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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

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
10U Bulldogs -- World Series Bound!

 

World Series bound!!!! Congratulations to the WHYBL 10U Bulldogs for winning the Ripken New England Regional Championship tonight in Marlborough, MA. The Bulldogs beat Londonderry, NH 5-0 behind a combined shutout from Mason Hebert and Matt Oriola on the mound, error free defense and solid hitting. Go Bulldogs! Celebrate in style!

Here's video of the final out.

Congrats to Elijah Wells, Jaden Kass, Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Benny White, Cooper Tantraporn, Jonah Balcerzak, Dom Trolio, Chase Hanawalt, Tyler Redden, Mason Hebert, Bennet Bishop, Matt Oriola, Josh Shemanskis, Zach Goslee, coach Chris Redden, manager Rob Hanawalt, coach Kevin Hebert, coach Winnie Tantraporn.


by posted 07/20/2017
10U Bulldogs -- STATE CHAMPS!


Once again, congratulations are in order for West Hartford Youth Baseball's 10U Bulldogs, winners of the 10U Cal Ripken State Championship!

The numbers are impressive:
-- 18-2 overall in summer travel season.  Won NEBJ Super East Memorial Day Tournament, 10U District 2 Championship and 10U State title.
-- Swept through districts in South Meriden and states in Hebron. At the state tourney, they outhit their opponents 43-16 and outscored them 42-11. 
-- It is WHYBL's third state title since 2011 and the first ever at the 10U level. 

In the state champ game against Newtown, the Bulldogs didn't wait to bare their teeth as they jumped out 9-0 in first inning -- and never looked back.  

Newtown showed signs of life in the third by scoring two, only to be turned back by another big Bulldog inning, who pushed five across to put the game away. Final: 14-2. 

Dom Trolio, Chase Hanawalt, Jaden Kass, Tyler Redden each had multiple hits while Redden and Mason Hebert hit HRs. Benny White scored three times. Hebert had the win on the mound.

Next up: New England Regional Championships in Marlborough, Mass. July 14-19. At stake: 10U World Series bid.  

WH’s first game is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and you can follow on GameChanger  

All your regional tourney info found here:
-- https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=138100&org=MYBA.ORG

Again, congrats to Elijah, Jaden, Patrick, Benny, Cooper, Jonah, Dom, Chase, Tyler, Mason, Bennet, Matt, Josh, Zach, coach Chris Redden, coach Kevin Hebert, coach Winnie Tantraporn and manager Rob Hanawalt.

 


by posted 07/14/2017
Fall Ball Sign Up Now Open


 

Fall Baseball Registration is open!  Click the yellow button at top right to register.
Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. While the registration deadline is August 4th, depending on available coaches, all spots may be filled before the deadline.
If you are interested register today!! Players are discouraged from playing multiple sports and priority will be given to players dedicated solely to baseball. Please indicate any conflicts during online registration. 
WHYBL has once again partnered with the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League this Fall.  This centrally located and organized league offers our teams plenty of game action against other towns throughout the fall.  You can expect 2 games every weekend, one Saturday and one Sunday, with a few exceptions, depending on scheduling.  Teams will also practice one night a week. The season will run from approximately August 18 through the middle/end of October.  Generally each weekend one game will be in West Hartford and one game will be on the road in another town (this is the general rule, but will not always be the case). Teams will have access to our new baseball facility in Bloomfield for team practices.
Age Groups/Expected Teams/Coaches:
Your child's baseball age might be different for Fall Ball then it was in the spring. Since we are partnered with CCFBL we are using their their birthday cutoffs. Please check this chart http://www.ccfbl.org/ ageFinder.php or contact me.
12U 50/70: 1-2 Teams (Team 1: Coach Kevin Hebert; Team 2: Scott Reynolds, Team 3: TBD) This division is for players that played this past spring season as 11 year olds or 10 year olds (in the Majors) and any strong 9 or 10 year old Minor League players who expect to play in the Majors in 2016.
10U: 1-2 Teams (Team 1: Coach Geoff Hammond; Team 2: TBD) This division is for 8-10 year olds who played in the Minors this Spring and expect to play in the Minors again in 2016.
8U: 2 Teams (Team 1: Coach Rob Hanawalt; Team 2: Coach Rob Kass) This is a player pitch league for players that were 8 years old this past spring and played in Instructional. 
Graduating 12 year olds should refer to WHABA for their transitional program for players moving up to the big diamond next spring.  Please contact Eric Mallinson, WHABA director of Fall Baseball for further information at     
Any question please feel free to contact Kevin Hebert at 860 670-4515 or 

by posted 07/11/2017
Knights of Columbus Goes Back-to-Back


 

Earlier this month, the No. 1 seeded Knights of Columbus defeats the No. 2 seeded Berry Insurance 5-2 for the Majors Division Championship for the Spring 2017 West Hartford Youth Baseball season.  The victory gives the Knights back to back titles in the Majors Division.  Berry got on the board to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a Trevor Tanis leadoff home run off starter Brendan Grady.  Grady settled down to finish the inning allowing no additional scoring by Berry.  In the bottom of the first, the Knights put their first two hitters on base with singles by Grady and Tristan Baron.  With one out, Matt Santoro doubled down the left field line scoring Grady to tie the game with Baron moving over to third.  Riley Fox then homered to left field scoring Baron and Santoro to give the Knights a 4-1 lead that they did not give up for the rest of the game.  In the bottom of the 2nd, the Knight added a run to make it 5-1 on a base hit to center by Griffin Paulus that scored Elijah Wells, who singled earlier in the inning.  Grady pitched the Knights through the 3rd inning and was relieved by Baron in the 4th.  In the 4th Berry scored a run to make 5-2 after a single by Finn McHugh and an RBI double from Luke Boudreaux.  Baron struck out the last Berry hitter in the 4th leaving Boudreaux at third to keep the score at 5-2.  The Knights turned the ball over to closer Griffin Paulus who pitched two great innings in the 5th and 6th striking out 3 hitters and only allowing 1 hit giving the Knights their second championship title in as many years.

 

For Berry at the plate, Trevor Tanis lead the way with 2 hits, 1 RBI with the home run.  Declan McCann, Finn McHugh, Johnny Beam, Luke Boudreaux and Angelo Culmo all had one hit.  On the mound for Berry, McCann started going 3.2 innings, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits with 6 BB and 2 K’s.  Luke Boudreaux relieved McCann pitching 1.1 innings allowing no runs on no hits.

 

For the Knights, Riley Fox lead the attack with one big swing with the 3 run homer to give the Knights the lead for the night.  Brendan Grady and Matt Santoro both had 2 hits.  Tristan Baron, Josh Shemanskis, Griffin Paulus and Elijah Wells all had one hit.  For the Knights on the mound, Grady started the game pitching 3 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 2 K’s.  Baron pitched 1 inning, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 2 K’s and Paulus pitched the last 2 innings getting the save, allowing no runs on 1 hit with 3 K’s.

 

The win and the championship put the Knights overall season record at 18 wins and 1 loss.  Berry’s final record was 16-5. 


by posted 06/27/2017
Recent Results




 

 

 

2017 Home Runs

Travel Summer Season:

Landon Traverse - 12U: 7
 
Mason Hebert - 10U: 6
 
Anthony Mangini - 12U: 5
 
Tyler Redden - 10U: 4
 
Declan McCann - 12u: 2
 
Griffin Paulus - 12U: 1
Chuck Blanchard - 12U: 1
 
Josh Shemanskis - 10U: 1
Chase Hanawalt - 10U: 1
 
 
Summer League
 
Manny Sanchez - 1
Jamie Kennedy - 1
Simon Levy - 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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