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Saturday, December 13
Winter Workouts for Cal Ripken 9 - 12 Year Olds

Cal Ripken Winter Workout Registration

For 9 to 12 Year Olds will open this weekend.  Register at:

Here is more information from Chris Mennillo:

Niskayuna Baseball,

Winter Workout registrations are here!!

As announced in previous communications Niskayuna Baseball is offering winter workouts to the entire baseball community.  The goal is to give kids an opportunity to work on their skills in the offseason under the instruction of many of our travel and all-star coaches.  As the President of the league my expectation is to use this platform to expand our league and the offerings for additional baseball at all levels.  Through this four week period we will asses our ability to form multiple travel teams at each age group (similar to what we did during our fall program this past season).  You are not required to attend these workouts to be eligible for spring travel as a separate tryout date will be scheduled for early February.  With that here are some specifics:

The session will be a four week Sunday block 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1

The cost will be approximately $75 per player but we will open registration as $0 until we know how many players we have.  In addition we are working on something for our 8 year older players that will likely be scheduled in February.

The time slots are: subject to change depending on number of registrations.
  9:00 - 11:00 12 and 11 year old players
11:00 - 12:30    9 year old players
12:30 -  2:00  10 year old players

We will be determine the number of volunteers needed once we see the registration numbers at each level.  If you are interested in assisting please contact me at

In addition for age purposes, the age you are as of May 1, 2014 is the age you will be slotted with. Again, please contact me with any questions. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.  Chris

That's all from NBL this week.  Watch for black ice, and stay warm!

Monday, December 8
Winter Workout 13-15u and 12 year olds in 7th grade

2015 Nisky Baseball Winter Training Registration is now Open!

Winter Training with Nisky Baseball run by Chris Bianchi.

Workouts will consist of various foundational skills in both hitting and fielding.

13-15U + 7th Grade 12 Year Olds...

Age is based on 4/30/15.

The session will be 10 weeks:

1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14

The time slots are:
12:00 - 1:00
  1:00 - 2:00

Registration right now is $0.  The final cost will be determined at Registration close.

Accounts then will be billed for credit card payment, or checks will be accepted at the first session.

Spots are limited, sign up soon.

Follow the link, and then click the Register Online Bar in the middle of the screen.


John Hand

Friday, November 21
Siena Saints and Nisky Baseball Night - 12/23/14 7pm



Handout: Saints Night Out Form

Friday, November 21
Entertainment Books - $25


Entertainment Books for Sale $25.   Email Sara Erickson


Friday, November 14
Friday Nov 14 League Update

This morning's snow covered grass serves as a reminder: only 147 days till Opening Day! 

Please read below a message from Chris Mennillo the new President of the League, and remember to check out our Holiday Nisky Baseball Store at    Password:  N BASEBALL.  Store closes Wed November 19.


Dear Niskayuna Baseball Players and Families,

My name is Christopher Mennillo and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share some exciting news for 2015.   I was recently elected as the 2015 President for Niskayuna Baseball.  I have been volunteering in youth baseball programs for many years including the past two (2) season here at NBL.   I consider an honor and a privilege to serve as the Board President and I look forward to continuing to build on the success that the program has enjoyed over the past several years.

The first and what I think will be the most exciting and beneficial project I am working on is winter workouts for ALL players that are interested in practicing and working on their skills over the winter months. In the past, some teams had independently participated in their own work outs and the league had provided smaller scale workouts for specific levels. We are expanding this to ensure all players have the opportunity to participate and 2014 managers have been asked to not do independent work outs and to encourage players to work out with their teammates and friends.

The logistics of this program are still being developed and we are very close to rolling it out.   More information will be sent out by the league in regards to signing up, price and commitment.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at any time.  I look forward to the 2015 season!

Christopher Mennillo

Wednesday, November 12
Message from Board of Directors

Niskayuna Baseball is aware of the novel Saving Babe Ruth and acknowledges that this is the author Thomas Swyers recollection of some events that are similar to the true events that had taken place in the Town of Niskayuna over the past several decades.
Many Board Members and members of the community (including Mr. Swyers) have spent their personal time to make Niskayuna Baseball the success it is today.
Niskayuna Baseball continues to provide recreational and higher level programming for over 600 children ages 5-18.
We are encouraged with the relationship between Niskayuna Baseball and the High School Administration and Sports Programs, and work diligently to increase communication and a positive  relationship to benefit the players, students and community as a whole.
Niskayuna Baseball acknowledges the good work that Mr. Swyers has done to get the league where it is today, but recognizes that Saving Babe Ruth is a novel based on some true events and shared with the liberties allowed an author to make a story more interesting to read.

The Board looks forward to continue to grow Baseball in the Niskayuna community, and is excited by the upcoming 2015 season.   

Friday, November 7
New Board of Directors for 2015

The Board of Directors was elected for the 2015 campaign.  We'd like to thank Brud Cutting, Ashley Edwards and Eric Whitley for their leadership and volunteering to the league over the past many years.  We'd also like to thank Tom Spataro for the past 5 years of being President leading the league and spending a tremendous amount of hours every week to ensure baseball is thriving and available to everyone in the community.  Tom has shifted to a Trustee role for next year.  Lastly we would like to thank their spouses and families for allowing them to contribute to the overall league in general with countless hours, emails and phone calls away from the family - they are the unsung heros.

The new Board for 2015 brings two fresh perspectives.  Angela Antonikowski and Dave Fields.  Welcome!  We're glad to have you both! 

2015 Board

Christopher Mennillo             President                              
Rand Booth                          Treasurer                               
John Hand                            Vice President/Registrar**    
Eric Evans                            Sponsorship Chair                
Tracy Morra                          Fundraising Chair                 
Angela Antonikowski           Secretary                               
Bill Fredenburg                    Travel / All-Stars Cal Ripken  
Chris Bianchi                       Travel / All-Stars Babe Ruth* 
Bob Brown                           Uniform Manager                   
Sara Erickson                      Concession Manager             
Mike Polsinelli                      Equipment and Facility Manager
Dave Fields                          Facility and Equipment Manager
Matt Coso                            GM Cal Ripken T-AA               
Glenn Ritzenthaler               GM Babe Ruth                       
Ben Gabrielle                       Trustee '15                                 
Jameson Foster                   Trustee '15                                  
Tom Spataro                         Trustee '16                                 
Tom Swyers                         Trustee '15                                  

* non voting member
** GM Cal Ripken AAA-Majors

Friday, September 12
2014 Survey Results...General Meeting to NBL Participants Tuesday 9/16 6:30pm Town Hall

Thanks everyone for participating in our survey this year on rec and travel.

Results can be found at:

The Niskayuna Baseball Board is having an open meeting Tuesday September 16 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.

We'll review the results and invite comments from the Nisky Baseball community as we begin planning for the 2015 Board and League activities.  




Monday, August 18
Niskayuna Booster Club Fundraiser

Once again, the NBL would like the Baseball community to consider supporting the Booster Club's fundraising efforts this coming school year:

Niskayuna High School Booster Club is selling Proctor’s Theatre Tickets to support the school's Baseball and Boys and Girls Soccer Programs.

NEWSIES Saturday, October 11, 2014 8pm   $90
Sunday, March 8, 2015 2pm  $70

PIPPIN Friday, May 29, 2015 8pm    $75

In support of the athletic programs, prices include a tax-deductible donation.

Receipt will accompany tickets.
Seating for all shows are in the orchestra sections.

For ticket information and reservations, please e-mail

Laura Favata

Seth Hanft

Greg Daviero

Marta Ozisik

Thank you


Mailing Address

Niskayuna Baseball LTD
PO Box 9005
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Email inquiries can be sent to anyone on the Board, or General Inquiries to the Registrar