Lunada Bay Little League - along with associated Little Leagues around the PV Peninsula have been closely following developments related to COVID-19. As PVPUSD is weighing precautions to limit the transmission of Novel Coronavirus, it has moved to immediately restrict many activities at their various sites -- including LBLL and other local Little League parks. We support the judgment of PVPUSD overseeing the schools that the majority of our players attend, and we think it wise to err on the side of caution when the health of our players, their families, and our community is potentially at issue.
We are, therefore, immediately suspending all official league activities until further notice. That includes all practices, games, cages, clinics, etc...
We have also been in communication with PVLL, RHLL and SSLL with whom we play many of our games -- and all the Hill leagues are suspended and we are continuing to work together on these matters. Though we have not officially made any decisions on when we will return or even re-evaluate, it is worth noting that Little League International is urging all leagues to consider cancelling all activities until at least April 6th.
If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this suspension, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Stay tuned and we will do our best to keep you updated on when baseball by the Bay will return to action as soon as info becomes available. In the meantime, keep safe and stay healthy!
On a Monday evening affair at Ernie Howlett Park, the Dodgers squared off against the Silver Spur Cubs. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the top of the 1st, off Cubs starter Grant Holdworth, but were unable to plate a run. Sean Lee took the hill for the Dodgers, and appeared to be on pace for a complete game. It only took 24 pitches for him to get through the first two innings without allowing a run. The game entered the top of the 3rd as a 0-0 tie. The Dodgers got things going in the 3rd on a leadoff single up the middle by Michael Masellis. From there, the Dodgers tallied 6 runs, with most coming on a slew of singles. The Dodgers entered the bottom of the 6th with a comfortable 6-0 lead. Much to the dismay of the fans, Sean Lee had to come out of the game due to injury with a runner on 1st. Reid Howard took over for the Dodgers. Reid was solid on the mound, aside from a hard hit 2-run double by Jake Ward of the Cubs. The Dodgers entered the top of the 4th with a 6-3 lead. The Dodgers would score 3 more in the top of the 4th to take a commanding 9-3 lead. The Cubs put several balls into play in the bottom of the 4th, but the bats were silenced by two strong defensive plays by Dodgers second baseman Lucas Nulman. Luka Ibanez led off with a single for the Dodger in the 5th. Each team scored runs in the 5th inning, and the game entered the 6th with the Dodgers ahead 10-5. The Dodgers were further energized in the 6th on a hard hit line drive single by Heath Casey. The Dodgers would take a 12-5 lead, but the game was called due to darkness, and the score reverted back to 10-5.
With the win, the Dodgers improve to 4-1 on the season. Next up for the Dodgers is another Interleague Game on Wednesday, 3/18 @ 5:00 PM at LBLL against the Rolling Hills Mariners.
It was an early morning 8:30 start, with the Dodgers visiting the Cardinals. The Dodgers led off the game with a walk by Joseph Sarmiento, who would come around to score on a triple by Sean Lee off starting pitcher Holt Tyler. The Cardinals would answer with a run of their own in the bottom of the first with a single by Jake Pekarek that scored Keegan Smith. Both starting pitchers were strong from there, and the score was 2-1 Dodgers after 3 innings. The Dodgers hung 5 runs on the board in the top of the 5th, with the highlight being a two out 3 run fly ball single by Diego Gutierrez. Joseph Sarmiento pitched a scoreless bottom of the 4th, and the Dodgers entered the 5th inning with a commanding 7-1 lead. The Cardinals hung 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the 5th, with two of the runs scoring on a triple by Avi Desai. Keegan Smith pitched a scoreless top of the 6th, and the game entered the bottom half of the inning with a score of 7-6. Pitcher Wes Agnew retired the first two batters of the inning, and then Avi Desai reached first on an infield single. With speed now on the base path, the Cardinals 3rd base coach sent Avi to second on an attempted steal. He was thrown out at second to end the game by a perfect throw from catcher Joseph Sarmiento, and an equally perfect tag by shortstop Sean Lee. With the victory, the Dodgers improved to 3-1 on the season. The Dodgers will be boarding the team bus on Monday, and heading to Earnie Howlett Park to take on the Silver Spur Cubs at 5 PM.