Last Updated: April 26, 2017
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PAL 12U Team Wins Regional Tournament
The 12U Annapolis PAL Astros won the Fruitland "Spring Opener" Tournament during the March 25-26th weekend. The team won 4 of their 5 games, outscoring their opponents by a 55-21 margin.
Pictured from left to right kneeling: Allen Gottlieb, LJ Courson, Jack Gallant, Alex Craig, Ceph Christie, Patrick Smith, Dominic Montini.
Pictured from left to right standing: Coach Gallant, Coach Montini, Lachlan Armstrong, Devin Pal, Hanley Marek, John Earle, Aidan Mahaffey, George Johnson, Coach Craig, and Coach Armstrong.
For more information on this year-round travel team, please contact Coach Gallant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAL FAMILIES GOTTA GO TO MODELL'S!
Hey PAL parents - it's time to start shopping for baseball pants, cleats, and any other cool gear for your slugger(s). Our friends at Modell's are giving PAL families a 15% discount on ALL purchases (baseball and otherwise) through April 20th. The coupon is pictured below and will discount all items, including "on sale" items.
BREAKING NEWS: PAL's DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT NAMED HEAD COACH FOR ANNAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL
Earlier this year the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) was proud to announce it had hired Gus Kaplanges (aka: "Coach Gus") as the Annapolis area's FIRST "Director of Player Development." This good news became even better yesterday when Annapolis High School hired Coach Gus as their Varsity Baseball Head Coach.
Coach Gus will work for both programs in 2017 and beyond, creating a seamless transition for Annapolis area ballplayers from youth baseball through high school baseball.
Coach Gus has spent decades teaching the game to thousands of young people across the state and coached previously at DeMatha and Severn High Schools. His transition to Annapolis High School means that he will be even closer to the rising stars at PAL and help them develop the tools needed to succeed against some of the best high school programs in the state.
CONGRATULATIONS COACH GUS!
GO PAL ASTROS!
GO ANNAPOLIS HIGH PANTHERS!
PAL LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE
PAL has launched its very own Facebook page. PLEASE like the page and be the first to know what's going on at PAL all year long!
Just click here: https://www.facebook.com/palastrosbaseball/
PAL Alumni Continue Their Baseball Careers in High School and College
PAL HIRES PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL INSTRUCTOR
PAL 12U Finishes in Semi-Finals at Sports at the Beach
Congratulations to the 12u Annapolis PAL Astros who fought their way to a semi-final finish at the competitive "Ducks on the Pond" tournament in Georgetown, DE during the weekend of October 22/23rd.
The team finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, defeating strong teams from Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware. Alex Craig, Hanley Marek, and Patrick Smith each turned in outstanding pitching performances. Lachlan Armstrong, Aidan Mahaffey, and Allen Gottlieb each made several run saving plays in the field. Ceph Christie and Jack Gallant provided the offensive spark to get many rallies started. And Dominic Montini "only" pitched well, provided outstanding defense as a catcher for 20+ innings, AND hit a booming home run over the right/center field fence! It was a weekend the team will not soon forget!
For more information on this team, please contact Coach Gallant at email@example.com.
TOURNAMENT BASEBALL RETURNS TO PAL - JUNE 23-25, 2017
The Annapolis PAL Astros will host the "Final Tuneup for Cooperstown" 12u Tournament throughout the June 23-25 weekend. Registration, which requires a nonrefundable deposit of $100, is now open.
Capped at 14 teams. 3 game guarantee. Upgraded trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams. Full concessions. Teams will be introduced before games on loud speaker. National anthem and first-pitch ceremonies. Music between innings. Home Run Derby on adjacent 9/10 year old field. Small commemorative gifts for every player. Baseballs and umpires included. $695 per team.
90% refund if 0 games played. 50% refund if 1 game played. 25% refund if 2 games played.
To register, or to ask any questions, please contact Coach Gary Gallant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REST IN PEACE RON LYONS- FEBRUARY 29, 1944- JULY 4, 2016
THE PAL HAWKS FOOTBALL AND PAL ASTRO'S BASEBALL FAMILY LOST OUR LONGTIME PRESIDENT ON JULY 4, 2016 WHEN RON LYONS PASSED AWAY. FOR OVER 40 YEARS INCLUDING OVER 30 YEARS AS A YOUTH COACH, RON DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE YOUTH OF ANNAPOLIS MAKING SURE KIDS HAD A PLACE TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL, CHEERLEADING, AND BASEBALL AND PREVIOUSLY SOCCER AND LACROSSE. RON WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT EVER WORE A PAL JERSEY!
HERE IS RON'S OBITUARY.
AND HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM 2008- THE SAME YEAR THAT ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEDICATED THE FOOTBALL FIELD AT PAL PARK TO RON AND HIS WIFE RUTH LYONS. RUTH HAS ALSO TIRELESSLY DEDICATED DECADES OF SERVICE TO THE PAL ORGANIZATION. PLEASE KEEP RUTH, THEIR CHILDREN RON JR AND HELEN AND ALL OF THEIR FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE PAL FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HERE IS A PHOTO FROM THE 2008 FIELD DEDICATION.
REST IN PEACE RON! YOU EARNED YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN!!
11U PAL Astros Win Cap Classic Silver Bracket Championship
The 11u PAL Astros have recently returned from a 5 day road trip to Pittsburgh, PA with a Silver Bracket Tournament Championship to show for it!
The squad finished with two strong wins and 1 tie against top tier competition from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Only two teams among 21 were awarded championship status, and the PAL Astros were one of them!
In the photo below, the team celebrates after Dominic Montini (C - #2) rounds the bases after hitting a monster home run to tie one of the Pittsburgh tournament games.
For more information on this special team, please contact Coach Gary Gallant at email@example.com.
11U PAL Astros WIN CBA Silver Bracket CHAMPIONSHIP
The 11U PAL Astros won the silver bracket of the Chesapeake Baseball Association's (CBA) end of season playoff tournament. The road to the championship included 4 exciting wins against the GroundBreakerS, Severna Park Green Hornets (2x), and the Rawlings Prospects.
The team heads out for a final roadtrip to Pittsburgh later this week for a 5 day tournament against some of the best youth baseball teams along the East Coast.
Standing (L-R): Hanley Marek, Lachlan Armstrong, Devin Pal, LJ Courson, Dominic Montini, Vaughan Parrish, Patrick Smith, Jack Gallant.
Kneeling (L-R): Chris Williams, Ryan Craig (Batboy), Alex Craig.
For more information on the PAL Astros 11u (2016) and PAL Astros (12u) (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017) program, please contact Gary Gallant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Major Leaguer's Comments About 2017 PAL Astros 12U Cooperstown Team
"Maryland parents looking to provide their child the best possible 12u travel baseball experience need to look no further than Coach Gallant's Annapolis PAL Astros squad. The coaching staff is dedicated to skill development first and foremost while, at the same time, providing the team with fun and challenging opportunities to compete at tournaments across the mid-Atlantic region, including the special trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park in July 2017. Players who participate in this program, which features regular professional guest instruction, will be well prepared for high school baseball."
Former infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals (1989-1993)
Former PAL Astro
11U PAL Astros Finish In Championship Bracket at The Ripken Experience
The 11U PAL Astros traveled to Aberdeen, MD in late April to participate in the "Gold Glove" tournament at the Ripken Experience complex.
On the first day of the tournament, the Astros finished 1-1, allowing a total of only 5 runs in both games. In the first game, several Astros turned in outstanding defensive and pitching performances in the 4-0 loss to the Maywood (NJ) Hawks. Specifically, Hanley Marek pitched 5 innings, striking out 3; and Hamish Osborne (RF) and LJ Courson (SS) each made spectacular plays to keep the score within reach.
The second game, when the 'Stros took on the Medford (NJ) Renegades was even more special. Patrick Smith led the way with 4 1/3 strong innings on the mound, allowing only 1 run. Vaughan Parrish and Devin Pal had Patrick's back in the field with key outfield outs; and Dominic Montini provided the timely hit that push across the 2nd and winning run!
At the conclusion of the first day, the Ripken Tournament Manager informed the PAL Astros that their performances qualified them for a bid in the Championship Round to be played the following day. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate and the games were rained out. Nonetheless, the Astros made a terrific statement, played quality youth baseball through 12 hard fought innings, and (most importantly) had a blast! CONGRATS FELLAS!
PAL PARK FIELDS
PAL PARK- ANNAPOLIS, MD. Home of the ASTRO'S!!!
PAL Is Proud To Support NAVY Baseball
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 NAVY BASEBALL TEAM! 2016 PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!. THEY WERE THE 4th SEED in THE RALEIGH REGION OF THE NCAA DI COLLEGE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT. THEY BEAT ST. MARYS OF CALIFORNIA BEFORE FALLING TO THE #1 SEED NC STATE! WAY TO GO MID'S ON A GREAT SEASON!
PAL is proud of Coach Kosty ( Navy Head Coach Paul Kostacopoulos) and the entire Navy baseball program.
If you have not been to a Midshipman's Baseball game at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium, you need to go and see the fun you have been missing. It is one of the finest college baseball stadiums in the country! Go NAVY!
Above is a link to their 2016 schedule. Click the picture below to go the Navy baseball home page. Make sure you check them out this season.
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PAL Youth Baseball Mission Statement
Our mission is to organize and develop highly competitive PAL Astros youth baseball teams comprised of players from the Annapolis Neck area and its surrounding communities. We expect to provide our players with dedicated coaching that will not only teach the physical aspects of baseball, but also a deeper understanding of how to play the game while maintaining high standards of excellence promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for the individual.