Somerset Hills Little League: Welcome

Sunday, July 7


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District 17 Update

Although Rec season has ended, our SHLL players are still hard at work playing Summer ball at the District Level. SHLL will be hosting several games at Kiwanis this summer. Come watch our kids and others as they play towards the District championships.

Join us at Kiwanis all weekend as we host games at the 9 and 12 year-old levels. Tonight our 9 Year-olds host Bound Brook at 6pm, and Saturday,
 June 29th at 3pm our 12 year-old team will battle the Middlesex squad.
SHLL will play host to games at the following dates and times, all at Kiwanis: 
Date Game Time(s)
June 28th 6pm*
June 29th 1pm, 3pm*, 5pm
June 30th 5pm
July 6th 5pm (If game is necessary)
July 7th 12noon, 1pm, 2pm*
July 10th 5:30pm
July 13th Noon, 2pm*
July 14th  Noon, 2pm*
July 20th 5pm
*SHLL game
The snack shack will be firing up the grill, the tunes will be playing, and the boys of summer will be entertaining us all on the fields. There is no better way to spend a summer day or evening.

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For a complete schedule and to stay updated on the SHLL teams' standings, visit the District 17 website at: 



Where: Kiwanis Minors Field


When: Tonight - June 17th


Time: 5:45pm 



Join us for our 6th Annual Home Run Derby tonight. Come watch all of the biggest sluggers from SHLL, Bedminster and Tewksbury as they attempt to put it 'back back back' and become the 2013 Home Run Derby Champ. Cheer on your favorite player while enjoying dinner from the snack shack and listening to your favorite tunes. 


Don't miss it! 

Congratulations to the Cubs - 2013 Majors Division Champions



Congratulations to the Blue Jays
2013 Minors Division Champions


Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide
2013 Softball Majors Champions


Post-Season Schedule


Due to the inclement weather, the Home Run Derby has been rescheduled to Monday, June 17th, 5:45pm at Kiwanis Field.


The Championship games are now scheduled for Saturday, June 15th at 11:30am at Kiwanis Field.



Mariners v. Blue Jays 



Cardinals v. Cubs




Alabama v. Phillies MEND, Saturday, June 15th, Bernards High School, 10:30am.



Yankees MEND v. TBA, Saturday, June 15th, Bernards High School, 5pm.


ALL STAR GAME is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th, 9am, Kiwanis Field.


Come out and cheer on your favorite team!


Post-Season Schedule


Due to the inclement weather, ALL GAMES ARE CANCELED FOR TONIGHT, Monday, June 10th.


The schedule has been revised as follows: 



Tuesday,   June11th - Blue Jays vs Red Sox, 6pm

Wednesday June 12th - Mariners vs Rays, 6pm



Tuesday, June 11th - Cubs vs Rockies, 6pm

Wednesday June 12th  - Cards vs Dodgers, 6pm


HR DERBY is now scheduled for Thursday, June 13th  5:45pm at Kiwanis Field.

ALL STAR GAME is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th, Time TBD, Kiwanis Field.

Be sure to contact your coach if you have any questions.

Saturday, June 8

All Kiwanis Games 'ON' Today

June 8, 2013 - The fields have been assessed and are currently being worked on. All games scheduled for Kiwanis today - Majors, Minors playoffs and TBall games are going forward as scheduled.

Have fun and play ball!

Saturday, June 8

All Instructional Games Canceled Today

June 8, 2013 - Due to the amount of water remaining on the fields at this point, all instructional games are canceled for today. Please contact your coach if you have any questions regarding rescheduling.

Post-Season Update


The forecast calls for rain, so it must be playoff time!


While the weather reports are calling for rain today, we are still hopeful that we can get playoff games completed tomorrow. To maximize our chances, we are pushing back the start time for Saturday's Majors and Minors playoff games by 2 hours. Please check the website for your team's scheduled game time, and be sure to contact your coach if you have any questions.


Majors - Kiwanis Majors Field

3 vs. 6  Phillies vs. Dodgers 11:00 AM

4 vs. 5  Mets vs. Rockies 1:00 PM


Monday: #1 vs. 4v5 winner  6:00 PM

Tuesday: #2 vs. 3v6 winner  6:00 PM

Wednesday: Rain Date

Friday: Championship Game 6:00 PM 


Minors - Kiwanis Minors Field

4 vs 5    Athletics vs Red Sox  11:00 AM

3 vs 6    Mariners vs White Sox  1:00 PM

2 vs 7    Tigers vs Rays 3:00 PM


Monday: #1 vs. 4v5 winner  6:00 PM

Tuesday: 2v7 winner vs. 3v6 winner  6:00 PM

Wednesday: Rain Date

Friday: Championship Game 6:00 PM 


The TBall games are presently going to continue AS SCHEDULED. Again, if you have any questions, please contact your coach.


We are going to do our best to keep the kids on the fields and not have to extend the season. 


Stay tuned for updates! 



Post-Season Update


Due to the impending bad weather forecast for this weekend, we are making a few pre-emptive changes to the post-season scheduling.


HOME RUN DERBY - will be rescheduled to next week. We will provide a new date in the next few days.  


PLAYOFFS - the playoff brackets have been posted under the "2013 Playoffs" tab. The games currently scheduled for Saturday, June 8th are still on until further notice.


ALL-STAR GAME - will also be rescheduled to next week, pending the completion of the Majors and Minors playoffs.
Stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, May 28

Tonight's Games Canceled 

May 28, 2013 - Due to the inclement weather, all games at KIWANIS and the other Bernardsville town fields are canceled for this evening. In addition, the Bedminster and Tewksbury town fields have been closed for today.

For information on rescheduling today's games, please contact your team Coach. 

Tuesday, May 21

2013 Bernardsville Memorial Day Parade 


Attention SHLL players, families and friends!!


Monday, May 27th is the annual  Memorial Day Parade.  The Parade will begin promptly at 10:30 AM from Bernards High parking lot and proceed down Rte 202 to the Borough Hall for the ceremony.


All teams and parents meet at the Bernardsville High School Parking lot and march in their uniforms with their team banners.  Teams also pass out candies to the young spectators in the crowd.  

It is truly a memorable event!  The kids look sharp in their uniforms and really enjoy being part of the event.


Please start to assemble in the High School parking lot by 9:45 a.m.!



Tuesday, May 14

 Bernards High School Somerset County Tournament Champions! 

Congratulations to the players and staff of the Bernards High School baseball team for their Championship win in the Somerset County Tournament. The Mountaineers beat out Immaculata High School on Monday night 6-5 to win their first SCT trophy since 1986! 


Bernards High School Advances to Finals

On Thursday night, the BHS baseball team defeated #1 seeded Watchung Hills 5-2 to advance to the finals of the Somerset County Tournament. This is the first time since 1986 Bernards High has reached the finals. They will face Immaculata in the Championship Game on Saturday night, May 11th, at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. Game time is 7pm.

This is a tremendous accomplishment for a small school so please show your support! Bring the kids to cheer on the team, and enjoy a great evening of baseball with the family. Go Red!!

The game has been rescheduled to Monday May 13th! Please come cheer on BHS!  


2013 SHLL Matheny Game at Kiwanis - Tonight!

The annual Matheny game will take place tonight at Kiwanis Majors Field at 6pm. 

The excitement of the Matheny students and the satisfaction gained by all the SHLL volunteers makes this annual game extremely worthwhile. In past seasons, the interaction between the SHLL youth volunteers and the Matheny students has been spirited, engaging, tender, and genuinely heart-warming.

It is sure to be a lovely evening to spend with friends and neighbors. We encourage the entire community to come and cheer for the Matheny players and the SHLL volunteers.

BHS Mountaineers advance to Semifinals

On Wednesday May 8th, Bernards High School will play #1 seed Watchung Hills in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament. The game will be held at 7pm at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. This is the Mountaineers' first semifinal appearance since 2003.

Wear red and come cheer our players on - many of whom began their baseball careers in SHLL. It promises to be a great opportunity for our kids to see an outstanding brand of baseball!

 - The game has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 9th. Please come out to support the team! -  

Golf Outing Flyer 2013

Missing Something?

At the team photo session on Saturday, April 13th, several items were left behind:

3 Children's coats

1 Water bottle

1 Cell phone

If you believe any of these items belong to you, please contact Andy Fuls at


Friday, April 12

Tonight's Opening Parade is canceled

The forecast is calling for continued rain until 3pm, and then more rain beginning at 5pm. To ensure the safety and well-being of all our young players, we are forced to cancel tonight's Opening Parade.

Team photos are scheduled for tomorrow morning, April 13th, beginning at 7:45am. If you are uncertain of your team's time slot, the schedules are listed below.

Games will begin as scheduled tomorrow morning.

Get ready to PLAY BALL! 

2013 Team Photo Schedule - Saturday, April 13th

The 2013 team photos will be taken at Bernardsville High School cafeteria beginning at 7:45am. If you have any questions, please contact your team's coach. 

Each parent should have received a photo order form with your child's uniform. Bishop Photo has also provided the option of placing the order online prior to the photo time. To do so:

Go to

Enter your order form code: SOMERSETHILLSLL13

Place your order and print out the reciept

Hand your receipt to the photographer on photo day, and you're done!

  1st Grade Instructional   2nd Grade Instructional
  9:00 Iron Birds   8:15 River Dogs
  10:45 Hooks   10:00 Knights
  10:45 Bees   10:30 Raptors
  11:00 Bandits   10:45 Hot Rods
  11:00 Lugnuts   11:15 Mets
  Majors     Minors  
  7:45 Cards-           7:45 A's
  9:30 Mets-            7:45 White Sox
  9:30 Cubs-            9:45 Tigers
  10:15 Dodgers-        10:15 Red Sox
  10:15 Phillies-         11:30 Mariners
  11:30 Rockies-       11:30 Blue Jays
        12:00 Rays
  SB-Instructional   SB-Juniors  
  9:00 Team 1   8:30 Team 1
  9:00 Team 2      
  SB-Majors     SB-Minors  
  8:15 Alabama   8:00 Illinois
  12:30 Illinois   8:00 Alabama
  8:00 Yankees      
  8:15 Astros      
  8:30 Athletics      
  8:30 Twins      
  9:45 Blue Jays      
  9:45 Red Sox      
  10:30 Cardinals      
  10:30 Rays      
  11:15 Mets      
  11:15 Braves (Pirates)      
  12:00 Braves         
  12:30 Nationals      
  12:30 Phillies      

SHLL Opening Day parade is Friday, April 12th.

Players should meet their coaches and teammates at Sacred Heart Chapel parking lot at the corner of Bernards Ave and Maple St. at 5:45pm.
Beginning at 6pm, teams will march in a parade to the Kiwanis Fields for Opening Day festivities. ALL teams should have a team banner for the parade.
The snack shack will be open, and there will be a game scheduled. After the Opening Day ceremonies, grab some dinner at the snack shack, and watch our season's first games!

Team Picture Day is Saturday, April 13th

SHLL Team Picture Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th in the Bernardsville High School Cafeteria. Detailed information regarding your Team's specific time to attend will be sent through your Team's Coach.

   Save The Date
The SHLL Annual Golf Outing and Dinner will take place on Monday, May 13th at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. More details to follow soon.

RePlay Equipment Recycling

Don't forget - if you can't find what you need at the RePlay event, Modell's has a 15% off coupon fundraiser benefitting SHLL. Coupon can be found below, or on our facebook page at

Softball Assessments on 3/24
SHLL Softball Assessments will be held on Sunday, March 24th in the Bernardsville High School lower gym.
  • Majors level at 9am-11am
  • Minors level at 11am-1pm
Be sure to bring your glove, bat and helmet. 

2013 Assessments Ad


Need new gear? Go to Mo's starting March 15th 

Modell's has once again provided Somerset Hills Little League with a 15% off fundraiser coupon. For each coupon used, SHLL receives 5% of the total sale. You save a little, we get a little - it's a win/win!

Be sure to give copies to all your friends and families. The coupon can be used at any of Modell's 36 New Jersey locations from March 15th through April 11th.  For an easily printable coupon, please visit our Facebook page at


Mark your calendars - player evaluations March 3rd 

 Player evaluations will be held Sunday, March 3rd, in the Bernardsville High School lower gym. The evaluations will begin at 9am, and time assignments by level will be available in the near future.



Come in out of the cold and warm up your baseball skills!

Don't be caught off base! SHLL will host a skills clinic this Sunday, February 10th and again on Sunday, February 24th, in the lower gym at Bernardsville High School from 9am to 2pm.

The object of the clinic is to help young players brush up on their skills so they can "hit the bases running" come spring season! On hand will be coaches and community volunteers including members of the Bernarsdville High School Baseball and Softball teams. Clinic skills will include drills in hitting, throwing, pitching, fielding, and base running.


 Time  Level
 9:00-10:15  T-Ball (4-6 Yrs. Old)
 10:15-11:30  Instructional (7-8 Yrs. Old)
 11:30-12:45  Minors & Majors Baseball (9-12 Yrs. Old)
 12:45-2:00  Softball (Girls, all ages)








Come and meet coaches and prospective teammates while brushing up on your skills. If you haven't registered for the season, you still can do so!

A fun morning is planned for all. Bring sneakers and a mitt if you have one but most importantly, bring plenty of hustle and a home run smile!

 All are welcome! (Gloves only -- no bats and balls. Think Safety!) 


2013 Spring Registration is Open!


Registration is currently underway for the 2013 Spring season. The online registration site can be accessed at this site:



Please copy and paste address into a new browser window to access registration site. 




Age (by 4/30/13)



4,5 & 6


Instructional                                         (Kid-Pitch and Coach-Pitch)















Age (by 12/31/12)


Instructional (Coach Pitch)












*Total Registration is capped at $350 per family.



Every player must have a completed Medical form and Legal Waiver on file before the season begins. Both forms are available on the registration site. Those completed documents will be collected in person at the Winter skills clinics on February 10th and 24th, 2013. They can also be mailed to:



P.O. Box 373

Bernardsville, NJ 07924


SHLL programs are open to all residents of Bernardsville, Peapack, and Gladstone. Any other interested player must complete and submit the appropriate non-resident Little League waiver form which includes obtaining the signature of your local league President. The waiver form for those residing within the jurisdiction of another Little League organization is available online at:


Don’t forget to indicate if you are interested in a coaching position for a spring team when completing your registration. We need coaches!



Gotta Go to Mo's!

Modell's has again kindly provided Somerset Hills Little League with a 15% off coupon fundraiser to benefit SHLL. For each coupon used, SHLL receives 5% of the total sale. You save a little, we get a little - it's a win/win! And we can all use a little 'winning' this holiday season!

Be sure to give copies to all of your friends and family. The coupon can be used at any of Modell's 36 New Jersey locations until December 27th, 2012. You can also find the coupon on the SHLL Facebook page.

Spend early, spend often!



Congratulations to the SHLL 12U's, the 2012 District 17 Champions!


Congratulations to the SHLL 10Us, the 2012 District 17 champions!

2012 SHLL 10Us Travel team

Congratulations to the Yankees

2012 Majors Division Champions

Yankees and Angels, 2012 Majors Finalists

Congratulations to the Phillies
2012 Minors Division Champions

Phillies and Rockies, 2012 Minors Finalists

It's going, it's going, it's.......GONE!!

Congratulations to the 2012 Home Run Derby winners


Congratulations to the Kentucky Wildcats

2012 Softball Majors Champions

Kentucky Wildcats and Angels, 2012 Softball Majors Finalists

The League Calendar and Team Schedule tabs have been updated for the 2012 SHLL Season.

Friday, April 20th 2012 Official "Bob Ball Day"

For his unending dedication and tireless support of the Somerset Hills Little League, Mayor Lee Honnecker officially declared April 20th, 2012 as "Bob Ball Day" in Bernardsville.


Bob Ball

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A big thank you to all who coordinated, worked, participated, and attended this weekend's event. A fantastic time was had by all. The weather was perfect, and the day a complete success.

An extra-special thanks to the Tantleff family, who graciously hosted this party once again.

The kids enjoy some tug-of-war.


This year's Matheny Game was played Friday May 11th at Somerset Hills' Kiwanis Field. It was a beautiful evening for little league. Many community members came out to cheer on the Matheny players and the SHLL volunteers. Once again, the interaction between the SHLL youth volunteers and the Matheny students was spirited, engaging, tender, and genuinely heart-warming. Everyone involved will certainly have fond memories of the evening.

Thanks to Neil Klein for organizing this event and coordinating all the SHLL volunteers.



 Friday June 8th at Kiwanis Minors Field, 5:45pm

Come and cheeer for the biggest sluggers from SHLL, Bedminster and Tewksbury! Join us for a fun and exciting evening - the snack shack will be open, and we'll have live music.

The following sluggers have earned a spot in this year's competition:

  • Angels- Alex Mastronardi, Liam Meckes, Tim Kearney
  • Indians- Charlie Trebus, Nick Schwed, Declan McParland and George Parsells
  • Mariners- Jack Evleth, Matt Oliver, Caroline Baratta and Chris Paciej
  • Orioles- Tyler Meyers
  • Rangers - Lofton Hoover and Alex Silverstein
  • Red Sox- Will Dallas, Tyler Davis and Cole Kirst
  • Royals- Drew Booher and Phil Mahlik
  • SHLL Yankees- Rob Holmes, Ben Kauffman and Zach Lakatos
  • Bedminster- Cubby Schuller
  • Tewksbury-Yankees- Kendall Pierson, David Kurzock
  • Tewksbury-Mets- George and Charles Eberle

Congratulations to the Michigan Wolverines
2012 Softball Minors Champions

Michigan Wolverines and Kentucky Wildcats, 2012 Softball Minors Finalists


The 2012 Playoff brackets are being finalized for each division. Follow your team on the "2012 Playoffs" tab.