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Newt Summer Tournament

TIME SENSITIVE: See info below if you are interested in Summer Tournament

Newt Families of Players ages 8 and up:

We are trying to gauge if there's enough interest to put together a summer tournament team(s).

Who: Any Newt Guilbault player who is 12 or under who is interested in competitive summer baseball. The tournament options for Cal Ripken are 12U, 11U, 10U, 9U.

What: Competitive traveling tournament baseball team (emphasis on COMPETITIVE)

Where: Unknown at this point how far the tournaments would be but some could be a distance around New England which could include hotel stays.

When: Practices would start beg/mid June at the Newt fields with tournaments throughout the summer on the weekends. We cannot sign up for tournaments until we know if we have committed players therefore we don’t have specific dates.

Why: To give our players a competitive baseball experience and represent our league around New England

Fees: Tournament fees will be assessed once we know how many kids we will have and how many tournaments we will enter. Some tournament fees will be covered by Newt Guilbault (per our bylaws) and some will be paid with registration fees which players are required to pay. Additionally we will provide a uniform that will be included in this fee. We will most likely do some fundraising but a fee of at least $100 per player could be charged (might be more depending on our numbers and how many tournaments we play in).

Tryouts: Tryouts will be Saturday May 20 from 1:30-3.

This will be a skills evaluation/tryout and some players may be cut based on interest, skill and numbers for the tournament regulations. Please talk to your player ahead of time about this so they are not disappointed if they are cut. The tournament options for Cal Ripken are 12U, 11U, 10U, 9U. Once we know of the committed kids, we will assess which age group(s) we will have teams for.

If you cannot make this tryout but you are interested, please contact President, Kyle Cogswell by FRIDAY MAY 19. Call or text: 413.522.3150. We cannot accommodate any late additions to this team as everything is extremely time sensitive.

Shout Out

Shout out to our incredible board and our OAP.

Tonight the Newt board met for our 5th meeting of the 2023 season. I looked around at the dedicated group and couldn't help but feel gratitude for the team we have of our own. Everyone involved with organizing, planning, beyond the scenes work are the true MVP's of Newt Guilbault and the reason we have 98 players signed up this year. Huge shoutout to our Newt team.

Registration deadline

Just 5 days left to register

Time is ticking and we need your registration! Just 5 more days until our March 11 registration deadline.

Registration closes at noon on March 11.

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE LINK:

Spring Baseball Registration

Skills Assessment Day

To assess the skills of new players or those moving up to the Majors

NEW INFO: What to bring: a glove (we will bring a few extra), a water bottle, batting helmet if you have one, MUST: wear boots (or other shoes) and bring sneakers for the gym. You cannot wear the same shoes on the gym floor that you wore outside.

Hi Everyone! Baseball is just around the corner and we are gearing up for a fun season! We are excited to welcome new and returning players to Newt Guilbault. Here is information on Skills Assesssment day. Please read the criteria carefully on who should attend.

*Please note, I will continue to send this email to everyone that is registered so we make sure everyone knows about Assessment Day so they can put it on their calendar. Ignore if you've gotten it several times!

Newt Skills Assessment Day: March 18, 2023

Rookies: 10-11am

Majors: 11-12:30pm

Turners Falls High School GYM 222 Turnpike Rd, Montague, MA

What to bring: a glove (we will bring a few extra), a water bottle, batting helmet if you have one, MUST: wear boots (or other shoes) and bring sneakers for the gym. You cannot wear the same shoes on the gym floor that you wore outside.

Who should attend?

1. All NEW players to Newt regardless of Rookie or Major

AND

2. Rookies who played last year who will be moving to Majors. If you're unsure if your Rookie will be moving up, please attend if possible or contact us ASAP.

If you cannot attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible.

Used gray uniform pants needed

We are collecting used gray uniform pants for the upcoming season. Can you help?

Lottery Tree Raffle

Summer tournament baseball fundraiser

Two more days to buy a ticket for our summer tournament lottery tree raffle!

Fall Ball 2022 registration is open until Aug 17!

Go to FORMS and click 2022 Fall Ball registration to fill out the form to register

FALL BALL REGISTRATION: OPENS AUGUST 1 AND ENDS AUGUST 17. Shirts take 3 weeks to come in so this end date is very important.

Hello Newt families! We hope you've had a fun summer!

We are excited for the Fall Ball 2022 season. This year the season will run for 7 weeks. Fall ball is kid pitch baseball.

Games are played on weekends (Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 12pm) during fall ball. HOWEVER-- some teams will not play both days. Please be flexible with this as it will depend on our numbers for the exact schedule. Practices are at the discretion of the coach and could be once or twice during the week, or none at all depending on the coach's availability.

Age requirements: Fall ball is open to 8-12 year olds with the following rule:

****Players must be 8 on our before May 1, 2022, no exceptions

****Players cannot have reached their 13th birthday before May 1, 2023 (born after 5/1/10)

Games will be played on the following weekends:

9/10-11, 9/17-18, 9/24-25, 10/1-2, 10/8-9, 10/15-16, 10/22-23

Uniform shirts and hats will be provided. Players are expected to wear their own baseball pants.

Fall Ball is about meeting new players, exploring interest in the sport, trying out a variety of positions, and most of all, having fun! This is perfect for new players who are ready for kid-pitched baseball. We are excited to build up kids' confidence in the various areas of the game. Fall ball is not meant to be a competetive, championship oriented season. Games will conclude on 10/23/22 and there will not be a championship. Additionally, fall ball does not have the same rules as the spring season. Two things that are very different are: 12 year olds are not allowed to pitch and all kids names will be put into age categories and kids will be placed on teams so an equal amount of 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 year olds are on each team. They will not be on the same team as the spring season. Siblings will be placed on the same team.

COACHES! Coaches are needed to run the fall ball season. If you are interested in coaching please contact us ASAP.

Finally, our concession stand will be open during games this fall. We rely on the revenue from the stand to run our league. We require that all families volunteer their time in the concession stand to make this a reality. Your coaches will reach out when the time comes to schedule your time slot.

**IMPORTANT WHEN REGISTERING: On the registration form at the very end there is a question about opting out of emails for fall ball. Legally our webmaster has to ask you this, however, email is our main form of communication to families and so we kindly ask that you opt in to the emails. Thanks for your help with this.

We are looking forward to a fun fall ball season!

Please contact league President, Kyle Cogswell at 413.522.3150 or email newtguilbaultbaseball@gmail.com with any questions.

2022 Spring Season Banquet

Join us!

Hello Newt Families,

Happy Summer! Below you will find our end of season banquet flyer for our 2022 spring season players and families. We are excited to celebrate our kiddos and we hope you can make it. Please note, cash will be collected at the banquet for adults ($10) and siblings ($5). All players and coaches are free.

Please text or call me with your name and the number of people attending the banquet by Aug 14 so we can plan accordingly. 413.522.1508

Thank you-

Lesley Cogswell for Newt

2022 All Star game

Newt Guilbault All Star game

Our 2022 All Star game will be held on Tuesday 6/21/22 at 5:30pm on field 1 at the Newt fields. Come cheer on our own Newt Guilbault All Stars! We will have 2 teams of our own All Stars playing against each other. Concession stand will be open! On that note, if you are interested in helping out in the stand for this final game, please contact Lesley Cogswell at 413.522.1508. Thanks in advance.

2022 CHAMPS!

Big congrats to TFAC!

Congratulations TFAC- our 2022 Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League champs!

An undefeated season is quite the accomplishment and we are very proud of you! ??????????????????????????????

Booskas finished strong as well! A very close game!

Thanks to all the family and friends who supported the league this spring. We are very grateful to you!

2022 Championship Series

See info below about the upcoming championship series

What a perfect couple of days for baseball!

Congratulations to Booskas for defeating GSB and TFAC for defeating Pips. All players were there to win the semi's and they played their hearts out! We are very proud of each and every player for their hard work. We are also grateful to the families in our league for the sacrifices you make between work, other kids' activities, running your household and everything in between. We thank our umps who also put Newt first and enjoy our league. Finally, to the fans who cheer on the hit on the opposing team, the walk off run, the out of the park homerun that hits the scoreboard (!!!) and the concession stand support. We love Newt Guilbault and we thank you!

On to the Championship series! This is a best 2 out of 3 series as well.

GAME 1: TFAC (#1 seed: undefeated 18-0) will host Booskas (#2 seed: 12-6) on field 1 on Monday 6/13/22 at 5:30pm.

GAME 2: same as above on Tuesday 6/14/22 at 5:30pm

GAME 3: same as above (if needed) on Wednesday 6/15/22 at 5:30pm

raindates are Thursday 6/16 and Friday 6/17

In the Rookies division we congratulate Travel Kuz for completing an undefeated season and to the Elks for finishing strong as well. The future of Newt Guilbault is looking great!

See you at the ballfields on Monday!

Semi-final and championship final games

See schedule below

Hello Newt families and fans:

MAJORS: Congratulations to Pipiones for taking the Wild Card last night! Great effort by St. Stan's! You had a wonderful season!!

Join us tonight 6/10/22 at 5:30pm for Game 1 of the best 2 out of 3 semi-final series between:

TFAC and Pipiones at field 1

and

Booskas and GSB at field 2

And join us tomorrow 6/11/22 at noon for Game 2 of this semi-final series. Game 3 will be played if needed on Sunday 6/12/22 at noon.

Semi-final winners will go to the final championship series which is also a best 2 out of 3 series and these games will be played at 5:30pm on Monday 6/13/22, Tuesday 6/14/22 and if needed, 6/15/22. The winner of these games will be crowned the Newt Guilbault 2022 Champions!

ROOKIES: Congratulations to Travel Kuz and Elks for a wonderful season of fun and learning the game of baseball. We are very proud of you! You are the future of Newt Guilbault!

Join Travel Kuz on Saturday at home for their final game at 9am. The Elks have a bye this week and have finished their season.

WOO SOX RAFFLE LAST CALL

Thanks to McGovern Chevrolet we are able to hold a Woo Sox raffle!

THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BUY RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE WOO SOX GAME!

Venmo (@Lesley-Cogswell) sales close at 5pm today, 6/14/22 or raffle tickets can be sold until 6pm tonight at the concession stand.

RAFFLE TIME!

McGovern Chevrolet in Greenfield, MA has donated 4 tickets to the Woo Sox for a game on July 23. We will hold the raffle until next week and we will draw the lucky winner during the final Championship game of the series.

Tickets are available at the concession during games or you can VENMO @Lesley-Cogswell if you'd like to buy a ticket(s). 413.522.1508

Prices for tickets are:

$2 for one or $5 for three.

The raffle will directly benefit our 11U summer tournament team. Go Montague Monsters!

CONCESSION STAND SURVEY

Feedback welcome

We are looking for any feedback you can provide to help us craft our future plans for the concession stand. Please follow the link below to take the quick survey. Your help is greatly appreciated.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB-2fq2Ch2kjRi-M4KcKMkLTpOVy3OGX9_41lGIqqtjXncUA/viewform

Thank you!

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS

Looking for 2022 graduating seniors who played at least 4 years of Newt Guilbault

Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League is proud to offer the Frederick S. Lego Scholarship in the amount of $500 to a graduating senior from Turners Falls High School or Franklin County Technical School who played at least 4 years of baseball with our league.

The $500 scholarship that is awarded by Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League has been handed out for more than 20 years. The scholarship is awarded to one senior every year that has played at least 4 years in the league and who has shown excellence in academics and citizenship. Almost 10 years ago an amazing volunteer of our league by the name of Frederick S. Lego passed away and the executive board voted to have the league scholarship renamed after him. Mr. Lego selflessly volunteered as a coach, groundskeeper, and board member until he was no longer able. He was a fan of youth baseball and a pillar in the community for many years.

If you believe you qualify for this scholarship please contact league secretary, Lesley Cogswell for an application at newtguilbaultbaseball@gmail.com by Monday, June 13, 2022.

Last call for 11U tournament team

See info below for summer tournament team

LAST CALL FOR NEWT GUILBAULT 11U TOURNAMENT TEAM

Last call for interest in our Newt Guilbault 11U summer tournament team (generally this is for 10 and 11 year olds) who are currently in a Cal Ripken league.

Coach Newton will meet with all interested players/parents on Sunday 6/5/22 at 11am at the Newt fields. This will be a skills evaluation/tryout and some players may be cut, based on interest and numbers for the tournament regulations. Please talk to your players ahead of time about this so they are not disappointed if they are cut.

Please contact Josh Newton with questions-

jnewton41301@gmail.com

413.834.1977

Here is the email that was sent out last week about tournament team to help clarify what tournament team is all about:

Who: Any Newt Guilbault player who is 11 or under who is interested in competitive summer baseball

What: Traveling tournament baseball team

Where: Unknown at this point how far the tournaments would be but some could be a distance around New England

When: Practices would start beg/mid June at the Newt fields with tournaments throughout the summer on the weekends

Why: To give our players a competitive baseball experience and represent our league around New England

June calendar

Below you’ll find the calendar for June 2022.

Newt families-

We hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend and you are recharged for the last few weeks of our baseball season.

Below you'll find the calendar for June 2022.

Tonight I will hand out copies of this to the coaches for each player. For Majors, this schedule differs slightly from the original schedule regarding playoffs and championship week. However, we are sticking to our goal of completing the season by Friday, June 17th for folks who have vacations already scheduled. We understand that the original schedule notes "All Star Weekend" on 6/10-6/12. With 5 Majors teams this year and trying to complete the season by 6/17, we have had to postpone All Star Weekend. We will try to schedule this for sometime in the summer. For new families who may be unfamiliar with All Star Weekend, it is a time when coaches choose all stars from each team and they play a game against other all stars from another league (most likely it'll be Hinsdale since we've been playing against them). There are also field events incorporated into the day (the golden arm, home run derby, etc).

We hope this calendar helps and we look forward to the last leg of the Newt Guilbault Community Baseball season!

Newt tournament team?

Do we have enough interest to run a summer 2022 tournament team?

Newt Families:

Our own Booskas Coach, Josh Newton is trying to gage if there's enough interest to put together a summer tournament team.

Who: Any Newt Guilbault player who is 11 or under who is interested in competitive summer baseball

What: Traveling tournament baseball team

Where: Unknown at this point how far the tournaments would be but some could be a distance around New England

When: Practices would start beg/mid June at the Newt fields with tournaments throughout the summer on the weekends

Why: To give our players a competitive baseball experience and represent our league around New England

Please contact Josh Newton by 5/27/22 at jnewton41301@gmail.com if your child might have an interest. We are not 100 percent sure if we will have enough kids interested but this will give us an idea. Josh will contact you if you've shown interest and this is a go. Try outs might occur if there is an abundance of interest.

This week in baseball 5/23-5/26

Check out this week’s schedule for Newt Guilbault

CALENDAR RAFFLE WINNERS

Winning list is complete!

2022 Newt Guilbault Calendar Raffle Winners!

Raffle prizes can be picked up in the concession stand on M-W-F from 5pm-8pm (except for Memorial Day Monday).

Our raffle winners are:

May 1 $25 cash prize: Chanda Waryas Welles

May 2 Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Nancy Barry

May 3 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Barbara Rowe

May 4 $10 cash prize: Devan Gaudet

May 5 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Eileen Bedaw

May 6 Gift certificate to Gill Tavern: Chris Shea

May 7 Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Meghan Tierney

May 8 Free oil change at Rubin’s Garage: Jamie Yankowski

May 9 Gift certificate to Food City: Pinnie Sears

May 10 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Avery Tela

May 11 $10 cash prize: Jacobo Bartolon

May 12 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Liam Black

May 13 Gift certificate to Gill Tavern: Carly Skorupa

May 14 Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Jason Markwell

May 15 $10 cash prize: Chassidy Kersavage

May 16: Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Gabe Barber

May 17: Gift certificate to Food City: Michelle Conant

May 18: $10 cash prize: Betsy Sullivan

May 19: 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Jesse Berry

May 20: Gift certificate to Gill Tavern: Mary Greene

May 21: Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Jen Adam

May 22: Free oil change at Rubin’s Garage: Kathe rine Gaudette

May 23: Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Brynn Tela

May 24: 2 Free games of bowling at French King Entertainment: Cindy Pease

May 25: $10 cash prize: Beth Lawrence

May 26: Gift certificate to Food City: Mary Burke

May 27: Gift certificate to Gill Tavern: Seay Minor

May 28: Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Colleen Dlugosz

May 29: $10 cash prize: Shannon Bassett

May 30: Voucher for Meal Deal at Concessions: Pamela Tierney

May 31: $25 cash prize: Tim Dowd