Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Centerfielder Tom Krapf had a stellar week and is the first Patch Bear of the Week.
Welcome to East Brunswick Patch’s Bear of the Week, a weekly look at some of the standout athletes in East Brunswick schools. This week’s player, nominated by the district Athletic Department, is senior center fielder Tom Krapf. “Tom has the unique ability to get his teammates to play at a higher level,” said Frank Noppenberger, Supervisor of Athletics and Physical Education. “His baseball charisma is contagious to the players.” Tom was named Bear of the Week after he hit .406 with five stolen bases and scored the tying run last week against Old Bridge in the 12th inning. This is his third year on the varsity squad. He’ll play at Rowan University next year after graduation. Tom has been playing baseball since he was four or five and is …
Friday, May 3, 2013
All games begin at 2 p.m. at the East Brunswick High School.
East Brunswick High School sports will be in full force on Saturday. At 2 p.m. Saturday, seven high school sports teams will be played simultaneously, so if there was ever a chance to root on the home team, then this is it. The schedule for the day includes the boys varsity and junior varsity baseball teams facing off against Spotswood; the girls varsity softball team playing in the East Brunswick Softball Tournament; the boys varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams facing off against Watchung Hills; and the girls varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams against Colts neck. For a schedule of all high school games, visit the Schedule Star by clicking HERE. Follow Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The East Brunswick Baseball League will hold tryouts for the 2013 U13 All-Star Teams.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The East Brunswick Baseball League will be holding tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. for the 2013 12U Baseball All-Star Teams. Pre-register via e-mail to email@example.com with your players name and date of birth. Include Cooperstown Tryouts in the subject. Tryouts will be held at the Managers Field Complex. Players must be residents of East Brunswick and must have played EBBL Recreation Baseball in spring 2012 (exceptions only for players who missed season due to injury or have recently moved into East Brunswick) and members of EBBL in good standing. Players must register for 2013 Recreation season in order to tryout. Registration checks for 2013 season in amount of $140 (non-refundable), work bond check for $100 and snack …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Registration for the league's Fall Ball season is open now. Register in-person Thursday evening at the baseball complex on Dunhams Corner Road.
The East Brunswick Baseball League needs players for this year's Fall Ball Season. The league is looking for players for baseball and softball between the ages of 5 and 16 (age is based on players’ age on April 30, 2013 for baseball and Jan. 1, 2013 for softball). The season is expected to start Sept. 16. EBBL Vice President Carl Nelson said Fall Ball can be difficult because of competition from other fall sports, including soccer, football and lacrosse. The Fall Ball program is open to East Brunswick residents as well as residents of the surrounding towns and the $75 Registration fee includes six to eight games (mostly weather dependent), a uniform (hat and shirt), and practices at the team managers' discretion. The EBBL Fall …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The "boys of summer" have been hitting the diamond all spring.
Kids in the East Brunswick Baseball League have been hitting, pitching and bunting their way on for a whole lot of fun this spring. Here here's a little of the action from over the weekend at the Baseball Managers Complex.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A NY Times article explores the era of the $250 baseball bat
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Have you bought a baseball glove for your Little Leaguer lately? Did you pay more than $100 for it? How about a $250 bat? A New York Times story headlined "Big Price Tags Attached to Even the Littlest Leagues," looks at the big business of equipping youngsters for participation in youth baseball and softball leagues, quoting those costs and more. "A batting helmet protects tiny heads for $39.99," the Times reports. "A pair of Nike Jordan Black Cat cleats will make your child fast and fashionable at $51.99 until he or she outgrows them." So what do you think East Brunsnwick? Has the cost of bats and gloves taken our kids too far from the simpler days of sandlot and playground ballgames? Or have you had better luck finding more modestly-…
Monday, October 10, 2011
The locals might be done, but that doesn't mean you don't care. Tell Patch who you think is going to make it to the World Series this year.
Despite some big upsets - good-bye Yankees and Phillies - the race to the World Series continues. With four teams left and none from the tri-state area, finding people rooting for any of the remaining teams might be tough. Still, we want to know what you think. Come on baseball fans, tell us who is going to make it to the World Series this year!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tell us who you want to win this year's World Series!
The race to the World Series starts today when the Tampa Devil Rays take on the Texas Rangers at just after 5 p.m., and the Yankees take on the Detroit Tigers tonight at 8 in the American Division series. Tomorrow, The Arizona Diamondbacks face off against the Milkwaukee Brewers at 2 p.m. and the Philadelphia Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. Cast your vote below for which teams you think will go all the way!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The wins just keep coming for the EBBL squad.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the East Brunswick Baseball League U-11 All-Stars defeated Warrington, Pa., to earn the title of Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Champs. During the tournament, the squad notched victories over Montgomery, N.J., Bear, Del., Upper Mid West Maryland and East Amherst, N.Y., before defeating the host team in the final. The team's hard work and perseverance enabled it to overcome the team from Warrington, which had jumped out to a one run lead early in the final game. Up next for this talented group of players is a trip to Aberdeen, Md., where they will participate in an invitational tournament at the Cal Ripken Baseball Facility. Before the tournament, the team’s record was 33 and 2. After winning the District 9 …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
After winning the Edison tournament this week, the squad is preparing to travel to Cooperstown, N.Y., later this month to play teams from across the nation.
The East Brunswick Bears U-12 travel baseball team completed a highly successful season Thursday night when it defeated Jersey City 6-3 to become the champions of the 2011 Edison Tournament. This was the second tournament championship for the Bears, who also took the Readington Memorial Day tournament earlier this year, as well as taking second place in two other tournaments. The team's record for the summer was 28-11, which included an invitation to the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Mount Olive. Thursday's game was highlighted by a four-run first inning, and six-inning complete game by pitcher J.J. Ganzaroli, who struck out seven and added offensive punch with a solo HR in the fourth inning to bring the score to 5-3. Ganzaroli stole …