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Welcome to West Hartford Youth Baseball!

Welcome to the West Hartford Youth Baseball Website!

Our website is your source for news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much more for the best youth baseball league in town.

For up to the minute information, please also like our Facebook page at WestHartfordYouthBaseball and follow us on Twitter at @whyouthbaseball.   

We'd like to hear from YOU and post YOUR photos, videos and current events!  Email us at whyblmedia@gmail.com.

In 2017, over 400 players from ages 4 - 12 participated in our Spring and Summer programs.  The WHYBL was formed in 1949 and its core mission is to install in the youth of West Hartford the principles  of citizenship, sportsmanship and teamwork by teaching the fundamentals of baseball.  

Please do not hesitate to email or call me at any time if you have questions, concerns or ideas on how to improve our league. Every email and phone call is responded to and welcomed!  

Glynn Baron, League President, WHYBL
860-519-4887
whybl@hotmail.com

WHYBL Bulldogs -- One Memorable Season


What should be a team's reward for a monster season?

How about a chance to stand in front of the Green Monster?

Deal.

The West Hartford Youth Baseball 10U Bulldogs capped a dream season on Monday, Sept. 4 when they were honored at Fenway Park for their run to the Cal Ripken 10U World Series.

After taking the New England Regional title in July, the Bulldogs headed to Hammond, Ind., just outside of Chicago. After a day of travel where they were greeted at O'Hare International Airport, the Bulldogs spent their second day at the 10U ice breaker event where they met the other nine teams in the tourney. Later that day, they participated in the opening ceremonies.

After two days of travel and ceremony, the Bulldogs got to take the field. They started their pool play with a 1-0 win over Mid Atlantic in a pitcher’s duel. The big hit for the Bulldogs was a walk off game winning hit by Dom Trolio.  Mason Hebert and Jonah Balcerzak pitched a combined shutout. 
-- Player of the Game Award: Dom Trolio

After winning the squeaker, the Bulldogs had a day off and attended the Banquet of Champions – teams, community volunteers and families had dinner together with Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken execs from all over the country. Hal Morris (a World Series Champ with the '90 Cincinnati Reds and a lifetime .304 hitter) was guest speaker. The Bulldogs received customized Regional Championship/World Series Wooden Bat and signed baseball cards by Morris.

The Bulldogs' next game was a 180 from their previous game as they lost Game 2 of pool play vs. Midwest Plains, 9-8. MP took advantage of four Bulldog errors to plate seven unearned runs and jump out to a 8-3 lead.  With 2 outs and nobody on in the sixth, the Bulldogs down to last batter, Jaden Kass singled and ignited a rally that saw the Bulldogs score five runs to tie the game. 

Four doubles in the inning by Benny White, Chase Hanawalt (2 RBIs), Mason Hebert and Josh Shemanskis (3 RBIs) helped the cause. MP won the game in the bottom of the inning on a single, walk and error.
-- Player of Game Award: Chase Hanawalt

Now 1-1 in pool play, the Bulldogs won another close game vs. the representatives from the South, 5-4. It was another walk-off win, this time thanks to  a single by Pat O’Shaugnessy in the bottom of the sxith, scoring Cooper Tantraporn, who led off with a triple.  Josh Shemanskis (2RBIs), Tantraporn, Dom Trolio each had two hits. 
-- Player of the Game Award: Cooper Tantraporn

Later that same night, Tyler Redden placed third in HR Derby in the Skills Competition and the Bulldogs won the “Around the Horn” Competition – Jonah Balcerzak, Chase Hanawalt, Tyler Redden and Mason Hebert.

 After one week in Hammond, the Bulldogs finally got a chance to face the tourney hosts. Hammond greeted the Bulldogs with solid pitching as they defeated WH, 5-1. The Bulldogs couldn’t get the bats going to help strong pitching by Jonah Balcezak and Zach Goslee.  Chase Hanawalt, Josh Shemanskis and Cooper Tantraporn (RBI) had the three hits for the Bulldogs. 
-- Player of the Game Award: Mason Hebert

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs advanced as one of the six teams to qualify for the Championship Bracket.

The Championship Bracket proved to be tough as the Bulldogs were shutout, 5-0, against Southeast. The bats stayed quiet as Bulldogs were only able to scatter 5 singles off of SE’s ace pitcher.
-- Player of the Game Award: Mason Hebert

The next day, the Bulldogs shook off the disappointment of their initial loss, with their third walk-off win, this time over Mid Atlantic, 6-5. This time it was Chase Hanawalt (3 RBIs) that singled in Jaden Kass for the winning run. Kass once again started a two out rally with a single to right. Matt Oriola pitched 3-plus strong innings allowing only 1 earned run. Elijah Wells was on base twice with a single and a walk. Tyler Redden hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBIs. 
-- Player of the Game Award: Tyler Redden

After 10 days in Hammond, the Bulldogs played their final game, a 12-5 loss to the team from Crown Point, Ind., which scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back. Josh Shemanskis had 2 RBIs. 
-- Player of the Game Award: Chase Hanawalt

Later that night, the Bulldogs watched the team that eliminated them (Southeast team from Raleigh, N.C.) win the World Series, edging out Pacific Southwest (Pearl City, Hawaii), 5-3.

The next day, the Bulldogs headed back to West Hartford, but not before stopping on Chicago's South Side to see the White Sox play the Royals.

From Districts to the World Series and the chance to see two different color Sox in their home parks -- and to be honored at Fenway -- it was a season to remember for the WHYBL 10U Bulldogs.


Overall Reocrd 29-7. Swept Districts, States and had one loss in Regionals.
Outscored teams 338-135

 


by posted 09/08/2017
Jack Flattery Award Winners -- 2017


The Jack Flattery Award was established in 1990 to Jack Flattery, who served WHYBL for 22 years as a Major League manager, served on a number of committees and raised money for the league.

The award goes to two deserving players based on sportsmanship, good citizenship, leadership and baseball ability.

This year, the Jack Flattery Awards were earned by Chuck Blanchard of Talcott Transmissions and Anthony Mangini of Venora Electric.

Pictured, l-r: Bryant Piccioli, VP of WHYBL Major Leagues, Chuck Blanchard, Anthony Mangini and WHYBL president, Glynn Baron.


by posted 09/04/2017
Summer League Champions


Congrats to the WHYBL LSU Tigers for winning the 2017 Summer League title.


by posted 09/04/2017
Hungerford Tournament -- Skills Competition Winners

 

They threw, they ran and they hit. Boy, did they hit.

Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and all the participants in our annual Hungerford Tournament skills competition, which was held on Sunday, July 23 at Wolcott Park. 

A ton of talent was on display as players took part in the Golden Arm (165-foot throw to home), Road Runner (circle those bases) and Home Run Derby (uh ... hit home runs), in which a number of the home runs were of the towering variety.

Here are your winners in each category.

Golden Arm
Winner: Casey Sexton, Beth-Wood
Runner-up: Patrick Miller, Hebron 12U

Road Runner
Winner: Anthony Mangini, West Hartford Thunder
Runner-up: Nate Grzybowski, Hebron 12U

Home Run Derby
Winner: Landon Travers, West Hartford Thunder
Runner-up: Kevin McCarthy, Hebron 12U

Pictured (l-r): Casey Sexton, Kevin McCarthy, Nate Grzybowski, Patrick Miller, Landon Traverse, Anthony Mangini


by posted 07/25/2017
Recent Results




 

 

 

2017 Home Runs

 

Fall Ball Season:

Jayden Sgro - 12U Hawks: 7

 

Michael Segar - 12U Hawks 4

 

Riley Fox - 12U Badgers: 3

Adam  Merritt - 12U Hawks : 3

Ben Lemuiex - 12U Hawks 3

 

Mason Hebert - 12U Hawks: 2

Danny Moleti - 12U Badgers: 2

Jack Stearns - 12U Badgers: 2

 

Emmauel Sanchez - 12U Badgers: 1

 

Travel Summer Season:

 
Anthony Mangini - 12U: 15
 
Landon Traverse - 12U: 9
 
Tyler Redden - 10U: 7
Mason Hebert - 10U: 6
 
Declan McCann - 12u: 2
Josh Shemanskis - 10U: 2
Harry Nelson - 12U: 2
 
Mac Louis - 12U: 1
Griffin Paulus - 12U: 1
Chuck Blanchard - 12U: 1
Chase Hanawalt - 10U: 1
Dominic Trolio - 10U: 1
Ryan Gillis - 9U: 1
 
Summer League
 
Simon Levy - 2
Manny Sanchez - 2
Jamie Kennedy - 1
 

Majors Spring Season:

Landon Traverse - Talcott: 9
 
Anthony Mangini - Venora: 6
 
Declan McCann - Berry: 4
Michael Seger - ACP: 4
Harry Nelson - Keating: 4
Ryan Smith - Venora: 4

Owen Frost - ACP: 3
Ryan Murphy - Talcott: 3
 
Griffin Paulus - K of C: 2
Jack Decker - BBD:  2
Andrew Parridy - ACP: 2
Danny Moleti - ACP: 2
Trevor Tanis - Berry: 2
Ben Hammond - Connors: 2
Jack Gunsalus - Talcott: 2
 
Mason Hebert - Venora: 1

Connor Mangini - Vernora: 1
Chase Hanawalt -  Connors: 1
Camden Laney - Connors: 1
Tyler Redden - BBD: 1
Joe Schleker - BBD: 1
Brendan Grady - K of C: 1
Matt Santoro - K of C: 1
Riley Fox - K of C: 1
Chuck Blanchard - Talcott: 1
Shane Bradley - Talcott: 1
Colin McGann - Talcott: 1
Jack Stearns - Talcott: 1
Manny Sanchez - Talcott: 1
Mac Louis - ACP: 1
Matthew Bates - Keating: 1
Dennis Flores - Keating: 1 
Jonah Balcerzak - Keating: 1


Minors Spring Season:

Isabella Mangini -- Sylvan: 1 
Jamie Bronsdon -- Sylvan: 1

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