Charlton MA Little League: My Site News

Wednesday, July 19
Jimmy Fund Home Run Derby - Ages 8-11 in Grafton on August 5th



8, 9, 10 and 11 Year Olds!


Date:              Saturday, August 5th (Rain date August 12th)

Time:             Little League Age 8 (100 ft fence) – 3PM

                        Little League Age 9 (130 ft fence) -  4:30PM

                        Little League Age 10 (150 ft fence) – 6PM

                        Little League Age 11 (175 ft fence) – 7:30PM


                        115 Ferry Street, South Grafton


Entry fee:  $20 donation to the Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund fundraising page of the Grafton 10 Year Old District All-Star Team. All proceeds will benefit the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Foundation.


Entry Fee Payment:  

  • Log on to
  • Select “Support A Team”
  • Choose “Grafton 10A All Stars”
  • Click On “General Team Donation”
  • Donate no less than $20
  • When filling out the Donor Form, use the entrants name and under “Company” write:
    • HRD8 (Little League Age 8) or
    • HRD9 (LL Age 9) or
    • HRD10 (LL Age 10) 0r HRD11 (LL Age 11)
  • Or contact for other payment arrangements.


Contest rules:

  • Players must be league age 8, 9, 10 or 11 for the 2017 season.
  • All 4 Age groups will be taking part in their own separate event.
  • Players shall arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to check in and warm up.
  • Players are encouraged to wear their regular season uniforms.
  • Batting order will be determined from a blind draw.
  • Batting cage may be used for warm-ups.  Players will warm up in the order in which they will be hitting.  Limit of 15 pitches in the cage.  Baseballs and a coach will be provided in the cage.
  • Coach pitching will be used from behind an “L” screen.  Grafton Little League will have batting practice pitchers available or the player may bring their own pitcher.  If choosing their own pitcher, that pitcher must be ready when the player is called to bat.
  • Batters will be given 10 outs.  A homerun will be a point.  All other hits and/or misses will be an out.
  • The top six hitters will return for a second round.  Batting order will remain the same as the first round.  Batters will be given 7 outs.  Second round totals will be combined with the first round totals to determine a winner.
  • In the case of a tie after two rounds, the players tied will participate in 5 out rounds until a winner is determined.
  • One coach per player is allowed on the field.
  • A trophy will be presented to the top 3 hitters of each age group.

Tuesday, July 26
Little League Bat Moratorium - In place after 2017 season.

Little League has adopted new bat standards for the 2018 season.  For those planning on buying a bat in the next year or so, this could have an impact on your decision.  Any bats not meeting the new standard will not be allowed after the 2017 season.  The new bats are not yet being produced. See the info below from Little League, and you can click on the link at the end for more information.


With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.


Click on image for more information

Wednesday, March 29
Medical Insurance Reimbursement

Fallon Medical Reimbursement:
To receive a confirmation letter that your child/children are enrolled in the current season,
please email the CLL player agent Kelly Morin at with:

Your name and the children(s) name, a
ddress and children(s) date of birth.  

You will only receive a letter for the current season - no letters will be produced for previous seasons.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

Not a member of Fallon - please check with your Health Insurance Carrier for possible reimbursement programs.

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Friday, April 25
Please, No Cemetery Parking @ Center Field

Regarding Parking Regulations at Center Field 



The Cemetery Commissioners voted unanimously at their June 3rd meeting that I should write to advise certain groups that use the municipal recreation fields that  are between the Library and the Westridge Cemetery that parking within the cemetery is NOT allowed and individuals who do park there may have their vehicles ticketed or towed.  This rule was made several years ago for safety reasons and the Commissioners intend  to fully enforce this rule so that no one gets hurt.  We request that each Charlton team that uses the field help us enforce this rule by advising all parents and those of the visiting teams.


We appreciate your assistance in this matter.


Thank you.

Cemetery Commissioners

            Donna L. Neylon, Clerk

            Kristen Russell-May, Chairman

            Jason Sciarappa, Vice Chairman

Thursday, January 19

Changes to Little League Baseball Age Determination for 2017.

Please click on chart for press release from Little League International.


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