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LL District 30 CHAMPIONS!
07/20/2017
​Lenape Valley Baseball Association proudly recognizes The...
1st Annual LV Baseball Golf Outing!
07/16/2017
Hello LV Families,   LV Baseball has organized its...
2017 Baseball Survey
07/09/2017
Hello, LV Baseball families- Another Lenape Valley Baseball baseball...
CHAMPIONS!
06/22/2017
Lenape Valley Baseball Association Congratulations to our 2017...
LV Raffle Winners!
06/21/2017
  LV RAFFLE WINNERS! On Saturday, June 17th, at our...
June Newsletter - Closing Ceremony!
06/16/2017
As the spring season draws to a close, I wanted to publish one last...
 
LL District 30 CHAMPIONS!

Lenape Valley Baseball Association

proudly recognizes

The 2017 9-11 Little League District 30 Champion

Lenape Valley Tomahawks!!!

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On Tuesday, July 18th, LV Baseball's 9-11 Little League Tournament team defeated Warwick LL 16-11 to win the District 30 Championship!  After strategically playing to a 1-2 record in Pool Play, the team caught fire with playoff wins over Newtown (16 to 6), Holland (20 to 13), and Warwick (8 to 4).  After losing a nail biter to Warwick in the "first" Championship game 10 to 9, our boys battled back the next night to bring home the Banner!  Congratualtions to Coach Brian Flynn and his team for an incredible performance on the biggest stage for a Little League organization!  The team is now on to Section 6 play beginning Thursday, July 20th at 6pm at Northamption Recreation Center against District 29 winners Stroudsburg Little League.  Follow the results here and on our Facebook Page.

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by posted 07/20/2017
1st Annual LV Baseball Golf Outing!

Hello LV Families,

 
LV Baseball has organized its first annual Golf Outing this year.  The outing will be held at Limekiln Golf Club in Ambler, PA on Sunday, August 27th at 11:30 am. It will be a chance for the LV Baseball Community to get together some fun without having a worry about finding your child's baseball hat an hour before the game.  Included in the registration will be access to the driving range, green fees, cart, access to a beverage cart all day, and dinner.  Prizes will be given out to 1st and 2nd place as well as for the longest drive and closet to the pin.  And... JL Freed Honda is providing a Hole-in-One Challenge for a chance to win a car!  Of course there will be other fundraiser activities like a 50/50, raffle baskets, pot of gold challenge, and a putting contest.
 
LVBA's golf outing committee includes Bill Dombroski, Joe Boerner, Frank Johnston, and Matt Benscoter along with the LV Board.  We are actively looking for sponsors, families to donate items for the raffle prizes, and to volunteer the day of the event.  Please contact us at   for registration, sponsorships, or donations.  See the informational flyer and registration form for more information.
 
I know I spoke with a lot of you towards the end of the season about having an event like this and received a lot of positive feedback.  Now, it is time to make this event a success and raise money for new equipment and field improvements. 
 
Thank you for your support of Lenape Valley Baseball.  I hope to see you on the course.
 
Matt Benscoter
Lenape Valley Baseball
Fundraising and Sponsorship Coordinator

by posted 07/16/2017
2017 Baseball Survey

Hello, LV Baseball families-

Another Lenape Valley Baseball baseball season has been completed.  In order to evaluate LV's baseball program, we're asking for your help.  Please take ten minutes to complete the survey at the following link for EACH child you had in our program this year:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017LVInHouse

Individual comments and results will not be shared with any of our managers.  I encourage you to be open and honest and let us know what we can do to improve - and also let us know what we're doing right so we can build on it.  Without your feedback, we won't have the critical input into the goals we have as an organization.  If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you and enjoy your summer.

John White

LV President

 


by posted 07/09/2017
CHAMPIONS!

Lenape Valley Baseball Association

Congratulations to our 2017 Champions!

2017 Majors Champions

CUBS

Coached by Tony Rihl

 

2017 AAA Champions

INDIANS

Coached by JJ Kelso

 

Check out the Hall of Fame for Team Photos!

 


by posted 06/22/2017
LV Raffle Winners!

 

LV RAFFLE WINNERS!

On Saturday, June 17th, at our Closing Ceremony, the winners of the LV Baseball Annual Raffle were drawn in front of a capacity crowd!  (OK, there were about 100 people there.)

 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

$1500

JAY GAMBALE

 

SECOND PRIZE WINNER

$1000

VINCE FAVILLE

 

THIRD PRIZE WINNER

$500

JAKE O'DONNELL

 

Congratulations!  Checks will be mailed to the member addresses.  Thank you! 


by posted 06/21/2017
June Newsletter - Closing Ceremony!

As the spring season draws to a close, I wanted to publish one last newsletter to update you on several things going on in LV baseball.  This will be the last newsletter until the Fall.

First, hopefully you are all going to join us for our Closing Ceremony at North Branch Park tomorrow (Saturday) at some point.  We have several events going on, including two terrific Championship games in our AAA and Majors Divisions.  In the AAA Championship, we have the underdog Rays, coached by Tom Dwyer, who have caught fire in the Playoffs taking on the the team who has been in first place all season long - the Indians, coached by JJ Kelso.  First pitch is 9am and will be followed by the AAA Awards Ceremony, which will feature the first ever individual awards for AAA MVP and AAA Pitcher of the Year, chosen from nominees from all six AAA teams.  The Majors Division Championship will follow, featuring the Cubs, coached by Tony Rihl, and the Pirates, coached by Kevin Carroll.  There will be similar awards for the Majors Division after the game.  We'll have a Home Run Derby for ages 8 and up throughout the day as well as a new Speed Cage.  How fast can you throw???  We'll have hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.  As usual, we are in need of volunteers for various things.  Please see the Sign-Up Genius here if you can assist.

Our Single A and Double A Divisions wrapped up play this week as well.  There was an outstanding Single A Appreciation Day held at Tower Hill last Sunday for our Tee-Ballers.  We hope to continue to focus on doing more events for our younger Divisions next year.

Our Travel teams all wrapped up their seasons in early June as well.  Too early unfortunately, as all of our travel teams were eliminated in STBL playoff action.  Of our six travel teams, five made the playoffs, but only our 11U team advanced to the second round.  Our lone Seniors team was defeated in the ITL playoffs after a great season.  There was a lot to be proud of from all of our travel teams this season.

The LV Connie Mack Summer Team kicked off a few weeks ago and are battling their way through the B Division with playoffs coming in July.  If you get a chance to see these 13-17 year olds at North Branch Field 4, give them a look.  I've seen them in action myself and there is some great LV talent there.

Lastly, recently our 10, 11, and 12-year old Little League District Teams were announced.  Those Tournaments kick off for 10's and 12's on June 25th and for 11's on July 5th.  Our 12's begin their hopefully long journey to Williamsport this summer in the Little League World Series!

There are some end of the season items that I'd like to call your attention to.  First, there will be several surveys coming to you on this past season.  We want to hear from you!  If there was something that you liked and would like to see it continue, we want to know!  If there was some area where we failed to meet your expectations, we want to know!  We want to know about our coaches - how did they do?  As a volunteer-run non-profit organization, as with most things, we are constrained by time and money.  We have to make the best use of both of those resources and your feedback will significantly help us prioritize them.  We recognize that while we believe some real positive things happened this year, that there are definitely some areas of improvement needed.  Thank you in advance for your participation in these surveys - they are very important to us.

What would an LV newsletter be without a mention about fundraising ???  We have a big one being planned!  As mentioned previously, we are evaluating interest in the first annual LV Baseball Golf Outing.  We have put together a quick survey to guage interest before we proceed too far down the path as it requires an immense amount of planning.  You will find the survey HERE.  It takes one minute - I promise.  I want to take some time to mention the terrific work of one volunteer this season.  Matt Benscoter, new to the LV Board this year, took on the role of Sponsorships and Fundraising and has done a tremendous job at getting a fundraising program together for this organization.  Through Matt's efforts, we have secured over $4k in sponsorships and raised roughly $2500 more in fundraising!  Thank you, Matt!

Last (I promise), while on thanks.  I want to close with some special thank you's.  Thank you to all of our coaches and assistant coaches at every level.  Your dedication and time is very much appreciated by all of our players and families.  Without you, there would be no youth baseball for our community.  Thank you to all of our in-house umpire crew who did a fine job at our AAA and Majors games this season.  To my LV Executive Board and all the Board of Directors - I sincerely appreciate the support you've provided throughout this season.  In particular, there are two gentlemen who have been as much a part of making this league work as anyone - Chris Antoniello and Joe Boerner.  Thank you both for keeping me sane.  Last and certainly not least.  Thanks to my wife, Krista, for not just pitching in in her own right with uniforms and registration, but for putting up with me the last few months and allowing me to give what I have to LV baseball.

That's a wrap.  Good luck to our Championship Game teams tomorrow and we'll see you again next season!

John White

LV President


by posted 06/16/2017
Baseball Summer Camps

If you are looking for some ideas for your baseball sluggers, check out LV's Baseball Camps page here.  Schaefer Baseball Camp has opened registrations for Summer 2017!

LVBA Board Meetings

 

Board Meetings

Next Meeting:
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:00 PM
Location - Tower Hill Snack Stand
 
Dick's Sporting Good Coupon

Go HERE for great savings at Dick's Sporting Goods!  Use LV Baseball's codes to get 10-15% off gloves, bats, cleats and apparel!  Coupons are good through NOVEMBER 30, 2017!!

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