WHTL and NH Register teamup for       2nd Annual Fresh Air Fund Day

The West Haven Twilight League is joining forces with the New Haven Register for the 2nd Annual Fresh Air Fund Day at Quigley Stadium on Saturday June 18, 2015.


These organizations will join forces to raise money to support the children of Greater New Haven. 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 to attend summer camp. The West Haven Twilight League is heading into our 84th season and are honored to team up with the Register to create this special day.


This year the excitement is mounting as we will hold our very first West Haven Twilight League ALL STAR GAME! Featuring players from all 6 of our leagues teams! With players from over 36 Towns you are bound to see some of your local favorites! Immediately following the game, we will hold the 2nd  Annual Mark Consorte Homerun Derby. Mark has been a member of the WHTL for 28 years and we are honored to hold the Derby in his name! 


We are seeking sponsors and donations for this amazing day of fun, sun and baseball! Also seeking local youth baseball players to act as ball boys/girls, sing the national anthem, and help out around the stadium, so come and be a part of the action! 


If you would like to know more about this fantastic day of baseball or if you would like to find out more about sponsorship and partition opportunities please contact us at: whtlbaseball@gmail.com, stay tuned for more event updates!


For more information contact Marketing Director Lisa Antonecchia at whtlbaseball@gmail.com.  Don’t miss out, we will see you at Quigley Stadium! 

2015 Award Winners announced

Twilight League Managers and the Board of Directors voted on the league's 2015 award winners at the September 2 meeting. Recipients will be honored at the 51st annual Gold Bat Dinner on Wednesday, September 30.


MVP – Greg Pacelli (Thermaxx)
Pitcher of the Year – Brian Caselli (Thermaxx)
Rookie of the Year – Jose Negron (Columbus)
Manager of the Year – Ryan Geffert (Thermaxx)

Sportsmanship Award - Mark Boland (Arcade)


Batting Champion - Mike Tamsin (Flanagan)

Home Run Champion - Greg Pacelli (Thermaxx)


All-League Team
Pitchers – E.J. Ashworth (Columbus), Brian Casselli (Thermaxx), Harry Glynne (Flanagan)
Infielders – Christian Baglini (Thermaxx), Ryan Geffert (Thermaxx), Jose Negron (Columbus), Ricky Spencer (Baybrook)
Outfielders – Jake Saley (Thermaxx), Mike Tamsin (Flanagan), Ryan Verdi (Baybrook)
Catcher – Mike DeMartino (Flanagan)
Relief Pitcher – Matt Ferraiolo (Thermaxx)

Designated Hitter - Greg Pacelli (Thermaxx)

51st Gold Bat Dinner - Wed., September 30

The West Haven Twilight League will honor outstanding past and present players and league members at its 51st Annual Gold Bat Dinner, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7 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,” President Vin DiLauro said. “The amazing tradition of wood bat baseball is alive in Connecticut, right at Quigley Stadium in West Haven.  We celebrate every year past and present achievements with our annual Gold Bat Dinner.”


Gold Bat awards will be presented to Brad Chernovitz, Jim Davens, Matt Denorfia, Bill Martin, and Sal Scafariello. The WHTL Gold Bat Community Award recipient will be Judge Mark J. Degennaro and the Program Dedication will go to Don Cretella.


Other awards will be given at the dinner to league champions the Thermaxx Jackets, Bob Greenwood Tournament champions Columbus Auto Body, MVP, Best Pitcher, Batting Champion, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. In addition, the All-League team awards and sportsmanship award will be presented.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available by contacting Roland Depew 240-447-7503 for general information contact Vin DiLauro at 203-671-0325. 

Thermaxx Jackets are NABF Regional champs

Thermaxx Jackets defeated Columbus Auto Body 8-2 in the NABF Northeast Regional Tournament final on Sunday, August 2 at Quigley Stadium. Read all about the game in Henry Chisholm's article in the New Haven Register, and see complete results on our tournament page.


Thermaxx will travel to Battle Creek, Michigan for the NABF Major Division World Series. They will begin play on Thursday, August 6. Follow the action online on Facebook and at the World Series website.

Columbus wins Greenwood Playoffs

Columbus Auto Body defeated Flanagan Associates 12-2 in the Bob Greenwood Playoff final on Friday night at Quigley Stadium. As playoff winners, Columbus earned a berth in the NABF Northeast Regional Tournament. They join league champions, Thermaxx Jackets in the tournament which begins play on Thursday, July 30.

Thermaxx tops Columbus to win title

Thermaxx Jackets, who came into Tuesday's game one-half game behind Columbus Auto Body, defeated Columbus 3-1 in the final game of the season. With the win, Thermaxx clinched its first Twilight League Championship.
As champions, Thermaxx earns an automatic berth in next week's NABF Northeast Regional Tournament, hosted by the West Haven Twilight League, July 30-August 2. Columbus, second place, will play in Friday's Bob Greenwood playoff final.

Columbus' Shawn Blake wins Home Run Derby on Fresh Air Fund Day

The West Haven Twilight League and the New Haven Register teamed up for the 1st Annual Fresh Air Fund Day at Quigley Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015. The event raised money to support the Fresh Air Fund. 


Following Arcade Metal Stamping's 3-2 win over All-Brite Electric, the league held its first Home Run Derby, named in honor of long-time Twilight League slugger, Mark Consorte. 


Columbus Auto Body's Shawn Blake walked away the champion after a dramatic tie-breaker with Arcade's Mike Olszyk in the finals.


Complete Results:


First Round (HR): Shawn Blake (2), Jose Allegria (3) , Mike Torello, Ryan Geffert (1), Mike Lucas, Kyle Lockery, Nick DeLizio, Mike Olszyk (3), Greg Pacelli, Brian Bannon, Fran Belevich, Ed O'Neil, Dave Jermine, Tim Geer (1), Mark Consorte, Gus Constantino (2), Ryan Verdi (1), John Tenn


Second Round: Jose Allegria, Mike Olszyk (3), Shawn Blake (4), Gus Constantino (2)


Final Round: Mike Olszyk (2), Shawn Blake (2)


Mike Olszyk wins in fourth Tie-Breaker Round

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.

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