Friday, July 31, 2009

Lots of LLSB Regional Action

Press coverage of Little League Softball U.S. Regional tournaments taking place:

And the Central Region teams are now set:

Croswell Lexington LL, Croswell

Antioch LL, Antioch

Keystone LL, Omaha

Boone National LL, Boone

Seneca LLSeneca, Missouri

N/S Dakota
Canyon Lake LL, Rapid City, South Dakota

Girard LL, Girard

Perryville LL, Perryville

Appleton LL, Appleton

Riverfield LL, Anderson

Itasca LL, Grand Rapids

Wheelersburg LL, Wheelersburg


South London LL London

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Post for the Umpires :)

The unsung heroes of the Little League volunteer corps necessary to run a first-class tournament most certainly are the umpires. Did you know that the umpires for the various Little League World Series pay their own way?

Here is a great article about umps really earning some mileage miles this summer:

Umps Go Out of Their Way to Make the Call

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — You can’t take a step at any Little League game without running into legions of volunteers — coaches, officials, scorekeepers, groundskeepers, etc.
But umpires Jack Ruscoe of Salem, Ore., and Joey Broxmeyer of Rialto, Calif., are giving much more than their time to Little League Softball’s European Regionals.

(click on link to keep reading)

Parades + SW and West Regionals

As Regional tournaments kick off around the country, Little League Softball is celebrated and the girls have fun AND play softball:

Southeast Regional Opening Ceremonies

"South Portland (Maine) Softball Team off to N.Y."

The Southwest Regional line-up is set; the tournament begins this weekend in Waco, Texas:

Texas East
Edna LL, Edna

Grand Mesa LL, Grand Junction

Texas West
Crawford LL, Crawford

Jackson Parish LL, Jackson Parish

New Mexico
Silver City LL, Silver City

Bearden LL, Bearden

The West Regional begins Saturday in Vancouver, Washington:

Nunaka Valley LL, Anchorage

San Tan Softball LL, Mesa

Enterprise LL, Enterprise

Bellevue Thunderbird LL, Bellevue

Northern California
Gilroy LL, Gilroy

Lewiston LL, Lewiston

Klamath Falls LL, Klamath Falls

Boulder Arrowhead/Big Sky LL, Billings

Southern California
Burbank LL, Burbank

Columbia LL, Vancouver, Washington

Safe travels and good luck!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LLSB Southeast Regional Kicks Off

Each week, Little League Softball teams are winning their state tournaments and advancing to their Regional -- this is an exciting time!

The Southeast Regional tournament, in Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia, begins tomorrow with South Carolina vs. Tennessee. Formerly known as the South representative, this tournament has produced three of the last four Softball World Series champions!

The following state champions will compete to represent the Southeast in the 2009 Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon:

Phenix City Fastpitch LL, Phenix City

Windermere LL, Windermere

Warner Robins American LL, Warner Robins

North Carolina
Canton LL, Canton

South Carolina
Blue Ridge/Northwest/Wade Hampton LL, Greer

Clarksville Northwest LL, Clarksville

McLean LL, McLean
(2005 World Champs)

West Virginia
Wayne LL, Wayne

The Southeast Regional is in the news!

Congrats and good luck!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 LLSBWS Host Team: Beaverton Area LL!

The Oregon District 4 LL Softball champion was crowned last night and receives an automatic berth to the 2009 Little League Softball World Series as the host team. Beaverton Area LL, with local players from BALL, Murrayhill LL, and Tualatin City LL, beat Tigard LL last evening 5-3 at Alpenrose main.

Oregon D4 will begin World Series action on Thursday, August 13 versus Southwest at Alpenrose!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Here They Come!

All around the world, Little League Softball tournaments are being played and teams are hitting and pitching and fielding their way to Portland, Oregon, for the LLSB World Series!

Several teams have already won their regional tournaments and ready to fly here next month:

Representing Latin America:
Soraida Juliana LL, Willemstad, Curacao NA

Representing Asia Pacific:
Guam LL, Guam

Representing EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa):
Lombardia LL, Milano, Italy

And away we go! The heat of the summer brings out the best in our softball players -- good luck and enjoy the ride. Hope to see you in Portland and we'll be following all of the news starting NOW! :)