What's on Tap Today in North Andover Youth Baseball
Summer Baseball Season is Here!

As quickly as the spring season ended, the summer baseball season began. Practices for Merrimack Valley Small Diamond League (MVSDL) teams begin this week. Check out your team's practice schedule by clicking on the links below:

MVSDL 7/8 (Rossi)

MVSDL 9/10 American (Rogus)

MVSDL 9/10 National (Bono)

MVSDL 11/12 East (D'Ambrosio)

MVSDL 11/12 West (Lesofsky)

 

North Andover Youth Baseball is also sponsoring two 9-year old tournament teams and an 8-year old tournament team. The practice schedules for these teams can be accessed through the links below:

 

North Andover 9 East (Partridge)

North Andover 9 West (Monahan)

North Andover 8s (Pefine)

 

Check with your coach for game and tournament schedules.

Become an NABCLL Sponsor

Add your company name to this list. Great advertising for your business! Click on Fundraising above for details, and contact Marc Cooperstein to become an NABCLL sponsor or to renew for 2014.

Championship Sunday for North Andover District Teams

The North Andover American 12s defeated a tough Peabody Western team on Saturday by a score of 5-4, qualifying them for the Section 4 championship game on Sunday. The Section 4 championship game will be played at 5:30 Sunday night, July 20, at Poulin Field in Tewksbury. Poulin Field is located at 332 East Street in Tewksbury.

Also on Sunday, the North Andover American 10s play in the Massachusetts State Finals championship game against Braintree American. This game is at 4:00 in Taunton at the Taunton West Little League Complex, 300 Norton Avenue in Taunton. Follow the 10 Americans on Twitter @NA10American for game updates.

2014 Soucy Invitational Tournament

The 2014 Soucy Invitational Tournament got underway Tuesday, July 8 with three games in the 8U Division. This year's tournament is our 9th edition and one of the largest in recent memory, with a field of 41 teams over four separate age groups. During the course of the next 3 weeks, North Andover will be hosting 101 games and crowning five champions. This year's 8U division consists of 16 teams, which will be divided into gold and silver brackets after pool play so that all 16 teams will have the opportunity to participate in playoff action against teams of similar strength. This is in keeping with the tradition of the Soucy Tournament, which has maintained over its 9 year history the objective of providing the opportunity for teams of all abilities to play competitive summer baseball.

The North Andover Youth Baseball Board of Directors welcomes all of the cities and towns participating in our tournament and wishes you the best of luck.

10 American Takes District 14 Title

North Andover American narrowly defeated North Andover National by a score of 9-8 in the 9/10 Division District 14 finals on Thursday night at Carl Thomas. The win propelled 10 American to a 2-1 series victory and capped off an exciting series that showcased the strength of both North Andover 10-year old District teams. American's 9-8 victory came a night after a thrilling walk-off win by the Nationals, who in Game 2 of the series overcame a 9-6 deficit by scoring 3 in the fifth inning and a 10-9 deficit by scoring 2 in the sixth inning to pull off an impressive 11-10 victory. Game 3 was just as exciting, with National jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning, but American answering with a 5-spot in the bottom half. The game remained tied at 5 until the fifth, when the Americans seemingly took control with a 4-run inning. But showing the fight that characterized their District run, which saw them win 5 of the 8 games that they played, the Nationals scored 3 in the sixth before finally being retired just one run short.

The two North Andover 10s teams reached the best-of-three final series by sweeping through pool play over teams from Andover and Tewksbury. 10 American was a perfect 5-0 in pool play, and 10 National finished 4-1. Congratulations to both teams for a great tournament. North Andover National moves on to the Bay State Baseball Tournament next week. North Andover American begins preparation for the Section 4 tournament in Woburn with games on 7/9, 7/10, and 7/11. Sectional games will be played at Keafer Park in Woburn. You can follow the Section 4 tournament at the Massachusetts Little League website.

North Andover 10 American - 2014 District 14 Champions!

 

North Andover 10 American and 10 National after Thursday night's game. Great job boys!

9th Annual Soucy Tournament
Visit our Soucy Tournament page for more information on this year's tournament. Check back in frequently to find committed teams, schedules, and results.
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