News

2017 Workhorse Award Winner

Congrats to Staff Umpire Shu Zhu for winning the

prestigious D31 Workhorse Award. Shu umpired

44 regular season games during the 2017 Little league season!

 


D31 Umpire Staff Welcomes Tom Naylor

We are excited to announce the addition of Tom Naylor (far right) to the Staff of District 31 Umpires!

Welcome aboard Tom! 

 


    

WR Clinic Dates

UIC: Dec 8-10, 2017

Rules I: Jan 26-28, 2018

Rules II and Mechanics: Feb 9-11, 2018 

Week Long Academy: Feb 24- March 2, 2018

 

Visit the Clinics/Registry Tab for more information.

 


Little League Volunteer Umpires Support Chelsea

 

Over 100 Volunteer Little League Umpires from all over the West Coast

converged on San Marcos to support the community and Chelsea's Light Foundation.

It was a GREAT weekend for D31 to umpire and network

with the other fantastic umpires that support LL baseball.

 


Miller Honored with Northwest Championship Plate

Dave Miller worked 10 games over 7 days at the WR LLBB tournament

and was awarded the Northwest Championship Plate.

This made D31 Umpires 3-3 in WR plates for 2017!

 


Wimbrough Honored with Championship Plate at WR

 

Jeff Wimbrough in all his glory at Western Region Majors Softball.

He made us all very proud and was honored with the Championship Plate!

 


Heath Honored with Championship Plate at WR

Heath had an incredible tournament on and off the field at the

Western Region Intermediate Division Tournament in Nogales Arizona.

Heath received the honor of the Championship Plate! Way to go Heath!

  


D31 Crew on the Majors SoCal Championship Game

D31 had the honor of umpiring the Majors SoCal Championship Game for the

second year in a row. Green, special guest Rutz, Miller and Judd got the job done!

  


Millon's Final Game with D31

Andy Millon and Crew in Long Beach at the Majors SoCal Division Tournament.

Andy took the plate for his final game as a D31 Umpire and knocked it out of the park.

  


2017 All Star Tournament Crews

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Coffey Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Tom Naylor of Poway American and

Shawn Workman of Escondido National

for being awarded recipients of the 2017 John Coffey Award.

 

 


Remembering a Legend

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our former District Administrator, Larry Burch.

He warmed our hearts, taught us to do things "the right way", led by example, and most importantly,

showed us how Volunteering in Little League can be one of the biggest payoffs of our life.

Perhaps gone, but NEVER forgotten. 

Little League International Article on Larry

 


Former D31 Staff Umpire Climbing to MLB

We are extremely proud of former D31 Staff Umpire Mike Cascioppo.

Mike is umpiring Spring Training MLB games in Arizona this preseason.

 


Aloha from Los Angeles

D31 Staff Umpires Millon, Zhu, Judd, Wimbrough, Graupmann and Ewan

spent the day in Los Angeles Volunteer Umpiring the 2017 Flynn Cup Softball Tournament. 

No one wears Palm Trees and Sunsets like this group!

 


Highlights from the WR Week Long Umpire Clinic

 

Click HERE to view the highlights and points of emphasis from the WR week long umpire clinic.

 


District 31 World Series Umpire Jim Clark

Look who showed up on a recent email blast from Little League International!

Our own Jim Clark in all his glory at last year's Softball World Series in Kirkland, WA. 

 


Gerry Davis Addresses Umpires at WR

Gerry Davis spent over 3 hours speaking to umpires, signing autographs

and answering questions during the WR weeklong clinic.

He was later enshrined as a Honorary Member of the WR Little League Umpire Academy.

 


D31 Rules and Umpire Clinics Break Attendance Records

We shattered all records with nearly 100 attending the 2017 Rules and Mechanics Clinics.

Both District 31 and Little League are in much better hands with these new VOLUNTEER Umpires.

 


D31 Staff Instruct at San Diego Outreach

Staff Umpires Dave Miller, Ken Judd, Don Wolever and

Heath Messenger grab a picture with Staff Alum and current

MLB umpire Mike Cascioppo at the San Diego Outreach Clinic.

 


D31 Staff Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Staff Umpires Gary Graupmann, Mike Cascioppo and Dave Miller join 

Western Region UIC Mark Bernstein for a day on the links to

support Breast Cancer Awareness.