The 2013 WBA Champion Mill Basin Mariners will open their title defense with a five game weekend beginning on Saturday, May 17 The schedule is available on the website.
The 2013 WBA champion Mill Basin Mariners held their seventh annual awards dinner at Buckley;s Restaurant on December 30th.
MIKE SHADA of Post University was honored as WBA Player of the Year and ACE ANDERSON received the WBA 2013 MVP Award. RHP CHRIS CAPELLAN was selected as the recipient of the WBA Rising Star award for best 18u player (Chris is just 17). JOE VICTOR was chosen as WBA Manager of the Year
CHRIS GONZALEZ received the coach;s award and STEVE BOVE, an NABF National Scholarship winner, received the Manager's award. Other winners included FRANK SCONZO, JOE PALMERI, PETER MARTINEZ and MIKE FITZPATRICK.
Comic MARK DE MAYO provided hilarious live entertainment.
There were eight scouts in attendance. LARRY IZZO of the NY Mets received the Mariners Scout of the Year award. It was presented by BILLY BLITZER of the Chicago Cubs. Several spoke and some individuals got invites to closed tryouts.
MARINERS TO CELEBRATE 2013 AWARDS DINNER ON DECEMBER 30TH
December 9, 2013
This dinner is free to all rosters players. Additional tickets are $35. All tickets are prepaid. There is no gate sale. All the awards, both athletic and academic, won by the Mariners in 2013, will be distributed.
The event is a full course dress up sit down dinner. There will be a Ring Ceremony during which the championship WBA rings won by the Mariners will be distributed.
There will also be live entertainment by MARK DE MAYO who will entertain us with his hilarious comic baseball routines. This is very adult material.
JAMES WONG INDUCTED INTO PGL HALL OF FAME
December 9, 2013
JAMES WONG, MAriners team captain in 2009 and currently playing for the Taos, NM Blizzard of the Pecos Independent League was inducted into the Parade Ground League Hall of Fame in October. He is the first Mariner so honored and joins such luminaries as Joe Torre, Sandy Koufax, Willie Randolph, John Candellaria, Manny Ramirez, and current Major Leaguers Pedro Beato, Dellin Betances, Anthony Vivaro and James Jones.
ANDERSON, WONG, CASTELLANO SIGN PRO CONTRACTS. LUCRE SIGNS SCOUTING CONTRACT
December 9, 2013
THe Mariners continue to be the team to play for if you are looking to play or scout professional baseball.
RICHIE ANDERSON, JAMES WONG and ANTHONY CASTELLANO all signed pro contracts this fall and MIKE LUCRE signed a contract to scout for the Rockland Boulders of the Can Am League.
MARINERS COLLECT MULTIPLE WBA HONORS: SHADA IS PLAYER OF THE YEAR, ANDERSON IS LEAGUE MVP AND CAPELL
December 9, 2013
WBA champion Mariners dominated WBA honors, sweeping the top aqards"
MIKE SHADA (All Conference CACC) won the Player of the Year Award
RICHIE ANDERSON (CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year) was WBA MVP
CHRIS CAPELLAN (Madison HS), won the prestigious Rising Star Award as best 18u player.
Additional First team All Star honors went to
PETER MARTINEZ (All Conference CACC) at Dominican
JOE PALMERI (All Conference CUNYAC) at CSI
MIKE FITZGERALD (All conference CUNYAC) at CSI
FRANK SCONZO (CSI)
MARINERS OUSTED IN NABF REGIONAL IN WEST HAVEN, CT.
December 9, 2013
Despite superior performances from several players, the Mariners season ended on a down note. Our final season record was 44-13
MARINERS DEFEAT PELHAM METS IN COME FROM BEHILD CHAMPIONSHIP THRILLER 7=6 TO WIN WBA CHAMPIONSHI -
December 9, 2013
The Mariners rallied from a 5 run deficit to beat the Mets for the WBA title at Pelham, 7-6 The Mariners got eight innings of scoreless relief from MIKE FITZPATRICK, CHRIS CAPELLAN and STEVE BOVE. It was the Mariners 43rd win of the season. The team has lost 11 times
MARINERS DEFEAT NEW ROCHELLE ROBINS, 5-2 TO ADVANCE TO WBA CHAMPIONSHIP
December 9, 2013
Richie Anderson threw a 115 pitch 9 inning complete game as the Mariners advanced to the WBA Championship game against the Pelham Mets
WEEKEND OF MAY 11-12: SCHEDULE CHANGES
May 11, 2013
MARINERS SCHEDULE CHANGES:
Saturday, May 11: PRACTICE CANCELED
Sunday, May 12: Exhibition game vs. Bonnies at PG3 (stadium field) Be there at 11am
:BATTLE OF STATEN ISLAND LOOMS BETWEEN MARINERS AND SI TIDE
March 6, 2013
The WBA Mariners will take on the ACBL SI Tide in a series of night tilts at the newly astroturfed complex ay Wagner High School this summer Dates to be announced. Thanks, Tom Weber!
MARINERS RECRUIT YOUTH, POWER, DEFENSE, SPEED
March 6, 2013
The Mill Basin Mariners have added the following players for 2013:
CHRIS RAMANAUKOS, Jr. CSI INF
JOE PALMERI, Fr. CSI INF
Will DI FEDE So CSI OF
MIKE FITZPATRICK, Fr. CSI, RHP
FRANK SCONZO, Fr. College of St. Mary C
MICHAEL LEONE, Fr. College of St. Mary, OF
SEAN FERGUSON, Sr. Manhattanville Sr OF/IB,
MARINERS HOLD SIXTH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
February 2, 2013 – 09:28 AM
The Mariners closed out the 2012 baseball season by holding its sixth annual Award Dinner on January 3, 2013 at Buckley's Restaurant in Brooklyn. Guest speakers included BILL BLITZER, head Pro Scout of the Chicago Cubs and TOM WEBER, manager of the SI Tide of the ACBL. Award recipients were:
Manager's Award: MIKE SHADA (Post University)
MVP: WALKER HARRISON (Columbia University)
Fielding Awards: MIKE SHADA'
BRIAN MC KENNA (Post University)
Pitching Award: PHIL SEAY (Denison University)
Team Player: ERIC BUENO (Washington College)
NABF Pitcher of the Year Award: RICHIE ANDERSON (CSI)
Batting Awards: ROB BERNARDO (CSI)
VIC PANTOPOULOS (Queens College)
JUSTIN COULTER (Haverford College)
Aldo Columbano Memorial Coaching Award: RON FULCO (Cardinal Hayes HS)
Ralph DeLullo Memorial Scouting Award" CESAR PRESSPOTT (NY Yankees)
MIKE TRIOLO WAS NAMED PLAYER/COACH for 2013
BRIAN MC KENNA was named CAPTAIN for 2013 [
MARINERS AWARDS DINNER SET FOR JANUARY 3, 2013
December 10, 2012 – 11:57 AM
The Mariners will hold their sixth Annual Awards Dinner at Buckley's Restaurant on Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 at 7pm.
The dinner is a full course, sit down dress up dinner at which all the awards won by the 2012 team will be distributed.
The Dinner is FREE to every player. Guests must pay $35 apiece.
Please let me know whether you plan to attend and whether you are bringing anyone else (parents, girlfriend) with you.
MARINERS LOSE PGL TITLE GAME TO SPORTS FEVER, 6-4
December 10, 2012 – 11:50 AM
The Mariners defeated the Bonnies, 13-3 behind the slants of RICHIE ANDERSON to advance to the PGL title game against Sports Fever.
Despite a heroic effort playing with ten players the Mariners were defeated 6-4, not so much by SF, but by the miserable field condition of PG#3.
MARINERS OUSTED IN NABF REGIONALS
The Mariners represented the Parade Ground League in the 2012 NABF Eastern Regionals held in Salisbury, Md. Despite a solid showing, the Mariners failed to advance to the NABF WS in Buffalo. Righthander RICHIE ANDERSON was chosen First team All Star as was third sacker, VIC PANTOPOULOS.
UPDATE: MARINERS MEET STAMFORD IN WBA SEMI FINALS
July 26, 2012
The Mariners will meet the Stamford White Sox in a best of three semi final WBA series beginning on SUNDAY, JULY 29th at MT.ST.MICHAELS HS AT 2PM. This will be a doubleheader.
The championship series will also be a best of three beginning on Saturday, August 3rd.
MARINERS PITCHING STEPS UP BIG TIME IN WBA
July 22, 2012
The 2012 Mariners pitching staff distinguished itself with a slew of gritty performances in the WBA, allowing only 85 runs for the season, an average of 3.68 runs per game, the third lowest in the WBA.
This exceptional performance was achieved despite injuries, defections and broken committments to the team. We had only three complete games this season, two by DAN MUNDAY and one by NICK PISANI. But we had other guys who really stepped up and carried the load. LOU WELSH, VIC COSME, PHIL SEAY, ROB GAERTNER all deserve lots of credit for pitching in a rotation I designed week by week. Congrats to them all. Winners always find a way to win.
MARINERS LEAD 2012 WBA IN RUNS SCORED, DIFFERENTIAL AND RUNS PER GAME
July 21, 2012
The slugging young Mariners led the 2012 WBA in the three key offensive categories: runs scored, run differential and runs per game. Here are the figs:
MARINERS 165 runs scored
MARINERS 165/85 +80
METS 132/60 +72
SOX 125/70 +55
RUNS PER GAME
RED HOT MARINERS DISEMBOWEL COLLEGIANS TWICE TO COMPLETE 37-14 REGULAR SEASON
July 21, 2012
The red hot Mariners completed an excellent 2012 regular season by disemboweling the Collegians twice at Fordham, 7-0 and 8-1. The Collegians made their first mistake by showing up, then compounded it by falling twice to the Mariners. In the opener, Lou (Bloody LOU) Welsh yielded only a single hit and NICK PISANI yielded nothing. Only two Collegians reached base and neither advanced to second. In the cap, VIC (Gabby) COSME ,DAN (RamMan MUNDAY) and smoking ROB GAERTNER slammed the Collegians door shut. NICK KNULL wore out the Collegians outfielders and GONZO GONZALEZ, JUSTIN COULTER and JOEY FALCONE all contributed to making the day miserable for the Collegians. Solid performances behind the dish by WALKER HARRISON and DUNCAN TAYLOR were augmented by BRIAN MC KENNA's cinematic adventures and several key hits. The current Mariners win streak stand at 7.
MARINERS LIQUIFY TITANS TWICE AT RAINY MOUNT ST. MIVHAELS
Coming off a sparking win against an over confident Sports Fever team, the Mariners continued preparations for the NABF Regionals by raining base hits on the less than titanic Titans on Sunday. The scores were 8-5 and 12-11.
Long balls by JOEY FALCONE, MIKE SHADA, VIC PANTOPOLOUS and JUSTIN "SIX SHOOTER" COULTER led the hitting rampage while VIC "Gabby" COSME, ROB "I WANNA HIT" GAERTNER and Iron Man closer NICK ELPEDIO PISANI "Gimme the ball , coach" provided all the pitching needed. BRIAN MC KENNA (the silent one)was his usual loquacious and entertaining self.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23: MARINERS BASEBALL IS ON!!
June 23, 2012
Mariners vs. NY Titans at Mt. St. Michael's at 1pm WILL BE PLAYED. Get there at 12 noon. We are wearing away Blues.
MARINERS BASEBALL TODAY!!!!
KEVIN HELLER DRAFTED BY BOSTON RED SOX
June 7, 2012
Righty outfielder KEVIN HELLER (Amherst/Poly Prep) who starred for the Mariners in 2008 and 2009 has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 40th round of the MLB draft.
Congrats, KEVIN. Best of luck!
MARINERS RAINED OUT FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 2. NEXT GAME IS SUNDAY, JUNE 3 AT PG7 AT 2PM
June 2, 2012
MARINERS RAINED OUT FOR SUNDAY, MAY 27TH. NO MARINERS BASEBALL ON SUNDAY.
MARINERS GAMES VS NRROBINS WILL BE PLAYED SATURDAY AT PG#3 AT 12 NOON
WEATHER CANCELLATION: WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 AT FARMINGDALE STATE
MARINERS SPREAD TARRYTOWN TWICE, GRAB WBA LEAD
The Mariners swept a pair from Tarrytown at Iona Prep High School on Sunday, May 20. The scores were 10-0 and 14-4.
RICHIE "ACE" ANDERSON and PAT BROWN turned in dominating performances.
The Mariners stole 24 bases in eleven innings and forced 11 Knights errors to seal the win.
Stellar performaces were turned in by JAMES MC COOL (Lafayette D1), ROB BERNARDO (Queens D2) and WALKER HARRISON (Columbia D1)
JONATHAN GONZALEZ SIGNS WITH GATEWAY GRIZZLIES
Mariners pitcher JONATHAN GONZALEZ (Adelphi D2) has inked a professional baseball contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. Congrats, JON !!!
MARINERS OPENING DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 20
Mariners Opening Day, Sunday, May 20 vs. Tarrytown at Iona at 1pm.
Directions: This website, press Links to WBA site. Press Directions to locate Iona.
We are wearing navy poly away.
Saturday, May 19: Practice at PG7 at 2pm. Uniforms dispersed. Remaining fees collected.
If you dont pay your fee, you are toast.
MARINERS SCHEDULE WORKOUTS, TRYOUTS, EXHIBITIONS
May 10, 2012
THE MILL BASIN MARINERS WILL KICK OFF THE 2012 SEANSON AS FOLLOWS:
SATURDAY, MAY 12 PG #7 AT 12 NOON (DRESSED AND READY TO GO)
WORKOUT, TRYOUT, TEAM MEETING UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED
SUNDAY, MAY 12 PG#3 AT 12 NOON EXHIBITION GAME VS> BONNIES. (DRESSED AND READY TO GO)
SWEATS AND WORKOUT GEAR ONLY. NO UNIFORMS THIS WEEKEND.
MARINERS PUBLISH LEAGUE LISTS: TOUGHEST SCHEDULE YET
February 24, 2012
PELHAM METS (Defending champs)
New Rochelle Robins
Stamford, Ct White Sox
New York Titans
TRI COUNTY LEAGUE
MARINERS (Defending Champs)
New Rochelle Robins
New Rochelle Pirates
Hackensack, NJ Troasts
PARADE GROUND WEEKNIGHT LEAGUE
MARINERS (Defending Champs)
Youth Service League
NY Blue Force
In addition, the Mariners will play the LI Storm two twinight doubleheaders at Farmingdale State.
We will travel to Harrisburg, Pa to defend our Firecracker Championship
We will participate in the NABF Open Regional tournament (This is a travel tournament)
MARINERS RHP MATT STRUBLE SIGNS WITH PHILLIES
February 14, 2012
The Mariners are honored to announce that Mariners righty MATT STRUBLE has today signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Matt is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University who spent the summer of 2009 here in New York City pitching for the Mariners.
Known for his fastball, work ethic and bulldog determination, Matt pitched a no hitter against the Stamford White Sox in Stamford that season.
DIRECTIONS TO MARINERS TEAM PARTY ON NOVEMBER 26
November 23, 2011
TAKE FDR DRIVE TO HOUSTON STREET EXIT.
TAKE HOUSTON STREET TO COLUMBIA STREET (ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS)
MAKE LEFT ON COLUMBIA STREET
75 COLUMBIA STREET IS ON YOUR RIGHT ONE HALF BLOCK.
TAKE F TRAIN TO SECOND AVENUE STATION.
WALK EAST SIX BLOCKS TO COLUMBIA STREET.
MIKE RIGHT ON COLUMBIA STREET.
75 COLUMBIA STREET IS ON YOUR RIGHT ONE HALF BLOCK.
MARINERS FIFTH ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION AND DINNER SET FOR DECEMBER 28TH
October 2, 2011
The Fifth Annual Awards Presentation and Dinner will be held on Wednesday Evening, December 28th at Buckley's Restaurant located at 2926 Avenue S in Brooklyn. Start time is 6pm.
This is a full course dress up sit down Dinner at which all the Mariners 2011 athletic and academic scholarship awards will be presented along with our championship Firecracker jackets.
All Mariners in good standing attend free of charge. Tickets for parents and friends are $35 apiece.
MARINERS TEAM PARTY SET FOR NOVEMBER 26TH
October 2, 2011
The Mariners will hold its Annual Team Party on Saturday, November 26th at 9pm at the Community Center located at 75 Columbia Street on the Lower East Side. Party is free to all Mariner players. No Proof required to drink.
Free beer and shots
Scruptious cold buffet
Measurement for Harrisburg Firecracker jackets.
The Party will be followed by a Lower East Side Club Crawl
NOT FREE and PROOF REQUIRED
TAKE FDR DRIVE TO HOUSTON STREET EXIT.
TAKE HOUSTON STREET TO COLUMBIA STREET (ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS)
MAKE LEFT ON COLUMBIA STREET.
75 COLUMBIA STREET IS ON YOUR RIGHT ABOUT ONE HALF BLOCK.
DIRECTIONS TO WEST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL FOR AUGUST 6TH
August 5, 2011
Take I 95 north to exit 42 (Saw Mill Road) and turn right.
Follow until Saw Mill becomes KELSEY AVENUE
Take Kelsey Avenue to Long Island Sound (Captain Thomas Boulevard)
Turn RIGHT on Captain Thomas Boulevard
Then make quick RIGHT onto DIKE STREET
Then first LEFT onto WEST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDS
DIRECTIONS TO QUIGLEY STADIUM FOR AUGUST 5
August 4, 2011
Take I 95 north to exit 44
At the end of the exit ramp turn RIGHT onto Kimberly Avenue
At the first traffic light turn LEFT onto Ella Grasso Boulevard Rt 10
At the third traffic light turn LEFT onto Orange Avenue Rt 1
At the second traffic light turn LEFT onto Front Avenue
Quigley Stadium approximately one quarter mile on the right
FIRST PITCH IS 10 30 am
DIRECTIONS TO VIERA FIELD AT UNH FOR AUGUST 4
August 3, 2011
The Mariners will play the Downtown Merchants at Viera Field at the University of New Haven on Thursday, August4 at 2"30 pm. Be at field at 1"30p,. Below are the directions:
Take I 95 north to Exit 44 Bear RIGHT off exit
Follow to next traffic light (Ella Grasso Blvd), Rt/ 10
Take a LEFT onto Ella Grasso and follow to the Fourth Light (Rt 1 and Orange Ave)
Take LEFT onto Rt 1/Orange Avenue
Follow to Ruden Ave. Take RIGHT
Then follow to end of Athletic Complex and look for Ball Field.
SITES AND TIMES FOR NABF MAJOR REGIONAL POSTED
August 2, 2011
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4:
2:30 pm at University of New Haven VIERIA FIELD
Friday, 10:30 am at University of New Haven
2:30 pm at QUIGLEY FIELD
Saturday, 10am at WHITNEY PIUREK WEST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
Opponents will be posted Wed night after meeting along with directions.
MARINERS JOURNEY TO WEST HAVEN FOR NABFMAJOR REGIONAL
August 2, 2011
The two championship Mill Basin Mariners will look to add to their collection by participating on the NABF MAJOR DIVISION REGIONAL.
Play begins in West Haven, Ct. on August 4 at 2pm.
The winner advances to the NABF MAJOR WORLD SERIES in Louisville, Jy, next week.
MARINERS WIN PGL OPEN TITLE, UP RECORD TO 42-14
The 2011 Firecracker Champion Mill Basin Mariners added another Championship to their collection when they captured the PGL Regular Season Open Championship at the Parade Ground by drubbing the hapless Queens Mets, 16-1 in a mercy shortened game.
Mariners ace PAT BROWN cruised to the win as the Mariners offense exploded for 16 hits in four innings. The offensive onslaught was led by MATT TROISI, MAX ROSING and CHRIS GONZALEZ. JOEY FALCONE did not disappoint the forty or so of his relatives who showed up to see him play on "Joey Falcone Day at the PGL" Falcone banged out a pair of hits, including a long triple.
MARINERS WIN HARRISBURG FIRECRACKER TOURNAMENT
Behind powerful pitching performances by RICHIE ANDERSON, PAT BROWN and MORGAN LIEBERMAN, the Mill Basin Mariners stunned the best teams in southern Pennsylvania and their partisans by winning the prestigous Firecracker Tournament over the Independence Day weekend.
Missing key offensive stars, the Mariners never scored more than five runs in any one game, yet prevailed in the end when nifty swifty CHRIS AHEARN first beat out a potential double play grounder, then stole second base and finally raced home from second on a short basehit with the winning tournament run against New Cumberland, 3-2.
CHRIS (GONZO) GONZALEZ was named Tournament MVP
Other Mariners on the All Tournament team are: ANDERSON, BROWN, SEAN FERGUSON, VIC PANTOPOLOUS and MIKE (CLIMB THE LADDER) SHADA.
MARINERS AT 25-6 HAVE HIGH HOPES IN FIRECRACKER TOURNEY
The Mill Basin Mariners, enjoying their best season in their brief four year history, journey to Harrisburg for the Annual Firecracker Tournament set to begin on July 2.
The Mariners will face southern Pennsylvania powers Mechanicsburg Cardinals, Enola and New Cumberland in their quest to win their first Firecracker tourney in four tries.
FIELD SET FOR HARRISBURG FIRECRACKER TOURNEY ON JULY 4 WEEKEND
Here's the field for the Firecracker:
MILL BASIN MARINERS
Round robin. Top two teams play for title on July 4th at 4pm.
MARINERS OPEN WBA SEASON BY RUNNING PAST TITANS, 5-1 AND 14-1
A depleted Mariners squad stood tall and ran fast in opening its WBA season with two decisive wins over the NY Titans on Sunday, May 22 at PG#7.
The scores were 5-1 and 14-1. Mariners pitchers, led by WBA Pitcher of the Year, PAT BROWN, completely smothered the Titans. BROWNIE'S efforts were augmented by excellent pitching from STEVE KAPLAN, MIKE VAN PELT, JAMES MARDIKOS and RICHIE ANDERSON.
But it was Mariners speed that carried the day. Unveiling a new offense based on the premise "speed kills" the Mariners swiped twelve bases and forced the Titans into numerous defensive mistakes. DAN LYNCH, CHRIS AHEARN and XAVIER BONILLA each swiped three bases while Big Boppers BONILLA, VIC PANTOPOLOUS and JOEY FALCONE (son of former NYMets hurler PETE FALCONE) collected 11 hits and 10 ribbies among them. MIKE SHADA excelled at short and ROB BERNARDO did the same at second while poking three hits.
Ironman MIKE LUCRE caught both ends of the twin bill by necessity and reached base four times.
The scheduled exhibition game vs. the Bonnies at 12 noon at PG#3 has been cancelled due to wet grounds and inclement weather.
Uniforms will be distributed Sunday, May 15 at 1pm at my house, 2750 East 64 Strret/Brooklyn NY 11234. My number is 718 968 3120
The season begins on Thursday, May 19 vs. the NRRobins at 7:15pm at Rumbrook Park.
Directions to Rumbrook Park are accessed as follows.:
Click the Links button to take you to the WBA site.
Click the Directions button to get the directions to Rumbrook Park.
MARINERS 2011 PRELIM SCHEDULE POSTED
April 12, 2011
The 2011 Prelim Schedule has been posted.
This does NOT include tournaments and trips.
ALL Saturday and Sunday dates are DOUBLEHEADERS.
MARINERS ADD LEFTY SLANTS OF MIKE VAN PELT TO ROSTER
December 28, 2010
MIKE VAN PELT, a sophomore lefthanded pitcher from CSI, has committed to the 2011 Mill Basin MAriners where he will join what some believe is the deepest and best pitching staff in the WBA. Welcome aboard, Mike!
MARINERS ADD JULIAN DE LA ROSA TO POTENT OFFENSE
December 21, 2010
The young 2011 Mariners added another powerful stick to their potent lineup when JULIAN DE LA ROSA (Manhattan College) committed to the team today. JULIAN, an oustanding high school star at Bishop Ford/Lawrenceville Prep, joins a loaded infield group that features BLAKE BARBEITO, JAMES ROUBAL and MIKE SHADA, in addition to team captain VIC PANTOPOLOUS.
MARINERS ADD CASCELLO SHADA TO ROSTER
December 7, 2010
From the tip of Long Island to the end of Staten Island, the Mariners continue to draw the best young talent. This time it's hard throwing righty MATT CASCELLO from Staten Island and switch hitting middle infielder from Long Island MIKE SHADA. Both are freshmen in college and each is a valuable addition to the 2011 Mariners.
MARINERS ANNOUNCE PRELIMINARY 2011 ROSTER
December 5, 2010
The College Mariners Preliminary 2011 Roster is now available on the website.
MICHAEL FERMIN WINS 2010 NABF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
November 10, 2010
Mike "the Ferminator" Fermin, a junior at the New York Institute of Technology, has been awarded a 2010 National Scholarship by the National Amateur Baseball Federation for academic achievement.
Congrats to Mike!
MARINERS ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
November 10, 2010
The Mill Basin Mariners will initiate its own Scholarship Award Program commencing this year thanks to a generous donation from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Scholarships range from $250 to $1000 and are awarded based on academic performance to 2010 College Mariners in good standing.
To apply, search MIll Basin Mariners Scholarships on FB and join. You must forward a transcipt of last year's grades to the Scholarship Committee on or before November 15th.
Awards will be announced at the Mariners Dinner on January 2, 2011.
The address for submitting transcripts is:
Mariners Scholarship Committee
c/o Dr. Joe Victor
2750 East 64 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234
MAX ROSING WINS GNYSAA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
October 4, 2010
Mariners catcher/first sacker MAX ROSING capped off a sensational season by being selected as the recipient of the 2010 Raymond F. Church Memorial Scholarship given by the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance.
Max will receive his award at the GNYSAA Dinner to be held on November 17.
Max joins Mariners STEVE COTOV and MATT SAFKO who won this award in previous years.
MARINERS CAPTAIN VIC PANTOPOLOUS COLLECTS BATTING AWARDS IN PGL and TRI COUNTY Leagues.
August 14, 2010
Capping a brilliant comeback season, ageless Mariners captain VIC PANTOPOLOUS was selected the leading slugger in both the Tri County League and the PGL Night League.
Vic led both leagues in homers and rbis.
He will receive his awards at the Mariners Dinner.
PAT BROWN CHOSEN WBA PITCHER OF THE YEAR
August 14, 2010
Mariners pitcher, PAT BROWN (Molloy College) gained the highest recognition for his brilliant 11-2 (.089 era)) WBA season by being chosed the WBA Pitcher of The Year in a tight vote.
The 19 year old Brown led the WBA in innings pitched, wins and era.
MARINERS MAX ROSING HONORED BY WBA
August 14, 2010
Mariners catcher/first baseman MAX ROSING has been honored by the WBA. Max is the recipient of the WBA "Rising Star" Award which is given annually to the best 18 year old player in one of the Northeast's most prestigious Stan MUsial Leagues. Max will receive his award at the Mariners Annual Awards Dinner in January. Meanwhile, he will attend Cortland in Fall, 2010.
MARINERS ACE LOGAN PEVNY DRAFTED AND SIGNED BY PIRATES
August 14, 2010
Mariners right handed pitching ace LOGAN PEVNY was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and was signed by them. He is currently pitching for the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla. Congrats, Logan.
MARINERS CONCLUDE SEASON WITH 34-23 RECORD
August 14, 2010
The Mill Basin Mariners concluded their fourth season in existence by posting a record of 34-23. The Mariners finished fourth in the WBA, winning an all time high of 17 games (when the team began play in th WBA in 2008, by comparison, we won two games). The Mariners were eliminatwed in the WBA semifinals by their arch rivals, the Pelham Mets, 5-1.
The team finished second in the PGL Night League with an 8-1 record and third in the TriCounty League with a 5-5 record, losing games only to the LI Storm and Pelham Mets.
The Mariners finished third in the Harrisburg Firecracker Tourney at 2-3, but failed to win a game in the NABF College WS in Toledo.
MARINERS PUBLISH HARRISBURG FIRECRACKER SCHEDULE
June 29, 2010
The schedule for the Harrisburg Firecracker Tournament, July 2-5 is now on the website.
MARINERS NAVIGATE ROUGH SEAS AGAINST TOP TEAMS
June 16, 2010
The Mariners are only .5 games out of the WBA lead, but are having their hands full against the areas top two teams. Of our eight losses so far this season, the Mariners are 0-4 against the Pelham Mets and 0-2 against the LI Storm. The team is 10-2 against all other comp.
To be the best, you gotta beat the best. Lets go!
MARINERS AT 7-3 in WBA
June 11, 2010
MARINERS PICNIC AND BARBECUE DELAYED
Because of the GNYSAA tryouts on June 12, the event has been pushed back
MARINERS SWEEP TITANS; PEVNY EXCELS IN GAME ONE, ROSING HOMER WINS GAME TWO
May 31, 2010
Two of the best 18 year old players in the Metropolitan area were on display for the Mariners in their Memorial Days twin bill against the NY Titans at Westchester Community College.
In game one, LOGAN PEVNY gave the assembled scouts everything they came to see as he twirled an 86 pitch 8 strikeout no hitter. The Mariners won, 10-0 as captain VIC PANTOPOLOUS went yard with the sacks soaked.
In game two, the Mariners trailed 6-2 in the bottom of the sixth before exploding for six runs. After pinch hits by MIKE CASTELLANO and MATT SALVATORE, All Nassau County catcher 18 year old MAX ROSING crushed a long pinch hit three run homer over the left center fence to give the Mariners the lead.
Mariners 2009 MVP JAMES ROUBAL came in in relief of winner STEVE COTOV in the seventh inning to nail down another save.
MARINERS LOGAN PEVNY NO HITS TITANS, 10-0
May 31, 2010
The Mariners talented young righty, LOGAN PEVNY, NJ All Star First team, brought out the scouts to see him pitch against the NY Titans on Memorial Day and Logan did not disappoint them.
The 18 year old star twirled a masterful 86 pitch no hitter, fanning eight and issuing but two walks.
Mariners captain, VIC PANTOPOLOUS made the job easier for Pevny by hitting a grand slam.
COLLEGE MARINERS DROP PAIR TO PELHAM METS
May 30, 2010
The Mariners coughed up two late leads and dropped a doubleheader to the Pelham Mets on May 30. The scores were 8-4 and 9-8. It was a very long ride home.
MARINERS REBOUND BIG TIME; SWEEP ROBINS IN NEW ROCHELLE
May 30, 2010
Smarting from their opening night defeat, the Mariners made one of the WBA's elite team pay big time by besting the Robins on their home turf in New Rochelle twice. The scores were 18-7 and 11-10.
The Mariners banged out 27 hits in the twin bill, including six by Mariners first sacker, MATT SALVATORE, and a game winning three run homer by Mariner KEITH PRESTANO in his Mariners debut. Also sparlking in their Mariners debuts was PAT BROWN who picked up both wins in relief and catcher MAX ROSING who excelled behind the plate and banged out two hits in the opening tilt. Mariners right fielder ERIK PYLE also excelled at the plate, crushing two hits and getting hit by pitches twice.
MARINERS OPEN SEASON WITH HUMILIATING DEFEAT
May 27, 2010
On Opening Night in the WBA, the Mill Basin Mariners humiliated themselves by losing to the woeful Brooklyn Bonnies, 6-2 at PG#3.
The Bonnies scored no earned runs and won the game in the fifth inning when they scored three runs without hitting a ball out of the infield. Constant Mariners defensive mistakes accounted for the remaining three Bonnie runs.
Offensively, the Mariners were both pathetic and embarrassing, striking out ten times against C level pitching and leaving 13 runners on base, mostly in scoring position. The Mariners scored their only two runs on based loaded walks.
If this calibre of play continues, it will be a long, hot, losing summer.
March 31, 2010
The number for both the JUNIOR MARINERS and the COLLEGE MARINERS IS: 718-444 3522
PRACTICES AND TRYOUTS FOR JUNIORS( 17-18) BEGIN APRIL 10
March 31, 2010
Practices and tryouts for the JUNIOR MARINERS (17-18) are as follows:
Saturday. April 10 3pm PG#7
Sunday, April 11 2pm PG#7
PG#7 is the astroturf field located on Caton Avenue and Coney Island Avenue.
Attendance is mandatory.
All practices are "dressed and ready to go" at time stated.
Call the Mariners Hotline at 718-444-3522 for updates or call coach Vinny with conflicts or problems.
Vinny's # is 347 220 3990.
COLLEGE MARINERS UNVEIL PARTIAL 2010 SCHEDULE
March 27, 2010
The partial College Mariners pre season and summer schedule is now available. Remember this is only a partial schedule.
This schedule does NOT include schedule for TriCounty League, PGL Night League and PGL weekend league.
In addition we will paricipate in the Hackensack, NJ Troasts Invitational Tournament helde between June 24-26.
In addition we will travel to Harrisburg, Pa for the Firecracker Tournament between July 2-5th.
In addition, the Mariners Picnic and Barbecue will be held at Mariners Field on Saturday, June 12th after the WBA doubleheader . Be sure to sign up on Facebook. (Mill Basin Mariners Baseball)
The schedule for July is too fragmentary at this point to publish.
COLLEGE MARINERS TANGLE WITH HACKENSACK IN INVITATIONAL TOURNEY
February 13, 2010
The young College Mariners have been invited by the HACKENSACK TROASTS, managed by MARK DE MENNA to participate in an Invitational tourney to be held in Hackensack June 25-27, 2010.
COLLEGE MARINERS -ACBL WEEKEND SET FOR MAY 22-23
February 13, 2010
The young Mariners will lock horns with the ACBL's SI TIDE, managed by former player TOM WEBER during the weekend of May 22-23. MOre details to follow
COLLEGE MARINERS OPEN THE 2010 SEASON ON MAY 26TH
February 12, 2010
The College Mariners kick off their 2010 quest for the WBA championship and the NABF College WS title with a night game on Wednesday, May 26th against the Brooklyn Bonnies at PG#3 at 7:30pm. All parents, siblings, friends and girlfriends are invited to attend what promises ro be the start of a very exciting and eventful season!
The full WBA schedule will be posted on the website within a few days.
MARINERS BARBECUE AND TEAM PICNIC SET FOR JUNE 12
February 12, 2010
The First Annual Mariners team barbecue and picnic will be held at Mariners Field on Saturday, June 12 immediately after our WBA doubleheader (4pm). The event is being catered by Mariners' team sponsor MEATS SUPREME.
All players, their parents, siblings and girlfriends are invited to attend free of charge. Our rain date is Saturday, June 19th.
COLLEGE MARINERS ADD SLUGGER ERIK PYLE
February 5, 2010
The Mariners acquired the considerable talents of slugging Molloy College outfielder, ERIK PYLE today. Erik, a graduate of Bishop Kellenberg HS in Rockville Centre, stands 6'1 and weighs in at 205 lbs. His specialty is the long ball and he adds considerable punch to the Mariners offense as a corner outfielder. Erik will start in right field for Molloy this season. Welcome aboard, Erik!
USA BASEBALL PREPARES FOR GNYSAA STARS
January 31, 2010
Team USA, undefeated in the 2009 PanAm Games, invades NY Between JUly 6th and July 10 to play a series against the GNYSAA All Stars, composed principally of Mariners. The best playing the best. Check out the USA BASEBALL website at usabaseball.com. Let's give these dudes a taste of Big Apple baseball they will neva forget
2010- Mariners eligible to participate include:
DILLON MC NAMARA
COLLEGE MARINERS COMPLETE PITCHING STAFF AS QUEENS' KAPLAN COMMITS
January 27, 2010
The Mariners rounded out their most impressive staff in years when STEVE KAPLAN (RHP--QUEENS) made the decision to play with the team in 2010. STEVE stands 6'1 and weighs 235. He starred at Xaverian HS in 2009 and joins a very large and talented array of Mariner righties which include STEVE COTOV (6'2, 215), BRIAN FRIEDMAN(6'2, 190), LOGAN PEVNY (6'2'195), KEVIN BRIFFA (6'3, 200) and PAT BROWN (6'2, 236)
MOLLOY'S LOPRETE COMMITS TO COLLEGE MARINERS
January 27, 2010
The Mariners have acquired the services of slugging infielder PHIL LOPRETE of Molloy HS for the 2010 season. Phil, who will attend CW POST COLLEGE in the Fall of 2010, was an All Brokklyn Queens CHSAA infielder in 2009 as a HS junior. His potent bat will be a key weapon for the offense of the 2010 MAriners march to the NABF College WS. Welcome aboard, Phil!
MARINERS ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF 17-18 YEAR OLD JUNIOR TEAM
January 15, 2010
Under the direction of VINCENT BASILICATA and BRIAN FRIEDMAN, the Mariners announced the formation of the 2010 Mariners Junior Team which will participate in the Parade GRound League Junior (Connie Mack) Division.
Registration and indoor workouts begin on SAturday, January 30, 2010. For more information, call Vincent at 347-220-3990 or Brian at 347-463-6900.
KEUKA COLLEGE'S KEITH PRESTANO COMMITS TO 2010 MARINERS
January 15, 2010
The Mariners have acquired the services of Keuka College's hard hitting outfielder, KEITH PRESTANO. Still 18, Keith stands 6'1 and weighs in at 195. A graduate of Xaverian HS in 2009 where he starred on the varsity baseball team and the LI Titans, Keith is a multi skilled player who figures to enhance the Mariners potent offense and excellent defense. Welcome aboard, Keith!
NJ STAR LOGAN PEVNY COMMITS TO MARINERS
January 11, 2010
The Mariners today acquired the services of West Milford, New Jersey pitching ace, LOGAN PEVNY. Logan, who also starred in football, is a senior in high school whose skills on the hill have already attacted the attention of FDU and Felician. Logan will also pitch in the GNYSAA Classic against the USA Baseball's Junior Olympic team in July, representing the Mariners. He will also anchor the Mariners starting rotation. An idication of his ability is attested to by the fact that he is the only high school senior pitcher selected to play for the Mariners in 2010. Welcome aboard, Logan!
MARINERS HOLD 2009 AWARDS DINNER; COTOV M.C.'s
January 4, 2010
The Mill Basin Mariners got the 2010 pre season off to a rousing start before an overflow crowd of players, parents and baseball officials on Sunday night January 3rd at Buckley's Restaurant. The event was M. C.'ed by Mariners pitcher STEVE COTOV of NYIT who did an excellent job.
NABF Scholarships: MATT SAFKO, BRANDON FERGUSON and KEVIN BRIFFA
GNYSAA Scholarships: MATT SAFKO and STEPHEN COTOV
GNYSAA Winners: MVP in Cleveland Classic: JAMES WONG
Max Kase Sandlotter TRophy: KEVIN BRIFFA
Lou Gehrig Memorial MVP Award: BLAKE BARBEITO
PGL PITCHER OF THE YEAR: JONATHAN GONZALEZ
Batting Award: VICTOR PANTOPOLOUS
No Hitter Award: MATT STRUBLE
Managers Award: MICHAEL CASTELLANO
MVP Award: JAMES ROUBAL
Team Player Award: MATT WHELEHAN
Pitching Award: BRIAN FRIEDMAN
Batting Award: SEAN FERGUSON
Character Award: VICTOR COSME
Gold Glove Award: BLAKE BARBEITO
SPONSOR OF THE YEAR: DAVID MC WATER
RALPH DE LULLO SCOUTING AWARD: BILL BLITZER
At the end of the evening each 2010 Mariner received a new windbreaker for immediate use.
Coming Up: 2010 Opener on May 22, 2010.
MARINERS GET EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT: PAT BROWN COMMITS TO MARINERS
December 23, 2009
Former Molloy HS Pitching ace, PAT BROWN, has committed to the 2010 Mariners. Pat now attends Molloy College where he is certain to be an impact player as a freshman. Pat rounds out the Mariners formidible starting rotation. His righty slants are guaranteed to drive the WBA and Tri County sluggers wild, not to mention Toledo, Harrisburg, etc.
Welcome aboard Pat!
MATT SALVATORE COMMITS TO MARINERS
December 20, 2009
Promising Queens College freshman, MATT SALVATORE, has committed to the Mariners for the 2010 season. Matt hails from St Peter's High School on Staten Island where he was an All Brooklyn Queens All Star as a senior in 09. Matt's lefty bat will add balance to the Mariners potent batting order this coming season.
CORTLAND BOUND MAX ROSING COMMITS TO MARINERS
December 16, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners added two sport South Side hs star MAX ROSING to their 2010 roster today. Max, who expects to attend Cortland State in the fall of 2010, figures to see plenty of action behind the dish and at first base. Staff sees him as a major impact player in the Mariners drive towards the NABF National Championship in Toledo in August. At 18 years old on December 2, Max already stands at 6'3 and weighs in at 220 lbs and is certain to get serious looks from area scouts who follow the team all summer.
CHRIS MARTELLI COMMITS TO 2010 MARINERS
December 14, 2009
CHRIS MARTELII, a versatile left hand hitting inf/of, has decided to play his summer ball with the Mariners. Chris currently attends Adelphi University on a partial athletic scholarship . Welcome aboard, Chris!
MARINERS ANNOUNCE PRELIMINARY 2010 ROSTER COMMITMENTS
December 5, 2009
The Mariners announced that the following players have made commitments for the 2010 season and will be included in the electronic mailing to MLB and area scouts in January 2010:
MATT SAFKO, of Univ of Maryland *
KEVIN BRIFFA, p. SUNY Westbury *
BRANDON FERGUSON, c. Queens *
SEAN FERGUSON, c/ib Manhattanville
DAN LO PRESTI, p. John Jay College
BRIAN FRIEDMAN, p. Queens
MATT WHELEHAN, of. Oneonta
JUSTIN FARNUM, of, Adelphi
BLAKE BARBEITO, inf. Nassau CC
JAMES ROUBAL , inf/p Nassau CC
STEVE COTOV, p. NYIT
MIKE CASTELLANO, inf, Marywood
ANTHONY CASTELLANO, inf. Marywood
VICTOR COSME, p. Dominican
CHRIS MARTELLI, inf/of, Adelphi*
MAX ROSING, c/1b, Cortland State*
MATT SALVATORE, 1b (Queens)*
PAT BROWN, p. (Molloy College)
KYLE CONTINO, p Queens
Logan Pevny, p. FDU*
Keith Prestano, of, Keuka College
Erik Pyle, of, Molloy College
^Pres-selected as eligible members of the 2010 GNYSAA ALL STAR TEAM TO PLAY THE US NJOT and the Canadian National Junior Olympic Team. Congrats, guys.
MARINERS BRANDON FERGUSON, KEVIN BRIFFA AND MATT SAFKO WIN NABF SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS
November 12, 2009
The NABF Scholarship Committee, meeting in Annapolis, Md. this past weekend awarded Scholarship grants to the following Mariners:
BRANDON FERGUSON (QUEENS COLLEGE)
KEVIN BRIFFA (SUNY-WESTBURY)
MATT SAFKO (UMD)
Winners on the field and off. Congrats!!!
MARINERS HOTLINED ACTIVATED
November 11, 2009
The Mariners Hotline will be activated on November 12, 2009 to keep all team members informed of holiday functions involving the team.
The Hotline number is 718-444-3522. Use it.
GONZALEZ NAMED PGL PITCHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2009
November 11, 2009
JON GONZALEZ (Adelphi Unibersity) has been named PGL "Pitcher of the Year" for 2009. Jon also won this award in 2008.
DAVID MC WATER TO BE HONORED AT MARINERS DINNER ON JANUARY 3, 2010
October 30, 2009
DAVID MC WATER, the founder of the Lower East Side Gauchos Baseball Program, will be honored as our 2009 "Sponsor of the Year" at the Awards Dinner to be held on January 3, 2010 at Buckley's Restaurant.
This well deserved honor is given to an individual who founded a free baseball program for the youth of the Lower East side shortly after the tragic events of 09/11 transpired in 2001. Now in its eighth year, the Program founded by Dave has helped hundreds of young boys (now men) by providing them with a free competitive, disciplined and structured baseball program. We all salute you, Dave. Keep up the good work!
SCHOLARSHIP MONEY ALERT. IMPORTANT
October 28, 2009
I've been informed there may be some extra scholarship money floating around for the second semester.
If you think you might qualify, get to me immediately. There is a scholarship committee in Annapolis. MD on November 7th for NABF and I'm on the committee. Figure the rest out.
To qualify you must:
Be a senior in hs or be in college and NOT be in your fourth year
NOT be a college transfer student in 2009-2010 .
Have decent grades.
Not be nominated for a scholarship by me already.
If you think you might qualify. CALL OR EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY.
I just learned about this today and the rest of the country doesn't know about it. Take advantage of being a Mariner. DON'T DELAY!
MARINERS 2009 TEAM AWARDS DINNER ON JANUARY 3, 2010
October 27, 2009
This is a dress up sit down full course dinner to be held at Buckley's Restaurant located at 2926 Avenue S in Brooklyn, NY. The time is 6pm to 10pm.
At this event all individual team awards won by the Mariners in 2009 will be distributed including those from the WBA, PGL and TriCounty Leagues. Scholarship winners will also be announced. There will be several guest speakers as well.
The dinner is FREE for all players. Parents, guests, girlfriends and s.o.'s pay $30.00 each. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible by phone or email.
MARINERS 2010 TEAM PARTY SET
October 27, 2009
The Mariners will begin their 2010 quest for local and national championships with a team party. The event features free beer, pong, live bands and a couple of other surprizes that can't be mentioned here.
The event will be held at:
Uncle Mike's Bar
57 Murray Street
10pm to 4am.
Come early, stay late.
SAFKO AND COTOV RECEIVE GNYSAA SCHOLARSHIPS
October 18, 2009
Mariners outfielder MATT SAFKO (UMD) has been honored with the Frank Tempore Memorial Scholarship by the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance.
Mariners righty, STEVE COTOV (NYIT) has been honored with the Raymond Church Memorial Scholarship by the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance.
Both men will receive their awards and checks at the Annual GBYSAA Dinner to be held on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
MARINERS RACK UP $512000 IN ATHLETIC/FINANCIAL COLLEGE AID FOR 2009-2010
October 18, 2009
Off the field, the Mariners are student athletes too. The entire 2009 team is attending college, from Amherst and Northeastern in the East, to Maryland and Manatee in the South, to Oneonta and Canisius in the North, to Ohio Wesleyan in the Midwest.
This group of men has accumulated the amazing total to date of $512,000 in academic/athletic aid for the academic year 2009/2010.
MARINERS 2009 SEASON ENDS IN YORK,PA
September 7, 2009
The Mariners 2009 season concluded with two decisive defeats in the Colonial York Tournament on Labor Day weekend. With many Mariners unable or unwilling to travel to York, the Mariners were no match for two time defending Glen Rock or Brothers Pastry. It was the earliest the Mariners have ever been eliminated from one of the Northeast's top tournaments.
The Mariners concluded their season with a 38-20 record and played top competition in the Tri State area as well as top flight teams from Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
MARINERS PGL SEMI FINAL OF AUGUST 24TH POSTPONED
August 21, 2009
CHECK THE HOTLINE FOR RESCHEDULING OF THIS GAME NOW TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26TH.
YORK COLONIAL OPENER IS AGAINST TWO TIME DEFENDING CHAMPION GLEN ROCK
August 21, 2009
The Mariners will open the York Colonial Tournament on Saturday, Sept 5, 2009 against the two time defending champion Glen Rock at 9am at Mount Wolf. Glen Rock defeated the LI Storm, 8-4 in the 2008 final.
You beat the best, you are the best. Let's go, boys.
The Tournament link is yorkcolonial.org.
WEARY MARINERS WALK INTO PGL SEMI FINALS BEHIND COTOV AND CONTINO
August 19, 2009
STEVE COTOV and KYLE CONTINO combined to fire a three hit shutout against the AAABA semi-finalist Brooklyn Bonnies just hours after returning from Stamford , Ct. The final score was 1-0 and the Mariners won the game when second sacker JAMES ROUBAL drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth inning.
The young Mariners will now meet the NA Regional NABF Major Champs, Sports Fever,in the semi finals on Monday night, August 24 at PG#3 at 7:15pm
MARINERS FALL SHORT;FINISH THIRD IN WBA
August 19, 2009
The Mariners bid to become the youngest team ever to win the WBA Playoff Championship fell a little short as the Mariners were defeated by the New Rochelle Robins in the semi-finals, 7-2. The Robins won the game by breaking open a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth with five runs.
Still, at 15-7, the young Mariners finished with the second best season record in the WBA and third in the playoffs.
We got some things to accomplish in 2010.
WBA PLAYOFFS SET FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 6PM AT CUBETA FIELD IN STAMFORD .CT.
August 16, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners will meet the NR Robins at 6pm at Cubeta Field in Stamford, Ct. on Tuesday, August 18th.
The winner will play the Stamford White Sox for the WBA Championship at 9pm.
YOUNG MARINERS HURL GNYSAA PAST CLEVELAND TWICE, 4-0 and 1-0. COSME,MUNDAY BRIFFA , COTOV AND ROUBAL
August 15, 2009
The Mariners pitching staff dominated Cleveland as the GNYSAA swept a doubleheader in the Classic, 4-0 and 1-0. VICTOR COSME, DAN MUNDAY, KEVIN BRIFFA, STEVE COTOV and JAMES ROUBAL combined to pitch 12 scoreless innings.
WBA PLAYOFFS DELAYED FOR YOUNG MARINERS
August 12, 2009
In order to allow the Mariners to participate in the GNYSAA-CLEVELAND CLASSIC on August 15th and August 16th, the WBA Playoffs involving the Mariners, Robins and White Sox have been delayed. There will be no playoffs on August 15-16th.
YOUNG MARINERS SWEEP GNYSAA ALL STAR GAME AWARDS AS BRIFFA, BARBEITO EXCEL
August 11, 2009
The young Mariners walked off with the GNYSAA two most prestigious awards at the All Star game played at KeySpan Park on August 11th.
KEVIN BRIFFA (he still 17 ladies) won the Max Kase Sandlotter Trophy for hurling three shutout innings.
Mariners' second sacker BLAKE BARBEITO, won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award as the game's MVP by going a perfect three for three. He joins an illustrious line of Gehrig winners, including the PGL's RUBEN RAMIREZ, who won the Award in 1968.
MARINERS DROWN IN COLLEGE WS POOL PLAY
August 11, 2009
Despite some superb individual efforts by VICTOR COSME,MATT STRUBLE, STEVE COTOV and JON GONZALEZ, the MAriners just missed advancing to the Championship round in the College WS held in Toledo.
The Mariners, the youngest team in the tourney, did win the "Pugilism" award, led by ace pitcher BRIAN FRIEDMAN'S electric right jab.
YOUNG MARINERS JUST TWO WINS AWAY FROM BECOMING THE YOUNGEST TEAM EVER TO WIN THE WBA CHAMPIONSHIP.
August 1, 2009
Let's f*****G GO Boys!!!
WBA PLAYOFFS OFF FOR 08/01; RESUME 08/02
July 31, 2009
Floods and tain have canceled the WBA Playoffs scheduled for 08/01/09.
The new schedule is:
Sunday, August 2:
Mill Basin vs. NR Robins at City Park in New Rochelle at 10am
Winner plays Stamford for WBA Championship at 12:30pm at City Park in New Rochelle.
MARINERS ANNOUNCE RAFFLE WINNERS
July 28, 2009
Congrats to L. Genduso ($1000 winner) and to G.Idone ($10,000 winner) of the Mariners 2009 Raffle.
The Mariners thank everyone who participated in the Raffle.
MARINERS VS FALCONS POSTPONED TODAY 07/22/09
July 22, 2009
THE MANAGER SAYS "THANKS"
July 22, 2009
This is a personal note to those special individuals who cared about our team to reach out to me and to offer their assistance in our fund raising efforts.
To Cathy, James Wong's mom, thanks for offering to help us organize an additional fund raising effort to reach our goal.
And the same to Steve and Madge Contino.
To Dr. Ron Safko, Matt's dad, who sold 27 raffle tickets on his own and who made a sizable personal contribution to our team.
To Dr. Mike Rosen, Rip's dad, who volunteered to lend us the entire amount we needed to make the plane trip to Toledo and back.
To all my nameless friends and ex players on the Cadets and Cubs who helped sell 130 raffle tickets,
And to all my players on the Mariners who took care of their obligations to pay their fees and pay for their raffle tickets.
To the eleven members of the team who did not take care of one or both of their obligations, I say shame on you for letting us all down.
YOUNG MARINERS PRESENT JOE VICTOR WITH HIS 1700TH CAREER SANDLOT WIN
July 19, 2009
The Mariners presented Mariners manager JOE VICTOR with his 1700th sandlot career win by beating the hapless Brewers 10-1 in the second game of a PGL Open Weekend League doubleheader.
Joe's win enabled him to join Jerry Katzke (Bonnies) and Mel Zitter (Youth Service) as the only two other managers in PGL history to achieve this feat.
Joe's winning pct of .805 (1700-421) is second only to Mel Zitter of Youth Service.
MARINERS DROWN CHELSEA BREWERS TWICE: RETAIN PGL WEEKEND OPEN LEAGUE LEAD
July 19, 2009
The young Mariners upped their season record to 30-12 by smashing the Brewers twice at PG#7 on Sunday afternoon, July 19th. The Mariners remained perfect in the PGL Weekend Unlimited League. The rout sized scores were 13-0 and 10-1.
In the opener Mariners ace JON GONZALEZ struck out 10 in a mercy rule shortened game as XAVIER BONILLA (Dominican), BLAKE BARBEITO (Queens), MIKE MUNOZ (*Franklin Pierce) and captain JAMES WONG (Queens) supplied the firepower.
In the nightcap, the Brewers dented BRIAN FRIEDMAN for a run before the Mariners roared back to score ten unanswered runs behind KJ JONES (Butler CC), STEVE MCNAMARA (NYIT) and Brandon Ferguson (Queens).
YOUNG MARINERS SAIL PAST NEW ROCHELLE ROBINS TWICE
July 18, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners, the WBA's youngest team (ave. age 18.9 years) defeated one of the WBA's premier older teams, the North Division leading New Rochelle Robins, twice Saturday at Mariners Field. The scores were 5-0 and 8-7.
In the opener, STEVE COTOV (NYIT) threw just 59 pitches in 5 innings to earn the win. KYLE CONTINO (Queens) pitched two scoreless frames to complete the shutout. Offense was supplied by STEVE MC NAMARA (NYIT) and by BRANDON FERGUSON (QUEENS).
In the nightcap, the Mariners held off a furious Robins rally to prevail, 8-7. DAN MUNDAY (FORDHAM) entered the game with two out in the fifth and recorded a strikeout to leave the tying and go ahead runners stranded in scoring position, In the seventh, Munday walked the leadoff batter, then proceeded to strike out the side to close the win. Offense was provided by
Mariners Captain JAMES (JEETS) WONG (NASSAU CC), second sacker BLAKE BARBEITO (NASSAU CC) and third sacker MIKE MUNOZ (DOMINICAN) who combined to reach base 11 times and shared six ribbies among them. The Mariners improved to 13-7 in the WBA, second only to the mighty Pelham Mets. The Mariners overall season record improved to 28-12.
NOTICE TO PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF MARINERS GNYSAA ALL STARS
July 14, 2009
The parents and friends and teammates of GNYSAA Mariners ALL STARS are cordially invited to attend the grand finale of the GNYSAA ALL STARS vs. CLEVELAND to be held at Keyspan Park on Sunday, August 16th. Come see your All Star play, then meet special guest Tommy La Sorda and finally stay for the game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the SI Yankees.
The Mariners have obtained a limited number of field box seats which can be purchased for just $15.00. Purchase also includes a Brooklyn Cyclones souvenir cap.
See Joe. He the man with da plan for your tickets.
MILL BASIN MARINER WINS $5000.00 GRAND PRIZE IN WBA RAFFLE
July 13, 2009
Because he took care of his obligation and purchased tickets for the Mariners own $10,000 raffle, a member of the Mariners is $5000 richer.
He won the grand prize in the WBA Raffle held Monday night.
Who is he?
Meet him and congratulate him at Wednesday night's game.
MARINERS GAME VS LI ASTROS POSTPONED 07/12/09 WET GROUNDS
July 12, 2009
DIRECTIONS TO HERRICKS HIGH SCHOOL FOR SUNDAY, JULY 12
July 9, 2009
Mariners vs. LI Astros on July 12 (Sunday) at 9:30am at Herricks Field:
Take Belt Parkway to Cross Island Parkway to LIE East.
Take LIE exit 35 towards Manhasset/Shelter Rock Road. Merge onto South Service Road and then make right on Shelter Rock Road.
Continue until you come to Herricks High School on your left. Turn left onto school property and go straight up hill. The field is on your right.
Please be there 8:30am
JAMES (JEETS) WONG NAMED MARINERS CAPTAIN
July 7, 2009
The Mariners announced today that JAMES (JEETS) WONG has been named Mariners Captain, replacing the injured VIC PANTOPOLOUS.
YOUNG MARINERS WIN 20th GAME, BEAT BONNIES, 8-3
July 7, 2009
The Mariners notched their 20th win of the season by besting the Bonnies at the PG#3, 8-3 behind the excellent hitting of JAMES (JEETS) WONG, BAKE BARBEITO and XAVIER BONILLA. Mariners pitching, led by JAMES ROUBAL, VICTOR COSME and CARLOS LOPEZ also excelled.
MARINERS BOLSTER PITCHING ROTATION BY ADDING CARLOS LOPEZ
July 6, 2009
The Mariners announced that former Tufts University pitching star and 2007 NABF All Star CARLOS BALLIN LOPEZ has rejoined the Mariners after pitching in Puerto Rico. Welcome back, Carlos.
MARINERS ADD HARD HITTING STAR XAVIER BONILLA TO ROSTER
July 5, 2009
The Mariners are pround to announce that left hand hitting outfield star from Dominican College XAVIER BONILLA has joined the Mariners. Welcome X!
Young MARINERS SPARKLE AT FIRECRACKER
July 5, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners returned from a solid Firecracker Tournament in Harrisburg, Pa. with plenty to be proud of.
The Mariners defeated every team in the tourney at least once and they defeated Reading, Pa twice on route to a 4-3 record.
There were plenty of stellar performances. DAN MUNDAY threw eight innings over two games allowing one earned run and three hits while striking out 11. With the Mariners clinging to an 8-5 lead against Mechanicsburg, Pa in the finale, Munday entered in the 7th inning with the bases loaded and none out in relief of BRIAN FRIEDMAN who had pitched excellently to that point. Dan prompted induced a 123 double play before firing a third strike past ex minor league Alex Figuroa to end the game.
A clutch hit by future Dominican catcher FRANCIS TORRES had enabled the Mariners to rally from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the sixth.
In other games, Mariners ace JON GONZALEZ fired a complete game five hitter to top the NR Robins and the Mariners rallied from a 9-5 deficit against Reading by scoring 11 unanswered runs to win 16-9. KEVIN BRIFFA excelled on the hill for his first MAriners win. Other offensive stars were BLAKE BARBEITO, JAMES ROUBAL, SEAN FERGUSON and SAM BERG.
WITH STRUBLE'S PARENTS IN ATTENDANCE, YOUNG MARINERS CRUSH BONNIES FOR MATT
June 26, 2009
The Mariners welcomed MATT STRUBLE'S visiting parents from Defiance, Ohio, by providing their ace righty with ten runs and the Mariners crushed the Bonnies, 10-4 to win the WBA Battle of Brooklyn at PG#3 by the score of 10-4.
MATT STRUBLE, tuning for his MLB showcase against Pelham, was on cruise control throughout.VIC PANTOPOLOUS stroked three doubles. JAMES ROUBAL has two hits and two walks and MATT WHELEHAN and SAM BERG combined for five of the athletic young Mariners 11 steals against their overmatched opponent.
MARINERS MATT SAFKO NAMED ALL CITY CHSAA FIRST TEAM ALL STAR
June 19, 2009
Mariners outfielder MATT SAFKO added 2009 NYC CHSAA First team ALL STAR laurels to his resume.
ACC beware! Matt's comin to Terpland! Congrats, Matt
IMPORTANT MARINERS SCHEDULE CHANGES: READ THIS NOW
June 19, 2009
The Mariners doubleheaders scheduled for Westchester on Saturday and Sunday June 20 and 21 will now be played at PG#7 (astroturf field) at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Be there at 1pm
MARINERS NAVY WIN CLASSIC, 13-10; COTOV, TORRES, STRUBLE, COSME, BRIFFA EXCEL
June 14, 2009
The Mariners Navy Team, captained by VIC PANTOPOLOUS, defeated the Mariners Teal Team in the First Annual Mariners Classic held at PG#7, 13-10. Before an enthusiastic crowd of parents, friends and ladies a great time was had by all in the 12 inning marathon ballgame. Special kudos to FRANCIS TORRES who caught all 12 innings for the winners and to STEVE COTOV who banged out four hit and TJ CONABOY who went yard over the distant right center wall at PG#7. Excellent pitching abounded, with MATT (no hit) STRUBLE, VICTOR COSME and KEVIN BRIFFA all excelling.
The winners will receive two pre paid Mariners Raffle Tickets, courtesy of manager Joe Victor and free libations courtesy of the folks at Uncle Mike's.
LUCKLESS MARINERS RAINED OUT FOURTH STRAIGHT TIME; MAKEUP SET
June 12, 2009
The doubleheader between the Mariners and New Rochelle set for Saturday, June 13 at Mount St. Michaels has been rained out. This is the fourth consecutive rainout for the Mariners.
The games will be made up on Sunday, June 14th at PG#7 at 2pm (be there at 1pm). We are wearing home whites
ROCKLAND DOGS REFUSE TO PLAY MARINERS IN BROOKLYN
June 11, 2009
After the Mariners threw a double beating on the Dogs at their park on Memorial Day, 13-6 and 10-0, Rockland has refused to play the Mariners in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 14th.
The matter in now in the hands of the WBA.
MARINERS SMASH BONNIES TWICE: HELLER,PANTOPOLOUS, STRUBLE AND TORRES EXCEL,
June 7, 2009
The sun came out and so did the Mill Basin Mariners offense with the result that the Mariners swamped the Bonnies twice by scores of 5-3 and 11-1.
In the first game JON GONZALEZ (waiting for that call from the LA Dodgers) saved the game for starter BRIAN FRIEDMAN (2-1).
The second game belonged to Mariner ace MATT (no hit) STRUBLE, who pitched a three hitter and struck out seven in a route going performance.
Hitting stars included Amherst sensation KEVIN HELLER who pounded out five hits in the doubleheader and Mariners captain VIC PANTOPOLOUS who capped a perfect five for five day by blasting a WO home run over the distant 397ft sign on PG#3.
Mariners catchers were superb also. ERIC GUTIERREZ had a pair of hits in the opener, and Mariners rising star FRANCIS TORRES was a perfect three for three in the nightcap, threw out a runner and flawlessly executed a
a rundown between third and home. Francis modestly attributed his stellar perfermance to ":Saturday night conditioning". Northeastern shortstop SAM BERG had two hits in the cap and NY Tech first sacker STEVE MC NAMARA chipped in with a June double.
MATT STRUBLE PITCHES NO HITTER AGAINST STAMFORD WHITE SOX 6-0-
May 31, 2009
Mariners righty MATT STRUBLE pitched the WBA's first no hitter of 2009, beating the Stamford White Sox 6-0 at Cubeta Field. Matt struck out seven and walked six in a brilliant pitching display against one of the WBA's toughest clubs on their home field. JOHN TOMASELLI and JAMES WONG each had three hits.
MARINERS GAIN SPLIT WITH PELHAM AS YOUNG PLAYERS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS
May 30, 2009
The Mariners gained a split with the areas top club, the Pelham Mets, by coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win the second game of a doubleheader played at Legion after the Mets won the opener, 5-3.
Mariner rookie KALIL JONES doubled in a pair to close the gap to 3-2 and in the sixth, Mariners catcher SEAN FERGUSON singled in a pair with two outs to put the Mariners ahead for good. The young Mariners used their speed and athleticism to add an insurance pair in the seventh. Gonzalez, unhittable after the first, breezed to his second win of the young season much to the approval of the LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sux onlookers.
MARINERS ARREST NYPD IN TRI-COUNTY OPENER, 10-4 BEHIND KYLE CONTINO
May 29, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners opened their Tri County season with a thrilling come from behind victory over the NYPD, 10-4 at Rumbrook Park. Despite the excellent pitching of lefty KYLE CONTINO who scattered six hits in a splendid route going performance, the Mariners trailed 4-0 before exploding for three runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and three more in the seventh. First sacker IAN TORO slammed three hits, as did newcomer SAM BERG who singled three times before walking to complete a perfect day. Mariners' shortstop JAMES (JEETS) WONG chipped in two hits including a bases clearing triple. MATT (WHEELS) WHELEHAN and BLAKE BARBEITO each had two hits among the fifteen the Mariners garnered. The ten run outburst marked the 6th time in 9 games the Mariners have scored in double figures this young season.
MARINERS DROWN ROCKLAND RIVER DOGS TWICE
May 25, 2009
The Mill Basin MAriners swepta doubleheader from the toothless Rockland River Dogs on MEmorial Day, winning 13-6 behind STEVE COTOV and VICTOR COSME and 10-0 behind the lefty slants of MASON FARR who was particularly impressive in crafting an 83 pitch shutout while yielding two hits and a walk. Farr fanned nine dawgs in his five innings of work.
The Mariners attack was led again by JAMES WONG, VIC PANTOPOLOUS, KEVIN HELLER and STEVE RUYGROK who are beginning to resemble the 2009 edition of the famed "Murderers Row". Returning All America MATT SAFKO celebrated his return to the diamond by banging out four hits. PANTOPOLOUS' home run meant that he has gone yard in every field we played on this weekend.
MARINERS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF 2009 TO GOTHAMS, 8-4, REBOUND TO WIN NIGHTCAP, 11-8
May 24, 2009
The Mariners coughed up a three run lead and suffered their first loss of the season to the New York Gothams. KYLE CONTINO pitched four strong innings and was not involved in the decision.
In the nightcap, the Mariners scored five times in the last inning to come from behind and beat the Gothams, 11-8. VIC PANTOPOLOUS homered and STEVE RUYGROK and JOHN TOMASELLI delivered key hits, but the real hero of the win was JAMES ROUBAL who came in in relief of MATT STRUBLE and shut down the Gothams offense completely.
MARINERS CRUSH COLLEGIANS TWICE ON WBA OPENING DAY
May 23, 2009
The Mariners taught the New York Collegians an out of class lesson they will not soon forget as they launched their WBA season by thrashing the Collegians twice. The scores were 10-0 with BRIAN FRIEDMAN tossing the shutout and 11-0 with JON GONZALEZ shooting the blanks.
There were many offensive and defensive stars including Mariners captain, VIC PANTOPOLOUS and Mariners rising star KEVIN HELLER who each smashed long 3 run homeruns over distant fences on PG#7. Infielders JAMES DI BIASIO and STEVE MC NAMARA reached base a combined total of 12 times in the twin bill.
MARINERS WIN AGAIN; FINISH PRE-SEASON UNBEATEN
May 17, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners finished their 2009 pre-season schedule Sunday undefeated by besting a tough Brookyn Bonnies team, 5-2 at PG#3.
Once again the outstanding Mariners pitching staff showed the way. STEPHEN COTIV (NYITD1) pitched four scoreless frames allowing one hit and was followed by Mariners ace BRIAN FRIEDMAN (QueensD2) who threw five frames and allowed two unearned runs and two hits. Marines' closer JAMES ROUBAL(Nassau CC JUCO1) earned the save by pitching a perfect tenth inning.
All in all, the Mariners staff for the weekend yielded no earned runs and just seven hit and 17ks in 19innings of work. Mariners sparkplug MIKE TRIOLO (SJU), filled in at short beautifully for an ill JAMES WONG and "ignited" the Mariners offense with a perfect bunt single and a line drive double over the centerfielder's head which plated a run. Congrat, Mike. That's what makes us champions!
MARINERS SLAUGHTER GIANTS IN EXHIBITION OPENER, 21-0
May 16, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners slaughtered the NY Giants, 21-0 in pre-season exhibtion play. This Gaints team is surely the weakest team we will play in 2009. The Mariners pounded out 17 hits , and LOU WELSH, KYLE CONTINO and JAMES ROUBAL threw a combined nine inning three hitter whiffing nine hapless Giants. Nuf said.
MARINERS MUNDAY NAMED A10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
May 12, 2009
Fireballing Mariners righty DAN MUNDAY showed why he was the 2008 winner of the Manager's Award, the Mariners highest honor, as he was named A10
Rookie of the Week, Dan picked up his first D1 college win for Fordham and earned his second save. Congrats, Dan, my fellow Ram Man!
BOBBIE CHASET TO APPEAR ON BARTENDER WARS
May 8, 2009
The Mariners favorite barkeep , Ms. BOBBIE CHASET, has been chosen to appear on a new reality series entited "Bartender Wars", Bobbie, who pours with a heavy hand as she likes to say, credits part of her suceess to the fact that she had to sit through endless Mariners games last season while boyfriend Phil Raymond struck out again and again. Congrats!
MARINERS HOTLINE BACK IN USE
May 2, 2009
The Mariners 2009 Hotline, 718-444-3522 has been reactivated for the 2009 season. Please use it for practice dates, fields and time, and for exhibition games until the regular season begins on May 23.
FRIEDMAN EXCELS, BUT QUEENS LOSES AGAIN
April 18, 2009
Mariners' ace BRIAN FRIEDMAN continued his quest for All Conference honors by hurling another nine inning complete game against STA on Saturday. Friedman yielded no earned runs, but lost a 3-1 decision as the Knights offense and defense were non existent. Baserunning blunders also contributed to the loss. Queens' lone run was driven in Mariners first sacker NOEL GERENA's double. Friedman has now yielded no earned runs in his last 19 innings of work. Former Mariner and recent Washington Wild Things signee (Frontier League) BRIAN HONEYMAN, excelled in operating the electronic scoreboard. Brian reports on May 3rd. Good Luck, Brian.
MARINERS 2009 SCHEDULE UPDATE
April 14, 2009
The final 2009 Mariners schedule will be posted by the end of the weekend of April 26th.
The schedule runs from May 23 to August 2 with a break for the Harrisburg trip on July 2-5.
The NABF WS Trip is currently set for Aug. 5-9
NCAC HONORS MASON FARR
April 7, 2009
Mariners lefty MASON FARR who pitches for Ohio Wesleyan has been named North Coast Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" for his sterling mound efforts. Congrats.
MARINERS LAND LEFT HANDED ACE MASON FARR
March 31, 2009
The Mariners completed their 2009 pitching staff by acquiring the services of potential pro lefty MASON FARR who will travel from Indiana to join the Mariners in New York this summer. Mason, a freshman at Ohio Wesleyan University, has toyed with League comp and leads the team with a 4-0 mark.
He stands 6'4 and weighs 205 and is sure to attract significant attention from pro scouts this summer pitching for the Mariners. Welcome, Mason
MARINERS HS ALL AMERICA CHOOSES MARYLAND
March 29, 2009
MATT SAFKO, Mariners HS Under Armour All America. has made it official. He will attend the University of Maryland and play for the Terps in Fall, 2009.
MARINERS SCHEDULE SPRING EXHIBITIONS WITH NEW ROCHELLE AND BONNIES
March 7, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners will lock horns with the Brooklyn Bonnies and New Rochelle Lightning in two pre season twin bills.
The Mariners meet the New Rochelle Lightning on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 12 noon in New Rochelle,
The Mariners meet the Brooklyn Bonnies on Sunday, May 17, 2007 at 12 noon at Parade Ground #3.
The WBA season opener is scheduled for SAturday, May 23, 2009 against the NY Collegians.
MIKE TRIOLO JOINS 2009 MARINERS
February 28, 2009
Scrappy MIKE TRIOLO, starting infielder for the 2008 top ranked PSAL Madison Knights, now at St. John's, has joined the Mariners solid infielder corps for 2009. Mike bring a variety of skills to the Mariners including his excellent defense, bunting and baserunning ability, passionate intensity, will to win, and of course his jumping jacks antics. Welcome Mike.(oh, he can hit too).
MARINERS RAFFLE OFFERS $10,000 FIRST PRIZE
February 26, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners announced that first prize in its 2009 Limited Ticket Raffle will be $10,000 CASH. The second prize is $1000 in CASH.
The RAFFLE is limited to 200 tickets priced at $100.00 per ticket. Once these tickets are sold, no more will be offered.
The winners will be drawn by a member of the 2009 Mariners at a special team event later in the summer.
More details to follow shortly. Time to start thinking what YOU would do with an extra 100 Bejamins in your pocket!
TOP TEN REASONS A GIRL SHOULD DATE A MILL BASIN MARINER
February 25, 2009
1.....They have great hands
2.....They are used to scoring no matter what base they are on
3.....They have tremendous endurance.
4,,,,,They always use a glove.
5.....They don't stop till the job is done, and there are always extra innings.
6.....They never strike out
7.....They like to touch every base carefully
8.....They don't mind diving face first into the grass
9.....They take the extra base if they can get it
10....They slide into home really hard.
(thanks, Derek McBride)
MARINERS ANNOUNCE PARTIAL 2009 SCHEDULE
February 19, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners announced a partial 2009 schedule with opponents, fields, dates and times.
Go to "Divisions" Westchester Baseball Association to view this schedule.;Click Mariners team button)
NOTE: THIS SCHEDULE RUNS ONLY UNTIL JULY 10TH.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE 14 PGL NIGHT LEAGUE GAMES
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE TRIP TO HARRISBURG< PA. JULY 2-5 FOR THE FIRECRACKER TOURNAMENT.
MARINERS OPEN WBA SEASON WITH THREE DAY SIX PACK
February 18, 2009
The Mill basin Mariners will open the WBA 2009 season by playing back to back to back doubleheaders on Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24, 25; the schedule includes:
Sat. May 23 vs. NY Collegians at Fordham
Sun. May 24 vs Clarkstown at Germond Park (Rockland County)
Mon. May 25 vs Stamford Vikings at Cubeta Field in Stamford, Ct.
MARINERS OPEN TRICOUNTY SEASON ON MAY 26
February 17, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners will open the TriCounty League 2009 season against the powerful NYPD team on Tuesday night, May 26, 2009 at 7:45pm at Hutch Field in Mount Vernon. The NYPD defeated the Mariners in 2008 in a 9-8 thriller. Payback time, gents.
NOEL GERENA JOINS 2009 MARINERS
February 16, 2009
The Mariners have acquired the services of NOEL GERENA, senior first baseman from Queens College. Noel figures to do some heavy hitting in the middle of the Mariners potent lineup and joins fellow Queens teammates BRIAN FRIEDMAN, KYLE CONTINO and CARLOS SUAREZ in addition to Queens alums LOU WELSH and VIC PANTOPOULIS on the 2009 Mariners.
VIC PANTOPOULIS NAMED INTERIM CAPTAIN FOR 2009
February 12, 2009
VIC PANTOPOULIS, the Mariners 2008 MVP, was named interim team captain for 2009, replacing FLYNN SKIDMORE, who is rehabbing from major shoulder surgery.
MARINERS SEEK TRI-COUNTY TITLE
February 3, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners are well prepared for the 2009 Ti County League season which pits the Tri State areas best unlimited teams against one another in a predominantly night league schedule played at St. John's University, Fordham University, Glover Field, Farmingdale and other A list venues.
Membership in the league is by invitation only and includes this season the LI Storm, the LI Astros, the Pelham Mets, the New Rochelle Robins, the NYPD and the NY Collegians in addition to the Mariners. Since 1997 these teams have combined to win 22 NABF and AABC Regional titles, four National Championships and three York Invitational Tournament titles. Want to play against the best? Here we go.
STEVE RUYGROK IN CHICAGO FOR NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
January 25, 2009
Mariners catcher STEVE RUYGROK has just returned from Chicago where he represented Ohio Wesleyan University at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference held there this past weekend. Congrats!
MARINERS PUBLISH 2009 DRUG GUIDELINES
January 24, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners published its 2009 drug guidelines as follows:
The use of any of the below referenced will result in immediate dismissal from the team and notification to your college coach. In addition, if you are an out of town player, you will be sent home immediately. Other penalties may also apply:
Illegal drugs (including marijuana)
Prescription drugs such as vicodin, oxycontin , secco and pheno amps and the like.
This policy is effective immediately (01/24/09).
MARINERS NAME 2009 STAFF
January 18, 2009
Below is the Mariners staff for the 2009 season:
Manager: Joe Victor
Third base coach, batting: Joe Castellano
First base coach, infielders, catching: Ron Fulco
Player-coach, Steve Ruygrok
Special Skills Instructors:
First base, infielders, hitting: Oreste Marrero
Outfielders, base running, batting: Rusty Torres
Pitching:Mitch Smielowitz, Lou Welsh, Frank Rodriguez
MARINERS OPEN WBA SEASON ON SATURDAY, MAY 23
January 17, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners will open the 2009 WBA season with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 23, 2009. The Mariners will also play doubleheaders on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25th. ( Memorial Day)
WESTCHESTER BASEBALL ASSOCIATION DIVISION FORMAT FOR 2009
Mill Basin Mariners
New Rochelle Robins
Stamford Ct. White Sox
Tarrytown, NY Knights
Bergen NJ Saints
Stamford Ct Vikings
New Rochelle Lightning
(This is a crossover schedule formatted for WBA League championship play)
2009 WBA League Championship Series (All Series are best of three)
Series A: North1 vs. South2
Series B: North2 vs. South1
Series C: Winner of A vs. Winner B for championship
MARINERS PUBLISH 2009 PRELIMINARY ROSTER
January 14, 2009
It's available elsewhere on the site. Go to Westchester Baseball Association Division.
MARINERS ADD ZACH ,FRENTSOS TO 2009 ROSTER
January 14, 2009
The Mariners have added , ZACH FRENTSOS, a sophomore LH Outfielder to the 2009 Mariners roster. Zach attends Ohio Wesleyan University, will summer in NYC and play for the Mariners. . He . Frentsos batted over .300 in his Freshman season, hits lefthanded for power and will patrol the Mariners outfield. He also brings speed to the top of the Mariners lineup (he was a perfect 9 for 9 in stolen bases last year) where he joins James DiBiasio and James Wong. Zach stands 6' and weighs 185 libs.
MARINERS AWARDS DINNER INAUGURATES NEW SEASON
January 7, 2009
The Mill Basin Mariners kicked off their 2009 season with their Annual Awards Dinner held on Sunday evening January 4, 2009 at Buckley's Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
Award winners included:
Manager's Award: Dan Munday
MVP: Vic Pantoupolis
Batting Awards: Carlos Suarez and James Wong
Pitching Award: Brian Friedman
Fielding Award: Eric Gutierrez
Athlete of the Year: Matt Safko
Team Player: Tom Karasinski
Sponsor of the Year: Dr. Ron Safko
Leadership Award: Flynn Skidmore
Two other Mariners were honored by leagues for outstanding performances:
PGL Pitcher of the Year: Jonathan Gonzalez
WBA Rising Star Award (Best Younger Player): James Wong
MARINERS ADD FORMER ML OUTFIELDER RUSTY TORRES AS SPECIAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
December 27, 2008
The Mill Basin Mariners announced today that RUSTY TORRES, former ML outfielder with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians,had joined the 2009 Mariners. Rusty, known as "Mr. Defense" in his playing days, will work especially with Mariners' outfielders to improve and sharpen their defensive skills. Rusty, as a switch hitter, also brings a wealth of batting knowledge to the Mariners. He was traded from the Yankees to the Cleveland Indians in 1973 for Graig Nettles in what he describes as "the only smart trade George Steinbrenner ever made"
Rusty will be a guest speaker at the Mariners Awards Dinner which will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 6pm at Buckley's Restaurant located at 2926 Avenue S in Brooklyn
INDOOR WORKOUT ROUTINES
December 2, 2008
Mariners are urged to go to baseballstrength.com and sign up for a two week trial membership. It costs $1.00, You can then view all the indoor workout routines on the site.
If a $1.00 is too much for you go to facebook and click on mabl/msbl. Scroll down until you hit the video section and you can view many of the same workout videos free of charge.
JUSTIN RIDDELL JOINS TOLEDO BOUND MARINERS
November 29, 2008
JUSTIN RIDDELL, hard hitting sophomore outfielder for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and a rising star in the Big East Conference, will join the Mariners for the NABF College World Series in Toledo, Ohio in August.
MATT SAFKO SELECTED UNDER ARMOUR PRE-SEASON ALL AMERICAN
November 23, 2008
Mariners outfielder MATT SAFKO (Xavier HS) has been selected to the Under Armour Pre Season All American HS Baseball Team. Matt will receive his award and particpate in the Under Armour All Star Tournament in Tucson, Arizona, January 14-16, 2009. Congrats, Matt!
JAMES DIBIASIO JOINS 2009 MARINERS
November 4, 2008
Middle infielder JAMES DIBIASIO will summer in NYC and play his baseball for the Mariners. Known for his speed, defense and potent stick, James also brings the intangibles of hard work, attitude and desire to the Mariners. He was twice selected as First Team All Conference while playing at Westlake High School in Cleveland. In 2008 he was chosen as a member of the Mizuno All Ohio Team. Welcome James!
James is a Freshman at Ohio Wesleyan University.
MARINERS TOLEDO BOUND IN AUGUST FOR NABF COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
November 1, 2008
The Mariners have accepted a direct bid to play in the 2009 NABF College World Series to be held in August at Mud Hens field in Toledo, Ohio. This means because of our strength of schedule (WBA, PGL and TriCounty), the Mariners will not have to play in a Regional, but will go direct to the WS in Toledo.
MATT STRUBLE JOINS 2009 MARINERS STAFF
October 31, 2008
MATT STRUBLE, a 6'4' 235lb Junior pitcher at Ohio Wesleyan University in Ohio, will spend the summer of 2009 in New York and figures to be an important part of the already impressive Mariners rotation. Still just 20 years old, Matt won five games last year as a sophomore at OWU and figures to anchor the staff this season. Matt joins OWU teammates STEVE RUYGROK and FLYNN SKIDMORE on the 2009 Mariners.
MARINERS ADD ORESTE MARRERO TO STAFF FOR 2009
October 19, 2008
Former Major League First baseman, ORESTE MARRERO, who played for the Expos and Dodgers between 1993-1996 has agreed to join the 2009 Mariners as coach/ special skills instructor for the 2009 season. Plus we get to hear all his ML clubhouse stories. Welcome Oreste.
STEVE RUYGROK JOINS 2009 MARINERS
October 18, 2008
STEVE RUYGROK, 6'2" 195lb Junior starting catcher at Ohio Wesleyan University for the past two seasons will summer in New York and play his baseball with the Mariners. RUYGROK has helped guide his OWU team to the cusp of the D3 World Series in 2007 and 2008. He was selected to the 2007 All NCAC Tournament Team and the 2007 ALL Mideast Regional Tournament team as a Freshman . In 2008 he was selected to the All New York Regional Tournament Team. Steve is an accomplished defensive player with an insightful knowledge of the inner workings of the game who is analytical and motivational simultaneously. He will be in NYC on December 17-18-19 and plans to meet with as many members of the Mariners as possible, especially members of the pitching staff. The Mariners are proud to have this gentleman on our roster for 2009.
MARINERS' HURLER GONZALEZ TO BE HONORED BY PGL
October 12, 2008
To no one's surprise Mariners ace JONATHAN GONZALEZ (Monroe College) was selected as the best pitcher in the PGL 17-18 year old Division for 2008. Jonathan, who was the MVP of the 2007 PGL Summer 17 year old division in 2007, will receive his award in person at the PGL Dinner to be held on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Buckley's Restaurant in Brooklyn.
KEEPING IN TOUCH OFFSEASON 2008
September 13, 2008
All Mariners are urged to keep in touch with each other during the off season. There are several ways to do this.
Keep in touch with team doings by checking the website regularly
Emailing each other or messaging each other on Facebook
Calling each other. Know what your team mates are doing, Even the smallest nugget is part of the bonding ritual.
Need someone's cell or email?
Call me at 718-968-3120
email me at email@example.com
leave a message for me on Facebook.
I'll respond with whatever info you want.
MARINERS HAVE A HOT LINE; USE IT
CALL THE MARINERS HOT LINE AT 718-444-3522 FOR UPDATES ON SCHEDULED GAMES, RAINOUTS AND FIELD CONDITIONS. DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING. CALL TO BE SURE.