The Freehold Twp. Little League is honored to host the Junior League Eastern Regional Tournament for it's 12th straight year. State Champions from Maine to Maryland will participate in the double elimination tournament with the dream of earning a berth to the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan.
This year the tournament will kick-off with
4 games on Friday August 5. A Champion Recognition Banquet for the teams &
guests will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 PM. The Parade of Champions will be
held on Saturday, August 6 at 9 AM. The games will be held daily at Michael J. Tighe Park (formerly Liberty Oak Park)
Field #7 in Freehold, NJ on Fri, 8/5, Sat 8/6 & Sun 8/7: 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM;
Monday 8/8: 1 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM; Tuesday 8/9: 4 PM & 7 PM; &
Wednesday 8/10: 9 AM Championship & 12 PM (if necessary).
Teams will receive information packets regarding the tournament, official hotels (room blocks & discounted rates), and the banquet. Parents are encouraged to contact their team representative to obtain information on the discounted room blocks & the banquet.
2016 JLER Tournament
Junior League Eastern Regional Teams
Maryland's West Salisbury LL
2016 JLER Champs - Good Luck in Taylor!
Connecticut: Edgewood LL - Bristol, CT (8-1) [State Bracket]
The Connecticut State Champs will play their first game against the NJ District 19 Host Champs at 4 PM on Friday, August 5.
Delaware: Camden Wyoming LL - Camden, DE (6-1) [State Bracket]
The Delaware State Champs will play their first game against the Massachusetts State Champs in the tournament nightcap on Friday, August 5 at 7 PM.
Bronco/Hermon LL - Hampden/Hermon, ME (7-0)
The returning Maine State Champs will play their first game vs. the Rhode Island State Champs on Friday, August 5 at 1 PM.
Maryland: West Salisbury LL - Salisbury, MD (8-1) [State Bracket]
The returning Maryland State Champs came out of the losers bracket in Districts to win three straight games including the District 8 Championship game then went 4 - 0 in State Tournament play with 3 consecutive shutouts. They outscored their opponents 54-5 in the State Tournament play. They will play their first game in the tournament opener against the New York State Champs on Friday, August 5 at 10 AM.
Canton LL - Canton, MA (5-0)
The Massachusetts State Champs will play their first game against the Delaware State Champs at 7 PM on Friday, August 5.
East Windsor PAL
East Windsor NJ (8-0)
The New Jersey State Champs will play their first game against the Maine/Rhode Island winner at 7 PM on Saturday, August 6.
NJ District 19 Host: Freehold Twp. LL - Freehold, NJ (5-1) [District Championship Bracket]
Freehold Twp. LL makes it's 9th consecutive appearance in the Regional's. After losing the first game of the tournament they won 5 in a row including a 10 inning championship victory to capture the District 19 Title. The NJ District 19 Host Champions will play the Connecticut State Champs at 4 PM on Friday, August 5.
New York: Throgs Neck LL, Bronx NY (9-1) [State Bracket]
The New York State Champs will play the Maryland State Champs in the tournament opener at 10 AM on Friday, August 5.
Pennsylvania: Yough/Connellsville LL, Smithton/Connellsville, PA (10-1) [State Bracket]
The Pennsylvania State Champs battled through the loser bracket after losing their first game to win the Championship out scoring our their opponents 48-17. They will play the Maryland/New York winner at 4 PM on Saturday, August 6.
Rhode Island: Elmwood LL, Providence, RI (6-2) [State Bracket]
The Rhode Island State Champs return to the JLER after a 3 year absence. They will play the Maine State Champs in their first game at 1 PM on Friday, August 5.
Congratulations to Past Eastern Regional
2016 - West Salisbury LL (Maryland)
2015 - Ridgewood LL (New Jersey)
2014 - Newark National LL (Delaware)
2013 - Massapequa International LL (New York)
2012 - Franklin Square LL (New York)
2011 - Johnston LL (Rhode Island)
2010 - Freehold Twp. LL (NJ D19 Champs - Host)
2009 - Holbrook LL (New Jersey)
2008 - Canton LL (Massachusetts)
2007 - Middletown LL (NJ D19 Champs - Host)
2006 - North Cumberland LL (New Jersey)
2005 - Freehold Twp. LL (NJ D19 Champs - Host)
* Above Winners for Regional's held at Freehold Twp. Only *