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NEAA Commissioner Ralph Martignetti to Lead Lou-Tompkins All-Star Baseball Program

Ralph Martignetti, the Commissioner of North End Athletic Association’s Baseball Programs, was recently unanimously voted President of the Lou-Thompkins All-Star Baseball Program.

Commissioner Ralph Martignetti poses with 2016 NEAA Champion St. Agrippina Cardinals.

Martignetti replaces longtime President Joseph Rushing, who stepped down after a dozen years as President. Martignetti had been commissioner of the Senior Division for the past six years. Lou-Thompkins All-Star (LTA) Baseball is high level baseball played throughout the state of Massachusetts. For 2018, the league will be broken down into three divisions: The B Division (players age 13-14) will have approximately 32 teams. The A Division (ages 15-16) is expected to have 20 teams. The Senior Division (ages 17-21) should have 12 teams. For more info check out the league website:

With the departure of Martignetti out of the Senior Division commissioner role, another long-time North End staple, Domenic DiCenso was elected to become, not only the Senior Division commissioner, but also the league Treasurer. Domenic currently coaches in the NEAA Traveling Baseball Program.

Ralph and Dom have been associated with the NEAA since the early 1970s, when they both played in the NEAA Baseball Leagues. “We are extremely happy for both Ralph and Dom and want to congratulate them in their new roles at the LTA Baseball Program,” stated NEAA Sports Coordinator John Romano. “Both men will stay with the NEAA and help run our great programs that they helped build.”

Together, the North End men hope to continue to grow LTA and promote NEAA baseball throughout the league.