Long Island Astros has clinched AAABA National Tournament bid based on current league standing, CONGRATULATIONS everyone!!!

Rather than accepting the direct bid to the NABF World Series in Toledo, OH. (we attended last year) I have decided to accept the AAABA bid, the World Series held in Johnstown, PA. beginning Sunday 8/3. My team attended in 2010 and 2011 and was by far our best baseball experience. I will need FIRM commitments from everyone ASAP, our tournament roster will be limited to 20 players and we may utilize players from within our league as well. Please read on for IMPORTANT information!!!

To get to the AAABA World Series as the NY representative we must defeat the WBA (Westchester Baseball Association) representative in a best 2 out of 3 qualifier series. A DH will be played on Saturday 7/26 and if necessary a deciding 3rd game played on Sunday 7/27. WInner of the qualifier reports to Johnstown, PA. on Sunday, August 3rd. - Johnstown, PA. (70 miles due east of Pittsburgh) is approx. a 5 1/2 drive from Herricks High School, we can work on car pool arrangements but players will need to transport themselves to and from Johnstown, PA. - Players & coaches will dorm at the U. of Pitt @ Johnstown, 2 square meals per day are provided, no charge for lodging or meals. 

Saturday 7/26 - DH vs Westchester representative @ Herricks High School (TIME TBD)

Sunday 7/27 - deciding game (if necessary) @ Herricks High School (TIME TBD)

Winner of qualifier advances to the AAABA World Series -

Sunday 8/3 - All players report to Johnstown, PA. for player registration, check-in and banquet dinner

Monday 8/4 - Play begins, double elimination format. Team remains in Johnstown until we either win World Series or are eliminated, Championship games played Saturday 8/9.

Tournament info found here - http://www.aaabatournament.com/index.html

PLAYER COMMITTMENTS

PLAYER QUALIFIER WORLD SERIES
GALLO YES YES
MARTINO YES YES
ANDREANI YES NO
SANO YES THRU TUESDAY
LAO YES YES
FITZPATRICK NO YES
T. MORRIS YES YES
J. MORRIS YES YES
BRIGGI YES YES
JUDGE YES YES
CHESHIRE YES ???
MULLER YES YES
NIEVES NO YES
FRARACCI YES YES
ANDREWS YES NO
APONTE YES YES
TULLY YES YES