Friday, July 23, 2010

Hampden Little League hosts State Tournament for 11-12 All-Stars baseball

With the mandate by the Little League East Region to start the 11-12 baseball State Tournament on Saturday, July 24 instead of the planned Friday start time, a new scheduled has been set changing the number of games being played on Sunday, Monday,and Tuesday.

The new schedule now has South Berwick (District 4) and Dirigo (District 5) opening the tournament (Game 1) on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Game two will be at 4:30 on Saturday between Ellsworth (District 1) and Cumberland-North Yarmouth (District 6).

On Sunday, July 25, Bangor East (District 3) will face the winner of Saturday’s game 1 winner at 12:30 p.m. Camden-Rockport (District 2) will play the winner of Saturday’s game 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Monday is an elimination day with game five at 3:00 and game six at 5:30. On Tuesday, July 27 the winners from games three and four will play at 3:00 in game seven with the winner advancing to the championship round. Game eight will be an elimination game scheduled for 5:30.

Game nine is an elimination game scheduled for 5:30 on Wednesday, July 28. The winner of this game will advance to the championship round.

Thursday, July 29 will be the scheduled championship game at 5:30, and if needed the final championship game will be at 5:30 on Friday, July 30.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anglers cruise to HNLL championship win over FA Peabody

Kohl Ross and Billy Campbell sparked Anglers at the plate, and Ben Huston got the job done on the mound as Anglers came back from a four run first inning deficit to cruise past FA Peabody for a 19-9 victory to claim the 2010 Hampden-Newburgh Little League championship Monday night in Hampden in front of a huge crowd of parents, family, friends, and fans.

Kohl Ross got the bat on the ball several times Monday night picking up four hits and five RBIs to lead Anglers past FA Peabody in the Hampden-Newburgh Little League championship game. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Ross had two doubles, a triple, a single, and five RBIs at the plate, and Campbell added a Home Run, double, and four RBIs to spark Anglers offensively. Huston, after struggling in the first inning, picked up the win holding Peabody scoreless over the second, third, and fourth innings while his team piled on the runs.

Photo by Skip Hawkes

Peabody opened the game with a four run first inning highlighted by a Dylan Cray 2-run single and RBI singles by Zach Boss and Connor Roy. Anglers got right back into the game in the bottom half of the first when Ben Huston walked and came all the way around to score on Peabody throwing errors, an Eric Armstrong single, and a two run home run by Campbell.

The ball sails off the bat of Anglers Billy Campbell for a 2-run home run in the first inning. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Anglers added four runs in the second on two run singles by Ross and Mike Labun to take a 7-4 lead. They added five runs in the fourth highlighted by a 2-run triple from Ross and an RBI triple by Cam Scott for a 12-4 lead.

Peabody closed the gap with a four run fifth inning on four singles and a walk to close the score to 12-8, but Anglers answered back with seven runs in the bottom of the inning to put the game away. Campbell had a 2-run double in the inning, while Ross and Scott added RBI doubles and Huston had an RBI single.

Photo by Skip Hawkes

FA Peabody scored four in the first, four in the fifth, and one in the sixth. Anglers scored three in the first, four in the second, five in the fourth, and seven in the fifth inning.

Joining Ross and Campbell at the plate for the Anglers was Scott and Michael Veneziano each with a single, double, triple, and two RBIs. Huston had two singles, a double, and an RBI, and Labun added a single and two RBIs.

Cray had a double, single, and two RBIs to lead Peabody at the plate. Andrew Gendreau added two singles, while Roy and Boss each had an RBI single.

Click here for additional photos from the Anglers and FA Peabody Championship game

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day week-end action

The start of Memorial Day week-end did not stop Little League action in Hampden, although it did shorten the rosters of some teams and forced one to have to forfeit a game.

The hot bat of the day on Saturday belonged to Dylan Frost from the Phantom Calls team. Frost had a triple in all three games he played (two scheduled games plus a fill in for a scrimmage game), and drove in at least seven runs on the day helping Phantom Calls win two games.

Photo by Skip Hawkes

In the first game, Phantom Calls defeated Kiwanis 7-2. Frost was the winning pitcher and had a 3-run triple.

In the second game, David Manzo homered and Frost had an RBI triple as Phantom Calls knocked off Sargent Corporation 23-5.

In the third game, FA Peabody was forced to forfeit to Anglers due to lack of players. The two teams did scrimmage each other, and Frost, filling in for the Anglers, added a 2-run triple.

Here are some photos from the day:

Photo by Skip Hawkes

Photo by Skip Hawkes

Photo by Skip Hawkes

Click to view additional photos from the Kiwanis vs Phantom Calls game

Click to view additional photos from the Phantom Calls vs Sargent game

Click to view additional photos from the FA Peabody-Anglers scrimmage game

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dysart and Manzo lead Phantom Calls to win over Kiwanis

Jordan Dysart and David Manzo combined to drive in four runs in the first inning as the Phantom Calls scored five runs on their way to an 11-5 win over Kiwanis in a Hampden-Newburgh little league major league baseball game.

The ball sails off the bat of PHA's David Manzo for a two run home run in the first inning of Monday's little league game in Hampden. PHA defeated Kiwanis 11-5. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Dysart belted a two run triple in the first, and Manzo drilled a two run home run over the right field fence in the first inning. Dysart had a triple, double, and single in the game, and Manzo had a home run and double with three RBIs.

PHA's Jordan Dysart sits at third base after sliding in safely with a two run triple in the first inning. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Dylan Frost added two singles for PHA, and Dakota Clement singled for his first major league base hit. Frost picked up the win from the hill, and Bradley Guerrette closed out the game in relief for Frost.

Brendan McIntyre had a triple and an RBI and Vince Gilmore added a double with two RBIs to lead Kiwanis at the plate.

Kiwanis' Kyle Townsend takes a lead off first base. Photo by Skip Hawkes

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Campbell wreaks havoc on Dysarts in Anglers victory

Saturday afternoon in Hampden, Billy Campbell single handedly accounted for nearly one third of the total runs scored as the Anglers remained undefeated with a 21-8 victory over Dysarts. Evan Clark picked up the win for Anglers from the mound. The Anglers scored 20 plus runs in two games on Saturday, and improved to 6-0 on the season.

Campbell tripled to deep right field in the second inning, as the ball clanked off the bottom of the fence on the fly, and he then scored on a throwing error.

The Anglers broke open a 1-1 tie in the third inning scoring 11 runs to take a 12-1 lead. Campbell provided the highlights when Ben Huston, Eric Armstrong, and Cam Scott all reached base to load the bases. Campbell then went opposite field again sending the ball over the right field fence for a grand slam home run putting the Anglers on top 5-1. Campbell came up again in the inning and drove in his fifth run of the inning to help the Anglers take an 11 run lead.

Anglers' Billy Campbell (right) is greeted by team mates Ben Huston, Cam Scott, and Eric Armstrong at home plate after hitting a grand slam home run in the third inning of Saturday's little league game in Hampden. The Anglers won the game over Dysarts 21-8. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Campbell doubled for the second time in the game in the fifth inning to help the Anglers increase their lead to 21-5 before Dysarts added three runs in the top of the sixth highlighted by a two run double from Jared Grodewald to cut the Anglers lead to 21-8 before time ran out on Dysarts in the inning.

Campbell finished with 11 total bases on two doubles, a triple, and a home run while driving in six runs and scoring three.

Anglers' pitcher Evan Clark delivers a warm up pitch prior to the start of the second inning. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Click to view additional photos from the Anglers-Dysarts game

In an earlier game, FA Peabody came from behind to record a 13-7 victory over Sargent&Sargent in majors action.

F A Peabody's Will Barteaux gets the bat on the ball for a base hit. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Top hitters from this game will be added when and if they are received.

Click to view additional photos from the FA Peabody-Sargents game

Friday, May 14, 2010

Majors-Minors Thursday night action

Little League season is upon us, and any night Monday through Friday along with Saturday morning and afternoon, you can find lots of little league baseball action in Hampden. The Canoe Club Road minors field and VFW road majors field heats up near May 1 and continues through the third week of June.

Rotary's Alex Mahoney keeps his eyes on the ball while swinging through for a base hit during the minors game against VFW Thursday night. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Thursday night on the Minors field, Rotary and VFW squared off and excited the many parents and family members with lots of hitting and exciting defensive plays.

VFW's C. J. Upham rounds first base after hitting a double in the first inning. Photo by Skip Hawkes

On the Majors field Thursday night, F.A. Peabody took a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning before exploding for seven runs to take a 10-1 lead to pick up a win over Dysarts.

F.A. Peabody manager Dan Barteaux (center) talks to his players before they take the field in the fifth inning. Photo by Skip Hawkes

Click to view additional photos from the Rotary-VFW Minors game

Click to view additional photos from the FA Peabody-Dysarts Majors game

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We need your help!!!

This web site was constructed in 2008 for the players, parents, and family members of Hampden-Newburgh Little League to help promote the children involved in the organization. Over the past two years there has been limited support received from all involved in HNLL, therefore limiting the promotion of your kids for all their efforts. We need your help!

If you are a parent or family member of a player involved in HNLL you can help. Urge your team coaches to give you the information we need so you can email us, or ask that they email us at with the information.

We are looking for a game score, BOTH team's top hitters, and the winning pitcher. The more information received, the more kids get to see their name in print on the web site. I constantly hear all the time how the kids get excited about seeing their name, as well as photos, on the web site.

So please, help promote the young athletes of HNLL by sending along game information. We can not report what we don't know, so we need your help.

Help keep this web site alive by getting game results to us. No one more than the kids playing the games will appreciate your efforts.