Massachusetts Little League: News archive

** 2013 **

 


 

 

 


Sectional Tournament prep begins...
As Districts tournaments get underway, preparations begin for the District winners who will advance to their Sectional levels.  Section brackets will be posted around mid-July in the Tournaments 2013 area on this site for all Softball divisions as well as Baseball teenage divsions.

State Tournament sites for 2013...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites...
9&10 Baseball - Saugus July 18-21
10&11 Baseball - Parkway (Cammarata Complex) July 28
Major Baseball - Parkway (Cammarata Complex) July 25-28
Intermediate(5070) - Auburn July 15
Junior Baseball - Rockland (Rockland Stadium) July 21, 22, 24
Senior Baseball - Rockland (Rockland Stadium) July 21, 22, 24
Major Softball - Winchendon July 12-14
Junior Softball - Winchendon July 19-21
Senior Softball - Winchendon July 19-21

Big Al coaching clinic coming back to Mass...
There is no doubt you have all heard of the famous Little League coaching clinic instruction Al Price ("big Al").
Back by popular demand, “big AL has been scheduled to the Massachusetts area  in our District 15. The format for each day is the same, see links below for flyers with details.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Beverly High School 

 

 



** 2012 **
Rain affects Saturday's games at Major Baseball State finals...
The first game between Acton Boxboro and Pittsfield South was suspended in the 3rd inning and game 2 was rainedd out.  The A-B/Pittsfield game is scheduled to resume on Sunday at 10:30am.  Game 2 between Middleboro and Wellesley is now scheduled for 4:00 Sunday following the 10/11 year old State Championship at 1:00.  All games played at Worcester's Joe Schwartz Little League. 

Junioir & Senior Baseball State champions crowned...

A busy couple of days at beautiful LeLacheur Park as the two State finalists in each division competed for the State title.  Oxford defeated Tewksbury in the Junior division while Auburn defeated another Tewksbury team in the Senior division. 
Oxford advances to the East Regionals in Freehold Township, NJ
Auburn advances to the East Regionals in West Deptford, NJ

The Regional winners will then move on to the World Series in their respective division.

Softball State Tournament wrapped up...
In a very exciting best-of-three series, Jess Burket edged Woburn in the rubber game on Sunday 3-1 to capture the State Major Softball tilte.  The Junior and Senior divisions finished up on Staurday.  The following teams are the 2012 Little League State Champions in their respective divisions:
Softball: Major- Jesse Burkett  Junior- Charlton, Senior- Westfield  

Sectional Tournament prep begins...
As Districts tournaments get underway, preparations begin for the District winners who will advance to their Sectional levels.  Section brackets are now available and posted in the Tournaments 2012 area on this site for all Softball divisions as well as Baseball teenage divsions.

Big Al coaching clinic coming back to Mass March 31st & April 1st...
There is no doubt you have all heard of the famous Little League coaching clinic instruction Al Price ("big Al"). Back by popular demand, “big AL has been scheduled to the Massachusetts area for two days hosted by District 13 & 4. The format for each day is the same, details to follow...
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at TBD
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Woburn High School

League Administration Clinic coming to Mass.- January 14, 2012

League Administartion clinic ("Road Show") coming to Massachusetts. The Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 5th at Masconomet High School. All League Officers and Board board members are encouraged to attend and hear the hometown presentation first hand. Our top staff members and volunteers have teamed up to bring truckloads of tips to your backyard. Local league volunteers just like you will learn how best to implement the Little League program in their town or neighborhood.
Brochure - January 14th Road Show


** 2011 **
State Tournaments wrapped up...
The last of the State Champions were crowned in their respective divisions. With comback wins in the Major & Senior divisions, Andover National edged Braintree American 7-6 in the Major while Quincy rallied for 5 runs in the last inning to capture the Senior title 8-6 over Gloucester. In the 11 year old division, the younger Braintree Americans belted their way to victory over Parkway National 13-2.
see Tournaments section for complete brackets and link to Regional site information.

State Championship games Sunday...
10/11 division at Taunton
Championship game (July31 1:00) - Braintree American vs. Parkway National

Major division at Taunton
Championship game (July31 4:00) - Andover National vs. Braintree American

Senior division at Lowell-LaLacheur Park
Championship game (July31 10:00) - Gloucester vs. Quincy


State Tournaments July 28-31 for baseball divisions...

Major division at Taunton (pool play)
July 28 3:35 - Wellesley South vs. Andover National
July 28 7:20 - Joe Schwartz vs. Braintree American
July 29 4:35 - Braintree American vs. Andover National
July 29 7:20 - Joe Schwartz vs. Wellesley South
July 30 5:05 - Joe Schwartz vs. Andover National
July 30 7:35 - Braintree American vs. Wellesley South

Junior division at Lowell-LaLacheur Park (best of 3)
July 28 4:00 - East Boston vs. Quincy
July 29 7:00 - East Boston vs. Quincy

Senior division at Lowell-LaLacheur Park (best of 3)
July 28 7:00 - Gloucester vs. Quincy
July 29 4:00 - Gloucester vs. Quincy

Baseball Section Finals this weekend July 23-24...

Major division
Section 1 (July 23 2:00) - Townsend at Worcester Joe Schwartz
Section 2 (July 24 7:00) - Braintree American at Barnstable American
Section 3 (July 23 2:00) - Wellesley South vs. Medfield at Norwood
Section 4 (July 23 5:30) - Andover National vs. Stoneham at Tewksbury

10/11 division
Section 2 (July 23 2:00)- Lakeville at Braintree American
Section 4 (July 23 5:00)- Methuen at North Reading

Complete Section brackets posted in Tournaments area.

Softball State Tournament wrapped up...
Two of the three divisions went to a rubber game for the Softball State finals in Worcester. The following teams are the 2011 Little League State Champions in their respective divisions:
Softball: Major- Lynn Wyoma, Junior- Wesfield, Senior- Westfield

Longtime District Administrator Don Gleason passes away...
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that District Administrator, Don Gleason, has passed away. This is a great loss not only to Gleason family, but to Little League baseball in Massachusetts. He was involved with Little League for 43 years, first as a President of North Pittsfield Little League, and then for the last 26 years as District Administrator of District 1.
more on story...

Sectional Tournament prep begins
...

As Districts tournaments get underway, preparations begin for the District winners who will advance to their Sectional levels. Most Section brackets are now available and posted in the Tournaments area on this site.

Big Al coaching clinic coming back to Mass April 2nd & 3rd...
There is no doubt you have all heard of the famous Little League coaching clinic instruction Al Price ("big Al"). Back by popular demand, “big AL has been scheduled to the Massachusetts area for two days hosted by District 15 & 5. The format for each day is the same, see links below for flyers with details.
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Raymond Shaw Middle School in Milbury
Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Beverly High School



League Administration Clinic coming to Mass.- Feb 4, 2011

League Administartion clinic ("Road Show") coming to Massachusetts. The Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 5th at WPI. All League Officers and Board board members are encouraged to attend and hear the hometown presentation first hand. Our top staff members and volunteers have teamed up to bring truckloads of tips to your backyard. Local league volunteers just like you will learn how best to implement the Little League program in their town or neighborhood.
Brochure - February 5th Road Show

State Tournament sites for 2011...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2011.
Major Baseball - Taunton (Taunton West) July 28-31
10&11 Baseball - Taunton (Taunton West) July 31
9&10 Baseball - Tewksbury (Poulin field) July 21-24
Junior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) July 28, 29 & 31
Senior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) July 28, 29 & 31
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) July 15-17
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) July 16-17
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) July 16-17



** 2010 **

State Tournaments wrapped up...
The last couple of State Champions were crowned in their respective divisions. The following teams are the 2010 Little League State Champions in their respective divisions:
Softball: Major- Swampscott,  Junior- Grafton,  Senior- Winchendon  
Baseball: 11 yr old-Pittsfield South, Major- Southboro, Junior- Stoneham, Senior- Oxford
see Tournaments  section for brackets and link to Regional site information.


Baseball State Finals set for Lowell's LaLacheur Park...
Stoneham will take on Auburn in the Junior Baseball division while Gloucester and Oxford will face off in the Senior division.  

Teams advance to State Finals in Softball divisions...
Jesse Burkett of Worcester and Swampscott win their sections in the Major division, Grafton and Sandwich in the Junior division while Winchendon and Wakefield take their sections in the Senior division.  All teams will take part in the Softabll State Finals in Worcester July 23-25.


Sectional Tournaments underway...
As Districts tournaments wrap up, team across the State move on to their Sectional levels.  All Softball and upper level Baseball divisions began their section games this past weekend.  Section and State brackets are posted in the Tournaments area on this site.


Leagues preparing for summer Little League Jimmy Fund program...
This Program enables Little Leaguers (2010 league ages 8-12) to continue playing baseball & softball after the conclusion of the regular season. For more information , please check the 'Jimmy Fund' link on the left.

Little League Day at Boston College - May 22, 2010...
Little League Baseball and Softball and Boston College's Baseball and Softball teams would like to invite you and your Little Leaguers to attend the "Little League Baseball & Softball Day."  These games will be held at the home field of the Eagles of Boston College in Chestnut Hill.
Flyer & Information

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Massachusetts well represented at Little League Congress...
Seventy-Five percent of the Mass Districts were represented in Kentucky for triennial event.  Discussion and voting took place on several agenda items which resulted in 10 new rule changes many focused of Softball. Two of our own were recognized for their service to the program.  George Berardi was honored for his fifty years as a District Administrator becoming only the second in the history of the program to do so.  John Berardi was selected from the East Region to receive the Commendation Award.
More details here...Volunteers Honored
 George Berardi

Congratulations to the Massachusetts umpires selected for 2010 Regional & World Series...
Junior League Softball East Regionals - Kenneth Rauktis
Little League Baseball East Regionals - Sherman Wallen
Junior League Baseball East Regionals - Thomas Ward
Senior League Baseball East Regionals - James Haibon
The entire list of umpires from all states in the East that have been selected can be viewed at www.littleleague.org/east


Challenger programs growing in Mass...
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
For more information and a list of towns hosting the program, please check the 'Challenger Program' link on the left.


State Tournament site and dates...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2010.
Major Baseball - Norwood (Kelley field) - July 29-Aug 1
10&11 Baseball - Norwood (Kelley field) - Aug 1
9&10 Baseball - Tewksbury (Poulin field) - July 22-25
Junior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) - July 23, 24 and if necessary 27th
Senior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) - July 23, 24 and if necessary 27th
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 23-25
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 24-25
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 24-25




** 2009 **

Longtime District Administrator Stan Brown passes away...

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that District Administrator, Stan Brown, has passed away. This is a great loss not only to Stan's family, but to Little League baseball in Massachusetts.  He was involved with Little League for 58 years, first as a founding coach with Danvers Little League, and then for the last 48 years as district administrator of District 15.  
more on story...
Additional article from Salem News


Great job Jim !!!
Massachusetts own Jim Haibon selected to umpire home plate in Bristol for the Mid-Atlantic Championship game Monday August 17th 8pm (ESPN2).  Jim has done a terrific job during the tournament in Bristol and earned himself the selection. 
 Jim Haibon



No-Hitter in Senior Regionals...
Congratulations to Michael Mussafer of Weston, Mass. on throwing the first no-hitter in Senior Baseball regional play at West Deptford,NJ -- 19 years, 317 games. Accomplished it on Monday, August 10th in a 2-0 win over Brooklyn-Killingly, CT.
http://www.eteamz.com/senioreasternregional/

11 year old and Major Baseball finals come to a close....
Barnstable National defeated Weston to take the 11 year old Championship.
Peabody West defetaed  Newton Central to take the Major League Championship.

We congratulate all the teams in participating and thanks to Beverly Litttle League for being a great State Championship Host.


Baseball Junior & Senior State finals come to a close...
Juniors (14) & Seniors (16) State finals finished up in Lowell (LaLacheur Park). 
Quincy takes 2 of 3 against North Reading for the Juniors State final. 
Weston also needed the deciding against Seekonk for the Seniors State final.
We congratulate all the teams in participating and thank the Lowell Spinners and the City of Lowell for the the terrific venues provided!
Complete brackets for all divisions can be found in Tournament section.

Softball State Finals wrap up in Worcetser...
Jesses Burkett took two straight games from Wakefield for the State title in the Major Softball division.
Another Jesses Burkett team took two straight games from Sandwich to caputre the State title in the Junior division.
Salem defeated Winchendon in the third an ddeciding game for the State title in the Senior division. 
All three teams will repesent Massachusetts in the respective East Regionals.

Congratulations to all teams partipating this year and to Worcester Jesse Burkett for once again hosting another terrific tournament!  


2009 Junior & Senior Baseball State Finals in Lowell's LaLacheur Park, home of the Spinners...
The State Finals will be held July 25th & 26th with possible rubber games on the 27th.  The games will open up Saturday July 25th at LaLacheur park, home of the Red Sox affiliate Lowell Spinners.  Come on out and watch some quality baseball at a terrific venue!
Flyer & Information


Congratulations to the Massachusetts umpires selected for 2009 Regional & World Serires...
Little League Softball World Series - Mark McGill
Little League Baseball East Regionals - Ernest Lang
Little League Baseball East Regionals -  James Haibon
Junior League Baseball East Regionals - Stephen Raynard
Senior League Baseball East Regionals - Steven Ferrara
The entire list of umpires from all states in the East that have been selected can be viewed at www.littleleague.org/east


Leagues preparing for summer Little League Jimmy Fund program...
This Program enables Little Leaguers (2009 league ages 8-12) to continue playing baseball & softball after the conclusion of the regular season. For more information , please check the 'Jimmy Fund' link on the left.


State Tournament site and dates...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2009.
Major Baseball - Beverly (Harry Ball field) - July 30-Aug 2
10&11 Baseball - Beverly (Harry Ball field) - Aug 1
Junior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) - July 25-27
Senior Baseball - Lowell (Lalacheur Park) - July 25-27
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 24-26
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 25-26
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 25-26




2008

Baseball State finals come to a close...
Major Baseball State Finalists - Westfield North, Middleboro, Parkway National, Peabody Western.  Tournament in Worcester (Joe Schwartz LL)Friday through Monday July 25-28. 
Parkway National edges Middleboro in the State final. 

11 year old State finals wrap between Pittsfield South, South Plymouth, Everett, Billerica American.  Semi-finals held on Friday, July 25th with the Final in Worcester on Sunday July 27th. 
Everett takes State title with a win over Pittsfield South.

Juniors (14) & Seniors (16) State finals finished up in Easthampton (Booster field).
Canton takes 2 of 3 against Gloucester for the Juniors State final. 
Gloucester took 2 straight from Auburn for the Seniors State final.
Complete brackets for all divisions can be found in Tournament section.


Softball State Finals wrap up in Worcetser...
Swampscott edged out Jesse Burkettt for the State title in the Major Softball division.
Winchendon took two straight games from Wakefield to caputre the State title in the Junior division.
Salem defeated Winchendon Sunday for the State title in the Senior division. 
All three teams will repesent Massachusetts in the respective East Regionals.

Congratulations to all teams partipating this year and to Worcester Jesse Burkett for hosting another terrific tournament! 
Congratulations to the Massachusetts umpires selected for Regional & World Serires...
Little League Baseball World Series - Dale Prentiss
Junior League Baseball World Series - Steven Gustafson
Little League Baseball East Regionals - Ernest Lang
Junior League Baseball East Regionals - John West
Little League Softball East Regionals -  James Haibon
Junior League Softball East Regionals -  Paul Maroni
The entire list of umpires from all states in the East that have been selected can be viewed at www.littleleague.org/east

Leagues preparing for summer Little League Jimmy Fund program...
This Program enables Little Leaguers (2008 league ages 8-12) to continue playing baseball & softball after the conclusion of the regular season. For more information , please check the 'Jimmy Fund' link on the left.
State Tournament site and dates...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2008.
Major Baseball - Worcester (Joe Schwartz) - July 24-27
10&11 Baseball - Worcester (Joe Schwartz) - July 26
Junior Baseball - Easthampton (Booster Field) - July 26-27
Senior Baseball - Easthampton (Booster Field) - July 27-28
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 18-20
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 19-20
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 19-20

Al & al Manger/Coach clinic coming back to Mass...
There is no doubt you have all heard of the famous Little League clinic instruction team of Al and al. Once again, due to popular demand, the Al & al clinic has been scheduled to the Massachusetts area and will be hosted this year by the District 15 and Beverly Little league. Clinic will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at the Danvers High School Field House.
For event information see Clinic flyer Also, please checkout the Al & al training program website click here


2007
2007 was a FANTASTIC year for Little League Jimmy Fund program...
We would like to thank all of you for your efforts this year in the Jimmy Fund Little League program. The goals of this program continue to be met, by giving Little Leaguers the opportunity to play more baseball/softball and at the same time, raise money for children with cancer. The program had an amazing year raising a record $370,000.
For more information
click here or e-mail the Information Officer at llb.ma@verizon.net


State Finals wrap up...
10-11 : Sandwich takes deciding game against Pittsfield South with a 7-2 win capturing the 10-11 State title.
Majors : Walpole American takes the State champioship ending Peabody West's quest for back-to-back state titles.
Juniors : Somerset takes the deciding game against Stoneham 12-2 for the State title.
Seniors : Auburn takes back-to-back games against Gloucester with a 6-4 win Saturday and a 12-2 win on Sunday for the State title.
* see all bracket and results in Tournaments Section *



State Finals for all Softball divisions wrapped up this weekend in Worcester...
Lynn Wyoma edged out Jesse Burkett of Worcester for the Majors title.
Wakefield and Dudley took straight games from Westfield and Winchendon to capture their respective Junior and Senior state titles.




State Tournamaent site and dates announced...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2007.
Major Baseball - Pittsfield - July 26-30
10&11 Baseball - Pittsfield - July 28-29
Junior Baseball - Rockland - July 29-30
Senior Baseball - Rockland - July 28-29
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 20-22
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 21-22
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 21-22


Massachusetts to host East Regional Senior Softball Tournament
For the first time since 1964, Massachusetts will host an East Regional Tournament. The 2007 Senior League Softball East Region Tournament has a new home - Worcester, Massachusetts. The Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament was previously played and hosted the past two years in Easton, Maryland. However, after long consideration, Maryland District said that they would no longer be willing or able to host such a high level and profile tournament. Multiple proposals were submitted by the states of Connecticut and Maryland along with proposals from New Jersey and Massachusetts. After long review and consideration, the tournament was awarded to Massachusetts District 4 and the Jesse Burkett Little League. All of the proposals were very detailed, excellently thought out and would have been very successful in any location. However, with the committment from the Massachusetts District 4 Administrator, District Staff, Jesse Burkett Little League, the City of Worcester, the Massachusetts State of District Administrator Association and the Massachusetts State Government, Worcester was the exceptional location for the 2007 East Region Senior League Softball Tournament.
Congratulations are extended to Doug Hannam, Mass District 4 Administrator and all of the individuals who have made this possible and Worcester the new home of the 2007 Senior League Softball East Region Tournament. Massachusetts and the East Region look ahead to a very bright future and many years for the progress, growth and development of this particular tournament within the City of Worcester along with an even stronger partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball.
To view a story on the Press Conference that was held on Monday, January 8th making the official announcement in Worcester, click: Worcester tegram announcement




Al & al Manger/Coach clinic is a big hit...
With an attendance of 400 managers and coaches, Al Price of Al and al Baseball delivered a terrific day of instruction.
There is no doubt you have all heard of the famous Little League clinic instruction team of Al and al. Once again, due to popular demand, the Al & al clinic has been scheduled to the Massachusetts area and will be hosted this year by the District 13. Clinic will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the Joyce Middle School Gym. The individual leagues that participate can send as many managers and coaches as want to come, for an all-inclusive fee. The secret to the success of the Al & al clinics has always been the hands on instruction from the experience of attending as well as learning from the training material they offer for the leagues. Please review the enclosed information and have the individual leagues send their orders directly to Al & al prior to the clinic so that the participants can use the booklets during the clinic for reference and taking notes.
For event information see Clinic flyer or e-mail the Information Officer at llb.ma@verizon.net
For Al & al training program information click here


George Berardi Honored for More Than 50 Years of Service
The Little League District Administrators of Massachusetts honored one of their own this year in the by naming the Massachusetts State Little League Baseball Tournament after George Berardi, whose service to Little League spans more than five decades. more...


2006


Red Sox hosted "A Father's Day Walk in the Park" presented by Bank of America at Fenway Park
On Sunday, June 18th, the Boston Red Sox once again invited families to celebrate Father's Day at the legendary home of Champions, Fenway Park. And Bank of America invited the families of Little League of Massachusetts to feel the "power of the park" as our special guests! Families were escorted into the park and given a soft ball as a gift from the team. In addition to playing catch, families had the opportunity to walk around the warning track, visit the dugouts, pose against the Green Monster, and get a close looks at the bullpens. The Red Sox provided games, contests, and activities for the kids. Check out the photo section to the left for some pictures from the day...


The Little League "Gear Up For Summer" Program...
Little League has joined with the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation to help raise awareness of this skin cancer. The following is a link where you can obtain your free sunscreen and learn more about this program.
Register for free sunscreen


Baseball State Finals wrap up...
- 10-11 yr old Final, Barnstable American wins their second straight game by a run edging Braintree American, 3-2 to capture the 10-11 State Championship.
- Major Baseball final, Peabody West outduels Barnstable National 6-5 for the Major Baseball State Championship. Peabody now advances to the Eastern Regionals.
- It took 8 innings for Canton to take the Junior Baseball State crown with a 4-3 win over Gloucester. Gloucester's only 2 losses in the tournament were to Canton.
- Auburn bounces back with 4-2 win over Rockland for the Senior Baseball State title. Like the Junior division, Rockland's only 2 losses were to Auburn.

Follow all Baseball & Softball State winners here...2006 Regional Tournament links


Busy day of games on Saturday...
Major & 10-11 year old Baseball State finals in Oxford...
In completing their game halted by rain Friday night, Barnstable National edged Westfield North 2-0 Saturday morning. Peabody West then defeated Walpole American 7-2 in the afternoon. Barnstable National advances over Walpole American 5-1 in the late game and will face off with Peabody West Sunday at 4:00pm.
10-11 yr old Final, Barnstable American nips Braintree American 1-0 to force deciding game Sunday 4:00 in Oxford.

Junior & Senior Baseball State Finals in Rockland...
Canton will face Gloucester for the Junior division title Sunday at 2:00.
Rockland forces 'if' game against Auburn in Senior Baseball with a 4-2 win. Deciding game is set for Sunday 5:45.


Baseball State Finals under way...
Major Baseball State finals kick off Thursday July 27 with Opening ceremonies beginning at 2pm in Oxford.
10-11 State final down to Braintree American and Barnstable American.
Senior finals set with Auburn and Rockland while Canton will face Gloucester for the Junior division title.
Bracket schedules for Section and State levels available via Tournaments link to the left.


Softball State Finals wrap up...
Jesse Burkett LL of Worcester not only hosted this years State Finals but made it a clean sweep capturing the State title for the Major, Junior and Senior divisons facing tough competition of Lynn Wyoma, Swampscott and Dudley repectively. Congratulations to all participants of the tournament.


State Tournamaent site and dates announced...
The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2006.
Major Baseball - Oxford - July 27-31
10&11 Baseball - Oxford - July 29-30
Junior Baseball - Rockland - July 28-30
Senior Baseball - Rockland - July 28-30
Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 21-23
Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 22-23
Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 22-23


Little League Coach Training Program
Recognizing that manager and coach are the most vital link in making a youngsterÂ’s experience in Little League a success, Little League has teamed up with world-renowned baseball trainers Al Herback and Al Price (Al & Al) to bring you the Official Little League Manager/Coach Educational Program.
Check out the LLB Coach Training link at the left for more details.







2005

Baseball divisions 2005 State tournaments wrapped up... Gloucester defaeats Methuen East for State Senior title. Seekonk edged out Auburn for the Junior baseball title. Dudley defeats Danvers American in the Major State final. Barnstable National defeated Everett for the State 11 year old title.
Softball divisions complete 2005 State Finals in Worcester... Jesse Burkett Little League of Worcester hosted the 2005 State Finals for the Major, Junior & Senior levels. Each of the three levels were decided in 2 games each. Swampscott defeated Westfield for the State Major title. Jesse Burkett defeated Westfield for the Junior title. Westfield Seniors defeated Wakefield to capture their State title.
Tournaments in high gear... Bracket schedules for Section and State Tournaments will be available in the Tournaments section. Directions for fields can be found in the Location section to the left. If your field is suitable for tournament play and is not listed, please e-mail complete directions with street address to the Information Officer at llb-ma@comcast.net
League Administration Clinic - April 3, 2005 League Administartion clinic coming to Massachusetts. The Clinic will be held on Sunday, April 3rd at Boston College. All League Officers and Board board members are encouraged to attend and hear the hometown presentation first hand. With nearly 7,000 leagues nationwide, it would be impossible for Little League’s professional staff members to conduct league administration, umpire and coaches clinics for each. Nonetheless, our top staff members and volunteers have teamed up to bring truckloads of tips to your backyard. Consider it a live version of the publication "A Year In the Life of Hometown Little League!" Local league volunteers just like you will learn how best to implement the Little League program in their town or neighborhood. Brochure - April 3rd Road Show

2005 State Champions
11 Year Old Baseball - Barnstable National
Major Baseball - Dudley
Junior Baseball - Seekonk
Senior Baseball - Gloucester
Major Softball - Swampscott
Junior Softball - Jesse Burkett (Worcester)
Senior Softball - Westfield




2004

2004 Softball Tournaments concluded in Winchendon with State finals Congratulations to Jesse Burkett (Worcester) on capturing the State title with wins in the Major & Junior divisions and to Westfield for winning the Senior State title. See Tournaments section at left for brackets and results.

Mansfield Little League becomes first Massachusetts team to advance to the Junior League World Series After winning the Massachusetts state championship, Mansfield went 5-0 in the rain-filled, 11-team Eastern Regional Tournament played in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Team Massachusetts defeated Cranston, Rhode Island, 9-0, for the regional title. Along the way, Mansfield defeated state champions from Connecticut, New York, Maine and Rhode Island (twice). Massachusetts went to Taylor, Michigan undefeated with a 13-0 overall record. History: No team from Massachusetts has ever played in the Junior League World Series. Massachusetts became the 26th state to be represented in the series. For the record: Two Eastern champions have won the Junior League World Series. Waldorf, Maryland, went undefeated in 1985. and Salem, New Hampshire, went undefeated in 1997.




Sunday, May 18
2003
Congratulations to the 2003 New England Champions from Saugus Saugus American Little League All-Stars had a terrific run in the tournament with an exciting week in Williamsport including an extra inning 14-13 victory vs. Texas to advance to US Final against Florida.
2003 Baseball State Finals Tournaments completed Congratulations to Saugus American, Mansfield & Hanson on capturing the State title with wins in the Major, Junior & Senior divisions respectively.
2003 Softball Tournaments concluded in Winchendon with State finals Congratulations to Gardner, Jesse Burkett (Worcester) & Malden East capturing the State title with wins in the Major, Junior & Senior divisions respectively. See Tournaments section at left for brackets and results.
John Caron selected as World Series Umpire John Caron from Winchendon carried his 23 years of umpiring to the 2002 World Series.
2002 New England Champions from Worcester Jesse Burkett Little League All-Stars advanced to US Final, the furthest point where any Massachusetts team has previously advanced to.


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