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2018 Pelham Baseball Board Members
11/27/2017
Your 2018 Pelham Baseball Board:   President-Scott Paquette Vice...
Consider Amazon Smile to Support Pelham Baseball
11/27/2017
Pelham Baseball is happy to partner again this year with the Amazon...
Congratulations Pelham 10U Tournament Team
07/16/2017
10U Hollis-Brookline Tournament Champions 2017!  Back to Back!!   Front...
MLB Junior Homerun Derby Champions
05/14/2017
  Hello Pelham Baseball Families!   I'm pleased...
MLB Pitch Hit and Run Champions
05/06/2017
  Hello Pelham Baseball families!   I'm pleased...
Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review
01/02/2017
  Pelham Baseball 2016 Year-in-Review 2016 was a busy...
 
2018 Pelham Baseball Board Members

Your 2018 Pelham Baseball Board:

 

President-Scott Paquette

Vice President-Brian Hegan

Secretary-Ellen Patchen

Treasurer-Candice Repici

Player Agent-Michael Chandonnet

Safety Officer-Tim O'Connor

Coaching Coordinator-Rich Desmarais

Fields Manager/Equipment Manager-Roger Blanchette

Concessions Manager-OPEN

VP Fundraising/Apparel-OPEN

VP Challenger Division-Dave Williams

VP Babe Ruth-Jay Carroll

VP Majors Division-John Koutrobis

VP AAA Minors Division-Mike Todino

​VP AA Minors Division-Tom Tosto

VP T-Ball Division-Eric Ducharme

​Tournament Director-OPEN

Congratulations to all. It's now time to get to work on the 2018 season!


by posted 11/27/2017
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 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 Baseball as the charitable organization of their choosing.  This only needs to be done once.

Thank you everyone for your continued support! 


by posted 11/27/2017
Congratulations Pelham 10U Tournament Team

10U Hollis-Brookline Tournament Champions 2017!  Back to Back!!

 

Front Row (L-R): Jack Koutrobis, Maddox Ketelaar, AJ Songini, Kyle Hardy, Jason Gendreau, Justin Desmarais

Middle Row (L-R): Nicky Muise, Zach James, Brady Hegan, Henry Paquette, Christian Figueroa

Back Row (L-R): Coach Brian Hegan, Coach John Koutrobis, Mananger Rich Desmarais, Coach Scott Ketelaar


by posted 07/16/2017
MLB Junior Homerun Derby Champions

 

Hello Pelham Baseball Families!

 

I'm pleased to announce the 2017 Pelham Baseball Junior Homerun Derby champions.

 

10U Division

Jason Gendreau

 

12U Division

Jacob Albert

 

14U Division

Zach Jones

 

Good luck to our 12U and 14U champions in the regional competition!


by posted 05/14/2017
MLB Pitch Hit and Run Champions

 

Hello Pelham Baseball families!

 

I'm pleased to announce the 2017 champions for the Pelham Baseball Pitch Hit and Run competition.

 

7/8 Division

All-Around Stephen Pare
Pitch Stephen Pare
Hit Stephen Pare
Run Stephen Pare

 

 

9/10 Division

All-Around Jackson Marshall
Pitch Jackson Marshall
Hit Jackson Marshall
Run Jack Koutrobis

 

 

11/12 Division

All-Around Jacob Albert
Pitch Jacob Albert
  Aidan Gustafson
  John Hamilton
  Cesar Martinez
  Scotty Paquette
Hit Jacob Albert
Run Jacob Albert

 

 

13/14 Division

All-Around Tim O'Connor
Pitch Tim O'Connor
Hit Tim O'Connor
Run Mike Gendreau

 

 

 

Good luck to all our champions at the sectional round of the competition in Manchester!

 

 


by posted 05/06/2017
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
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