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***FALL BALL SIGN UPS***
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Thanks to those that came to sign up last night! For those that missed it, we're doing it again tonight & tomorrow (Tuesday/Wednesday, 7/22-23/2014)! Come down to the fields (at the tent near the snack bar) from 6:00-8:00. If you're a returning spring player, you only need proof of residency (utility bill, insurance bill, etc). If you did *not* play this spring, please also bring an original copy of the player's birth certificate. The cost for Fall Ball is $50/player. See you there!
CCLL 9/10s showed up in a major way tonight! For the 3rd game straight, the youngest of our All Star teams have mercy-ruled the competition by the 4th inning, toppling Centennial with a final score of 17-2. (51 runs in the last 12 innings played!) This win advances CCLL into the Final 4 of the 9/10 bracket. The battle for the championship game continues tomorrow as they face Reno Continental at 5:30 on Field 4.
It was a much rougher night for the other CCLL teams that battled this evening. All 3 7:30 games ended in a mercy-rule, however the 10/11 & 11/12 teams ended up on the defeated side of it. The 10/11 loss today drops them from the 'loser bracket' (I wish we had a better name for it!) down to the elimination bracket where they compete for 3rd place. The 11/12 team is still alive, as this is a double elimination tournament.
* 9/10 - 5:30, Field 4 vs Reno Continental
* 10/11 - 5:30, Field 5 vs Carson Valley
* 11/12 - get a day off. They play again Tuesday, 8:00pm, Field 2 vs North Tahoe.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to our Intermediate All Star team - CHAMPIONS! They played the championship game this evening against Centennial (from Sparks) and devoured them 22-8! Nice work boys! With this win they will represent District 1 at the Nevada State tournament in July. We're proud of you guys!
Speaking of devouring... our 9/10 team is on fire! For the second day & second game in a row, they mercy-ruled their opponent with a 10-run lead after 4 innings. Today's victim was Sparks Little League, where CCLL defeated them with a final score of 13-3 at the end of 4. They play again tomorrow evening at 7:30.
Also playing tomorrow at 7:30 is our 10/11 team. Unfortunately, they fell to Reno Continental today, 8-5, but with this being a double-elimination tournament, they're still alive! Come cheer them on tomorrow as they continue to battle against South Tahoe.
And finally joining the party tomorrow is our 11/12 team! They are also playing at 7:30 against Reno National, who had a strong show onto the 11/12 scene today with a 20-0 domination over their opponent. Bring your A-Game, kids! It's gonna be a good one!
Do you see what just happened with those times!!?? ALL THREE remaining Carson City All Star teams will be playing tomorrow night at 7:30!!! Come on down & cheer them with all your might! These boys are making quite a show at this tournament - let's make sure they know how proud of them we are!
* 9/10 - 7:30pm, Field 3 vs Centennial
* 10/11 - 7:30pm, Field 5 vs South Tahoe
* 11-12 - 7:30pm, Field 2 vs Reno National
Another day, another night of baseball! Good news for the Carson City teams tonight - both the 9/10s and the Intermediates came out on TOP (9/10s won 18-6, Intermediates won 4-3)! Lots of great baseball. Thanks to all the volunteers that have come out & kept score, announced games, umpired & worked the snack bar. We could NOT do it without you! If you would like to help out please let us know!
Snack bar - (3-hour shifts) SequoiaMom@hotmail.com
Score keeping/announcing - DDBMMD@sbcglobal.net
* 9/10s play Sparks National @ 10:30 on Field 2.
* Intermediates play Centennial @ 7:30 on Field 6.
* 10/11s play Reno Centennial @ 8:00 on Field 3.
Day 2 is under our belt! Another strong fight by our CCLL boys! Tournament play is required to go 6 innings - and GO we did! Our 10/11 boys took it to 6 where it ended in a tie - so we got a bonus inning where CCLL got it done & came out on top at the end of 7! Great job, 10/11 kids!
Tomorrow's match up (Friday) will be:
- the 9/10 team playing against Carson Valley, who fell to Reno American 10-0 tonight. Join us on Field 3 for a 5:30 first pitch.
- the Intermediate team going up against Centennial @ 7:30 on Field 6. There are only 2 Intermediate teams in this tournament, so they will play Friday & again on Saturday. If it ends with each team winning 1, there will be a tie-breaker game on Sunday.
- the 10/11 team playing Reno Continental who won a 5-3 battle against Truckee this evening. That one will be on Field 3 @ 8:00.
- the Intermediate team game #2 - CCLL vs Centennail, 7:30 Field 6.
- the 11/12 team joins the fun on Field 2 @ 7:30 against the winner of the Valley Providence/Reno National game.
- *IF* needed to break the tie, the Intermediate teams will play a game 3, 7:30 Field 6.
What a GREAT day at the park!! The energy was pure electricity! Lots of excited players, parents & coaches eager to play some bonus ball! If you missed the 9/10s tonight you missed a great match-up. Carson City fought hard in a well-matched game against Reno National. Unfortunately, the battle fell in favor of Reno (3-4 after 6) so our 9/10s will have a day of rest as they move into the consolation brackets on Friday. Come on out Thursday to cheer on our 10/11 team. You won't be disappointed! And a quick High-5 to Dillon Damico as he got the honor of catching the first pitch at opening ceremonies, as well as 3-cheers to Masyn Navarro on a job well done with the National Anthem. Thanks for your contributions to the day!
9/10 All Stars
10/11 All Stars
11/12 All Stars
Intermediate All Stars
And so it begins!! Wednesday night the 9/10 All Stars hit the stage for the start of the All Star tournament! Thursday we'll see the 10/11s, Friday is the Intermediates, and the 11/12s will join the party on Sunday! Please join us for Opening Ceremonies at 3:30 on Field 2 & then stick around to cheer on the 9/10 team as they battle for the win on Field 4! Practices have looked pretty great - should be some top-notch baseball! Let's go CCLL!
Take a quick jump to the Reno American LL website to see detailed brackets. These will also be enlarged & displayed by our snack bar.
**CCLL NEEDS YOUR HELP!!**
District All Stars begin this Wednesday & we are the host league! Teams from all 12 Leagues in our district (Reno, Sparks, Washoe, Truckee, Tahoe, Carson Valley, etc...) will be here for an 18-day tournament from June 25-July 13. On our busiest days we max out at 15 games! That leaves a LOT of opportunity for volunteers. We need SCOREKEEPERS & SNACK BAR workers for this whole District tournament. There are nearly 150 snack bar shifts & 200 score keeping shifts to fill. YIKES!!
Snack bar volunteers - these will be 3-hour shifts. Please contact Sequoia Rohr at SequoiaMom@hotmail.com
Scorekeepers - please contact Doak Davis at DDBMMD@sbcglobal.net
Even if you think you can only commit to a single shift, a single day, a couple days or a whole lot of help... all of it helps us chip away at the iceberg!
We are a completely volunteer-based organization & without your help we just can't make it work!
All Star apparel... our 9/10, 10/11 & 11/12 All Star players & parents have the opportunity to order some special, personalized shirts or gear bags. In order to have this stuff by Opening Ceremonies they MUST be submitted by Friday. Each team should have a designated parent taking the order forms & money (for 9/10s it's Michelle Pedersen, the 11/12s it's Kathy Roide. I'm sorry I can't say for certain who's doing it for the 10/11s) and that parent needs to turn everything into Bob Good as soon as possible! Checks are made payable to Team Sports. In the photo attached, there are 3 bags. The large one has wheels, the second is duffel bag style, the 3rd is a backpack. ***ALSO!!! Don't forget, the $60 for your jersey (or $100 if you would like to keep the pants, as well) needs to be paid before you play your first game next week. Thanks!!
**Raffle prize winners:
1.) 4-Runner: Joey Hurzel #5500
2.) Harrah's Reno overnight stay, $50 food cert & show tickets: Lee Mason #1653
3.) $50 dinner certificate to Ole Ole inside Gold Dust West: Steve Castro #1371
4.) Autographed bat: Clarissa Quintana #4104
5.) Photo shoot @ Target with a 16x20 wrapped portrait: Tricia Duncan #4050
6.) Bicycle tune-up @ The Bike Habitat: Don Carine #4143
7.) Gift card for Dutch Bros.: Hawkins #6382
8.) $25 gift card for Play it Again Sports: Celeste Hodges #3465
9.) 3 complimentary Chiropractic appointments @ Dr. Bray's office: Linda Hurzel #5421
10.) 3 complimentary Chiropractic appointments @ Dr. Bray's office: Amanda Long #4337
11.) Pasta & Olive oil basket: Renae Cortez #5355
12.) $30 gift card for Kohl's: Tara Hornemann #3268 *claimed*
13.) "Movie night in" basket: Kurt Huntoon #5821
14.) Car care kit with paint touch-up: Mike Lopez #3285
15.) $25 gift card for Buffalo Wild Wings: Walther family #1243
16.) Lottery ticket scratchers basket: Kaylie Allen #446
17.) Hydraulic trolly jack: Linda Keller # 4896 *claimed*
18.) Ice cream party basket & Baskin Robbins cert: Carol Reed #4821
19.) 2 months free dance lessons @ Forever Dance: Tom Kubistant #6427
20.) Paul Mitchell hair care basket: Amanda Long #4336
21.) $25 credit for The Graphics Factory: R. Bean #6097
22.) Car care products/bucket: Richard Hanson #5289 *claimed*
23.) $25 gift card for Target: Hughie March #5254 *claimed*
THANK YOU to all the local business that donated to our raffle and to the teams that brought in donations, as well. If you won a prize on this raffle please contact us either through Facebook or at CCLLRegistrar@Gmail.com to coordinate claiming your prize. We will also begin making phone calls to our winners soon. Thank you & congrats to everyone... but especially congrats to Joey Hurzel & a big thank you to Dick Campagni's Carson City Toyota for their generous donation & continued support of Carson City Little League!!
**********ALL STARS**********ALL STARS**********
RENEGADES (9/10 District-Only All Star team)
Alan Mayoral-Escobedo, Cody Rosky, Daniel Rohr, Decarlo Qunitano-Browne, Ian Fontaine, Jacob Campbell, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Mathison, Kai Miller, Nathanial Samaro, Nicholas Dagbay, William Breeding
HOOLIGANS (11/12 District-Only All Star team)
Anthony Singh, Braxton Carter, Camden Meikrantz, Casey Martensen, Cayden Gaines, Garret Nussbaumer, Garret Tibma, Jaden Keller, Kyle Navarro, Logan Foster, Riley Navarro, Zach Houghton
9/10 - ALL STARS:
Aiden Lopez, AJ Kunter, Ashton Davenport, Cameron Boeckman, Carter March, Dillon Damico, Eddie Tierney, Jacob O'Brien, Justin Nussbaumer, Luke Pedersen, Michael Roman, Trey Thomas, Vincent Ferretti
10/11 - ALL STARS:
Alex Robiso, Chase Wixon, Damien Branco, Ethan Foley, Isaac Nelson, Jaden Earle, Kobe Morgan, Max Gunkel, Tanner Hunt, Tyler Gurrieri, Tyler Stagliano, Walker MacKenzie, Wes Simpson
11/12 - ALL STARS:
Brian Gutherie, Diego Lopez, Dylan Roide, Garritt Benavidez, Gryphon Matthies, Jacob Pettay, Justin Stevens, Max Fontaine, Ryan Lawlor, Tim Jones, Vernon Painter, Zaid Abdelhady
Intermediate - ALL STARS:
Ben Nelson, Blake Menzel, Cole Salaices, Garret Damico, Hayden Hudson, Ian Pettersen, Jared Barnard, Joe Tonino, Kahle Good, Landon Truesdale, Mason Nodar, Matt Gunkel, Zach Glanzmann
**IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ALL STARS, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN BRING UP AN ALTERNATE!!**
Please be at Field 4 tomorrow at 9:00am for uniform fittings. Teams will be fitted on a first-come, first-served basis once the entire team is there. Team photos will begin being taken at 11:00am. It is mandatory that you are there for both!! THANK YOU!!
There were some high anxiety games out at the ball fields last night! Everyone played their hearts out & fought like champions. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner - and those that took the W will represent their division at the championship games tomorrow night at the BBQ. The results:
AAA Yankees vs Phillies: YANKEES WIN
AAA A's vs Dodgers: DODGERS WIN
Majors Cardinals vs Phillies: CARDINALS WIN
Majors Yankees vs Rangers: RANGERS WIN
So this means tomorrows games will look like this:
Field 2: Majors final - Cardinals vs Rangers
Field 3: AA All Star teams
Field 4: AAA Final - Yankees vs Dodgers
Field 5: Challenger game
Players can begin eating at 5:00, all other BBQ guests will be served starting at 5:30. Games are slated for a 6:30 first pitch. The raffle for the truck will happen after the games have all finished. We will also have some silent auction items to be bid on AND the All Stars will be announced! It's gonna be a great night!
This year CCLL has the special opportunity to host both District and STATE All Stars. This is an exciting adventure but also a very heavy responsibility. One of the things we need to do is produce a program for each of these tournaments. We have ad space available to individuals as well as businesses. If you would like to publicly wish your All Star well you can do that for just $25! And we have business ad space starting at just $40. If you are interested, please contact Richard Gunkel @ firstname.lastname@example.org by next Thursday, the 19th of June. THANK YOU!
The results of tonight's games & game assignments for Tuesday & Wednesday:
AAA: A's vs Giants - A's win
AAA: Rangers vs Dodgers - Dodgers win
AAA: Cardinals vs Phillies - Phillies win
Majors: Cardinals vs Dodgers - Cardinals win
Majors: Yankees vs Giants - Yankees win
Tuesday - all games at 6:30
AAA Giants are done
AAA Rangers vs Cardinals, field 4
Majors Dodgers vs Giants, field 2
Wednesday - all games at 6:30
AAA Yankees vs Phillies, field 4
AAA A's vs Dodgers, field 5
Majors Cardinals vs Phillies, field 3
Majors Yankees vs Rangers, field 2
One more much smaller post for the night - the field assignments for tomorrow's city tournament games!
Yankees - BYE
A's vs Giants - field 2, 5:30pm
Rangers vs Dodgers - field 4, 5:30pm
Phillies vs Cardinals - field 3, 5:30pm
Rangers & Phillies - BYE
Cardinals vs Dodgers - field 2, 8:00pm
Giants vs Yankees - field 4, 8:00pm
ALL STARS are coming!! We just drafted tonight! We can announce AA tonight, but the rest have to wait, per LL International rules. The 9/10, 10/11, Intermediates, Hooligans & Renegades will ALL be announced at the BBQ on Friday, and the 11/12 cannot be announced until just after midnight - 12:01 - the evening of the BBQ. If you feel like your child may be an All Stars contender and you know you CANNOT be there for tournament play, please let us know ASAP so we can adjust our rosters, if necessary. ALL teams will have team photos & uniform pick up on SUNDAY - Father's Day. You'll get specific details from the manager if your child has been selected.
- Hooligans & Renegades: Announced 6/13, begin play Tuesday, June 17th & play through the week. You will need to be available to practice Father's Day weekend in preparation. This is a District-only tournament. After the week you are done.
- All Stars 9/10 & 10/11 - you play District 6/25-7/5 plus practices to be scheduled from the announcement date up until games begin. State, if (WHEN!!) we advance, July 19-23, plus practice time leading into it.
- All Stars 11/12 - you play District 6/28-7/8 plus practices to be scheduled from the announcement date up until games begin. State, if (WHEN!!) we advance, July 19-23, plus practice time leading into it.
- All Stars Intermediate - you play District 6/27-6/29 plus practices to be scheduled from the announcement date up until games begin. State, if (WHEN!!) we advance, July 12-14, plus practice time leading into it.
- AA All Stars - This is exclusive to our league. It is something we decided to add in this year as a way to give our new AA transitional league an opportunity to experience post-season play. These kids were all nominated by their coaches & will compete against each other in a single game to be played at our BBQ this Friday @ 6:30. Practices will be this Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 on Field #3. Again, please let us know if your child cannot be there so we can move to an alternate. There are no pictures or special uniforms for this game - they will play in their current team's uniform. Thanks!!
AA All Stars:
AMERICAN League - Manager Zac Pedersen:
NATIONAL League - Manager Dan McCraw:
****MAJORS FINAL STANDINGS*****
It was an exciting finish to the Majors regular season out at the ball park tonight! Here are the official final standings for the Majors Division:
1.) Rangers: 12-3
2.) Phillies: 10-5
3.) Cardinals: 8-7
4.) Giants: 7-8
5.) Yankees: 6-9
6.) Dodgers: 2-13
So - going forward into next week's City Tournament, we have the Rangers & Phillies enjoying the BYE on Monday while the Cardinals play the Dodgers & the Giants play the Yankees. The winner of the Monday games will face the Rangers or Phillies on Wednesday, the Wednesday winners play on Friday. Monday's losers will play a consolation game on Tuesday. Monday's Majors games are played at 8:00pm while the remainder of the week's games play at 6:30.
FINAL *AAA* STANDINGS:
1.) Yankees: 11-1
2.) A's: 7-4-1
3.) Rangers: 7-5
4.) Phillies: 6-5-1
5T.) Dodgers: 5-7
5T.) Cardinals: 5-7
7.) Giants: 0-12
So... this means for the City Tournament this coming week:
The Yankees will have a BYE and the A's will play the Giants.
Rangers will play 6th place, Phillies will play 5th place.
However, with there being a tie in the #5 slot, we go to the tie breakers. First would be to determine who won the majority of their head-to head competitions. They played twice & each won once. So the next tiebreaker is to see who had a stronger record against common opponents. Since the AAA division does not play outside of the CCLL teams, the record is the same. So this leads to the 3rd tie break... a coin toss. We will have a coin toss between the managers on Monday before the games to determine who plays as the #5 & who plays as the #6.
Field assignments pending...
The teams that win on Monday will play again on Wednesday. The winning teams from Wednesday play in the championship on Friday @ the BBQ. The two highest ranked teams to lose on Monday will play in a consolation game Tuesday.
GREAT work, everyone!!
***MAJORS: All 6 teams have their final game tomorrow (Thursday). Here are the current standings to get you excited for tomorrow's stats!
1.) Rangers: 11-2-1*
2.) Phillies: 9-4-1*
3.) Cardinals: 8-6
4T.) Giants: 6-8
4T.) Yankees: 6-8
6.) Dodgers: 1-13
*This game was called short & ended in a tie. If the Cardinals win the Phillies/Cardinals game tomorrow night the tied game will be resumed & played to completion to determine a winner, as it will impact the decision between 2nd & 3rd place. Remember, all of the Majors game for Thursday have been pushed up to a 6:00 start time! Stayed tuned for the final standings!!
**A few notes to know:
1.) Jr/Sr players - don't forget, your team photos will be this Saturday, 9:30am on field #6.
2.) All Star voting (AAA & Majors) - during this week a member of our board will be visiting each team after your games to conduct the all star vote. Each player will be able to vote for their peers & influence who goes forward on our CCLL All Star team. Please plan to stay about 15 minutes after your game to complete the ballot. ***IF YOU WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE to play in all stars, please let us know so we can give the spots to kids that will be there to play. District all stars runs June 25-July 10. If CCLL wins, we will compete in State which runs July 18-24.
3.) Raffle tickets - tickets & money are due by this Friday, the 6th. Please turn everything in to your manager/team mom so that your entire team's tickets can be turned in together. Bring them to the snack bar any time this week, labeled with your team name & division. Any unlabeled tickets will not be counted toward team totals. Don't forget - ANY team that sells 180 tickets gets ice cream, and our top TWO teams get our big prizes, a team night at the Aces, including game tickets & food vouchers for all players & the coaches, OR a bowling party at Carson Lanes, which includes 2 games, shoes & food vouchers. THANKS!!
4.) Equipment return - TBall & Coach Pitch: as your games come to a close, please return your equipment bags & tees, LABELED with your team name/division, to field house 2 (the score booths up at the big fields). You can just leave them in the house, to the side of the stairs. Single-A & AA, please do the same but leave them in field house 4, instead. AAA & Majors - you'll still need yours to get through the City Tournament, but as you are eliminated you, too, may return your gear bags to the bottom of house 4 (labeled with team & division). Thank you!
5.) Fall ball! Yes, it's already time to think about fall ball. Keep an eye out for registration to open soon!
***EDITED: There was some misinformation re: advancement through the District/State. City Tournament ENDS with the championship game on Friday!!*** Here are the brackets for the post-season City Tournament for our AAA & Majors divisions. We can't say for certain when your child will be playing, as it all comes down to standings & wins, but here is the basic outline for the week so everyone can start planning for it. This tournament runs June 9th-13th. On Monday, AAA first-pitch will be 5:30 PM, Major's first-pitch will be 8:00 PM. Tuesday's consolation games, Wednesday's Semi-Finals & Friday's Championship games will all begin at 6:30 PM. (These times have been revised several times since I first posted but I have been assured that this final edit is GOLD!!)
2014 AAA City Tournament Brackets
2014 Majors City Tournament Brackets
Just a reminder re: some make-up games this week. These are make-ups for the Saturday rain/hail/sleet/snow-outs a couple weeks ago. We will let you know as soon as our scheduler tells us when last week's rain-outs will be played. Thanks for your patience!
AAA Cardinals vs AAA Giants
Rescheduled to Weds, May 28, 7:00 pm, Field 5
AAA Rangers vs AAA - A's
Rescheduled to Sat, May 31, 1:00 pm, Field 5.
As the regular season winds down, I think about the amazing growth our kids have made this year. I have been fortunate to witness many "firsts" during the season; first hits off the coach pitch machine, first hits off the machine pitch, first hits off live pitching, first catch of a thrown ball, first home run, first pitch for a strike, etc. The joy shown on the player's face after these milestones is the currency that keeps our volunteers coming back year after year.
Thank you to the parents for entrusting your most precious belonging to our league.
We will be looking at the division standings and score books as we prepare for the City Championship Tournaments and All-Star Tournaments. For the AAA, Major, & Senior Divisions, there will be City Championship play. The AAA and Major divisions will play the week of June 9-13. The Seniors will play immediately following their regular season.
The All-Star season will start with the announcement of the teams during the week of the City Championship Tournament. We will field seven tournament teams this year: Renegades, Hooligans, 9/10, 10/11, 11/12, Intermediate, & Juniors.
The Hooligan / Renegade tournament will start the week of June 16th and run through approximately June 23rd. The rest of the teams, except Juniors, will start games on June 25th, with the tournament running through July 9th-ish. The Junior tournament will start July 7th and run through the 14th-ish.
CCLL is also hosting the Nevada State Tournament this summer. State for Intermediate starts on July 11th. The rest of the ages start on July 18th. For the 11/12, Intermediate, and Juniors, winning at state earns a trip to Western Region Tournaments and possibly to the respective World Series for their division.
We will examining the score books to determine which players are eligible for tournament selection. If you know your player will not be available for the tournament dates listed above, please let the respective player agent for your division know. If selected to a tournament team, players must be present for all games in which their team is scheduled, baring injury.
The regular season is winding down, but the baseball is not over. Keep an eye out for the fall ball sign-up announcements. That is just around the corner!
Don't forget to sell those raffle tickets! $4.00 for a chance to win a car is a pretty good deal.
Thanks to everyone for helping to make this season successful.
President, Carson City Little League
***** FIELDS ARE CLOSED!!! ***** NO GAMES TONIGHT!!! *****
***** FIELDS ARE CLOSED!!! ***** NO GAMES TONIGHT!!! *****
***** FIELDS ARE CLOSED!!! ***** NO GAMES TONIGHT!!! *****
I've been chipping away at standings... We only track AAA & up, because the younger divisions do not participate in post-season tournaments. So as of TODAY (5/18), these are the current standings for AAA & Majors. These will be periodically updated as our season winds down so that everyone knows where they stand as we gear up for post-season play!
1.) Yankees... 8-1
2.) Phillies... 5-3-1
3.) A's... 4-3-1
4T.) Rangers... 4-4
4T.) Dodgers... 4-4
6.) Cardinals... 3-5
7.) Giants... 0-8
1.) Rangers... 9-1-1
2.) Cardinals... 6-6
3.) Phillies... 5-3-1*
4.) Yankees... 5-6
5.) Giants... 4-6
6.) Dodgers... 1-8*
*There is a game from 4/12 between the Phillies & Dodgers that I missed in calculating these standings, so those 2 teams will be updated as soon as I get back to the score books!
**** ALL GAMES CANCELLED!!! The rain/slush/hail is still falling & the water is starting to pool up on the fields. All games are cancelled. And please do not practice on the fields in lieu of the games. Games are not only cancelled to save the kids from the wet weather, but also to protect the fields from the damage that happens when they are played on while wet. Enjoy the night off - stay warm! See you for games again on Monday. THANKS!
Tomorrow is a big day for our AA players - it's the day we make the transition from pitching machine to live pitch! With this move, we also make a few adjustments to the rules. I wanted to take a second to share some of them so that it's easier to understand what's being done a little differently!
* Rather than the standard up-to-10-pitches from the machine, we move into 'real baseball' pitching. Balls & strikes will be called & counted with the addition of an umpire behind the plate!
* Base running: Hits are no longer limited to one base, or the occasional double on the long balls. Managers will continue to emphasize fundamental base running, but players will be able to advance at their own risk (or at the indication of the base coach), including steals.
* Pitch counts will be strictly monitored to ensure player rest & to avoid injury. Parents should have all pitchers ice their elbow and shoulder after each game. Anyone throwing 41 pitches cannot catch in the same game. If they play catcher for 3 innings they cannot pitch. Per Little League International rules, 7-8 year olds may throw no more than 50 pitches in a single game. Rest requirements: • If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed. • If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed. • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.
Obviously, with this being the kids' first exposure to live pitching there will be a lot of mistakes being made - batters afraid to stay in the box, pitchers afraid of hitting the batter & catchers chasing lots of wide pitches & past balls. This will make it somewhat frustrating for the kids - and probably pretty slow/frustrating for the spectators, initially! Haha! We ask YOU, the parents & fans, to offer lots of patience and LOTS of cheers as we bump these players up to a higher level of baseball & make adjustments to their instincts. See you at the fields!!
A HUGE thank you to Robert Heaton & Talents Athletic Center for donating the new scoreboard! Many people have been working in the background trying to make this happen for a while now, but we are happy to say that, as of today, it is UP!! You can see this beauty anytime you watch a game on Field 6. Please be sure to support those local business that support us! And, again, thank you to everybody that has made this upgrade possible! You are appreciated!
Reno Aces Little League Day is coming, Sunday, May 18th!!
Details, details, details.....
1.) If you have not yet had the opportunity to order tickets, contact your Manager ASAP! They have all been provided with a sheet detailing the different tickets available & the pricing associated with each ($5, $10, $15).
2.) If you are a Manager collecting for your team, you have until Monday, May 5th to have ALL info & money turned into Brett Clampitt. This is a solid (recently extended) deadline - don't miss it! email@example.com
3.) The game day info... The first pitch is set for 1:05. If you don't come until then you will miss out on all the extras that come along with Little League Day! Gates open for players & their families at 11:00. Please be there by then, with your player in full uniform (minus cleats & cups, of course!) Players that do not come in uniform will not get to be a part of the on-field parade. Upon entry into the park, you should find a seat behind the 1st base dugout. It doesn't need to be your assigned seat - this is only for the purpose of the chalk-talk with a couple of the Aces players. They will stand on the dugout to have a Q & A with the kids. Once the Q & A is complete the teams will begin lining up for the on-field parade. This is a bit of a long, slow hurry-up-and-wait process. This is not an exclusive CCLL day - it is a regional LL day, so there will be a lot of kids there! If may be wise to select a team representative (or a few) to go line up & save a place for your team during the chalk-talk so your team doesn't end up 1/2 mile down the line. Seriously. The line gets that long! Once the parade is complete parents can collect their kids from the Manager at a location your team has chosen. From then on out - enjoy the game!!
Raffle tickets are beginning to be distributed... here are some details that should hopefully answer some questions!
** It is hoped that each player will sell a minimum of 10 raffle tickets. That's about 120 per team. Any team selling 180 tickets or more will win ice cream for every player at their last regular-season game.
**The team that sells the MOST out of the entire league will get to choose from 2 great prize packages. The second place team will get the prize not chosen by the first place sellers. Those packages are: 1.) A team party at Carson Lanes Bowling Center, including shoe rentals, 2 games and food vouchers for each player & the coaches. 2.) A team night at the Reno Aces, including a game ticket & food voucher for each player & the coaches.
** What is the ticket for? For $4 you get dinner at our End of Season BBQ & an entry into the drawing to win a 1995 Toyota 4-Runner 4x4 generously donated by Carson City Toyota. While at the BBQ you will get to enjoy some great baseball as our AAA & Majors teams play in their championship games concluding the post-season play-off tournament.
** WHY do we do this & why do we encourage players to work hard & sell lots of tickets? The money brought in by these ticket sales are a big part of why we have the lowest registration fees in the region. Our early fees are $70/kid, $35 for siblings. In comparison, Carson Valley is $80-$150 (depending on division), North Valleys Reno - $70-$150 (depending on division), Reno National - $107-$152 (depending on division), Tahoe - $85-$95, etc...
THANK YOU all so much for your support of this important fundraiser & the Carson City Little League as a whole. If/WHEN (!!) you need more tickets please let us know here or see a member of the board while you're at the fields! COACHES - please collect all monies & tickets stubs from your team & keep them together in one big envelope to be turned in the first week of June. THANKS!
CCLL boundaries are the Carson City County line on the south, east and west sides of town. To the north, CCLL extends into Washoe County to the south edge of Bellevue Road.
There are new player eligibility rules in effect this year: CCLL can now register players living outside Carson City if they are attending a school within Carson City!
Parents must present a report card, school enrollment form, or statement of attendance from the school for the player at the time of registration. The school record must show the student was attending a school within the CCLL boundaries as of October 1st, 2013.