2014 CYBSA Board Elections

The CYBSA has 4 open board positions this year and we have a great slate of candidates running this year.  Please take a few minutes to vote this year at our Ballot web page

The CYBSA takes a great of pride in holding an open election for our Board members.  Board members are elected for a 3 year term and we rely on the participation of our members to ensure we have a a board that is representative of our community.

Thank you again for your support

Welcome to the Major League!

The CYBSA Board is happy to announce the following players have been invited to the Major League for our Spring 2015 season.

The following players have been invited to the Major League:
Frankie Agostino
James Appleton
Nick Baker
Gaeb Barrett
Joe Bennett
Sam Brown
Josh Burke
Joseph Carroll
Emma Carroll
JC Centelio
Nathan Charron
Drew Coveney
Shane Fitzpatrick
Ben Ford
Luke Gainey
Henry Griffin
Lars Gubitosi
Kevin Krumsiek
Sam Laugelle
Jack Madden
Ethan Maxwell
Jackson McKeen
Will Molloy
Ryan Norton
Tommy St. Saveur
Jonathon Tulio
Quinn Walsh

The players above will be selected to specific teams in our Major League draft, tentatively planned for early December.  Once selected, players will be contacted by their coaches.  Congratulations to all our players - we are looking forward to an fun and exciting Spring season.

Change Announced in Major League Eligibility

The CYBSA Board voted on Thursday, October 16th to change the eligibility for our Major League (ML). Starting with our 2015 season, we will expand our automatic eligibility to 11 year olds.

Below is the proposal approved by the Board:

  1. All 12 year olds would be automatically eligible for the Major League and would not be required to attend tryouts.
  2. 11 year olds would also be automatically eligible provided there are enough open roster spots in the Major League. The board recognizes that there may be years however when there are more 11 year olds than there are ML open spots. In years where that is the case, the Major League tryout and Coaches Evaluation will determine which 11 year olds fill those slots.
  3. If there are available Major League slots after the placement of the 11 and 12 year olds, the remaining slots will be filled with 10 year olds based on their andMajor League tryout and Coaches evaluations. Tryout attendance is a requirement for a 10 year old for Major League placement consideration.

The goal of our In-Town Spring Baseball Program is to provide an inclusive and instructional experience for as many players as possible. While we are confident in the fairness of our tryout process, evaluating the skills and capabilities of 10 and 11 yr old baseball players can be challenging.

The decision of the board focuses our ML program on 11 and 12 yr olds - recognizing that there are benefits to both 10 and 11 yr olds in making this decision. Our players at the 11 yr age level get to play with their friends, and most of our 10 yr olds get a chance to be leaders on their teams - a chance they may only get as 12 yr olds in our current eligibility rules.

 

Below are some common questions you may have:

Why Make a Change Now?

There were a number of factors that were considered, primarily the overarching goal of inclusion for our In-Town Program. We also are aware that Little League International (LLI) is strongly considering requiring Major League teams to use a 50/70 field - this larger field is only for 11 and 12 year olds.

How many 10 yr olds will play in the Majors in Spring 2015?

Each year we will determine how many 11 and 12 yr olds are interested in playing in the Majors. If the combined total of 11 and 12 year olds is not enough to fill our roster spots for the ML, 10 year olds will be invited to fill those spots. For 2015, we estimate that 2 10 yr olds will be invited to play in the Majors. Other 10 yr olds may be invited as the season progresses to fill roster spots in the ML that may become available.

Do Rankings and Coaches Evaluations Matter?

Yes. We rely on the ranking to select those 10 yr olds who we will invite to play in the Majors. In future years, if there are more 11 yr olds than eligible spots in the majors, the rankings will assist in determining which 11 year olds fill those spots.

How does this change selection for Summer Baseball Teams?

The goals of the summer baseball program are slightly different as competitiveness takes a more prominent role. We do not anticipate significant change or impact to our Summer Baseball selection process - we will continue to rely on a combination of tryout performance and coaches evaluation to select the best players.

 

As with any change, we are certain there will be questions and concerns. The CYBSA board is committed to ensuring a positive experience for all our players and their families. We believe these changes are consistent with the goals of our In-Town program and appreciate the support of all our members as we make this change.

Thank You

CYBSA Board

Cohasset Wins District 8!

In stunning fashion, Cohasset defeated Braintree American to win the District 8 Championship and clinch a berth in the Sectional Finals of the Massachusetts Little League World Series Tournament.  

Coach Dave Martell, Michael Milanoski, Thomas Kierce, Ian Appleby, Cam Joslin, Thomas Marshman, Stephen Martell, Ian Dunkelburger, Austin Tarpey, Coach Mike Joslin, Ryan Leahy, Zander Gomez, Terence Fahrety, Jack O'Donnell, Coach Bryan Dunkelburger

Coach Dave Martell, Michael Milanoski, Thomas Kierce, Ian Appleby, Cam Joslin, Thomas Marshman, Stephen Martell, Ian Dunkelburger, Austin Tarpey, Coach Mike Joslin, Ryan Leahy, Zander Gomez, Terence Fahrety, Jack O'Donnell, Coach Bryan Dunkelburger


9 yr Old Summer Travel Baseball Team Selected

Congratulations to all the players selected for our 9 yr old Summer Travel Baseball team.  Head coach for the team this summer will be Chris Seiwert.

Alex Norgeot
Austin Ronan
Ben Halaby
Carter Boyle
Jamie Smith
"Lucky" Lucas Fernando
Max Galvin
Max Gomez
Nicholas Iantosca
Sam Hassan
Tyler Meyers
William Baker

10 yr Old Summer Travel Teams Selected

This summer, Cohasset will be fielding 2 10 yr old summer travel baseball teams as we had a number of players interested in playing baseball this summer.

Our 10A Summer Travel Baseball Team will be coached by Tony Talacci - the team members are:

Anthony Inferrera
Cam Albanese
Carlo Fricano
Connor Nichols
Danny Talacci
David McSweeney
Gavin Carter
Jackson Soderberg
John Jessiman
Justin Appleby
Justin Froio
Nicholas Henry

Our 10B Summer Travel Baseball Team is:

Collin Madden
Dylan Fitzpatrick
Francesco Agostino
James Appleton
Josh Burke
Kevin Federle
Lars Gubitosi
Lucas Federle
Lucas Najjar
Matthew Keene
Ryan Madden
Will Molloy

We are still recruiting a coach for our 10B team.

Williamsport Team Selected

Congratulations to our 2014 Williamsport Team - Our Williamsport team represents Cohasset in the Little League World Series Tournament.  The team this will be coached by Bryan Dunkelburger, with assistants Dave Martell and Mike Joslin.

Austin Tarpey
Cam Joslin
Ian Appleby
Ian Dunkelberger
Ian Turpel
Jack O'Donnell
Michael Milanoski
Ryan Leahy
Stephen Martell
Terrence Faherty
Thomas Kierce
Thomas Marshman
Zander Gomez


Red Sox Win 2014 Major League Championship

The Red Sox defeated the Rangers on Thursday night in a 10-2 victory.  It was an exciting week of baseball in Cohasset.  The Rangers and the Mets had to await the outcome of the Pirates v Dodgers on Wednesday at 4 PM.  The Pirates defeated the Dodgers and the Rangers hustled up to Barnes Field to face the Red Sox.  On Wednesday, the Red Sox defeated the Rangers 3-2 and clinched the championship with their victory on Thursday.  Congratulations to the Rangers and the Red Sox on a great season.

Front: Colin Madden, Gavin Carter, Burke Mattey, Ryan Madden, Justin Appleby, Jack Norton, Josh Hassan, Ryan Leahy, Ian Appleby, Chris Karalekas, Michael Milanoski

Rear: Coaches Bobby Barrow and Michael Milanoski

All Star Game - A Great Night in Cohasset!

Congratulations again to the 2014 All Stars.  The Boston Braves, coached by Mike Joslin, defeated the Boston Royal Giants in a great game.  

Top Row: Dave Martell (Coach), Bobby Barrow (Coach), Alan Vater (Coach), Katie Pyne, Sean Farren, Ben Grimes, Ian Appleby, Jack Norton, Josh Hassan, Thomas Marshman, Zander Gomez, Michael Milanoski, Ian Dunkelburger, Tommy Dockray, Mike Joslin (Coach), Greg Albanese (Coach) Bottom Row: Ryan Leahy, Joe Klier, Ian Turpel, Jack O'Donnell, Austin Tarpey, Thomas Kierce, Stephen Martell, Cam Joslin, Matt Wolfe, Ben Fernando, Jimmy Grech, Jack Wipf, Tyler Berndt

Top Row: Dave Martell (Coach), Bobby Barrow (Coach), Alan Vater (Coach), Katie Pyne, Sean Farren, Ben Grimes, Ian Appleby, Jack Norton, Josh Hassan, Thomas Marshman, Zander Gomez, Michael Milanoski, Ian Dunkelburger, Tommy Dockray, Mike Joslin (Coach), Greg Albanese (Coach)

Bottom Row: Ryan Leahy, Joe Klier, Ian Turpel, Jack O'Donnell, Austin Tarpey, Thomas Kierce, Stephen Martell, Cam Joslin, Matt Wolfe, Ben Fernando, Jimmy Grech, Jack Wipf, Tyler Berndt

2014 All Star Team

The CYBSA Board is happy to announce the members of the 2014 All Star Team - we're looking forward to a great All Star weekend culminating with our 2014 All Star Game.  And congratulations to all of our players selected to the All Star Team.

Michael Milanoski Red Sox
Thomas Marshman Pirates
Zander Gomez Mets
Matthew Wolfe Mets
Ian Dunkelberger Pirates
Terence Faherty Dodgers
Ian Turpel Mets
Thomas Kierce Rangers
Benjamin Grimes Rangers
Ben Fernando Red Sox
Joshua Hassan Red Sox
Stephen Martell Pirates
Jack O'Donnell Rangers
Tyler Berndt Cardinals
Austin Tarpey Rangers
Sean Farren Mets
Ian Appleby Red Sox
Thomas Dockray Rangers
Ryan Leahy Red Sox
Jack Norton Red Sox
Cam Joslin Cardinals
Joseph Klier Pirates
Katie Pyne Dodgers
Jack Wipf Rangers
Jimmy Grech Cardinals


2014 Opening Day Parade

We had great weather and turnout for the official start of the 2014 Season.  Congratulations to our Fiori Award Winner, Joe Iantosca and Spofford Award Winner, Rob Ross.

Many thanks to all our special guests including US Congressman Stephen Lynch.

2013 Awards Night

Congratulations to all the Award Winners from our 2013 Awards Night - Special Thanks to John Froio for hosting the event and photos from Kim Albanese.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2014 Cohasset baseball and softball season

Please click on Registration above to complete your registration.

Your cooperation in registering players in a timely manner is appreciated as it allows the CYBSA to establish rosters and order equipment and uniforms so that we are ready for Opening Day.   NOTE: that players who are returning to a Major League team are still required to register.

Registration is based on your child’s age on April 30th, 2014.

Although the schedule changes year to year based on the number of participants, we will base the 2014 season on last year’s schedule. Please keep in mind that this is a TENTATIVE schedule only; please refer to the website for updates.

TENTATIVE GAME SCHEDULE - BASEBALL
Farm League (5, 6 year old T-Ball): Saturdays 10 am and Sundays at 1:30 or 2:45 pm
National League (6, 7 year olds): Saturdays 8:30 am and Sundays 12 pm
National League (8 year olds): Sundays 1:30 pm and Mondays 5:45 pm
American League (9, 10, 11 year olds): Saturdays 3:30, Sundays 3:30, and/or Wednesdays 5:45 pm
Major League (10, 11, 12 year olds): Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays 5:45 pm

TENTATIVE GAME SCHEDULE – SOFTBALL
D1 (K-2nd grade): Saturdays 3:30 pm & Sundays 4 pm
D2 (3-5th grade): Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 pm
D3 (6-8th grade): Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 pm

Additional games may be added due to rain games, holidays, or other scheduling issues. Note that each team’s coach determines the times for practice sessions.

Please direct questions to Barbara Wipf at bwipf@comcast.net or 781.383.9473