Lawrence Baseball & Softball: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Thu 4/17 star Trenton Thunder Day 7:00 PM TBA
Wed 5/14 star LTJB SA Meeting 7:30 PM Indoor Training Facility

Welcome to the Web Site for Lawrence Little League Baseball, Little League Softball and Babe Ruth Baseball.  Lawrence Little League Baseball and Softball are part of NJ District 12 and Lawrence Babe Ruth is part of Southern NJ District 1.  Our Little League Baseball program is for players ages 5-12, Little League Softball is for girls ages 5-12 and our Babe Ruth Baseball Program is for boys ages 13-18.

Our GPS Location is:  100 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

 

preview Centerfield

 

2014 Spring Registration 

 

Registration is over and all teams are complete for Babe Ruth, Little League Softball and Little League Baseball

 

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Sunday, February 2
Lawrence Little League add 5 year Old T Ball
  
Lawrence Little League continues to look at our program and how we can continue to better serve our community.  In 2014 we have introduced the 5 year old co-ed T Ball Program.  This program will continue our commitment to developing our kids love and enjoyment of the game.  Details on this program will be available soon but generally will have a 6-8 week program of 1 or 2 practices / games per week. The goal of this program is to introduce the games of Baseball and Softball, have players begin to learn the fundamentals and understand the rules of the game. 
  
We will need coaches in this program.  If you are interested in coaching or have questions about the program - please email Gene McGuire at genem@wellnesscoachesusa.com.


St. Baldrick's

 

Lawrence Little League teams up with St. Baldrick's


 

St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer organization that provides research for the cure of childhood cancer. 

  

On Saturday March 15, 2014 Amalfi's Restaurant will be hosting the annual St. Baldrick's head shaving event to raise money for the foundation. 

 

Lawrence Little League has formed a team that will be shaving their heads.   Please help us by joining our team or donating to our team.  Our goals is to raise $10,000.00.  Last year we raised $8,203.00 as a team.  The Amalfi's event in 2013 raised $140,850.00.

 

Please join us by becoming a shavee, making a contribution or by joining us on the day of the event to support the volunteers and shavee's.  This event over the years has become a true Lawrence Township Community Event ( Even covered by 6ABC News). 

 

Please click on the below link to join our team or make a donation.

 

 http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/88793/2014

 



Dick's Sporting Goods Coupon

Below is a link to a Dick's Sporting Goods Coupon.  Thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods for their support.

http://app.dcsg.com/couponsheet/?s=672264

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Little League Questions?

New to Lawrence Little League?  Have questions?  Please read and review the below handout as this may answer many of your questions.  As always - if you have any questions - please contact us at lawrencelittleleague@comcast.net.


Handout: 2014 Lawrence Little League FAQ's

2014 Little League Baseball & Softball Division Descriptions

2014 Little League Baseball Divisions

The Grapefruit Region is an all T Ball Division for 5 year old boys and girls.  In this region the focus will be on learning the basics of the game, rules, positions and having fun.  All players will receive a T shirt and hat.  This program will run mid April through early June. 

The Cooperstown Region is an all coach-pitch region.  In this region, there is no stealing, and no advancing on overthrows.  However, in preparing players for actually playing baseball, a team’s batting half of an inning is over after 3 outs are made or 5 runs are scored.  There will not be any standings or playoffs in this region. 

In the Great Lakes Region, we phase in player pitching starting with a few innings per game and progressing to all player-pitching approximately midway through the season.  Base stealing is also phased in during the season, and initially base runners are held up when a ball hit to the outfield reaches the infield.  This Region is designed to transition players from a coach pitch to baseball.  There will not be any standings and the playoff seedings will be a random pull from the hat. Teams will be limited to 5 runs per inning.

The Southeast Region features all player-pitch action and unlimited stealing throughout the season.  There will not be any standings and the playoff seedings will be a random pull from the hat. Teams will be limited to 5 runs per inning. 

The Mid-Atlantic Region features all player-pitch action and unlimited stealing throughout the season. There will be standings and the playoff seedings will be based on regular season results. Teams will be limited to 5 runs per inning.

The  New England Region is our most competitive Region and features all player-pitch action and unlimited stealing throughout the season. There is no limit on runs per inning and drop 3rd strike will be played.  There will be standings and the playoff seedings will be based on regular season results.

 

2014 Little League Softball Divisions

T Ball

The Grapefruit Region is an all T Ball Division for 5 year old boys and girls.  In this region the focus will be on learning the basics of the game, rules, positions and having fun.  All players will receive a T shirt and hat.  This program will run mid April through early June.

 

Rookie Division

The Rookie division is for girls ages 6 to 8. No batting tees are used at the strictly coach-pitch Rookie level, which is designed to teach girls the basics of softball and give them a feel for playing at higher levels. All games are played on a full-sized softball field. Innings within games are marked by defensive teams attempting to get three outs or batting once around, and coaches are encouraged to keep accurate batting counts to determine strikeouts. Teams may practice once or twice per week and games are often scheduled once or twice per week. Games between in-house teams are supplemented by home and away games against other Mercer County area Little League Rookie programs. There will not be any standings or playoffs in the Rookie division.


Minors Division

The Minors division is for girls ages 8 to 10. This division also emphasizes basic skills, but players may also be asked to work on advanced skills at certain positions. Girls in the Minors division will pitch to opposing batters, but will yield to coach pitching should a batter accrue four balls. Players will pitch from a mound measuring 35 feet from home plate. Each team is limited to a five-run maximum per inning, and games may be called (at the discretion and agreement of coaches from both teams) after four innings if either team is leading by 10 runs or more. Runners may steal bases in the Minors division, only after a pitched ball has crossed the plate. Girls who are age eight have the option of playing either in the Rookie or Minors division depending on their skill level. Additionally, 10-year old girls who have shown higher ability have the option of playing either at the Minors level or in the Majors division (consisting of 10-to-12 year olds).

Teams may practice once or twice per week and games are often scheduled between once and three times per week. Games between in-house teams are supplemented by home and away games against other Mercer County area Little League Minors programs. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held in the Minors division. An All-Star Minors team may be formed to compete at the District Little League level for post-season play.



Majors Division

The Majors division is for girls ages 10 to 12. Basic skill development is still stressed at the Majors level, but some players may asked to concentrate on mastering the subtleties of specific positions. This division requires that pitching be done by players only, from a mound measuring 40 feet from home plate. Unlike the Minors and Rookie divisions, the dropped-third-strike rule is enforced in the Majors. The dropped-third-strike rule allows batters, under certain circumstances, to attempt to reach first base safely should a third strike be dropped by the catcher. Players may steal bases once the ball has left the pitcher’s hand. Each team is limited to a five or six runs per inning (depending on rules used by opposing teams), and games may be called (at the discretion and agreement of coaches from both teams) after four innings if either team is leading by 10 runs or more.

Teams may practice once or twice per week and games are often scheduled between once and three times per week. Games between in-house teams are supplemented by home and away games against other Mercer County area Little League Majors programs. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held in the Majors division. An All-Star Majors team may be formed to compete at the District Little League level for post-season play.

 

 

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How old is my Child?

Crazy question? Yes.  But we mean how old is your child in the Baseball & Softball world. You have probably heard, what is his / her baseball / softball age? Each player has a playing eligibility  age that determines their baseball & softball age.

For baseball it is their age as of 4/30/2014

For softball it is their age as of 12/31/2013

Please refer to the below handout for the 2014 Baseball & Softball Age Chart

 


Handout: 2014 Age Charts

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Lawrence Babe Ruth Wins Fall Ball District Championship

Congratulations to Lawrence Babe Ruth for winning the Fall Babe Ruth District Championship with a 6-4 win over Hamilton. 

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Bus Trip
Wednesday, August 14
Chuck Latini meets with Lawrence Kids at LLWS

Lawrence Little League and World Series Umpire  Chuck Latini meets the Lawrence kids that took the 3.5 hour bus trip up to the Little League World Series on Monday 8/19.  



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2013 Tournament Residence Requirements:

For anyone interested in participating on either the District 10, 11 or 12 year old all star teams in 2013 (Baseball & Softball) please carefully read the below residency requirements.  You must be able to provide 3 document's dated between 2/1/2012 - 2/1/2013 for proof of residency.   Please save these documents as they will be needed in June to provide proof of residency as of 2/1/13.

This proof is only required for the District Teams and is not required for the 8 or 9 Year Old Tournament Teams.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this.

Residence Eligibility Requirements for all divisions of play has been amended to read, in part:

Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between February 1, 2012 (previous year) and February 1, 2013 (current year), from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian: Summary and Implementation: For the 2013 season, this requires players’ parents or guardians to provide residency documentation dated or in force between February 1, 2012 (previous year) and February 1, 2013 (current year). This means, for instance, that a Driver’s License that was issued a number of years earlier, but was in force between the dates noted, is acceptable. However, a utility bill that is dated outside of the dates noted, is not acceptable.

 http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/tournaments/Residence-Eligibility-Requirements.pdf



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LTJBSA Alumni in College or Pro Sports

The below handout lists all the LTJBSA Alumni that are currently active in College Athletics or Pro Athletics.


Handout: LTJBSA in College

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Thinking about purchasing a new baseball bat?

Little League has changed it's rules regarding what bats can be used in 2014.

Be sure to visit the Little League Bat Information Center before buying a new bat!



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LTJBSA Babe Ruth & Little League History of Championships 

Senior Babe Ruth

Regular Season
2010
2009
2008
2007

Playoff Champions
2009 
2008
2007

Babe Ruth 15's

Southern N.J.  Champions
1999

District 1 Championships
1999
1984
1964

Baseball Little League 12's

NJ Section 3 Championships
1962 

District 12 Championships
1976
1962

Softball Little League Senior Division

District 12 Championships
1999
1998
1997
1996



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Map of Central Park

Here is a map of all field locations at Central Park.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=40.27477565730014~-74.74431530509321&lvl=17&sty=a&cid=7559C574F2D7571C!111



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Lawrence Little League is now on Facebook!

Click on the link below to view the Lawrence Little league Facebook page and become a fan!


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Lawrence Little League History

Special thanks to Dave Nevius for putting together and finding information about our history.  We will continue to update as more information is obtained.


Handout: Lawrence Little League History