As your player graduates from the Tee Ball division to the Baseball or Softball Instructional league, a scorebook is introduced. With some quick training, you’ll see that keeping a scorebook isn’t that hard. Here are a few videos that will help get you started.
Don’t forget! Assessments are being held on Saturday, March 1st
9/10 Boys – Field 3 – 11am to 1pm
11/12 Boys – Field 3 – 1pm to 3pm
9/10 Girls – Field 4 – 11am to 1pm
11/12 Girls – NO ASSESSMENT! You will be receiving a call from your coach soon!
The 2014 Annual Maryland State Umpire Association (MSUA) Little League Baseball/Softball State Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9am – 5pm in Brandywine, MD.
The clinic will cover plate and field mechanics, 2014 rules, interpretations, etc. A continental-style breakfast and lunch will be included with your registration fee.
Attendees will be provided 2014 Little League Baseball and/or Softball rulebooks and have a chance to win door prizes.
Please see the attached pdf for more information.
Tickets to all games of the 2014 Little League World Series games are free, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, tickets for the 2014 Championship Game on August 24th at Howard J. Lamade Stadium can be won by entering the Little League ticket lottery.
This game will showcase the best players in Little League from around the world… and it’s only a few hours away!
Try your luck!
Are you ready for Spring Baseball and Softball?
Registration dates for the 2014 Baseball and Softball season have been set! Mark your calendars!
February 12, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 15, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 19, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 22, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 26, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration prices will remain the same as last year; $50.00 per player with a discount price of $45.00 for each sibling. If space allows, players that register after February 26th will incur an additional $10.00 late fee.
Registration will be held at the Willards ball fields. In addition to cash and check, we will also accept all major credit cards.
To register your player, you will need to provide:
- copy of birth certificate
- 3 proofs of residency (proofs of residency can include a driver’s license, voter’s registration card, school records, homeowner records, utility bills, vehicle records, etc)
- player shirt and pant size
- last year’s uniform (if you failed to return in 2013)
- signature on multiple forms
Questions? Send them our way! firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a last minute gift idea for your Little Leaguer?
You can’t go wrong with a new bat bag!
There are many choices these days when it comes to bat bags. If your child has a lot of equipment such as catching gear, you may want to consider a bag with wheels. Backpack styled bags are also a popular choice and can typically carry 2 bats.
Bat bags also vary in price – fitting almost anyone’s budget. On Amazon, a standard bag can go for under $15.00 and decent backpacks start at around $26.00. Do some research and I’m sure you’ll find something that works for your player at a price you can afford.
(Batting gloves make great stocking-stuffers!)
The Road to the World Series continues with the Regional Tournaments. The 9/10 Delmar boys will be headed to Cranston, Rhode Island and the 11/12 Berlin boys will be playing in Bristol Connecticut.
Delmar will take on New Jersey on Sunday, 8/4 at 10:30am. You can follow their progress and enjoy live scoring by visiting:
Live Scoring: Click Here
Berlin’s first game will be Friday, 8/2 at 5:00pm against East Greenwich LL (New Jersey). Follow them through the Regional Tournament by visiting:
Live Scoring: Click Here
Congratulations to the District 8 Delmar 9/10 Boys for becoming the 2013 Maryland State Champions! Delmar played an outstanding tournament, finishing the tournament undefeated. Solid pitching, defense and hitting were demonstrated during each of their games.
Last night’s game between Delmar and Thurmont was a rematch of an earlier meeting in which Delmar rallied back from behind in the bottom of the 6th inning to upset Thurmont 3-4. Thurmont was looking to hand Delmar its first loss and force a Friday night game when they took to the field last night. Thurmont made this very clear by scoring the first 2 runs of the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Delmar answered in the top of the 3rd by putting a run of their own on the board, making the score 2-1. In the top of the fourth inning, 4 more runs were added by the Delmar bats, taking the lead from Thurmont with a score of 5-2.
The game was extremely close from the beginning, and even when Delmar took the lead, it was clear that Thurmont was not giving up. Garrett Mayhew of Thurmont went 2 for 4 with 2 singles forcing Delmar to play top notch defense. Thurmont had fans on both sets of bleachers on the edge of their seats, as they simply refused to give in. Despite playing with tons of heart, Thurmont’s late game rally just wasn’t enough to overcome Delmar, as Delmar took the victory with a score of 8-5. For Delmar, Gabe Rincon went 3 for 3 with 3 singles and Gavin Roystuart went 2 for 2 with a single and double. Delmar’s winning pitcher was Luke Waters.
The next step for Delmar is the Regional Championship being held in Cranston, Rhode Island from August 2nd – 10th. We wish them the best of luck, and know that they will not only represent District 8 well, but also the entire state of Maryland. Way to go guys!
Thank you to ALL of the teams that participated in the 2013 9/10 Maryland State tournament. It was an honor hosting this event, and we hope that players, parents, friends and fans had a fun, positive and memorable experience at the Willards Little League facilities!
Maryland 9/10 State Champions – Delmar
Maryland 9/10 Runner-Up – Thurmont
Congratulations to the Elkton All Stars for their outstanding performance in the Maryland 9/10 State Tournament!