Our registration for the 2015 Little League season is now open and available by clicking the "Register Now" button on the upper right, with the early enrollment rates in place until February 1, 2015. We will keep registration open through March 1, 2015. We have league play available for girls and boys in T-Ball, Softball and Baseball ages 3 to 13.
Cranbury-Plainsboro Little League is excited to start another season, building on improvements we started last year and implementing new ideas. Last year we adopted a new T-Ball program, updated our website for better scheduling functionality and added pitching machines for our Rookie division development. This year, our biggest changes are focused on practice/development, combining our Softball teams with West Windsor LL and offering T-Ball for just a $20 registration fee.
Practice was the biggest theme in our end of season survey from last year. We have heard you and will be aligning all the divisions’ schedules to allow for more practice time. We’ve already started with new coaching clinics in December, we have more lined up in the Spring, new on-field clinics ahead of the season’s start and even an “Introduction to Little League” clinic available to kids (and parents) for anyone completely new to baseball/softball.
Softball will try something new this year, with a combination of our girls and W.Windsor LL. This will grow the number of teams we have at all three divisions (Rookies, Minors & Majors) for more intra-league play and development, while still leaving plenty of games on the schedule with other District 12 leagues. Girls interested will still be registering with CPLL, but will play a mix of home games at CPLL and WWLL fields in addition to gaining access to many of the WWLL Softball clinics and indoor facility. Both leagues are very excited for this change and look forward to seeing all the girls participate.
T-ball will build upon the developmental program we adopted last year. This year, T-Ball is open to any boys or girls that will turn 4-7 in calendar 2015 and we have lowered the registration rate to $20. The new T-Ball program had a great reception last year and we hope others see it as an ideal introduction for your child to Little League and the game of baseball/softball.
We’ll have more to share with you shortly, including the dates of our indoor clinics in February and our full 2015 calendar of events. In the meantime, you can feel free to contact myself or anyone of our board members. (click the "Board" tab above for a list of board members) The entire board would like to thank you, again, for making your league run so well. The parents volunteering to coach, helping with the fields, working in the snack stand and lending a hand is what makes the experience for the kids so rewarding.
Thank you and we look forward to warmer weather and seeing you on the fields!
CONGRATS TO THE WWLL/CPLL 11U GIRLS - NJ STATE CHAMPIONS!
The WWLL/CPLL 11U girls are State Champions after beating Elmer LL 9-6 in Secaucus on Sunday afternoon. The girls went ahead early but fought off an Elmer comeback that closed the lead to 7-6 going into the 6th inning. WWLL/CPLL added 2 more runs in the top of the 6th and, and the defense shut it down 1-2-3 in the bottom half to take home the banner. Kate Kelly pitched very well in the win along with 4 RBI’s, with great defense behind her and RBI’s from Kaitlyn St. Amour (4-for-4), Kaleigh McCarron, Emily Matcham, Allie Rome and Kate Liggio as part of an 11-hit afternoon.
The All Star team included CPLL's Sophia D'Ovidio, Kate Kelly, Kate Liggio, Emily Matcham and Kylee Tucholski with WWLL's Olivia Bernheisel, Maddie Holmes, Lauren Killackey, Christina Kim, Kaity Mattia, Kaleigh McCarron, Allie Rome and Kaitlyn St. Amour. The girls were led by manager Karen Kelly and coached by Paul St. Amour and Ray Tucholski.
8/8 – WWLL/CPLL wins 14-1 over Rockaway Borough LL
8/10 – WWLL/CPLL wins 9-6 over Elmer LL
Congratulations WWLL/CPLL 11U NJ State Champions!
10U’s – District Tournament
7/1 – WWLL/CPLL loses 8-1 to Robbinsville
7/2 – WWLL/CPLL wins 2-0 over Florence
7/8 – WWLL/CPLL loses 4-2 to Robbinsville
9U’s – Congratulations to the 9U All Star team for taking second place at the Bordentown tournament. The girls put on a tremendous effort in a hard fought/nail biting extra-innings (8-innings) battle before falling with a final score of 7-9.
8U’s – WWLL/CPLL fielded 3 teams in the Florence Summer Slam 8U Tournament, with WWLL/CPLL Team Black winning the championship over East Windsor 10-9 to complete a 4-0 run over the week. All WWLL/CPLL Teams (Team Green, Team Gold and Team Black) played great over the week.
The WWLL/CPLL Team Black went on to place 2nd in the Carole Yeager-Ellis Tournament in PA last week with a 5-1 record.
Congratulations to our Majors and Minors 2014 Champions
Majors – Z Enterprise Phillies
The Z Enterprise Phillies captured an 11-7 win over the Dr. Spielman Family Dentistry Mets to claim the Majors division championship.
The Phillies jumped out to an early 4-0 lead behind Jack McCarthy, Tucker Zullo, Sameer Joshi, Brendan Coffee, and Hayden Nichols. The lead inched to 5-1 before the Mets later tied it up behind runs from Drew Santa Maria, Will Piepszak, Logan Maggiacomo, Jake Bornstein, and Alex Lodise to square it at 6-6.
Then it was the Phillies turn to come back strong, with five runs in the top of the sixth inning capped with a base clearing double by Nichols. Other members of the Z Enterprise Phillies include Hari Kumaresan, Sean Murray, Chad Babar, Mike Brown, and Cameron Meola. The Z Enterprise Phillies are sponsored by Pete Zanghi.
Minors – Knights of Columbus Bulls
The Bulls fought off the Diamond Kings Blue Wahoos for a 9-1 win. Superb starting pitching by Kenny Schiavone for the Bulls and Connor McDowell for the Blue Wahoos kept this game tight through 3 innings. Josh Bissette came on in relief for the Bulls, and also provided key hits along with Evan Kohut, James Bottiglieri, Jack Liggio, Eddie & Eric Margadonna. The Bulls are rounded out by Jackson Dowling, Matthew Frenia & Amari Macklin.
Majors – Congratulations to the CMMF Lightning
Minors – Congratulations to the Gentle Healing Spa Wolverines