• Congratulations to the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
    Joe DeMarco (Bobcats), Josh Kean (Bobcats, Canes), and Freddie Harris (Knights)
  • Blacksox win 2016 Title over Diamondbacks
    Tom Hopkins named Playoff MVP
  • Mets win third straight title in 2015
    Complete comeback win over Blacksox 3-2
  • 2015 Playoff MVP Scott Buniak
    Hits .500 in series to complete comeback over Blacksox
  • Mets win 2nd straight title in 2014
    Sweep playoffs 7-0
  • 2014 Playoff MVP Joe Slater
    Goes 3-0 in playoffs, 10-0 for season
  • Mets win their first Championship in 2012
    3-2 over Blacksox
  • 2013 Playoff MVP Bret Samboy
    Hits 3 championship series home runs to power Mets
  • Blacksox win their first championship in 2012
    Win series 3-2 over Brewers
  • Phil Weinman accepts 2012 Championship Trophy

Glenville Bombers win 1st Championship in franchise history!

The Glenville Bombers have won the 2020 18 Division Championship, first time in franchise history, which has been over a decade. The Bombers would eventually defeat the Ducks 3 games to 2 in a very even and tight matchup where a number of games could have went either way, including game 5. 

Game 1 Ducks would send Zach Breen to the mound vs Brian Conroy of the Bombers. Bombers depleted most of their pitching staff during the semis vs the Expos, and would go to their #3 starter vs the ducks #1. Both pitchers were dealing this night. Ducks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first as Steve Mohr hit in Casey Schoonmaker to take a 1-0 lead. After this Brian Conroy would shut the Ducks down for the next 6 innings. Bombers would eventually tie the game in the 3rd as Justin Pangburn would single in Fausto Franco to tie the game 1-1. No team would score until extra innings, in the top of the 8th Conroy finally tired and put a few guys on and Ripepi doubled one in. Andrew Wildrick would come into pitch and gave up a 2 RBI single to Casey Schoonmaker as the infield was playing in for insurance. Breen would then finish off the Bombers and Ducks would take game one 4-1 in 8 innings.


Game 2 Bombers would then go to Joe Slater, who also pitched vs the Expos when the Bombers lost the first game. Slater would once again come up big in the playoffs, shutting out the Ducks, and also getting out of a 1 out bases loaded jam in the 6th inning. Bombers would go up 1-0 in the 6th after Dan McGuire scored from 3rd on a passed ball. In the top of the 7th league MVP candidate Rudy Fallas would have yet another big RBI and add in insurance run for the Bombers. Slater would go on to finish the Ducks and throw a complete game shutout. 

Game 3 Ducks would respond with John Mancini throwing, and Bombers would send Sean Conroy to the hill, who in his last outing threw a no-hitter against the Expos in heated game 3 deciding game in the semi finals. Ducks would take a 1-0 lead in the 3rd as red hot John Ripepi would come up with another huge playoff hit, driving in Campbell. The rain would then come and suspend the game until the next day, where Mancini came back out the next day to shut the Bombers down. Bombers would have Slater finish up game 3, only giving up a run on a Luke Mancini triple, who then scored on a Ripepi sac fly. Just like the final game 2 score, it was 2-0 but in the Ducks favor this time. 

Game 4 would be a rematch of game 1 starters Zach Breen and Brian Conroy. Both pitching on short rest were gamers, but didn’t have it like they did game 1. Joe Slater drove in the Bombers first three runs in his first 2 ABs, while the Ducks Ripepi scored 2 runs, including one driven in by Steve Mohr. Top of the 6th tied 3-3, Ducks had 2 outs with Luke Delano for the Bombers on 2nd. Zach Agan was up and would fight off some tough pitches by Breen to eventually single in Delano for a clutch two out RBI hit to put the Bombers up 4-3. Bombers would then get 4 more insurance runs with hits by Dan McGuire, a triple by Greg Jette, a double by Brian Conroy and a RBI single by Josh Wolin. Bombers would end up winning 8-3 with Sean Conroy relieving his brother to finish off the game. 

Game 5 it all came down to a winner take all game for the championship, and Bombers and Ducks would send out Slater and Mancini again, both on short rest, both have pitched twice already in the series. The Bombers opened up a lead with a 2 run HR by catcher Dan Maynard. Ducks would respond in the 3rd and get 3 runs started off by consecutive hits from Ripepi, Schoonmaker and Mohr. In a back and forth game Bombers in the next inning would put up 3 runs themselves with a 2 RBI hit by Slater and RBI double by Zach Agan, both players coming up clutch again like in game 4. With the lead Bombers would bring in pitcher Andrew Wildrick where consecutive doubles by Ripepi and Schoonmaker would lead to 2 runs to tie the game at 5-5. In the bottom of the 4th the Bombers would put up one more run after 2 errors in a row by the Ducks D, who were playing great on D all series up until that point. Dan Jones would pitch the rest of the way for the Ducks and Sean Conroy relieved Wildrick for the Bombers, his third appearance in the series. Both pitchers were locked in and would shut each offense down the rest of the way, both striking out 5 guys each. The score would stay 6-5 and the Bombers would hold onto win their first championship. Congrats to both teams on a hard fought and competitive series, and congrats to Bombers manager/player Rick DiJohn for winning his first championship in his 22nd year in the league. While Joe Slater and Zach Agan came up clutch all playoffs, playoff MVP went to Sean Conroy for pitching in games 3,4, and 5, shutting down the Ducks when Bombers needed it the most. And for the no hitter he had in the semi finals also. 

Thanks to everyone in the league and all teams for a great, competitive season under non-ideal circumstances. See everyone next year, and stay safe this off-season!


Championship series set!

The #1 seed Bombers will square off with the #3 seed Ducks for the CDMABL 2020 championship (best of 5 series) starting Wednesday, Aug 26th - 715pm @ Clifton Commons (every game after that is at Shuttleworth, see the schedule below). This means that for the first time in 9 years there will be a new 18 division champion (other than the Mets or Blacksox). Come out and support the league and enjoy some good baseball!


Wed 8/26 - 715pm @Clifton Commons - Ducks 4, Bombers 1 (8 inn.) [Breen CG W, Ripepi & Mohr 2 hits each, Schoonmaker 2 RBI single] (Ducks lead series 1-0)

Thu 8/27 - 7pm @Shuttleworth - Bombers 2, Ducks 0 [ Slater CG SHO W, Maynard 2 hits, Fallas RBI single] (Series tied 1-1)

Sun 8/30 - 11am @A Diamond - Ducks 2, Bombers 0 [ J. Mancini CG 1-hitter SHO W, L. Mancini triple, Ripepi RBI single] ( Ducks lead series 2-1)

Sun 8/30 - 1230pm @A Diamond - Bombers 8, Ducks 3 [ Slater 2 hits, 3 RBIs, McGuire 2 hits, Jette triple, Fallas & B. Conroy double each, Agan go ahead RBI single in the 6th] (Series tied 2-2)

Tue 9/1 - 7pm - @Shuttleworth - Bombers 6, Ducks 5 [ Maynard 2-run HR, single, Slater 2 RBI single, Agan double & single, Wildrick W, S. Conroy SV ] (Bombers win series 3-2)



 2020 All League Award winners:

C - DeAndre Bowens (Rockies) 

1B - Brian Hoffman (Ducks) 

2B - Sean Geisel (Expos) 

SS - Zach Waldek (Expos)

3B - Casey Schoonmaker (Ducks)

OF - Luke Mancini (Ducks)

OF - Jason Koney (Rockies)

OF - Nigel Gorman (Bombers)

DH/UTIL - Rudy Fallas (Bombers)

P - Chad Sinko (Rockies)

P - Keegan Leffler (Ducks) 

P - Joe Butler (Expos)


Rookie of the year - TBD

Manager of the year - Jason Koney (Rockies)

Cy Young - Chad Sinko (Rockies)

MVP - Luke Mancini (Ducks)



2020 All Stars:

Nigel Gorman (Bombers) - OF

Rudy Fallas (Bombers) - DH

Dan McGuire (Bombers) - INF

Mike Neumann (Bombers) - C

Josh Wolin (Bombers) - P

DeAndre Bowens (Rockies) - C

Aaron Valvo (Rockies) - P/UTIL

Jason Koney (Rockies) - OF

William Gaffney (Rockies) - OF

Chad Sinko (Rockies) - P

Casey Schoonmaker (Ducks) - 3B

Luke Mancini (Ducks) - OF

Keegan Leffler (Ducks) - P

Matt Simoni (Ducks) - OF/P

John Ripepi (Ducks) - SS

Justin Vachon (Ballers) - OF 

Tyrone Cassetta Jr (Ballers) - INF

Herman Trey Thomas (Ballers) - UTIL/P

Nic Esparra (Ballers) - OF

Sean Geisel (Expos) - 2B 

Zach Waldek (Expos) - SS

Joe Butler (Expos) - P

Evan Curry (Expos) - C/1B

Robert Lanser (Highlanders) - 1B/3B




2020 Playoff Schedule

First Round (best of 3) - *Top 2 teams get a bye*


Sat 8/15 - 1230pm  @ Shuttleworth - Expos 7, Ballers 0 (Expos lead series 1-0)

Sat 8/15 - 3pm  @ Shuttleworth - Ducks 10, Highlanders 0 [Simoni CG SHO, L. Mancini 3 hits, Hoffman 2 RBI Double, Ripepi Triple] (Ducks lead series 1-0)

Sun 8/15 - 1230pm  @ A Diamond - Ducks 11, Highlanders 0 [Ripepi, 3 hits, triple, Simoni 2 RBI triple] (Ducks win series 2-0)

Sun 8/16 - 3pm  @ A Diamond - Expos 7, Ballers 3 (8 inn.) [H. Thomas 2 Doubles] ( Expos win series 2-0)


Second Round (best of 3)


Thu 8/20 - 630pm @ Clifton Commons - Ducks 3, Rockies 0 [Breen W, 15 Ks, Ripepi 2 hits, Hoffman & Koney double] ( Ducks lead series 1-0)

Thu 8/20 - 8pm @ Shuttleworth - Expos 6, Bombers 3 [Butler W, Maynard double] (Expos lead series 1-0)

Sat 8/22 - 1230pm  @ Shuttleworth - Bombers 4, Expos 2 [Slater CG W, Gorman triple, single, Butler HR, Curry double] (Series tied 1-1)

Sat 8/22 - 3pm  @ Shuttleworth - Ducks 5, Rockies 1 [ J. Mancini CG W, 9 Ks, Ripepi, Campbell, Murphy 2 hits each] (Ducks win series 2-0)

Sun 8/23 - 1230pm  @ Shuttleworth - Bombers 5, Expos 0 [ S. Conroy CG W No-hitter, Neumann HR, Slater 3 singles, Jette 2 hits, 2 RBIs] (Bombers win series 2-1)


Championship Round (best of 5)


Wed 8/26 - 715pm #1 (Bombers) vs #3 (Ducks) @ Clifton Commons

Thu 8/27 - 7pm #3 (Ducks) vs #1 (Bombers) @ Shuttleworth

Sat 8/29 - 1230pm - #1 (Bombers) vs #3 (Ducks) @ Shuttleworth

Sun 8/30 - 1230pm #3 (Ducks) vs #1 (Bombers) @ Shuttleworth (if necessary)

Tue 9/1 - 7pm #1 (Bombers) vs #3 (Ducks) @ Shuttleworth (if necessary)



Hoff has been in the league for years, and this is a golf fundraiser he’s involved with for anyone who is interested.



Mets win record 5th 18+ CDMABL Championship!!!!

The Mets have won their 5th championship after beating the Ducks three games to one in a best of five championship series. The Mets also beat the Ducks three games to one in a best of five the previous year in 2018. And just like last year, the series was tightly contested and emotional, with both teams going all out for a championship. 


Game 1 featured Sean Conroy on the mound for the Mets (who struck out 20 Bluejays in his last outing), vs Matt Simoni for the Ducks. Simoni was the Ducks only available pitcher due to an all hands on deck approach vs the Blacksox in the semi-finals, the Ducks burned all of their main starters in game 5 the previous day. Mets took a 1-0 lead early, with both pitchers cruising until a rain delay happened mid-way through the game. After the delay, Sean Conroy was replaced by his brother Brian Conroy, and pitched equally as well. After the delay, the Mets got the jump on Simoni with a key RBI hit by defensive specialist Justin Pangburn, who was key to a 3 run inning making it 4-0. Mets would end up holding on, with the Conroy brothers combining for a no-hitter and 9 Ks against a tired and depleted Ducks team coming off a hard fought semi-finals. For game 2, the Mets would send their long time ace Joe Slater to the hill to face off against the Ducks go-to playoff pitcher Johnny Mancini, who was pitching on short rest for the entire playoffs. Both pitchers would battle, a few key hits including a 2 RBI single by Dan Ciarmiello and a few clutch hits by the Ducks would send it to extra innings. The Ducks would put in their planned game 3 starter and ace Dan Jones, while the Mets put in their planned game 3 starter Darren Conte. In the bottom of the 10th, Ducks would break through and Matt Simoni would go on to hit a walk-off single, continuing the Ducks incredible playoff run filled with clutch hits and walk-offs (Brian Hoffman won the semi-finals in game 5 vs the blackox with a walk-off home run). The Ducks were a tired team after a 5 game battle with the Blacksox, but still had some gas left in the tank as they took game 2. For game 3, Dan Jones (who relieved in game 2), would be back on the mound the next day, while the Mets opted to go with Dan Ciarmiello instead of Conte. Ciarmiello left after a couple of pitches, and the Mets would use a number of players who were not their usual starters to get through game 3, and eventually they would go back to Joe Slater, who pitched the day before. The Ducks were up 3-0 in the 5th, and thats when the Mets finally started to get to Jones. Ciarmiello had a double, Pangburn had another key 2 RBI single, and Franco ended up with 4 hits in the game. Fatigue was getting to the Ducks pitchers and the Mets capitalized. The Mets ended up talking a 6-3 lead after exploding in the 5th, and held on to win. Game 4, Sean Conroy was set to start, but did not feel ready to go, so Brian Conroy would get the start for the Mets. The Ducks would once again go back to Johnny Mancini, who was once again pitching on short rest. The worn down Ducks team who were fighting through playing a ton of games in a short time span with all their pitchers constantly on short rest, were competitive in the first three games, but finally did not have enough left in the tank. The Mets broke it open after yet another Pangburn clutch 2 RBI single, and the exclamation mark was a triple by regular season MVP front runner Greg Jette, which hit off the Shuttleworth deep right center wall. Mets would go onto win 11-2, with Joe Slater coming in to finish the bottom of the 7th, in what could be his last pitching appearance ever in the 18 division and for the Mets. Slater will go down as one of the greatest pitchers in league history, winning countless playoff games and leading his team for years, closing out a 5th championship would be the most fitting and perfect way to close out a over decade long career. And this will be the way Mike Neumann closes out his 18 division career dating back to 2004 when he started with the Red Stars, Joe's primary catcher who won 5 championships along with him, has made the decision to go out on top. Neumann had a great playoff run, crushing the ball in every playoff game. As did the entire Mets lineup, who during the regular season were carried by Greg Jette's one man show offense, the Mets had a very balanced attack in the playoffs where the entire lineup was contributing offensively. And as usual, the Mets pitching and defense were lights out. The Ducks competed hard, and have a great young team who put up record numbers in runs for and against (and even had an all-time best starting record of 18-1), and they will only get better every year. The Ducks just happened to run into a team on absolute fire, the Mets won their last 10 games in a row to win the #1 seed (which proved to be huge in avoiding the  strong #3 team second round), and proceeded to go 8-2 in the playoffs. In what could be the last year of their dynasty, it was a long, dominant run no one will forget. The Mets and the Blacksox have combined to win championships the last 8 years in a row dating back to 2012.


The Mets have won their 5th championship (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) in the 18+ CDMABL, the league dates back to 1994 (formerly TCL 1994-2002, and NABA 2003-2007), breaking the tie they had with the Colonie Knights ( 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011), making them the greatest dynasty team in the history of the league. 


The 2019 18+ division CDMABL will conclude it's season this Sunday with the All Star game at Dutchmen. Anyone can come out for HR derby who plays in the league ( $10 buy in, half goes to the winner, half to the league), or just come out and support a great league with great players (and a few great players who mentioned above may be their last time on the field for our league)


All star game - Sun, Aug 25 - Team Ducks, 4 Team Rockies 3 (Dutchmen) [see rosters from earlier post- will be updated]

HR Derby winner - Will Devrue (Rockies)

All Star Game MVP - Dan Jones (Ducks) - 2-run HR, 2 IP




2019 CDMABL 18+ division championship preview - Ducks vs Mets

The four time CDMABL championship Mets look to break the all time record of four championships (also shared with the Colonie Knights), to be the only team to win 5 championships in the league all-time (dating back to 1994). The Mets offense is led by Greg Jette, who is the MVP front runner for the 2019 season, Joe Slater, who takes his game to another level every year in the playoffs, and other league veterans such as John Fiorita and Dan Ciarmiello. Dating back to the regular season, the Mets have been on fire, winning 15 of their last 16, including winning 10 in a row (including beating the Ducks twice in the last two games of their season, ruining the Ducks chance to have an all-time regular season best record after starting 18-1), all while surpassing the Ducks to take first place as both teams finished 18-3 but Mets had the 2-1 series head to head advantage. Sean Conroy will start game 1 for the Mets, who in his last start of the playoffs second round, struck out a league record 20 batters. The Ducks come in looking to ride the momentum of Brian Hoffman's semi-final series winning walk-off home run, beating the Blacksox in game 5, which was one of the biggest hits ever in the league in a huge game. The Ducks deep and well balanced offense, pitching staff and defense look to cool off the Mets this year, after the Mets beat them in last year's championship series 3 games to 1. Matt Simoni is rumored to start game 1 for the Ducks, as the Ducks in game 5 vs the Blacksox threw almost every single one of their starting pitchers to grind out a series win. It is a rematch of two evenly matched teams which should produce another classic CDMABL 18 division championship series, be sure to look at the schedule below and come out and support the league, and watch some great baseball!


Championship schedule (best of 5)


Thu, Aug 15 - Mets 4, Ducks 0 (Shuttleworth) Jette 2 hits, Pangburn RBI single, S.Conroy & B.Conroy combined no-hitter, 9 Ks [ Mets lead series 1-0]

Sat, Aug 17 - Ducks 3, Mets 2 (10 inn.) (Dutchmen) Simoni walk-off RBI game winning single, Jones W, Jette 2 hits, Ciarmiello 2 RBI single [Series tied 1-1]

Sun, Aug 18 - Mets 6, Ducks 3 (Dutchmen) Franco 4 hits, Ciarmiello double, Pangburn 2 RBI single, Slater W [Mets lead series 2-1]

Tue, Aug 20 - Mets 11, Ducks 2 (Shuttleworth) Jette triple, Pangburn 2 RBI single, B.Conroy W [Mets win series 3-1]


2019 playoff schedule

Here is the 2019 CDMABL playoff schedule. Good luck to all of the teams!



All star game - Sun, Aug 25 - 330pm game, 1pm HR derby (Dutchmen) [see rosters from earlier post]



2nd round (best of 5)

Thu, Aug 8  - Mets 6, Bluejays 0 (Bob Moore) Slater 3 doubles, Neumann 2 singles, S.Conroy CG SHO, 20 Ks [Mets lead series 1-0]

Thu, Aug 8 - Ducks 4, Blacksox 3 (10 inn.)  (Shuttleworth) Simoni 2 RBI single & W, Patterson game winning hit [Ducks lead series 1-0]

Sat, Aug 10 - Mets 4, Bluejays 0  (Dutchmen) Slater W CG SHO, Neumann RBI double [Mets lead series 2-0]

Sat, Aug 10 - Blacksox 3, Ducks 0 (Dutchmen) Andi W CG SHO, Dangerfield triple & double [Series tied 1-1]

Sun, Aug 11 - Blacksox 7, Ducks 5 (Dutchmen) Borowski 4 hits, HR, Hopkins W [Blacksox lead series 2-1]

Sun, Aug 11 - Bluejays 9, Mets 4 (Dutchmen) J. Bernacet, Malek and Steward double and single each, Malek W [Mets lead series 2-1]

Tue, Aug 13 - Mets 9, Bluejays 0 (Shuttleworth) Slater, Fausto, Jette, Du.Conte 2 hits each, Slater W, 8 Ks [Mets win series 3-1]

Tue, Aug 13 - Ducks 11, Blacksox 7 (Bob Moore) Schoonmaker & Simoni HR, Borowski Grand Slam, single, Jones W [Series tied 2-2]

Wed, Aug 14 - Ducks 8, Blacksox 5 (Shuttleworth) Hoffman 3-run walk-off game winning HR in the bottom of the 7th, single, Jones W [Ducks win series 3-2]



1st round (best of 3)

Sat, Aug 3 - 10am - Mets 10, Cyclones 1 (Dutchmen) Jette, Neumann, Ciarmiello, Stagnita 2 hits each, B. Conroy W, 5 Ks [Mets lead series 1-0]

Sat, Aug 3 - 1230pm - Mets 13, Cyclones 1 (Dutchmen) Jette HR, 2 hits, Slater double, 2 hits, Fiorita 3 hits, 2 RBIs, Da.Conte W, 9 Ks [Mets win series 2-0]
Sat, Aug 3 - 1230pm - Blacksox 4, Bombers 1 (Bob Moore) Zimring W [Blacksox lead series 1-0]
Sat, Aug 3 - 3pm - Bluejays 7, Rockies 2 (Bob Moore) Schmid 3 hits,  J. Bernacet W, 8 Ks [Bluejays lead series 1-0]
Sat, Aug 3 - 3pm - Ducks 11, Expos 1 (Dutchmen) L. Mancini 2 hits, HR, 3 RBIs, J. Mancini W [Ducks lead series 1-0]
Sun, Aug 4 - 1230pm - Blacksox 5, Bombers 4 (Bob Moore) Borowski 3-run HR, single, Agan & Yanatos double & single each, Andi W [Blacksox win series 2-0]
Sun, Aug 4 - 3pm - Bluejays 11, Rockies 1 (Bob Moore) Malek 3 run HR [Bluejays win series 2-0]
Sun, Aug 4 - 3pm - Ducks 12, Expos 1 (Dutchmen)  Patterson 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 SBs, Jones W [Ducks win series 2-0]


CDMABL 18+ division all star game - Sun, June 30th @ Dutchmen field

CDMABL 18+ division all star game will be Sunday, June 30th @ Dutchmen field. Game is at 730pm, warmups 630pm, and HR derby ($10 buy in, half goes to the winner) at 530pm.


Team "Ducks"

John Ripepi - SS (Ducks)
Casey Schoonmaker - INF (Ducks)
Steve Mohr - 2B (Ducks)
Dan Jones - P/1B (Ducks)
Dan McGuire - 2B/P (Bombers)
Nick Burek - OF (Bombers)
Cooper McGowan - P/OF (Bombers)
Luke Delano - SS (Bombers)
Nick Schmid - OF/IF (Bluejays)
Radames Moys - UTIL (Bluejays)
Donny Chrysler - OF/P (Bluejays)
Sam Carter - P/UTIL/C (Cyclones)
Trey Thomas - OF/C (Cyclones)

Team "Mets"

Joe Slater - P/INF (Mets)
Tyler Rose - INF (Mets)
Fausto Franco - SS/OF (Mets)
Brian Conroy - P/1B (Mets)
Dan Ciarmiello - 3B/P (Mets)
Joe Borowski - DH (Blacksox)
Dave Balsamo - CF (Blacksox)
Tom Hopkins - P/CF (Blacksox)
Justin Hopkins - SS (Blacksox)
Will Devrue - 3B/SS (Rockies)
Jason Koney - OF (Rockies)
Shawn King - 1B (Rockies)

Josh Coreno - 3B/SS (Rockies)
Justin Vachon - CF (Expos)
Ryan Curry - C/1B (Expos)
Tyrone Cassetta - SS/C (Expos)


Selected but unable to attend:

Johnny Mancini (Ducks)
Greg Jette (Mets)
Andrew Wildrick (Bombers)
Nigel Gorman - OF/P (Bombers)

Nic Trianni - SS/2B (Cyclones)

Evan Davis - 1B/3B/P (Expos)

Boone Lynch - OF/C ( Expos)

Matt Simoni - OF/P (Ducks)

Zach Malek - 3B/P (Bluejays)

Jordan Bernacet - OF/P (Bluejays)


All league Award winners 2019:

C -  Ryan Curry (Expos)
1B - Will Coons (Expos)
2B - Steve Mohr (Ducks)
SS - Justin Hopkins (Blacksox)
3B - Will DeRuve (Rockies)
OF - Greg Jette (Mets)
OF - Dave Balsamo (Blacksox)
OF - Jason Koney (Rockies)
P -  Dan Jones (Ducks)
P -  Johnny Mancini (Ducks)
P -  Joe Slater (Mets)

Cy Young - Dan Jones (Ducks)
Manager of the Year - Greg Jette (Mets)
Rookie of the Year - Zachary Malek (Bluejays)
MVP - Greg Jette (Mets)


Mets win 4th CDMABL 18+ Championship!!!

The Mets led by playoff & regular season MVP Joe Slater have won their 4th championship after beating the Ducks three games to one in a best of five championship series. This matchup was predicted to be tightly contested, and did not disappoint. Similar to the 2017 championship series, which was arguably the best championship in league history, each game was a hard fought battle between two highly talented teams and pitching staffs (except for one blowout, also similar to the 2017 championship). 

Game 1 Mets won 2-1, and all 3 runs came in the 5th inning. Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 5th with a Mike Bushee RBI single, and the Mets responded with a 2 RBI single by Ryan Gauck in the bottom of the 5th. Game 2 was the blowout, and Mets MVP Joe Slater pitched a 1-hit shutout in a 12-0 win. Game 3 the Ducks fought back to stay alive, with veteran Dan Jones stepping up and picking up the win, and Ducks held onto to a 4-2 win after the Mets rallied late. This game was heated at times with two very competitive teams fighting for the title. Game 4 the Mets brought back Joe Slater to pitch, who started 3 days prior, and who also pitched in relief 1 day prior. The Mets quickly jumped on top in the 1st, putting across 3 runs with a Greg Jette RBI double and Joe Slater 2 RBI single. The Ducks pitcher John Mancini would then settle down and not allow a run the rest of the game. The Ducks rallied late in the 5th with a 2 RBI double by Mike Bushee. In the 6th, the Ducks had a runner on 2nd with no outs looking to tie the game. A hit up the middle led to the runner on 2nd advancing to 3rd, but a baserunning mistake led to an out for the player who got the hit. With 1 out and a player on 3rd base and the infield in, a ball was hit to 3rd base, just out of reach of the 3rd baseman, but the SS knocked it down and threw the player out at 1st, and the runner from 3rd did not score. The Mets then eventually got out of the jam. In the bottom of the 7th, Ducks got John Mancini on first with a walk with no outs, and the next batter hit one to the SS, who tossed it to 2nd base, who then tried to turn the double play but the runner going to 1st beat the throw. In one of the most controversial big game calls in league history, the ump called the runner out at first because of an aggressive slide into 2nd by Mancini. The Ducks now had two outs instead of a runner on base with one out. The Mets ended up closing it out, Slater pitching a complete game and finishing the championship series pitching in three of the four games, picking up 2 of the 3 wins. Slater also finished the playoffs 3-0 with only 2 runs allowed, all unearned, and winning playoff MVP. 

The 18+ division dates back to 1994 (formerly TCL 1994-2002 and NABA 2003-2007), and the Mets now have 4 total championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018) and have passed Graffiti's (1995, 1996, 1999), Titans (1997, 1998, 2000), and Blacksox ( 2012, 2016, 2017) for all-time championships, and have tied the Colonie Knights (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011) with 4. If Mets win one more, they will have the record of all time championships with 5. The Mets and Blacksox have combined to win the last 7 years in a row. Congrats to the Mets on their 4th championship, and congrats to Ducks on a hard fought series, and congrats to all the teams in the CDMABL for another highly competitive and fun year of baseball. Well see everyone next summer!



2018 18+ CDMABL All-league award winners:
C - Zach Schellenger (Blacksox) 
1B - Phil Weinman (Blacksox)
2B - Evan Young (Chatham) 
SS - Justin Hopkins (Blacksox)
3B - Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox) 
OF - Jason Koney (Rockies)
OF - Nick Thomas (Rockies)
OF - Nick Burek (Bombers)
DH - Joe Borowski (Blacksox)
P - Dan Zeglen (Ducks)
P - Tom Hopkins (Blacksox)
P - Joe Slater (Mets)
Cy Young - Dan Zeglen (Ducks)
Rookie of the Year - Nick Thomas (Rockies)
Manager of the Year - Jason Koney (Rockies)
Regular Season MVP - Joe Slater (Mets)
Playoff MVP - Joe Slater (Mets)

2018 CDMABL Championship series - Mets vs Ducks

The 2018 CDMABL championship series is set, after a first round bye the Mets swept the Rockies to advance to their 6th championship series. Mets have won three championships, and are looking to add another to tie the all-time league record of 4 set by the Colonie Knights. The Mets have been winning with their veteran hitters Greg Jette, John Fiorita, Joe Slater and others, and with a great pitching staff which includes Slater, Justin Brooks, Zach Andi and Sean Conroy. And speaking of great pitching, the Ducks led by Jim Bonaparte have made their 2nd Championship series, looking for their first championship ever in the CDMABL. The Ducks in the first round beat Chatham 1-0, lost 1-0, and down 1-0 in the 6th inning of the deciding game, came back with some clutch hitting to win the series. They then went on to sweep the back-to-back champion and #1 seed Blacksox, once again led by their dominant pitching and great defense. Their staff includes Dan Zeglen, who threw 2 complete game shutouts so far in the playoffs, and also John Mancini, Dan Jones and Ricky Umholtz. The championship series schedule is below opening at Bleeker Friday night, then continuing at A diamond this weekend, for those who love good baseball should come out and support the league, should be a tightly contested great series!!!


Championship Series Schedule

Fri Aug 10 - Mets 2, Ducks 1 - Game 1 - (Bleeker Stadium) [Conroy W, CG, 12 Ks, Gauck 2 RBI go ahead single in the 5th, Bushee RBI single] Mets lead series 1-0
Sat Aug 11 - Mets 12, Ducks 0 - Game 2 - (A Diamond) [Slater W, CG 1-hitter] Mets lead series 2-0
Sun Aug 12 - Ducks 4, Mets 2 - Game 3 - (A Diamond) [D. Jones W, CG, J. Mancini triple] Mets lead series 2-1

Tue Aug 14 - Mets 3, Ducks 2 - Game 4 - (Shuttleworth) [Slater W, CG & 2 RBI single, Jette RBI double, Bushee 2 RBI double] Mets win championship series 3-1


2018 18+ CDMABL Playoff Schedule




 2018 CDMABL Playoff Schedule


Round 1

Sat Jul 28 - Ducks 1, Chatham 0 - Game 1 - (A Diamond) [Zeglen W, CG 3-hit shutout] Ducks lead series 1-0
Sat, Jul 28 - Rockies 10, Bombers 6 - Game 1 -(A Diamond) [Penson W & 2 hits, Leblanc & King 2 hits each, Militano Triple, DiJohn Double and single, Cushing 2 hits] Rockies lead series 1-0
Sun Jul 29 - Chatham 1, Ducks 0- Game 2 - (Chatham) [Conklin W, CG SHO] Series tied 1-1
Sun Jul 29 - Rockies 3, Bombers 2 (12 inn.) - Game 2 (A Diamond) [N. Thomas Double, Musto W, 6 shut out innings, Shippey 11 innings, 9 Ks] Rockies win series 2-0
Tue Jul 31 - Ducks 4, Chatham 1 - Game 3 - (Belizzi) [D.Jones W, CG, J. Mancini 3 RBI Double] Ducks win series 2-1

Round 2

Thu Aug 2 - Ducks 8, Blacksox 4 - Game 1 - (Rotterdam BR)[J. Mancini W] Ducks lead series 1-0
Thu Aug 2 - Mets 6, Rockies 2 - Game 1 -(A Diamond) [G. Jette 3-3 & 4 RBIs, Slater W, CG, DeRuve HR] Mets lead series 1-0
Sat Aug 4 -  Ducks 2, Blacksox 0 - Game 2 - (A Diamond) [Zeglen W, 1-hitter CG shutout] Ducks lead series 2-0
Sat Aug 4 -  Mets 14, Rockies 4 - Game 2 - (A Diamond) [Brooks W, CG, Craig HR] Mets lead series 2-0
Sun Aug 5 - Ducks 4, Blacksox 2 - Game 3 - (A Diamond) [Umholtz W, CG] Ducks win series 3-0
Sun Aug 5 - Mets 8, Rockies 3 - Game 3 - (A Diamond) [Andi W, CG, Fiorita 3 hits, Slater 2 hits, Conroy Double] Mets win series 3-0

Round 3

Fri Aug 10 - #2 Mets vs #4 Ducks- Game 1 - 715pm (Bleecker Stadium)
Sat Aug 11 - #4 Ducks vs #2 Mets- Game 2 - 2pm (A Diamond)
Sun Aug 12 - #2 Mets vs #4 Ducks - Game 3 - 2pm (A Diamond)
Tue Aug 14 - #4 Ducks vs #2 Mets- Game 4 - 715pm if necessary (Shuttleworth)
Thu Aug 16 - #2 Mets vs #4 Ducks - Game 5 - 715pm if necessary (Shuttleworth)




All Star game - Saturday, July 7th @ Schenectady A Diamond

FINAL: Team Slater 8, Team Defruscio 4 (8 innings)

HR Derby Champion - Josh Coreno (Rockies)

All Star MVP - Dan Ciarmello (Mets) - Double, Single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs

Defruscio (Blacksox), DiJohn (Bombers) - 2 hits each, Jette (Mets), N.Thomas (Rockies) - double each

Highlights: Team Slater - Triple Play


Team Defruscio

Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox) – 3B
Justin Hopkins (Blacksox) - SS
Joe Borowski (Blacksox) - DH
Phil Weinman (Blacksox) - 1B
Tom Hopkins (Blacksox) - CF/P
Zach Schellenger (Blacksox) - C
Nick Thomas (Rockies) - OF
Jason Koney (Rockies) - OF
Shawn King (Rockies) - 1B
Will DeRuve (Rockies) - 3B/SS
Jack Rigos (Chatham) - OF
Troy Conklin (Chatham) - P
Evan Young (Chatham) - 2B/P
Dustin Conte (Chatham) - C
Zach Waldek (Marinos) - SS
John Heller (Marinos) - DH/1B/OF
Tommy Verret (Marinos) - C (unable to attend)
Max Dumicich (Marinos) - OF/P



Team Slater

Joe Slater (Mets) - P/UTIL
Luuk Visser (Mets) - OF/C (unable to attend)
Justin Brooks (Mets) - P
Greg Jette (Mets) - CF
Dan Ciarmiello (Mets) -IF
Sean Conroy (Mets) - P (Unable to attend)
Dan Zeglen (Ducks) - P (unable to attend)
Luke Mancini (Ducks) - OF (unable to attend)
Steve Mohr (Ducks) - 2B/SS
John Ripepi (Ducks) - SS
Dan Jones (Ducks) - P
Nick Burek (Bombers) - OF
Nigel Gorman (Bombers) - OF
Rick DiJohn (Bombers) - 1B/OF
Andrew Wildrick (Bombers) - P (unable to attend)
Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs) - 2B
Tyrone Cassetta (Diamond Dogs) - SS/C
Nick Schaub (Diamond Dogs) - P/C/OF






Blacksox win 2017 CDMABL championship! ( 2nd in a row and 3rd overall)


In what could be one of the best championship games in league history, the Blacksox defeated the Mets 1-0 in the deciding game 5 to win their second championship in a row. In a series where every game was close except for game 4, this could go down as one of the closest and tightly contested series ever played in the 18 division, where one play could have decided a championship. For game 5, Mets would send Zach Andi to the hill to face off against the Blacksox Steve Zimring, and both pitchers had it going. Both pitchers shut down each opposing offense, there were so few hits that the game lasted around an hour and fifteen minutes. Mets were threatening to score with a runner on third late in the game, where a soft ground ball was hit and on a tough play the Blacksox third baseman threw it in the dirt where Blacksox first baseman Joe Borowski made a run saving, and potentially series saving tough short hop scoop. This play seemed to energize the Blacksox, who after the 5th had to face the Mets ace Joe Slater who came in for Zach Andi. Also, the Blacksox put in Joe Butler, who had it dialed up in a huge spot going for a series win. With the score still being 0-0 in the top of the 7th, Slater quickly retired two Blacksox players to get two quick outs. He then walked a player, then hit a player, to put two men on. In what could end up being the biggest and most clutch hit in league playoff history, Justin Hopkins came to the plate and crushed an outside pitch opposite field off the wall, scoring the first run of the game. In the bottom of the 7th, Mike Neumann singled to get on, but no other Mets could get him in, and Butler closed the door for the championship win. In a series filled with great defense, pitching and clutch hitting, the 2017 playoff matchup between the Mets and Blacksox could go down as one of the best ever in the 18 division. Joe Borowski was named series MVP for carrying the Blacksox offense the whole way throughout the playoffs. Congratulations for the Blacksox for winning a second championship in a row, and third overall. They have now tied the Mets in total championships, and both teams now only trail by 1 for the all time championship record of 4 by the Colonie Knights. It was a great 2017 season for the 18 division, every team was competitive and battled every game. Thanks again to everyone for another successful year in the 18+ CDMABL! All Star game is Sunday at Shuttleworth, see everyone then!


Sun, Aug 20th All Star results:

Team Bonaparte 9, Team DeFruscio 7 ( 8 inn. )

HR Derby Champion - Chris Bonaparte (Ducks)

All star game MVP - Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs) - 3 hits

Highlights - Joe Borowski (Blacksox) - 2 HRs, Kyle McAlonie (Rockies) -  2 hits, 2 RBIs


All league Awards:

C - Rich Yanatos (Bombers)

1B - Jordan McComb (Chatham)

2B - Joe Cozza (Blacksox)

SS - John Ripepi (Ducks)

3B - Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox)

OF - Jason Koney (Rockies)

OF - Matt Simoni (Ducks)

OF - Luuk Visser (Mets)

P - Joe Slater (Mets)

P - Dan Jones (Ducks)

P - Joe Ullmen (Blacksox)


Cy Young - Joe Slater (Mets)

ROY - Joe Cozza (Blacksox)

MOY - Phil Weinman (Blacksox)

MVP - Jason Koney (Rockies)


Thanks to all the managers and players for another great and successful season in the 18 CDMABL! If anyone would like to enter their team in the Bob Moore tourney Sep 8-10, please contact Tracy Swearingen (email - tracyswearingen673@gmail.com )



2017 Championship Preview - Blacksox vs Mets

The 2012 & 2016 CDMABL champion Blacksox face off against the 2013-2015 CDMABL champion Mets in the 2017 championship series, starting Friday, August 11th at 7pm at Dutchman Field in Guilderland. The last time these two teams faced off in the championship series in 2015, the Mets came back down from a 2-0 game deficit to win 3 games in a row to win their 3rd championship in a row. Blacksox are looking to avenge the 2015 series loss and to win their second league title in a row. If Blacksox win, they will equal the Mets 3 league championships, and if the Mets win they will tie the all-time championship record set by the Colonie Knights, which is 4. There is a lot on the line regarding these two accomplished franchise's legacies. Expected starters for Friday are Mets ace Joe Slater vs Blacksox ace Tom Hopkins. Should be another classic matchup, come out and watch some great postseason baseball in the capital region!


Championship series

Fri, Aug 11th - 7pm Dutchman - Blacksox 3, Mets 1 (Game 1) ( Borowski 3 RBI double, Hopkins CG W) [Blacksox lead series 1-0]
Sat, Aug 12th - 3pm Dutchman - Mets 6, Blacksox 2 (8 Inn.) (Audi W, G. Jette go-ahead RBI double) (Game 2) [Series tied 1-1]
Sun, Aug 13th - 3pm Dutchman -  Blacksox 3, Mets 2 (Ullmen W, Borowski RBI double, 2 singles, Balsamo 2 RBI) (Game 3) [Blacksox lead series 2-1]
Tue, Aug 15th - 7pm Dutchman - Mets 16, Blacksox 1 (Game 4) [Series tied 2-2]
Thu, Aug 17th - 7pm Dutchman - Blacksox 1, Mets 0 (Game 5) ( Zimring & Butler combined SHO, J. Hopkins game winning RBI double) [Blacksox win series 3-2]



Sun, Aug 20th @ Shuttleworth - All Star Game (Noon - HR Derby $10 buy in, half goes to winner, 2pm warmups, 3pm gametime)


Greg Jette (Mets) - OF
Luuk Visser (Mets) - OF/3B/C
Dan Ciarmiello (Mets) - 2B/SS/3B
Joe Slater (Mets) - P/3B/OF
Zach Andi (Mets) - P
Tom Hopkins (Blacksox) - P/OF
Joe Cozza (Blacksox) - 2B
Joe Borowski (Blacksox) - 1B
Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox) - 3B
Max Dangerfield (Blacksox) - OF
Matt Simoni (Ducks) -  P/OF/3B
Brian Hoffman (Ducks) - 3B
John Ripepi (Ducks) - SS
Dan Jones (Ducks) - P
Troy Conklin (Chatham) - P/OF
Brian Gauthier (Chatham) - P/OF
Evan Young (Chatham) - P/2B
AJ Jackson (Chatham) - OF
Rich Yanatos (Bombers) - C (N/A)
Nigel Gorman (Bombers) - CF
Dan Cejka (Bombers) - OF
Dan Renaud (Bombers) - C/2B
Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs) - 2B
Kris Scarano (Diamond Dogs) - SS/1B (N/A)
Tom Kreztler (Diamond Dogs) - OF
Wayne Burt (Diamond Dogs) - OF
Jason Koney (Rockies) - OF
Kyle McAlione (Rockies) - OF/P
Anthony Musto (Rockies)- 1B/P
Zach Waldek (Marinos) - SS/OF
Tommy Verrett (Marinos) - C
Aaron Valvo (Marinos) - P/DH


2017 Playoff Schedule

2017 playoff schedule


1st round (best of 3)

Sat, July 29th - 1230pm - Mets 8, Marinos 1 @ Bob Moore (Game 1) ( Slater W, G. Jette 2B, HR, Visser HR) [Mets lead series 1-0]
Sat, July 29th - 3pm - Blacksox 3, Rockies 0 @ Bob Moore (Game 1) ( Hopkins CG SHO W, Borowski RBI 2B, Koney single & double)
Sat, July 29th - 8pm - Diamond Dogs 11, Ducks 5 @ Shuttleworth (Game 1) (Kreztler CG W, 3 hits, Scarano 3 hits, Schoonmaker & Megeryi 2 hits each, Simoni double) - [Diamond Dogs lead series 1-0]


Sun, July 30th - 1230pm - Chatham 4, Bombers 0 @ Chatham (Game 1) ( Conklin CG SHO W, Du. Conte 2 2Bs, Da.Conte & Jackson 2 hits each ) [Chatham leads series 1-0]
Sun, July 30th - 3pm - Chatham 2, Bombers 1 @ Chatham (Game 1) ( Young W, Gauthier SV, Da. Conte, Jackson, Conklin 2 hits each ) [Chatham wins series 2-0]
Sun, July 30th - 1230pm - Mets 6, Marinos 1 @ Bob Moore (Game 2) ( Farkas W, Visser 3 hits, G.Jette 2B, 3 RBI, Slater 2 runs) [Mets win series 2-0]
Sun, July 30th - 3pm - Blacksox 5, Rockies 2 @ Bob Moore (Game 2) ( Ullman CG W, 9 Ks, Borowski 2B RBI, Cozza 3 hits) [Blacksox win series 2-0]
Sun, July 30th - 7pm - Ducks 6, Diamond Dogs 1 @ Shuttleworth (Game 2) (Mancini CG W 8 Ks, Rose 3 hits 2B, Manchero 3 RBI 3B, Hoffman 2B) [Series tied 1-1]

Tue, Aug 1st - 8pm - Diamond Dogs 10, Ducks 2  @ Belizzi (Game 3) ( Scarano CG W, Burt 2B & 3 RBI, Megeryi & Osterhout 2 hits each) [Diamond Dogs win series 2-1]

2nd round (best of 5)

Fri, Aug 4th - 7pm - Shuttleworth - Blacksox 5, Chatham 4 (Game 1) ( Hopkins CG W, 2B, 3 hits, Balsamo 2 hits) [ Blacksox lead series 1-0]
Fri, Aug 4th - 7pm - Bob Moore - Mets 6, Diamond Dogs 0 (Game 1) ( Slater CG W SHO 1-hitter, Samboy HR) [ Mets lead series 1-0]
Sat, Aug 5th - 1230pm Bob Moore - Mets 7, Diamond Dogs 0 (Game 2) [ Mets lead series 2-0]
Sat, Aug 5th - 3pm - Bob Moore - Chatham 3, Blacksox 1 (Game 2) ( Conklin W, J.McComb 3 hits, HR ) [ Series tied 1-1]
Sun, Aug 6th - 1pm - Chatham - Blacksox 8, Chatham 7 (Game 3) ( Hopkins & Balsamo HR each, Weinman 2B, 2 RBIs ) [ Blacksox lead series 2-1]
Sun, Aug 6th - 630pm - Bob Moore - Mets 10, Diamond Dogs 0 (Game 3) ( Andi CG W SHO 1-hitter, G.Jette, B.Jette & Slater 2 hits each, Fiorita RBI Double) [ Mets win series 3-0]

Tue, Aug 8th - 7pm Belizzi - Blacksox 5, Chatham 0 (8 inn.) (Game 4) ( Zimring CG W SHO) [ Blacksox win series 3-1]




Fri, Aug 11th - 7pm Dutchman - Blacksox vs Mets (Game 1)
Sat, Aug 12th - 3pm Dutchman - Mets vs Blacksox (Game 2)
Sun, Aug 13th - 3pm Dutchman -  Blacksox vs Mets (Game 3)
Mon, Aug 14th - 7pm Dutchman (RAINOUT MAKEUP IF NEEDED)
Tue, Aug 15th - 7pm Dutchman - Mets vs Blacksox (Game 4)
Wed, Aug 16th - 7pm Dutchman (RAINOUT MAKEUP IF NEEDED)
Thu, Aug 17th - 7pm Dutchman - Blacksox vs Mets (Game 5)


All Star Game

Sun, Aug 20th - HR Derby Noon & Game 3pm @ Shuttleworth ( HR Derby $10 buy in, half goes to the winner)


Bob Moore 18+ Tournament Sept 8-10 (contact Tracy Swearingen about entering your team: email - tracyswearingen673@gmail.com )

Blacksox are the 2016 CDMABL Champions!!!


The Blacksox have won the 2016 CDMABL championship! This is their 2nd championship, and 1st since 2012. The Blacksox and Mets have now taken down the last 5 championships. The Blacksox defeated the Diamondbacks 12-3 in game 4 to win the best of 5 series 3-1 Tuesday night . Tom Hopkins was named MVP, pitching in 3 games and getting 2 wins, including the series clinching win in game 4 last night at Shuttleworth. In the same game he also contributed 3 hits, while Phil Weinman had 2 hits and 3 RBIs, while Zack Shellenger had 4 hits and 2 RBIs. Phil Weinman will now go on to manage a team in the all star game on Sunday. Information on the all star game is below. Congratulations to the 2016 Taproom Blacksox on going 18-3, and 6-1 in the playoffs to complete a great championship season!



Sun, Aug 21 - Noon HR Derby, 2pm warmups, 3pm game @ Shuttleworth


The 2016 CDMABL All-stars:


Tom Hopkins (Blacksox) - P/OF
Philip Weinman (Blacksox) - 1B
Dave Balsamo (Blacksox) - SS
Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox) - 2B/3B
Zack Shellenger (Blacksox) - C
Jordan Bernacet (Blacksox) - CF/P
Troy Conklin (Chatham) - P/OF
Darren Conte (Chatham) -INF
Dustin Conte (Chatham) - OF/C
Evan Young (Chatham) - P/2B
Mitch McComb (Chatham) - C
Scott Buniak (Mets) - OF/IF
John Fiorita (Mets) - OF
Joe Slater (Mets) - P/Util
Brady Farkas (Mets) - P
Dan Jones (D'Backs) - P
Matt Simoni (D'Backs) - P/OF
Mike Dessingue (D'Backs) - OF/ INF
John Repepi (D'Backs) - SS
Aaron Valvo (Marino's) - OF
Dan Cook (Marino's) - C
Matt Trestick (Marino's) - P
Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs) - INF
Wayne Burt (Diamond Dogs) -OF
CJ Liesenfelder (Diamond Dogs) - P
Mitch Landers (Angels) - SS
Joey Sportman (Angels) - 2B
Luuk Visser (Brewers) - 3B/C
Nick Goodman (Brewers) - SS
Rich Yanatos (Bombers) - C
Justin Cushing (Bombers) - SS/3B/2B
Jason Koney (Rockies) - CF
Josh Coreno (Rockies) - 3B


Managers from this year's championship matchup Jim Bonaparte and Phil Weinman will pick the all stars one by one on the day of the game.

2016 Playoff Schedule

Good luck to the 6 playoff teams, The Blacksox, Chatham, Mets, Diamondbacks, Marino's and Diamond Dogs. The top 2 teams Blacksox and Chatham get a first round bye.




Round 1- Best of 3


Sat, Jul 30 - Bob Moore  - 1230pm (Mets - 11, Diamond Dogs - 0, Slater W, 3-3 with a double, Rogers HR, 2 RBI) [Mets lead series 1-0)

Sat, Jul 30 - Bob Moore  - 5pm   (Marino's 4, Diamondbacks 3 [9 inn.],Trestick CG W, Audino Game Winning RBI ) [Marino's leads series 1-0)

Mon, Aug  1 - Bob Moore - 7pm (Diamondbacks - 4, Marino's - 1, Gonsalez W, C.Bonaparte SV, Bushee double, Hoffman 2 hits, 2 RBIS) [Series tied 1-1]

Tue, Aug  2 - Bob Moore - 7pm  (Diamond Dogs - 4, Mets - 1, Schaub W & 2-run HR, Schoonmaker 2 hits, 2 runs) [Series tied 1-1]

Wed, Aug 3 - C Diamond - 6pm (Diamond Dogs - 2, Mets 1, Leisenfelder W, Montesanti 2 hits, RBI) [Diamond Dogs win series 2-1]

Wed, Aug  3 - Bob Moore - 7pm (Diamondbacks - 7, Marino's 3, Simoni 3-run HR & CG W) [Diamondbacks win series 2-1]


Semi-Final Round - Best of 5


Thu, Aug  4 - Dutchman - 630pm ( Blacksox 7, Diamond Dogs 0, Hopkins CG W & 4 RBIs ) [Blacksox lead series 1-0]

Fri, Aug  5 - Dutchman - 7pm ( Chatham 2, Diamondbacks 1, Conklin CG W, 9 Ks, Gorman RBI single) [Chatham leads series 1-0]

Sat, Aug  6 - Shuttleworth - 1230 ( Blacksox 7, Diamond Dogs 0) [Blacksox lead series 2-0]

Sat, Aug  6 - Shuttleworth - 3pm ( Diamondbacks 9, Chatham 0, Ripepi CG 1 hit shutout & 2 hits, C. Bonaparte 2-run HR, Simoni & Bushee 2 hits each) [Series tied 1-1]

Sun, Aug  7 - Dutchman - 1230pm ( Blacksox 7, Diamond Dogs 1, Bernacet 2 doubles, single, 2 RBIs, web gem catch) [ Blacksox win series 3-0]

Sun, Aug  7 - Chatham BR - 3pm ( Chatham 6, Diamondbacks 1, E.Young CG W, Sirani double, RBI, Simoni solo HR) [Chatham leads series 2-1]

Mon, Aug  8 (OFF)

Tue, Aug  9 - Shuttleworth - 730pm ( Diamondbacks 13, Chatham 3, Simoni CG W & 2 hits, C. Bonaparte 3-run HR, 6 RBI, Madchero, Mohr & Hoffman 2 hits each) [Series tied 2-2]

Thu, Aug 11 - Shuttleworth - 730pm (Diamondbacks 12, Chatham 4, D. Jones CG W, Simoni 2 hits & 4 RBIs, Repepi Triple, single, 3 runs, Bushee 3 singles & 4 runs, Mohr 3 RBI triple, C. Bonaparte double) [Diamondbacks win series 3-2]


Championship Round - Best of 5


Fri, Aug 12 - Dutchman - 7pm (Blacksox 10, Diamondbacks 8, Weinman 2 hits, SB, Balsamo 2 hits, 2 RBIs) [Blacksox lead series 1-0]

Sat, Aug 13 - Dutchman - 1230pm ( Blacksox 6, Diamondbacks 3, Hopkins CG W, Bernacet & Weinman 3 hits each) [Blacksox lead series 2-0]

Sun, Aug 14 - Dutchman - 5pm ( Diamondbacks 5, Blacksox 3, Simoni CG W & go ahead RBI double, Repepi 3 hits, Bushee 2 hits) [Blacksox lead series 2-1]

Mon, Aug 15 - OFF

Tue, Aug 16 - 7pm Shuttleworth ( Blacksox 12, Diamondbacks 3, Weinman 2 hits, 3 RBIs, Schellenger 4 hits, 2 RBIs, Hopkins 3 hits & CG W)


All star game


Sun, Aug 21 - Noon HR Derby, 2pm warmups, 3pm game @ Shuttleworth


The 2016 CDMABL All-stars:


Tom Hopkins (Blacksox) - P/OF
Philip Weinman (Blacksox) - 1B
Dave Balsamo (Blacksox) - SS
Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox) - 2B/3B
Zack Shellenger (Blacksox) - C
Jordan Bernacet (Blacksox) - CF/P
Troy Conklin (Chatham) - P/OF
Darren Conte (Chatham) -INF
Dustin Conte (Chatham) - OF/C
Evan Young (Chatham) - P/2B
Mitch McComb (Chatham) - C
Scott Buniak (Mets) - OF/IF
John Fiorita (Mets) - OF
Joe Slater (Mets) - P/Util
Brady Farkas (Mets) - P
Dan Jones (D'Backs) - P
Matt Simoni (D'Backs) - P/OF
Mike Dessingue (D'Backs) - OF/ INF
John Repepi (D'Backs) - SS
Aaron Valvo (Marino's) - OF
Dan Cook (Marino's) - C
Matt Trestick (Marino's) - P
Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs) - INF
Wayne Burt (Diamond Dogs) -OF
CJ Liesenfelder (Diamond Dogs) - P
Mitch Landers (Angels) - SS
Joey Sportman (Angels) - 2B
Luuk Visser (Brewers) - 3B/C
Nick Goodman (Brewers) - SS
Rich Yanatos (Bombers) - C
Justin Cushing (Bombers) - SS/3B/2B
Jason Koney (Rockies) - CF
Josh Coreno (Rockies) - 3B


Managers from last year's championship matchup Joe Slater and Phil Weinman will manage and select all-stars on the day of the game to form the teams.


All-league award winners 2016:


C - Rich Yanatos (Bombers)
1B - Jordan McComb (Chatham)
2B - Casey Schoonmaker (Diamond Dogs)
SS - John Repepi (Diamondbacks)
3B - Luuk Visser (Brewers)
OF - Matt Simoni (Diamondbacks)
OF - Tom Hopkins (Blacksox)
OF - Dustin Conte (Chatham)
P - Troy Conklin (Chatham)
P - Matt Simoni (Diamondbacks)
P - Matt Trestick (Marino's)
ROY - Darren Conte (Chatham)
MOY - Phil Weinman (Blacksox)
CY YOUNG - Troy Conklin (Chatham)
MVP - Matt Simoni (Diamondbacks)




2015 CDMABL All-League Award Winners

Congrats to all of the winners listed below:

C - Marcus Kent (Devils)
1B- Phil Weinman (Blacksox)
2B - Evan Yacowenia (Blacksox)
SS - Dave Balsamo (Blacksox)
3B - Brian Hoffman (D'Backs)
OF- Tom Hopkins (Blacksox)
OF- Greg Jette (Mets)
OF- Matt Simoni (D'Backs)
P- Tom Hopkins (Blacksox)
P- Brian Conroy (Devils)
P- Dan Jones (D'Backs)

Cy Young- Tom Hopkins (Blacksox)
Manager of the year- Joe Slater (Mets)
ROY - Marcus Kent (Devils)
MVP- Brian Hoffman (D'Backs)

The 2016 Schedule is now posted!

The CDMABL 2016 schedule is now complete, please reference the schedule link. The season will officially open on Sunday, May 1st. Last year's and 3 time champion Mets will open with a doubleheader at Bob Moore, 3pm and 530pm. Between games, the 18 division (dating back to 1994 under league names TCL, NABA and now CDMABL) will hold its 1st league hall of fame induction. The first hall of fame class includes BJ Roberts (C), Erik Miller (2B), Jim Shook (P), Jami Burnetter (SS) and Jim Kisselburgh (Manager). Come out, watch some great baseball, and support the league in what will now be an annual tradition!

Mets CDMABL Champions 2013, 2014, 2015

Mets Three-Peat!!!! Come back down 2-0 in the championship series to beat the Black Sox in 5!

The Mets, who were once down 2-0 in the championship series, won today at Dutchman field in Guilderland, beating the Blacksox 8-1, and taking down their third consecutive CDMABL 18+ Division championship! The 18+ division dates back to 1994 (formerly TCL 1994-2002 and NABA 2003-2007), and this is the first time any team has won 3 championships in a row, and the first time a team has come back to win a series down two games to zero. The Mets have now 3 total championships (2013, 2014, 2015) and have tied Graffiti's (1995, 1996, 1999), Titans (1997, 1998, 2000) for all-time championships, and are now only behind the Colonie Knights (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011) by 1.

The Mets were lead by series MVP Scott Buniak, who hit over .500, had a .700 OBP, and had 8 RBIs in the championship series. Greg Jette also contributed with 2 HRs in the series, and Joe Slater pitched 15 innings and gave up only 3 runs, zero earned. Every Met contributed to this year's championship team, and were the most resilient team of the 3 championship teams fighting back from 2-0 in the series, including in a must win game having to face one of the league's best pitchers Tom Hopkins from the Black sox, on the road to winning it all. Congrats to the Mets, and also the Blacksox, two great teams who had incredible seasons. Pictures will be posted soon! Thanks to all teams for another fun and successful year in the CDMABL!

Game 5 - Blacksox vs Mets - The 2015 CDMABL Championship is decided tomorrow!

Come out and see the winner takes all Game 5 - Blacksox vs Mets 11am at Dutchmen Field in Guilderland! Mets were down 2-0 in the series by two 1-run losses and have battled back to win 2 in a row and force a game 5. Come out and see some great baseball between two great teams!


Sat, Aug 15th - 11am @ Dutchmen - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)  - Mets 8, Blacksox 1 (Jette HR, Slater 2 hits and CG W, Mets win championship series 3-2)



Blacksox vs Mets Championship Series starts Tuesday at Shuttleworth!

The defending two in a row championship Mets look for an unprecedented three-peat, as they take on the number #1 seed and also previous CDMABL championship winning Blacksox. The Blacksox look to avenge their championship series loss 2 years ago to the Mets, which was a classic series that went 5 games. This will be a great matchup between two teams stacked with talent, for anyone who wants to come out to a beautiful field to watch some great baseball! The championship schedule is below, good luck to both teams!



2015 Championship Series - Best of 5




Tue, Aug 11th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)  - Blacksox 1, Mets 0 (Ullman W, Defrucio SV, Blacksox get out of bases loaded jam in the 7th inning to hold onto the win and go up 1-0 in the championship series)


Wed, Aug 12th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #2 (Mets) vs #1 (Blacksox)  - Blacksox 5, Mets 4 (Preston CG W, Blacksox lead series 2-0)


Thu, Aug 13th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)   - Mets 12, Blacksox 2 ( Buniak HR, 5 RBIs, Rogers HR, Farkas W, Blacksox lead series 2-1)


Fri, Aug 14th - 7pm @ Bob Moore - #2 (Mets) vs #1 (Blacksox) - Mets 11, Blacksox 8 ( G.Jette Grand Slam, Jurczynski 2-run HR, Manilenko W, Series tied 2-2)


Sat, Aug 15th - 11am @ Dutchman - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)


Sun, Aug 16th - 1230pm @ Bob Moore- (Championship matchup) (rainout makeup day if needed)


CDMABL 18+ Playoff Schedule



Round 1 - Best of 3


Sat, Aug 1st - 1230pm @ Bob Moore - #8 (Brewers) vs #9 (Rockies) - Brewers 8, Rockies 2


Sun, Aug 2nd  - 1130am @ Bob Moore - #1 (Blacksox) vs #8 (Brewers) - Blacksox 9, Brewers 0 ( Weinman & Hopkins 3-3 with 3 RBIs each, Hopkins W) - Blacksox lead series 1-0

Sun, Aug 2nd -  2pm @ Bob Moore  #4 (Bombers) vs #5 (Devils)   -  Devils 5, Bombers 3  ( Bickley 2 RBI double, Church W) - Devils lead series 1-0

Sun, Aug 2nd -  5pm @ Bob Moore -  #3 (D'Backs) vs #6 (Chatham) - D'Backs 9, Chatham 4 ( Ripepi & J.McComb 3 run HR each) - D'Backs lead series 1-0

Sun, Aug 2nd  - 730pm @ Bob Moore - #2 (Mets) vs #7 (Marino's) - Mets 12, Marino's 0 (Novak, Jurczynski, Fiorita and Buniak HR each, Slater W) - Mets lead series 1-0


Mon, Aug 3rd  - 6pm @ Dutchman  - #7 (Marino's) vs #2 (Mets)  - Mets 13, Marino's 1 (Maldanado 3 hits, Farkas W) - Mets win series 2-0

Mon, Aug 3rd -  730pm @ Bob Moore - #6 (Chatham) vs #3 (D'Backs) [rainout continuation - Chatham 2, D'Backs 0 in the 4th inning]


Tue, Aug 4th - 6pm @ Dutchman - #8 (Brewers) vs #1 (Blacksox) -  Blacksox 7, Brewers 1  ( Ulmann CG W) - Blacksox win series 2-0

Tue, Aug 4th - 730pm @ Bob Moore - #5 (Devils) vs #4 (Bombers) - Bombers 7, Devils 3  (DiJohn 3 hits & 3 RBIs, Wildrick CG W) - Series tied 1-1


Wed, Aug 5th - 6pm @ Blatnick - #4 (Bombers) vs #5 (Devils) - Devils 11, Bombers 6  ( Bickley, P. Furey, Kent HR each, Wilkins 3 hits) - Devils win series 2-1

Wed, Aug 5th - 8pm @ Blatnick - #6 (Chatham) vs #3 (D'Backs)  - Chatham 3, D'Backs 1  ( Keeler double, Conklin W) - Series tied 1-1


Thu, Aug 6th - 8pm @ Blatnick - #3 (D'Backs) vs #6 (Chatham)  - Chatham 6, D'Backs 1 (E. Young W, 11 Ks)  - Chatham wins series 2-1



Round 2 - Best of 3


Fri, Aug 7th - 6pm @ Dutchman - #2 (Mets) vs #5 (Devils)  -  Mets 4, Devils 1  ( Sepulveda W) - Mets lead series 1-0

Fri, Aug 7th - 7pm @ Blatnick - #1 (Blacksox) vs #6 (Chatham)  - Blacksox 11, Chatham 1  ( Balsamo & Preston HR each, Preston & Shellenger 3 hits each, Hopkins W )  -  Blacksox lead series 1-0


Sat, Aug 8th - 1230pm @ Dutchman - #6 (Chatham) vs #1 (Blacksox)  - Blacksox 12, Chatham 1  ( Deluca 1B, 2B & HR, Preston W) - Blacksox win series 2-0

Sat, Aug 8th - 3pm @ Dutchman - #5 (Devils) vs #2 (Mets)  -  Mets 2, Devils 1 (9 inn.) ( Farkas W, double & game winning run, Slater SV) - Mets win series 2-0



Round 3 - Best of 5


Tue, Aug 11th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)

Wed, Aug 12th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)

Thu, Aug 13th - 7pm @ Shuttleworth - #2 (Mets) vs #1 (Blacksox)

Fri, Aug 14th - 7pm @ Bob Moore - #2 (Mets) vs #1 (Blacksox)(if necessary)

Sat, Aug 15th - 1230pm @ Dutchman - #1 (Blacksox) vs #2 (Mets)(if necessary)

Sun, Aug 16th - 1230pm @ Bob Moore- (Championship matchup) (rainout makeup day if needed)

Playoffs start in August

Just a reminder that the 18 division CDMABL playoffs begin in August, with a #8 vs #9 play-in game on Saturday, August 1st at 1230pm at Bob Moore. The 1 vs 8/9, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 matchups all begin on Sunday, August 2nd. Best of three series Round 1 will run from Aug 2-6 (inc. if necessary games, rainout makeup days, etc), best of three series round 2 will run Aug 7-10, while the championship best of five series round 3 will run from Aug 11-16 (at Shuttleworth park/Dutchmen Field). Rounds 1 and 2 will be held at various fields including Dutchmen Field, Bob Moore and Blatnick Park. The exact schedule for all rounds, times and field locations will be posted soon as seedings are finalized and determined when the regular season wraps up on its final day on Thursday, July 30th. Good luck to all teams for the rest of the regular season and playoffs! 

All-Star Game Recap

At Dutchman field on Monday night, the 18 division CDMABL all-star game was played, with Team Slater facing off against Team Burek, a great match-up of the league's best players. But before the game, a HR Derby took place where Gary Bosko from the 33 division Mets team would show the 18 division how it's done, crushing 9 HRs in the 2nd round to blow away the competition and take home the prize money. Greg Jette from the 18 division Mets would once again finish 2nd, to another player who was locked in, reminiscent of the performance Mike Phillips put on last year.

After the show Gary put on, the All-star game would start off with a bang also. Evan Yacowenia from the Black Sox would lead-off the game with a first-pitch homerun, which would set the tone for Team Burek. After some early run support, and a run scored by Team Slater, pitcher Jon Neil from the Rockies would take over the game and night, throwing the full 9 innings for team Burek, allowing only 1 run and 5 hits. Jon would lead team Burek to a 6-1 win over Team Slater, in a game filled with great pitching and great defense. Brady Farkas and Dan Jones also threw well and a few scoreless innings for Team Slater, while Jason Koney helped out Team Burek on offense with a double, helping his teammate Neil with some run support, and with a number of late game walks and singles Team Burek would pull away. But the night belonged to Jon Neil, who was the clear-cut MVP of the night, pitching a gem against some of the league's best hitters. Congrats to Jon, Team Burek and all the all-stars for a great night of baseball!

All-star game - Monday, June 29th - 730pm @ Dutchman field

The All-star game will he held this year at Dutchman field in Guilderland, on Monday, June 29th at 730pm (630pm warmups). The teams will be split between the managers from the Championship series from last year, Joe Slater from the Mets (Team Slater) and Nick Burek (Team Burek), who will face-off against each other with all the other team's players divided up between the two sides. And before the game, there is a home run derby open to anyone, with a $10 buy in, the winner takes down half of the total amount! ( the other half goes to the league). The timeline is as follows, with players and positions for each team to be posted soon:

430 - food starts

5 - 630 - Home Run Derby

630 Warmups

730 Gametime

Hope to see everyone come out and support their team and players, and congrats to all who were selected!



Team Slater

Brian Hoffman - 3B  ( D'Backs)

Matt Simoni - P ( D'Backs)

Steve Mohr - SS/2B ( D'Backs)

Dan Jones  - P ( D'Backs)

John Repepi - SS ( D'Backs)

Joe Slater - P/3B/OF ( Mets)

John Fiorita - OF ( Mets)

Greg Jette - OF (Mets)

Brady Farkas - P (Mets)

Mitchell McComb - IF/C (Pirates)

Zach Keeler - IF/OF (Pirates)

Mike Rose - P/OF (Pirates)

Dom Banchi - INF (Marino's)

Eric Sahagian - P/OF (Marino's)

John Lucas - INF/OF (Rockies)


Team Burek

Dave Preston - P/INF/OF (Blacksox)

Dave Balsamo - SS (Blacksox)

Evan Yacowenia - INF (Blacksox)

Phil Weinman - 1B (Blacksox)

Casey Schnoomaker - 2B (Blacksox)

Rich Yanatos - INF/C (Bombers)

Rudy Fallas - 1B/DH (Bombers)

Dan Cejka - OF (Bombers)

Dan Furey - INF/OF (Devils)

Pete Furey - OF (Devils)

Marcus Kent - INF/DH (Devils)

Nick Burek - OF (Brewers)

Nigel Gorman - OF/3B/P (Brewers)

Luuk Visser - 3B/C (Brewers)

Jason Koney - OF (Rockies)

Jon Neil - P (Rockies)


Selected Players who were unable to attend to due injury or prior commitments:

Mike Bushee - OF (D'Backs)

Mike Neumann - C (Mets)

Dylan Cox - 2B (Pirates)

Andrew Wildrick - P/3B (Bombers)

Anthony Giuffrida - 2B (Bombers)

Spencer Marcus - P/1B/OF (Bombers)

Mets 2014 CDMABL Champions!

The Mets won their second straight CDMABL Championship, becoming the first 18+ division team to repeat since 2008. The Mets capped an impressive run in which they went undefeated for nearly three straight months. After losing 2 of their first 3 games to the East Greenbush Brewers, the Mets went an amazing 24 straight games without a loss, including sweeping the playoffs, avenging their early season losses to the Brewers in the Championship Series. Pitchers Joe Slater and Brady Farkas were named Co-MVP's of the Playoffs, both going 3-0 with a sub 1.00 ERA. Including playoffs, Slater went 10-0 on the season with Farkas 9-1. It should also be noted that longtime Met Kevin Manilenko turned in a gutsy complete game performance in game 2 of the championship series, keeping the hard-hitting Brewers off balance with a heavy dose of breaking balls.

Offensively in the playoffs, the Mets were lead by Greg Jette, Nate Novak, and Carlos Maldonado, who came on strong at the end of the year after recovering from multiple knee surgeries.
In the regular season, the Mets offense was led by Chris Nyman (.436), Greg Jette (.429, 14 RBI), Mike Neumann (.380, 11 RBI), John Fiorita (.351, 16 RBI), and Bret Samboy (.309, 17 RBI).

Congrats to the Mets, and to every team for making the 2014 CDMABL season a fun and successful one!

Championship Series: #1 Mets vs #2 Brewers

The Championship Series is set! The Mets, who won last year's 2013 Championship, will face-off against the Brewers, who made it to the 2012 Championship two years ago. Should be a great series, come out to watch the finals!


Brewers vs Mets

Tue, Aug 12th - 7pm (Rogowitz)  -  Mets 8, Brewers 5 [D. Ciarmiello HR, Rogers HR, Slater 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER ] (Mets lead series 1-0)
Thu, Aug 14th - 7pm (Rogowitz)  -  Mets 7, Brewers 4 [ Manilenko CG Win ]  (Mets lead series 2-0)
Fri, Aug 15th - 7pm (Rogowitz)  -  Mets 3, Brewers 1 (Mets win series 3-0)
Sat, Aug 16th - Noon (Rogowitz) (if necessary)
Sun, Aug 17th - Noon (Rogowitz) (if necessary)




1st Round Playoff Schedule

The 18 Division MABL 1st Round Playoff Schedule is now all set. Good luck to every team who made the playoffs!

Sun, Aug 3rd   - Noon (Rogowitz)  - 2 vs 7  (Bulldogs @ Brewers)    -  Brewers 5, Bulldogs 2   [N.Burek 2 doubles, Rehbun CG Win]
                     - 230pm (Rogowitz) - 4 vs 5  ( Devils @ D'Backs)      -  D'Backs 3, Devils 0   [Ullman CG SHO]
                     - 3pm (Bob Moore)  - 3 vs 6 ( Bombers @ Blacksox) -  Blacksox 5, Bombers 3   [Zimring 2 HRs, Preston CG Win]
                     -530pm (Bob Moore)  - 6 vs 3 (Blacksox @ Bombers) - Blacksox 11, Bombers 0   [Zimring 3 RBI Double, Preston 2 run HR, Hopkins 2-hit CG SHO]

Mon, Aug 4th  - 6pm (Rogowitz) - 1 vs 8  (A's @ Mets)                  - Mets 3, A's 2
                     - 815pm (Rogowitz) - 7 vs 2 (Brewers @ Bulldogs)   - Brewers 13, Bulldogs 2   [N.Burek HR, Henchey HR]

Tue, Aug 5th    - 6pm (Rogowitz)    - 5 vs 4 (D'Backs @ Devils)      - Devils 6, D'Backs 5 (8 inn.)
                      - 815pm (Rogowitz)   - 8 vs 1 (Mets @ A's)            - Mets 15, A's 3

Wed, Aug 6th   - 6pm (Rogowitz)   -  4 vs 5 ( Devils @ D'Backs)    - D'Backs 2, Devils 1 (9 inn.)



Look to the field directions for Rogowitz field (Rogowitz and Kuhn are both in Cook Park, make sure to go to the right one) under the Field Directions link. Round 2 runs Friday Aug 8th - Sunday Aug 10th (best of 3), and Round 3 Championship series runs Tuesday, August 12th - Sunday, August 17th (best of 5). Also note that the 815 games for Rogowitz do not have the 8pm cut off like at Bob Moore for the 1st game. And the curfew is longer than 1045 at Rogowitz so there should be no problem getting 2 games in a night.


Round 2

Fri, Aug 8th  - 545pm (Kuhn)  - 2 vs 3  (Blacksox @ Brewers)  -  Blacksox 6, Brewers 4 [ Preston 2-run HR, Yaco HR, 2B, 3 RBI, Hopkins CG Win ]
                  - 6pm (Rogowitz) - 1 vs 4 (D'Backs @ Mets)  -  Mets 5, D'Backs 0

Sat, Aug 9th   - 10am (Rogowitz)  - 3 vs 2 (Brewers @ Blacksox)   - Brewers 4, Blacksox 1
                     -1230pm (Rogowitz) - 4 vs 1 (Mets @ D'Backs)   - Mets 8, D'Backs 3

Sun, Aug 10th  - 10am (Rogowitz)
- 2 vs 3  (Blacksox @ Brewers)   - Brewers 7, Blacksox 0 [ Gorman 2-run HR, Busdiecker CG SHO ]      

Round 3

Tue, Aug 12th - 7pm (Rogowitz)
Wed, Aug 13th - 7pm (Rogowitz)
Thu, Aug 14th - 7pm (Rogowitz)
Fri, Aug 15th - 7pm (Rogowitz) (rainout makeup if needed)
Sat, Aug 16th - Noon (Rogowitz) (if necessary)
Sun, Aug 17th - Noon (Rogowitz) (if necessary)

2014 MABL All-Star game and HR Derby

The 2014 All-star game will be held at Dutchman field in Guilderland on Tuesday, July 1st @ 730pm (630 warmups). The teams will be divided up by current standings and last year's championship managers will be manging each team. The teams are listed below. And also note there will be a Home run Derby before the game starting at 515pm, 1st round entries will be cut off at 6pm. The buy in is $10 per person, must bring your own balls and winner gets half of the prize pool while the other half goes to the league. The HR derby is wood bat only. And all Tuesday night the concession stand will be open, so everyone is encouraged to buy from there throughout the night. Good luck to everyone and have fun!

Team Phil
Philip Weinman - Black Sox
Dave Preston - Black Sox
Evan Yacowenie - Black Sox
Dave Balsamo - Black Sox
Tom Hopkins - Black Sox
RJ Laurin - Brewers
Matt Kasper - Brewers
Nick Burek - Brewers
Justin Rebhun - Brewers
J McComb - Pirates
Dave Grimes - Pirates
Matt Fischer - Pirates
Justin Cushing - Bombers (n/a)
Spencer Marcus - Bombers (n/a)
Jeff Solomon - Bombers
Andrew Wildrick - Bombers
Luis Gonzalez - Bombers
Jim Tino - Dodgers
Jason Koney - Dodgers


Team Joe
Joe Slater - Mets
Brady Farkas - Mets
Mike Neumann - Mets
John Fiorita - Mets
Greg Jette - Mets
Joe Ullman - D’Backs
Ryan Williams - D’Backs
Steve Mohr - D’Backs
Chris Bonaparte - D’Backs
Pete Furey - Devils
Joey Sportman - Devils
Bobby Empie - Devils
Tony Parella - A’s
Andy Brown - A’s
Mike Phillips - A’s
Jordan Lomaestro - Bulldogs
Sean McEvoy - Bulldogs



Team Phil 11, Team Joe 4

Game MVP - Justin Rebhun (Brewers) - had key hits and RBIs to put Team Phil ahead

Homerun Derby winner - Mike Phillips (A's) - hit 6 total homeruns to edge out Greg Jette and Tony Parella in round 3

Other game notes - Game was 5-3 going into the 9th, Andrew Wildrick (Bombers) - 4 innings, 1 run allowed, Jason Koney (Dodgers) - 2 singles, Chris Bonaparte (D'Backs) - 2 singles


This week in CDMABL Baseball

On Wednesday night, the Diamondbacks would once again take on the Latham Ford Bombers. The result would be the same as the previous night, as the Diamondbacks would go onto win easily, 9-2. The game was tied 0-0 going into the 4th, at first it was a pitching duel between the Bombers Andrew Wildrick and the D'Backs Joe Ullman. But the D'Backs hitters would adjust and start driving the ball opposite field and put up a 5 spot in the 4th. The hitting was led by Chris Bonaparte's rbi single, 2 hits by Ryan Williams, and a long double by Ruffinen and Simoni. Brian Hoffman also contributed with a line drive single and Steve Mohr also had a RBI hit. The 5th inning scoring burst would be all they needed with Ullman throwing 5 scoreless innings. It would be too little, too late in the 7th when Luis Gonzalez on the Bombers hit a bomb, solo shot homerun. Next up for the D'Backs, this Wednesday they square off with the Black Sox in a battle of two top tier teams.


Bombers would play again on Sunday, and similar to the 4th inning of the D'Backs game, they would suffer an even worse single inning implosion in the 7th inning vs the Devils. Tied 2-2 in the 7th, a Devils player hit a ball in the infield with the bases loaded that hit a lip and shot into the outfield. The flood gates would open at this point, and the Devils would go onto win 11-2. Devils would play another game as part of a doubleheader, and would once again win and beat the hot Brewers team, 5-4. But the Brewers would bounce back to beat the Defending Champs, the Mets, 5-4.


In other action, the Blacksox would stay red hot and sweep the Bulldogs in a doubleheader at dutchman. Other games on Sunday included Dodgers going to Chatham for a doubleheader, and Mets playing the A's, which will be reported on in the next writeup.

D'backs stay hot, and Bombers win in a wild 7th inning

The Diamondbacks went to 3-0 behind the complete game 2 hit shut out with 12k's from Jeremy Canniff, who was making his season debut. The D'Backs managed only 1 hit themselves in the winning effort, a lead off hit from Steve Mohr who would score, which became the games only run in the 1st inning on a rbi ground out from Brian Hoffman after a perfect sac bunt by Chris Bonaparte.  Jeremy was also backed by good defense with a diving catch in left by Andy McCauley, which saved a tying run with 2 outs. Final, D'Backs 1, Pirates 0. Next up the Bombers again wed night at Bob moore.


Bombers swept their doubleheader this Sunday, beating the A's 12-1 in game 1, and in game 2 vs the Dodgers, Bombers went into the top of the 7th with a 5-3 lead. They would have a late inning collapse and gave up 8 runs in the 7th, only to come back in the bottom of the 7th to put up 6 runs for a 12-11 win, in a crazy final inning which ended with a Matt Gatta walk-off 2 RBI hit. This is already the Bombers 2nd walk-off win of the young season. Other highlights included a deep shot homerun by Jim Tino of the Dodgers, and a great diving catch by Dodger's centerfield Jason Koney. And most likely the 1st of one of the few times in the league this has happened, Bombers pitcher Spencer Marcus earned both wins of the doubleheader, pitching a complete game in the 1st game, and coming in for relief in the 2nd game. Next up Dodgers travel to Chatham for a doubleheader on Sunday.


Other scores from the weekend, Bulldogs lose to the Blacksox and Devils in close games, 4-1 and 5-1.

Diamondbacks improve to 2-0

Diamondbacks move to to 2-0 with a defeat of the Bombers 8-2 on Wednesday night at Bob Moore, backed by a complete game 3-hitter for Joe Ullman, who also had 9k's. To lead the offensive attack, Mike Ruffinen went 3-3 with 2 SBs, Brian Hoffman had a single and double, while Chris Bonaparte had a RBI single and a walk, and a long double was hit by Matt Simoni. Steve Mohr also singled and had 2 SBs. The Diamondbacks had a good team effort with some nice defense as well. Next up for the D'Backs is their first game versus the expansion Pirates on Mothers Day!

CDMABL 1st weekend results

The 2014 CDMABL season began on a chilly weekend, but was filled with some great baseball. The season opened at Bob Moore on Friday night with the Diamondbacks taking on the new Dodgers team. The game would open in the 1st with a controversial call at home plate after a run seemingly scored for the Dodgers, the player was called out due to interference by a Dodgers player. After this, the game would go the Diamondbacks way, with a good pitching performance by Joe Ullman, who went 4 innings giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and had 6 k's. The Diamondbacks offense was led by Matt Simoni, who crushed a double, while the rest of the offense put up a barrage of singles and walks. The Diamondbacks won 11-1, and the Dodgers look to settle in and bounce back next Sunday.


On Saturday, the Mets squared off against the Blacksox, a rematch of last year's championship series. This time Joe Slater would pitch against former Colonie Knight Leo Primeau. Both pitchers would do well, but Slater was dominant and threw a complete game, 3-hit shuout. All the runs were scored in the 2nd inning, led by Greg Jette's deep double, and Jimmy Rodgers 2 RBI single. The final would be 4-0, and next time these teams meet up it will once again be a battle of two great teams.


To finish out the weekend, the Bombers would travel out to Chatham to take on the new, young, fresh out of legion team, the Columbia Pirates, in a double header. In the 1st game, the Bombers would go up 2-0 quick, but in the 2nd inning, similar to the Dodgers game, there was a controversial runner interference call that took back a run that would have put the Bombers up 3-0 with the potential to break the game open. This changed the momentum, and the Pirates would mount a comeback led by their clean up hitter Brian Gauthier, who had 2 doubles. The game would end up a 12-3 final with the Pirates on top. The 2nd game the Bombers once again would jump out to a 2-0 lead, and once again gave up the lead with some costly errors and well-timed hits, and would go down 5-3. But in the bottom of the 7th, down 5-3, the Bombers would start a comeback, with a walk, fielder's choice and a single by Robert Wise. Bombers clean-up hitter Luis Gonzalez would single in the tying run, and in the last at-bat, new Bomber Eric Solomon would drive in the winning run on a hard hit single, and the Bombers would end up winning 6-5.

The CDMABL has gotten off to a great start, lets keep the good baseball going! Look to the schedule to see upcoming games.

2014 Season is about to begin!

The 2014 CDMABL season is set to kick off this Friday, May 2nd, when the Diamondbacks take on the brand new team the Dodgers at 730pm @ Bob Moore in Scotia. The Diamondbacks are the Indians team from last year under a new name, run by Jim Bonaparte. Jim has joined forces with his son Chris, who also brought over players from the now folded Tigers, to make the Diamondbacks even stronger this year. These players include Jason Blond, Steve Mohr, and Steve Hiller, in addition to other strong pickups the Diamondbacks have made. And the Dodgers are a new, young team run by Chris Meister, who brings in a team with a lineup filled with solid hitting.


The following day, Satuday May 3rd 10am @ Bob Moore (UPDATE: game day and time for Brewers/Bulldogs TBD) features the always solid Brewers vs the up and coming Bulldogs, who were real hot at the end of last year, led by great young pitching from players such as Paulo Audio, and good offense from players like Ricky Parker and Chris Murray. The Brewers look to improve with key additions such as adding former Colonie Knight RJ Laurin. This game is followed at 1230pm by a rematch of last year's classic championship series, which went 5 games and was filled with overall amazing pitching, defense and clutch homeruns, the Black Sox vs The Mets. These teams are full of perennial all-stars, with the Black Sox adding former Knight pitching great Leo Primeau and the Mets adding Carlos Maldanado, who replaces 17 year veteran and now retired Erik Miller.


On Sunday, May 4th, the Latham Ford Bombers square off vs another new and young team, the Columbia Pirates, in a doubleheader in Chatham starting at 10am. The Bombers looked to bolster their offense by adding former Colonie Knights Eric and Jeff Solomon this off-season, and also free agent Bryan Byrnes. The Columbia Pirates look to do damage this year playing many of their games on their home field in Chatham. And finally, The Devils play the A's at 11am @ Bob Moore Sunday afternoon. The Devils look to improve on a good season last year with additions such as Kevin Burr, while the A's look to continue a great offensive season from last year by adding players such as Ryan Parmer to an already stacked offensive lineup.


Every team plays on opening weekend, so try to come out and catch a game or two this weekend, it's going to be a fun and competitve year for the CDMABL! Please check the 2014 schedule link of the website for all of May's schedule, June and July will be posted soon.