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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


2017 All Star Games

Congratulations to the 2017 M70 All Stars!

How to find out if a game is rained out

If the weather or field conditions are in question, there are 2 ways you can be informed:

1)     Call the code-a-phone at 973-762-0748. If there is no announcement for the current day, activities are on as scheduled.

2)     Set up a “twitter” account to receive notifications. To do so, go to, create a free account, and follow  “SOrangeRec”.  Again, if you receive NO notice, all activities are on as scheduled.

You can also get updates sent to your cell phone without a Twitter account.  Just send a text message that says "Follow SOrangeRec" (without the quotes) to 40404 and you will start receiving tweets from us on your device. 
As a rule we ONLY POST CHANGES in the schedule on the code-a-phone or via Twitter. We will NOT post affirmative messages (i.e. “Games WILL be played). Therefore, if the message you hear on the code-a-phone is from a prior date, the current day’s activities will proceed as scheduled.

The Recreation Department will try to post weather-related cancellations/changes as early as possible for weeknight games. However, it is not always possible or desirable to call games early in the day. The right kind of weather and some maintenance work can sometimes significantly alter the outlook. Fields that look unplayable at noon may be ready to play on by late in the day.

On weekends, we make every effort to post any changes in the schedule by 8:30 am or as necessary if conditions change throughout the day.
The league will reschedule any games that are canceled due to bad weather or poor field conditions. The Demosphere schedule will be updated accordingly so please be sure to check regularly for updates and changes to the schedules.

Coming this Summer - Cougar Baseball Camp

It's back!! Cougar Baseball Camp with Coach Chris Henry and his staff of former and current high school and collegiate players.   

3 One-Week Camps
June 26-July 14
Ages 6-13 (as of April 30, 2017)
Monday-Friday (except July 4)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm
Meadowland Park, South Orange 

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of baseball and instill the proper methods to improve and hone each player’s skills, all while learning and enjoying this great game. Each camper will be exposed to the following:

• Proper mechanics/techniques of throwing a baseball
• Defensive techniques and strategy
• Fundamentals of the swing
• Mental Aspect of the “Game”
• Baserunning form/techniques
• Pitching, Catching, and Position Player Fundamentals
• Sportsmanship and Rules

Please see the handout for more details. Registration can be done by mail or in person at the Baird using the attached registration form OR online here:

Handout: 2017 Summer Camp

Jimmy Murphy - from T-Ball to the Majors!


Jimmy Murphy, a star at Columbia High School and Fordham University - as well as MANY years of South Orange Maplewood Baseball - was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Congratulations to Jimmy and his family!

Read more here:

2017 Pitch Hit & Run Results!

Congratulations to all the winners! A special thanks to the Columbia High School Baseball Program and the support of Coach Whalen, Coach Maietta and their players for helping run the event!

7/8 Year Olds
Overall Winner: Luke Hall
Pitching Winner: Luke Hall
Hitting Winner: Oliver Lutz
Running Winner: Luke Hall

9/10 Year Olds
Overall Winner: Caleb Epstein
Pitching Winner: Caleb Epstein
Hitting Winner: Caleb Epstein
Running Winner: Caleb Epstein

11/12 Year Olds
Overall Winner: Walter Beneteau
Pitching Winner: Henry Cooper
Hitting Winner: Walter Beneteau
Running Winner: Walter Beneteau

13/14 Year Olds
Overall Winner: Marlowe Iorio
Pitching Winner: Marlowe Iorio
Hitting Winner: Ryan Donaty
Running Winner: Marlowe Iorio

Please click here to send an email to South Orange Maplewood Baseball.



Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities


The success of the South Orange Maplewood Baseball Program rests with the many volunteers who help out in a variety of ways. Adult volunteers are needed for all teams to serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team managers (descriptions can be found in the handout). If you are willing and able, please sign up when you register your child!

The necessary volunteer form (for coaches and ANY volunteer) can be downloaded from the link below.  

Coaches need to ALSO fill out the Consent to Background Check, also available at the link below.

PARENT OF A NEW PLAYER? Don’t let inexperience keep you off the field. MANY VOLUNTEERS are needed in coaching and supporting roles for our T-Ball and Rookie Leagues (the more the merrier)! SOM Baseball will offer coaches’ training and instruction to support all our new and returning coaches.

If you have any questions, please come to one of the registration sessions - coaches will be on hand to describe the program in detail.

HEAD COACH – The Head Coach has the primary responsibility of dealing with players and parents.  He/she has final decision in all baseball matters. 

ASSISTANT COACH – An Assistant Coach has the responsibility of helping the Head Coach.  

Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only) or complete the comparable coaches' certification course offered online by the Babe Ruth organization.  The Rutgers’ course will be offered at the Baird in South Orange in March (date TBD) for all new coaches.  

Questions? Contact Kate Schmidt at the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, 973.378.7754, ext. 1


Handout: 2017 Coaching and Volunteer Form

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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