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West End 's 2017 season has come to an end.
All Star Recap!
13 year olds
Lost Championship game in Pa. State Tournament.
14 year olds
Won Pa. State Championship and finished 3rd at Babe Ruth Middle Atlantic Regional.
15 year olds
Won District 8 Championship and lost Championship game in Pa. State Tournament.
16-18 year olds
Won Pa. State Championship and finished 3rd at Babe Ruth Middle Atlantic Regional.
West End Proud!
2017 All Star Teams
13 Year Olds
Nick Barone, Owen Berry, Michael Collyer, Maddix Delana, Josh Heath, Cayden Hess, Chase Hoffman,
Nolan Kutney, Cooper Larson, Landon Lorson, Atreyu Murray, Josh Rankey, Carter Sagon, Cam Sims, and
Xavier Taylor. Manager George Lepley, Coaches Drae Lewis, Daren Delana and Jimmy Bennett
14 Year Olds
Owen Anderson, Dane Armson, Owen Arndt, Shaki Blackwell, Josh Burger, Derek Gehr, Dallas Griess,
Braedon Mazzante, Caleb Reddy, Eli Sellinger, Joel Verrico, Gavin Walker and Noah Wright.
Manager Nate Mazzante, Coaches Bing Gehr and Mark Rogers
15 Year Olds
Jared Baker, Ian Bolay, Logan Burkett, Mikey Engel, Nate Ewing, Solomon Grant, Matt Harvey,
Devin Maciejewski, Drake Mankey, Nick McQuillen, Brock Moyer and Jonathon Zayas
Manager Tom Marnon, Coaches Todd McQuillen and Art Grant
16 - 18 Year Olds
Caleb Joy, Hunter Webb, Ryan Jolin, Isaac Snyder, Brandon Loner, Ethan Stryker, Tyler McCann, Jesse Cornell, Cody Shimp, Tanner Esposito, Kyle Caringi, Salvatore White, Quentin Brown, Cam Pardoe, Jensen Drick, Riley Hilner and Gage Yahn. Manager Tory Shimp, Coaches Jamie Joy and Dave Cipriani
Message from Jim Winder
How I decide whom I will vote to be an all star.
1. Attitude of player. Is he a team player, cheers on other players if he is not a starter. A player must accept his role on a team. There is no mandatory play in tournament play.
2. Defensive skills. I ask managers what other position players play. I can not vote for 5 catchers and have no outfielders on the team.
3. Pitching. Defense and Pitching wins games.
4. Offensive Stats. Batting average is only part of what I look at. Averages are misleading, some players hit well on average pitching but not against good pitching, I look at strikeouts, on base percentage, runs scored and rbis. I look at speed of players.
5. At no time do I look where a player played Little League. Once a player signs up for West End he is no longer part of little league.
6. A player who was on one of our all star teams last year has to prove to me he is still one of the top 15 players. I vote for who I believe are the best players.
How are all stars selected:
Managers from each team will nominate players from their teams players he thinks should be considered for all stars. He will talk about each player why they should be considered. Once all players are nominated, our scorekeepers can nominate any player he thinks were missed. a secret ballot vote is than held with the managers and scorekeepers each receiving a vote. The 13 highest vote getters make the team. The manager is than voted on by the same process. Once the manager is selected, he may add 2 more players to the team from those nominated.
All Star Dates
13 Year Olds: No Districts but will enter a Travel Tournament
14 Year Olds: July 8 - 9 Altoona, Pa.
15 Year Olds: July 7 - 9 West End
13 Year Olds: July 14 - 19 - Altoona, Pa
14 Year Olds: July 14 - 19 - Lehighton, Pa.
15 Year Olds: July 14 - 19 - Belleville, Pa.
13 Year Olds :July 25 - 30 - Atlantic City, N.J.
14 Year Olds: July 25 - 30 - Hamilton, N.J.
15 Year Olds: July 25 - 30 - Niskayuna, N.Y.
13 Year Olds: August 10 - 17 - Mountain Home, Ark.
14 Year Olds;: August 10 - 17 - Glen Allen, Va.
15 Year Olds: August 10 - 17 - Lawrenceburg, Tn
Middle Atlantic Region Babe Ruth Hall of Famers
JIM and BONNIE WINDER
Inducted into MAR Hall of Fame
WILLIAMSPORT, PA …The Middle Atlantic Region of Babe Ruth Baseball honored two of its finest volunteers recently at Logue Field in the West End Babe Ruth Complex. Between games of the 14 Year-Old Middle Atlantic Region Tournament, Jim and Bonnie Winder were inducted as the newest members of the Babe Ruth League Middle Atlantic Region Hall of Fame. They are the first husband and wife team to enter the Hall.
The Winders are each completing their 34th year of service to the youth of the area. Over the years, the Winders have served in various capacities; President, Secretary, Treasurer, Manager, Coach, Scorekeeper, Refreshment Stand, fundraising, etc. Said Ron Zimmerman, Pennsylvania State Commissioner, “Their dedication is unparalleled."
Jim Winder has served as League President for the West End Babe Ruth League for 27 years. For the last 15 years, has also served as Babe Ruth League Pennsylvania District Commissioner for the area. Among multiple other responsibilities, Bonnie Winder has served as Secretary and Treasurer for the organization and can be seen almost daily in the Concession Stand and coordinating the efforts of various volunteers. Under their guidance, West End Babe Ruth League has hosted many very successful Babe Ruth League Tournaments, including District, State, and Regional Tournaments. This includes the 2014 Middle Atlantic Region 14 Year-Old Tournament this year.
In 2003, the Winders were inducted into the Babe Ruth League Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.
A BIG Thank You goes out to Jim and Bonnie Winder for their tireless commitment to the league. From the organizing of the league year to year, concession stand, and field preparation, to the weather, and the state/regional tournaments held each year, your efforts are greatly appreciated. West End has 2 of the most amazing people running it! We are truly blessed to have Jim and Bonnie Winder!
West End HISTORY Made
In 2015, West End Babe Ruth advanced 2 teams to the Babe Ruth World Series. The 15 year olds finished 3rd in their series in Tennessee, and the 18's finished 3rd in their series in Oregon. West End's 14 year olds finished runner-up at Middle Atlantic Regional losising to Atlantic Shore, N.J. who won the 14 World series. West End's 13 year olds finished in the final 4 in the Pa. State Tournament.
In 2014, West End Babe Ruth 14 year olds won the State Championship and finished runner-up in the Middle Atlantic Regional. The 13 year olds lost in the State Championship game to Broomal/Newtown who ended up winning the Babe Ruth World Series.
In 2013, West End Babe Ruth baseball had 2 teams (13 and 15 year olds) advance to the Middle Atlantic Regional Tournaments. For the second year in a row, West End placed all 3 age groups into the State Final Four. West End's 13 yr olds and 15 yr olds won their respective State Championships to add two more State Championship trophies to the case.
In 2012, West End Babe Ruth Baseball won all 3 District Titles earning this accomplishment back to back years! Even more impressive is that West End made State History. For only the 2nd time in Pennsylvania State History, a league put all 3 Age groups into the State Final Four. West End's 13 yr olds lost in the State Championship to Pottsville, the 14 yr olds lost in the State Championship to Bensalem, while the 15 yr olds lost in the State SemiFinals to Valley. West End joins Mifflin County as the only 2 leagues in Pennsylvania history to put all 3 Age Groups in the Pennsylvania State Final Four!
In 2011, West End Babe Ruth baseball won all 3 District Titles! The 13 yr olds defeated State College in a 12-10 thriller! The 13 yr olds trailed 10-3 entering the 6th inning when they scored 9 runs to take the lead. The 14 yr olds down 7-0 after 2 innings, defeated Keystone 18-8 for a wild comeback victory. The 15 yr olds defeated Potter McKean 16-3 and completed the sweep of District 8 Tournaments for West End Baseball.
In 2010, West End Babe Ruth baseball had 2 teams (13 and 14 year olds) advance to the Middle Atlantic Regional Tournaments. West End brought 2 more State Championships, a Middle Atlantic Regional Championship, and a 3rd place in the World Series home in 2010 and continue to add to the trophy case.
There is no doubt that the West End POWERHOUSE is stronger than ever!! West End continues to put strong teams on the field and are able to compete with the best around the state and country. GO WEST END!!
West End Babe Ruth, Pennsylvania Powerhouse
West End has become a major powerhouse in the last twelve years!
2016 15 year old Mid-Atlantic 3rd Place
2016 13 year old Mid-Atlantic 5th Place
2015 15 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and Placed 3rd in World Series
2015 16 -18 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 3rd in World Series
2015 14 Year Old Pennsylvania State Champions and placed 2nd in Mid-Atlantic Regionals
2014 14 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 13 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 15 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (Back to Back to Back years, West End won all 3 District titles in respective age groups)
2012 2nd League in Pennsylvania History to put all 3 age groups in Final 4 of State Tournament (Mifflin County)
2012 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (Back to Back years, West End won all 3 District titles in respective age groups)
2011 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (First time in History, West End won all 3 District titles in the same year)
2010 16-18 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2010 14 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 3rd in World Series
2010 13 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2009 13 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 5th in World Series
2009 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
2008 14 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2008 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Regional runner-up
2008 15 year old Pennsylvania State runner-up
2007 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 6th in World Series
2006 15 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 2nd in World Series
2005 15 year old Pennsylvania State Champions