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2019 Spring Baseball & Softball

Registration is OPEN!

 Open to all boys and girls who reside in Montgomery, Rocky Hill and Princeton*!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY

 

If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Baseball Program

Ryan Quillen (irishq@hotmail.com) or Eric Rossman (ericjrossman@gmail.com)

Softball program

Thomas Moore (tmoorenj@gmail.com) or Eric Rossman (ericjrossman@gmail.com)

 

 *Princeton residents ages 4 - 12 are eligible to play Montgomery Baseball under the Cal Ripken Charter.

*Princeton residents ages 13-18 are covered by the West Windsor Baseball Babe Ruth Charter and therefore are not permitted to play in Montgomery.

* Softball Program is associated with Babe Ruth Softball 


2019 Spring Rec Baseball Dates - Mark Your Calendars

PARENT NIGHT

Tuesday, March 26th at UMS (Upper Middle School Auditorium and Cafeteria)

Parent's and players please attend! Each division should report to the Auditorium according to the following schedule:

6:30-7:00   Baseball: Cougar Cubs & I-Ball
7:00-7:30   Baseball: D-Ball, Rookies & Softball: 8U
7:30-8:00   Baseball: Minors & Softball: 10U
8:00-8:30   Baseball: Majors, Babe Ruth 13-15, & Softball: 12U
Following a short meeting in the Auditorium, you will meet with your coach and fellow teammates, and proceed to the Cafeteria where player uniforms will be distributed. Montgomery Baseball merchandise and Trenton Thunder tickets will be available for purchase. 
 

Other important dates:

  • Draft Night (teams are formed - Coaches Only) - Thursday, March 21st
  • Families and Teams are notified via email by Coaches - Monday, March 25th
  • MHS Coach Pete Mueller, coaches & parents clinic (meet & greet) Otto Kaufman Center - TBD

 

MBL MCKNIGHT COMPLEX - "OPEN and READY"

Saturday, March 23rd, from 9:00 AM to Noon!

Volunteers Needed To Help! Please Help Us!

Equipment Bags distribution too!


DICK'S SPORTING GOODS - MBL DISCOUNT DAY

Dick's Sporting Goods, 530 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton (only)

Saturday, March 23rd - ALL DAY

20% OFF ALL PURCHASES - NOT JUST BASEBALL, EVERYTHING! WOW!

Print and bring this special MBL COUPON to Dick's for your 20% savings!


SPRING REC LEAGUE DAY - CEREMONIES & GAMES!

McKnight Baseball Complex

Saturday, April 6th - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Enjoy the parade of teams, food, fun, music, first-pitch by the township Mayor, live national anthem and Special appearance from Boomer!

***LEAGUE OPENING DAY CEREMONIES***

 


 

 

Collection of old Sports equipment!


PRIME-TIME SATURDAYS

McKnight Baseball Complex - Concession Stand Area!
Saturday Dates Throughout the Spring Rec Season
DJ TY will be on hand spinning tunes at the complex
Saturdays April 6; April 13, May 4; May 11; May 18; June 1; June 8, June 15

 






 

 


SPRING REC PHOTO DAY

McKnight Complex - Saturday, May 4th

A professional trained photographer will be on hand at the complex capturing and promoting team pride, league spirit and the personality of the athletes that make every team unique.

 


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) PITCH HIT & RUN WITH JR. HOME RUN DERBY

TWO MLB EVENTS!

McKnight complex - Friday evening, April 12th  

Major League Baseball PH&R is a FREE event for boys and girls ages 7-14. This is an official skills competition including pitching, hitting and running sessions. CLICK HERE for details!

Major League Baseball JR. Home Run Derby is a FREE event for boys and girls ages 14 years and under. This is an exciting home run derby contest. More details to follow. CLICK HERE for a short 15 second video!

 


MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

McKnight Complex Field H -  Saturday Evening, June 8th

Join us for a fun-filled evening with a movie under the stars in center field

The concession stand will be open and the Bar-B-Que will be grillin' 

This community-wide event is FREE and OPEN to EVERYONE!


MOTHER'S DAY FLOWER SALE

McKnight Complex & Thomas Sweets Cafe

Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th - While Supplies Last!

Pick up a dozen colorful tulips for all of the Moms in your life!

This event is always a big hit and we always run out, so get yours early!

Cost $10 per dozen - all proceeds go to the Montgomery Baseball League


Trenton Thunder Night

ARM & HAMMER Park, One Trenton Road, Trenton NJ

Saturday, June 1th

Trenton Thunder (AA NY Yankees) vs. Harrisburg Nationals (AA Washington Nationals)

(Gates open at 6:00 PM; Game Time 7:00 PM)

Come join us for an evening of professional baseball and giveaways! FIREWORKS after the game!
Open to all registered MBL players, their friends, and families!
Pre-game parade for all!  A lucky MLB player will get to throw out a first pitch! 

 

 


 

REC CHAMPIONSHIP DAY
McKnight Baseball Complex
Saturday, June 22nd

Enjoy the championship teams introduction, guest first pitch, and lots of fun activities & events!

94.5 WPST and the Kona Ice Truck will be on hand for all games!

Mark your calendars - Details to follow

 


MONTGOMERY BASEBALL "FUTURES" and JR. FUTURES" CAMP  

Register for a great camp experience this summer!

Featuring the MHS coaching staff! Including MHS Varsity Coach Pete Mueller!

CLICK HERE to Register Today for "FUTURES" Camp!

CLICK HERE to Register Today for "JR. FUTURES" Camp!

"Futures Camp" June 26-28th (3 days) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4th - 9th Grades  $225

"Jr. Futures Camp" June 26-28th (3 days) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM K-3rd Grades  $125

 


2019 Spring Baseball and Softball 

Program  Description
Cougar Cubs
This program is for pre-K players who will be entering Kindergarten next fall. 
Players will meet once per week on Saturday mornings at 10:00, schedule subject to change. 

Cost: $125.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2013 to 4/30/2015
Gender: Coed
 Grades: Pre-K through Pre-K
Instructional Ball (I-Ball)
I-Ball is a tee-ball program for Kindergartners and young 1st graders. 
I-ball meets twice per week - one weeknight and Saturdays at 9:00 AM, schedule subject to change.
Cost: $195.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2012 to 9/30/2013
Gender: Coed
Grades: K through 1

 

Developmental (D-Ball)
D-Ball is for 1st graders and young 2nd graders (born after May 1st). 
D-Ball meets twice per week- one weeknight and Saturdays at 11:00, schedule subject to change.
Cost: $195.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2011 to 9/30/2012
Gender: Coed
Grades: 1 through 2

 

Rookie Baseball
Rookie is our first "kid pitch" division which combines kid pitch, coach pitch and pitching machine. It is for 2nd graders and young 3rd graders. 
Rookie meets 3 times per week - one practice, one weeknight game and a Saturday game.This league may also play a few inter-league games with nearby neighboring teams.
Cost: $250.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2010 to 9/30/2011
Gender: Coed
Grades: 2 through 3

 

Minors Baseball
Minors is a full kid pitch program for 3rd and 4th graders and young 5th graders who were born after May 1st. 
Minors meets 3 times per week: one practice, one weeknight game and one Saturday game. This league may also play a few inter-league games with nearby neighboring teams.
Cost: $250.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2008 to 9/30/2010
Gender: Coed
Grades: 3 through 5

 

Majors Baseball
Majors is our 5th and 6th grade program and is played on the intermediate 50/70 field. Young 7th graders with birthdays after May 1st may also play Majors. 
Majors meets three times per week: one practice, one weeknight game and one game on Saturday. This league may also play a few inter-league games with nearby neighboring teams.
Cost: $250.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2006 to 9/30/2008
Gender: Coed
Grades: 5 through 7

 

Babe Ruth 13-15
Babe Ruth BR13-15: Welcome to the Big Field! BR 13-15 is for players in 7th, 8th, 9th grade and young 10th graders with birthdays after May 1st. This league plays inter-league play with Hillsborough teams and players can expect to play at least half of their games in Montgomery. Games are played twice per week: one weeknight and one Saturday. Practices are optional. This division follows the standard baseball rule book. This age group plays on regulation 60:90 field that high schools, colleges, and professional teams play on with two certified umpires. There are more restrictive bat rules to ensure safety, fairness, and to make the game more like real baseball. 
Notice to 7th graders: 7th graders playing 12U Travel must play Majors.
Cost: $250.00
 Birthdates: 5/1/2003 to 9/30/2006
Gender: Coed
Grades: 7 through 10

 

Softball 6U: (T-Ball)
Softball for girls ages 5 and 6.
Players meet twice per week- one weeknight and Saturday mornings.
A player's age is determined by how old they are on December 31, 2018.

Cost: $150.00
 Birthdates: 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2013
Gender: F

 

Softball 8U: (Rookies)
Softball for girls ages 7 or 8.
Players meet twice per week- one weeknight and Saturday mornings, schedule subject to change.
Player's age is determined by how old they are on December 31, 2018.
Cost: $150.00
 Birthdates: 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2011
Gender: F

 

Softball 10U: (Minors)
Softball for girls ages 9 or 10.
Players meet three times per week- one practice, one weeknight game and Saturday morning games.
Player's age is determined by how old they are on December 31, 2018.
Cost: $175.00
 Birthdates: 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2009
Gender: F

 

Softball 12U: (Majors)
Softball for girls ages 11 or 12.
Players meet three times per week- one practice, one weeknight game and Saturday morning games.
Player's age is determined by how old they are on December 31, 2018.
Cost: $175.00
 Birthdates: 1/1/2006 to 12/31/2007
Gender: F

MONTGOMERY BASEBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES

2019 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


 

Montgomery Baseball League (MBL) is proud to announce the 7th annual Montgomery Baseball League College Scholarship program. The annual fund provides scholarship awards to assist qualified and deserving current and former MBL baseball player applicants attend institutions of higher learning. Each award will be designated for one school year. It is our intent to award up to three individual scholarships with a value of up to $1,000. 

Scholarship applicants must have participated in the MBL program for a minimum of 3 years, be actively involved in community service with their high school baseball program or other community-based activity, be of outstanding character and integrity, exhibit leadership on their baseball teams as well as in their communities, and have demonstrated strong academic performance. Additionally, applicants must submit at least 2 adult references and an original essay of 250-500 words describing what baseball has taught them that will help them be successful in your future endeavors. All application requirements must be received by Monday, April 1st. Scholarship decisions will be made by Friday, May 3rd.  

For additional details on the scholarship program requirements, screening, and selection process go here.


The 2019 Cougar Discount Cards are NOW AVAILABLE!

Get great discounts at more than a dozen popular local merchants (and generous/loyal sponsors of Montgomery Baseball!).  It also helps raise money for our program. Cards are only $10Email us at montydiscount@yahoo.com for details (please put "COUGAR CARDS" in the Subject Line of the email).


 2018 USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARDS NOW AVAILABLE!

USABat Standard Baseball Bats


USA Baseball Logo

 

 

 

 

Starting in 2018, to be legal for play in Little League, Pony Baseball, Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball, AABC, AAU and Dixie Youth Baseball, your bat will need the USABat stamp on it.

 

Long story short, everyone who plays with the Montgomery Baseball League (league and tournament play) under the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball chartered organization and the other organizations mentioned above will need to buy a new bat starting in 2018. These bats will perform like wood bats. Baseballs will likely not be hit as far with these bats, BUT the larger diameter barrel on the baseball bats can and will make the baseball easier to hit for many players. See the chart below and please feel free to visit http://www.baberuthleague.org/ for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reminder: The McKnight Baseball Complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY! 

The McKnight Baseball complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY.  It is not a public facility and is not associated with the Montgomery Township or Somerset County Parks systems.  The management and maintenance of this facility is funded by the Montgomery Baseball League (MBL) through registration fees, advertising, fund raising, and the generous donations of local residents and businesses. 

Use of the McKnight Baseball Complex is limited to individuals registered for current MBL programs and MBL-sponsored events and groups.  MBL reserves the right to permit or deny any individual and/or team access to the McKnight complex, including fields, batting cages, or concession, seating, and parking areas. 

Use of these facilities for private games, lessons, or training without written authorization from MBL is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  Any unauthorized use of these facilities for such purposes is at the risk of the Trainer/Coach AND Trainee(s)/Player(s).  Any damage or injuries resulting from unauthorized use of these facilities will be the sole responsibility of Trainer/Coach.  Violators will be considered to be TRESPASSING and may be PROSECUTED. 

Any questions about this use-policy can be directed to any member of the MBL Board of Directors.  If you see unauthorized use of the McKnight Baseball Complex, please contact a member of the MBL Board of Directors or contact the Montgomery Township Police non-emergency number.  Thank you.

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Van Horne 1 (closest to Parking Lot)
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