Last Updated: July 7, 2015
12 year olds lose to Chino National, and are eliminated from the district tournament
The twelve year olds fought back and fought back all the way to the end, but in the end Chino National was just a little bit better on Monday. Chino National wins the semifinal game 12-9, and the UALL twelve year olds have now been eliminated from the tournament.
The game was not without its highlights, however.
* Josh Avila hit his second home run of the tournament, a three run shot off Chino National's ace in the bottom of the second.
* Alex Vazquez blasted his third home run of the tournament, a two run shot to dead center in the bottom of the sixth.
* Darius McLaurin had two hits, including a double, and he also scored a pair of runs.
* Pitchers Josh Rodriguez and Josh Avila combined to allow just five hits over six innings. The two Joshes also struck out 13 Chino National batters.
Josh Rodriguez (left) and Josh Avila
In the end, this was one of the most successful All Star teams in Upland American Little League history, and it was a joy watching them from the bleachers and the way that they handled themselves. In fact, the tournament directors even told us this after the tournament. Here is a direct quote from Coach Cooper that he sent out as a text:
"The tournament director and scorekeeper gave our league a wonderful compliment after the game. They said our kids were the best out of any out there and out of any UA team they have seen. They said our kids were very respectful, they played the game the right way, and they were a lot of fun to watch. They also said the parents in the stands were great supporters and they cheered the team the right way. They were rooting for us up in the announcer's booth. "
Thank you to the twelve year old All Star team for their wonderful season, and we hope to see you all back next year on one of our Intermediate teams. P.S. our intermediate All Star team next year is going to be awesome. :)
The 2015 UALL 12-year old All Star team
UALL to add an Intermediate and a Junior Division starting in Winter Ball
Are you a 12 year old who enjoyed your time in Upland American and you would like to continue it next year? Are you a former Upland American player who is frustrated by sitting on the bench all the time in Pony League? Are you a former UALL player playing at Upland National now, and you are upset when you realize you are considered out of boundaries and you aren't going to be eligible for All Stars?
Well there is good news for you. Upland American is adding two new divisions next season. We are adding an Intermediate Division (age 13) and a Junior Division (age 14) and we would love to have you back. All former UALL players and current UALL players are welcome to come home again starting in winter ball.
More information on our two new divisions to be posted in the upcoming weeks.
UALL Facebook Page!
Upland American Little League now has a Facebook page. Please stop by and "like" the page, that way you can keep up to date on all the latest updates and league news.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Upland American Little League is always looking for new players to join our league. Haven't played for a year or two? No problem! Are you thinking about introducing baseball to your young son or daughter? We have a great team of experienced coaches ready to create a fun and positive environment to help improve the skills of all players.
UALL MISSION STATEMENT
Upland American Little League Baseball is a non-profit organization run solely by dedicated volunteers. We've been providing a safe place for the youth of our community to play baseball, meet new friends, and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Baseball has developed a tradition of service to young people, teaching them to play by the rules, so they will learn to live by the rules.
UALL started our first season in 1951. We are located in Upland, CA, the "City of Gracious Living". We are proud to have nearly 300 boys and girls from Upland playing in our league this year. Upland American Little League strives to teach sportsmanship, citizenship, and a sense of fair play to all of our youth participants. We are proud of our children and proud of the City of Upland that we call our home.
Little League Pledge
I TRUST IN GOD
I LOVE MY COUNTRY
AND WILL RESPECT ITS LAWS
I WILL PLAY FAIR
AND STRIVE TO WIN
BUT WIN OR LOSE
I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST
The Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge
Parents and volunteers, please remember why we are all here. We are here for the kids. To not only teach them how to play baseball, but to also teach teamwork and sportsmanship. Please read this pledge and remember it whenever we feel the need to be a positive role model to our kids.
The Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players
I will respect the decisions of the umpires
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game