Southington South Baseball: Welcome
Southington Southern Youth Athletic Association
Official Site of Southington South Baseball
2017 Town Champions Southington South LL Majors Yankees
2016 Town Champions Southington South LL Majors A's
2015 Town Champions Southington South Jr. League Pirates
2015 District 5 Champions 11/12 Year Old All Stars
2015 Division 2 Champions 11/12 Year Old All Stars
Dear Parents, Coaches/Assistant Coaches & eBoard Members,
We will have our monthly meeting on Monday, January 8th, 2018 from 8-9 p.m. at Spartan's Restaurant II [back room]. A brief overview/highlight for some of the topics covered will be the following:
-Acceptance of last month's meeting minutes
-Registration dates for January & February
-Tryout dates at Southington High School for AAA and Majors players moving up divisions or trying out for AAA [8-11 yr. olds only] & or Majors 9-12 yr. olds only]
-New online registrations/website being launched for Southington South LL
-Review of new bat rules for 2018
-Coaches 2018 Green books
-Big Al Clinic dates, online training & CPR Certifications for Coaches
-Volunteering for Committees i.e. Concession, Fundraising, Training, Fields & Facilities
Southington South Little League
***NEW BAT INFORMATION FOR 2018 SEASON***
Hello Southington South LL Families,
Happy Holidays to everyone!!! We are sharing some very important information from other leagues & through our partners/sponsors.
We will be launching a new website in January with online registrations for 2018 & as a reminder please like us and subscribe to our feeds on Facebook for information throughout the year.
Many folks have called, texted or emailed us to obtain new information on the bat regulations coming into play for the 2018 season especially with the Holidays approaching and parents potentially looking to purchase bats for their son or daughter. We wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the Little League Bat Change Rules which will take effect on January 1, 2018 (will be effective for the upcoming Spring Season).
Please note that all Bats used last season and prior seasons will no longer be legal to be used in practices or games in Little League (in any division). All Little League approved bats must have the USA Bat Stamp which will signify that the bat is legal to be used. Please use caution when purchasing bats, especially from secondary sites and resold bats. The links below will provide a complete list of approved bats, the rules for bats in each Little League Division and a link to Dick's Sporting Goods which would be the best place to purchase a new bat.
From Easton (while they are promoting their bats, they do a nice job explaining the process):
From Little League (includes a list of all approved bats)
From USA Baseball (FAQ and approved bat list)
The key point is actively look for the USA Baseball stamp – it will be a green label on the wrapping and will be a white stamp ON the actual bat. All traditional retailers will be selling the new, approved bats exclusively – they will not even carry the old bats. Where parents will need to be careful is discount shopping online and at closeout sites – finding a Mako for $50 won’t be the deal they think it is.
Below is a lot of information, but it is the complete summary of the Little League Bat rules for the 2018 season. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you might have.
For Junior League Baseball divisions and below, as well as all Challenger divisions, the bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League divisions, as well as the Little League Challenger Division, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat - USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2-5/8 inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm
Tee Ball [Baseball]: Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26” and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.
Minor/Major Divisions: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League: It shall not be more than 34” inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
Senior League: It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Little League Challenger Division: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
Senior League Challenger Division: It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet either 1) the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark which shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color, or 2) the USA Bat standard and shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard.Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Use the following code: LLBUNDLE
30% off EASTON bats with USABat approved bats for Little League players
Southington South Little League
2017 Fall Field Day Clean Up
Saturday, October 28, 9am - 1pm
Southington South is looking for people to help with Fall Field Day Clean Up, which will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the LL baseball fields at Rec Park.
Even an hour or two of your time would be greatly appreciated!
In case of inclement weather, the clean up will be held on Sunday, October 29.
Congratulations to Manager-Craig Johnson & the Southington South 8U Maroon team for becoming the 8U Champions on Saturday night. They played West Hartford LL's 8U team in the Championship game & won the contest 10-0 in the 4 innings.
2017 Fall Ball Sign-Ups
Registration for the 2017 Fall Ball season for 8U - 17U will be held at Rec Park:
Monday, July 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Monday, July 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Southington South Players and Parents,
Southington South will be participating in the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League again this fall as we have in the past. This is also open to other Town residents and players from the other leagues as well.
The sign ups for fall baseball and our league will be the two coming Mondays, July 24 and July 31 6:30- 8:00 p.m. at Rec Park, ages 8U- 17U.
The league has assigned coordinators for each division who will be handling registration.
There are other fall travel baseball teams being assembled, including by other Town leagues. To our knowledge, they will not be participating in the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball league.
While you are welcome to choose where your child plays this fall, we would encourage you to participate in the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League where South has decided to play and will field teams at each level dependent on registration numbers. There has been some strong interest from our players and appears we will be able to support multiple teams.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding fall baseball and look forward to seeing those interested at signups this coming Monday and following week.
Southington South Banquet
Southington South's annual banquet will be held Monday, August 28, 6:00pm at the Aquaturf
Tickets are $25/person
Please email John Nitz if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mail checks to:
155 Greystone Drive
Plantsville, CT 06479
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOUTHINGTON SOUTH YANKEES & MGR.-JAMIE LEGGETT FOR WINNING THE TOWN CHAMPIONSHIP VS. WEST CARDINALS!!!!
Congratulations to the Yankees, winners of the 2017 Southington South LL Majors Championship!
The Yankees move on to play for the Southington Town Championship. The double elimination tournament starts Friday, June 16 at a time/location TBD. Please support the Southington South Yankees in their quest to keep the Town title in the South!
2017 LL Majors Playoffs
#6 White Sox
#7 Red Sox
BYE - Yankees
G1: #4 Marlins (5) Vs. #5 Cubs (0) - Wednesday, May 31, 6:00pm
G2: #3 Angels (5) vs. #6 White Sox (7) - Wednesday, May 31, 8:00pm
G3: #2 A's (15) vs. #7 Red Sox (5) - Thursday, June 1, 6:00pm
G6: #3 Angels (6) vs. #7 Red Sox (4) - Friday, June 2, 6:00pm Red Sox eliminated
G5: #2 A's (13) vs. #6 White Sox (3) Saturday, June 3, 3:00pm
G4: #4 Marlins (4) vs. #1 Yankees (14) - Saturday, June 3, 1:00pm
G7: #6 White Sox (8) vs. #5 Cubs (2) - Wednesday, June 7, 5:30pm Cubs eliminated
G8: #4 Marlins (10) vs. #3 Angels (3) - Wednesday, June 7, 7:30pm Angels eliminated
G9: #1 Yankees (6) vs. #2 A's (3) - Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm
G10: #4 Marlins (10) vs. #6 White Sox (0) - Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm White Sox eliminated
G11: #2 A's vs. #4 Marlins - Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm Marlins eliminated
G12: #1 Yankees (9) vs. A's (5) Winner - Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm A's eliminated; Yankees win South Championship!
2017 DISTRICT COACHES and ALL STAR COACHES
On 5/30/17 our Coaches Committee met & selected the following for our District Mgr.'s and Head Coaches:
12 U District Manager-Jamie Leggett
11 U District Manager-Brian Dunne
10 U District Manager-Curtis Migliore
8/9/10 Yalesville Head Coach-Rob Davino
8U Head Coach-Craig Johnson
8U Head Coach-Ralph Tortora [Gray team]
*additional Coaches might be appointed as a follow up to Saturday's tryouts for summer baseball teams-this is still TBD
All Star/District applications need to be handed into our Player Agent or myself no later than Saturday, May 27th, 2017 by 3 p.m.
A copy of the District team application will be in the handout section of our website plus LL Managers should have emailed this information out to the team
LL Majors Standings
(games reported as of May 27, 2017)
TEAM RECORD RF RA
Yankees 15-1 170 57
A's 13-3 175 68
Angels* 9-7 94 139
Marlins 9-7 121 85
Cubs 5-11 114 157
White Sox 3-13 79 149
Red Sox 2-14 68 168
* Angels earn third-seed based on tie-breaker rule: regular season record against highest-finishing teams
2017 LL MAJORS SCHEDULE
Saturday 4/8/17 Field #1
9:00am Angels (4) at Red Sox (3)
11:00am Yankees (10) at A's (4)
1:00pm Marlins (5) at White Sox (3)
Monday 4/10/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (22) at Angels (2)
Tuesday 4/11/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Red Sox (3) at Marlins (10)
Wednesday 4/12/2017 Field #1
6:00pm White Sox (12) at Cubs (13)
Thursday 4/13/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Angels (3) at Yankees (11)
Friday 4/14/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins (15) at Cubs (3)
Saturday 4/15/2017 Field #1
9:00am Marlins (3) at A's (6)
11:00am Cubs (8) at Red Sox (7)
1:00pm White Sox (6) at Angels (8)
Monday 4/17/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (14) at Cubs (3)
Tuesday 4/18/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees (18) at Marlins (5)
Wednesday 4/19/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Red Sox at White Sox (PPD unit 4/29)
Thursday 4/20/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Cubs (8) at Yankees (13)
Friday 4/21/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins at A's (PPD until 4/27)
8:00pm Angels at Red Sox (PPD until 5/13)
Saturday 4/22/2017 Field #1
9:00am Cubs (6) at Yankees (16)
11:00am* Marlins (8) at Angels (5)
1:00pm* White Sox (2) at A's (13)
Monday 4/24/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (17) at Red Sox (6)
Tuesday 4/25/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees at White Sox (PPD until 5/12)
Wednesday 4/26/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Red Sox (6) at Angels (7)
Thursday, 4/27/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins (3) at A's (5) (makeup of 4/21 game)
Friday 4/28/2017 Field #1
6:00pm White Sox (4) at Angels (13)
8:00pm Cubs (17) at Red Sox (4)
Saturday 4/29/2017 Field #1
9:00am A's (3) at Yankees (10)
11:00am Cubs (5) at Marlins (8)
1:00pm Red Sox (4) at White Sox (9) (makeup of 4/19 game)
Red Sox (3) at White Sox (10)
Monday 5/1/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Red Sox (1) at Yankees (14)
Tuesday 5/2/2017 Field #1
6:00pm White Sox (1) at Marlins (11)
Wednesday 5/3/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (14) at Cubs (8)
Thursday 5/4/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins (16) at Red Sox (0)
Friday 5/5/2017 #1
6:00pm White Sox at Cubs (PPD; makeup 5/7 @ 9:00am)
8:00pm Angels at Yankees (PPD makeup TBD)
Saturday 5/6/2017 Field #1
9:00am Cubs at White Sox (PPD makeup TBD)
11:00am Angels (7) at A's (6)
1:00pm Yankees (7) at Marlins (1)
Sunday 5/7/2017 Field #1
9:00am White Sox (10) at Cubs (6) (makeup of 5/5 game)
Monday 5/8/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (13) at Marlins (4)
Tuesday 5/9/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees (13) at Angels (1)
Wednesday 5/10/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Red Sox (6) at Cubs (3)
Thursday 5/11/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins (2) at Yankees (3)
Friday 5/12/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees (11) at White Sox (1) (originally scheduled 4/25)
8:00pm A's (13) at Angels (0)
Saturday 5/13/2017 Field #1
9:00am Yankees (7) at Cubs (4)
11:00am White Sox (7) at Red Sox (9)
1:00pm Angels (13) at Red Sox (11) (originally scheduled 4/21)
Monday 5/15/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Cubs (14) at Angels (3)
Tuesday 5/16/2017 Field #1
6:00pm A's (10) at White Sox (3)
Wednesday 5/17/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Angels (10) at Marlins (9)
Thursday 5/18/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Cubs (0) at A's (15)
8:00pm Angels (4) at Yankees (7) (originally scheduled 5/5)
Friday 5/19/2017 Field #1
8:00pm Red Sox (2) at Marlins (5)
Saturday 5/20/2017 Field #1
9:00am White Sox (3) at Yankees (11)
11:00am Red Sox (3) at A's (13)
1:00pm Angels (9) at Cubs (5)
Monday 5/22/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees (15) at Red Sox (0)
Tuesday 5/23/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Angels (5) at White Sox (1)
Wednesday, 5/24/2017 AAA Field
5:45pm Cubs (11) atWhite Sox (6) (makeup of 5/6 game)
Wednesday 5/24/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Yankees (4) at A's (7)
Thursday 5/25/2017 Field #1
6:00pm Marlins (16) at White Sox (1)
-- END OF REGULAR SEASON --
PLAYOFF SCHEDULE TBD
SPIRIT WEAR ORDERING PROCESS & INFORMATION
Dear Southington South Little League Families,
We are pleased to announce the availability of fan / spirit wear for purchase by our players, family and friends. This is also a fundraiser for the league and the proceeds from this will be utilized to offset the costs we have for our equipment and uniform purchases.
We are utilizing Billings Sports for this order and they are one of our providers of equipment and uniforms for the league. They have established a website to facilitate ordering items for purchase. See below for further details, but the way this will work, is that we will keep the website open for a period of time to collect all the orders. The order will then be placed by Billings with the clothing/shirt manufacturer and once received, they will print the league logo and other aspects available on the hooded sweatshirt. Billings will then provide the final product to the league and we will make the purchases available for pickup at the concession stand or other designated location. The league will email everyone when the items are in but expect a 2 to 3 week timeframe from once the order is placed.
We are a little behind this year on getting this set up as we moved to a new provider for this with Billings and working through the details and logistics of setting up the website and items to purchase. This will be much simpler in the future.
If there is enough demand and requests beyond the initial order period, we can and may open up another order period or during the fall as appropriate.
Any questions on sizing or with the website, please e-mail Jim Bombria at email@example.com
Derek Kohl, our League Equipment Manager can be contacted at Dkohl@BLCompanies.com ,if necessary as well with any questions.
Thanks for your continued support of the league and hope that everyone enjoys and wears their spirit wear around Town.
1. Log onto www.billingssports.com
2. Click on online form.
3. Enter Code: ssouth17
4. Select Items.
Closing or Signature by league or Brian.
2017 Election Results for Executive Board Members 11/7/16 takes effect 1/1/17
-Brian T. Dunne-President
-Sean Fisher-Vice President
- Secretary-Ryan O'Donnell
-Chris Matusik-Vice President Jr./Sr. League
-Jamie Leggett-Player Agent
-Mark Zigmont-Safety Officer
2017 Positions filled for Committee Members & Coordinators/Directors
-John Nitz-Training Coordinator
-Tom O'Reilly-Communications Director
-Scott Kroll [AAA Field #2], Jeremy Shea, Matt Vose [AA Fields #4 +#5 ], Chris Matusik [Jr./Sr./Field #3], LL Managers [LL Majors] Field #1-Fields & Facilities Coordinators
Derek Kohl-Equipment Coordinator
Kevin Fink-AAA Coordinator
Matt Vose-AA Coordinator
Mike Cyr-T-ball Coordinator
Fundraising Committee-Curtis Migliore, Bryan Graven, Brian Dunne, Mike Cyr
Ryan O'Donnell-Insurance Director
Melanie Roper, Jenn Dunne, Pam Smith, Michele Goodenough, Kellie DelVecchia, Jennifer Haberski-Concession Committee
*2016 Town Champions Southington South LL Majors A's*
2016 League Champions Southington South A's [LL Manager/Head Coach-Sean Fisher]
Southington South Families & Friends-
This week the South A’s will be playing for the Town Championship
The South A’s will play on Thursday, June 16 at 5:45 p.m. against the West Orioles at the West. A's win vs. West Orioles 5-3 in 6 innings.
The A’s win that game, the A’s will play on Saturday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. against the North Angels at the South. A's win vs. North Angels 13-12 in 7 innings.
Remaining games are [Happy Father's Day] Sunday, June 19 at 5:45 p.m. @ North/Memorial Park. North Angels vs. A's 7-8 in 6 innings-the A's win the Town Championship!!!
Please come and support the South A’s!
***NEW-SOUTHINGTON SOUTH LL DISTRICT MANAGERS 2016***
Coaches Committe met last week on Thursday, May from 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. to review bio's/applications
The committee members consisted of Head Coaches from T-Ball, AA and AAA divisions (4) plus the President (1) for a total of 5 individuals. Discussions were held about each applicant and voting took place for our 10, 11 & 12 year old District Coaches for Southington South LL.
Congratulations to the following District Managers/Head Coaches who were selected for the 2016 season:
10 year old District Manager/Head Coach-Jim Rusiecki
11 year old District Manager/Head Coach-Jamie Leggett
12 year old District Manager/Head Coach-Scott Kieras
***NEW 2016 DISTRICT PLAYERS-ANNOUNCED***
10 yr. old District Team
11 yr. old District Team
A. J. Wood
12 yr. old District Team
Saturday, January 9
Southington South Little League
SAFETY ISSUES WITH CARS IN THE PARK
Please note there is no parking along Maxwell Noble Drive alongside Fields 1 or 2 on either side of the street. There is also no parking inside the gated area -- whether or not it’s open -- by Field 4 (AA field) and batting cages. This is a safety issue. Also, please abide by the posted speed limits within the park. There have been several close calls with kids and adults almost getting hit by cars.
Thank you for your cooperation.