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SIGN UP FOR NRLL FALL BALL: Registration is now open for the 2014 NRLL Fall League season. The season lasts eight weeks, starting Sept. 7 and ending Oct. 26, with one game per week (on weekends). Players are grouped by next year's baseball age — and those who will be ages 6 to 12 next year are eligible. The cost is $ 90 per player, and there are no tryouts. Everyone who signs up will be placed on a team. Register at the address below. If you have any questions about eligibility, times, signups, etc., e-mail Fall League Director Mike Correale @ mcorreal@comcast.net .

https://northreadinglittleleague.sportssignup.com/

 

FALL DIAMOND CLUB TRYOUTS: The North Reading Diamond Club provides competitive baseball opportunities for players ages 10-16. Tryouts for its fall teams will take place:

Tuesday, Aug. 19 (Big Diamond Team, NRHS, 5-7 pm)
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (Small Diamond Team, Little League Complex, 5-7 pm)

Players who will be baseball ages 13-16 next year should tryout for the Big Diamond Team; those who will be baseball ages 10-12 next year should tryout for the Small Diamond Team.

The Diamond Club fall season includes 1-2 practices per week and one game per week from early September through mid October. Youngsters trying out for the Small Diamond Team are encouraged to also sign up for the North Reading Little League Fall Ball program.

For more information on the North Reading Diamond  Club, contact head coach Marco Vittozzi at mdvittozzi@fedex.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2014 NRLL CHAMPIONS —

Majors: Pirates d. Marlins, 2 games to 1  (Game 1: Pirates 13, Marlins 12; Game 2, Marlins 3, Pirates 2; Game 3: Pirates 10, Marlins 7)

Minors: Iron Birds 3, River Bandits 1 (7 innings)

Farm: Dodgers 15, Angels 9

Big Diamond: Jr. Yankees d. Jr. Blue Jays, 2 games to 1 (Game 1, Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4; Game 2: Yankees 11, Blue Jays 10; Game 3: Yankees 8, Blue Jays 2).

13/14-Year-Old All-Stars: District 13 Champions



Tuesday, June 17
Chaloux Game Photo Gallery



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The second annual NRLL/Tim Chaloux 12-Year-Old Appreciation Game took place on Sunday, June 15, and was another tremendous success. 42 NRLL players participated on a beautiful late spring day.
 
The game is played in memory of Tim Chaloux, a former NRLL standout who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident last spring when he was a high school senior. Pregame festivities included: a tribute to retiring North Reading High School baseball coach Frank Carey; NRHS seniors Shane Driscoll and Ryan Sanborn each receiving $500 scholarships as winners of the Phil Dardeno President’s Award and Harold B. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, respectively; 14-year-old Marco Vittozzi performing the national anthem; Danny Hornby and Kenny Mills catching ceremonial first pitches; and Sarah Potter calling out the day’s most important words: Play Ball.
 
Two games were held simultaneously. Honored for their play on Field 1 were Cole Doke (MVP) and Donny Peterson (Chaloux Spirit Award), while on Field 2 the recipients were Haley MacIntyre (MVP) and Dominic Gallo (Chaloux Spirit Award).
 
Below is a link to photos taken during the day by Julie O'Donnell: 
  


Wednesday, June 11
Pony League Information

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The Pony League is a competitive summer baseball program for players completing their first year on the big diamond and is an excellent way for them to keep developing their skills.

The North Reading team will consist of approximately 15 players born between May 1, 2000, and April 30, 2001, and will play 16 games against surrounding towns, with home games at the Hood School. The season ends in late July with a short round of playoffs. Those selected to the North Reading team will be asked to pay $150 to cover expenses associated with uniforms, umpires, equipment, etc.

It is understood that players may miss some games due to vacations, etc.

If you have any questions or are interested in playing for this team, please email info@nrll.org ASAP.



Tuesday, May 13
It's a Home Run For North Reading Schools



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North Reading Little League President Eddie Madden (center) presented checks to the town’s three elementary school Parent-Teacher Organizations for their participation in the league’s spring registration program. Pictured with Mr. Madden are (left to right): Michelle Syed and Jen MacNeil, co-presidents of the Little School PTO; Hood School PTA co-president Lori Giacalone; and Batch School PTA president Laura Corvino. 

NRLL's registration program with the town's three elementary schools came to a close on March 8. The Little School had the highest percentage of its students register for the spring baseball season and will receive a $250 donation to its PTO. The Batch and Hood schools will also receive a donation as a "thank you" for their efforts.

 



Monday, May 5
NRLL Players at Fenway Park

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North Reading was represented well at Fenway Park on Sunday, May 4, during Little League Day. Kids from throughout New England paraded on the field up close to the Green Monster, past the dug outs, Pesky Pole and the bull pens. From left to right: Colin Gover, Matt Luciano, Ryan Kavanaugh, Nick McGovern, Joey Frammartino, Chris Gwozdz, and Andrew DeBenedetto. 



Friday, May 16
NRLL Well-Represented at MBDL All-Star Games

North Reading baseball was represented by 13 players at Thursday night's first-ever Middlesex Big Diamond League All-Star Game, played at Ferullo Field in Woburn.

Repesenting their teams from the Junior Division were: Matt Corrieri and Matt DeBenedetto (Blue Jays); Jake Doucette and John Day (Orioles); Paul Sablone and Tyler Cullen (Mariners); Anthony Shea and Greg Sawyer (Rays); and Nick Carpenter and Kyle Bythrow (Yankees). Ted Reilly, head coach of the Orioles, was one of the managers for the game.

Drew Delano, Sean Divecchia, and Dylan Maguire represented the Senior Division Orioles, and Jon Zewiey, Bobby Donahue, and joey Fitzgerald were selected from the Senior Division Rays.

The MBDL involves five communities--North Reading, Woburn, Lynnfield, Wilmington, and Stoneham--and has two divisions: a Junior Divison for 13- and 14-year-olds; and a Senior Division for 15- and 16-year-olds.

The North Reading 13/14 year old Senior League players performed very well in the field, on the mound, and at the plate. Corrieri got the North Division team on the board in the first, with an RBI double. Starter Doucette dispatched the top of the South Division in order, on 13 pitches. Defensively, the North Reading representatives were outstanding. DeBenedetto was solid behind the plate, Day played a flawless shortstop and the always-depenible Corrieri made a number of fine catches in right. North Reading hitters were in the thick of the offense all night long. Shea's lead off single in the second would fuel a three-run inning. In the fourth, Cullen would plate Sawyer with an RBI single. In the top of the fifth, Shea would cap his 2-for-2 night with a loud RBI double to the left-center field gap. Overall, NR batters collected seven hits, scored three runs and had three RBIs. Shea pitched the final frame, closing out the 9-4 win for the North Division all-stars.



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