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Rutherford Baseball 10s
N.J. Section 2 Champions

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N.J. Section 2 Champions

Rutherford Softball 12s
N.J. District 5 Champions

What’s New
Last updated: 6-Jun-2014

What’s New ... (6-Jun-2014)

Tournament Schedules and Results, 2014
Little League Announces Regulation Changes
Rutherford LL Teams with CDC for Concussion Prevention
RLL, Boiling Springs Savings Join for CAP
The Annual League Fund Drive
The Next Meeting
Pitching Regulations for Baseball and Softball
Box Scores Added to History; Photos Wanted
Facts for Baseball and Softball Parents, 2014

Tournament Results and Schedules, 2014

Here are the results and schedules for Rutherford teams in tournament play in 2014.
Team Date Opponent Result / Schedule
12s (2-2)
Fri 20-Jun Carlstadt Won, 3-2
Sun 22-Jun Kearny Lost, 4-1
Thu 26-Jun East Rutherford Won, 12-3
Sat 28-Jun Lyndhurst Lost, 6-3
11s (11-1)
Wed 25-Jun Hasbrouck Heights Won, 11-0, 4 inn.
Sat 28-Jun Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 13-0, 4 inn.
Tue 1-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 10-6
Wed 9-Jul North Arlington Won, 15-4, 4 inn.
Sat 12-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 9-5
Sun 13-Jul North Arlington Won, 10-5
Thu 17-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 8-1
Thu 24-Jul Nutley East Lost, 11-2
Fri 25-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 9-5
Sat 26-Jul Nutley East Won, 5-3, 9 inn.
Sun 27-Jul JC Washington Park Won, 12-1
Tue 29-Jul JC Washington Park Won, 8-6
Fri 8-Aug Section 3 at Parsippany-Troy Hills, 5:30 pm
10s (11-4)
Sat 21-Jun Carlstadt Won, 10-0, 4 inn.
Wed 25-Jun Lyndhurst Won, 15-3, 4 inn.
Fri 27-Jun Kearny Won, 17-4, 4 inn.
Sun 29-Jun East Rutherford Won, 18-1, 4 inn.
Tue 1-Jul Saddle Brook Lost, 11-6
Mon 7-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 16-5
Tue 8-Jul Saddle Brook Won, 10-7
Thu 10-Jul Kearny Won, 20-10, 5 inn.
Fri 11-Jul Kearny Won, 11-10
Sun 13-Jul Cliffside Park/Fairview Won, 14-0, 5 inn.
Wed 16-Jul Bloomfield NL Won, 8-5
Fri 18-Jul Bloomfield NL Lost, 10-6
Sat 19-Jul Bloomfield NL Won, 15-10
Thu 24-Jul Marlboro Lost, 12-2
Fri 25-Jul Ridgewood AL Lost, 12-1, 5 inn.
9s (7-3)
Sat 21-Jun Hoboken Lost, 11-10
Mon 23-Jun Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 7-6
Thu 26-Jun Hasbrouck Heights Won, 9-2
Sat 28-Jun North Arlington Won, 13-2
Mon 7-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 14-4, 4 inn.
Thu 10-Jul Lodi Won, 24-14, 4 inn.
Wed 16-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Lost, 18-0, 4 inn.
Thu 17-Jul Lodi Won, 16-1, 4 inn.
Sat 19-Jul Hoboken Won, 7-4
Sun 20-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Lost, 16-9
8s (5-1)
Sat 28-Jun Garfield Won, 12-2
Sun 29-Jun Hoboken Won, 8-0
Sun 6-Jul Teaneck White Won, 17-1
Wed 9-Jul Carlstadt Won, 11-0
Sat 12-Jul Lyndhurst Lost, 6-5, 7 inn.
Wed 16-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 15-5
14s (3-2)
Wed 16-Jul Bayonne Won, 4-3
Thu 17-Jul Elmora Lost, 4-3
Fri 18-Jul Bayonne Won, 11-1, 5 inn.
Sun 20-Jul Elmora Won, 12-1, 5 inn.
Mon 21-Jul Elmora Lost, 9-5
12s (3-3)
Sat 21-Jun Lodi Lost, 15-9
Mon 23-Jun Lodi Won, 15-8
Wed 25-Jun Lodi Won, 15-13
Sat 28-Jun Elmora Won, 11-10
Sun 29-Jun Jersey City Clemente Lost, 9-4
Mon 30-Jun Little Ferry/South Hackensack Lost, 12-3
10s (0-2)
Sun 22-Jun Wallington Lost, 11-1, 5 inn.
Tue 24-Jun Wallington Lost, 11-1

Little League Announces Regulation Changes

Little League Baseball, Inc., the organization that charters Little League baseball and softball programs worldwide, has announced significant changes to its regulations, some of which take effect in 2014, others in 2015 and beyond.

The immediate changes affect the softball pitching regulations. The International Board of Directors ratified and immediately implemented a new regulation approved by the recent Little League Congress in Minneapolis that relaxes most of the pitching restrictions that had been in place.

Under the new rule, there are no pitching restrictions at the Junior level. At the Major level, the limit on innings pitched in a week has been removed, and the day’s rest requirement is only applied if a player pitches in more than six innings in a week. The Minor Softball limit of six innings per week and a one-day rest period after pitching more than one inning remains in effect.

Please note that in its continued effort to encourage development of pitchers, the Rutherford Little League has retained its Major Softball restriction of pitching in eight innings over any two consecutive team games during the regular season. This limit will be removed during the playoffs.

Little League has also approved a change in the league age determination date for baseball, effective in 2015 with a three-year implementation period.

Effective in 2015, a baseball player’s league age will be the player’s age on December 31 of the playing year, rather than April 30. Accordingly, every player born in 2003 will be of league age 12 in 2015.

However, for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons only, players who are league age 13 but would be of league age 12 under the rule in effect from 2006 through 2014 (that is, born in May through December) will be allowed to continue playing in the Major Baseball division. Thus, all current players of league age 9 will have three more seasons of Major eligibility.

Eligibility for Tee Ball and Minor League will follow the new guideline effective in 2015, so that players born as late as December 2010 will be eligible for Tee Ball in 2015.

Please note that the new rule sets a one-year difference between baseball and softball eligibility. The softball league age determination date is December 31 of the previous year, so that a player who is league age 12 for baseball is league age 11 for softball.

Back in November 2013, Little League announced a change in its residence eligibility regulation, effective with the 2014 season.

For decades, the rule stated that players must live within the boundaries of the local league charter, as detailed on a map. Exceptions were made for players who began their careers within a league but moved outside the boundaries before they were done playing.

Starting with the 2014 season, children who are enrolled in an elementary or secondary school located within the boundaries of the local league charter are eligible to play in the local league. The parent must provide proof of school enrollment as of the start of the academic year (that is, prior to 1-Oct of the year prior to the playing year).

For Rutherford Little League, the impact is to allow players who meet the age requirements and attend the Academy at St. Mary (located on Chestnut Street in Rutherford) to enroll in the League even though they may live outside the Borough of Rutherford. The League welcomes all players who are eligible as a result of this revised regulation.

Rutherford LL Teams with CDC for Concussion Prevention

Along with many other sports organizations, from youth leagues to the pros, Rutherford Little League is increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions and the importance of preventing concussion and controlling a player’s return to play if a concussion is suspected.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide an outstanding training module on the effects and prevention of concussion. Visit the module here. Each of the League’s coaches is required to visit and complete this or a similar training module prior to coaching in the League in the 2013 season and beyond.

Additional CDC resources are available, including fact sheets for coaches, players, and parents (all in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent). Everyone is encouraged to view, read, and download or print out these fact sheets as part of the League’s ongoing commitment to safety.

Boiling Springs Savings Gives League a CAP

Boiling Springs Savings Bank, a sponsor of Rutherford Little League since 1957, is giving the League an unprecedented opportunity for fund raising.

Through its Community Alliance Program (CAP), Boiling Springs will donate a percentage of depositors’ account balances to qualified non-profit organizations based on registration forms received at the bank. The percentage to be donated will be ¼ to ½ percent, depending on the type of account registered.

To register your accounts for a CAP donation to Rutherford Little League, print this form (in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent), fill out the top portion, and bring it to a teller window at Boiling Springs Savings Bank. Once at least twenty depositors are on file, the bank will begin quarterly donations to the League.

In the first quarter of 2013, the bank donated $1,102.80 to the League. The more depositors registered, the greater the donation. All members, including parents of players, are encouraged to participate in this simple way to donate to the League.

The 2014 League Fund Drive

As a non-profit organization, Rutherford Little League is always in need of donations to keep its program running. The Rutherford Little League receives no funding from the Borough of Rutherford or any other government source.

The annual door-to-door canvass of the Borough was held on Saturday 29-Mar, but donations by mail are welcome at any time.

Checks should be payable to “Rutherford Little League, Inc.” Mailed contributions go to P.O. Box 427, Rutherford, NJ 07070-0427. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Rutherford Little League, founded in 1951, is the only organization providing baseball for Borough youths aged 5 through 12.

Next League Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Rutherford Little League, Inc., is scheduled for Thursday 25-Sep at 8 p.m. at the Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Avenue.

The agenda includes proposals for amending Local Rules as well as election of the Board of Directors for 2015. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

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