The 10/11 All Stars lost to Ellington 9-8 in the Section 2 championship game. Their season ends with an 11-1 record and two titles (District 7 and Division 3). A great season by the team, coaches, and parents.
Congratulations again to all of our All Star teams - 9/10, 10/11, and 11/12 - for another successful season representing Newington. With our great players and coaches, we fully expect to have another successful season in 2015.
Congratulations to Alex Bugnacki and Sean Callahan who represented Newington and competed against 10 other finalists from around the State tonight at Rock Cats Stadium in the Hit, Run & Throw Contest. Both players did well. Alex was fortunate enough to win! He'll be in the Finals in August at Rock Cats Stadium.
The 10/11 All Stars went 3-0 to capture the 1st ever Division 3 championship. The team beat East Lyme and then Coginchaug twice including a final 14-4 victory to win the title. The team now plays Ellington (Division 4 winner) in a one-game Section 2 championship game on Wednesday 7/23 5:30pm at Seamster Park in East Hampton. The winner of that game advances to the State Championship.
The 11/12 All Stars made it to the Division 3 championship where they fell to Madison 8-5. The team had another great All Star run and should be proud of their efforts and accomplishments. Congratulations, boys!
Newington Little League Fall Baseball (NLLFB) is designed to build skills at all levels. Our goal is to provide age and skill appropriate instruction and competition for players from ages 7 – 13. A player’s age is calculated based on their 2015 baseball age (age as of 4/30/2015). If a player was baseball 10 during the current (2014) season, that player is considered baseball 11 for NLLFB. NLLFB is designed to prepare players for the level they will play at in 2015.
Our ability to run the fall programs described below is 100% dependent on the number of players registering. If we do not have enough players for a particular program, that program will not be run.
Every effort will be made to accommodate ALL players wishing to play baseball in the fall however for the 50/70 and Transition League programs it may be necessary to hold try outs. Try outs will only be held if we have too many registrants for a single team but not enough to field multiple teams.
Fall baseball programs run from September through October.
NLLFB will have the following programs available for the 2014 fall season:
7 - 9
Focus on building skills.
9 – 11
Focus on building skills.
9 – 12
More emphasis on games.
Advanced rules. Larger field.
Advanced rules. Big diamond.
Please read the following program descriptions carefully and evaluate your player’s skill fit for each program. NLLFB’s goal is to provide a fun environment where a player can improve their baseball skills at their pace. Placing a player in a program where they will be overmatched results not only in a frustrated player but significantly reduces the player’s ability to improve. Instruction will be given at program-appropriate levels and players are expected to have the minimum skills required to succeed and grow in the program they choose.
The Junior program is a local program (little-to-no travel) with an emphasis on skills building. Players are assigned teams and will play games. In addition to a weekly team practice, there will be one program-wide (all kids participate) skill clinic per week focusing all participants on a single skill (e.g., throwing, hitting, base running, etc.). The Junior program is designed to help players transition from T-ball into the Minors and for players already in the Minors build skills.
Games will be held on weekends against the other in-town Junior program teams. An occasional game may be scheduled against another local town (e.g., West Hartford, Wethersfield, etc.) in order to ensure a reasonable number of games.
This program is targeted at players age 7 – 9 (as of 4/30/2015).
The Instructional program is a local program (little-to-no travel) with an emphasis on skills building. Players are assigned teams and will play games. In addition to a weekly team practice, there will be one program-wide (all kids participate) skill clinic per week focusing all participants on a single skill (e.g., throwing, hitting, base running, etc.).
Games will be held on weekends against the other in-town Instructional program teams. An occasional game may be scheduled against another local town (e.g., West Hartford, Wethersfield, etc.) in order to ensure a reasonable number of games.
This program is targeted at players age 9 – 11 (as of 4/30/2015).
The Little League program is the same as the Spring and Summer seasons. There will be no program wide skills clinics – all practices will be at the team level. Games will held be on weekends against both other Newington teams as well as surrounding local towns.
If there is enough interest, one or more travel teams can be created to play in the Central CT Fall Baseball League based in Wallingford. This is a travel team playing games throughout central CT.
Twelve year olds are eligible to play in the Little League program if they do not want to play in the 50/70 program however, this program is focused on development for ages 9 – 11. Please use your judgment in determining where to place your twelve-year-old player.
This program is targeted at players age 9 – 12 (as of 4/30/2015).
The 50/70 program begins the transition from Little League to the big diamond. 50/70 refers to the distance of the pitchers mound to home (50 feet vs. 46 in Little League) and the distances between the bases (70 feet vs. 60 in Little League). The rules in this program are closer to “real” baseball rules. Runners can take leads and steal at any point (unlike in Little League where leads are not permitted and the runner cannot leave the base until the ball gets to the batter). This introduces a new set of skills required for both base runners and pitchers.
This program will be a travel program with the intent to enter one or more teams in the Central CT Fall Baseball League. We may also play games against surrounding local towns.
This program is targeted at players age 12 (as of 4/30/2015).
The Transition League is for current (2014) 12-year-old players only. It is designed to help transition players from Little League to the big diamond where the pitchers mound is 60 feet from home and the distance between the bases is 90 feet. Rules for the Transition League are similar to the 50/70 League (leading/stealing).
This is a travel program with the intent to enter one or more teams in the Central CT Fall Baseball League. We may also play a few games against surrounding local towns.
This program is only for players age 13 (as of 4/30/2015).
Costs for NLLFB programs will range from $50 - $100, depending on the program. The heavy travel teams will cost more than the in-town and local travel teams. Prices will be finalized for each program when formal registration opens in August.
NHS Baseball Booster Club is hosting their First Annual golf tournament! It will be held at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington. It’s a great course and an excellent opportunity to play it if you’ve never had the chance.
This will be a big fundraiser for NHS, next year is a Florida year (the team takes a spring trip to FL every other year)! This event is a great way to support the NHS program as many of our own kids will eventually play ball at NHS.
Here are ways you can participate:
Golfers ($125/person) – it’s a scramble format, so you don’t have to be a great golfer. Even if you don’t golf, I’m sure you know somebody that does. There also will be contests such as longest drive and closest to pin. Please try and get a few people to play. (contact Pete Donahue
Tee Box Sponsors ($100/sign) – If you own a local business, or know somebody that does, this is a great way to show your support and a big part of the fundraising effort. (Contact Jill LeClair -
Raffle prizes – we need to have lots of prizes to make our raffle a success. Restaurant Gift cards, tickets to events or really just about anything makes for a good raffle prize. (Contact Capri Frank -
Please see our Documents page off the left menu for Golfer Registration form and Sponsorship form.
Congratulations to 10/11 and 11/12 All Star District 7 Champions
The Newington 10/11 All Stars and 11/12 All Stars won their respective District 7 Championships this weekend. The 10/11 All Stars beat West Hartford 5-2 behind a complete game performance by Gunnar Johnson. The 11/12 All Stars defeated rival Rocky Hill 2-1 behind great pitching from Robert Stabert and Mike Sobolewski and the game-winning walk off hit by Ethan Errera.
Both teams are repeat District Champions and with the 9/10's also making the finals (they lost 7-4 to West Hartford), the high quality of Newington Little League continues to show!
The 10/11's start Divisional Play this Wednesday in East Hampton. The schedule is as follows:
10/11 All Stars Division 3 is hosted by East Hampton LL, Seamster Park, 20 Smith St, East Hampton, CT
Wednesday, July 16th - 5:30 pm - Game 1 - District 7 (Newington) vs District 10 (East Lyme)
Thursday, July 17th - 5:30 pm - Game 2 - District 9 (Coginchaug) vs Winner of Game 1
Friday, July 18th - 5:30 pm - Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
Saturday, July 19th - Noon - Game 4 - Winner of Game 2 vs Winner Game 3
Sunday, July 20th - Noon - Game 5 - IF Necessary game (both teams from results of Game 4 have one loss)
Winner will play in Section 2 Championship game on Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm at Seamster Park in East Hampton.
The 11/12's also start Divisonal Play this Wednesday in East Lyme. The schedule is as follows: 11/12 Baseball 2014 Division 3
Hosted by District 10
July 16, 6:00 pm at East Lyme Field 3, Game 1 - District 7 (Newington) vs. District 9 (Madison)
July 17, 6:00 pm at East Lyme Field 3, Game 2 - District 10 (East Lyme) vs. Game 1 winner
July 18, 6:00 pm at East Lyme Field 3, Game 3 - Game 1 loser vs. game 2 loser
July 19, 6:00 pm at East Lyme Field 3, Game 4 - Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner
July 20, 6:00 pm at East Lyme Field 3, Game 5 - Game 4 winner vs. Game 4 loser (if first loss)
If you are at the beach on vacation or just want to watch some great baseball, come cheer us on!