Monday, June 18, 2012
A two-out rally and strong defense contributed to championship win.
Monday, June 18, 2012
In the Little League AA championship game played Saturday on Sonny Vitale Memorial Field, Re/Max Achievers beat an undefeated Town and Country, 6-1. Re/Max and Town and Country played previously on April 25, with Town and Country prevailing in the first matchup, 9-4. It turned out to be the last loss for Re/Max, which went unbeaten in their final nine games of the season. While Re/Max's previous two playoff victories were won with late inning, come from behind rallies, Re/Max maintained a lead throughout the championship game. The game began with Re/Max seizing the lead with two runs in the first inning with hits by Tyler Grant, John Geier, Dylan Malloy and Matthew Metzler. Town and Country battled back with a run in the second inning. At …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Opening Day means parade down Main Street.
A parade down Main Street to celebrate Opening Day for Madison Little League is scheduled for noon on Saturday, and an official opening ceremony for the Madison Recreation Center is scheduled for 3 p.m. the same day. According to a lineup of events on the Little League website, the parade starts at St. Vincent Martyr Church and ends at Dodge Field, where the opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. For the ballplayers, team pictures are being taken at Sonny Vitale Memorial Field from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 192 Main Street, at $6 per person or $20 maximum per family. Players in uniform can get a free scoop of ice cream at McCool's from 1 to 5 p.m. A brief ceremony …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Hope springs eternal at parade, opening ceremonies for new season.
On a picture-perfect morning in the parking lot of St. Vincent Martyr Church, hundreds of Madison's future superstars gathered for the procession down Main Street for the start of the Little League baseball and softball seasons. Seasoned middle school players, the T-ball players and everyone in-between paraded through the streets to Opening Ceremonies at Dodge Field. Click here to see video of the Little League parade. Parents and players thronged the infield as Little League President Ernie Cicconi emceed the event, including a soulful tribute to the flag, and an invocation by Msgr. George Hundt of St. Vincent's. Two two longtime Madison volunteers were inducted into the borough's Wall of Fame: Ralph "Dukey" Sandello and Madison Fire …
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Pitching and offense shine during great season on the way to the New Jersey final.
The Madison Little League Senior Division baseball team (15-16 year olds) finished second in the state tournament on Monday in Toms River East. After moving on as the District 1 champions, Madison moved into the State Section 1 tournament to determine one of the top four teams in New Jersey. Madison had the privilege of hosting this year's tournament, which consisted of teams from Begenfield, Ringwood, as well as Madison. After receiving a bye for the first round, Madison faced Ringwood in its first game. It was a pitchers' duel, with Connor Allen pitching a one-hitter until being relieved by Michael Wallace, who closed out the 3-0 Madison victory. Madison then faced Ringwood again in the championship game on July 24, defeating the squad …
Monday, July 12, 2010
Second baseman's grand slam caps fifth-inning rally.
The Madison 11-year-old Little League baseball team played great defense for five innings and received another outstanding pitching effort from Matt Radelunas. Winning Sunday's District 1 tournament game against Denville was just a matter of coming up with one big hit. In the bottom of the fifth, second baseman Matt O'Donnell came up with the biggest hit of them all - a grand slam that soared over the right field fence - and Madison went on to defeat Denville, 9-1, at Sonny Vitale Field to improve to 3-0 in pool play. With the win, Madison is now the only remaining unbeaten team in Pool B with two games to play. Denville, Roxbury, Chester and Rockaway each have one loss, while Tri-Town has two. The top two teams in Pool B advance to the …
Monday, April 12, 2010
Great weather and a great time enjoyed by players, families.
The Mets, Cubs and Red Sox marched down Main Street Saturday afternoon. Not the major leaguers, but the Little Leaguers. Madison Little League kicked off the start of the season with its annual parade through the heart of town. The event, which started in the 1950s, has been a tradition since the inception of the league. "This is the highlight of the year right here," said Ernie Cicconi, president of Madison Little League. "This is a real community event and it's the unofficial start of spring here in Madison." Approximately 250 boys and girls marched in the parade to show their team pride. They wore uniform T-shirts in every color of the rainbow and threw candy to friends and families watching and cheering from the sidewalk. "It's just …