HTRBA Little League: HTRBA News

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All Star Team Schedules and Results
2014 All Star Schedule

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Hot Weather Alert - Proper Hydration Guidelines
baseball hydrate

It looks like the hot weather is here to stay, so it's important for all athletes, especially young athletes, to properly hydrate before, during, and after any physical activity. Dehydration happens quickly during hot weather, and not only leads to poor performance, but potentially serious ailments. This site provides the most complete guidelines that we have come across for young athletes to follow to help avoid becoming dehydrated.

Handout: Proper Hydration Guidelines

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2014 Regular Season and Playoff Champions

Congratulations to our champions!


Regular Season and Playoffs: Golden Dawn


Regular Season: A+ Athletes Sports Medicine
Playoffs: B&E Service

Playoffs: Poor Boy Subs 

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HTRBA Announces Josh Eget as 2014 Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Each season, every league in NJ District 12 selects one 12 year old player to receive the Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award. The HTRBA Executive Board is proud to announce that Josh Eget has been selected as the 2014 recipient. The Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award recipient is selected based on the following criteria:

Helps other players  Is a graceful loser 
 Always tries hard  Doesn't argue with the umpires
 Displays enthusiasm and team spirit      Is polite and courteous
 Sets a good example  Always does what the managers asks    
 Plays fair at all times  Is a team player

Josh will be honored prior to the District 12 Championship Game on Wednesday, July 9 at Nottingham Little League, along with the recipients from the other District 12 leagues.

Congratulations to Josh for this well-deserved award!

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Juliano Finishes Third Overall at Pitch Hit & Run Team Championships

Matty Juliano finished third overall in his age group in the Pitch Hit & Run team championships held recently at Citizens Bank Park.  He finished first in the Hit competition and second in Run competition.  


Three HTRBA players brought home medals at the Pitch Hit & Run Sectional competition on Saturday.  Matthew Juliano finished first overall in the 7/8 age group, Joe Tyger finished third overall in the 11/12 age group and JP Merluse finished third in the 7/8 age group.

Matthew now waits to hear if he qualified for the Regional competition to be held at Citizens Bank Park.

Congratulations to all three boys... way to represent HTRBA! 


Congratulations to the winners of the Pitch Hit & Run competition recently held at HTRBA.  All of the players listed below are now eligible to compete in the sectional competition in Somerdale, NJ on Saturday, May 24.

7/8 Year Olds
Pitch - Cole Pukala, JP Merluse, Matthew Juliano
Hit - Matthew Juliano
Run - Matthew Juliano
Overall - Matthew Juliano
9/10 Year Olds
Pitch - Patrick Paterson
Hit - Tyler Dunmeyer
Run - Patrick Paterson
Overall - Patrick Paterson
11/12 Year Olds
Pitch - Ryan Hardiman
Hit - Aidan McCann
Run - Nick Wilke
Overall - Joe Tyger

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HTRBA Annual Raffle

Congratulations to the following prize winners in our annual raffle.  Thanks to all who participated in this successfule fund-raiser!

$1000 Gift Certificate - Courtney Rigelson
$500 Gift Certificate - Mary Louise Curto
$250 Gift Certificate - Barbara Reynolds
$150 Gift Certificate - Katie Juliano
$100 Gift Certificate - Danielle Crary
$100 Gift Certificate - Pauleen Merluse
$100 Gift Certificate - Felton Smith
$100 Gift Certificate- Mike Celentana
$100 Gift Certificate - Joe Wyszynski
$100 Gift Certificate - Phil Schirmer 

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2014 HTRBA All Star Managers

HTRBA is pleased to announce the following people as managers of our 2014 All Star teams:

11/12 District Team: Bill Scannon
10/11 District Team: Pat Hardiman
9/10 District Team: Steve Wilfing
9s Tournament Team: Rob Lee
8s Tournament Team: Chris Mandell
7s Tournament Team: Lou Juliano

We wish them all great luck and success in the coming all star season!

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HTRBA Hosts Summer Baseball Day Camp
HTRBA Little League is pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer baseball day camp from August 11 to August 14. The camp will be run by Power Pitching & Hitting. This is the same organization that runs many of our winter clinics.

The camp will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. There is also a half day option that would run until 12:00 noon. The full day camp is only $175 ($125 for half day). The fee includes instruction, use of facility, a t-shirt, and awards.

Please see the attached registration form for complete details.

Handout: Summer Day Camp

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HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise

HTRBA is pleased to announce a partnership with DeLorenzo's ASP - The Image Factory to provide HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise.  Click on the button at the top of the page or the link on the left side to go to their website.  Then click the "Go" button next to HTRBA to view the available merchandise.

A percentage of all purchases is donated back to HTRBA.  You may select to have the merchandise shipped directly to your house for a small fee, or you can pick it at their office on South Olden Ave.

Please be aware that all embroidered merchandise will be available right away.  All screened merchandise will have to wait until a minimum order is reached.  A size chart is available below. 

Handout: Spirit Wear Size Guide

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New Player Eligibility Rule
Little League International recently changed the Player Eligibility Rule to allow players who attend a school within the boundaries of another league to play for that league. For example, a player who lives in Nottingham Little League's area, but attends Morgan Elementary School can now play for HTRBA. So, any child who attends the following schools, regardless of where they live, can now play at HTRBA: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, and University Heights. Please pass this along to your child's classmates' parents, and let them know that your kids can now all play together in the same league.

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Congratulations to our Regular Season and Playoff Champions

Majors Division

Regular Season and Playoffs: Golden Dawn

International Division

Regular Season: A+ Athletes Sports Medicine
Playoffs: B&E Service

Minors Division

Regular Season: Poor Boy Subs

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Big Al Baseball Instructional Material
Visit Big Al Baseball - Outstanding instructional program and resources! Al Price (Big Al) has presented training to over 120,000 coaches and managers and over 50,000 players around the world. The training materials he has co-authored have been used by over 1 million coaches, managers, players and their parents. Click on the link for more details on Big Al’s complete training program, clinic schedule and to order your own resources.

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Indoor Training Facility Renovation

The HTRBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a campaign to raise funds for the renovation of our Indoor Training Facility is now underway. The renovations are planned to be completed in phases over the next few years. The first phase will address needed infrastructure fixes and upgrades. The following phases will result in a complete makeover including new flooring, a new net system, and aesthetic improvements.

While some of these upgrades will be funded from our operating budget, additional fund-raisers will be necessary to cover all of the costs. These fund-raisers will not be mandatory and will be designed to appeal to people from both within the league and outside the league. We have no intention of adding to our members’ financial burden. We will certainly ask for assistance with these fund-raisers, but it will always be voluntary.

The first fund-raiser will be a Super Bowl Block Pool 50/50. Each block will be $25. Half of the money will be for prizes and the other half goes toward to the renovation fund. More details will be announced in the coming days. We also have a league event at a Trenton Titans hockey game scheduled for March. Look for other events in the coming months.

A committee chaired by Bill Scannon will oversee the project. For more information, or to volunteer to help the committee, please send an email to

Thursday, July 10