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  • CONGRATULATIONS WESTERN LITTLE LEAGUE --- 2015 - 9/10 State Champions
  • CONGRATULATIONS WESTERN LITTLE LEAGUE --- 2015 - 9/10 State Champions

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Home District of the 2014 United States World Series Champions





District 4 would like to congratulate our very own Ben Sprague as he gets ready to umpire in the 2015 Western Regionals in San Bernardino this month, representing our great state of Nevada and District 4. There are only a handful of volunteer Umpires selected each year for this prestigious honor. Umpiring a Regional Tournament is a prerequisite to being able to umpire a Little League World Series tournament, something Ben hopes to accomplish someday in his future.

Ben has been involved with LLB since 1995, starting out as coach on his son's T-Ball team. After a few years of coaching/managing Ben increased his volunteer involvement with the League, then in 1998 the League he was a part of went thru a split due to growth. Ben became the 1st Safety Officer, then 1 year later Vice President and then 2 years later President of the newly formed Mountain Ridge Little League. After his term as President ended, Ben joined the staff of District 4 under the leadership of D.A. Mike Aker. After a few years of being on District staff, another D4 League needed to split due to growth, and guess who volunteered to help them get started. You guessed it Ben became the 1st President of the newly formed Summerlin South Little League. After serving 2 years in that capacity he stepped away and focused on his D4 Staff responsibilities, once again assisting all Leagues within our District with his experience and LLB knowledge.

In addition to the above Ben has been a volunteer umpire in Little League for the past 12 years. Notice he is a volunteer, not a paid umpire. Ben got involved with umpiring when his son become a “junior” umpire at the age of 12. Instead of watching his son umpire by himself, Ben decided to join him on the field. Ben enjoyed being a volunteer umpire so much that he continued umpiring even after his son moved away, graduated college, and joined the Navy. Ben has umpired several District and State All-Star games, including the Championship plate in the District and State games in 2013, 2014, and 2015 at various divisional levels.

Ben has been married to his wife Beth for 26+ years. His son Logan is 24 and a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy, serving our country as a Naval Aviator. His daughter, Amelia is 22 and a message therapist here in Las Vegas. 

All of us in District 4 wish Ben the best on his adventure and know he will represent Nevada/District 4 with class and integrity. Ben has received the honor of having the plate for the kick-off game to the Western Regional this year at 8:30am on Sun Aug. 9th, calling the game between N. California vs. Arizona. When you next see Ben at the ball fields don’t hesitate to ask him how it went as I’m sure he will be more than happy to share his experience.









   Little League   Al Houghton Stadium    San Bernardino, CA Western Region   Sunday, August 9  -  Friday, August 14
   Intermediate   Fleischer Park    Nogales, AZ Arizona District 8 Monday, July 20  -  Thursday, July 30
   Juniors   Vern Kindsfather Field    Vancouver, WA Washington District 4  Wednesday, August 5  -  Wednesday, August 12 
   Seniors   Jay Littleton Park    Ontario, CA California District 23  Monday, July 20  -  Tuesday, July 28




   Little League   Howard J. Lamade Stadium    Williamsport, PA 1947   Thursday, August 20  -  Sunday, August 30
   Intermediate   Max Baer Park    Livermore, CA 2013 Sunday, August 2  -  Saturday, August 8
   Juniors   World Series Field    Taylor, MI 1981  Sunday, August 16   -  Sunday, August 23 
   Seniors   Mansfield Stadium    Bangor, ME 1961  Sunday, August 2  -  Saturday, August 8









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