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JUNIOR LEAGUE FALL BALL

August 4, 2014

Due to field renovations this fall, Beaumont Baseball will not be holding a fall ball league season.  We are taking strides to improve the facility and this is the best time we have to do this.   The entire infield grass area will be cut out and it will be re-sodded with Bermuda grass.  Then, the exterior lip of the infield bordering the outfield grass will be cut down to prevent water from pooling in that area.  Finally, the entire outfield will be aerated and seeded  with Bermuda. Because of the sodding and seeding we will not be able to play on the field and the field will be closed to any use for the rest of 2014.  We look forward to having another successful spring season on a top-notch facility.  Thanks for your understanding.

TEXAS EAST STATE TOURNAMENT - TYLER

July 22, 2014

7/20/14 - Well, the string ran out today as West End lost to Yoakum, ending their Texas East State run.  The guys had a great post-season effort, winning District 12 and Section 2 tournaments.  They all have reason to hold their heads high.  CONGRATULATIONS PLAYERS AND COACHES,  you represented our small local league wonderfully.  Thank you to Brian Cansler, Billy Conner and Todd Legendre for your time and effort in leading these players to give it their best.

Our West End junior league team lost to Lufkin yesterday and will now play Yoakum at 5 PM today.  This is a must-win game for West End in order to continue in the tournament.  Let's get behind our team, if only in spirit,  and cheer them on to a victory today.  GO WEST END!

WEST END JUNIOR LEAGUE WINS SECTION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP

July 15, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH BRIAN CANSLER, HIS ASSISTANTS, BILLY CONNER AND TODD LEGENDRE AND ALL THE PLAYERS OF THE WEST END JUNIOR LEAGUE TEAM ON WINNING THE TEXAS EAST SECTION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP!

After losing the first Section 2 championship game to Barbers Hill last Sunday and enduring a suspended second game until Monday, West End came back to win the Texas East Section 2 championship beating Barbers Hill 12-2.  They will now travel to Tyler to compete in the Texas East State tournament beginning Saturday, July 19.  Their first game will be on July 19 at 5 PM vs. Lufkin.  Stay tuned to this site for updates.  GOOD LUCK TEAM!

*** UPDATE ***JUNIOR LEAGUE SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

July 13, 2014

7/13/14 - Once again weather interfered with the tournament.  The championship game scheduled for Saturday, 7/12, was rained-out and rescheduled for Sunday, 7/13 at 1 PM in Bridge City.  Unfortunately West End came up short in this game, losing to Barbers Hill 5-4 but it wasn't over yet for us since Barbers Hill must beat West End twice to claim the section title.  The second game started and, you guessed it, rain!  The game was suspended in the top of the 4th inning with West End leading 5-1.  The game will be resumed tomorrow, 7/14, at 6 PM at the Beaumont Baseball field where it left off.  Come out and show your support for our guys, they deserve it.  Let's hold 'em West End.

7/12/14 - Barbers Hill beat Bridge City last night so West End will play Barbers Hill for the championship at 6 PM tonight in Bridge City. 
We have the advantaage in that we only need one win against Barbers Hill but they would have to beat us twice to advance.  Let's win the game tonight and not worry about a second game.  Tyler here we come!

7/10/14 - 3 cheers for our West End team!  They beat Bridge City 8 - 2 to reach the junior league sectional championship game.  They will play that game on Saturday, June 12 at 6 PM in Bridge City against the winner of the Bridge City/Barbers Hill game which will be played Friday, June 11.  West End needs to win only 1 of possibly 2 games to advance to the state tournament.  Let's travel to Bricge City to cheer them on to state! GOOD LUCK TEAM!

7/9/14 - Our West End team came out on top in a close game vs. Orwall, 7-6.  They now face Bridge City Thursday, 7/10/14 at 8:30 PM in Bridge City.  Keep it going guys!  A win in this game puts them in the sectional championship game later this week; then it's on to state.

Once again Mother Nature had her way and caused the junior league sectional tournament to be rained-out yesterday.  It is scheduled to be underway tonight, same place, same time.

The 2014 junior league sectional tournament begins today with Bridge City hosting.  West End opens up at 6 PM against Orwall.  Hope to see as many Beaumont Baseball fans there as possible to cheer on our team to their first sectional win.  GO WEST END!

WEST END IS 2014 DISTRICT 12 JUNIOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

July 4, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS WEST END JUNIOR LEAGUE!  After losing to Jasper in the opening game of the 2014 District 12 Junior League tournament, West End came back to win 5 straight games including beating Jasper twice (Jasper's only losses) to capture the 2014 District 12 Junior League pennant.  This team never gave up.  They even had to fight the weather and play Jasper twice on their home field, winning last night 9 - 6 in 7 innings.  The game lasted until after midnight due to weather delays.  Once again the team played stellar defense, turning three 6-4-3 double plays and turned it up a notch in the late innings to cool the hot bats of Jasper.  Also, catcher, Logan Henke, stalled a late rally attempt by Jasper by throwing out a runner at 3rd base and Mike Gresham, Stone Mason and Mitchell Breaux complemented the team with great work on the mound.  Three cheers to the team and Manager, Brian Cansler along with assistants Billy Conner, Todd Legendre (not shown in photo) and Mike Bennett.  The team now advances to the Sectional tournament hosted by  Bridge City beginning Tuesday, July 8 and concluding Saturday, July 12.  It's not a far trip so let's all get together and show our guys how much we are behind them on the way to State!!

 

***UPDATE*** JUNIOR LEAGUE DISTRICT 12 TOURNAMENT

July 1, 2014

6/30/14 - We traveled to Jasper with high hopes and positive attitudes in a must-win situation and it worked!  It was a close game through 5 innings with Jasper on top 6-2.  That's when the West End guys really came alive.  They hit the ball, played great defense and the pitching came through.  They scored 7 runs in the 6th inning and 8 runs in the 7th and allowed only one base runner for Jasper in those last two innings. Congratulations to the team and coaches.  Final score:  West End 17, Jasper 6.  The District 12 Junior League championship game will be on Thursday, July 3 at our ballpark at 7:30 PM.  We really need all the fan support we can muster to cheer on the team to win the district and advance to Sectionals. ONE MORE WIN! ONE MORE WIN!  ONE MORE WIN!

6/28/14 - Our West End team came out swinging against Spindletop and coasted to a 20-1 win to put them in the District 12 championship game against Jasper on Monday, June 30 in Jasper.  Like the past few games, this game is a must-win since they have to beat Jasper twice to claim the D12 title and advance to Sectional play.  The second game wil be Thursday, July 3 at our field.  The team is going to need a lot of fan help to keep hopes alive.  Come out and give them the boost they need!  GO WEST END!

6/27/14 - Our West End team came through with good pitching, hitting and defense as they won over Lumberton.  They now advance to play Spindletop on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 PM at Spindletop's field.  Again, this is a must-win game as the winner advances to face Jasper in the District 12 Junior League championsip game on Monday, June 30 (and Thursday, July 3 if necessary).  Let's continue to show these guys we really support them in their efforts to win District 12.  Come out in force to cheer them to victory!

6/25/14 - Our teams had to travel to Jasper in order to play last night since our field was soaked.  West End came out on top by shutting out Amelia in 5 innings thereby eliminating Amelia from the tournament.  West End will play next in Lumberton on Friday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.  This is a must-win game for our guys so come out and show them your support.

 6/23/14 - A bit of baseball strategy back-fired on our Amelia team as Spindletop managed to get the ball past a drawn-up infield and score a couple of go-ahead runs which proved to be the winners.  Now Amelia and West End Junior League tournament teams are both in a must-win situation.  They play each other tonight at our field.  Hope to see you all at the game to show these kids we really suport them - win or lose.  GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS!

6/21/14 - A combination of errors and walks caused the downfall of our West End team on Saturday, June 21, losing to Jasper 11 - 6.  Their next game will be at home at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 24, against the loser of the game between our Amelia team and Spindletop which will be played this evening at Spindletop at 7:30 PM.  Head over to Spindletop this evening and cheer on our Amelia team to victory then do the same tomorrow evening at our field!  GOOD LUCK TEAMS!

DISTRICT 12 JUNIOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

June 16, 2014

To view the entire District 12 junior league tournament bracket do this:

click on links; select District 12 Web site, select tournaments then juniors (baseball)

2014 JUNIOR LEAGUE CHAMPION CARDINALS

June 11, 2014

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 Junior League Champion Cardinals!  They beat the Dodgers 5-4 on June 9 and completed an unbeaten season with a 16 - 0 record.  The Dodgers also had an impressive 15 - 2 season.  From l to r in the photo are:  Griffin Cansler, Carson Arline, Mike Gresham, Tyler Sterling, Jace Rupert, Josh Weldon, Kaz Wada, Nick Badon and Dylan Davis.  Not Pictured: Trey Benoit, Tavain Strong.  The Cardinals were coached by Brian Cansler with assistant Tyler Smith.

2014 JUNIOR LEAGUE ALL STARS ANNOUNCED

June 7, 2014

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent West End Little League and Amelia Little League in the 2014 Little League tournament in the Junior League division:

 

                                          WEST END JUNIOR LEAGUE                               AMELIA JUNIOR LEAGUE          

 

                                                             ALL STARS                                                                  ALL STARS

 

                                                Nicholas Badon                                                            Jace Celestine                                      

 

                                                Mitchell Breaux                                                           Dylan Davis

 

                                                Griffen Cansler                                                            Gavin Ewing

 

                                                Coda Conner                                                                Jose Guillen, Jr.

 

                                                Cal Fulton                                                                    Logan Moravits

 

                                                Michael Gresham                                                         Robby Parr

 

                                                Brock Hall                                                                   Noah Perez

 

                                                Logan Henke                                                               Isaac Perez

 

                                                TJ Legendre                                                                 Cameron Tezeno

 

                                                Jake Lozoya                                                                 Christian Tyler

 

                                                Stone Mason                                                                Kaz Wada

 

                                                Tyler Sterling                                                               Bryan Moravits, Manager

 

                                                Brian Cansler, Manager            

                                 

 

                                                ALTERNATES                                                            ALTERNATES

 

                                                Carson Dick                                                                 Thomas Jones

 

                                                Dylan Essex                                                                 Derek Marks

 

                                                Luke Mason                                                                 Keondre Strong

 

                                                Nolan Robbins                                                             Brach Whitman

 

                                                John Steinman

 

Good Luck to both teams.  We are very proud of you!

                       

 

TOURNAMENT UPDATE

June 6, 2014

June 2

North Beaumont Reds 10 - Spindletop Monarchs 4

Spindletop Greys 11 - Red Sox 10

June 3

Cardinals 7 - North Beaumont Reds 0 (forfeit)

Dodgers 7 - Tigers 3

June 4

Marlins 7 - Braves 6

June 5

Dodgers 16 - Marlins 0

Cardinals 7 - Spindletop Greys 1

June 9 (Championship game)

Cardinals 5 - Dodgers 4

 

GREG PEARSON HEADING TO MAINE

May 24, 2014

I’m sure all the junior league players will recognize this umpire (second from right in photo) since he has officiated many of our games this year.  What you may not know about Greg Pearson is that he has volunteered his umpiring skills and knowledge for the past 19 years at Amelia Little League and Beaumont Baseball (Formerly Amelia/West End Baseball). 

 

Greg started umpiring in 1996 when he filled out the volunteer application when he registered his oldest son to play in Amelia LL.  He expected to umpire in minor (AA) games but was thrust into calling behind the plate for the major division with no training other than the experience he gained while playing baseball from ages 8 to 18 including high school ball in Big Spring.  He took it upon himself to study rules and umpire mechanics through books, videos, internet resources and Little League training courses and testing. 

 

In subsequent years Greg expanded his umpiring to Babe Ruth League, Pony League, Little League Tournament games and high school through the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO).  In all, he has umpired in about 600 games since 1996.

 

Greg has umpired many Little League post-season tournament games including 6 years at the Little League State Tournament in Tyler, the Little League Southwest Regional Tournament in Waco in 2008 which was telecast over ESPN, and in the Junior League Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, NM in 2013 (photo above). 

 

An umpire does not get to do these games just by chance.  First they have to be nominated by their local District Administrator (Charlie Boykin in our case) then when they do umpire in any tournament game they are critiqued, evaluated and graded by other experienced umpires and Little League officials.  This process determines whether or not an umpire will be assigned to the next level.  Obviously Greg has passed all these evaluations because in 2014 he has been selected to umpire in the Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine.  What an honor!  Congratulations Greg and have a wonderful World Series experience.  And thank you for all the games you have umpired for us over the years.

 Greg Pearson

 

SENIOR LEAGUE CANCELED

May 2, 2014

Due to the lack of interet by players, Beaumont Baseball will not have a senior league this year.  We hope to continue the program next spring.  Players who have already registered and paid will get refunds.

SPECIAL THANKS

March 24, 2014

If you were at the field on opening day last Saturday I'm sure you were impressed with what you saw.  Your Board has been working diligently since last September and many improvements have been made since and a few more still in the works.  Special thanks go to the following people:

*  Mike Bennett for accepting the Operations Director position and making sure things moved forward

*  Brian Cansler, Head of Marketing/Business Development, and Billy Conner, Head of Field Maintenance, who worked tirelessly since September to   achieve the goals we set especially in the area of physical facilities

* Paula Gresham, Auxiliary Chair - Concessions, for organizing the concession stand that rivals the best around

Three cheers for these and all the others who helped the league in any way to get ready for the season.  Thanks also to the parents and fans who came out to support the teams and our concession stand.  We hope to see you at the field often and that you will enjoy the great offerings from Paula and her concesison stand crew.

OPENING DAY PHOTOS

March 23, 2014

Check out some pictures from opening day under "photo albums".

*** NEW HANDOUTS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN - REVISED ***

March 6, 2014

Check out the "forms" tab for the following new handouts:

2014 Junior League Ground Rules (revised)

Pitcher Eligibility Tracking Form

Pitch Count Log

These forms may prove helpful to coaches and fans.

BAT RULES

January 18, 2014

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

 

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League

 

It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

 

Senior/Big League:

 

It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-Iong bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

 

Decertified Bats

Note 1 (2-28-12): USA Baseball has advised Little League that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 and Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch model bats.

Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats (Marucci CAT5 and Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch length bats) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d). It should be noted that the National Federation of State High School Associations has taken similar action.

USA Baseball has advised Little League that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 Squared 34-inch model bat and the Marucci Black 33-inch and 34 inch models.

Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats (Marucci CAT5 Squared 34-inch length and Marucci Black 33-inch length and 34-inch length) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

 

In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League baseball) from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

 

  • NOTE 1: Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2¾ inch in diameter bat is not allowed in any division.
  • NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.
  • NOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark "Little League Tee Ball."
  • NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼ inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Tee Ball, Minor League and Little League Baseball divisions. The 2 5/8 inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of baseball.
  • NOTE 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. Penalty – See Rule – 6.06 (d).

 

More information on baseball bats can be found among the links on the:

Baseball Bat Resource Page

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM

January 8, 2014

Please remember that a Medical Release form is required to be completed for every player registered.  If you register online the form is available through that process.  Otherwise the form can be found in "forms".

PARENTS SUE LITTLE LEAGUE OVER USE OF ILLEGAL BAT

July 19, 2013

Here's a link to an interesting article about the use of an illegal bat. There can be serious, even deadly consequences.  Please be sure your child gets a legal bat.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/215897491.html

KEEP IT CLEAN!

February 28, 2011
To all who use our facilities we ask you to please help us keep it clean.  Please place trash in the trash cans provided.  Don't leave trash in the bleachers or dugout areas.  We really appreciate your help.



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