Another outstanding LBLL regular season has wrapped up with the Majors Dodgers (5-10), Intermediate Dodgers (14-4) , and Minors Giants (12-1) all clinching their respective divisions. But without question they are not resting on their laurels. Every team in the league has already moved on and started their preparations for the 2019 Playoffs!
The Lunada Bay Little League Field will be buzzing for the next two weeks as the community gathers to eat some great food -- thanks to Lunada Bay Market & Deli -- and witness some exciting can’t-miss baseball. Join us to cheer on all the young ballplayers that have put in so much work since February to get to this point and are ready to go all in -- and make some memories that will last a lifetime!
2019 Playoff information, including brackets, schedules and results can be found here.
It has been a great 2019 Spring season at Lunada Bay Little League so far. The park continues to be the best place on the hill for families to gather, kids to commiserate, and the entire community to enjoy some great baseball by the Bay - especially with playoffs in the air!
The coming days look to be especially entertaining as teams in contention scramble to fit in rain-out-rescheduled games in efforts to overtake one another. In the Majors division the Cubs look to make a run at the first place Majors Dodgers in a frantic final 3-games -- including a head-to-head against the Dodgers on Thurs and a Sat doubleheader vs the Diamondbacks. The very competitive Intermediate division looks to come down to a final game between the Dodgers and Angels -- two of the best Intermediate teams on the entire hill this year. The Minors Giants have locked up their regular season division title with a dominating 12-1-0 record.
However, everything is wiped clean and the hottest teams look to capitalize as the playoffs kick off this Saturday beginning with the Minors division. Game 1 features the first place Minors Giants vs the Minors Angels at 9:00am on the Minors Field. The entire two-week playoff schedule can be found here culminating with the all three division championship games on Saturday, June 1.
Closing day will be capped off with the annual Diamond Ball event that evening.
There truly is no better place to be than at Lunada Bay Little League park this time of year. So mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and come on out to enjoy some good food and great company and cheer on all of our LBLL teams!
The LBLL Intermediate Angels have won 5 of their last 6 games, including season sweeps of the LBLL Intermediate Cubs and PVLL Blue Jays. The team is firing on all cylinders down the home stretch with comfortable victories in nearly every outing.
The LBLL Intermediate division is very competitive this year, with deep pitching staffs on every team. In particular, Stefen Brende (LBLL Astros), Jonah Cohen (LBLL Cubs), Antonio Robles (LBLL Cubs) and Laton Hunter (LBLL Dodgers) proved to be worthy competitors for the Angel's strong bats. In the end though, the Angels are producing runs from the top of their line-up to the bottom, and playing solid defense in the field. Sully Townley, Wes Wang and Franco Correa have proven to be a solid pitching combination this season, with all three pitchers facing great hitters. Additionally, the Angels are picking up multiple bases with solid hitting performances by nearly every player on the team.
Manger Shannon Townley's no nonsense approach seems to be working, and the Angels are peaking at the right time. When questioned about the team's recent performance, the Angel's skipper said "The key to success is practice. I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in the game." And, in a rare press conference appearance, Coach Wang (the Wanger) also weighed in on the Angel's success. Every Angel believes in The Wangers hitting techniques, and he was asked to comment on his approach. Wanger's response was clear and to the point. He said "We don't want to win so much we'll be placed on probation by the league, we just want to win enough to warrant an investigation."
The Angels are in action again this Wednesday against the RHLL Astros.