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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
Instructional League Champs -- Modern Tire Cubs
Congratulations to the 2017 WHYBL Instructional League Champion - Modern Tire Cubs! Modern Tire completed their title defense and won their second consecutive championship by defeating the #1 seeded IT Direct Orioles 14-2 last weekend at Wolcott Park. Both teams had amazing seasons, losing only three games between them.
With the sun shining, burgers cooking at the snack shack, the National Anthem playing and lineups being heard from the press box...the day was set up perfectly for these young players. The Orioles came into the game confident with a previous win over the Cubs, but this day seemed to be owned by the Cubs from the start. Sweet Lou Sauer led off the game with a hit and played a solid 1B, P and C to round out his great game. Josh Almodovar made several plays on the mound and crushed a crucial 2-run double. Timmy O'Brien, who played masterfully all season gave the Cubs a gutty effort all day and had a huge 2 out single to push across another run for the Cubs. Max Hanawalt did it on both sides with some big hits and a diving play to end the game. Charlie Ganey had yet another double to add to his tally and made a nice putout at SS. Nate Weiner caught two innings and continued to masterfully spray the ball to the opposite field and get on base. Ethan Esterson got on base all four times in the finals and really developed into a fine infielder this season. Cameron Hosmer absolutely crushed some balls this year, including one that probably still hasn't landed. Kyle O'Shaughnessy didn't play like a rookie this year and he showed that during the championship game with some huge hits in huge situations. Jordan Scher saved his best for last as he hit like a king in the playoffs and made three crucial putouts at 2nd base. Emerson Taylor taught us that it is never too late to get out there and play baseball. This was his first year and he had two timely hits in the semis that helped propel the Cubs to the finals!
The Orioles team has been the team to beat all season. They were led by a group of kids who never gave up and improved every day. This game was no different. Trailing early, the team led by Angel Gotay III, Tyson Kass, Jack Foley, Josh Gertner, Jackson Hardman, Aiden Lachance, Jacob Mallett, Braedan McLaughlin, Chase McLaughlin, Israel Olmeda, Jamien Pedraza, Alexandre Rebours, and Will White kept their heads up and tried to battle back but ran out of time. It was a season to remember for the O's!.
Congratulations to both teams for terrific seasons!
Back by popular demand, our summer workout program! Players and coaches have found it very difficult to practice during the summer because of the lack of field availability and the heavy game schedule. Players now can get an early morning workout in without over taxing their bodies or arms. Pitchers can work pick off moves, hitters can work on bunting and take a lot of BP, infielders can take ground balls without making the throws.
This is not a summer camp, it’s a baseball workout between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon at Hall High School !
Come out and meet the WH COLLEGE THUNDER TEAM , and be coached by current college players from Gettysburg, Iona, Keene State, Stone Hill, Macalister, Eastern CT. U, Dickenson and many more!
SESSION ONE JUNE 27,28,29 9 a.m. – Noon at Hall Varsity field
SESSION TWO JULY 5, 6, 7 9 a.m. – Noon at Hall Varsity field
SESSION THREE JULY 11,12,13 9 a.m. – Noon at Hall Varsity field
If enough interest we will have a 4th session.
For this SUMMER BUSTER PROGRAM , we are asking for a donation as the COLLEGE THUNDER TEAM is trying to raise money for their 2017 program!
Come out and meet the players. Get out of bed, and come have some fun!
For more information and to register your son or daughter, contact Coach Sanford at 860-216-7777.
College level coaches incorporate lectures, demonstrations, and an ability to have fun. Individual and small group instruction will be provided in throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching, and game strategy. Please bring bat, helmet, glove, snack, and water bottle. Instructor: Chris Corkum & Staff. No Class: 7/4.
Program # Day Dates Time Res/NRes
411308A Mon - Fri 06/26 - 06/30 9:00A - 12:00P $158/$169
411308B Mon - Fri 07/10 - 07/14 9:00A - 12:00P $158/$169
LOCATION: KING PHILIP SCHOOL
Safety & Emergency Contact Information required on Registration Form.
Register On-line, by Fax or Mail to Customer Service Desk, Town Hall
Congratulations to the 2017 Minor League Champion - Dick's Sporting Goods! Dick's finished off a gutty run to the championship, defeating cinderella upstart Harry's Pizza 13-3 Sunday at Wolcott Park. Dick's used solid all around play - fielding the ball well and knocking several outfield hits on offense - to put Harry's away in convincing fashion. Congratulations to the entire team on a full season of solid baseball and good sportsmanship - culminating a season of particularly high caliber baseball in the Minors division.
Pictured in the photo, left to right:
James Birbara, Julian Long, Jeff O'Shaughnessy (Coach), Luca Giordano, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Dan Trolio (Manager), Tommy Hussey, Owen Hammond, Nick Sanzaro, Clark Finley (Coach), Brody Reese, Jim O'Brien (Coach), Casey O'Brien, Wyatt Abrams, Dom Trolio, Tommy Finley
Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer League for any 8-12 year olds interested in playing some more baseball!
This league is a fun league where each team will use the same rules as the season with a continuous batting order and all players must play a minimum amount of innings.
All games are played in West Hartford on 46/60 diamonds (46-feet from the mound to the plate; 60-feet between bases).
The season will start in late June and end around August 1 with 12-16 games including the playoffs. The finals are played under the lights at Wolcott Park. Each player will receive a dry fit-style shirt and hat. Games are played during the week and we try not to play on weekends. Don't worry if you are going on a vacation as most players will miss a game or two because of camp or vacations. We want everyone to have fun!
We will try our best to honor all buddy requests so bring a friend and we try our best to balance out teams to make them all competitive. Also, 12-year-olds are not allowed to pitch and must use a wood bat. No big barrel bats are allowed.