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2014 Season Preview

With spring upon us, American Legion Baseball is not far away.  There are some significant changes coming in American Legion Baseball.  Beginning with the 2014 season, the entire Department of New York American Legion Baseball will be wood bat only.  2014 also represents the last season of the college player in American legion baseball, as nationally, the age eligibility will change in 2015. 

Closer to home, District 5 boasts the most teams in the State with 29 (17 senior teams and 12 junior teams).  The District 5 league format has changed back to two divisions, with significantly more regular season league games.  See below for more details.

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The Senior American Legion District 5 Baseball League will be comprised of the following teams:

Arthur S Moran Post 66 / Sylvan Beach Post 1153 (Camden/Sylvan Beach)

Charles H Adrean DSC Post 625 (Utica)

Charles J Love Post 406 (Boonville)

Edward L Clonan Post 1000 / Wicks-Staley Post 231 (Sauquoit/Clayville)

Fort Schuyler Post 1290 (Utica)

Helmuth-Ingalls Post 232 (Clinton)

Herkimer Post 38 (Herkimer)

Henry P Smith Post 24 (Rome)

Ilion Memorial Post 920 (Ilion)

Lee Post 1794 (Town of Lee)

Leon R Roberts Post 161 (Holland Patent)

New Hartford Post 1376 (New Hartford)

Oneida Post 169 (Oneida)

R Kirk Parkhurst Post 1448 (Oriskany)

Sherrill Post 230 (Sherrill)

Utica Post 229 (Utica)

Whitestown Post 1113 (Whitesboro)

The league will be split into 2 divisions, Navy and Air Force.  Each team will play teams within their division twice and teams within the other division once, for a total of 23-24 league regular season games. The top 4 teams in each division will advance to an 8 team double elimination tournament to determine the District 5 Champion.  The tournament will be held July 20 & 21 at the higher seeds home field and then July 22-24 at Murnane Field.  The winner will advance to the NYS Championship Tournament at Murnane Field, July 30 - August 3.

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The Junior American Legion District 5 Baseball League will be comprised of the following teams:

Arthur S Moran Post 66 / Sylvan Beach Post 1153 (Camden/Sylvan Beach)

Charles H Adrean DSC Post 625 (Utica)

Charles J Love Post 406 (Boonville)

Edward L Clonan Post 1000 / Wicks-Staley Post 231 (Sauquoit/Clayville)

Helmuth-Ingalls Post 232 (Clinton)

Ilion Memorial Post 920 (Ilion)

Morris Edwards Post 168 (St. Johnsville)

New Hartford Post 1376 (New Hartford)

R Kirk Parkhurst Post 1448 (Oriskany)

Utica Post 229 (Utica)

Whitestown Post 1113 (Whitesboro)

William Russell Post 404 (Sherrill)

The league will be split into 2 divisions, Army and Marines.  Each team will play teams within their division twice and teams within the other division once, for a total of 16 league regular season games. The top 2 teams in each division will advance to a 4 team double elimination tournament to determine the District 5 Champion.  The tournament will be held July 19-21 at BYAA in Boonville. 

Schedules for both leagues are currently available on this website.

 - District 5 Baseball Administration