2010 Joe Graziano NJ Little League State Tournament: Welcome
Welcome to the official site of the 2010 Joe Graziano New Jersey Little League State Tournament hosted by HTRBA Little League in Mercerville, NJ. The tournament will be held at Van Horn Park from Friday, July 30 to Tuesday, August 3.
Please be advised that HTRBA Little League operates a Smoke and Alcohol Free facility. Smoking and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited in all areas of Van Horn Park.
Toms River National - 2010 New Jersey State Champs!
Toms River National outlasted a very tough North Hunterdon National team to win the 2010 Joe Graziano New Jersey Little League State Championship. The final score was 8-7 in a well played, back and forth contest.
TRN now moves on to represent New Jersey in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. Their first game will be Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 am against the Pennsylvania representative from Council Rock-Newtown. Best of luck to the boys from Toms River as they continue their journey to Williamsport.
Toms River National Forces "If" Game
Toms River National held off a come back bid by North Hunterdon National to force the "winner-take-all" championship game on Tuesday night. The final score was 8-4.
North Hunterdon National and Toms River National Set for Showdown
Toms River National defeated Northfield 10-0 on Sunday in the losers bracket final to set up a rematch with North Hunterdon National in the Championship Round on Monday night. NHN beat TRN 4-1 in an opening round game. TRN will need to win on Monday to force a winner-take-all Championship Game on Tuesday. The action on Monday gets under way at 7:00 pm at Van Horn Park.
Tournament Coverage on Local News
Here's a link to a segment done by NBC 10...
Below is a link to the sports report on News 12 New Jersey. Fast forward about two minutes in for a story on the State Tournament...
North Hunterdon and Northfield Win on Opening Night
North Hunterdon National defeated Toms River National 4-1 to take the opening game in the 2010 Joe Graziano New Jersey Little League State Tournament. In an exciting nightcap, Northfield held on for a tough 9-7 win over West New York American in 8 innings.
Tomorrow's action will feature Toms River National and West New York American at 3:00, followed by "The Battle of the Norths" - North Hunterdon National and Northfield at 5:30.
Also, don't forget that there will be a wood bat Home Run Derby beginning at 9:00 am.
We Have a Final Four!
Congratulations to the following teams for winning their respective Section Tournaments and advancing to the State Finals! We look forward to an action packed, competitive tournament.
Section 1: North Hunterdon National Little League
Section 2: West New York American Little League
Section 3: Toms River National Little League
Section 4: Northfield Little League
Click on link below for Tournament Bracket.
Schedule of Events
All Events at Van Horn Park, Mercerville, NJ
July 29, 2010
|1:00 PM||Welcome Barbecue and Tour of HTRBA Facilities|
|1:30 PM||Player Credential Review|
|3:00 PM||Players to meet with Gov. Chris Christie and Statehouse tour – Trenton, NJ|
|6:30 PM||Welcome Banquet – Angeloni’s Cedar Gardens|
|9:30 PM||Tournament Umpires Meeting – Angeloni’s Cedar Garden|
|Fri.||July 30, 2010||4:45 pm||Opening Ceremony|
|5:30 PM||Game 1 - North Hunterdon vs Toms River National|
|8:00 PM||Game 2 - West New York American vs Northfield|
|Sat.||July 31, 2010||9:00 am||Wood Bat Home Run Derby|
|sponsored by Efinger Sporting Goods|
|3:00 PM||Game 3 – Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2|
|5:30 PM||Game 4 – Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2|
|Sun.||August 1, 2010||1:00 PM||Challenger Division Exhibition Game|
|4:00 PM||Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs Loser Game 4|
|Mon.||August 2, 2010||7:00 PM||Game 6 - Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5|
|Tue.||August 3, 2010||7:00 PM||Game 7 – Winner Game 6 vs Loser Game 6 (if necessary)|
Tournament Information & Media Guide - Now Available
The 2010 Joe Graziano New Jersey Little League State Finals Information & Media Guide is now available for download. This packet contains all of the information you need to know prior to attending the tournament. Perfect for coaches, player families, and fans!
Handout: Tournament Info & Media Guide