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2018 Bat Standards

  • Starting January 1, 2018, USA Baseball is instituting a new bat standard which will be approved for play in AABC Baseball, Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball® (all divisions except Senior League) and PONY Baseball.
  • Barrels up to 2 5/8" are now approved for ages 14 and under.
  • Players will need a new bat stamped with the new USA Baseball Mark.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) will be implemented on January 1, 2018. New USA Baseball approved bats were made available for purchase on September 1, 2017.
Please visit for the updated league bat rules. 
Please visit for a list of approved bats.


2017 Fall Ball




Fall Baseball is under the direction of Chris Henry. Chris is a high school baseball coach and full time baseball instructor. Assistant instructors will include former and current high school players. Questions? Contact Coach Henry at

Players will meet once-a-week on Mondays for five weeks, beginning September 11th. Each session will consist of warm ups, throwing drills, an offensive and defensive “drill of the day” and a game that will make practice fun. Two sessions will be offered:

Session I: Meadowland #3, 4:00-5:00 pm - Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 
Session II: Meadowland #3, 5:15-6:15 pm - Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9

Beginning the week of September 4th, players will meet twice-a-week, on Tuesdays OR Thursdays AND Saturday. Players will register for a group session that will consist of no more than 10-12 players. These groups will practice as a “team” during the weekday session and then play together in a game on Saturdays.

All weekday practices will be played in Meadowland Park, field #3 (see note below regarding rain site). Saturday games will be played in Meadowland Park. Grades 3-4 will play at 9:00 am and Grades 5-6 will play at 11:00 am. 


The fall baseball program includes a significant instructional component. Focus will be on the basic fundamentals of baseball and aim to improve and hone a player’s skills. Players will be exposed to:
  • proper throwing mechanics
  • defensive techniques, fundamentals of the swing
  • mental aspect of the game
  • base running
  • pitching, catching and/or position play
  • sportsmanship and rules
This fall baseball program will run for five weeks for Grades 1-2 and six weeks for Grades 3-6.

The REGISTRATION FORM and Scheduling Information can be downloaded in the attached handout.

PLEASE NOTE: Weekday sessions will NOT be rained out—practices will be held in the batting cages. Saturday games WILL be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Registration begins August 1. REGISTER EARLY TO GET YOUR FIRST CHOICE OF SESSIONS! All sessions will be limited to no more than 10-12 players.

Handout: 2017 Fall Ball Flyer

2017 Playoff Schedule & Results

The playoff schedule and results for Babe Ruth, M70, M60, and Minors are posted below.

Babe Ruth Seeds: 

1. Springfield 
2. Taylor Oil
3. Bass Family Chiropractic 
4. Kids Docs 
5. Laz Parking

Playoffs Date Time   Game # Field Winner
Babe Ruth            
Round 1 Friday, June 9 6:30 pm seed 4 vs seed 5 101 Cameron Kids Docs
Round 2 Monday, June 12 6:30 pm seed 2 vs seed 3 102 Cameron Taylor Oil
  Tuesday, June 13 6:30 pm seed 1 vs winner of #101 (Kids Docs) 103  Cameron Kids Docs 


Round 3 

Friday, June 16

7:00 pm winner of #102 (Taylor Oil) vs winner of #103 (Kids Docs 104 Cameron KIDS DOCS

M70 Seeds: 

1. Bunny's
2. Maplewood Meineke
3. Wilber's Painting
4. Twin City 
5. adMarketplace 
6. Taylor Oil

Playoffs Date Time   Game # Field Winner
Round 1 BYE   seed 1 and seed 2      

Friday, June 2

6:30 pm

seed 3 vs. seed 6  201  Meadowlands 3 Wilber's Painting
  Friday, June 2 6:00 pm seed 4 vs. seed 5  202  Meadowlands 1 adMarketplace
Round 2 Tuesday, June 6 6:30 pm seed 2 vs winner of #201 (Wilber's Painting  203  Meadowlands 3 Wilber's Painting 
  Tuesday, June 6 6:00 pm seed 1 vs winner of #202 (adMarketplace)  204  Meadowlands 1 Bunny's
Round 3

Friday, June 16

6:30 pm winner of #203 (Wilber's Painting) vs winner of #204 (Bunny's)  205

 Meadowlands 3


M60 Seeds: 
1. Mark Murphy Music
2. Laz Parking 
3. Beacon Jewelers 
4. Keller Williams 
5. South Orange Disposal 
6. United Energy Consultants
7. Village Barbers 
8. WBGO Jazz 
9. South Orange Police   

Playoffs Date Time   Game # Field Winner
Round 1

Thursday, June 8 

6:00 pm  seed 8 vs seed 9 301 Meadowlands 2 WBGO Jazz
Round 2 Saturday, June 10 10:00 am seed 1 vs winner of #301 (WBGO Jazz 302 Meadowlands 1 Mark Murphy's Music 
  Saturday, June 10 1:00 pm seed 2 vs seed 7 303 Meadowlands 1 Laz Parking
  Saturday, June 10 10:00 am seed 3 vs seed 6  304 Meadowlands 3 Beacon Jewelers 
  Saturday, June 10 1:00 pm seed 4 vs seed 5 305 Meadowlands 3 Keller Williams 
Round 3

Tuesday, June 13

6:00 pm winner of #302 (Mark Murphy's Music) vs winner of #305 (Keller Williams) 306

Maplecrest 1

Keller Williams

Tuesday, June 13

6:00 pm winner of #303 (Laz Parking) vs winner of #304 (Beacon Jewelers) 307

Maplecrest 2

Beacon Jewelers
Round 4 Friday, June 16 6:00 pm winner of #306 (Keller Williams) vs winner of #307 (Beacon Jewelers) 308 Meadowlands 2  BEACON JEWELERS 

Minor Seeds: 

1. adMarketplace
2. Maplewood VFW
3. D&J Landscape 
4. Park Wood Diner
5. Village Service Center & Auto Body 
6. Rotary Club of Maplewood
7. Keller Williams Vanessa Pollock
8. FTI Consulting

Playoffs Date Time   Game # Field Winner
Round 1 Saturday, June 10 10:00 am seed 1 vs seed 8 401 Meadowlands 2 adMarketplace

Saturday, June 10

Thursday, June 8 

1:00 pm

6:00 pm 

seed 3 vs seed 6 402

Meadowlands 2

Meadowlands 4 

D&J Landscape 
  Saturday, June 10 10:00 am seed 2 vs seed 7 403 Meadowlands 4 Maplewood VFW
  Saturday, June 10 1:00 pm seed 4 vs seed 5 404 Meadowlands 4 Park Wood Diner
Round 2 Tuesday, June 13 6:00 pm winner of #401 (adMarketplace) vs winner of #404 (Park Wood Diner) 405 Meadowlands 2 adMarketplace
  Tuesday, June 13 6:00 pm winner of #402 (D&J Landscape) vs winner of #403 (Maplewood VFW 406 Meadowlands 4 Maplewood VFW
Round 3

Friday, June 16

6:00 pm

winner of #405 (adMarketplace) vs winner of #406 (Maplewood VFW 407 Meadowlands 4 ADMARKETPLACE


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Baseball Committee Opportunities

Baseball Committee Opportunities

The South Orange Maplewood Baseball Organization is divided into several subcommittees which meet year-round, working with the Recreation Departments, constantly reviewing and improving the baseball program.  New volunteers are always needed.  Please pick an area (or areas) where you would like to participate and contact the committee chair to find out when/where they will be meeting.  ACT NOW!!  Your kids thank you for your help!    

REGISTRATION AND PUBLICITY: Responsible for organizing registration, keeping track of registration names and forms, placing articles in News Record, Gaslight, web site, getting flyers to schools. Contact

UMPIRES: Responsible for recruitment, training and scheduling of umpires. Contact Matt Greenblatt.

COACHES: Team assignment, qualifications and training. Contact Doug Sasfai.
  T-Ball and Rookie League Commissioner: Contact Greg Dawkins.

COACHES’ TRAINING: Responsible for planning and scheduling of training and instructional clinics/seminars for development of players and coaches. Contact Chris Nomura and Chris Henry.

PLAYER EVALUATIONS/DRAFT: Responsible for designing the tryouts and subsequent drafts for the Minors, Majors and Babe Ruth divisions and the team formation for the younger divisions. Contact Lou Lombardi and Dave Maitlin.

GAME AND FACILITY SCHEDULES: Responsible for preparing the master schedule for the fields and facilities and scheduling make up games. Contact Patti Coleman.

RULES: Responsible for reviewing and publicizing league rules and working to resolve any conflicts that arise. Contact Ed Matthews.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Responsible for addressing Code of Conduct issues, sportmanship issues and team/player and coach conflicts. Contact Bob Hugel.

FACILITIES: Responsible for working with public works and the recreation department to improve the facilities. Also organize Parent work weekends. Contact Mike Pierre.

FUNDRAISING: Contact Jerry Donaty.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Contact Rob Chibbaro.

SUMMER PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Responsible for Summer League calendar, teams, coaches, etc. Contact Matt Lefferts.

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