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!
The White Sox enjoyed their most complete team effort of all preseason and regular season games thus far and rode that to a 9-5 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Byron Dehn led the way for the White Sox, scoring the team's first run to open the game and pitching two great innings to close it. Brother Zac looked good catching as well. Felix Hamilton, Kirk Nakkashian, and Nico Roos-Ventura all scored twice, Dillon Brende starred at first base, and Dean Capozzola returned to his strong summer hitting form with a sharp single that drove in a run to tie the game before scooting around the bases himself to score what would prove to be the winning run. Connor Stumpf and brothers Jonathan and Michael Terpanjian also contributed valuable two-way play.
The Dodgers hung tough early thanks to strong hitting from Noah Keefe and Liam Lohman, and Bode Voytilla also impressed with good pitching and quick speed to win a footrace to home plate and tag out a runner to stop a run and end an inning.
Both teams are next in action on Tuesday at Silver Spur against Silver Spur opponents.
The Lunada Bay Minor Mariners squared off against the Minor Dodgers Friday evening in a competitive outing that ended in an 8-7 victory for the Dodgers. The Mariners came alive in the final inning but were held off by a solid pitching effort from the Dodgers Liam “Little Unit” Lohman. Lohman pitched two two solid innings striking out three Mariners while allowing only one run on his watch. His glove work in the field also proved key for the Dodgers.
The Mariners bats were big early in the game scoring four runs in the first inning off of stellar hitting from the top of their order, Henry Shapiro, Cielo Lopez and Chaz Fairbrother. Both Lopez and Shapiro were on the mound for the Mariners striking out two batters each in their respective innings.
The Mariners also saw strong defensive efforts overall -- highlighted by a triple play from Hunter Weideman, Fairbrother, and Lopez.
The top of Dodgers' line-up did their jobs reaching base; Noah Keefe, Caiden Milick, Kai Byrne and Bode Voytilla hit well and the boys in blue were able to put enough runs on the board to fend off a surging Mariner squad.
When Dodger Skipper coach Josh Lohman was asked his thoughts on the win he said “We had some first game jitters out there that caused a few silly mistakes” but all in all he was happy with the victory. He also commented that “Those Mariners have a lot of talent both on the field and in the dugout...they are a well coached group and we were lucky to come out on top today”.
The Dodger and The Mariners don’t meet up again until late April....no doubt that the Mariners will be seeking revenge when they do.