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Welcome to WHC Youth Baseball/Softball League

Fall Baseball Registration Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that fall baseball registration is now open.  Baseball registration can be done online via this link, or by contacting Howard County Recreation and Parks.  We are currently forming teams for the 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 year old age groups.

Fall Baseball runs September 7- October 26, 2014.

Questions?  Contact us at whcsports@gmail.com

 

Important note - we will be updating this post with softball information soon!

2014/2015 Travel Tryout Dates

Below are the tryout dates per age group at Western Regional Park (WRP).  Direct all questions to Director of Travel Tim Finkelston at tfinkelston@yahoo.com or Director of Baseball Darrin Stolba at dstolbasr@gmail.com.

 

8U Renegades Win Upper Chesapeake Tournament

Congratulations to the 8U Renegades for winning the Upper Chesapeake Tournament in Churchville Md. over the weekend.   The team went 2-0 on Saturday and secured the #2 seed going into Sunday.   On Sunday the young Renegades beat Hickory A, Manassas BATtle and then Belair to secure the Title.   It was the teams third trip to the final game out of 5 tournaments and their first championship.  Congrats to the boys on a great season and finishing with a bang.  The 1st year Renegades finished the season 29-13-1.   Great job boys!

 

Congrats 12U Renegades Red - 12U Division 1 MABA Tournament Champs!

The 12U Renegades Red won all 5 games they played in the MABA Division 1 Tournament and walked away with the Championship.  Among the Renegades wins were two extra inning games against regular season champs, the Tilghmanton Volunteers.  In the final game, the Renegades led 9-4 in the 5th inning only to see the Volunteers come back to tie the game in the 6th and send the game to extras.  Neither team scored in the 7th inning, and the teams traded runs in the 8th inning.  In the top of the 9th, the Renegades scored again when Jimmy Jaecksch scored from second on a Robby Windsor RBI single.  Gabe Delgado pitched the final 4 innings giving up only 1 unearned run to earn the victory. The Renegades' success stemmed from great team play.  Strong pitching performance were also turned in by Cam DeIuliis, Jon Kinloch, Lucas Gitemlan and Jaecksch. The defense was anchored up the middle by Casey Finkelston, Garrett Kile and Byran Smith.  The offensive punch was provided by Windsor, Woodie Lynott and Blake Moore, who also did a great job behind the plate.

 

Congratulations 12U Renegades!  Have a great time in Cooperstown next week!

 

Congrats to Jackie Martin's 13-14 WHC Rec Ball Team - Howard County Alliance Champs!

 

The WHC Dusty Rumps prevailed in a well-played Championship game against the EYO Cubs on Monday, June 23 at Western Regional Park.  The final score was 14-5; however the game was much closer than the score might indicate.  The Cubs went ahead early, 2-0 as Patrick led off with a walk, followed by single by Jon, some nice base running, an error and a fielder's choice.  The Rumps tied the score in the bottom of the first inning as Drew and Patrick singled, and with aggressive base running and a single by Cameron both players scored. The Cubs and Rumps both batted four players in the second inning but failed to score.  The top of the third inning saw the Cubs lead off with a walk to Andrew.  However the Rumps turned a nice 6-4-3 double play to erase the threat.  The Rumps plated five runs in the bottom half of the third inning with Drew, Patrick, Tyler and Michael all scoring; Cubs 2, Rumps 7, after three innings.  The Cubs started slow in the fourth with the first two batters going down, but rallied with two outs, as Dough walked, Steven singled and with good base running, Tyler drove both players in, with a hard shot to the grass.  The Rumps came back to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth as Trevor singled, Matthew reached on an error, and Valentine brought them both in with a single to center field.  The Cubs batted four players, but failed to score in the fifth inning, highlighted by a solid single by Andrew.  The Rumps plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Cameron, Andrew, Trevor and Matthew all singled.  Lucas was hit by a pitch and all runners scored.  Score, 14-4 after five innings.  The umpires called for the last inning and the Cubs mounted a furious rally, loading the bases, with a leadoff single by Jon, a walk to Cole, a walk to Doug, and a single by Tyler to score Jon. Cameron then picked off a player at first base and struck out the final batter to close out the game. Final score Cubs 5, Rumps 14, in six innings.  It was a very well-played game, with lots of energy, excitement and great sportsmanship exhibited by all players, coaches, parents and fans.

 

Congrats Coach and Team!

 

 

(ed. note - Thank you Dr. Martin for the game summary!)

 

Don't Worry, Be Crabby

Congrats to Molly Small.   She is the Crab Raffle winner for 2014.  WoooHooo!!!

 

Team Sales Winnners are as follows:

Baseball: Rob Leimbach 11/12 103 tickets sold. 

Brian Matthews 6/8  a close second at 102 and Eric Jayne in third place with 99.

Softball:  Fred Kaufman   66 tickets sold.

Carmel Kelly second place 63 tickets sold.

Kim Talbot  third place 54 tickets sold.

Congrats to Rob Leimbach and Fred Kaufman.  Their teams will receive $100 towards their end of season celebrations.

2014 Summer Baseball!!

WHC is Proud to announce it's continuation of Summer Baseball!

Wait...Summer Baseball?  Yup- we run it as a "pick-up format".  Meaning - there are no formed teams, and players show up, are split into two teams, and get an evening on the Diamond at WRP.  We play 1 night a week, and keep this format in order to allow players the opportunity to get on the field, without negatively impacting family travel plans.

Summer Baseball Dates:

6/8 and 9/10 Start on Tuesday, June 24- 6pm.  The program will run 5 Weeks - with play every Tuesday Night. (Ending 7/22)

11/12 and 13/14 Start on Wednesday June 25- 6pm.  Games will continue 5 weeks, every Wednesday Night. (Ending 7/23)

 

Registration Information:

We will be accepting registrations at the field the first week.  We will have a league representative over by the concession stand at WRP to accept registrations, and help through the process.  Registration Fees cover umpires, field fees, balls for play, etc.  We will not be issuing uniforms for this program.

Fees:  

Players that were registered for Spring Ball: $30

Players that were NOT registered for Spring Ball: $55

Fees are only accepted via Check or Cash.  NO CREDIT CARDS

 

Thank you to the following coaches for agreeing to help run the summer program:

Brian Schott - 6/8 and 9/10

Jeff Goldstein - 11/12

Peter Palsen - 13/14

In Memorial

The Western Howard County Youth Baseball and Softball League mourns the passing of Larry Ennis.   Larry starting coaching softball in Spring 2002 with his 7 year old daughter Clara and daughter Claudia joined them in 2003. Larry continued coaching until Clara graduated high school. Larry wasn't just a coach to his players - he was a wonderful role model as a kind and generous man to all that he met. His willingness to do everything possible to make the WHC softball program a success was greatly appreciated.  “He was a great man who helped me in any way that was
needed,” said Kathy Reed, long-time WHC Board Member and active leader in the WHC softball program. 

 

We express our deepest condolences to Larry’s family, and wish them all of the strength that they need to deal with their loss.

Coach Larry Ennis - Back Left

 

Funeral Service Details, or to leave your condolences to the family:

http://www.slackfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1881006/Ennis-Larry/service-details.php

 

WHC Renegades post Strong Showings over the Weekend

Congratulations to 13U WHC Renegades Black - Champions of the Elkridge Stars and Strikes Tournament  and to the 8U WHC Renegades - Finalists at the Olney Walk the Plank Tournament.

 

13U Recap (Stars and Strikes Tournament)

The 13U Black Western Howard County Renegades travel baseball team finished 5-0 over Memorial Day weekend to capture the title in the Stars & Strikes Tournament with a 8-2 victory over the Chesapeake Vipers in the Championship game.

 

Strong pitching highlighted the weekend.   Tyler Kitchen had an 8 strikeout performance in Game 1 of the weekend while Max Glagola threw a complete game shutout in Game 3.   Renegade pitching continued strong when Vincent Gurfolino threw 5 innings, allowing only 1 run in the Championship Game on Monday.   At the plate, Alex Florenzo led the team with 6 hits including two doubles and 6 RBI’s. The Renegades strong defense in the field also was a huge factor as Reagan Ahlquist, Kyle Mattejat, Camden Renehan and Will Dobrzykowski all made highlight reel catches over the weekend.

 

Renegades played over 30 innings of baseball in three days, letting up a combined total of 16 runs.

 

 

8U Recap (Olney Walk the Plank Tournament)

The 8U Renegades had a strong showing at the Olney Walk the Plank Tournament this weekend - starting out 3 and 1 in the seeding games Friday and Saturday and earning the #1 seed in Pool A. The Renegades then won a hard fought Semifinal Game against the Maryland Warriors.   The Renegades were beaten in the championship game by the host Olney Pirates.  The team finished with an overall record of 4-2.  The Renegades played solid baseball - scoring 48 Runs while only letting in 19 over the 6 game stretch.

 

 

Use Volunteer Spot to sign up to Help out!

Now that we are getting into the season - we all know how much the kids are loving the concession stand!  As much as they love it, we do need some help - Ms. Kathy can't do it all - so let's help her out!  

On a day when you'll be at the park - take a couple hours and help out.  Remember - everything from the concession stand goes right back into the league - helping us provide instructional and competitive baseball and softball to our kids!

 

Please sign up for concession volunteer - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

 

    1.Click this linkto go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:http://vols.pt/fS9sKC
    2.Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
    3.Sign up!Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmations and reminders. Easy!

Baseball Clinics with the Baltimore Orioles!!


As a part of the 2014 Chevy Youth Baseball Program, participants in our league will be able to participate in an instructional clinic with the Baltimore Orioles.  Participation is free, courtesy of our sponsoring Chevrolet dealer. 

Clinic registration begins promptly at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Wednesday, June 4 exclusively at www.chevroletbaseball.com/clinics.  Registrations will not be accepted over the phone.  Parents can register their children (ages 6-12) at this time.  There is limited space for the clinics so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once a clinic is full, interested participants will still be allowed to sign up for the clinic but will be put on a waiting list. If spots open up, they will be filled from the waiting list in the order in which they were registered.

Please see the available clinics below:

Date: Tuesday, June 24th
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Check-in Time: 9:30 AM
Clinic End Time: 12:00 PM (Noon)
Game Time: 7:05 PM                                                     

Date: Wednesday, July 9th
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Check-in Time: 9:30 AM
Clinic End Time: 12:00 PM (Noon)
Game Time: 7:05 PM                                                     

Date: Wednesday, July 30th
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Check-in Time: 9:30 AM
Clinic End Time: 12:00 PM (Noon)
Game Time: 7:05 PM                                                     

Stadium
Oriole Park At Camden Yards
333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD  21201

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at 888-600-4369 orinfo@chevroletbaseball.com.

Save Big at Dick's Sporting Goods

Thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods for their continued support. They've now made it easier for us to support them!  Hit the link below for savings on your next trip!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Monday,  Aug 11
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park
Monday,  Sep 8
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park
Monday,  Oct 13
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park
Monday,  Nov 10
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park
Monday,  Dec 8
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park
Monday,  Jan 12
Board Meeting 6:30pm Western Regional Park

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