HTRBA Little League: HTRBA News

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MLB Pitch Hit & Run sponsored by Scotts - FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the following players on advancing to the Sectional competition of the MLB Pitch Hit & Run sponsored by Scotts.  They will compete on Sunday, May 31 at Arm & Hammer Park prior to the Trenton Thunder game.

11/12 Year Olds

Pitch: Jakob Papiez, Will Richards, Nick Wilke
Hit: Trevor Kliem
Run: Trevor Kliem
Overall: Nick Wilke

 9/10 Year Olds

Pitch: Matthew Juliano
Hit: Cesar Camacho
Run:Matthew Juliano
Overall: Matthew Juliano

7/8 Year Olds

Pitch: Emma Wilke
Hit: Emma Wilke
Run: Zion Madden
Overall: Emma Wilke

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All Star Parent Meetings

There will be three meetings for all parents who wish to have their child considered for an HTRBA all star team. The meetings will be on Thursday, May 28, Sunday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 2. Parents MUST attend one of the meetings. Players are not required to be there. The meetings will be at the following times:

Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am

Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 pm

All meetings will be in the HTRBA Meeting Room. These meetings are mandatory if you want your child considered for all stars. Players must be at least league age 6, and play in the Minors to be considered for all stars. We will discuss expectations for all star families, registration fees, all star schedules, and the all star selection process

Please complete the attached registration form and bring it to the meeting.

Handout: All Star Registration Form

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Paint Night Fund-raiser
HTRBA will be hosting a Paint Night Fund-raiser on Saturday, June 6 at Dragonfly Farms. Cost is $40. Contact Lisa Applegate for tickets. Information is on the attached flyer.
Handout: Paint Night Fund-raiser

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HTRBA Night at the Thunder
HTRBA Night at the Thunder is scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale for $11. All players attending in uniform will participate in a pregame on field parade. Please contact Bill Scannon to get your tickets. Information is on the attached flyer.
Handout: Night at the Thunder

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Make Up Game Schedule

Majors Division

Allegretti Builders vs Hamilton Fire Co, Monday, June 8 at 6:00 pm on A Field (May 27)
Play Good Play Well vs Golden Dawn, June 8 at 8:00 pm on A Field (May 27) 

International Division

Kids at Heart Photo vs B&E Service, Monday, June 8 at 6:00 pm on B Field (May 27) 

Minors Division

Unity Title vs Headgames Motorworks, June 8 at 6:00 pm on C Field (May 27)

Instructional Division

All games are up to date 

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Volunteer of the Year and Mom of the Year are Announced
Congratulations to Scott Applegate for being selected as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award, and to Ann Wilke for receiving the 2015 Mom of the Year Award.  Both of you are very deserving of your awards!

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2015 Team Names and Colors
2015 Team Names Colors

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Registration Information - 2015 Season
2015 Registration Flyer
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Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12 (as of 12/31/14) that either live within the HTRBA boundaries, or attend one of the following schools: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, or University Heights.

All players registering for the first time must present a birth certificate and proof of residency or school attendance. If registering a new player on-line, please send an email to with child's date of birth, home address, and school to verify eligibility. Processing fees will not be refunded if an ineligible player regsiters on-line without first confirming via email.

Our regular registration fees are $100 per player, $175 for two players per family, and $200 for three or more players per family. We are offering an Early Registration Discount for all registrations received prior to November 1. The discounted fees will be $85 per player, $145 for two players per family, $175 for three or more players per family. 

The regular registration fee for our Instructional (T-Ball) Division is $75. Early discounts and late fees do not apply.

Click on the thumbnail for a copy of the registration flyer.

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Age Determination Date Change Information

As many of you may know, Little League International announced in April a change in the age determination date beginning with the 2018 season. The date will change from April 30 of the current year, to December 31 of the current year.

This past week, Little League announced that the timeline for transition to the new age determination date is changing. Instead of waiting until 2018, it is being implemented immediately for younger age groups.

Any player born on or after January 1, 2006 will use December 31 of the current year as their age determination date. Any player born prior to January 1, 2006 will use April 30 of the current as their age determination date for the remainder of their Little League career. An easy way to think of it is any player born after 2005 will use the age they turn during the calendar year as their league age.

This change will have the greatest impact on players born from May to December in, or after, 2006.

For example, a player with a birthdate of June 20, 2006, played as a league age 7 in 2014 (age as of April 30, 2014). Under the new rule, that same player will now play as a 9 year old in 2015 (age as of December 31, 2015).

The immediate effect on HTRBA is that there will be an abnormally large 9 year old group this year. We are still analyzing exactly how this may require changes to our division structure. More details will be made available once our analysis is complete.

For more information, here is a link to the Little League website with the announcement and an age determination chart… Little League Announcement

Please feel free to send an email to with any questions related to your specific situation. 

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Registration and Fund-raiser Fee Summary
Registration Fee Summary

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2015 Board of Directors

HTRBA is pleased to announce the 2015 Board of Directors.  Elections were held at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, October 2.

President:  Dave Edwards
Past President:  Gene Palazzi
VP - Administration:  Doug Kenney
VP - Baseball Operations:  Mike Marino
Treasurer:  Jack Caldwell
Secretary:  Lisa Septak
Safety Officer:  Scott Applegate
Player Agent: Lou Juliano

Board Members At-large:  Jim Dunmeyer, Joe Formica, Matt Given, Rob Lee, Dan Leon, Tom Miller, Denise Richards, Scott Rocco, Bill Scannon, Bill Tindall, Steve Wilfing 

2015 Board Committees

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Fund-raiser Information

Candy Sale

The HTRBA Executive Board has decided to replace the Pizza Kit / Cookie Dough Sale with a Candy Sale for the 2015 season. Parents will be required to sell one box of candy bars per player. There are 30 bars in a box that sell for $2 each. A $60 fee will collected at registration, and the money is recovered through selling the candy bars. Buyouts are available ($40 for one player, $65 for two players, $80 for family). Candy will be distributed at each team's first practice.

Tag Day

For those not familiar with Tag Day, this is when a player stands outside of a store and solicits donations. Every child is required to complete one shift as scheduled by the league. Players between the ages of 9 and 12 will be scheduled for two hour shifts on the weekend of February 27-29 (pending approval by the township). Players between the ages of 4 and 8 will be scheduled for one hour shifts the weekend of May 22-24. Buyout is available ($60 per player).


Raffle tickets will be distributed in mid May. Each family is required to sell up to 10 tickets per player. Tickets are $5 each. The winners are drawn on Super Saturday in June. There are multiple prizes ranging from $150 to the grand prize of $1000.

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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 outside our boundaries, 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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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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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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Big Al Baseball Instructional Material
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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