DISTRICT 8 NEW JERSEY: Welcome

DISTRICT 8 NEW JERSEY

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WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT 8 NEW JERSEY WEB SITE. OUR DISTRICT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF RICH FRANCO, HAS SERVED THE YOUTH OF ESSEX COUNTY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. THE DISTRICT COVERS LITTLE LEAGUE, SENIOR AND JUNIOR LEAGUE.

THE 9-10 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WAS STOPPED  LAST NIGHT IN 4TH INN WITH BL NAT AHEAD 6-1, DUE TO WEATHER,  AND WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AT LIV AT 6PM

************ALERT**THE SECTION 2 11-12 GAMES MOVED TO TONIGHT 7/15 HAS AGAIN BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF PENDING BAD WEATHER AND WILL BE PLAYED TOMORROW  7/16  SAME TEAMS, TIMES AND LOCATION*******************

THE SECTION 2 11-12 TOURNAMENTS FIRST 2 GAMES WERE RAINED  OUT LAST NIGHT AT BELLEVILLE LL BUT WE WILL TRY AGAIN TONIGHT. SAME TIMES ,TEAMS AND LOCATION

OUR CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT TO  NUTLEY EAST IN WINNING  THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE DISTRICT 8 11-12 TITLE. THEY WILL OPEN THE SECTIONS  AGAINST DIST 6 , PLAYING AT BELLEVILLE LL STARTING ON  JULY 14 AT 8PM. WE ALL WISH THEM WELL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BLOOMFIELD NAT LL IN WINNING THE DISTRICT 8 9-10 CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY  WILL OPEN THE SECTION 2 TOURNAMENT ON 7/13 ,7:30 PM IN WHITEY LANG PARK, FORT LEE AMERICAN LL. WE WISH YOU MUCH  SUCCESS. ADDRESS OF FIELD IS 1301 ANDERSON AVE, FORT LEE, NJ 07024

CONGRATIONS TO NUTLEY EAST IN WINNING THE DISTRICT 8  10-11 CHAMPIONSHIP . THEY START THE SECTION 2 TOURNAMENT ON JULY 24 AT 8PM IN CARLSTADT NJ. WE WISH THEM WELL.

Diamond Anniversary Celebration Planned,

Ocean County to Host 1st Little League State Championships in 20 years.

Summer 2014 in Ocean County: Best Beaches, Boardwalks and Baseball!

Bayville, NJ (April, 2014): For 75 years, Little League has provided communities around the world the opportunity for families to connect and for children to come together in a healthy, safe environment to learn the values of team sports and the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Berkeley Little League is proud to be able to provide this opportunity to our community.

For the first time in 20 years, the eyes of sports fans everywhere will be focused on Ocean County as Berkeley Little League will be the host site for the NJ State Championships in the Little League and Junior League Divisions. Having produced two (2) true World Champions, Lakewood LL in 1975 and Toms River East American LL in 1998, Ocean County has a great, long history of Little League baseball. In 2013, D18 Little Leagues won five of the six possible sectional championships and played for the state titles in each division, with Manchester Little League winning the NJ State Junior League Division Championship. As perennial contenders, the local leagues of Ocean County’s District 18 hope to use the promise of the home field advantage to make another thrilling run through the Little League International Tournament.

Bob Everett, President of Berkeley Little League said “Our league is very excited to be hosting this once in a lifetime event. Berkeley Little League, through the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers, has come a long way. We could not be prouder to be selected as the host site. We cannot wait to see the very best baseball in New Jersey this summer.”

As our area has continued in its struggle to recover from Super Storm Sandy, D18 Little Leagues have decided to use this once in a generation event to help promote our shore area and give our residents something positive to look forward to. To encourage folks to come back to the shore and pay us a visit, we plan to combine our hosting of the NJ State Championships with Little League’s Diamond Anniversary Celebration.

The Summer of 2014 in Ocean County will feature the Best Beaches, Boardwalks and Baseball in all of NJ. Sponsors have been quickly lining up to help support this exciting event. TD Bank, Perlmart ShopRites, The Cove Waterfront Grille, and the Hershey Motel along with media partners the Asbury Park Press, Townsquare Media’s Shore Sports Network, the Seaside Heights BID and the Ocean County Tourism Advisory Council have signed on to help promote and cover the championship series.

“Ocean County and Berkeley Township have some wonderful natural attractions that make our town a perfect host site. We are centrally located and our partnership with our Little League has produced one of the very best Baseball Complexes in New Jersey” added Mayor Carmen Amato. “Our township will be giving this event it’s full support.”

Championship Week will begin Tuesday, July 22nd with the Banquet of Champions recognizing the 4 NJ Sectional Champions in the Little League Division. Opening Ceremonies will be on Wednesday, July 23rd when all 8 NJ Section Champs, 4 in the Little League Division and 4 from the Junior League Division, start playing the double elimination tournament. Thursday, July 24th is a scheduled Rain Date with several planned community events, a team BBQ for the Junior League champions, and a Little League 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Cove Waterfront Grille in the evening. It is back to baseball Friday July 24th, as 2 double headers will eliminate the first two teams. Saturday is dedicated for the beach and boardwalk as early semi final games will provide plenty of time for the players, families and fans to visit Seaside Heights to take advantage of very special Little League promotions. Unless the teams that advanced in the loser brackets pull off upsets to force the do or die IF games on Monday, Sunday July 27th will feature the crowning of two new State Champions.

“We are working on several more great additions to this week long celebration. As soon as plans are finalized, we will be releasing more information,” said Bob Everett. “Folks can go to the Shore Sports Network at shoresportsnetwork.com or our website for updated information. Stay tuned for more great news coming soon.”

Those interested in being a part of the championships may go to berkeleylittleleague.org or email BerkeleyLL@comcast.net for sponsorship information.

What: Little League 75th Anniversary & NJ State Championships

When: July 22-28, 2014

Where: Ocean County & Berkeley Little League, Bayville NJ

Who: The best baseball teams in NJ, their friends, families & fans.

Contact: Bob Everett, President Berkeley Little League. BerkeleyLL@comcast.net 732-330-5900 cell

About Little League®

Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 of other countries. In 2014, Little League is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of developing major league people. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, or follow the Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeagueBaseballAndSoftball) or Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague).

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For more information contact:



Bob Everett, President Berkeley Little League. BerkeleyLL@comcast.net 732-330-5900 cell

www.berkeleylittleleague.org * facebook.com/berkeleylittleleague * twitter.com @BerkeleyLL


IF YOUR LOOKING TO CHECK BRACKETS ,PLEASE GO TO MENU ON LEFT AND CLICK ON "LINKS" AND CHOOSE YOUR BRACKET.

ALERT**********************THE 11-12 GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT ARE  ON AS OF NOW BUT CHECK THIS WEB SITE FOR UPDATES.  THERE  IS ONE CHANGE WITH THE LOCATION OF THE BL NAT VS NO NWK GAME. IT WILL NOW BE PLAYED AT BELLE AT 6PM  . THE BELLE VS NUT AM IS STILL ON AT BL NAT. AT 6PM.  IF WE HAVE RAIN TONIGHT THE BL NAT VS NO NWK THE GAME  WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 7/6AND  WILL BE PLAYED AT BELLE  AT 6PM. THE BELLE VS NUT AM IF RAINED OUT TONIGHT WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 7/6 AT 6 PM AT  BL AM.

THE GAME BETWEEN BETWEEN LIV AND NUT EST IS STILL ON TONIGHT AT LIV AT 6PM AND IF IT  IS RAINED OUT WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 7/6 4PM IN LIV.

*****************ALERT** ROBERTO CLEMENTE HAS DROPPED OUT OF THE 9-10 TOURNAMENT AND AS SUCH THE FOLLOWING GAMES WILL NOT BE PLAYED

GAME 3 AT NUT EST

GAME 8 AT BELLEVILLE

THE TEAMS PLAYING CLEM WILL GET WALK OVERS

ALERT******************* NO WARD HAS HAD TO DROP OUT OF THE 9-10 AND 11-12 TOURNAMENT. PLEASE CK YOUR BRACKETS AND IF YOUR PLAYING NO WARD WARD IN FIRST YOU GET A WIN AND WILL MOVE ON TO SECOND ROUND. THE BRACKETS WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN NEXT 24HRS REFLECTING THESE CHANGES

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District 8 staff

    DISTRICT 8 STAFF    
         
         
RICH FRANCO   DIST ADMIN   973-868-2842 Richtheump98@comcast.net  
         
         
         
         
         
FRANCO, MARGE   973-868-2843 MFANGELMOM@COMCAST.NET  
         
MARTINO, MIKE   973-558-4137 mnm3386@yahoo.com  
         
MOFSENSON, SKIP   917-502-2842 rozzi425@yahoo.com  
         
LAURITA, JIM   862-485-4115 jimlumpire1@comcast.net  
         
 RE JOE    973-7232459  JOE.RE@ALLSTATE.COM  
         
MARATEO, JOE   908-400-2806 JOE.MARATEO@COREBTS.COM  
         
MICHELE, CARMEN   973-868-5360 carmenm15@msn.com  
         

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