Haverford Township Hilltop
Baseball, Softball and Challenger League

Welcome to the Haverford Township Hilltop Baseball, Softball and Challenger League

The Haverford Township Hilltop Baseball, Softball and Challenger League provides instructional and competitive baseball and softball play for children ages 4 through 12 and 16 through 18.
WEATHER ALERT:
06/12/2014

ALL GAMES ARE CANCELLED

Registration is underway for the 2014 season.

Please see the information below and visit Hilltop's Registration page for forms and additional information.
League News
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:00 EDT
    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop will be conducting a Fall baseball program for in-house players from the Spring 2014 season. The program will run September 6 through October 19, 2014. For more information and to register, please see the registration letter and form. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, August 20.
  • Fri, 18 Jul 2013 20:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop's 11-&-Under tournament team won Pennsylvania Cal Ripken's Southeast State Championship in a 2-1 victory. This is Hilltop's 5th ever State Championship.

    Congratulations to the team:
    Bud Wright (Manager), Chris Dempsey (Coach), John Higson (Coach)

    Trey Albanese, Jake Coneys, Chris Dempsey, Dom Fantozzi, Will Higson, Kyle Lazer, Ryan McCarthy, Joe McCormick, Jack McKeon, Carter McKeown, Ryan Redmond, Jimmy Wright

    2014 State Champions
  • Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:15:00 EDT
    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Parents from Hilltop's 12-&-Under tournament team will be guest bartending at the Brick n Brew to raise money for the Cooperstown trip.

    Where: Brick n Brew
    2138 Darby Rd
    Havertown, PA 19083
    484-455-7250

    When: Tuesday, June 24 starting at 7:00 P.M.

    Don't be a dud, come and have some suds!
  • Sat, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:00 EDT
    Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    The Bonner & Prendie coaching staff will be conducting a summer baseball camp June 23 through June 27. Please see the flyer for more information.
  • Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:00:00 EDT
    Major Baseball:
    Cardinals (Champions)
    Falcons (Runners-up)

    Minor Baseball:
    Bisons (Champions)
    Bears (Runners-up)

    Prep Baseball:
    Temple (Champions)
    Penn (Runners-up)

    Cadet Baseball:
    Stallions (Champions)
    Barbaro (Runners-up)
    Major Softball:
    Glory (Champions)
    Racers (Runners-up)

    Minor Softball:
    Sharks (Champions)
    Dolphins (Runners-up)

    Cadet Softball:
    Bees (Champions)
    Wasps (Runners-up)
  • Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:00:00 EDT
    Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Who really feels like cooking in 90° weather? Come support Hilltop's 12-&-Under tournament team by dining at Maggie O'Neill's on Thursday, June 12th.
    Mention "Hilltop Cooperstown trip" when dining and 25% of the proceeds will go to our 12-&-Under tournament team's trip to Cooperstown on July 19th.
    Check out the menu at maggieoneills.com.
  • Sat, 17 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT
    Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    For a limited time, Hilltop Babe Ruth Baseball will have spiritwear available through C&M Sporting Goods. This sale has been developed exclusively for Hilltop Babe Ruth Baseball to greatly simplify the team gear ordering process for you. Goods will be available 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

    Visit https://cmsportinggoods.tuosystems.com/stores/hbr514 to place your order today.
  • Sun, 11 May 2013 14:00:00 EDT
    Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Villanova will be holding the following baseball camps this summer:
    • Wildcat Youth Baseball Camp
      6/18 - 6/20 ~ Wednesday to Friday
      Location: Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth | Ages 7 - 12
      Cost: $220.00
    • Wildcat Hitters Camp (Ages 13 to High School Seniors)
      7/14 - 7/17 ~ Monday to Thursday
      Location: Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth | Ages 13 to High School Seniors
      Cost: $110.00
    • Wildcat Hitters Camp (Ages 7 - 12)
      7/14 - 7/17 ~ Monday to Thursday
      Location: Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth | Ages 7 - 12
      Cost: $110.00
    For more information and to register online go to www.villanovabaseballcamps.com. Until June 1 (for the youth camp and ages 7-12 hitters camp), use the code ᥡrlybird⠷hen you register to get a discount.
  • Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:00:00 EDT
    Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for the 7-&-Under Tournament team will be held as follows:

    Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Lynnewood Field

    Sunday, May 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Cadet Field

    Contact manager Pete Demaio with any questions.
  • Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:00:00 EDT
    Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for the 8-&-Under Tournament team will be held as follows:

    Friday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. at Grasslyn Field

    Sunday, May 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Lynnewood Field

    Contact Joe Millison with any questions.
  • Thu, 1 May 2014 16:45:00 EDT
    Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for the 9-&-Under Tournament team will be held as follows:

    Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. at Lynnewood Field

    Sunday, May 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Lynnewood Field

  • Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:45:00 EDT
    Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for the 10-&-Under Tournament team will be held as follows:

    Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. at Cardinal O'Hara High School

    Sunday, May 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Cardinal O'Hara High School

    Contact Mike Wusinich at wizwins10@yahoo.com with any questions.
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:00 EDT
    Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop will be selling potted plants and specialty arrangements in the Steel Field parking lot on Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 A.M. until we run out. Come and get your Easter flowers Hilltop fresh!
  • Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:15:00 EDT
    Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for Hilltop's 11-&-Under tournament team will be held as follows:

    Friday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. at Paddock Park
    Sunday, May 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Lynnewood Field

  • Tue, 8 Apr 2013 16:30:00 EDT
    Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tryouts for Hilltop's 12-&-Under tournament team will be held as follows:

    Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 P.M. at Lynewood Field
    Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 P.M. at Lynnewood Field

    Please contact Steve Venuti at sjvenuti.cpa@hotmail.com with any questions.
  • Tue, 8 Apr 2013 16:30:00 EDT
    Sun, 18 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Tickets for Hilltop's annual Beef & Beer fundraiser are on sale now. See your team manager or stop by the snack bar.

    Beef and Beer 2014
  • Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:00 EDT
    Tue, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Please join fellow teammates, friends, and family of The Haverford Township Hilltop Baseball, Softball and Challenger League at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, May 5th when the Phillies host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 P.M. It's Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night!

    See the information flyer for ticket purchase options and more details.
  • Wed, 19 March 2014 19:45:00 EDT
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Game schedules for the 2014 season are now available. Schedules can be found on the Schedules page, as well as the Baseball, Softball, and Challenger pages.
  • Wed, 5 Mar 2013 20:30:00 EST
    Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Dear Hilltop families:

    Here is a quick update on your league and where we stand now that March has arrived.

    Communication will be important as we hope the weather breaks and Spring is on the horizon. Not to anyone's surprise but the weather has greatly affected the playing surfaces and we are all curious to see what the fields look like after the snow melts.

    Fields and start of practice
    1. We are all grateful that only three inches snow fell and not twelve.
    2. Fields and batting cages are currently closed and will be opened at the direction of the township and school district. No firm date has been provided.
      1. To be honest we are a couple weeks away from scheduling any practices. The snow must melt, than the ground must thaw and then the grass has to strengthen,
      2. The batting cage nets need to be rehung. New stone inserted and temporary fencing removed.
      3. We will continue to work closely with the township and school district on field openings but our next communication will not be until mid next week and see how the warm weekend affects the grounds.

    Game schedules
    1. We will begin to work on the game schedules this week now that we have a firm number of teams per division. We will run the first pass with opening day on March 29th.
    2. Schedules are three weeks away. Once we have a projection on field openings than we will feel comfortable releasing schedules.
    3. All import dates, including opening day will be reviewed again at the next board meeting on Sunday, March 9th.


    Team selections
    1. Coordinators are working with Don Foley and managers to schedule the team selections. The majority of these selections will begin this weekend into next week.

    4-U Pee-Wee Division
    1. You will receive an introduction letter by the end of the week explaining the program, volunteerism at each session and other important frequently asked questions.
    2. Welcome to Hilltop and I look forward to meeting you.

    Important Dates
    • First week of March will be team selection
    • March 9th at 7pm will be baseball tournament manager elections
    • March 22nd will be Family Clean up day from 10am to Noon
    • March 29th will be the Parade/Opening Day 校ll players to Manoa Elementary by 8:45am
    • April 12th will be Picture Day 栔ime TBD after in house schedule is released.
    • May 5th 栈illtop Night at the Phillies!
    • May 17th will be All Star Day and Beef and Beer

    All-Star Day and Beef and Beer will be Saturday May 17th
    We are going to try something new this year based on the success of the 50th anniversary weekend. We will have All-star day and the Beer and Beer on one day.
    • 9-4pm will be All Star activities
    • 7-11pm will be the Beef and Beer at the American legion
    • (Sunday games will start at Noon for recovery time)
    • We will be placing a large tent in the back parking lot to accommodate the additional guests, so line up your baby sitters now.

    Regards,

    Fred
  • Sun, 2 Mar 2013 16:15:00 EST
    Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The softball coaches clinic scheduled for tonight at the Friends Central school is cancelled due to the expected weather conditions. The clinic will be reschedule for a later date.
  • Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:00:00 EST
    Sun, 2 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST
    The 12-&-Under and 10-&-Under Hilltop Hurricanes girls softball travel team would like to inform you that we will soon be conducting try-outs for our 2014 teams on Saturday, February 22 and Saturday, March 1 from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Both Tryouts will be at the Manoa Elementary School gym. For more information please see the 2014 information letter and download a copy of the registration form. Players trying out for the 10-&-Under team should also see the 10-&-Under information letter.
  • Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:45:00 EST
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Congratulations - The DeMaio Allstate Agency Hands in the Community $1,000 grant has been approved for Hilltop Babe Ruth Baseball League. The Allstate Foundation is proud to honor the community service of Agent Peter DeMaio. This grant is intended to benefit your organization as operating support or program funding where the Allstate agency owner volunteers.

    The Allstate Foundation
    Grants Management Team
  • Thu, 23 Jan 2013 20:30:00 EST
    Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
    Hilltop is sponsoring a FREE baseball coaches clinic open to everyone registered in our league.

    When: Sunday, February 23
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
    Where: Haverford College's Alumni Field House
    Hosted by: Haverford College staff, lead by manager Dave Beccaria

    The more educated we are, the better the experience our players will have for this upcoming season.
  • Wed, 15 Jan 2013 21:45:00 EST
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Please see the important dates flyer for information on Opening Day, All-Star Day, Picture Day, and more.
  • Fri, 3 Jan 2013 18:00:00 EDT
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop will be conducting try-outs for our 10-&-Under and 12-&-Under DelVal travel softball teams in the coming weeks. Please see the information letter for more information on our DelVal softball program. Players interested in trying out should complete the registration form and bring it to try-outs. Additional information will be available as we get closer to try-outs. Please contact Joe Donato with any questions.
    Joe.donato@siemens.com
    267-278-5422
  • Fri, 3 Jan 2013 18:00:00 EST
    Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop will be hosting a Winter softball clinic on Thursdays and Saturdays. Thursday sessions will focus on pitching for players who will be in the 9 through 12 age divisions this season. Saturday sessions will focus on general skill instruction. Registration will be held on Saturday, January 4 at 3:15 P.M. at Manoa Elementary School. For more information and to obtain a registration form please see the information sheet.
  • Fri, 3 Jan 2013 17:00:00 EST
    Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
    Hilltop will be hosting a Winter baseball clinic on Thursday nights from Thursday, January 16 through Thursday, February 20. Registration will be held on Thursday, January 9 from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. at Coopertown Elementary School. For more information and to obtain a registration form please see the information sheet.
  • Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:15:00 EST
    Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:00:00 EST
    Hilltop's Board and General League Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at American Legion Post 667 located on Steel Road. Elections for the DelVal travel softball teams will be held at this meeting.
  • Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:00:00 EST
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    This year the Hilltop Board of Directors has decided to hold coaches elections for our DelVal teams at the December 8th meeting at 7:00 P.M. in the American Legion Post (upstairs). This is being done in order for the elected coaches to take an active role in both the pitching and general skills clinics that will take place throughout the winter months and allow for more productive instruction for all girls regardless of initial skill levels. Try-outs for both the 10-&Under and 12-&-Under teams will be conducted in early February as usual, and participation in the clinics will not affect the evaluation process.

    I urge all interested coaches to contact myself or Fred Steigerwalt and to attend the Dec 8th meeting. We will have two (2) independent teams (10-&Under and 12-&-Under) playing a full Del Val schedule with end of year tournaments. I have attached general information about our DelVal program for all to review. We are looking forward to an exciting 2014 season, one that is full of learning, winning and most of all enjoyment for the players.

    Please see the DelVal information letter and try-out form for more information.

    Regards,

    Joe Donato
    Vice-President of Softball Operations
    Cell: 267-278-5422
    Joe.donato@siemens.com
  • Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:45:00 EST
    Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
    Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting (and elections) Sacred Heart (SH)
    Sun, Oct 13, 2013 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting SH
    Sun, Nov 10, 2013 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting SH
    Sun, Dec 8, 2013
     
    7:00 P.M.
     
    Board Meeting
    DelVal Softball manager elections
    American Legion (AL)
     
    Sun, Jan 12, 2014 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting SH
    Sat, Jan 18, 2014 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Registration SH and AL
    Sun, Feb 9, 2014
     
    7:00 P.M.
     
    Board Meeting
    In-house manager elections
    SH
     
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
     
    7:00 P.M.
     
    Board Meeting
    Baseball tournament manager elections
    SH
     
    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting SH
    Sun, May 18, 2014 7:30 P.M. Board Meeting SH
    Sun, Jun 8, 2014
     
    6:00 P.M.
    7:00 P.M.
    Board Meeting
    Coaches Appreciation Night
    TBD
     
  • Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:30:00 EDT
    Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 EDT
    Hilltop's Board and General League Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sacred Heart Church Falls Center located on the corner of North Manoa Road and Wilson Avenue.
  • Sat, 2 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EDT
    This is a reminder that all Board members, Managers, Travel team assistant coaches, and select volunteers are required to undergo a background check. Please familiarize yourself with Hilltop's background check policy.
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:00:00 EDT Kick off Hilltop's Reunion Weekend by celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the League at the Annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser. The Beef and Beer is on Saturday, May 18 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from your team manager or online at http://hilltop50.eventbrite.com/. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Americal Legion Post 667
1112 Steel Road
Havertown, PA 19083

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