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We got our first automatic payment from the ongoing can drive at Colonie Beverage! We figured becuse Tball technically falls under the new bats rules, we would purchase a few USA stamped bats to have on hand for the little guys trying out the sport for the first time! Keep bringing those cans and bottles to Colonie Bev on Central Ave (simply drop off, tell them it's for us and they do the rest)... we have lots of ideas for the next check!
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All South Colonie Games at West Albany Canceled – Friday, May 6, 2016

All,

Once again, due to rain, ALL scheduled games tonight at West Albany Pocket Park are canceled.

Your coach will reach out to you with any possible make-up dates.

Hopefully Mother Nature starts cooperating with us all soon!

Thanks!!

Mini Minors Moving on Up

11391639_840548722705630_6336975330753594944_nA team was recently created consisting of some of our softball Mini Minors (8U) players that will be moving up to the Minors (10U) next year. Our ‘Mini Raiders’ we be playing a short series of games against a similarly created team from the Latham Lassies. The games will be played on the larger 10U field using modified rules from both 8U and 10U to give the girls an idea of what the game will be like next season.

The first two games will be this coming weekend on Friday and Sunday. Friday, June 19th, will be at Latham “under the lights” at 6:45 PM and Sunday, June 21st, will be at South Colonie at 1:00 PM. So come on out to the games and support our Mini Raiders!

9u Travel “Under the Lights”

travel teamCome out on Friday 6/12 to the pocket park to see the South Colonie 9u travel team take on Clifton Park. The two teams pair off at 8:15 pm under the lights on the Cal Ripken field directly following a SC intermediates rec game. The concession stand will be rocking and the weather looks to be terrific. So come out and cheer on your Raiders! The Raiders boast a record of 3-2-1 while Clifton Park comes in at 1-4.

Opening Day Success!!!

Opening Day 2015 turned out to be a special one for South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball. The sun was out, the fields were ready, and it was finally time to play ball. Our annual parade kicked off the festivities as the boys and girls marched down Sand Creek Road toward the park. It was awesome to see the local businesses and neighbors come out to wave and show their support. The parade procession then made its way through the park to the Cal Ripken Field where the boys and girls, assisted by their coaches sat around the infield. The sound system was on and it was time to hear from our Co President Jeff Hellkamp.

On hand were:

Paula Mahan – Supervisor
Greg Mack – Eastern NY Babe Ruth Assistant State Commissioner
Donald Dugan – Central Area District Commissioner
Andrew Sommers
Michael McLaughlin, Director for Research for Albany County Executive Dan McCoy

Presenting Grant
Joseph O’Brien, County Legislator
Richard Jacobson, Colonie Legislator

The first pitches were thrown out by our distinguished guests and the National Anthem was sung beautifully by Melissa Mele. Greg Mack was on hand to remind the crowd, “This is your program. All of it is made possible because of the volunteer support given by its parents and core board members. Get involved and keep this program going.” It rings true, because following that message, Don Dugan honored the 8u SC All-Star team that made it to the State Tournament in Rome, NY. Without the support of the community and the dedication from the parents and coaches, none of it would have been possible. It was a special moment for those kids who made that journey together to meet again in the middle of the diamond to receive a plaque and commemorative pins noting their accomplishment. It was even more special to those kids as they felt the recognition and applause from the community wash over them on this glorious day.

Once the ceremony concluded, it was time to play ball, and all the fields were buzzing with activity as teams began preparing for their upcoming games. The concession stand had full support of all volunteers and breezed through order after order. It was also great to see familiar faces and friends walking around the park again. The raffle tables were set up and there was something for everybody, from Professional Baseball game tickets to Xbox cards, movie baskets to restaurant gift cards. Not to mention the Derek Jeter plaque and Yankee seat back. Special thanks to Tricia Savoca for organizing and arranging all the amazing raffle items on hand.

This day belonged to the kids though. As volunteers we do a lot to make sure days like this are special. But it’s up to all of us as a community to continue to make South Colonie a strong program for years to come. Next time you’re down at the park, see how you can help make a difference. Volunteer and join the team.

 

Bottle Drive Success!!!

Thank you to all the board members, volunteers, donators and kids who came together to make the South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball fundraiser a huge success. Good things happen when the community works as one towards a common goal.

2015 Baseball travel teams

South Colonie Youth Baseball is proud to announce that we will be fielding 2 Spring travel baseball teams in 2015. We were hoping to field an 8u / 9u /10u, but based on interest and other factors, we were only able to field an 8u and a 9u. Congratulations to the following children selected to represent the South Colonie Raiders.

 

There will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:35 – Shaker Elm School. Parents and players of travel teams must all be present. This meeting is open to anyone in our program though. If you have an interest, please make every effort to attend.

8u team

Cameron Frazier
Tyler Rosebeck
Michael Jewett
Dylan Mehleisen
Matthew Sbardella
Justice Golson
William Lockart
Braden McElroy
Joey Naubuer
Derek Stone
Ryan Parisi
Erik Adams

 

Manager: Tom Jewett
Coaches: Chris Rosebeck and Geoff Frazier

9u team

Dillon Small
Ryan Mele
Brendan Shea
Brandon Mehleisen
Moose Currao
Connor Ayala
Jason Cleary
Michael Sbardella
Sadie DeCrescenzo
Geneo Savoca Jr.
Deven Small
Robert Adams

 

Manager: Adrian Ayala
Coaches: Tim Shea and Rich Currao

 

Bottle Drive

SCYB Bottle Drive 2015lgSouth Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball will be collecting for our annual bottle drive on Sunday March 29th from 9 am to 12 noon. Please leave your empty bottles out by 9 am and we’ll come by to pick them up.

Or, you can stop down at our pocket park off Exchange Street, between Fairfield Ave and Everette Road to drop off.

Or, friend us on Facebook, leave us a message, and we’ll come pick them up!

If you cannot make it on Sunday, please donate your bottles and cans to Colonie Beverage Center under our name and we’ll get the donation. Every little bit helps.

Thank you

Spring Baseball Travel 8/9/10u

There will be open tryouts for spring travel baseball this Friday at Shaker Road El from 5:30-8PM.  The tryouts are for 8,9 and 10 year old players. we are using the tryouts to see how many kids are interested in playing. Please plan on attending to tryout and learn more about the teams. If you want your player to play more baseball and have a great time learning then come out to the tryout. There is no cost for the tryout. Bring sneakers and a glove and we will do the rest. See you Friday!

If you are thinking about it or your player wants to play but cant make the tryout please email me and let me know you are interested! jonfinlan@southcolonieball.org

2015 Spring Indoor Practice Schedule

Our indoor practice schedule for the Spring 2015 season is available in our calendar section here.

Please familiarize yourself with our calendar application. We will use this to schedule important dates for Baseball and Softball as we move forward. All indoor practices will be held at the Shaker Elementary gym. The dates run from the beginning of February through March. Please be advised that we may need to reschedule because of weather. So check our Facebook page and website for up-to-date information. These indoor practices are set up for ONLY those who have registered for the 2015 Spring Season. If you have yet to register, please do it now here.

Boys Intermediates/Majors

Monday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm and Friday, February 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Girls Softball (The division will be announced the week of)

Tuesday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm and Friday, February 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Boys Minors

Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm and Friday, March 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Girls Softball Mini Minors

Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm and Friday, March 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Fall Ball 2014

SC 8u

8u SC Fall Ball team

10u

10u SC Fall Ball team

South Colonie Youth Baseball fielded two Fall Ball teams in 2014 to compete locally from September through October. Hot off their All-Star summer, Adrian Ayala managed the 8u team and won the American and National league divisions with an impressive record. South Colonie also fielded a 10u team managed by Ed Stevens. Although their win/loss record was not what they hoped, all the boys progressed and grew as we look forward to the Spring.

It is our intent to continue to field teams for the Spring and Fall travel seasons. It’s a great way for the kids to continue to sharpen their skills and play competitive baseball. Travel baseball is always a bit more competitive, but the kids tend to enjoy it more too. It gives them an opportunity to represent their program and community on the field.

For information about the 2015 season please contact Ed Stevens. Thank you!