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TEB Softball Fall Travel- Scarsdale Invitational Tournament

10/23/2017, 1:30pm EDT
By Kevin Cosgrove

Both our 12U and 10U teams played great softball this past weekend at the Scarsdale Invitational Tournament consisting of a number of outside "paid" organizations from around the county.  In the end, our 12U team made good on a promise after a disappointing 2nd place finish a few weeks ago, to WIN the championship this time around.  Our girls dominated this weekend outscoring opponents, 52-17!  This is a huge step forward for our program and our travel future.

 

Participants this weekend for our CHAMPION 12U team included:

  1. Abigail Klotz
  2. Adriana Rocco
  3. Alyssa Romeo
  4. Angelica Cosgrove
  5. Danielle Stern
  6. Dena Nally
  7. Elle Pinto
  8. Giovanna Ruvolo
  9. Jessica Mazzella (injured)
  10. Julia Vesey
  11. Katie O'Hare
  12. Mary Cinguina
  13. Mia Siciliano
  14. Scarlett Odin

 

Participants for our 10U team included:

  1. Ariana Roland
  2. Ayana Alix
  3. Bailey Gallo
  4. Bailey Gilliam
  5. Brooke Murphy
  6. Emma Hartman
  7. Grace Comizio
  8. Isabella Ausanio
  9. Juliet Cosgrove
  10. Kayla Comizio
  11. Lara Ungaro
  12. Mary Kovar (injured)
  13. Neena Palma
  14. Sarah Stern

Thanks again to all of the coaches and parents for giving-up part of your weekend to enjoy the great weather and softball! 

2018 Little League Baseball® Bat Rule

09/27/2017, 9:45pm EDT
By Kevin Cosgrove

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League divisions shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26" and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

Minor/Major Divisions:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34" inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League:

It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Rule 1.10 - Softball

The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

An illegal or altered bat must be removed.

In all divisions, non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 2: The use of pine tar or any other similar adhesive substance is prohibited at all levels of Little League Baseball and Softball. Use of these substances will result in the bat being declared illegal and removed from play.

NOTE 3: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.

NOTE 4: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. PENALTY - See Rule - 6.06(d).

Approved bat list: https://usabat.com/

Source: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm?utm_source=LL%20-%20September&utm_medium=bat%20rule%20link&utm_campaign=LL%20-%20September

 

TEB 12U Fall Travel Has Terrific Weekend!

09/25/2017, 10:15am EDT
By Kevin Cosgrove

Our TEB 12U softball team fought the heat and played great this weekend in the YAC "Fall Ball Madness" tournament located in Yorktown Heights losing in the championship game to a "travel-based" team from North Rockland County. In all, our girls played impressive softball and finished the weekend at 4-2.  This is a huge step forward for our program and our future.

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Participants this weekend included:

  1. Adriana Mazzella
  2. Abigail Klotz
  3. Alyssa Romeo
  4. Angelica Cosgrove
  5. Ava Hunn
  6. Danielle Stern
  7. Dena Nally
  8. Elle Pinto
  9. Jessica Mazzella
  10. Julia Vesey
  11. Katie O'Hare
  12. Mary Cinguina
  13. Scarlett Odin

 

 

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