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The Rutherford Little League Info Page

In
conjunction
with the

Rutherford
Recreation
Department

Rutherford Baseball 12s
N.J. District 5 Champions
Rutherford Baseball 11s
N.J. District 5 Champions
Rutherford Baseball 9s
Spero Tournament Champions
Rutherford Softball 12s
N.J. District 5 Champions

In Memoriam
League President Walt Mager
6-Oct-1946 - 14-May-2015

What’s New
Last updated: 15-Jun-2015

Softball Link: RHS Summer Camp, 2015


Major Baseball Standings, 2015

AMERICAN   WON   LOST    PCT. GB
LIONS 17 0 1.000
TANCREDI 10 7 .588 7
ELKS 10 7 .588 7
KELLER 9 8 .529 8
MASONS 8 9 .471 9
NATIONAL WON LOST    PCT. GB
FIRE 12 5 .706
SPRINGS 9 8 .529 3
V.F.W. 4 13 .235 8
KURGAN 3 14 .176 9
P.B.A. 3 14 .176 9

Wednesday 24-Jun-2015

Major Baseball championship
TEAM  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10  R  H  E
LIONS 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
FIRE 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 8 2

What’s New ... (15-Jun-2015)

Tournament Schedules and Results, 2015
RLL, Borough Adopt Standing Agreement for Softball, Baseball
Little League Adjusts Baseball Ages, Yet Again
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, 2015

Here are the results and schedules for Rutherford teams in tournament play in 2015.
Team Date Opponent Result / Schedule
Baseball
12s (8-3)
Fri 26-Jun East Rutherford Won, 18-0, 4 inn.
Sun 28-Jun Lyndhurst Won, 8-0
Tue 30-Jun Kearny Won, 7-6
Thu 2-Jul North Arlington Lost, 9-4
Tue 7-Jul Carlstadt Won, 17-1, 4 inn.
Fri 10-Jul Saddle Brook Won, 15-5, 4 inn.
Sat 11-Jul North Arlington Won, 18-3, 4 inn.
Mon 13-Jul North Arlington Won, 9-4
DISTRICT 5 CHAMPION
Sat 18-Jul Teaneck Southern Won, 12-7
Mon 20-Jul JC Washington Park Lost, 5-4
Wed 22-Jul Livingston Lost, 4-1
Baseball
11s (8-0)
Sun 28-Jun Kearny Won, 5-4
Thu 2-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 11-1, 4 inn.
Mon 6-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 11-1, 4 inn.
Sat 11-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 9-0
Sun 12-Jul Garfield Won, 7-1
Fri 17-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 10-9, 7 inn.
Sat 18-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 10-3
Mon 20-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 13-1, 4 inn.
DISTRICT 5 CHAMPION
Sat 1-Aug TBA at Hoboken, 1 pm
Baseball
10s (7-2)
Sat 27-Jun Wallington Won, 10-0, 4 inn.
Mon 29-Jun Lyndhurst Won, 19-7
Wed 1-Jul Kearny Won, 13-8
Mon 6-Jul North Arlington Won, 13-1, 4 inn.
Wed 8-Jul Saddle Brook Won, 12-0, 4 inn.
Sat 11-Jul Lodi Won, 15-5
Sun 12-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Lost, 17-2, 5 inn.
Tue 14-Jul Saddle Brook Won, 10-8
Thu 16-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Lost, 11-9, 7 inn.
Baseball
9s (7-1)
Sat 27-Jun Lodi Won, 17-0, 4 inn.
Wed 1-Jul Lyndhurst Won, 13-1, 4 inn.
Wed 8-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 10-9
Sat 11-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 13-8
Tue 14-Jul Hoboken Lost, 8-3
Sat 18-Jul Wood-Ridge/Moonachie Won, 7-4
Sun 19-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 21-5, 4 inn.
Thu 23-Jul Hasbrouck Heights Won, 14-11
TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
Baseball
8s (4-2)
Mon 29-Jun Kearny Won, 3-1
Tue 30-Jun Wood-Ridge Won, 12-0, 4 inn.
Mon 6-Jul Secaucus Won, 10-7
Thu 9-Jul Garfield Won, 4-3
Sat 11-Jul Kearny Lost, 2-1
Sun 12-Jul Wayne Lost, 7-2
Softball
14s (1-2)
Mon 6-Jul JC Washington Park Won, 20-10, 6 inn.
Tue 7-Jul JC Clemente Lost, 7-3
Thu 9-Jul Teaneck Southern Lost, 7-4
Softball
12s (4-2)
Mon 29-Jun Lodi Won, 11-0, 4 inn.
Wed 1-Jul Lodi Won, 4-1
DISTRICT 5 CHAMPION
Mon 6-Jul Bayonne Lost, 4-2
Tue 7-Jul Ridgefield Won, 11-0
Wed 8-Jul Bayonne Won, 3-2, 7 inn.
Thu 9-Jul Elmora Lost, 4-0
Softball
10s (0-2)
Sun 12-Jul Wallington Lost, 10-0
Mon 13-Jul Wallington Lost, 14-0

RLL, Borough Adopt Standing Agreement

On Monday 22-Dec-2014, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rutherford approved an agreement proposed by the Rutherford Little League to formalize and perpetuate cooperation between the parties regarding the operation of baseball and softball in Rutherford.

This agreement expands upon the successful operation by Rutherford Little League of the softball program that was begun by the Recreation Department in the 1960s. The League became its program coordinator in 2011 under a pilot program that continued through 2014.

Under the newly approved agreement, Rutherford Little League becomes the agent for all player registration, team assignments, etc., for baseball for players aged 5 through 12 and for softball for players aged 5 through 14 (ages as defined by Little League Baseball, Inc.). The Borough will continue to maintain fields, with the exception of Tom Mellody Field, and programs will be cross-promoted between the League and the Recreation Department. All league volunteers will be subject to the Borough’s Athletic Code of Conduct (in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent).

Rutherford Little League will establish and collect the registration fee, to be the same for both baseball and softball, and will set a per-family cap on enrollment fees. The League will also coordinate the availability of travel programs.

The new agreement creates a more streamlined program and makes it easier to register players and have them assigned to teams, as the League uses Active.com online registration and will accept signups at any time, not just during the hours that borough offices are open.

The Rutherford Little League looks forward to continued cooperation with the Borough, as we follow our mission of serving the youth baseball and softball players who reside or attend school in Rutherford.


Little League Announces Regulation Changes

Little League Baseball, Inc., the organization that charters Little League baseball and softball programs worldwide, has again clarified the change in the league age determination date for baseball that was approved at the congress in Minneapolis in April 2014.

Under the revised guidelines promulgated in November 2014, players born in 2005 and earlier will have their league age determined under the rule that was in effect from 2006 through 2014. For these players, league age is the player’s age on April 30 of the playing year. Therefore, the oldest players eligible for Major Baseball in 2015 were born in May 2002.

Players born in 2006 and later will use the new calendar-year age rule as promoted by the International Amateur Baseball Federation. For these players, the calculation is simple: Subtract the year of birth from the playing year. Thus, all players born in 2006 are league age 9 for the 2015 season.

Rutherford Little League will accept baseball registration in 2015 for any player born from May 2002 through December 2010 who meets the requirement of residence or school enrollment within the Borough of Rutherford.

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 2015 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 28-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 next membership meeting of Rutherford Little League, Inc., is scheduled for Thursday 28-May at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 48 Ames Avenue.

All members are strongly encouraged to attend.



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