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MLB Pitch Hit and Run
04/13/2017
    Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition...
Pelham Baseball Final Rosters
03/30/2017
Below are the final rosters for the Majors and AAA Minors Divisions...
Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review
01/02/2017
  Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review 2016 was a busy...
Consider Amazon Smile to Support Pelham Baseball
12/14/2016
Pelham Baseball is happy to partner again this year with the...
Announcing 2017 Pelham Baseball Board
11/23/2016
Your 2017 Pelham Baseball Board:   President-Scott Paquette Vice...
Little League International Baseball Age Requirement
11/24/2015
Little League International implemented a new age range for...
 
MLB Pitch Hit and Run

 

 

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.

For our local Pelham Baseball competition, boys and girls are divided in five age divisions:  5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14.  Age divisions 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14 have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2017 MLB All-Star Week.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each of the older 4 age divisions at our Pelham Baseball competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition (May 13 Manchester NH).

Our Pelham Baseball Competition is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Muldoon Park.  Registration at Muldoon Park will start at 5:30pm and close at 6pm.  A copy of the registration form may be found in the Documents section of the web site.  Competition events will get underway at approximately 6:15pm at Muldoon Park.  Please bring a photocopy of your player's birth certificate.  Both the completed registration form and photocopy of the birth certificate will be needed to participate and advance.

For questions concerning the Pelham Baseball competition, please contact Derrick Koes at .


by posted 04/13/2017
Pelham Baseball Final Rosters

Below are the final rosters for the Majors and AAA Minors Divisions of Pelham Baseball.

 

NOTE:  AA Minors and T-Ball Rosters will be finalized shortly and parents will be contacted by their coach for those divisions.

 

MAJORS TEAMS

Blue Jays

Giants

Marlins

Pirates

Head Coach

Desmarais, Rich

Head Coach

Jason Zakrewski

Head Coach

Jason Carroll

Head Coach

Scott Paquette

Desmarais, Justin

Carmody, Jack

Albert, Jacob

Beauchamp, Jack

Elie, Kyle

Cheung, Brayden

Benson, Matthew

Bracetty, Ryan

Garcia, Cole

Figueroa, Christian

Carroll, Alex

Gustafson, Aiden

Hamilton, John

Muise, Derek

Donaghey, Ronan

Hardy, Kyle

Hamlin, Jack

Muise, Nicky

Drew, Nolan

Knight, Jacob

James, Zachary

Pike, Nick

Dumont, Logan

Koes, Ryan

Kenney, Brandon

Pileggi, Enzo

Fondakowski, Nathan

Lacoss, Ricky

MacNeil, Joshua

Poloski, Jaydin

Harrington, Ben

Matarazzo, Bradley

Provencal, Ty

Santosuosso, Matthew

Lynde, Ryan

Matarazzo, Spencer

Songini, AJ

Whiting, RJ

Martinez, Cesar

Paquette, Henry

Sprague, Bradley

Zakrewski, Evan

Patten, Aiden

Paquette, Scotty

Wilson, Jordan

Connor Humphreys

Villanueva, Adrian

Todino, Matthew

 

 

AAA MINORS TEAMS

Cardinals

Dodgers

Giants

Yankees

Head Coach

Jared Breault

Head Coach

Mike Todino

Head Coach

Brian Hegan

Head Coach

John Koutrobis

Berton, Kobe

Bowlan, Justin

Berard, Benjamin

Cabral, Jake

Blanchette, Quinn

Bowlan, Kyle

Cantacesso, Matthew

Chandonnet, Zachary

Breault, Addie

Burt, Colby

Croteau, Brody

Gendreau, Jason

Breault, Lexi

Koes, Evan

Ducharme, Daniel

Greenwood, Donovan

Davidson, Jake

Lemieux, James

Dutton, Zachary

Hardy, Kevin

Lindsey, Casey

Martis, Matthew

Ferreira, Joseph

Koutrobis, Jack

Patchen, James

Menear, Connor

Hegan, Brady

Louh, Zaki

Sprague, Matthew

O’Connor, Brady

Ketelaar, Maddox

Lynde, Brady

Tenczar, Jozef

Pare, Stephen

Muise, Patrick

Menear, Reese

Tondreault, Nathan

Todino, Joshua

Sheehan, Jack

Repici, Andrew

Vertuccio, Vance

Wheatley, William

Stupack, Joshua

Truong, Kaeden

 


by posted 03/30/2017
Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review

 

Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review

2016 was a busy year for Pelham Baseball.  The program took on a number of new and innovative initiatives beginning with a new snack shack and announcer’s booth.  The snack shack provided fans and players with a wide assortment of food, beverage and treat options and served as a great place for players and parents to mingle and share their thoughts on the games of the day.  The announcer’s booth allowed for players to listen to the sounds of the game ranging from the national anthem and warm-up tunes to their name being called as they came to the plate.  In addition, players and parents were treated to a series of new features to the program including.

 

• Major League Baseball-sponsored Pitch, Hit and Run competition prior to opening day

• Eleven-Year-Old Travel Tournament Team (the Predators) which took part in the Nationals Tournament held in Myrtle Beach, SC

• Summer tournament team(s) covering all ages 8 and up.  Teams represented Pelham well as they competed in tournaments held in Tyngsboro, MA and Manchester, NH including placing first in the Hollis-Brookline 9U tournament

• Introducing competitive baseball to the AA Minors division with features including player pitching and catching development

• New apparel options including extra comfy fleece blankets, hooded sweatshirts and player-customized decals and water bottles

 

These new features were coupled with some great continuing traditions including an opening day ceremony which paid tribute to the selfless work of the Ketelaar family to the program, the annual Challenger Under the Lights game, picture day and an off-season training opportunity for all players at Play Ball’s facility in Salem, NH.  In addition, we were treated to some tremendous regular season baseball which saw the Timber Rattlers capture the AAA Minors title and the Royals won an extended playoff series against the Rockies.  

At the end of the year the program sought input from its participants in a year-end survey.  The long hours and commitment by the board members, coaches and volunteers appears to have paid off.  When asked about the overall satisfaction with the program and its direction a whopping 92% responded in the affirmative and 83% said they planned to have their children continue on in the next year and 82% responded that they would refer Pelham Baseball to other families.  93% also said that the coaching within the program was of top-notch quality.

Among the comments submitted in the survey..

 

 “Outstanding communication and commitment shown by coaches. Thank you all!”

“Big bonus points for the TROPHIES given to the t-ball players this year. My son just was thrilled to receive an actual trophy (as opposed to a medal) Thanks for giving those out. I also appreciated that the t-ball coaches pitched to the kids towards the end of the season.”

“This year was a huge improvement from last year with all the practices and games. Our child has improved his skills and attitude a lot due to these changes. Thank you.”

 

While the overall feeling towards the program shows a positive direction the Board also acknowledges there is still much more work to do and challenges to overcome.  In particular, providing more practice time, additional games and the continued pursuit of helping develop better coaches and players.  The Board will also continue to strive to provide timely and informative communication and work hard to ensure umpires are properly coordinated and any field assignment changes or game cancellations are conveyed as efficiently as possible.

The Board is also continuing to explore ways to enhance the program's offerings including exploring the re-introduction of Babe Ruth baseball and even new snack shack features.  While everyone seemed to love the ice cream there is always the yearning for slushies, pizza and other prepared foods as well as continuing to enhance the ability to provide more reliable credit card payment for food and apparel.  These, and other improvements, are always up for consideration as the program continues to grow.

As always, the program is only as good as those who volunteer their time to its continued success.  The Board is grateful to the selfless and passionate work it receives each year from everyone who participate.  While donations are always welcome the most valuable is that of time.  There is always the need for more volunteers and we welcome anyone interested to step forward and get involved.  If not you, then who?

More than anything, the Board would like to thank all parents who entrust their children’s well-being and commitment to allowing their players to learn and grow in the game that we all love.  The mission statement of Pelham Baseball is ..”to create a safe and healthy environment for children to develop their baseball skills as well as learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.”  With that in mind the players are always foremost in all the planning and work that is done each year and we hope for another great year to follow.


by posted 01/02/2017
Consider Amazon Smile to Support Pelham Baseball

Pelham Baseball is happy to partner again this year with the Amazon Smile program.  By shopping at Amazon Smile members will be contributing .5% of their total bill to Pelham Little League Baseball.

Shopping at Amazon Smile is easy.  Users simply navigate to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7259747 from their web browser and select Pelham Little League Baseball as the charitable organization of their choosing.  This only needs to be done once.

Thank you everyone for your continued support! 


by posted 12/14/2016
Announcing 2017 Pelham Baseball Board

Your 2017 Pelham Baseball Board:

 

President-Scott Paquette

Vice President-Brian Hegan

Secretary-Ellen Patchen

Treasurer-Candice Repici

Player Agent-Jared Breault

Safety Officer-Jeff Drew

Coaching Coordinator-Rich Desmarais

Equipment Manager-John Koutrobis

Fields Manager-Kai Cheung

Concessions Manager-OPEN

VP Fundraising/Apparel-Kathleen Albert

VP Challenger Division-Dave Williams

VP Majors Division-Jay Carroll

VP AAA Minors Division-Mike Todino

​VP AA Minors Division-Tom Tosto

VP T-Ball Division-Eric Ducharme

​Tournament Director-Derrick Koes

Congratulations to all. It's now time to get to work on the 2017 season!


by posted 11/23/2016
Little League International Baseball Age Requirement

Little League International implemented a new age range for the 2017 season.  The primary reason for this change is to make the Little League Baseball Division, known as the Pelham Baseball Majors Division, a 12 and under program.  No child playing in this division will turn 13 years of age during their final season of eligibility.  For this reason, the age cutoff for a season will change from 12/31 to 8/31 of the calendar year.

For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

 

 

Please reference this Little League International article.


by posted 11/24/2015
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