- Join Facebook Group for most recent updates: "CFCU Ithaca Mens Softball League (Public Page)"
- Contact Commissioner at: IthacaMensSoftball@gmail.com
Softball starts May 2
Thursday May 2 our Men league begins play at Cass park
Plans to have our playoffs after Labor Day Saturday 9/7
Team Reps meeting in April. Sponsor fee remains $640.
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Super Saturday Playoff Bracket
I tried to post the pic of the bracket here, but this website wouldn't let me. You can access it on the league Facebook page or by asking your team rep. Don't worry about paying umps as they will be paid for by the league.
Team CFCU disbands and remaining players join other teams
It’s official that CFCU does not have enough players to finish the season, so we sent the remaining 8 guys to the current teams that need players. Only Gorgers and RFS wanted in so we just did a draft between them via group text. Each got 4 new players and we shouldn’t have any attendance issues rest of the year. Any teams playing CFCU will get two automatic forfeits (all players get credit for games played and please put input that on website) and super Saturday will be a 7 game tourney with the top seed getting a bye.
2018 All Star Fantasy Team Pics and Champs (Team KP)
Congrats to Team KP on winning the All Star Fantasy Draft Mini Tourney!
2nd Place- Team Harrison
3rd Place- Team Washburn
4th Place- Team Gibson
See pics and more on our league Facebook page:
July 5 All Star Mini Tourney Rosters
Happy 4th! I have the rosters for tomorrow's mini all star tourney. We had 40+ players commit so about 4 even teams. I split them up as evenly as possible and assigned an experience veteran to manage each team. Rosters may change if people show up or withdraw last minute and we'll adjust as needed. Team reps, please send this out to your players that are playing.
6pm sun field: Team Washburn vs Team Merrit
6pm hangar theater field: Team Gibson vs Team Harrison
Winners play in game 2, losers play in game 2. First team to win game 1 gets to stay on field for game 2 while losing team walks.
The league will provide free pizza.
Hey players, just a reminder our fantasy draft all star mini tourney night is next week July 5. There are no regular season games and the idea of having this event is to bring the league closer and create some evenly matched competitive games.
Team reps should be finalizing this Thursday who from their team will be participating next week. The amount of people that participate will determine format and how many games we can play.
The 5/17 game between Lifestyle Properties and CFCU will start at 7pm on the same field (sun field) due to a funeral service. No other teams are affected.
GREAT turnout for 1st Free Agent meeting/scrimmage!
NEW LEAGUE SPONSOR & NEW TEAMS FOR 2018!
The 2018 season is upon us and we have some exciting announcements. We are very thankful to CFCU for being the corporate sponsor of the league! Special thanks to our other team sponsors as well: Rogans, Washburn Entertainment, Scalehouse, Empire Mechanical, Gorgers. Team fees will be $640 once again and we are hoping to add two new teams, a combo of IPD/IFD, and a Free agent team. Rogans/Gorgers will become Washburn Entertainment and Uncle Joes/Bowl-O-Drome will become the new Rogans.
Starting this year, the league will be governed by a Board of Directors that will oversee and ensure the smooth functioning and expansion of the league. We already met in early March and will be organizing another meeting with the Team Reps in the near future.
Commissioner: Chris Washburn
Board of Directors: Stu Bergman, Kevin Faehndrich, Billy Maul, Mason Swanhart, Brandon Lynch-Jacobson, Rob Gibson
Please join the Facebook league group, "CFCU Ithaca Mens Softball League (Public Page) for the latest updates and send all questions or new player requests directly to the Commissioner at: IthacaMensSoftball@gmail.com
Bowl A Drome is home team to LLC on field A-3 at 11:00 A.M.
Empire is home team to Replacements on field 4 at 11:00 A.M.
12:30 P.M. Rogan's is home team to Scalehouse on field 4
12:30 P.M. game on field A-3 is winners of the two 11:00 A.M. games.
2:00 P.M. game is on field 3(with two umps)
3:30 P.M. game is on field 3(with two umps)
If necessary 5:00 game will be on field 3(with two umps)
playoff resume Thursday night
Rogan's plays Bowl a Drome at 6 PM on field 4
Scalehouse plays?(no report to date) 6 PM field 3
LLC vs Empire game
Not official game as both teams refused to pay the ump
Bowl over Replacements 14-4
Bottom of the 6th game called by Replacements as Ambulance carted off their right fielder
End of season
Playoffs begin Tuesday 8/15
Number one team Rogan's and number two team Scalehouse get a bye and play Thursday at 6 :00 PM
Number three team Empire play the number 6 team LLC Tuesday on field 3 at 6:00 PM
Number four team Bowl a drone plays number 5 team Replacements on field 4 at 6:00 PM
Losing teams play on Saturday. It's a double elimination tournament kept within the brackets. So everybody comes down to play on Saturday.
Thursday Rogan's play winner of Bowl vs Replcements
Thursday Scalehouse plays winner of Empire vs LLC
Ump fees will now be paid by each team before each game throughout the playoffs
$20 per team as the ump gets $40 per game
Super Saturdays last two (or three if necessary) games will have two umpires
First games 11 A.M. two games
Second games 12:30 P.M. two games
Third game 2:00 PM
Fourth game 3:30 PM -- could decide the winner
Fifth game (if necessary) will decide the champs
Playoffs start Tuesday August 15th
Games are on for tonight Thursday July 27th
Rain out schedule will be formalized by the end of the night. Consult with your team rep.
No Games Tonight!!!!
Cass Park has Canceled ALL games tonight!!!
NO GAMES!!! 5/25/17
Just got word from Cass park that the fields are unplayable for tonight. So no games... not sure if or when we will make them up. We will figure that out soon. Bummer
How about a sixth team!
We will revamp the schedule by Thursday morning to reflect our new six team schedule. All bets off anything you've seen in the past. Sorry about that but to get another team to play softball with us, a last minute minor adjustment. Promoting and growing the league is my goal. The part I don't like is imputing the data and figuring out how to transfer it to our site. Thanks but no thanks.
Welcome new team: Village Solars,LLC 110 Willow Creek Point RD-----Ithaca NY
Tyle Vanostrand is your point man
And for you who want to know, how does this work, what do you mean minor adjustment?
Our contract with the city of Ithaca,Cass Park has us on two fields A-3 and B-4 for 15 Thursdays
Now we request an additional field (B-5) for the next 14 more weeks.If available. This will incur an increase to our league field use fee to the city. Requesting additional insurance and fee ,additional Asa dues,More Softballs and Ump fees almost will balance out the $640 of the sponsor fee )
But the ideal is "We Play Softball"
Softball resumes Thursday night with a four or five games scheduled
Most teams will play every Thursday.
10 run rule for first game if one of the teams has a 7pm game
The count of 1 and 1 to start all second games until we get more sunlight.
Rake and speedy dry your own field.
Messy Muddy sloppy,nothing short of a downpour stops us from playing ball..
We pay for the Speedy dry $14 a bag so use it wisely. Each team should have a rack to manage the fields especially Home plate ,the mound and First base.
Don't get so crazy about having to do a rain dance. Safety first! Most of us have to go to work the next day.
The reps call the games if Cass park says we can play. Once the games begins it's all up to the paid umps to decide.
Then again you can't complain when it's too hot!
Banned bat list 2017
Billy-------- has comprised a link for anyone looking for the banned bat list for this year. He is going to do some more research to make sure he has the most accurate list but as of now with the league started this is all we have found so far. Most people know what bats have been banned the biggest thing is the new Easton's that got put on last year that Billy is still looking for a full list for past years plus this years list. http://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa-softball/certified-usa-softball-equipment/non-linear-bat-compression-thresholds
Thank you Billy for your research! Billy Knows bats!!
Games are on for tonight May 4th
light rain in Ithaca to date and expect to hold up
Team Reps met for final meeting before season starts
The 2017 Constitution shows all changes for our softball league.
All players must sign a code of conduct with their email noted.
20 game schedule with 10 games played to be eligible for playing in the playoffs.
Playoffs start Thursday August 17th and Super Saturday August 19th
Sponsor fees will include umps fees to be paid via the league.
Game time starts 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM for late game
Changes in field 4 and 5 ground rules
Updated "rules of play" or frequently asked questions will soon appear on our website.
Billy Maul will be our new Web Master
Chris Washburn will be our new Treasurer
Chris will also be my apprentice this season and will take over as Commissioner after the 2017 season is over.
Team Reps meeting Monday April 17th
Sponsor fees due,any rule changes finalized
Want to play softball and join a team?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Season starts May 4th Thursday and we play into August 20 games plus playoffs
Double Headers in June
Season starts Thursday May 4th
Softball Starts Thursday May 4th 2017
Our league will begin it's 15 week season with five teams all will be playing Thursday night.
Softball at Cass park
Happy New year softball fans
Softball practice begins in late March
Softball in Ithaca has come to a close. Fall ball has ended as well as did the Men spring and summer league. Those who want to play softball in the Spring should plan to contact their team rep. Those who are looking for a team to play on or would like to start one should contact the the commissioner of the league, Stu Bergman via email at Stubergman@gamail.com or call 607-257-1750. Winter meeting in February will be announced ,check out our website on Facebook heritage builders Ithaca men's softball.
The Painter win it again
An error in the top of the 7th with two outs allowed Rogan's to tie up the game at 6 a piece.
The Goat, Casselberry, turned hero in the bottom of the 7th with a sac fly driving home the winning run to give The Painters the 2016 championship
Your Super Saturday schedule and updated scores
Here are the results from the Tuesday and Thursday playoff games.
Empire Mechanical beat Replacements 5-0 and will play Rogan's on Saturday because the lost to Scalehouse 11-5
at noon.Rogan's vs the Replacements
Rogan's beat Ithaca Plastics/Uncle Joe's. Joe's scored 9 runs in the 7th to come with in one run short in a 12-11 ball game.
Seabring met Scalehouse in a playoff game Tuesday night, Scale over Sea 11-5. So Ithaca Plastics will play the first game Saturday at 10:30 A.M. on field 3 vs Rogan's .the home team
This noon game is on field 4 where # 5 seed Replacement play # 2 Rogan's. Also at noon on field 3 , the championship field,will heat up with Empire playing the Winner or the Uncle Joe's vs Seabring game from 10:30 A.M.
The next two games now are winners of Replacement vs Rogan's plays the winner of Empire vs Joe's or Seabring at 1:30 PM
The other 1:30 PM game are the winners of the bracket to date,The Painter vs Scalehouse on field 4 where two undefeated playoff teams battle for the championship game in the loser bracket stating on field 3 and thewinner plays at 4:30 PM.
There could be a 6 PM game only if it's a winner bracket has it's first loss
Empire beat Replacements 5-0
Scalehouse defeated Seabring 11-5
Rogan's held on to beat Ithaca Plastics 12-11
Painters 33-7 over Empire
Scalehouse beat Rogan's 14-3
Playoff Schedule revised
Double Elimination Tournament
Tuesday, August 16th - 6:30 pm - fields to be determined
Seed 1 gets a buy
2 vs. 7
3 vs. 6
4 vs. 5
Thursday, August 18th - 6:30 pm - fields to be determined
1 vs. winner of 4 vs 5
winner of 3 vs. 6 plays winner of 2 vs. 7
Super Saturday, August 20th - losers' bracket starts at 10:30 - 1 game - field 3
12:00 - two games - fields 3 and 4
1:30 - one game - field 4
3:00 - one game - field 3
1:30 - field 3
, 4:30 - field 3
if necessary: 6:00 - field 3
Get ready to play Ball again
We met with city official today. Anybody who wants to play ball will need to sign a Code of Conduct before playing ball in our league. Reps will have the forms ready for you to sign by Tuesday prior to the start of the game. More info will be provided to the reps tonight.
League players meeting tonight,Tuesday on field 5 at 5:30 PM
See "League forms" for the new Code of Conduct. print it out,fill it out before you play ball and give it to your team rep.
Thanks for your cooperation
Results from Thursday's Reps meeting
Action taken by the league Thursday night June 16th is the following:
Team Empire Mechanical is suspended from play four game and therefore will forfeit the next four games due to behavior during the game.
All votes to suspend were unanimous.
Committee of five to adopt a "Code of Conduct" will provide a written statement for all players to sign prior to resuming play of softball.
Also: Cass Park states we do not have permission to use the fields until further notice. I will be meeting with officials Monday to try and reinstate access to the fields based on our recent action taken by our league.
Games are cancelled tonight final notice Team reps will meet at 7pm for one half hour
NO games until further notice per Cass Park!
"I received information today about the league behavior on Tues night and I need to know immediately the leagues account of the situation and how it is dealing with it. Consider all Heritage Builders Softball League use of Cass Park suspended until if and when I have given the go ahead to proceed. Any use of the fields for "pick up" softball will only demonstrate a lack of dealing with this incident seriously and will extend the league suspension of field use."
This was not written by me Stu Bergman. However this is true. I am in consultation with all parties to resolve the issue. Either way we will have a meeting tonight,at Uncle Joe's
Final result is no games tonight. We must meet as a league to be able to play ball by Tuesday. Reps will meet at Uncle Joe's at 7
plan to play Tuesday if we get the OK by Tuesday morning
Action Plan to be explained as well as player and team suspensions and apologies will be announced
Tuesday June 7 games are on
So far we are still scheduled to play ball tonight!!
Rob has inspected the fields and says they are playable as of 3:50 PM
Rosey Memorial May 10th 6:15 PM field 4
Our good friend Jeff Rosenberg will be celebrated before the start of our 2016 season. Family and friends are asked to arrive by 6:10 PM on field 4.Anybody who has something to say should contact me at email@example.com
Long battles with Cancer takes one of our kindest players
More news to follow when I get it
Men Softball season
Congratulations to Heritage Builders Ithaca Softball League 2015 for a great 32 plus game season!
The season started the first week in May and concluded the third weekend in August.
The season Champs were Rogan's Corner who finished with a 26-4 record beating second place The Perfect painters 3 0f 5 during the regular season..
The Painters evoked revenge by ousting the Rogan's team in the league's double elimination tournament,Saturday August 22. N.E. Pizza/Scalehouse went on to gain second place in the all day tournament. The third place Scalehouse came from behind with two outs in the 7th to defeat Rogan's,thus setting up the finals between last years champs and the 2009 winners.
Congratulations to Perfect Painters for their third straight crown!
Softball planing continues now for the 2016 season. Any new players or teams that would like to join the league,please contact the Commish Stu Bergman @ 607-257-1750 or email Stubergman@gmail.com. For more info.
Spring training starts in March 2016. ….Next Men League meeting is Thursday,October 29 at 7:30 P.M. @ Uncle Joe's on Albany St.
Perfect Painters 2015 Champs
A recap of Super Saturday starts with the early game 10:30 a.m. losers bracket. Ithaca Plastics/Uncle joe's defeats Replacements 14-6. At noon Empire's came back and rallied to defeat Plastics 15-11. NE Pizza Scalehouse crushed Seabring 19-3. The 1:30 PM games had the winner's bracket's number 1 vs number 2 square off for the 6th time this season. The Painters put up 28 runs against the regular season champs Rogan's 10.Meanwhile the hot pizza team edged out Empire 9-8. A single game at 3pm saw a two out come from behind rally in the 7th, as the Pizza team once again win by a run 5-4 over Rogan's. The finals had NE Pizza scalehouse play their 4th game of the afternoon against the Painters.The Pat Casselberry team scored more runs than the Orange jersey Brandon team by a score of 10-3
Thursday night's results
Games were played in the rain and called by the umps after the fifth Inning.
Rogan's beat Empire 9-2
Painter's beat NE Pizza 6-0
Rogan's will play Painters 1:30 PM on field 5
Empire will play the winner of Plastics vs Replacements at noon on field 3
NE pizza will play Seabring at noon on field 5
Tuesday night's Playoff results
Empire 14,Seabring 10
NE Pizza 6, Replacements 4
Painters 8,Ithaca Plastics 6
Rogan's will play Empire on field 3
Painters will play NE pizza on field 5
Playoff brackets set
Click on in the main menu, League forms for our 2015 playoff schedule and brackets.
#2 seed The Perfect Painters vs #7 seed Ithaca Plastics/Uncle Joe's on field 5
#3 seed Northeast Pizza/Jack's Grill vs #6 seed The Replacements on field 3
#4 seed Seabring vs #5 seed Empire Mechanical on field 4
start time 6:30 PM
Playoff scheduled at our regular fields
Tuesday fields 3,4,5 will be used.Highest seeds picks by Sunday night
winners stays on field 3 and plays loser of Thursday at noon.Other loser bracket on field 5 at noon.
1:30 P.M.on field 3 winners of losers bracket vs losers of game one Thursday. Winners from Thursday play on filed 5 at 1:30 P.M. 3:00 P.M.loser from winners bracket plays winners from losers bracket on field 3. winner of that game plays unbeaten winner at 4:30 P.M. on field 3 for championship.If unbeaten winner loses the final game will be on field 3 at 6:00 P.M.
Coin flip for home field for that last game.Otherwise higher seeds are home unless that higher seed is playing from loser bracket an unbeaten team.
Tuesday 8/4 and Thursday 8/6 games are DH
Rain out make up games from July 9th first game will be made up Tuesday August 4th and second game of DH from July 14 will be made up as part of a DH on Thursday August 6th.
Tuesday August 11th we will play a single game to make up rain out of second game of DH from 7/9
Playoffs starts Tuesday 8/18 Double elimination continues 8/20 & 8/22
Players will need 15 games to be eligible for the playoffs.
First place team gets a bye,as seeded team 2 vs 7,3 vs 6,4 vs 5 Tuesday August 18 at 6:30 PM.
We will use brackets throughout the playoffs
Games are on tonight!
Field 4 has alot of Standing water everywhere so I am leaving it up to the teams that play on that field as to whether they want to play, I went down and checked myself. Field 5 and Field 3 are playable.
Rain outs are rescheduled
Tuesday night July 14 games are on!
We should get at least one game in with some early field maintenance. I will reschedule the second game if need be
Games are Canceled tonight!
Rain Rain Rain..............................................
Rain out games from 6/9 reschedled to 7/28
The games that were rained out on Tuesday 6/9 are rescheduled as a double header 7/28
Tonight's games are cancelled
There is standing water on our fields. Cass park has recommended we cancel our games.
They will be made up as a double header July 28th
Most team will have played everybody once as we go into our second round,Note that some teams will play a double header 6/11 then everybody has Double headers starting 6/23, summertime with the most day light.
The first place Rogan's team remains undefeated as the Painter only loss came from the opening day rematch and are in second place
.N.E. Pizza is in third with two losses,followed by the combo team Seabring in 4th at 500. The Replacements has the 5th seed as they beat Empire who is in 6th place. The winless Uncle Joe's/ Ithaca Plastic team is in last place.
The All star game and Home run derby will not take place this year due to lack of interest
A team rep from Northeast Pizza will sit due to violation of our league rules.
Team stats will be posted to our league website before Sunday midnight at the beginning of each calendar week.. Games not recorded by Sunday night will not count towards player’s eligibility for the playoffs. Stats must note every at bat.
a. A Team Rep is suspended from playing for their respective team if they fail to meet the Sunday Midnight deadline.
All suspended players must physically be on their team's sideline during their suspension in order to receive eligibility for their next non suspended game.
- I will wave the eligibility rule in this case so players games and ABs will count
Painters repeat as league champs
Perfect Painters defeated Rogan's corner twice in the Super Saturday double elimination tournament 15-9 and 12-11. Rogan's who beat Pete's Thursday night defeated Pete's once again in the loser bracket 16-0. Pete's wine and liquor Yetis advanced to the losers bracket finals by beating the Replacement at noon by a score of 11-7,and Italian Carry out 15-6. ICO scored the most runs in a game Saturday by rolling over Seabring/Stella barn 23-3. The early games had Seabring/Stella barn winning over Envisage/Uncle Joe's 12-8 and Replacements doubling up Empire Mechanical 16-8
Painter's VS Rogan's in the winners bracket
The Painter's walk off win puts them up against a familiar rival Rogan's 1:30 PM on field 6
Top four teams advance to Thursday night
Tuesday night playoffs results:
Rogan's scored 3 in the bottom of the 6th to defeat Envisage/Uncle Joe's 5-2. Pete's Wine and Liquor Yetis beat Seabring/Stella's Barn 14-3. The winners will play each other Thursday at 6:30.
The Perfect Painters beat Empire Mechanical and will play Italian Carry-Out who scored late to beat the Replacements 11-7.
Super Saturday games at 10:30 A.M.
The Replacement host Empire on field 7
Envisage/Uncle Joe's home against Seabring/Stella's Barn on field 6
Thursday night's winners will play each other on field 6 Saturday @ 1:30 PM
Thursday night's losers will play at noon the winners of the 10:30 A.M. games (following the bracket)
1:30 P.M. game on field 7 will be the winners of the losers bracket.
3:00 P.M. game on field 6
4:30 P.M. championship game on field 6
6:00 P.M. game if needed on field 6
Playoffs start Tuesday August 19
Seeding for 2014
1- Perfect Painters
2- Pete's Yetis
4- Italian Carry out
6- Envisage/Uncle Joe's
7- Seabring/Stella's Barn
Games start at 6:30 PM on the grass field Tuesday with four games.Thursday winners play at 6:30 PM
Super Saturday will be on fields 6 & 7,starting at 10:30 A.M.
Championship game will be on field 6
Games are still on for tonight 8/12
We will speed up the games tonight with a one ball one strike count and could play just 5 innings. Heavy rain is expected by 7:45 PM
August 5 games are cancelled tonight
The Umps cancelled at 5:30 PM saying they didn't think the fields would be playable.
Rescheduling will be done by Wednesday night
games rainout Tuesday July 8
Schedule will be revised
Games are cancelled tonight Thursday July 3 .Play them on our rain make up date
Cass park states the fields are flooded and unplayable
They are rescheduled for Thursday August 14
2013 league photo
Week 4 parity
Week 4: ALL teams have won and lost a game
News from the team reps meeting."Two home plates will be 5 feet apart" (some were painted much further apart) Players are getting use to the new rule as it will remain and get painted weekly.
Four teams have sent results to the journal where they appeared in Saturday's sport section under Home town games. They will print them when the winning team sends them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stats were in on time but some teams appear to be very liberal in their scoring according to a few team reps.Many Errors and Walks have been shown up to be hits. One thing is for certain you can't get 9 hits on 8 ABs
Two Home plates rule explained
You can hear the sound of the ball hitting the strike mat from the outfield now with the new wooden plate.There should not be any more issues or injuries due to a play at the plate. Don't run on it.
The rule is as follows:
Commitment Line Rule for plays at home plate: As a player is rounding third and heading for home once they cross the commitment line the play at home plate becomes a force play with the tie going to the runner.
There will be a second home plate approximately 5 feet away from the first home plate that all runners scoring will run to. The umpire will make the call of out or safe based on force play rules.
The commitment line will be clearly marked a and noted before each game. It will be approximately 10 feet from home plate. Once a runner passes this commitment line they can not retreat back to third base and any play at home plate involving that runner will be considered a force play.
Some teams are short players. One team is actively looking is the new team Schooleys run by Ethan Smith 607-351-0010
Week one of Softball
Getting use to the two home plates has been mostly positive as you can hear the thump of a strike in the outfield.We will try to have the commit line and the runner's home plate painted regularly.
Good weather has dominated the week and we only have just two teams that hasn't put in their stats in yet. Remember the Web Master will check if they are in by midnight Sunday otherwise they don't count and the team rep has to sit on the bench next game.(Not good)
Softball season starts in Sunshine
Three games were played at Cass park on a mild sunny day starting the 2014 men slow pitch softball season.
The league has nine teams this year with around 150 players in all. We call ourselves the Heritage Builders Ithaca softball league.
I want to wish a Get Well to our corporate sponsor and friend to softball Ron Ronsvalle.
Our season will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will have a forth field on June 17th. Rain out make ups will be on Thursday August 14th. Our Playoffs begin Monday August 18th with seed #8 vs 9. The winner plays Tuesday August 19th vs # 1 seed.2 vs 7,3 vs 6,4 vs 5.Winners play Thursday. As usal this is a double elimination tournament so every team will play on "Super Saturday" August 23rd. Rain date is Sunday.
Plan your vacation accordingly!
Winter is leaving
We meet again
Team reps meeting Thursday March 20th @ Uncle Joe's 7:00 P.M.
To: pay for sponser fee $640.Deadline for all teams is 3/20.
Schedules and number of games
agree on rule changes
Looking forward to playing softball. Season starts Tuesday, May 6th
Info on the ASA new ball
Article written by Kevin Schullstrom of A.D. Starr Sporting Goods and edited by Dan Pfeffer
With no capability to check for shaved bats (and lets not kid ourselves I have heard some bats in this league with that distinct shattered glass sound of a shaved composite bat) and keeping the .44 Cor .375 compression ball. With a less than ideal pitchers mound, often times no rubber at the proper men's slow-pitch distance combined with a H.S. distance pitching rubber in front of a pitcher batted ball speeds in excess of 100 MPH with the 44 Cor .375 compression ball should cause great concern for all pitchers. Below is an article that addresses the risk. I hope we will reconsider changing the balls for this season to the ASA .52 COR 300 Compression ball.
COR is the ability of the ball to rebound away from the impact area. The lower the COR, the higher the impact Therefore when a player gets struck by a lower COR ball, the impact drives into the body instead of wanting to rebound away from it. When a ball drives into the impact area it is transferring the energy into the impact, creating a much more severe impact.
Compression is the hardness of the ball. When high compression and lower COR are combined, the impact rises to a point that it is beyond severe levels. The harder the ball the less flex it has on impact. An impact of a .44/375 ball has the initial impact of about the size of a quarter. Now the force of the ball is transferred into the impact that spot. The ball does flex somewhat after the initial impact but the damage has already occurred.
High COR balls. A high COR softball will reverse direction much quicker on impact lessening the force transferred to impact spot. By the ball rebounding away from the impact spot the damage is reduced by a great deal.
Compression. Now lower the compression with a high COR ball and you now have an impact spot is about 2 times the size of a low COR ball.
Scary Part I. Severity Index (SI) is the measurement of the impact on a National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) http://www.nocsae.org head form. Anything above 1200 SI can kill you. Anything close can kill you. During testing using an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) http://www.a2la.org accredited NOCSAE approved test facility we performed head form studies. These tests were performed on NOCSAE head forms and impact data collected through force load transducers.
.44/375 softballs were constantly testing above 1800 SI. Many tested above 2400 SI. And some tested as high as 3600 SI. Now it is proven that SI’s above 1200 will break the skull and or cause severe brain trauma. This is unacceptable in recreational sports.
Now the high COR balls using the same test and the same facility yielded impacts of less than 500 SI, we tested the balls at different weights and none of the ball that were within an approved spec tested above 500 SI that we tested.
I also tested a couple of .50/525 balls and found the less dangerous than a .44/375, still way above the 1200 SI.
Peak G’s is the G force that the Brain can take before you have severe brain trauma. 180 peak g’s will cause a severe brain trauma. Anything below 170 is acceptable. With the new balls they tested around 157 to 165 balls at 165 are not being made by me or anyone else unless their ball fails the specifications. I did extensive testing on different weights. As long as the balls are made at less than 6.7 ounces they will pass the peak G’s no problem.
So a brief review we can make a ball that is safer for play. Keep 300 foot fences in play and not lose the home runs. Have a ball that is much less sensitive to cold or heat, and allow softball players to go out and have fun like we used to do without the fear of dying every time a ball is hit at them.
Scary Part II
NOTHING is safe traveling at you at 100 MPH, even a tennis ball can kill you if it hits the exact spot at the exact time. But the .52 COR 300 compression ball is much safer than what we have made in the past. Nose, fingers, and other bones can still be broken but the skull structure will be much less affected by this ball than before.
Article written by Kevin Schullstrom of A.D. Starr Sporting Goods and edited by Dan Pfeffer
Winter meeting 2/6
Time to have our Winter meeting! Open to all.
Anything you want to discuss or change, email me so I can put it on our agenda. Talk to your teamates. Let me know if your coming back or planning on a new team. Anybody who wants to start a new team should contact me prior to the meeting. Stubergman@gmail.com
We will meet at Uncle Joe's Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. February, 6th
Winter meetings coming soon
Teams that are coming back and any new team should come to the Winter Meetings in Feburary (date to be announced)
Fall Ball starts Friday at 5:30 PM
Softball continues as a pick up game at Cass park field 3 @ 5:30 P.M.
Anyone can play as we will combine with "Hippy League" players to play a game.
This should continue every Friday. Come on down
Perfect Painters win
The Painters repeat as league champs beating Rogan's twice on Super Saturday 17-8 and 16-10.Rogan's who defeated Glenwood 18-5 in the loser's bracket rallied in the 7th to make it close. Earlier Envisage/Uncle Joe's beat Seabring 8-6,and Empire beat Replacements.Glenwood went on to defeat Empire 14-4 as Pete's beat Uncle Joe's 13-6.Glenwood then defeated Pete's 8-6 to meet Rogan's in the loser's bracket finals
Congrats to the Perfect Painter
Fall Ball on Friday.
Thursday's playoffs results
Painters beat Glenwood 14-8 and play Rogan's who edged out Pete's in 8 innings 8-7. Pete's will play the winner of the Uncle Joe's vs Seabring game. Glenwood gets the winner of Replacements vs Empire. Games are on fields 6 & 7 starting at 10:30 AM and are scheduled at noon,1:30,3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 PM if needed. Painters vs Rogan's on field 7 at 1:30 P.M.
Playoffs winners advance to Thursday
The Painters play Glenwood on field 5
Rogan's play Pete's on field 4
Saturday games start at 10:30 AM
Uncle Joe's vs Seabring on field 7
Empire vs Replacements on field 6
League Photo Tuesday 6:25 PM tonight
We will be taking a league photo on field 4 tonight Tuesday 8/20 before our playoffs start at 6:25 PM
Playoffs schedule for Tuesday 8/20
Painters vs Seabring on field 3
Rogan's vs Replacements on field 5
Pete's vs Empire on field 2
Glenwood vs Envisage(Uncle Joe's) on field 4
6:30 PM start time.The league will pay the umps after the playoffs
Playoffs start Tuesday one game each team
1 vs 8 picks field for double elimiation starting 6:30 PM. Loser plays Saturday in bracket. Winner plays Thursday
2 vs 7
3 vs 6
4 vs 5
Season tie breakers head to head wins,then runs scored aganist that team
Men League beats "Hippy" league in extra innings
It took eight innings but Heritage Builders All-Star team defeated Audrey Edelmen "Hippy league All Stars 17-16. The Men All Stars took an early lead scoring 7 runs in the first inning.The "hippies" woke up to score 6 of their own in the second and took the lead by scoring 4 in the bottom of the 6th.Down by 3 the Men tied it up in the top of the 7th. In the extra inning they pushed across the winning run. The bottom of the 8th the Hippies went 1-2-3
Jimmy Herrick and Jeff Goodmark Homered for their teams
Home Run Derby was won by Tony Mooney
Jeff Goodmark and Weston Morris were runner ups
All Star game and Home Run Derby Saturday
Noon Saturday August 3 field 7 we will start the Home run Derby. $5 per player. Half the money goes to the Ithaca Youth bureau. The other half goes to the winner. 280 feet HRs. 10 outs in the first round followed by the top 6-8 leaders in the second round who get 6 swings. The finals will consits of 5 swings.
Free pizza and wings sponsored by Rogan's
There will be a double header All Star game. Game one will have the olders vs the yonger players. Game two will have the "Hippy league" all stars vs the "City League" all stars
Each team should select two players to represent as an over 30 and under 30 year old for the all star teams. Team reps should notify me and Tony Mooney as to names of players phone numbers and emails contacts.
Softball is still on for tonight
Plan to play ball tonight
Softball returned to Cass Park Tuesday night
After a week of no softball dispite the rain all eight teams played
All games are cancelled tonight
Cass park states the fields are soaked and are unplayable
Players supended for their game
Bucko from Rogan,David Leskin from Empire, Jim Price from Replacements and Rob Quin from Seabring should sit on the bench tonight. As team reps they were responsilbe for not putting in the stats by Midnight Sunday
Rain out make up schedule
Rain outs for 6/6 games are made up as double headers. Seabring vs Envisage and Empire vs Replacements will plan on playing two on Tuesday June 25th starting at 6:00 PM. Glenwood vs Painters will play two on June 20th at 6:00 PM.
10 run rule will be in effect for the first game of all double headers as usual
Games are cancelled tonight
There is an 75% chance of rain and thunder expected at game time.Games will be made up as a double header.
Opening Day May 7
We started playing softball Tuesday night May 7th at Cass park. Some ball players are still looking for teams. Let me know if you need aplayer or two
All Star games and Home run Derby Saturday August 3rd
Next Softball meeting Tuesday April 30th
Softballs,2013 ASA rule books,team score books,will be distributed at the meeting.
April 30th 7:30 P.M. @ Uncle Joe's
Rosey is back!
Fall Ball ContinuesThursday
Perfect Painters Champs
Earlier the Replacements beat Mahogany grill.Seabring defeated Empire. The next round Seabring beat Model citizen,and Uncle Joe's defeated Replacements.Yetis won over Seabring
Congrats to the Painter's 2012 champs
Painters and Glenwood in winners bracket
field 6 and 7
Games scheduled at 11,12:30,2,3:30 5 PM and 6:30 PM if needed
Thursday night's games results
Yetis edged out Joe's 10 to 9
Painters took a forfeit from Replacements
Rogan's beat Seabring
Glenwood beat Model
The late games
Painters 3-2 over Yetis (defense)
Glenwood 9-6 over Rogan's
Saturday schedule:9:30 A.M. field 7 Mahogany vs Replacements.winner plays Joe's @ 11 am.winner plays Rogan's @ 12:30 PM.
Field 6 Empire vs Seabring. winner plays Model @ 11 am .winner plays Yetis @ 12:30 pm Painters play Glenwood @ 2 PM loser plays 3:30 winners of the loser's bracket.Then that winner plays winner of winner's bracket 5PM. It's a double elimination playoffs so when you lose twice it's over. Therefore 6:30 pm could be the last game of the playoffs
Thurday's playoff schedule
Seabring beat Mahogany and play Rogan's on Tuesday
Empire plays 9:30 a.m.vs ?
Mahogany plays 9:30 a.m.vs ?
Playoffs begins Monday 8/13
7th seed Seabring is home on field 3 vs 10th seed Mahogany . 8th seed Empire is home on field 5 vs 9th seed Replacements.6:30 PM start.
1st seed Painters vs winner of 8 vs 9
2nd seed Rogan's vs winner of 7 vs 10
3rd seed Glenwood vs 6th seed Model
4th seed Yetis vs 5th seed Joe's
Thursday 8/16 winners play
Everybody plays Super Saturday
Umps will be paid by the league throughout the playoffs
Rain date Sunday
patches and raffle tickets still on sale for Rosey
Below is a link to highlights from "Rosey Night"
Rosey Night Thursday 5:30 PM
I hope you all can come down early to cheer Rosey on as he will catch the opening pitch at 5:45 PM
Tonight's game's are officially cancelled due to rain and thunderstorms We will reschedule them
Looking for softball players to start a new team
John Zavatski email@example.com will be running the new team with the La familia record of 1-5.They plan to play Thursday 6/7 against Empire as a regular scheduled game.Scores, stats win and lost in the standings will count.
Cancelled Games tonight
Meeting May 4 Friday 7 PM
Make sure your team reps can access our web site to enter team players and stats
Final changes to our constitution approved
All teams fees due by April 1
New teams fees due by March 15
Winter meeting scheduled for February 16th Uncle Joe's at 7:30 PM
Fall Ball ....
Spread the word to other players
Rogan's Corner Champs
Tuesday August 16th games
Glenwood beat Marquees
Painters beat Empire
Rogan's beat TCA
Yetis beat Joe's
Rogan's beat Painters
Glenwood beat Yetis
Empire took the forfeit from no show Jimmy John's at 9:30 A.M.Then
Empire down by 10 in the 7th tied it against TCA but a walk off win for TCA matched them up against Yetis at the 12:30 game
Uncle Joe's defeated Marquees but lost to last year's champs Perfect Painters.
In the winners bracket Rogan's beat Glenwood Pines in eight innings and waited for them to play again for the championship game.
The Pines took on their emotional rival the Painters to win the losers bracket.Yetis had defeated TCA before falling to the Painters.
The final play of the season was a walk off RBI single by Will Fox. Final score 5 to 4.....................................
For those of us that still want to play softball, Fall Ball will start this Thursday August 25th at 6:00 PM field 3
We will continue every Thursday into October
Marquee plays #1 Glenwood pines Tuesday on field 3 @ 6:30 PM
#2 Perfect Painters plays #7 Empire Mechanical on field 4
#3 Rogan's corner plays #6 Tompkins Community Action on field 5
#4 Feliciadipity Yetis plays #5 Uncle Joe's/Ale house on field 2
Playoff schedules will be distributed on the fields to team reps Tuesday night
The Heritage Builders Ithaca softball league continues with their playoffs this week.It's a double elimination played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Cass park. Then on Super Saturday August 20, we play on Union fields starting at 9:30 AM. Games will continue until 5:00 PM or 6:30 PM if necessary.All are welcome to come down and watch and see who will be this year's champs
Rain outs-Tuesday June 28
We will reschedule the first game of the rain outs as a double header the next time teams play each other on 7/28
Then we will have a mixed double header on 8/9
Games will start at 6:00 PM sharp
First you play your regular scheduled game. Then you might have to move to your next game.
Home teams are listed last
Uncle Joe's plays on field 2 vs Trader Ks (they changed their name back)
Yetis plays one game vs Jimmy Johns field 3
Painters play on field 4 vs Empire
TCA plays on field 5 vs Rogans
Saturday,July 30th will be our All Star game and Home Run Derby.$5 will enter you in this charity event where half goes the Ithaca Youth Bureau Scholarship Fund.The winner gets the other half.All bats can be used in the Derby.
Team reps will pick an over 30 and under 30 player to participate in the All Star game.Bucko will manage the older team while Bryan will manage the younger team
Monday May 16th games canceled
Upper Tier beats Lower Tier
All 32 games will have umpires down at Cass Park
Final meeting to start the season
Balls will distributed for the season of 32 games
ASA rule books and score books will be handed out
We have nine teams.
Falsc Yetis was Scalehouse
Outsiders was Trader K
Jimmy Johns was Napoli's
and Moonshadows is disbanded
Schedule Posted but...
Winter Meeting 2/24/11, 7:30 PM
Softball in 2011
Winter meeting coming in February. Date yet to be determined. Emails will go out to last years team reps. Anybody who wants to be on the mailing list should email me at Stubergman@gmail.com
Season should start in May
Co-Ed Softball Charity Tournament
October 16th, 9:00 AM until...
Cass Park.1 Pitch,Unlimited Arc- Double Elimination.$150 per team. All proceeds go to the family of Dave Mikula who died unexpectedly leaving behind his wife and four children.If you can't play ,consider stopping by with a donation. Call Joe P at 379-2410. Register by Oct. 12th.
Fall Ball continues on Tuesday nights
Crandall takes HR Derby - Old Guys edge Youngsters in All Star game
Casey went six for six in the second round and six for six in the final round.
Tony Sudnikovich was the runner up in the final round having tied two others for the lead after round one where each player was allowed ten swings. Tony was met in the second round with Todd baker and Jeff Goodmark hitting four home runs. Kyle Jacobs, Chris Washburn and Casey hit three homers to advance to round two where six swings were limit. Tony hit three homers setting up the finals against Crandall
It was quite a show of power over the afternoon rocketing over 50 home runs at Cass Park Saturday. The winner would receive half the proceeds while the leagues charity the Ithaca Youth Bureau would get the other half. This year the winner donated his half to charity
Following the Home Run Derby was the All Star game. The “over 30” players beat the “under 30’ players 9-8. There was no scoring until the bottom of the fifth as the older guys struck for nine runs. Jeff Rosenberg, Rob Congdon and Tony Sudnikovih went 3x4.
In the top of the sixth the younger guys came back with fours and four more in the seventh. Led by Bryan Reynolds and Nat Ritter who went 4x4 the Youth fell short by a run. Both mangers Bucko Muro and Chris Washburn as well as the players enjoyed the good comradely displayed on the ball field
Home Run Derby / All Star game Saturday . August 21
All are welcome to participate in the Derby
After the Derby the league will have it's All Star game matching the "over 30" players against the "under 30" players. Approximate start time of 2:30 PM
Fall Ball starts Tuesday at 6 PM
Perfect Painter remain perfect as League champs
Monday night's games
TCA seeded 7 beat Trader K's seeded 10
Napoli's seeded 8 lost to Uncle Joe's seeded 9
Tuesday night's games
Painter's seeded 1 field 5 beat Uncle Joe's
Rogan's seeded 2 vs beat TCA field 3
Scalehouse seeded 3 beat Empire seeded 6 field 2
Benchwarmers seeded 4 beat Moonshadow's seeded 5 field 4
Thursday night's game
Painters beat Benchwarmers field 5
Rogan's lost to Scalehouse field 4
Saturday 9:30 AM
Moonshadows beat Trader K field 4
Empire beat Napoli's field 3
Moonshadows beat Uncle Joe's
TCA beat Empire
Rogan's beat Monnshadows
Benchwarmers beat TCA
Painters beat Scalehouse field 5
Benchwarmers beat Rogan's field 4
3:30 PM Losers bracket final
Benchwarmers beat Scalehouse
Finals field 5
Painters Beat Benchwarmers 7-5
Perfect Painters completed their perfect season, 31 wins and 0 losses. The Painters defeated Benchwarmers, last years playoff winners, in the finals 7-5. Benchwarmers held a 5-0 lead heading in to the bottom of the 4th inning when the Painters erupted for 7 runs.
We would like to thank Ron Ronsvale(Heritage Builders, Perfect Painters) and our other sponsors Benchwarmers, Scalehouse, Rogans, Uncle Joes, Tompkins Community Action, Moonshadows, Empire Mechanical, Trader-K's and Napoli's. Thanks to all who made this the wonderful season it was.
( photo to follow )
All Star Game and Home Run Derby
Each team has at least two reps that they chose to participate
HR derby open to all prior to the All Star game
Team Reps Meeting April 22
Tompkins Community Action
Sponsor fees are due that night $640
Any new players who are looking for a team are asked to show up
Season will start May 3
Super Saturday will be August 14
Home run Durby and the All Star game will be the following Saturday 8/21
See you in the Spring.
Team reps meeting Thursday March 4 at Uncle Joe's 7:00 PM
We could have as many as 11 teams in 2010
Fall Ball Starts
Congratulations to Benchwarmers 2009 playoff Champs
It took 11 innings in an exciting seesaw battle for Benchwarmers/LMS to joyfully celebrate after defeating Napoli's/Perfect Painters 10-8 in the finals. They had just played each other to force this final game of the 2009 season, Napoli's taking that game 7-6.
Benchwarmers had lost all three games in the regular season to the number one seed, Napoli's, but beat them Thursday night in their first of three meetings in the playoffs. That put Napoli's/Perfect Painters in the losers' bracket where they swept their way to the finals winning the next four games by beating TCA, Maxie's, Watkins and Benchwarmers.
Watkins, the number two seed, won their games on Tuesday and Thursday, defeating TCA and Rogan's. However on Super Saturday they fell to the eventual champs, Benchwarmers, and then their arch rivals, also known as "Casselberry's team".
Earlier in the day, Maxie's made a nice run by defeating Woodland Roadhouse, Moonshadows and the number three seed, Rogan's. Also TCA won over Uncle Joe's.
Tuesday night's action had Rogan's beating Uncle Joe's/Ale house, Napoli's over Moonshadows and Benchwarmers over Maxie's Ragin' Cajuns.
Monday night, Moonshadows beat Strawbridge & Jahn and TCA defeated Woodland.
Tompkins Community Action vs. Woodland Roadhouse - 6:30 Field TBD
Moonshadows vs. Strawbridge and Jahn - 6:30 Field 5
Tuesday, August 11
Rogan's vs. Uncle Joe's - 6:30 Field 5
Benchwarmers vs. Maxie's - 6:30 Field 4
Napoli's vs. the lower seed winner from Monday night - 6:30 Field 2
Watkins Glen vs. the higher seed winner from Monday night - 6:30 Field 3
Thursday, August 13
the four winners from Tuesday night
Super Saturday, August 15
everybody plays - opponents and times TBD - starting time 9:30 am
All games start at 6:30 - double-elimination, opponents determined by standings at end of regular season
Monday, August 10 - top six teams get a bye; bottom four teams play each other
Tuesday, August 11 - winners of Monday's games and top six play
Thursday, August 13- four winners of Tuesday's games play
Finals - Saturday, August 15 - everybody plays
losers' bracket starts at 9:30 am
next games: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 and 6:30 if necessary
ASA umpires for all games
Rain date Sunday 8-16
Home Run Derby
Highlighted by hitting a mammoth shot, the top of the pole on field 7
Runner up HR Derby
Commissioner Stu Bergman shakes the hand of and presents the cash to winner, Tedd Hurd
All-star game rain out
All Star Game / Home run Derby July 11
Opening Day May 4
Score books and ASA rule books for 2009 will be handed out.
Next meeting April 2 $640 fee due
Opening day May 4. Allstar /Home run derby July 11
Super Saturday August 15
softball is coming back!!
Winter meetings will be announced soon for all team reps to attend
Spring practice in March
Opening day set for May 5
Call me if you have a team again this year. Or if you plan on a new one
Stu Bergman commissioner
Email me AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone me at 257-0906
They came from behind in the top of the seventh inning, scoring three runs to defeat Castaways 14-12. The lawmen went 4-0 in the playoffs.
Castaways the runner-up in the playoffs had lost to the Lawman in the winners bracket. They then went on to crush Benchwarmers to have a rematch with their rival, the Lawman
Benchwarmers made a run for the title by defeating Maxie's, and Fisherman Pub, making them the number three team in the playoffs.
In the early games:
Uncle Joe's defeated Strawbridge
Maxie's defeated Uncle Joe's
Tobacco beat State Farm and Chili's
Fisherman"s Pub beat Tobacco
Playoffs Double Elimination Bracket
NOTE: The tournament template is for a 16-team tournament! If any team is playing a non-existing team, just assume they win and move along to the next bracket.
2008 Final Standings
3 Fisherman's Pub
6 Uncle Joe's
10 State Farm
Playoffs start Monday, August 11 on our regular fields. The bottom four teams play each other that night. The winners play Tuesday night against the top six. Those winners of Tuesday night play each other on Thursday. Everybody plays Super Saturday. Rain date is Sunday. Umps will be provided for all playoff games
All Star Game
Players who opposed each other during the year, got a chance to be on the same team. While regular teammates were split up to be on opposite sides.
Friendly, congenial and good spirited play dominated the days events
Tommy Civaletto representing Chili's led the Olders by going 3x5 4 RBIs and a triple. Jim Herrick from Benchwarmers also 3x5 with a double.
The Home Run Derby champ Bucko Muro, stayed red hot for the Youngers with 4x4 4 RBIs day
Home Run Derby
The second annual Home Run Derby was won by Bucko Muro from International Tobacco. He outlasted Matt Austin, the runner-up. Tim Bower and Bryan Reynolds also made it to the second round.
The Ithaca Youth Bureau will once again receive half the money raised during the Home Run Derby. Bucko received the other half.
Home Run Derby-- All Star game Saturday June 14
Most Teams have selected two players from their own team to be represented. Tony Mooney will try to lead the older guys to their second straight win over the younger guys. Bucko Muro will manage the younger guys with increased numbers to the league.
The Home run Derby will start at 1:00 PM ,field 6 and is open to the public. Proceeds will be donated to the Youth Bureau. Rogan's will sponsor the event by providing free pizza
2008 All Star roster for Bruce Manley “over 30” league
Older players Team
Mike Townsend – State farm
Tom Civiletto - Chili’s
Dustin Alguard - International Tobacco
Aaron Vesugi - Uncle Joe’s
Stu Bergman - Uncle Joe’s
Rob Gibson - Strawbridge & Jahn
Tony Mooney - Castaways
Pat Woods - Maxie’s
Jim Herrick - Benchwarmers
Mike Dubrava – Castaways
Tim Bower – Castaways
Joe Pierson – International Tobacco
Younger players Team
Tony Sudnikovich – State Farm
R J Smith - Chili’s
Joe Kane -International Tobacco
Justin Buechel – Uncle Joe’s
Justin Hall – Fulton Enterprises
Rich Clark- Strawbridge & Jahn
Mike Jordan - Castaways
Bryan Reynolds – Maxie’s
Will Fox – Benchwarmers
Wynn Maxwell – Uncle Joe’s
Bucko Muro-International Tobacco
Meeting May 1
League Meeting, Thurs. April 3 at Uncle Joe's
Team reps: it was decided at the last meeting that the All-Star game (and HR Derby) will take place on Saturday, June 14th. Please inform your team!
OPENING DAY: Monday May 5th, 2008
Next meeting March 13 th
Softball is coming back!
Fall Ball September 15
Fall Ball Starts Saturday September 8
"Letchworth"/schoolyard rules, pick up style. Talk to your team rep or email me for details
Fisherman's Pub wins the finals 8-5
and good job to the runner up team Castaways/Napoli's/Uncle Joe's
Uncle Joe's/Napoli's beat Strawbridge & Jahn
Welco beat Statefarm
Uncle Joe's/Napoli's beat Maxie's
Tobacco beat Welco
Castaways/Napoli's/Uncle Joe's beat Uncle Joe's /Napoli's
Tobacco edged out Benchwarmers
Castaways/Napoli's/Uncle Joe's beat Tobacco
Fisherman's Pub beat Bleachers
Castaway's beat Bleachers
then Fisherman's Pub down 5-1 in the sixth scored 7 to hold off Castaways in the finals
2007 Playoff Schedule (remaining games)
Winner's Bracket Round 3 - 6:30 PM
#1 Fisherman's Pub vs. #5 Benchwarmers (on field 3)
#2 Castaways vs. #3 Bleachers (on field 2)
"Super" Saturday August 18th, 2007
Super Saturday Round 1 - 9:00 AM
#7 State Farm vs. #8 Welco (on skin field 7)
#9 Uncle Joe's vs. #10 Strawbridge (on skin field 6)
Super Saturday Round 2 - 10:30 AM
#4 Maxie's vs. 9AM Winner
#6 International Tobacco vs. 9AM Winner
Super Saturday Round 3 - 12:00 Noon
10:30 Winners vs. Thursday Losers
Super Saturday Round 4 - 1:30 PM
Round 3 Winners play each other
Thursday Winners play each other
Super Saturday Round 5 - 3:00 PM
The loser of the Thursday winners plays the winner of the Round 3 winners.
The loser of this game finshes 3rd.
Super Saturday Round 6 & 7 (if necessary) - 4:30 PM & 6:00 PM
The winner of round 5 plays the last remaining undefeated playoff team.
Since the winner of round 5 has 1 loss and the winner of the Thursday winners from Round 4 has NO losses, the team with 1 loss must beat the undefeated team twice in order to be the 2007 Bruce Manley League playoff champions!
Good luck to all teams and congrats on a great season!
The All Star Teams of 2007
Tony Mooney, who won the Home Run Derby, hit a three-run homer in the first to start the scoring for the Older guys. Tim Bower and Dave Bennett collected three hits apiece, while Mike Dubrava hit a two-run homer.
Tony Sudnikovich homered for the Youth while Bobby Bergman went 3 for 4. Paul Zarach and Tim Denmark got 2 hits apiece.
In the Rogan's Home Run Derby, Jess Brady battled it out with Tony Mooney in the finals, 5 swings apiece. Tony connected for three in the final round to outlast Brady's two. Bucko Muro started the first round with five homers, only matched by Tony Mooney's five. Tim Denmark, Pat Casselberry and Mike Stanton [(the last entry) mustered four. Donl, Tommy Civ, Jess B and Kevin managed three, which sent them all to the next round. Having only six swings, Mooney and Jess took advantage by hitting two and were the only ones to advance to the final round, while Pat, Donl and Mike missed the finals by one shot.
Tony Mooney, the winner, received $70 cash with a smile and a waive to the crowd. The Youth Bureau received over $100 for this charity event.
The 75, or so, fans in attendance, really seemed to have a wonderful time. Little kids and grown-ups alike relaxed and cheered the players on. The event even brought out "Old time" softball players, retired from the league, to come down and expierence the fun after seeing the article in the Journal.
It was amazing that the low level bashing and barking did not exist. You rooted for your team's players on both sides. We saw some real great hitting, and guys who just wanted to donate to a good cause. I believe Pat hit the most exciting and furthest of all the home run hits (The fall-out is Jess may not let Tony use his Bat anymore).
I'm glad the event went so well. We saw the big hitters hit and watched a good All Star game. Let's plan another one next year. Email if you're interested in helping with ideas, suggestions and support.
Thanks for Rogan's who provide free pizza.
Special thanks to Katie Bucko for registering the participants for the Derby, to Bob Meisner for umping and to Tim Merritt's son, Taylor, for being such a great help behind the plate!
Next event: The Playoffs starting with the 4 lower teams on Monday August 13; winners play Tuesday and Thursday. Losers wait till Super Saturday.
Thanks for all the help and support to put on this first time event.
I'll Be BACK!
The All star game will follow the Home Run Derby. The Ithaca Journal will print the names of the All stars and cover the days events.The Ithaca Times has written a very nice article about our event.
Pat Casselberry will coach the older team while Stu Bergman will coach the younger team.
Eric White and Bob Miesner will ump the game. There will be an eleven man line up with each team having up to a twelve man roster
The following teams have selected players
All Star Roster July 21
Tim Bauman - Fisherman's Pub / Bleachers
Bobby Bergman - Uncle Joe's / Napoli's
Jess Brady - Castaways / Napoli's / Uncle Joe's
Rich Clark -Strawbridge & Jahn
Tim Denmark - Benchwarmers
Bucko Muro - International Tobacco, CO.
Adrian Mitchell - State Farm Insurance
Bryan Reynolds - Maxie's
Tony Sudnikovich - State Farm Insurance
Aaron Vesugi - Uncle Joe's / Napoli's
Paul Zarach - Welco /Lil Venice / RH const
Coach Stu Bergman
Todd Baker - Benchwarmers
Dave Bennett - Uncle Joe's / Napoli's
Tim Bower - Castaways / Napoli's / Uncle Joe's
Brian Brown - Strawbridge & Jahn
Pat Casselberry - Castaways / Napoli's / Uncle Joe's
Tom Civiletto - Welco /Lil Venice / RH const
Mike Dubrava - Castaways / Napoli's / Uncle Joe's
Brooks Hendrix - International Tobacco Co.
Tim Merritt - State Farm Insurance
Tony Mooney - Castaways
Mike Stanton - Castaways
Player / Coach Pat Casselberry
OBP should include errors
All Star Game and Home Run Derby
Team captains will then be allowed to fill in four addition players at their discretion
Home run Derby will precede the All star game. Anyone interested will pay a $5 fee to participate. There will be a cash award.
I will need volunteers to help run both events such as umpires and pitchers, catchers and spotters for the Derby. You can email me at Stubergman@aol.com
Team Reps Meeting Thursday
All Star game scheduled for July 21, 2 players per team plus. Home Run Derby.
Play off schedule reviewed. Other issues
Those who don't have games please come down to Cass at 8:30 pm or email me
Rain outs for second games of double headers
Cancellation of Pub vs International
2007 Bruce Manley League ALL-STAR Game?
Rain out make ups
Uncle Joe's Vs Fisherman's Pub will play a double header next time they meet 6-25 starting at 6:00 PM
Benchwarmers and Statefarm will play a double header next time they meet 6-28 starting time 6:00 PM
Welco Vs Castaway next scheduled game is a double so they need to play a different time when both are down at the fields the same night which is 5-21. That will move up the starting time of the games they are playing to 6:00 PM. Statefarm will play at 6:00 PM instead of 6:30 Vs Castaways on field 4. Welco will play at 6:00 PM instead of 6:30 Vs Uncle Joe's on field 6. Welco will go to field 4 to play Castaways at around 7:15 PM
Reminder: When playing double headers, after the fifth inning the first game is called if a team is ahead by 10 runs or more. This helps to allow both games to be completed
Does your team have a web representative?
Each team needs to establish one person to report and monitor their results throughout the season. This person need only report final game scores and/or write up a small blurb about their team's successes. Email STUBERGMAN@AOL.COM for your team's username and password if you haven't already. This will allow your rep the access to update team info, roster info, sponsor info, and enter game results.
Even though its optional, it would also be very cool if all 10 teams entered their own box scores, as this website will keep detailed stats. We could then have a weekly "League Leaders" page to make things even more interesting.
Who's looking forward to opening day?? It's time to get this party started.
2007 Field / Schedule Information
Revised schedules can be found in the schedule section of the website.
Please do look over your team's games and make sure you are scheduled to:
1) Play each team 3 times.
2) Play a fairly even number of home and away games.
3) Play a fairly even number of games on all 5 fields throughout the season.
We play Mondays on Field 6 (skin field) and Field 4.
Starting June 19 we have Field 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We will use Fields 3, 4, and 5 all season long on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We will stop using Field 6 (skin field) after July 16th.
Some doubleheaders are scheduled, but are kept to a minimum after early July in order to allow single games to become doubleheaders to make up any previously canceled games.
Our OPEN rain dates are:
Tuesday July 31st & Thursday August 2nd - Field 2 only
Thursday August 9th - All Fields
This site will be updated as we decide who will play on these dates.
Playoffs will be August 14th - 18th, with Sunday August 19th being the playoff rain date. Playoff details will be posted soon as a separate link in the menu bar to your left. Also: League rules/by-laws page coming soon.
Email all scheduling & website concerns to: STUBERGMAN@aol.com