Martin County North Little League: MCNLL News

Sunday, May 4
Chris Reisfeld Memorial Tournament (Majors)



Pool A
 
DAY  TIME  FIELD  VISITOR  HOME 
 Monday, 5/5  6:30 PM  Sailfish 4  Stuart Braves  Cubs 
 Monday, 5/5  6:30 PM  Sailfish 2  HS Braves  Blue Jays
 Saturday, 5/10  1 PM  Sailfish 4  Blue Jays  Cubs
 Saturday, 5/10  1 PM  Sailfish 2  HS Braves  Stuart Braves
 Monday, 5/12  6:30 PM  Hobe Sound  HS Braves  Cubs
 Monday, 5/12  6:30 PM  Guy Davis  Blue Jays  Stuart Braves
 
 
Pool B 
 
DAY  TIME   FIELD VISITOR   HOME  
 Wednesday, 5/7  6:30 PM  Sailfish 4  Pirates   Yankees
 Wednesday, 5/7  6:30 PM  Sailfish 2  Nationals   Giants
 Saturday, 5/10  4 PM  Sailfish 4  Giants  Yankees
 Saturday, 5/10  4 PM  Sailfish 2  Nationals  Pirates
 Monday, 5/12  6:30 PM  Sailfish 4  Nationals  Yankees
 Monday, 5/12  6:30 PM  Sailfish 2  Giants  Pirates

 

Championship Game

 

Pool A Winner vs. Pool B Winner

Wednesday, May 14, Sailfish 4, 6:30 PM

 


Wednesday, April 30
Minor League Championship Tournament



MINOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT 
 
POOL A
 
 DATE TIME    FIELD VISITOR    HOME
 May 3  11 AM  Sailfish 4  Dragons  Marauders
 May 6  6:30 PM  Sailfish 4  Grasshoppers  Mauraders
 May 8  6:30 PM  Sailfish 4  Grasshoppers  Dragons
 
POOL B
 
DATE  TIME  FIELD  VISITOR   HOME
 May 3  11 AM  Sailfish 2  Lake Monsters  Scrappers
 May 6  6:30 PM  Guy Davis  Mudhens  Scrappers
 May 8  6:30 PM  JWP 2  Mudhens  Lake Monsters
 
POOL C
 
DATE    TIME  FIELD  VISITOR HOME 
 May 3  1 PM  Sailfish 2  Blue Wahoos  Stars
 May 6  6:30 PM  Sailfish 2  Emeralds  Stars
 May 8  6:30PM  Sailfish 2  Emeralds  Blue Wahoos

 

Semifinals:  Saturday, May 10, 11 AM

 

Pool A Champion vs. Runnerup ABC

Sailfish 4

Pool B Champion vs. Pool C Champion

Sailfish 2

Championship

Wednesday, May 14 — 6:30 PM

Sailfish 2

 


Wednesday, April 30
MCNLL Food Drive for LAHIA



Martin County North Little League is holding a Food Drive to collect non-perishable items to benefit Love and Hope In Action (LAHIA) located in Port Salerno.

We will be collecting non-perishable items through Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Items can be dropped off at the concession stand during game times.

The following items are recommended/requested:

• Cereal

• Peanut butter and jelly (in squeeze bottles)

• Canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon) pop-top lid, if possible

• Canned soup (with protein) pop-top lid

• Large cans of fruit and veggies

• Gatorade bottles (assorted flavors)

• Granola bars, cereal, healthy snacks

• Water bottles (16.9 oz)

• Juice

• Pasta and sauce

• Chef Boyardee pop-top cans

• Salad dressings

• Powdered drinks (iced tea, pink lemonade, lemonade, Kool-aid)

• Coffee and creamer

• Sugar  



Tuesday, December 31
2014 Spring Evaluation Schedule



BASEBALL EVALUATIONS

Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at Sailfish Park

(Rain Date evaluation – Sunday January 12th)

Final Make-Up Evaluation Tuesday January, 14, 2014

League age as of April 30, 2014

All players must report to Evaluations during the time allotted for their age group regardless of what division they anticipate playing in.

 

Age Last Name Field # Time

7 A-L 2 11:00 AM

7 M-Z 2 12:00 noon

8 A-L 2 9:00 AM

8 M-Z 2 10:00 AM

9 A-L 2 4:00 PM

9 M-Z 2 5:00 PM

10 A-L 2 2:00 PM

10 M-Z 2 3:00 PM

11 A-L 4 11:00 AM

11 M-Z 4 12:00 noon

12 A-L 4 9:00 AM

12 M-Z 4 10:00 AM

** 6 year olds wishing to be evaluated for Coach Pitch division may be evaluated with the 7 years olds. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Intermediate (50/70) & Sr Baseball Evaluations

Sunday, January 26, 2014 Age 13 -16 Sailfish Park, time TBA



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Tuesday, December 31

HOME OF THE 2013 STATE OF FLORIDA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

Players: Dominick Thompson, Marcus Mastellone, Taylor Higgins, Blaine Kilbreth, Richie Pfluger, Jacob Rader, Hunter Wentworth, Zachary Galinis, Tibur Rivero, Wyatt Menendez, Peyton McIntosh, Cameron Provines and Justin Alteri

Manager: Mark Rodgers; Coaches: Tom Galinis, Andrew Rodgers



Wednesday, December 4
Jensen Beach Little League Update

As of now, Jensen Beach Little League has not chartered any teams for the upcoming spring season and it does not appear that they intend to.

Any player who resides within the previously established boundary for Jensen Beach Little League and wishes to play Little League may register with a neighboring league (i.e. PSL American, MCN or MCS) and submit a waiver.  This waiver will need to be approved by Charter Committee before any fees are collected and prior to participation in any practice or games.

Please understand that the Little League D-17 Administrator has already been in contact with Little League Headquarters and approval of these waivers is anticipated to occur in a timely fashion. (I will need a letter/statement from the parent requesting to play in your boundary and why, and a letter from the league President requesting the Charter Committee to grant a full waiver for Regular Season and All Stars.)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact (Kevin O’Sullivan – 845-558-1580 or Bill Stuckey 407-375-3783).



Wednesday, December 4
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Little League has recently implemented an important rule change regarding residence eligibility.

"Players will be eligible to play with that league only if they reside or the physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries provided to and approved by Little League Baseball, Incorporated. "

Basically, it reads now that students who attend a school within the MCN Boundary are eligible to play for MCN Little League.

For additional information and clarification, please access the website link above.   Information is also provided in the handout section.

 



Wednesday, October 2



Your MCNLL Board of Directors for the 2014 Spring Season!
 
League President Bill Stuckey
League Information Officer Erin Silloway
League Safety Officer Glen Blinde
League VP Baseball Mark Rodgers
League Softball Director Steven Weisberg
League Player Agent Kevin O'Sullivan
Sponsorship Director Lisa Esposito
League Umpire-in-Chief Kip Davis
League Secretary Martin Reeder
League Treasurer Jill Davis
League Challenger Director Jeff Dougherty
PC Park Coordiantor Salvatore Yonta
CG Park Coordinator Stacey Dober
Uniform & Photography Dawn Blinde
Majors Director Tom Galinis
Int/Jr/Sr Director Greg Block
Minors Director Jeff Hoadley
Security Officer Jared Kenerson
T/ball/Coach Pitch Director Matt Lewis
Sponsorship Director David Blotnick
Facilities Director Jerry Saylor
SF Park Coordinator Nicole Enos
Auxiliary Director Chris Fries
10th Street Director Jenny Buntin
Equipment Manager Jeremy McGraw  
 
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS! 


Sheriff
Tuesday, August 20
All Star Celebration



On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 the Martin County North Little League All Star team was recognized  at the Elliott Museum.  

The group that won Florida State Champions in the 11-12-year-old Little League was honored  by County and city officials in a celebration.



Boys with Mayor

Tuesday, August 13
Manager Mark Rodgers Comments on All Star Summer




Team in GA
Monday, August 5
MCNLL All Start Team Advances to Semi Finals



Martin County North, after winning its first two games at the Southeast Regional tournament in Warner Robins, Ga., already have already earned a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals (ESPN2).

 

THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE

Monday/Pool play

Martin County North vs. Georgia, 4 p.m.

Tuesday/Consolation games

Third- and fourth-place teams from pool play, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Wednesday/Semifinal games

West Virginia/Tennessee winner vs. Martin County North 2 p.m., (ESPN2)

North Carolina/South Carolina winner vs. Virginia 6 p.m., (ESPN2)

Friday /Championship

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Winner advances to Little League World Series, Aug. 15-25, in Williamsport, Pa. 



Warner Robbins
Friday, August 2
MCNLL All Star team will represent Florida at the Southeast Regionals



Stadium

Best of luck to the MCNLL  All Stars who are currently in Warner Robbins, GA for the Southeast Regional Little League Tournament.  

"LIVE" LITTLE LEAGUE SE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT TELECAST TOMORROW!

Visit www.wrwr.com and click on the link (on the left of webpage) for 107.5 or 1350.

Don't miss a single pitch!!!

FRIDAY GAME TIME: 10.am. vs. NORTH CAROLINA

 



LL Park

Citrus Grove Jan 14
Friday, August 2
Citrus Grove Park



MCNLL will have a new home!

Citrus Grove Community Park for the 2014 Season

 

Thanks to all of you who have helped along the way



Monday, April 22
Scott Proctor’s ME’S Team Hosts First Ever Community-Wide Used Sports Equipment Drive



Stuart, FL - Scott Proctor, a Martin County High School graduate and Major League Baseball Player who was recently traded to the Baltimore Orioles’ Norfolk Tide Triple A affiliate, and his local charity, ME’s Team, is launching the first ever Used Sports Equipment Drive at Stuart’s baseball facility, Sailfish Park, on April 27, 2013 at 9:30 am. Scott and his wife, Carrie, want to be sure that any child in the community has a chance at playing a sport. ‘Having the right equipment is the first step for kids who want to participate in sports. My wife and I have been told by a lot of local coaches that many families have a hard time coming up with the money for cleats, lacrosse sticks, and other gear’ said Proctor.

On Saturday, April 27 ME’s Team and its sponsors including Keiser University, East Coast Lumber/Ace Hardware and Morgan Stanley are cheering on the ME’s team-sponsored Challenger and East Stuart/10 Street teams. Carrie Proctor, her children and ME’s team volunteers will take donations from 9:30-12:30. ‘We really believe in the great work of ME’s Team and The Challenger Baseball Program - these Saturday games are a wonderful way to bring joy and excitement to these special children,’ said Peter Croccito COO at Keiser University. All of the collected items will be sorted by sport and donated to Caring Children Clothing Children for distribution to families. ‘We love Scott&Carrie’s idea and know that it fills a need in our community. We are excited at the chance to offer sports equipment to our families!’ said 4C’s Executive Director, Gigi Suntum.

About ME’s Team: ME’s team was founded in 2006 after the birth of Scott&Carrie Proctor’s daughter, Mary Elizabeth (M.E.), who was born with a heart condition. The mission of ME’s Team is to make a significant impact on the well-being of children on the TreasureCoast with the support of our community. We believe that when it comes to children's health and education, we all have a role to play.

About the Challenger Baseball Program: MCNLL’s Challenger Baseball Program was developed for physically and emotionally challenged youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment, structured to their abilities. The teams are part of a joint partnership between ME's Team and the Martin County North Little League and supported by sponsors including Keiser University. contact: Mark Rodgers, / 7724864909

About 4C’s: Caring Children/Clothing Children, also known as the 4Cs, was founded in 1997 by Pat and John Reynolds of Monarch Country Club who saw a community need among infants to high school age children who, through no fault of their own, could not afford clothing. The Reynolds and their friends worked tirelessly to see that these needs were addressed in a caring way that provides an opportunity for qualified children to gain self esteem by being able to obtain clothing similar to their peers at no cost. contact: gigi suntum /



Howard Neff
Saturday, March 9
In Memory of Howard J Neff Jr. February 11, 1948 - March 5, 2013



Howard J. Neff Jr., 65, passed away on March 5, 2013 in at Select Specialty Hospital in Palm Beach, FL.

Howard was a past Martin County North Little League Board of Director as well as a long-time coach and umpire in our program. Howard's wife, Connie, was also an active MCN volunteer and their son, Kyle, was a perennial all-star in Martin County North Little League.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Howard had lived in Stuart for over 35 years. He was a member of the first graduating class of Archbishop Alter High School, Kettering, Ohio in 1966. Howard graduated from The Ohio State University, "Go Bucks"!

He was a financial advisor at Wiswell, Neff and Associates in Jensen Beach for 7 years.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Connie L. Stein Neff of Stuart, Florida; sons, Andrew Neff of Stuart, FL; Jeremy Neff and his wife, Vanessa of Stuart, FL; Sean Green-Neff and his wife, Jennifer of Virginia Beach, VA; and Kyle Neff of Stuart, FL; daughter, Meghan Traughber and her husband, Chuck of Casselberry, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that people honor Howard by donating to the Northstars Sailfish Park Fund. Connie said that Howard relished his days at Sailfish and wanted to help keep our kids on the field.

Northstars
PO Box 2612
Palm City, FL   34991 


Tuesday, July 24
We Got our Ballparks!



July 24, 2012 was an important day for our league.   The Martin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of spending a portion of the 1/2 cent discretionary sales tax toward a baseball quad complex at Tuscawilla Park next to Citrus Grove Elementary School.  

This park, once completed, will be the new home of Martin County North Little League.

Thanks to all who contributed to this effort! 



Thursday, October 4
Congratulations to the 2013 Board of Directors

Lisa Esposito; Fundraising Director

Nicole Enos; Adult Volunteer Coordinator & 10th Street Director

Brian Worthy; Treasurer

Jerry Saylor; Facility Director

Dawn Blinde; Uniforn Director

Glen Blinde; Safety Director

Kevin O'Sullivan; Security Director

Erin Silloway; Information Officer

Jeff Chamberlain; Player Agent

Jeff Hoadley; Sailfish Park Coordinator

Michelle Albertini; Youth Groups Coord. and Photography Director

Kip Davis; Umpire in Chief

Jenny Buntin; Secretary & Challenger Director

Mark Rodgers; Vice President/Baseball Director

David Higgins; Minors Director

Chris Santiago; Auxiliary Director

Sanjay Prasad; Corporate Sponsorship Director

Stacey Dober; Palm City Coordinator

Steve Provines; President

Matt Rader; Majors Director & 50-70 Director

Tom Galinis; Tball Director & Coach Pitch Director

Bill Stuckey; Jr/Sr Director

Steve Weisberg; Softball Director

Thank you to all our volunteers! 



Friday, October 19
MCNLL Divisions for 2013

MCNLL 2013 Divisions

(AGE IS DETERMINED BY PLAYER’S AGE AS OF APRIL 30, 2013)

TEE BALL—AGES 4/5 and 5/6

The focus of this division is FUN in LEARNING the fundamentals of the game. Throwing, hitting and running the bases will be emphasized. The Executive Committee will appoint teams. Games are on Saturdays at 9am, 11am, 1pm.

COACH PITCH—AGES 7 and 8

The focus in this division is continued fundamental strengthening and learning positions. This is a time for the player to make the adjustment from T-Ball to Minor league play. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Games are on Saturdays at 9am or 11AM.

MINOR DIVISION—AGES 9 and 10

The minor league will focus on the development of pitchers and catchers, as well as the introduction of basic offensive and defensive strategies. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Weekly games are Monday or Thursday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm or 4pm.

MAJOR DIVISION—AGES 11 and 12

Major League Division players incorporate skills, strategies, and fundamentals previously learned into a balanced competitive environment. Although competitive, this league will maintain the highest level of sportsmanship. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Weekly games are Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4pm or 7pm.

INTERMEDIATE 50-70 DIVISION-AGES 11-13

The division is new this year and bridges the transition from Little League (46/60) to Junior League Baseball on a full-size field (60/90). It is a league for 11-13 year-olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to conventional baseball, such as leading off bases, pickoff attempts, etc.

JR/SR LEAGUE DIVISION-AGES 13-18

The Junior/Senior League format is based on sign-ups and the organization of other inter-league teams. The focus in Juniors Division is the transition to the larger playing field, pitching from the stretch and stealing. Teams will be drafted after evaluations in January. Juniors play Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays at 1PM or 4PM. Senior League schedules to be determined.

SOFTBALL DIVISION—AGES 4-16

The Softball format is based on MCNLL sign-ups and the organization of other District 17 Inter-League teams. Teams will consist of the following divisions: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, and Jr./Sr. leagues. Games times and days to be determined.

CHALLENGER DIVISION - Ages 5-22

Developed for mentally or physically disabled youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation, in an athletic environment, structured to their abilities. Focus is on having fun while learning the game of baseball. The rules are modified ,and a “team buddy” program is incorporated.



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Saturday, January 19
Umpire Clinic



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On January 19, 2013 we held the Umpire Clinic at LCpl Justin Wilson Park in Palm City.   There was a great turnout for a rainy day!

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