankees Home Field.

The SJMSBL appreciates Rey Pagan in coordinating the 18+ Division. Rey’s Pennsauken Punishers finished second which qualifies them to represent the SJMSBL in the 2012 Tournament of Champions. Please be prepared to play the BuxMont 30+ Champion Saturday, September 15th @ 11:00am. BuxMont Home Field.

 

 

  2012 Balltown Memorial Day Baseball Champions
The Tri-State Phillies
Tri-State Phillies 5  Hatboro Rays 4 (10 innings)
WP: Mike Tangelia  SV: Leo Gerst  LP: Kevin Mullins
Manager: Daryl Fein MVP: Jeff Vitale
Jeff Vitale (MVP) ripped a 2 out single in the top of the 10th to score the game winning Championship RBI. Jeff played flawless defense @ Shortstop and also batted  .625 (10-16)
 

Semi Finals

Hatboro Rays 5    Chesapeake Mariners 4

Tri State Phillies 14  DC Mustangs 11 (10 innings)

 

POOL PLAY                                           W  L

1.      Hatboro Rays                                      2   1

2.      Tri-State Phillies                               2   1

3.      DC Mustangs                                       2   1

4.      Chesapeake Mariners                     1   2

5.      Balltown Bombers                            1   2

6.      Moorestown Devil Rays                  1  2

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the heads-up regarding article: SJMSBL & Bill Curzie in today’s (Tuesday, July 24th) Courior Post (Section C Front Page. Titled “Just like old Times”See Article in HeadLines titled Bill Curzie Curior 8& Monday July 16th Burlington County Times article titled “League Founder Bill Curzie honored.” Please be aware that a couple Magazine articles are scheduled to come to print honoring our founder, Bill Curzie and promoting the SJMSBL. On Saturday, July 14th @1:50 (35 Minutes after the games were rained out)  Fox 29 came to Campbell Field to interview and take footage of our All Star Games. Fox 29 has been invited again to attend this Saturdays All Star Games. NPH/LM

 

 

Founder of S.J. senior baseball league going strong after 20 years

http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/NEWS01/South-Jersey-News

Bill Curzie, 77, founded the South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League in 1992. 'He really laid the foundation, the groundwork, in creating a league for guys to get together and play baseball,' says the league's president. / JOSE F. MORENO/Courier-Post
 

He wears No. 6 in honor of his favorite player — Stan Musial.

His team, naturally, is the Cardinals.

Bill Curzie has a passion for baseball. He grew up playing on the streets of Riverside as a young kid, riding his bike to the Riverside AA field in the mid-1940s on warm summer days to play the game he loved.

“I was a sandlot kid,” he recalled. “I’d go back every day. It didn’t matter how hot it was. We just played ball.”

Now 77 and a Delran resident, Curzie’s passion for the game hasn’t lessened. In fact, he remains an active participant and someone others thank for keeping their dreams of playing America’s pastime alive and well.

It was 20 years ago that Curzie founded the South Jersey Men’s Senior Baseball League. There were six teams that inaugural season, a ceremony at the same AA field in Riverside christened the league on June 15, 1992.

“He really laid the foundation, the groundwork, in creating a league for guys to get together and play baseball,” said league president Lou Marshall. “The league has evolved into a pretty serious baseball league and there are quite a few really fine players.

“Bill is a great man and I can’t say enough about the guy. He’s a real pioneer, especially as far as it being a wooden bat league.”

While the league has become more competitive through the years, it was established with an emphasis on participation. It was one of the first leagues to use wooden bats, something it continues with to this day.

“I’ve had guys tell me thanks for giving them the chance to come back and play baseball again. That’s great,” said Curzie, who was recently honored by the league during its All-Star Weekend at Campbell’s Field in Camden. “Maybe someone else might have come along and done it, but I planted the seed and it’s a great feeling to know that.”

The league has grown considerably over the past two decades, boasting over 1,200 players of varying skill levels in four divisions — 18-and-over, 25-over, 35-over and 45-over. A 55-over division is coming soon.

Much like the major leagues, the season begins in April and ends as late as mid-November. There are over 200 players who have been involved since its inception and 400 are over the age of 50.



“Bill is a very unique individual,” said league vice president Neil Hourahan, also an original member. “Without Bill, so many people wouldn’t be playing baseball.

“There were high school, college and competitive college leagues in the summer, but there wasn’t a true recreational baseball league. He has brought together so many people through the years that have that common bond of baseball. These are people that just love baseball – they still live, breathe and sleep it.”

Curzie took early retirement from his job with the State Department of Education in 1992 and found he wanted to play again. He heard about a league being formed in the area and attended a meeting in Cherry Hill looking to join a team.

Instead, he left that meeting in charge of establishing the league.

And with the cooperation of many over the years, the SJMSBL continues to thrive.

“I’m still learning things today about hitting, fielding,” said Curzie, who has also organized an over-70 team that competes in national events in Florida and Arizona. “As you get older, the body doesn’t want to do what the mind says. But it’s been an interesting experience.

“The more you do it, the more you feel you have to keep doing it. If you can’t play the field any longer, you DH. Batting seems to be the last thing to go.”

Curzie hits the gym five or six days a week to help stay in shape. When he’s not playing baseball, he also enjoys leading the Sierra Club on camping trips. He participates in cross country skiing.

And for the past 12 years, he’s volunteered in preparation for the Iditarod in Alaska.

Said Hourahan: “Guys like me at 50 look up to guys like Bill. I hope to one day be in his position.”

“I’m going to keep doing it,” Curzie said. “If you stop and rest, you’ll get rusty.

“We go inning by inning, play by play. At the end of the game, we look back at certain things but we don’t think about whether we won or lost. This league has helped to keep me and a lot of guys in shape, active and having fun. What more could we ask for?”

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Congratulations to the Barrington Braves and Nick Azeto for winning the 25+ National!!!
Congrats to Tom Hewitt and the CH Rangers in winning the 35 AW Division!
Congratulations to the SJ Phillies in becoming the 2012 45+ National Champions!
Congratulations to Willie Callon and The TRi-State Titans for winning the 25 American Division!
Congratulations to Joe Aupperlie and the Runnemede Phillies For winning the 2012 35AE!
Mike Dunleavey's Hammonton Black Sox defeated the GT Mariners to repeat as the 2012 45+ American Champs! 
Jose Hernandez's CH Chiefs defeated the SJ Cards to become the 35+ National Champs! it was a nail biter at the end 

   

 
2012 All Star Team
2012 All Star Game
Rick Jackson (right)

2012 Congratulations to Tom Hewitt and the Cherry Hill Rangers in winning the 35 American West!

2012 35+ Champions
The Rangers have accepted their bid into the 2012 Tournament of Champions

2012Cherry Hill Chiefs and Jose Hernandez 2012 35+ Champions!

35+ Champions

2012 Congrats to Glenn Fajardo and the SJ Phillies for winning the 45+ National!!!!

2012 45+ National Champs

2012 The HammontonBlackSox repeat and become the 2012 45+ American Champions!

2012 Champions

Runnemede Phillies repeat as 35 American Champs!!!  Congrats Joe and Chris.

To All Managers, Coaches, and Players

 

I would like to thank you all for a successful 2012 season. We finally wrapped up Fall Ball this past Sunday with the Rangers defeating the Cruisers in the 35/45 division and the Yankees defeating the Rangers in the 18/25 division the week prior.  Congratulations to these teams and to every team that competed in the Fall season.

 

  There are many people who made this season a success, and I would like to take this time to thank them.  First I greatly appreciate Neil Hourahan, Mike Dunleavy, Rick Jackson, Jose Hernandez and Rey Pagan for all their hard work. There were others at the start of the season who contributed their efforts, including Dave Callahan, Mike Solmen and Paul Levin. I also thank Carl Flaherty, coordinator of Fall Ball which at times was very trying given schedules, fields and weather. Finally, I thank my predecessor, Gary Brown, for helping make the transition as smooth as possible.

 

 

  This year we held a successful All-Star weekend, 20th Anniversary celebration, Memorial Day Tournament, and Tournament of Champions. We look forward to continuing these events in 2013 and, hopefully, we can involve more teams in the tournaments.  This was a year in which Neil and I learned what it takes to run a successful league. We hope that in 2013 we will be more proficient in the way some things are handled. I started this year with one goal in mind and that was communication. I feel we accomplished that goal, and I hope you all found us available to answer any questions and handle any problems that may have come about. It was everybody’s support and cooperation that made this year a success. I will once again, in 2013, do what I can to continue the fine brand of baseball that we have become used to.  

 

 

Managers:  You will be receiving an e-mail shortly announcing a meeting in mid-December.  Please keep an eye out for that.  

 

 

Again I thank everybody for a successful season and hope you all enjoyed it as much as me. I would like to wish everyone and their families happy holidays and a safe, healthy, prosperous New Year.

 
Lou Marshall 

2013

Moorestown

 On Sunday January 6, 2013 the SJMSBL lost one of it’s own, Tom Crowley passed away after a long illness. Tom was a catcher for the Moorestown Rays for years but has been inactive for a few years while fighting his illness. We truly lost one of the best people this league has to offer, whether or not he was spraying the field with hits or throwing you out while trying to steal a bases Tom gave you that infectious smile that made you realize the fun you were having. He played the game with class and dignity and with the heart of a champion. Personally my own team clashed many times with the Rays and one particular best of three playoff series I will always remember and of course Tom was right in the middle of it doing his best to beat us. Tom left a family and as a tribute to Tom the man I would like to honor him as part of this years All Star weekend. I am asking for donations as a team or individuals to try and relieve some burdens for his family. I know that we are all in the process of rounding up league fees, but in time if you could get some donations together and get them into the league c/o SJMSBL 305 Church rd. Cherry Hill,N.J.08002. At this years All Star game Tom’s family will be presented with a check and a plaque honoring him. I am proud to personally have known and competed against Tom and I am sure everyone who he has touched in his short life would feel the same. I thank you all in advance and to Tom rest in peace my friend you will always’s be loved and missed.

Friends are welcome to call on Tom Crowley Sunday evening 5-8pm at the St. Simone Stock Church/ Our lay of Mt Carmel campus 178 West White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ and again Monday morning from 9:30-1030am followed by mass of Christian burial @ 11:00am

 Regards, Lou Marshall President SJMSBL

2013 The SJMSBL recognizes a retiring longtime friend

My name is Lou Marshall I am president of the South Jersey MSBL . On November 15, 2013 the members of the SJMSBL both past and present came together to honor the career of one of its own Jerry Milstein. Jerry has been a member of the SJMSBL since its beginning twenty three years ago. He has also been part of South Jersey baseball adult leagues for twenty five plus years. Jerry has decided to retire and relocate to sunny Florida.

As a league we felt it very important to get together and celebrate Jerry’s career and for that matter the man himself. Jerry’s manager Tom Hewitt and his team the Rangers put together a retirement celebration at their teams sponsor the Post Office Café. There were many members of the league both past and present as well as friends and family members who came together to celebrate with Jerry. He did not know this was happening and was a total surprise to him. The turnout was a tribute to the kind of person and player Jerry is. Jerry has been a teammate, friend and mentor to many across this great league. His character and passion for this game we all love is really what is the foundation of MSBL baseball. When meeting him this is obvious in the way he approached every season, every game and life itself.

A personal anecdote about Jerry, a couple of years ago I had the privilege of managing a thirty five plus all-star game. At that time Jerry’s manager Tom Hewitt came to me and said he had this guy who was coming of a bout with a serious illness and wanted to put him on the all-star team as one of his team’s representative. I said sure, “what position does he play” and Tom replied “pitcher and anywhere you need him”, I said “that’s great he is going to be the starting pitcher. “So game day came at Campbell’s Field the home stadium for the Camden Riversharks and we had a team of about twenty five players. The weather was not that great and it looked like we might get rained on. Well Jerry started the game and pitched two strong innings and got two at bats and got a base hit. Well in the third inning it was time to make substitutions and with twenty five payers it is important to get everybody in. After the third inning Jerry was out of the game and came to me and said “am I done for the day”, I replied “I will try and get you back in if I am able to”. Well the game went on and the weather was looming and a couple innings later I still had a few guy’s to get in the game and I was looking around the dugout and I saw Jerry standing on the top step with a look on his face like I have seen many times from the kid’s that I coach at the little league and freshman level. It was a look of excitement, wide eyed and the passion of a little boy stepping into a baseball stadium for the first time, smelling the grass and absorbing all that is great about this game. I thought to myself if this game continues I am putting him back in. Unfortunately the weather came and the game was cut short. That moment in the dugout with Jerry has stayed with me. I coach a freshman high school team and have made reference to that moment many times. Here was a guy who was grateful and happy and passionate about being on a baseball field and around his teammates again.

 

This is what makes this game the best, and this is what Jerry is all about. Not just his passion for the game but his passion for life and all that is involved in life. So Jerry my friend wherever life takes you and whatever hurdles are thrown at you live with the same passion and enthusiasm that you played this game with. The best of luck in all your future endeavors and remember wherever life takes you there is always a place in the South Jersey MSBL for you. I will think of you often and continue inspiring the young men I coach with that day at Campbell’s field a few years ago.

 

2013 35+ National All Star Team 

2013 National All-Star Team

2013 John Zackarkow of the Florence Indians... Winner of the HR Derby

2013 HR Derby Winner

2013 American All-Star Team

The SJMSBL would like to thank all Managers, Coaches and Players for a very successful 2013 season. We would also like to congratulate our 2013 Champions

18 Division... Cherry Hill Yankees (pic. below)

25 Division... Cinnaminson Rangers (pic. below)

35 National Division... Vincentown Vipers (Pic. below)

35 American Division... Bordentown Patriots

45 Division... Hammonton Black Sox (pic. below)

2013 Winner of the Golden Arm... Kenny Echaus

Winner of the Golden Arm... Kenny Echaus

2013 18+ Champions. The Cherry Hill Yankees. Manager: Frank Gambino

2013 25+ Division Champions.... Cinnaminson Rangers

2013 25+ Champs

2013 35 American Champions BORDENTOWN PATRIOTS. Managed by Kurt Appleby

2013 Vincentown Vipers 35+ Champions. Manager Tom Hoskin

 

 

2013 Cherry Hill Chiefs 35 National Champions. Manager Jose Hernandez

 

2013 45+ Champions The BlackSOX Manager; Mike Dunleavy

On a beautiful day for Baseball the SJMSBL 45+ American and National Division All-Stars got together and battled to a 15-15 tie. As there were many highlights during the game the biggest highlights came in the pre game festivities as the American Division won the Around-The-Horn Skills competition with a record 31 seconds. Kenny Echaus of the SJ Phillies won the Golden Arm Competition and slugger John Zackarkow of the Florence Indians won the HR-Derby competition.

To all members of the SJMSBL:

Once again we have completed a successful season. This past season has been a season of strength and growth. Before long everyone will be thinking of the 2014 season, I have begun already to make plans for the upcoming season. It proves to be a season which sees the SJMSBL grow and become stronger than ever before. These past two years have been a time to understand and strengthen the league, and now with a complete understanding of the needs and desires of our membership I as your president will continue to keep us at the forefront of innovation in the adult Baseball business. I thank each and every one of you for your participation and cooperation and will guarantee you all the same strong dependable leadership that Neil and I have provided.

We welcome any questions or ideas that you might have for the upcoming season because after all it is the membership that is the focus of our administrative efforts. Please keep an eye out for a winter meeting date summing up the 2013 season, and moving forward into the 2014 season. Every Manager and all new managers will be notified of the meeting date. Remember 2014 will see a large increase in the number of teams that participate which is very exciting, and will keep the SJMSBL as the premier men's baseball league. Thanks as always for all of your support and look forward to the 2014 season as the best season this league and its members has ever experienced.

Lou Marshall

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2014

The SJMSBL lost a friend on Wednesday, March 11. Joe Davis passed away. Joe played in the SJMSBL with the Medford Tigers from 2007 - 2011.

Joe Davis made a lasting impression playing first base for Cherry Hill High School East starting in 1974. His career batting average was .351, with 78 hits, 54 runs scored, 58 runs batted in, 14 doubles, five triples with a .974 career fielding percentage and 11 career home runs - at the time, most in East history

In his senior year, Davis batted .420 with 42 hits, seven doubles, three triples and seven home runs...to sum up the year, his Cherry Hill East team won All-Conference and the Group 4 Championship.

From East, Davis played the outfield for Glassboro State College(now Rowan University) where in 1979, Hall of Fame coach Mickey Briglia's squad won the Division 3 National Championship. His Pen-Del League career included six championships for his Jenkintown Quakers team. .

Joe Davis comes from an athletic family and indeed has bragging rights.....Joe's Dad, in 1992, entered the South Jersey Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame and his son, Joe Davis IV, in 2005, became a National Champion at Gloucester County College.

Above copied from Hot Stover Hall of Fame

On Friday April 18, 2014 the SJMSBL lost another one of its own. John Poltonowicz passed away in a boating accident on the Delaware River. John was a new member of our league who started with us in the 2013 fall season playing for the Cinnaminson Red Marlins, for the 2014 spring/summer season he was a member of the longest standing team in the SJMSBL the South Jersey Panthers. John was an avid baseball fan with a passion for the game. He was a good team mate and a friend to all he touched on and off the field. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and team mates and we wish them peace and understanding in this time. John rest in peace. With the past few weeks being marked with the loss of two of our own let’s all keep the things that are important in life in perspective, remember to live with happiness and never take this gift we all share for granted.

2014Kevin Jones, SJMSBL Manager since 1993 retires and reeives plaque from Commissioner Lou Marshall

Lou Marshall presenting award to Kevin Jones. K. Jones was a manager in league since 1st year, 1992

On November the 8th the members of the SJMSBL hosted a Toys for Tots and Holiday Food Drive. This came about when Tom and Walt came to me with their idea and we as a league ran with it.An incredible week of events started with Wednesday night , with a game and collection of toys or other donations hosted by the Rangers. On Saturday the day long benefit occurred with a collection of toys and food coinciding with a baseball game for kids, quite a long game at that they enjoyed themselves so much we couldn’t get them off the field. Later that evening a celebration happened at the Post Office Café again coinciding with a collection of Toys and Food. I am pleased to say that we exceeded all expectations and the show of support and generosity was overwhelming. I know personally and talking with Tom and Walt this was a very humbling experience. The way the people associated with this league, area businesses, our families, friends and people from communities all over, really made a difference. There is nothing like seeing a smile on the face of a child on Christmas morning or the fulfillment a less fortunate family feels when they are able to share a meal together with the hope that at least for that time everything might work out and be alright. I applaud all of your efforts and I am very proud to announce that this will continue as a yearly event and will get bigger and better every year. Remember we can and really have made a difference!!!

Regards and many thanks,

Lou Marshall

Below is a list of all our sponsors that we owe a great deal of gratitude to:

The United States Marine Reserves

The Cathedral Kitchen

The Rangers


All the members of the SJMSBL

Post Office Café ( Frank and Val and all the great people associated at this great place )

The Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club ( Jerry Houck )

Dunphy Ford Motors ( Mark Singer )

Christopher Charles Jewelry ( Chris Church )

Boutique Shops (Heather)

Wall Street Trucking

Eickhoff Family Shop-Rites

Bottino Family Shop-Rites

Ravitz Family Shop-Rites

Alliance Sales and Marketing ( Greg Levine )

UNFI Sales Team

Camden Catholic Baseball Program

Cherry Hill National Little League ( Steve Saft and Charles DeChristopher and all its members )

Philly Pretzel Factory Rt. 70 Cherry Hill

Lou Marshal, 2014 Toys for Tots

2014 All Star Game

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All-Star Skills Competition Results

2014 Golden Arm Winner Andy Sailor

2014 Home Run Derby Winner Marty Nemo

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2014 25+ All Star Team

2014 Cherry Hill Chief All Stars

John McBride (Far Right)

2014 35+ All-Star Team

2014 All Stars

Gabe Mastrangelo, 2014

Miles Reader

Tom Hewitt

2014 18+ Champion The Hungry Hippos Manged by Drew Grinovics

2015

2015 K. Fox Announces SJMSBL game for Comcast Sports Net, July 2015

This Monday, Aug. 10 2015 at 6:30, Comcast SportsNet will profile Kevin Fox. For those who don't know, Kevin is blind, yet he still calls play by play of games in the 35-and-older division, featuring the Riverton Rangers Vs. Bordentown Patriots. The story will air during CSN's Phillies Clubhouse show. The show re-airs during the week at the following times:

CSN

Monday, August 10 – 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 11 – 4:30pm & 8:30pm

Thursday, August 13 – 4:00pm

Friday, August 14 – 7:30pm



TCN

 

Wednesday, August 12 – 10:00pm

2015 SJMSBL MVP & Cy Young Results

Results posted in “SJMSBL Champions 1992 – present”

 

18 + MVP Results

Points           2015 SJMSBL 18+ MVP      Rob Cox

Awarded

11       Luis Vargas(Royals)

14      Rob Cox (BR Machine)

7        Nigel Shockley (H. Hippos)

9        Luis Vargas(Royals)

 

18+ CY YOUNG Results

Points           2015 CY Young 18+      Paul Haynes

Awarded

3     Jeremy Lopez (Royals)

22   Paul Haynes (H. Hippos)

2    Joe Antonelli (W. Whalers)

 

25+ MVP Results

Points          2015 SJMSBL 25+ MVP      Anthony Vellutato

Awarded

5       Mike Appalucci (W. O's)

12       Tim Debold (W. O's)

14     Andrew Kulp (C. Pirates)

9      Ryan Wooden (CH Longwoods)

18    Anthony Vellutato (C. 45's)

 

25+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 CY Young 25+      John Fox

Awarded

11       John Kennedy (W.O's)

8         Francis Fortino (B. Braves)

3         Sammy Berroa (C. Pirates)

19      John Fox (CH Longwoods)

18     Ryan Slevenski (C. 45's)

 

35 National MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+National MVP      Dan Ciecka

Awarded

16     Dan Ciecka (CH Rangers)

12     Frank Lojewski (SJ Cards)

10      Shaine Sigston (C. Cruisers)

3       Mike Amoriello (Sharks)

6       Lou Spassatempo (H Assault)

5       Mike Somers (H. Assault)

4       Bill Connell (V. Rangers)

8       Dave Didinger (M. Reds)

5       Bill McHugh (M. Reds)

4       Rick Lambert (CH Chiefs

 

35 + National CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+CY Young MVP      Eric Woods

Awarded

4      Dennis Van Etten (CH Rangers)

10    Jason D'ENTRMONT (SJ Cards)

7      Dan Murphy (C. Cruisers)

10    Leo Gerst (Sharks)

6      Jeff Karch (Sharks)

13    Eric Woods (H. Assault)

2      Ronnie Stiles (H. Assault)

9      Rocky Capristo (V. Rangers)

10    Chuck Homan (V. Rangers)

6      Aaron Odud (M. Reds)

11    Jimmy Antes (M. Reds)

 

35+ American MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+ Amrican  MVP      Kurt Appleby

Awarded

14    Jeff Pilling (R. Rangers)

9       Rob Kuestner (SJ Tigers)

19     Kurt Appleby (B. Patriots)

18     Ray Vetter (B. Patriots)

4       Jim Fish (A. Cruisers)

3      Wade Hulmes (A. Cruisers)

3      Louis Rios (H. BlackSox)

 

35+ American CY YOUNG Candidates

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+ American CY Young    Dave Krol

Awarded

11    Tom Hewitt (R. Rangers)

9      Rob Kuestner (SJ Tigers)

15     Dave Krol (B. Patriots)

7       Keith Trout (B. Patriots)

4      Jim Fish (A. Cruisers)

7      Gary Fisher (H. BlackSox)

6      Luis Muniz (P. OldTimers)

 

45+ MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 45+  MVP      Miles Reader

Awarded

13     Gabe Mastrangelo (GT Mariners)

7            Dan Laudisio (GT Mariners)

7      Mike Mars (W. Senators)

16    Miles Reader (W. Senators)

8           Tom Donahue (B. Marlins)

2      Randy Lewbart (A's)

4            Tony Dejoseph (A's)

3     Dan Mcgann (R. Marlins)

1     Jeff Snyder (R. Marlins)

10     Geoff Rabinowicz (OC Pirates)

11     Dan Battista (D. Dodgers)

3      Eric Mehler (Rangers)

3        Larry Boreali (C. Reds)

7        Scott Warfel ( S.J. Phillies)

 

45+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 45+ CY Young    Gabe Mastrangelo

Awarded

26     Gabe Mastrangelo (GT Mariners)

1       Mike Pente (GT Mariners)

14      Mike Mars (W. Senators)

12      Steve Gaunay (B. Marlins)

12      Joe Scardino (A's)

13      Andy Sailor (R. Marlins)

3       Louis Buckley (OC Pirates)

3       Mike Jones (OC Pirates)

3        Bud Picconi ( S.J. Phillies )

 

52+ MVP Candidates

Points     2015 SJMSBL 52+  MVP      Roy Neuman

Awarded

11     Luis Alverado (O's)

16     Roy Neuman (O's)

12     Flaco Santiago (C. Reds)

1      Greg Kalascky (C. Reds)

8      Mike Weichman (Indians)

10    Anthony Loterizo (Indians)

9      Jason Lerner (P. Panthers)

9      Spencer Jean (M. Braves)

 

52+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 52+ CY Young     Flaco Santiago

Awarded

16     Rob Harden (O's)

12     Joe Simirglio (O's)

19     Flaco Santiago (C. Reds)

4      Philip Dunbar (Indians)

7      Lou Johnston (Indians)

7      Jason Lerner (P. Panthers)

3     Jim Evans (G. Phils)

 

 

7      Paul Heiser (M. Braves)

2015 SJMSBL MVP & Cy Young Results

Results posted in “SJMSBL Champions 1992 – present”

 

18 + MVP Results

Points           2015 SJMSBL 18+ MVP      Rob Cox

Awarded

11       Luis Vargas(Royals)

14      Rob Cox (BR Machine)

7        Nigel Shockley (H. Hippos)

9        Luis Vargas(Royals)

 

18+ CY YOUNG Results

Points           2015 CY Young 18+      Paul Haynes

Awarded

3     Jeremy Lopez (Royals)

22   Paul Haynes (H. Hippos)

2    Joe Antonelli (W. Whalers)

 

25+ MVP Results

Points          2015 SJMSBL 25+ MVP      Anthony Vellutato

Awarded

5       Mike Appalucci (W. O's)

12       Tim Debold (W. O's)

14     Andrew Kulp (C. Pirates)

9      Ryan Wooden (CH Longwoods)

18    Anthony Vellutato (C. 45's)

 

25+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 CY Young 25+      John Fox

Awarded

11       John Kennedy (W.O's)

8         Francis Fortino (B. Braves)

3         Sammy Berroa (C. Pirates)

19      John Fox (CH Longwoods)

18     Ryan Slevenski (C. 45's)

 

35 National MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+National MVP      Dan Cieka

Awarded

16     Dan Ciecka (CH Rangers)

12     Frank Lojewski (SJ Cards)

10      Shaine Sigston (C. Cruisers)

3       Mike Amoriello (Sharks)

6       Lou Spassatempo (H Assault)

5       Mike Somers (H. Assault)

4       Bill Connell (V. Rangers)

8       Dave Didinger (M. Reds)

5       Bill McHugh (M. Reds)

4       Rick Lambert (CH Chiefs

 

35 + National CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+CY Young MVP      Jimmy Antes

Awarded

4      Dennis Van Etten (CH Rangers)

10    Jason D'ENTRMONT (SJ Cards)

7      Dan Murphy (C. Cruisers)

10    Leo Gerst (Sharks)

6      Jeff Karch (Sharks)

13    Eric Woods (H. Assault)

2      Ronnie Stiles (H. Assault)

9      Rocky Capristo (V. Rangers)

10    Chuck Homan (V. Rangers)

6      Aaron Odud (M. Reds)

11    Jimmy Antes (M. Reds)

 

35+ American MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+ Amrican  MVP      Kurt Appleby

Awarded

14    Jeff Pilling (R. Rangers)

9       Rob Kuestner (SJ Tigers)

19     Kurt Appleby (B. Patriots)

18     Ray Vetter (B. Patriots)

4       Jim Fish (A. Cruisers)

3      Wade Hulmes (A. Cruisers)

3      Louis Rios (H. BlackSox)

 

35+ American CY YOUNG Candidates

Points     2015 SJMSBL 35+ American CY Young    Dave Krol

Awarded

11    Tom Hewitt (R. Rangers)

9      Rob Kuestner (SJ Tigers)

15     Dave Krol (B. Patriots)

7       Keith Trout (B. Patriots)

4      Jim Fish (A. Cruisers)

7      Gary Fisher (H. BlackSox)

6      Luis Muniz (P. OldTimers)

 

45+ MVP Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 45+  MVP      Miles Reader

Awarded

13     Gabe Mastrangelo (GT Mariners)

7            Dan Laudisio (GT Mariners)

7      Mike Mars (W. Senators)

16    Miles Reader (W. Senators)

8           Tom Donahue (B. Marlins)

2      Randy Lewbart (A's)

4            Tony Dejoseph (A's)

3     Dan Mcgann (R. Marlins)

1     Jeff Snyder (R. Marlins)

10     Geoff Rabinowicz (OC Pirates)

11     Dan Battista (D. Dodgers)

3      Eric Mehler (Rangers)

3        Larry Boreali (C. Reds)

7        Scott Warfel ( S.J. Phillies)

 

45+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 45+ CY Young    Gabe Mastrangelo

Awarded

26     Gabe Mastrangelo (GT Mariners)

1       Mike Pente (GT Mariners)

14      Mike Mars (W. Senators)

12      Steve Gaunay (B. Marlins)

12      Joe Scardino (A's)

13      Andy Sailor (R. Marlins)

3       Louis Buckley (OC Pirates)

3       Mike Jones (OC Pirates)

3        Bud Picconi ( S.J. Phillies )

 

52+ MVP Candidates

Points     2015 SJMSBL 52+  MVP      Luis Alverado

Awarded

11     Luis Alverado (O's)

16     Roy Neuman (O's)

12     Flaco Santiago (C. Reds)

1      Greg Kalascky (C. Reds)

8      Mike Weichman (Indians)

10    Anthony Loterizo (Indians)

9      Jason Lerner (P. Panthers)

9      Spencer Jean (M. Braves)

 

52+ CY YOUNG Results

Points     2015 SJMSBL 52+ CY Young     Flaco Santiago

Awarded

16     Rob Harden (O's)

12     Joe Simirglio (O's)

19     Flaco Santiago (C. Reds)

4      Philip Dunbar (Indians)

7      Lou Johnston (Indians)

7      Jason Lerner (P. Panthers)

3     Jim Evans (G. Phils)

 

7      Paul Heiser (M. Braves)

 

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June 7, 2015 Paul Haynes 10 innings pitched no hits no runs 28 strike outs .

Hungry Hippos defeat The Williamstown Whalers 1-0

 

 June 7, 2015 Paul Haynes 10 innings pitched no hits no runs 28 strike outs .

Hungry Hippos defeat The Williamstown Whalers 1-0

 

June 7, 2015 Paul Haynes 10 innings pitched no hits no runs 28 strike outs .

Hungry Hippos defeat The Williamstown Whalers 1-0

 

45 Central recap on MSBLNational

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 2015 SJMSBL 18/25/35/45 All Star Team Pictures below

 

Bux-Mont MSBL interested in playing 18+ & 25+ in 2016 All Star Game

 

 25+ All Stars Defeat 18+ All Stars

 35+ Blue All Stars Defeat 35+ Red All Stars

SJMSBL 45+ All Stars Defeat Bux-Mont 45+ All Stars

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52+ All Star Game scheduled @ West Chester University Saturday August 29 @ 3:00 Vs. MSBL Tri-State 52+

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45+ & 52+ possibility of additional All Star Game and Skills Competition

@ Campbell's Field  September 2015

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2015Camden Catholic High School recognizes SJMSBL Toys for Tots & Holiday Food Drive, September 2015

September 29, 2015

2015 Toys for Tots and Holiday Food Drive

 

 The SJMSBL Rangers Baseball Club, along with the SJMSBL and a host of South Jersey and Philadelphia area businesses have joined together again this year to be part of the United States Marine Corp. Reserves Toys for Tots 2015 campaign. The toys will be locally collected and distributed.  Take a moment and please think about how fortunate our children  are to be out there with all of their toys and gifts on Christmas morning. Let’s help bring a little bit of happiness and smiles to the faces of all children this holiday season! Please consider collecting toys from your team, friends ,families and communities and please join us at one of the events below or call Lou Marshall (856-266-7916 ) to coordinate pick up of the toys. Every single toy counts!  Please make sure these toys are unwrapped. We are also sponsoring a holiday food drive along with the toys for tots drive .Both events will take place at Cherry Hill National Little league Complex 601 Cooper Landing Rd. Cherry Hill Saturday November 14th from 10:00am until 4:00pm please make sure all food items are non-perishable. Let’s make sure everyone has the opportunity to not go hungry and has a feeling of contentment, knowing that they can feed their families this holiday season !

We have some fun events planned for Saturday, November 14th which will be a day to celebrate our friends and families and the collection of barrels of toys and food for the less fortunate.

 

   Tell some Friends!!!

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

·       Lou Marshall and the SJMSBL will be hosting a game to be held at the Cherry Hill National Little League complex 601 Cooper Landing Rd. Cherry Hill, N.J. for  children 6-12 yrs. of age from 1PM to 3PM. Food, drinks and great fun are on the menu. We will be there from 10am for the collection of non-perishable food items and toys.

·       Rain date Sunday November 15th from 10am to 3pm with the game time at 12pm                                                         

·       The grand finale will be held on Sunday November 15th  at one of our sponsors, The Post Office Café, 2696 Bridge Street, Philadelphia. Frankie and Val, the owners will be hosting a fun filled get together from 4pm – 8pm with a 3 hour open bar including bottled beer, wine, and other beverages and including their fabulous open buffet with a large sampling of their delicious food. The price to be part of this event at a private party to be held at the second floor banquet room: $20.00 per person and one unwrapped toy! A tremendous way to kick off the holiday season and have a great time with friends  and family.

 

Please find the list of friends below that have generously volunteered to collect Toys for Tots . Please feel free to visit these locations and drop off a Toy !

**SJMSBL (Lou Marshall) 856-266-7916     

**Post Office Café, (Frankie & Val) 2696 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

**Dunphy Motors (Mark Singer) 7700 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136 

**Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club (Jerry Houck) 2901 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

            ** Extra Innings( Kyle Morris) 100 Pike Rd. Building C Mt. Laurel, N.J. 856-437-6565 www.extrainnings-mountlaurel.com

            ** Headquarters Hair Salon( Johanna Marino) 119 Haddon Ave. Westmont, N.J. 08108

            ** Treno Pizza Bar ( Bob Platzer ) 223 Haddon Ave. Westmont ,N.J. 08108 856-833-9233

            ** Pinsetter Bar and Bowl ( Mark Platzer ) 7111 Maple Ave. Pennsauken ,N.J. 08109 856-665-3377

 

We would like to also thank the following sponsors in addition to the ones listed above:

 

Columbia Bank ( 900 White Horse Rd. Voorhees, N.J. 08043 )

Eickhoff Family Shop-Rites ( Cinnaminson, Delran,  Burlington Twp., Hainesport, Ark Rd .Mt. Laurel )

Bottino Family Shop-Rites ( Washington Twp., Vineland, Millville, Upper Deerfield )

Ravitz Family Shop-Rites (Cherry Hill Garden State Pavilion, Evesham Rd. Voorhees, Union Mill Rd. Mt. Laurel, Marlton, Moorestown,  Mt. Ephraim Ave. Camden ,N.J. and soon another new Camden location )

Cathedral Kitchen Food Bank ( Camden N.J. )

Cherry Hill National Little League

Camden Catholic High School

Third Base Sports and Trophies( 606 Hollywood Ave. #3 Cherry Hill, N.J.08002, 856-665-0114 )

 

United Natural Foods ( 225 Cross Farm Lane, York, PA. 17406)

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All- Star Games scheduled for Saturday, July 11

 

This year’s 35/45/25/18 All Star Game will be played Saturday, July 11 @ Camden County College

@ 9AM The SJMSBL 35+ (BLUE) All Stars Vs. The SJMSBL 35+ (RED) All Stars

@ 1:00  The SJMSBL 45+ All Stars Vs. The 45+ Buxmont All Stars

@ 5:00  The SJMSBL 25+ All Stars Vs. The SJMSBL 18+ All Stars

45/52+ Managers, There is still a possibility of September All Star game & Skills competition @ Campbell's Field 

52+ SJMSBL All-Stars Vs. 52+ Tri-State All-Stars scheduled for

Saturday August 29 @ 3:00 Location: West Chester University

 

 35 RED Team                                      35 BLUE Team

Voorhees Rangers                                    Aston Cruisers                              

Hammonton Black Sox                         SJ Cards

Cherry Hill Rangers                              Collingdale Cruisers

Cherry Hill Chiefs                                  Harpers Assault

S.J.Tigers                                                Marlton Reds

Vincentown Vipers                                 Pitman Sharks

Bordentown Patriots                             Riverton Rangers

Gloucester County Orioles                   Philadelphia Old Timers          

 

June 9th, 2015;  (18/25/35/45) Team Managers, Have been emailed to submit there All Star selections to All Star Manager. If All Star Manager does not have enough players committed by June 22, All Star Manager will have discretion to independently recruit SJMSBL players.

 

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45+ Odds to Win 2015 Championship

 

1. 1-2     WT Senators- Raining Champs. Deep & experienced pitching. Solid D. Good sticks. Well managed.

2. 1-1     GT Mariners- Stud battery with an ax to grind. They've knocked on the door... Can they kick it in?

3. 2-1      Black Marlins- Experienced pitching. Good sticks. Good D. Solid & experienced

4. 4-1      The Rangers- A solid 35+ contingent moving up to the 45's. Ranger skipper knows how to win

5. 5-1      The Athletics- Whispers of a good team circulate

6. 7-1      SJ Phillies- 2014 45+ National Champions

7. 10 -1   Cinnaminson Red Marlins- The Red Marlins historically exceed expectations. Getting 10-1 odds may be the best bet on the board.

8. 10-1     Delco Dodgers- Word on the streets is...... Devil Rays studs have found a home with the Dodgers

9. 10-1    Cheltanham Reds- New team on the block. Older Reds Migrated to SJMSBL 52+. Could be a surprise team

10. 10 -1  Ocean Pirates- Good pitching. Good D. Don't count them out

 

The 45+ 2015 season is expected to be competitive. Good luck this season.

 

25+ Champions. The Rangers Manager Tom Hewitt

 

Pictured (Left to Right) Tom Haas- Hot Stover President, Lou Marshall- SJMSBL President, Walt Szwajkowski- Ranger Manager, Tom Hewitt- Ranger GM & Manager. Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ Masso's, Glassboro, NJ

The 2015 Hot Stovers Baseball Club recognizes Lou Marshall, Tom Hewitt & Walt Szwajkowski with the “Hot Stover Humanitarian Award” for their support of the SJMSBL annual “Toys for Tots” and Holiday Food Drive. The award is sponsored by the Blue Eyes Foundation; a family foundation started by Dave Townsend & his wife. It is awarded each year, recognizing “Good Will” within the South Jersey Baseball Community. Lou Marshall, Tom Hewitt & Walt Szwajkowski’s names will be added to a plaque permanently housed in the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame Museum located at Campbell’s Field. The award also includes a $500 check to the charity of  choice, which is the Cathedral Kitchen In Camden, N.J..

Lou Marshall, SJMSBL President donating $500 to Cathedral Kitchen

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Harpers Assault, 2015 35/45/52 Fall Champions

2016

The Toys for Tots program was started some years back. It began as an exhibition game played in December and to be eligible to play in the game each player had to donate a toy. As the years past the program faded away. In 2014 I was approached by Tom Hewitt and Walt Szwajkowski managers and players in the SJMSBL about trying to reinstate this program as part of the SJMSBL’s yearly activities. The three of us took the ball and ran with it and reinstated the program. We also wanted to combine something else holiday related with the U.S Marine Corps. Reserves Toys for Tots program and a few ideas were kicked around. We decided to have a Holiday food drive to which all proceed would go to the Cathedral kitchen in Camden, N.J. Much to our surprise the program was a huge success in its inaugural year, we filled a large U.S. Marine vehicle with toys to the point where the two Marines driving the vehicle could barely fit in. We also delivered a lot of food to the Cathedral Kitchen.  The collection game is coupled with a children’s pick-up game at Cherry Hill National Little league which we use for our collection site. It is unbelievable to watch the fun the children have on this day coming together with their, fathers, mothers, friends and family playing the game we all love. We have two umpires at the game who donate their time as well and who make calls in a boisterous way that the children love, like pro umpires!

 We start this annual drive on July 25th or the Sunday closest to that day with a Christmas in July theme during that week’s regularly schedule SJMSBL games. All of the players will donate a toy or canned good which is put in storage until mid- November. On the day of the drive everyone comes together for the event. Great support, generosity and fun are the common themes that run throughout the day. We are helped by many league members and the Camden Catholic baseball team with all that is involved with setting up and running the day’s events. We culminate the day that evening at one of our sponsors the Post Office Café in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. To be an attendee we ask that besides the $20.00 admission fee all coming to the event bring a toy. At this event the U.S. Marines are present and we give them all the toys we collected.

 

This year’s drive was the most successful to date. We expanded our food bank donations to include not only the Cathedral Kitchen but the St. Isaac Jogues Church, Society of St. Vincent DePaul food bank in Marlton, N.J. Once again when we filled the Marine vehicle with all the toys you could not have squeezed in a piece of paper. Each year this drive has grown by leaps and bounds. We have all vowed to continue to grow this event and take it to another level. We could not do it without the support of many area businesses and private donors and each year the list grows and grows. We are all very humbled and grateful at the generosity and support of just not the South Jersey and the Philadelphia baseball communities but by everyone who donates and gets involved. Remember we all can make a difference!

We would like to thank all members of the SJMSBL for their involvement in the 3rd annual Toys For Tots and Holiday Food Drive. What an overwhelming success this event was. Every year this grows at an unbelievable level. This year we were able to donate an incredible amount of toys to the U.S. Marine Corp. Toys for Tots campaign as well as collecting in excess of $80,000.00 in food which was donated to the Cathedral Kitchen and St. Isaac Jogues Church, Society of St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank. As a result of this effort, there will be many people who will be able to feed their families and many children who will wake up to a toy on Christmas morning. This event and our used equipment charity have been huge successes for the league and we will continue them and continue to grow them yearly. I cannot think of a better way to wrap up a season by ending it with this event and giving back to the communities we play in. With that being said, thanks to all, managers, coaches and players of the SJMSBL for a great successful season and look forward to the 2017 season. May you and your families and friends have a great holiday season and a safe and healthy New Year!- Lou 

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who donated to this cause. We collected a lot of equipment that went to truly a great group. After talking with Bryan Morton who runs the North Camden Little League I will tell you I was blown away by his energy and enthusiasm. I am happy to announce for him that they received a charter to become part of Cal Ripken baseball at all age levels what an outstanding achievement for how far they have come as a result of Bryan and all his great coaches at the league. We will continue to support them and collect so I am urging anybody who still has some equipment it is not too late. Simply call me and I will arrange to get it from you. I would like to especially thank the following:  The members and managers of the SJMSBL ,Camden Catholic baseball and Parents Club, The Hot Stover baseball organization, Lenape High school baseball, Bishop Eustace baseball, South Jersey Coaches Association, Cherry Hill National Little league, Gloucester Township little League, Mt. Laurel youth baseball, thanks again to everyone and let’s keep the ball rolling!

Awards will be presented @ the Annual Hot Stover Banquet. Saturday November 26 @ 2:00 @ The Estate at Monroe  Expected Attendance @ Banquet is in excess of 300. 

 

The Hot Stovers of South Jersey is a non-profit organization that promotes and honors South Jersey Baseball of all levels

 

2016 Cy Young & MVP Winners

18+

Matt Riegler (CY Young) SJ Tribe

Justin Munyon(MVP) Deptford Tigers

 

 25+

Tim Taggart (MVP) Pirates

John Kennedy (CY Young) Orioles

 

35 American

Jeff Pilling (MVP) R. Rangers

John Capone (CY Young) R. Rangers

  

35 National

Luis Azcona (MVP) Pittman Sharks

Bob Shaw (CY Young) D. Warriors

 

45 American 

Eric Mehler (CY Young) Cinn. Rangers

Frank Chandler (MVP) Mariners

 

 45 National 

Joey Torres (MVP) Chelt. Reds

Wil Denning (CY Young) Royals

  

52+

Tom Koelzer (MVP) MC Yankees

Tom Gallagher (CY Young) MC Yankees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 18 year old Angelo Marciano Division defeated the Jersey Shore 18 year old all-star team 10-4

2016 25+ All Star Game

 

(2016)A Picture sent in by Orlando Munoz, Manager of Camden Pirates 25+.

I think this Pic sums up what we're all thinking...

 

 

 

 

 

Kneeling L-R: Mark Greenspan, Bob Creedon, Bob Morrell, Mark Goodman, Frank O’Brien, Jeff Budin. Standing L-R: Jack Kapenstein, Tony D’Aulerio, Hal Bluestein, Joe Lynn, Dan Maggiani, Tom Gallagher, Jeff Lichter, Jamie Heldring, Tom Koelzer, Steve Farina, Marc Gold, Craig Underwood, Craig Stein.

 

Montgomery County Yankees Capture SJMSBL 52+ Title

 

The Montgomery County Yankees, managed by Mark Greenspan, claimed the 2016 South Jersey MSBL 52+ Division Championship by sweeping the top-seeded South Jersey/Lenape Phillies (16-3-1) in the finals, 14-9 and 6-2. The Yankees (15-3-1) entered the playoffs as the #2-seed after closing out the regular season with 6 wins and a tie in their final 7 games, edging out the South Jersey/Camden County Phillies (13-3-0) for a first-round playoff bye by three percentage points. The Yankees then advanced to the finals by eliminating the defending-champion Gloucester Township Orioles, 8-4, in the semifinals.

 

Game of one of the finals saw the Yankees jump out to a 6-1 lead in the top of the third inning, with Marc Gold and Tony D'Aulerio each smacking 2-run doubles, before the Phillies rallied with 4 runs in the bottom of the third, another run in the fifth and 3 more in the sixth to take a 9-7 lead. David Viviani's 2-run single in the third started the Phillies' rally, while Jack Beck contributed RBI singles in both the third and sixth innings. But the Yankees responded with 4 runs in the seventh - the key hit being a Tom Koelzer bases-loaded, 2-run double - to retake the lead, and added 3 more in the ninth - the big hit being a Tom Gallagher bases-loaded, 2-run single - to ice the win. Jeff Budin (8-1) picked up the win on the mound, while Jamie Heldring pitched a stellar final 3 innings to earn the save.

 

Game two of the finals started out similar to the opener with the Phillies scoring in the top of the first on an RBI single by Miguel Cartagena, and the Yankees responding with 2 in the home half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. But pitching would dominate the next 5 1/2 innings as the Yankees' Gallagher and the Phillies' Luis Rodriguez would allow only one run apiece over that span. A Joe Lynn RBI double in the bottom of the fourth pushed the Yankees' lead to 3-1, before Julio Vigo tripled to lead off the top of the fifth and scored on Mike Chmielewski's RBI single, closing the gap to a single run again at 3-2. But Gallagher (9-1), the league's Cy Young award winner, would allow only one more base runner to reach second base the rest of the way, in going the distance on the mound, while the Yankees added an insurance run in the seventh when Greenspan singled with two outs, stole second and scored on D'Aulerio's RBI single. The Yankees closed out the scoring with 2 more in the eighth. The first coming when Koelzer, the league's MVP award winner, singled, stole second, moved to third on an infield groundout and scored on a fielder's choice, and the final run on an RBI single by Budin.

 

During the playoffs, the Yankees' offense was paced by D'Aulerio, who went 9-for-11 with 6 RBI and 6 runs scored, including 6-for-7 in the finals with 4 RBI and 5 runs scored. Craig Stein was 5-for-11 in the playoffs with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored, while Koelzer was 4-for-9 with 5 RBI and 4 runs scored.

 

The league championship was the Yankees' first since 2012, when they were part of the Tri-State MSBL (now the John A. DeBenedictis League), but the 12th league championship in their 26-year history, as they won 6 Montgomery County MSBL championships (1994-1999) and 4 Bux-Mont MSBL championships (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2010).

 Awards will be presented @ the Annual Hot Stover Banquet. Saturday November 26 @ 2:00 @ The Estate at Monroe  Expected Attendance @ Banquet is in excess of 300. 

 

The Hot Stovers of South Jersey is a non-profit organization that promotes and honors South Jersey Baseball of all levels

 

2016 Cy Young & MVP Winners

18+

Matt Riegler (CY Young) SJ Tribe

Justin Munyon(MVP) Deptford Tigers

 

 25+

Tim Taggart (MVP) Pirates

John Kennedy (CY Young) Orioles

 

35 American

Jeff Pilling (MVP) R. Rangers

John Capone (CY Young) R. Rangers

  

35 National

Luis Azcona (MVP) Pittman Sharks

Bob Shaw (CY Young) D. Warriors

 

45 American 

Eric Mehler (CY Young) Cinn. Rangers

Frank Chandler (MVP) Mariners

 

 45 National 

Joey Torres (MVP) Chelt. Reds

Wil Denning (CY Young) Royals

  

52+

Tom Koelzer (MVP) MC Yankees

Tom Gallagher (CY Young) MC Yankees

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                              Congratulations to the 2016 Fall Season Champions

45/52 Division:  South Jersey Phillies L

35 Division: PBC Royals

Open Division: Pennsauken Indians

 

2017

2017   35 All-Star Game Frawley Stadium

Manager: Dan Ciecka                                                       Manager: Jose Hernandez

 

 

 

2017 Local SJMSBL Player Writes a Book

During his senior year in high school, author Bill Bowers needed to make some tough decisions about his life path. At seventeen, he made a commitment to join the Air Force. On October 5, 1984, he began his military career.

In Nighthawk A Young Airman's Tour at Clark Air Base, he recounts his coming of age in the 1980s while stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Through a series of vignettes centered on the antics and comedic misadventures of a young airman's first tour of duty, this memoir offers a mirror of who we are as individuals. It shares real-life stories that explore the ups and downs of service in the military, the culture and economy of the Philippines, and the actions of a bunch of kids tossed onto an island paradise.

Nighthawk A Young Airman's Tour at Clark Air Base focuses on a self-proclaimed screw-up with a moral compass that often causes conflict. It tells how an eighteen-year-old kid fresh out of high school became a man.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BOOK

 2015 SJMSBL All Star Games

 18/25

35 

 

 

 45

 

 

 

 

        

2017 SJMSBL MVP and Cy Young Award Winners

 

18 Plus Division

MVP- Jake Robinson ( Old Dirty Batters )

Cy Young- Zach Irwin ( Old Dirty Batters )

25 Plus Division

MVP-Paul Conway ( Cherry Hill Longwoods )

Cy Young- Elliot Castillo ( Philadelphia Cardinals )

35 National Division

MVP- Greg Vanucci ( South Jersey Cardinals )

Cy Young- Al Davis ( South Jersey Cardinals )

35 American Division

MVP- Mike Somers ( Harpers Assault )

Cy Young- Steve Porrini ( PBC Royals )

45 National Division

MVP- Angel Rodriguez ( Cheltenham Reds )

Cy Young- Sam Simpkins ( Jersey Shore Baseball )

45 American Division

MVP- Javier Barret ( Philadelphia Old Timers )

Cy Young- Pete Maldonado ( Philadelphia Old Timers ) Co-Winners voting tied

Cy Young- Gabe Mastrangelo ( Gloucester Twp. Mariners ) Co-Winners voting tied

52 National Division

MVP- Ken Joerg ( Marlton Braves )

Cy Young- Joe Emerson ( Gloucester County Phillies )

52 American Division

MVP- Mike Ickes ( Delaware Pirates )

Cy Young- Jeff Budin ( Montgomery County Yankees )

 

 

 

 

 

      2017 35 National Champions

                    DELCO WARRIORS

Manager: Dennis Spencer

      

 

2017 Toys for Tots and Holiday Food Drive

 

 

I would like to thank everyone for their participation this year in our 4th annual Toys For Tots/Holiday Food Drive. It was an amazing day and without the efforts of many such a great day is not possible. In the past we filled a van with food this year we filled a 16’ UHaul cube truck from front to back and top to bottom. You literally could not have fit a piece of paper in the truck. We also hit it way out of the park with the toy collection and to all we truly made a difference, making this holiday season a little brighter for many. Again my heartfelt thanks!-

Regards,

Lou Marshall

 

 

 

2017 Mid-Week Champions

PHILADELPHIA A'S

Manager: Bill Mason

18/25/35/45/52 Managers emailed Vote Saturday July 1 @ 8:30pm

18/25/35/45/52 Managers emailed Vote Thursday July 6 @ 10:00am

 

18+ Angelo Marciano Nominations

MVP

1.Yermin Taveras (Nationals)

2. Paul Carullo (Nationals)

3. Jake Robinson (Dirty Old)

CY

1. Ryan McCuin (Nats)

2. Tyler Frounfelker (Nats)

3. Zach Irwin (Dirty Old)

 25+ Hot Stover American Division

MVP

1. Philip Rossi Sr.(Indians)

2. Mike "Beef" Sandefur (Cards)

3. Jean Marte (Cards)

4. Timothy Taggert (P. Indians)

5. Juan Martinez (P. Indians)

6. Anthony Roccia (Pirates)

7. Albert Rodriquez (Pirates)

8. Paul Conway (Longwoods)

9. Bill Mann (Rangers)

10. Ryan McGluckin (Rangers)

 CY

1. Ryan Cole (Indians)

2. Eliot Castillo (Cards)

3. Rudy Diaz (Cards)

4. Timothy Taggart (p. Indians)

5. Samuel Magro (p. Indians)

6. Chris Rains (Pirates)

7. Jason Mitch (Pirates)

8. Kevin McDowell (Longwoods)

9 John Capone (Rangers)

10. Bill Mann (Rangers)

 

35+ American Bill Curzie Nominations

MVP

1. Mike Somers (H. Assault)

2. Lou Spassatempo (H. Assault)

3. Kurt Appleby (Pats)

4. Jesse Pantano (SF Cards)

5. Reggie Easely SF Cards)

6. Dave Magaldi (Royals)

7. George Turner (SJ Tigers)

8. Willie Rivera (SJ Tigers)

9. Dave Clark (reds)

10. Matt Collins (reds)

11. Ron Pitko ( Ben Salem Yankees )

12, Danny Maldonado ( Ben Salem Yankees )

CY

1. Kenny Bouillon (H. Assault)

2. Steve Porrini (Royals)

3. Riley Berton (Pats)

4. Joe Hoffacker(S.F. Cards)

5. Jim Fish (S.F. Cards)

6. Dave Shell (S.F. Cards)

7. Brian Halfin (SJ Tigers)

8. Mike Terlizzi (SJ Tigers)

9. Mike Maley (Reds)

10. Aaron Odud (Reds)

 

35+ National Bill Curzie Nominations

MVP

1. Tom Jackson (Rangers)

2. Mark Conti (Rangers)

3. John Spencer (Warriors)

4. Bob Shaw (Warriors)

5. Greg Vanucci ( S.J.Cards)

6. Sean Fagan ( S.J. Cards )

 CY 

1. Dan Ciecka (Rangers)

2. Mark Conti (Rangers)

3. Bob Shaw (Warriors)

4. Al Davis ( S. J. Cards )

5. John Spencer ( Warriors )

45+ American Mike Dunleavy Nominations

MVP

1. Frank Lojewski (b. Masrlins)

2. Dave Harris (b. Marlins)

3. Neil Hourahan (Rangers)

4. Dan Battista (Mariners)

5. Terry Pezzola (Mariners)

6. Javier Barret (Old Timers)

7. Hector Colon (Old Timers)

8. John Adolf (Senators)

CY

1. Frank Lojewski (b. Marlins)

2. Eric Mehler (Rangers)

3. Tadd Kozniewshi (Rangers)

4. Gabe Mastrangelo (Mariners)

5. Mike Pente (Mariners)

6. Pete Maldonaldo (Old Timers)

7. Waldemar Torres (Old Timers)

8.  Mike Mars (Senators)

45+ National Mike Dunleavy Division

MVP

1. Angel Rivera (JS Baseball)

2. Link Rodriquez (JS Baseball)

3. Mike Trout (Royals)

4. Scott Wasienko (Royals)

5. Tim Bollwell ( Cherry hill Rangers )

6. Jeff Rzepczynski ( Cherry Hill Rangers )

7. Jeff Brown (Rays)

8. Angel Rodriguez (Reds)

CY

1. Sam Simpkins ( J.S. Baseball )

2. Angel Rivera ( J.S. Baseball )

3. Will Denning (Royals)

4. Ray Dudonis (Royals)

5. Greg Jones ( Cherry Hill Rangers )

6. Paul Julio (Rays)

7. Brian Greever (Reds)

52+ American Hot Stover Division

MVP

1. Ray Conolly (SJ Phils)

2. Randy Young (SJ Phils)

3. Mike Ickes (Pirates)

4. Jose Matias (Pirates)

5. Tony D'Aulerio ( Montgomery County Yankees )

6. Bob Creedon ( Montgomery county Yankees )

7. Jeff Vitale (Giants)

 CY

1. Scott Warfel (SJ Phils)

2. George Hadfield (Pirates)

3. Juan Toribio (Pirates)

4. Jeff Budin ( Montgomery County Yankees )

5. Tim Stretch ( South Jersey A's )

6. Jim Toth ( Trenton Giants )

7. Kevin Mullins ( Trenton Giants )

52+ National Hot Stover Division

MVP

1. Scott Goff (GC Phils)

2. Jim Ball (GC Phils)

3. Ken Joerg (Braves)

CY

1. Joe Emerson (GC Phils)

2. Phil Dunbar (Braves)

 

 

2018

 

 

 

Phil Ball died unexpectantly in April of 2018. Phil had been a player-manager in the SJMSBL since 1994. He managed the Angels for 21 years. For the past 8 years, Phil played an integral part in the Rangers organization. Phil had many deeply seeded friendships formed in the SJMSBL. Generous, Loyal, intelligent & unique scratch the surface for who Phil was. He is missed by many but will not be forgotten by the SJMSBL. The 45 National Division will be named The Phil Ball 45+ National Division. Rest in Peace, my friend

 

 

 Submitted by Lou Marshall, President, South Jersey MSBL

Despite some rainy weather all day Friday, Tom Hewitt, one of my league managers, and I got to the field early Saturday morning this past weekend and worked hard to get the field ready, accompanied by players from my high school team at Camden Catholic High School. We were able to get it in playing condition so that the Little League from North Camden that we support as part of our summer equipment drive could play the game.  Despite some cold and windy conditions, everybody had a great time!

 The toy and food drive was a huge success. It continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year. We serve all kinds of ballpark fare, some donated and some purchased, and we have giveaways at the end for the kids to take home. We receive more and more corporate participation every year. The players and students from Camden Catholic volunteer to work the day during the drive and at the end of the day, I take all of the food donations to a local food bank in Camden called the Cathedral Kitchen. I take the players from my high school team with me to unload the truck. 

I feel it is important for them to see the inner city and to be quite frank, a not so nice part of it. I tell them when they get home to hug their Mother and Father and thank them for all they do for them. They really get to experience the importance of helping others.

The US Marines come right to the Little League complex and pick up all of the toys. It does not stop there, as on December the 8th we have a party at one of our team’s sponsors called Bobby Rays Tavern and a donation of a toy is required for entrance. The Marines come as well to that party and pick up all of those toys. This party is open to the league and the public.

This was our fifth annual drive and plans are already underway for next year. This has become an important part of the fabric of the South Jersey MSBL and our surrounding communities. 

On a final note, the Umpire Association we use for the SJMSBL volunteers to umpire this game. We have four umpires who work the game while 53 umpires volunteered their time! On this day one of the kids showed up and did not have a glove, as he was a lefty and there were not others that he could share a glove with. Home plate umpire Don Crowe went to his vehicle and presented the young man with a left-handed glove and told him to keep it and have fun playing ball. I was floored by this, so this spring at the umpire’s annual meeting I am going to present the umpire with a brand new glove on behalf of the SJMSBL. As you can see, there were a lot of great stories on a great day!

 

2018 MVP & CY Winners

 

 

45 National

MVP Winners

Cheltenham Reds TIE Larry Boreali     MVP

Clayton Rays TIE Tony Burley     MVP

CY Young Winner

PBC Royals     Will Denning     CY

 

 

52 American

MVP Winner

Delaware Pirates     Mike Ickes     MVP

Cy Young Winner

Delaware Pirates     Angel Rivera     CY

 

52 National

MVP Winners       

SJ Phils TIE   Randy Young   MVP      

SJ Phils TIE    Luis Alvarado     MVP

CY Young Winner 

SJ Phillies     Bruce Gilbert     CY

 

52A M. Yanks, 52N C.Reds

2018 52N Champions Cinnaminson Reds

Manager: Bud Lemunyon

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018    7:00pm   @ Mercer County Park 

Trenton Giants Vs. Delaware Pirates

Trenton Giants,  Alan Fein,   WP    Complete Game   2 hits allowed

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Sunday, May 6, 2018    9:00am   @ Riverton Park

Haddon Twp. Rangers Vs. Phillies (Game #1/7 innings)

Haddon Twp Rangers, Ryan Costello, WP, 17 K's

 

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Sunday, April 22, 2018   9:00am   @ Von Nieda Park

Haddon Twp. Rangers Vs. Camden Pirates

Haddon Twp. Rangers, Chris Pawlikowski, (3) HR + 2B, BB, (8) RBI's

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