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LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT:
Major Boys All Stars: #1 In Our Hearts


Courtesy of Hilton Flores/Staten Island Advance.

The Major Boys All-Star team's dramatic and successful run came to an end in the NYS Sectional Finals. Rockaway finished second to Great Kills Little League of Staten Island. Along the way, our boys earned their fourth consecutive District 27 Championship and scored exciting victories in the Sectional tournament against Kingsbridge Little League (5-4 in nine innings) and Throggs Neck Little League (10-8 after trailing 8-3). In these come-from-behind wins, Rockaway's Major Boys demonstrated their great heart, skill and determination.  We are very proud of them!  


CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK:

Five Division Winners Crowned
Major Boys, Major Girls, Minor Boys, Minor Girls and Pee Wee Senior Titles Claimed
Congratulations to the R.F. Realty Braves (Major Boys), the Graybeards Reds (Minor Girls), the Servpro Reds (Minor Boys), the Bartoli Chiropractic Orioles (Major Girls) and the Slice 'n Ices Marlins (Pee Wee Senior), each of whom emerged victorious from our double-elimination playoff tournament.  To view the complete results from each division, click on a division name below:
Pee Wee Sr   Minor Boys   Minor Girls
  Major Boys Major Girls

Doing It Right  Minor Boys Finals

The Minor Boys’ finals were a proud moment for Rockaway Little League.  In a tight, hard-fought series that neither team deserved to lose, the Servpro of Northwest Brooklyn Reds prevailed over the Conte’s Carpets and Flooring Pirates. The Reds won the finals of the winner’s bracket 7-6 over Pirates. The Pirates beat Braves in finals of loser’s bracket 10-8 to earn another shot at the Reds.  In the opening game of the championship round, the Reds held a fifth inning lead when Mother Nature intervened.  By the rules, the Reds could have claimed a rain-shortened win and the title. 

Showing great sportsmanship, they opted for a suspended game so the championship could be won or lost on the field.  The Pirates rallied to win the continuation of the first game, 5-4 in extra innings.  The Reds won 6-2 in the winner-take-all second game of the championship series to capture the title. Every boy made an impact for both teams during this exciting two-week double-elimination playoff run. This is what little league baseball is all about: Working hard, learning the game and having fun. Look at the smiles on their faces as both teams played with a ton of heart and passion.

Major Boys Finals

The Major Boys’ title tilt between the Braves and Orioles seemed an inevitable clash of the titans. The Braves ruled the regular season; the Orioles came in last place but had a core of players from 2014’s championship squad. In the season finale, Thomas Resker took the hill against the Braves’ Josh Montero.  Both pitchers were on their game, as was Braves’ reliever Colin Byrne. The Orioles scratched in two runs on Kiernan Smith’s second inning single but the aces otherwise matched zeros. The Braves closed the gap to 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning but the Orioles answered in the bottom of the frame. James Resker combined aggressive and heads-up base running to score from first on Sean Peter Mullen’s grounder. The Braves faced last licks with a 3-1 deficit. They did not go quietly. Thomas Resker recorded two outs and a walk. The Braves closed the gap with an RBI single off reliever Timmy Mills. With the bases loaded, Mills and Braves batter Aiden Harkins engaged in a classic battle. Harkins worked the count full, fouling off four two-strike pitches. Mills would not crack however, inducing a game-ending groundout to keep the tying run on third base. Kiernan Smith and James Resker were both 2-3 on the night. Leftfielder Tommy Bennet made a great running catch to save two runs.
Orioles Celebrate

Final out in the R.F. Realty's 3-2 victory in the Championship game.


cancer socks on sale


This season, RLL is again selling pink socks to raise funds for a family in our Little League community that is battling the disease. We also have pink head bands and wristbands on sale in the clubhouse.  All proceeds go to the family.


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Rockaway Little League Mission Statement

The goal of our league is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables children to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We facilitate the development of strength and character in every child that participates. Participation in our league is open to all boys and girls in the Rockaway and surrounding areas.

We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for children and opportunities for the community to unite.


Sportsmanship  Teamwork  Dedication


We welcome all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin.

Our league is registered as a non-profit organization. We appreciate the generous support of the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.

Rockaway Little League

President: Marty Andresen

917-226-9156