Hillsborough Baseball League (HBL) The Hillsborough Baseball League (HBL) is an independent, non-profit youth organization serving the community of Hillsborough, NJ since 1955. The league plays at Mountain View Park in Hillsborough, NJ.
Season Accomplishments: Bridgewater Summer Blast Champions - Hopewell Valley BadDawgs Tournament Champions. Finals in Montgomery Tournament (not yet played). Overall Record: 12 - 4
After losing to Hopewell Valley (11 – 2) in pool play the boys defeated them in the finals (11 – 5) to win the Hopewell Valley BadDawgs Tournament. Trailing to Monroe 5 – 0 going in the semi finals of the Montgomery Tournament, going into the bottom of the 6th in the second game playing a double header, the team rallied to tie the game and eventually win the game in 8 innings . A great bunch of boys who have all contributed significantly this year and continue to develop, bond, and most importantly have fun!!!
Season Accomplishments: Cal Ripken District 10 Champions! – advanced to States, Readington Summer Tournament (A) Champions, South Brunswick Viking Classic (B) Champions, Bridgewater Memorial Tournament (A) Runner-up
Overall Record: 20-7
8U Gold is had an amazing tournament season. In the District tournament, after finishing #1 seed in pool play, they battled back from a 5th inning 12-5 deficit in the championship game to tie it up in the bottom of the 6th, and then, after falling behind again in extra innings, went on to score 2 2-out runs in the bottom of the 7th to bring the District Championship title home to Hillsborough!
8U Gold started off the tournament season with the Bridgewater Memorial Day tournament (A), finishing 3-0 in pool play but fell to a very strong Basking Ridge team in the Championship game. They then went on to the Readington (A) tournament, finished 3-1 in pool play (again losing to Basking Ridge), had an amazing 7-run comeback in the bottom of the 6th in the semi-final game to edge Readington, and then this time went on to stun Basking Ridge with an emotional 8-5 victory in the Championship game. After a brief letdown period following this emotional victory, including a disappointing 3rd place finish in the Hopewell Valley (B) tournament, 8U Gold bounced right back to win the District championship and moved on to the State tournament. In states, 8U Gold went 1-2, getting knocked out by the two teams that advanced to the state championship game (Edison and Manalapan). 8U Gold finished up on a high note though. After going undefeated in pool play, they again came from behind in the final inning to win the South Brunswick (B) championship, to collect their 3rd championship trophy of the season.
This is a great group of boys with a lot of heart and no quit in them, who came so far together and had an experience of a lifetime.
Season Accomplishments: Hopewell Valley “Bad Dawgs” Tournament Runner-Up Overall Record: 6-2 (MONTGOMERY TOURNAMENT- IN PROGRESS) 6666666666-2 (Montgomery in Progress)
HILLSBOROUGH 10U GOLD HAD A FANTASTIC SHOWING AT THE HOPEWELL VALLEY TOURNAMENT! THEY WERE 3-0 GOING INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BUT CAME UP SHORT LOSING 7-8 TO NOTTINGHAM IN A WELL-FOUGHT FINAL! WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF THEIR PERFORMANCE!
NEXT UP FOR “10U GOLD” -- PLAYOFF’S IN MONGOMERY WHERE WE ARE 3-1 AND WE BEGIN OUR OWN HILLSBOROUGH TOURNAMENT vs. ROBBINSVILLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT JULY 6TH !!!