2014 Fall Champions: Bensenville Bison


Congratulations to the Bensenville Bison on winning the annual Fall Ball Tournament. After compiling an impressive 9-3-1 regular season record, Bensenville won 4 tournament games to take the championship. After smooth sailing in the first two rounds vs Park Ridge Black and the Evanston Cubs, Bensenville then had a come from behind win in the semi-finals game against Skokie Indians Black. This setup a championship game against Skokie Indians Blue, who had a regular season record of 7-2-1. After falling behind early in the game, Bensenville rallied in route to an 8-4 victory. Great job Bison!

NSYBA Fall Ball Tournament Bracket

The annual NSYBA Fall Ball Tournament will take place the weekend of October 17th – October 19th. The tournament Semi-Finals and Championship will take place on Sunday the 19th at James Park in Evanston. The tentative Fall Ball Tournament bracket is available below.

For any league related questions, contact Mases Hagopian at mases26@gmail.com.

2014 Fall Ball Schedules, Standings, Game Reports

You can view the links below to see the updated league schedule, game reports, and the standings. Any updates to the schedule will be indicated with a time stamp. NOTE: The standings are purely for record keeping and they also include part-teams that play a few games during the Fall. Since it is an unbalanced schedule, standings will not indicate placement in the end of season tournament.

2014 Summer Champions: Niles Red Sox


Congratulations to the Niles Red Sox on winning the Summer Ball Tournament. After compiling a 5-6 regular season record, Niles went 4-1 in the double elimination tournament, finishing with a 9-7 record on the season. After losing in the second round to Glenview, Niles battled back and beat Glenview twice in a row to take the championship.

NSYBA Summer Ball Tournaments

The 2014 Summer Ball Tournaments will begin on Sunday August 3rd. This year there will be the traditional house-league double elimination bracket, as well as a separate bracket for the participating travel teams. You can view the tournament brackets below and updates will be made on a daily basis as the tournament progresses. Results for each individual game can be found within the Game Results file.

Evanston Buddy BasebALL on Sundays for Disabled Players

Our friends at Evanston Baseball are running their annual Buddy BasebALL event this Sunday. Evanston Buddy basebALL provides individuals with a mental and/or physical disability the opportunity to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. Buddyball is open for players between 5 years old and up to 20 and there is no charge or any fees to participate. Games will take place on Sundays in August at 2pm at James Park in Evanston.

For more information, you can view the post at the Evanston Baseball Website. Please email Mike Hamann at hamann@ameritech.net if you are interested or have any questions. HELP spread the word! The more people that hear about it the better.

NSYBA Fall Pony Baseball League

The NSYBA Fall Ball Season is just around the corner. Fall Pony Baseball is designed for kids that are just entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. Like all our Pony leagues, this will be played on the 54-80 Baseball diamond field dimensions. Games will begin the weekend of August 23rd (with some teams beginning Labor Day weekend, and others the week after Labor Day). Teams will play 1 game each Saturday, along with additional weekday games if desired. Accommodations can be made for teams that would prefer to play Sunday games instead of Saturdays.

The season concludes with a weekend Fall Ball tournament, taking place Thursday October 16th – Sunday October 19th. (With the following weekend serving as the rain date).

The level of play is Pony ‘House-League’. Teams that were 12u teams during the Spring and are just moving up to Pony are welcome to play. For higher end 13u teams and all 14u teams, the NSYBA recommends playing in the Glenview Baseball Fall League.

The NSYBA Fall Ball league is a ‘free-to-play’ league, in that there is no registration cost for community sponsored teams. However, home teams will provide their own umpire, game balls, as well as their own home fields. Accommodations can be made if no home field is available. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mases Hagopian
NSYBA Commissioner

2014 Spring Champions: Warren Park Warriors


After a near perfect record during the regular season, Warren Park kept it rolling in the playoffs with convincing wins over the Lincolnwood Yankees, Edgebrook Mets, and the Skokie Indians Crush. In the finals of the winners bracket, Warren Park met up with the #1 seeded Norwood Park Tigers and were outplayed, losing by the score of 7-2, and sending themelves to the losers bracket of the double elimination tournament.

After a win over the Morton Grove Demons, Warren Park found its way to the championship series, where they needed to win consecutive games against the Norwood Park Tigers. Warren Park was able to do just that, winning the first game by the score of 9-3, and taking the championship game by the score of 9-5.

Overall the Warren Park Warriors finished the season and playoffs with an impressive 16-2 record.