The best of every South Bay little league upper division will be suiting up as the District 36 All-Star tournaments begin on Friday, June 21.
For this year's LBLL all-star rosters, brackets, and schedules visit here. You can see the teams practicing Sunday thru Saturday at the LBLL park as they make their preparations for upcoming contests.
The official 10U, 11U, and 12U tournaments will be hosted at RBLL Perry Park, PVLL Valmonte, and MBLL Marine Ave Park respectively. In addition, Ken Watten is leading a team of 9U standouts in various games against other minors teams around the area. Don't miss out on all the action! For full brackets and schedules see below.
Best of luck to all the All-Stars -- GO BAY!
Dylan Dempster capped off a tremendous 2019 LBLL Closing Day as the Cunha Award recipient, given annually to the player who through his love of the game and perseverance best epitomized the true spirit of LBLL for this year! LBLL was also pleased to acknowledge the T-Ball Bats managed by Pat Carey as the team Hit-A-Thon fundraising champions, and acknowledged the Hit-A-Thon divisional hitting champions: Kai Leanza (Lake Monsters, T-ball), Camden Smith (Hot Rods, Farm), Nicholas Yun (Minors, Giants), Keegan Smith (Intermediate, Astros), and Dylan Dempster (Majors, Cubs). Congratulations to all!
Leading up to the awards ceremony the action on the field was tremendous all day long. The Dodgers looked strong in overcoming the Cubs for the Intermediate title, and then the Challengers, T-ball, and Farm players put on a show before the Minors and Majors championship games saw the Giants outlast the Mariners and the Dodgers get past the Diamondbacks.
After the closing ceremonies, some coaches and players then participated in the traditional end-of-Closing-Day coaches game before everyone showered up and headed to Brende Ranch for a fantastic Diamond Ball to close the season!
This brings the 2019 LBLL regular season to an end, but we're not done yet! Good luck to our King of the Hill and Tournament of Champions teams in Intermediate and Majors, and to all of our 2019 All Stars. And please be sure to sign up for summer baseball at the link below! Go Bay!
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For the second time in the LBLL Major playoffs the Diamondbacks built a big lead against the Cubs and then had to withstand a furious late Cubs rally to avoid having it slip away. Telmo Corral was finally able to close out the game and preserve a terrific effort from Navraj Singh as starting pitcher. Donovan Capozzola helped lead the Diamondbacks offense by reaching base all four times at bat and scoring twice. For the Cubs, Mateo Mackiewicz and Dash Tyler both reached base all three times at bat and scored twice, including on a long first-inning drive by Mackiewicz. Both teams also enjoyed strong call-up play, with Franco Correa, Wesley Wang, and Sullivan Townley playing for the Diamondbacks and Jake Dox and Stefan Brende playing for the Cubs.
The Cubs see their season end after coming alive to be the hottest team in LB Majors over the final weeks of the season, while the Diamondbacks move on to play the Dodgers in the Championship Game on Saturday at 1:30 pm.