The Freehold Twp. Little League is honored to host the Junior League Eastern Regional Tournament for it's 13th 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 4. A Champion Recognition Banquet for the teams & guests will be held on Thursday, August 3 at 6:00 PM. The Parade of Champions will be held on Saturday, August 5 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, 8/4, Sat 8/5 & Sun 8/6: 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM; Monday 8/7: 1 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM; Tuesday 8/8: 4 PM & 7 PM; & Wednesday 8/9: 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.
Congratulations to KAU LL, Kennett Square, PA
2017 Junior League Eastern Regional Champs!
Good Luck in Taylor!
2017 JLER Tournament
Junior League Eastern Regional Teams
Congratulations to all the State Champs & Host Team - See below for the Complete List of our Champions
Connecticut: Edgewood LL - Bristol, CT (7-1) [State Bracket]
The Connecticut State Champs return to the Regional's for their 4th consecutive year & will play their first game against the NJ/PA winner at 4 PM on Saturday, August 5.
Delaware: Naamans LL - Wilmington, DE (6-0) [State Bracket]
The Delaware State Champs will play their first game against the MD/PA winner in the tournament nightcap on Saturday, August 5 at 7 PM.
Maine: Old Town LL - Old Town, ME (6-1)
The Maine State Champs will play their first game vs. the Massachusetts State Champs on Friday, August 4 at 4 PM.
Maryland: Capitol City LL - Washington DC (4-0) [State Bracket]
This is Washington DC's first opportunity to represent Maryland in the Junior Regional. Capitol City was undefeated in tournament play outscoring their opponents 36-13 in a large & competitive bracket. The Maryland State Champs will play their first game against the Rhode Island State Champs on Friday, August 4 at 1 PM.
Massachusetts: Canton LL - Canton, MA (5-1) [State Bracket]
Canton Little League returns for it's second consecutive year. The Massachusetts State Champs will play their first game against the Maine State Champs at 4 PM on Friday, August 4.
New Jersey: Monroe Twp. LL, Williamstown, NJ (11-1) [State Bracket]
Monroe Twp. LL battled back in Sections to win 6 games in 7 days after going into the losers bracket. This group of players has won the NJ State Championship at 9-10 (Regional champs), 10-11 & now at the Juniors. The New Jersey State Champs will play their first game against the Pennsylvania State Champs in the tournament opener at 10 AM on Friday, August 4.
NJ District 19 Host: Freehold Twp. LL - Freehold, NJ (4-0) [District Championship Bracket]
Freehold Twp. LL went undefeated in the Districts to capture the title and will make it's 10th consecutive appearance in the Regional's. The NJ District 19 Host Champions will play the New York State Champs at 7 PM on Friday, August 4.
New York: Ossining LL - Ossining, NY (7-0) [State Bracket]
Ossining LL went undefeated in tournament play to earn their leagues first visit to the JLER. They outscored their opponents 65-13 along the way. The New York State Champs will play the NJ District 19 Host Champs at 7 PM on Friday, August 4.
Pennsylvania: KAU LL - Kennett Square, PA (10-0) [State Bracket]
The KAU LL went undefeated in tournament play outscoring their opponents 112-12. The Pennsylvania State Champs will play the New Jersey State Champs at 10 AM on Friday, August 4.
Rhode Island: East Greenwich LL - East Greenwich, RI (6-0) [State Bracket]
This is East Greenwich's first visit to the Junior Regional's. They captured the State title going 6-0 and outscoring their opponents 61-19. The Rhode Island State Champs will play the Maryland State Champs in their first game on Friday, August 4 at 1 PM.
Congratulations to Past Eastern Regional Champions
2017 - KAU LL (Pennsylvania)
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 *