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Friday's game rescheduled

The Friday, July 3 game between Columbus Auto Body and Thermaxx Jackets has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 PM

Fresh Air Fund Day features Home Run Derby

The West Haven Twilight League is joining forces with the New Haven Register for the 1st Annual Fresh Air Fund Day at Quigley Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015.

 

Fans attending the 10:30 AM game between All-Brite Electric and Arcade Metal Stamping are asked to make a $5 donation with the proceeds benefitting the Fresh Air Fund.

 

Following the game, we will hold the first ever Mark Consorte Homerun Derby. Each participant's $25 entry fee will also support the Fresh Air Fund. To participate, email us at whtlbaseball@gmail.com.

 

The New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund was established in 1905 by the Jackson family, then-owners of the New Haven Register to provide outdoor camping experiences for children in the Greater New Haven area.

Special Olympics Day honors Mario Peruzzi

Special Olympians lined up with Thermaxx and Flanagan players for the National Anthem.

The West Haven Twilight League held its 2nd annual Mario Peruzzi Special Olympics Day on Saturday, June 13th at Quigley Stadium in West Haven, CT.

The event will began with an opening ceremony that included members of the Special Olympics Team WestHaven joining Twilight League players on the field for a warm-up and a special tribute to Mario and the Olympians. 

Mario John Peruzzi, a longtime friend of the West Haven Twilight League and the Special Olympics passed away unexpectedly May 6, 2014.  Mario was a coach for the Special Olympics for many years and was active with the  West Haven Twilight League at all of the regular season games and special events, his outstanding support of two amazing CT sports institutions is the catalyst for this event. 

At the gate, fans made donations in Mario’s name to support Team West Haven and the Peruzzi family.

Hot Stove Luncheon with Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine, Coach V, Vin DiLauro, and George Grande

The West Haven Twilight League welcomed baseball legend, Bobby Valentine, for its sixth annual Hot Stove Luncheon on Saturday, January 24th at West River Hall in West Haven.  

 

The event's Q and A session, in which Valentine described the arc of his baseball life, beginnig as a Yankees fan and ending as Red Sox manager, as evidence that, "God has a sense of humor " kept those in attendance laughing.

 

Other notable guests include Master of Ceremonies and former Major League broadcaster, George Grande and legendary University of New Haven coach, Frank "Porky" Vieira. 

 

The Hot Stove Luncheon is just one of the Twilight League's successful fundraisders. Others include the Program Book, Golf Tournament (July 27, 20015), and Gold Bat Dinner.

 

The league opens its 83rd season on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

50th Gold Bat Awards Dinner

Pictured from left: Gold Bat Recipients Marc Potocsky and Alec Zarnowski, WHTL Director Bob Moran, Master of Ceremonies Jon Capone, WHTL President Vin DiLauro,Gold Bat Recipients Steve Colantonio, Joe Lucibello, and Jim Tziokis

The West Haven Twilight League honored outstanding past and present players and league members at its 50th annual Gold Bat Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Westwoods, Italian American Civic Association, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven.
“The Gold Bat recipients are honored for their contributions to the league, which is one of the country’s oldest amateur baseball leagues,” WHTL President Vin DiLauro said.
“This event is our way of saying thank you to the players, area fans and the City of West Haven for helping to keep amateur baseball alive. It is also a yearly celebration of our current players and coaches and their achievements during our 2014 season”
Gold Bat awards were presented to Steven Colantonio of Cheshire; Joe Lucibello of Orange; Mark Potocsky of Branford; Jim Tziokis of Waterbury; and Alec Zarnowski of West Haven.
The WHTL Gold Bat Community Award was given to Todd Tompkins of West Haven and the Program Dedication went to Tom “Tinker” Blake of West Haven.
Other awards were given to league champions Baybrook Remodelers, Bob Greenwood Tournament champions Columbus Auto Body, MVP, Best Pitcher, Batting Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year.
 

2014 Season Awards

MVP: Kevin Bowerman
Pitcher of the Year: Joe Smeraglino (Columbus)
Rookie of the Year: Joe Zanghi (Columbus)
Managers of the Year: Tom Carroll /Lou Parise (Columbus) and Al Criscio (Baybrook Remodelers)
Batting Champion: Tim Geer (All-Brite Electric)
Homerun Champion: Joe Zanghi (Columbus)
Sportsmanship Award: Andrew Scully (Columbus)
 
All-League Team
Infielders: Ryan Geffert, Casey McCone, Orlando Morales, Ryan Zahornasky
Catcher: Joe Zanghi
Outfielders: Karl Derbacher, Tim Geer, Mike Tamsin
Starting Pitchers: Donnie Crooke, Ryan Daiss, Joe Smeraglino
Relief Pitcher: Peter Jay
 
All awards winners will be reognized at the 50th Gold Bat Dinner, Wednesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by contacting Len Maselli at 203-887-5470 Via Email at whtlbaseball@gmail.com.
For information contact Marketing Director Lisa Antonecchia at whtlbaseball@gmail.com. 

The West Haven Twilight League congratulates the Stratford Storm on their 2014 NABF Major Division World Series Championship! We are proud to have the national champion come out of our own Northeast Regional Tournament.

Columbus  wins Bob Greenwood Playoffs

Columbus Auto Body defeated Thermaxx Jackets 2-1 in the Bob Greenwood Playoff Final Friday night at Quigley Stadium. With the win, Columbus earned a berth in next week's National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Northeast Regional Tournament, hosted by the West Haven Twilight League.

 

Read Dan Nowak's story from the New Haven Register.

 

Columbus, and WHTL champions, Bayrook Remodelers, begin tournament play Thursday, August 7.

Thermaxx Jackets headed to Greenwood Final

Thermaxx Jackets defeated Flanagan Associates 5-1 on Thursday night at Quigley Stadium to advance to the Bob Greenwood Playoff Final.

 

Flanagan got out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Henry Lee drove in Dave Jermine with a sacrifice fly to center. Thermaxx leveled the score in the fourth with a sac fly from Ryan Geffert that scored Will Ramos. 

 

Thermaxx broke the game open with a three-run sixth. Geffert drove in Josh Roush for the go-ahead run with his second sacrifice fly of the game. Sean Cameron scored on Jake Rouse's sacrifice to right, and Gus Constantino doubled to center, scoring Ramos.

 

Meanwhile, Chris Ramos kept the Flanagan bats at bay, allowing just three hits on the night. 

 

Flanagan made it interesting in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases before Ramos got a strikeout and a double play to quell the rally and send his team to the finals.

 

Thermaxx will take on Columbus Auto Body Friday night at 6:00 at Quigley Stadium. The winner will join Baybrook Remodelers in next week's NABF Northeast Regional Tournament, hosted by the West Haven Twilight League.

Baybrook Remodelers repeat as champions

Baybrook Remodelers clinched their second consecutive WHTL championship on Monday night at Quigley Stadium, defeating Thermaxx Jackets 10-4.

 

With the win, Baybrook earned an automatic berth into the NABF Northeast Regional Tournament, hosted by the West Haven Twilight League, August 7-9.

 

Baybrook will be joined in the NABF tournament by the winner of the WHTL's Bob Greenwood Playoff. The first game of the playoff pits fourth place Thermaxx against third place Flanagan Associates on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 PM at Quigley Stadium. The winner will face Columbus Auto Body, second place, in the playoff final on Friday, August 1 at 6:00. 

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