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Donations for Paradise LL
by posted 12/05/2018


Many Danville parents have asked me how to help the families and Little Leaguers in Butte County that have been displaced or lost homes and property in the Camp Fire.  I’ve been in contact with the Little League District 47 Administrator and the Paradise LL President.  We’ve got several ideas already, two of which are available now for those interested.

 

First,  we will host a clothing and equipment drive this Saturday 12/8 between 9:30-11am at Osage Park.  Families there are particularly in need of cleats, belts, socks, dry fits, gloves. . . the basics.  Anything new or gently used/reusable, bring it to the park this weekend and we’ll make sure it gets to the folks in Chico that are hosting a free distribution for Paradise LL families next weekend.  If you can't make it Saturday, let me know so we can connect with you directly.

 

Second, Paradise LL has a Gofundme site to raise funds to repair fields and buy equipment.  Most Paradise families lost everything, but their board is very motivated to keep baseball and softball seasons on track for the spring, even though they'll likely play in neighboring towns that were less impacted.  Donating there is another easy way to help if you are interested.

 

With our first registration deadline at the end of next week, I plan to send more details about our upcoming 2019 Danville season soon.  Wanted to get the word out quickly on this for those that are around and able to donate this weekend.

 

Kevin Salmon

DLL President

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Intermediate Aces in the West Region Tournament
by posted 07/24/2018


The Danville Aces are playing this week in the Intermediate West Region Tournament in Nogales, AZ.  Pool play completed on Sunday.  Despite one of the more difficult draws, the Aces finished 3-1.  The loss was to the #1 seed Southern California (Scripps Ranch LL, San Diego).  As the #2 seed, Aces play #7 Clackamas LL (Portland, OR) in tonight’s quarterfinal.  Semifinals are tomorrow.  Championship and third place games are Thursday.  The winner of Thursday’s Championship game will be the West Region representative at the Intermediate World Series starting Sunday in Livermore.

 

Update 7/24 10pm:  Aces beat Oregon/Clackamas LL and advanced to the regional semifinal.  They will play Hawaii/Central East Maui LL at 5pm Wednesday.

Update 7/25 10pm:  It came down to the last pitch, but Aces lost to Hawaii/Central East Maui LL 6-5.  Hawaii advances to the West Region championship game against Southern California/Scripps Ranch LL.  Aces will play in the 3rd place game against Alaska/Knik LL at 5pm Thursday.

Final update 7/26 10pm:  Aces beat Alaska/Knik LL 13-9 to finish 3rd place in the Intermediate West Region tournament.  Southern California/Scripps Ranch LL advances to the Intermediate World Series starting in Livermore on Sunday.

 

This site will be updated throughout the tournament.  Ways to follow the team:

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by posted 07/20/2018


 

Congratulations to the CCLL and SRLL 11s for winning both A and B divisions of the Brett Slinger Memorial Tournament.  Final results are available on Gamechanger and our website.  

Thanks to Devon and Mike Slinger and their family for joining us all week to share stories about Brett and cheer on this year’s players.  We are so fortunate to have their family host this event with us every year.

 

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2018 CHACHI CORRAL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
by posted 07/12/2018


 

Congratulations to the Livermore LL 10s and Granada 10 Black all stars for winning both A and B divisions of the Chachi Corral orial Tournament.  Final results are available on Gamechanger and our website.  

Thanks to Denise and Arnie Corral and their family for joining us all week to share stories about Chachi, raise money for the Semper Fi Foundation, and cheer on this year’s players.  We are so fortunate to have their family host this event with us every year.

Good luck to the 10s playing at Tassajara Valley next week.

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CONGRATULATIONS 2018 DLL ALL STARS
by posted 06/19/2018

Congratulations to our 2018 District All Star and Tournament Teams. Good Luck this Summer!!

District 11/12's   District 10/11's   District 9/10's
         
Manager: Anthony Sadigh   Manager: Lew Carpenter   Manager: Brad Becker
Coach: Rob Hensley       Coach: Scott Bradley
Coach: Sanjay Purandare       Coach: David Gehrke
         
Mitch Bruno   TJ Adlman   Logan Becker
Joseph Coupland   Tommy Carpenter   Drew Bradley
Colin Garcia   Nate Chang   Holden Cordeiro
Jake Hensley   Dylan Deitsch   Harrison Donesly
Colin Linteo   Jason Doyle   Ryan Gehrke
Jack Moxley   Henry Ellis   Cole Haughton
Drake Poitras   Jude Johnson   Will Rau
Devon Purandare   Brad Laird   Spencer Reiland
Charles Reiland   Owen Morgan   Dylan Rogers
Jordan Rutchena   Kaleb Pleis   Zachary Romeo
Cameron Sadigh   Ryan Starkey   Ryan Tong
Kevin Spears   Mason Strope   Michael Yribarren
Bennett Wilson   Jack Yribarren    
         
         
Tourney 12's Blue   Tourney 12's Gray    
Manager: Chris French   Manager: Tom Stoutt    
Coach: Brian Forschler   Coach: Greg Ochs    
Coach: Brett White   Coach: Brad Wolf    
         
Trey Emett   Anthony Capra     
Braeden Forschler   Logan Edwards     
Taylor Frankel   Trevor George     
Sawyer French   Aidan Jih-Schiff    
Miles Jones   Chase King     
Sawyer Jones   Mason Londre    
Gregory Leitch   Andy Ramos Ochs     
John Ben Pau Mendoza   Jack O’Donnell     
Jack Murphy   Nick Romero     
Craig Seiler   Austin Shelton     
Ryan Smalley   Carter Stoutt     
Andrew White   Nolan Wolf     
         
Tourney 11's Gray   Tourney 11's White    
         
Manager: Bobby Carter   Manager: Scott Pettigrew    
Coach: Chad Power   Coach: Marc Silveira    
Coach: Frank Maiorana   Coach: Bryan Emig    
         
    Evan Clutter    
Dane Carter   Dominic DeVito    
Joseph Decker   Dylan Emig    
Cal Fogarty   Ryan Golding    
Luke Garcia   Joe Heargarty    
Noah Houston   Nicholas Patel    
Connor Judson   Kelly Pettigrew    
Braden Knapp   Zachary Russell    
Christiano Maiorana   Tyler Schmiegel    
Tate Murphy   Ethan Shields    
Rylan Power   Matthew Silveira    
Jake Wisenor   Joshua Tipton    
Reece Zaitz   Ryan Tipton    
    RJ Thomas II    
         
Tourney 10's        
Manager: Andy Hill        
Coach: Mike Dempster        
Coach: Ty Towse        
         
Brody Blanco        
Grant Dempster        
Grady Emett        
Nick Frankel        
Kayvon Foreman        
Charlie Hill        
Ryder King        
Davis Morris        
Liam Moxley        
Nicholas Parker        
Tyler Towse        
Ashton Walker        
Harrison Wisotsky        
         
Tourney 9's White   Tourney 9's Blue    
         
Manager: Rodney Worth   Manager: Matt Hill    
Coach: Michael McMillian   Coach: Dan Lynch    
Coach: Kirk Sadur   Coach: Jason Pera    
         
Chase Barnes   Simon Angstenberger    
Dario Boban   Brady Bell    
Andrew Chang   Tommy Daggett    
Brent Del Barrio   Braydon Fong    
Anthony De Vito   Jack Hill    
Charlie Feaver   CJ LeGuluche    
Parker Kehrig   Chase Mahler    
Gavin McMillian   Chase McKenna    
Cooper Pettigrew   Balian Miller    
Brett Sadur   Davis Lynch    
Tom Talbot   Preston Pera    
Zane Worth   Jack Roberts    
    Seth Shelton    
         
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Baseball After Majors...
by posted 09/10/2017


 

Baseball after Majors...


Hello Former Majors Parents,

Now that DLL Majors has wrapped up I know many of you are thinking about what is the next step for your son in regards to baseball. With my last calculations, I added up 10 different local baseball programs that are available to 13 year olds next spring. With 10 programs, choosing one can be a daunting task. Some of the programs are invitation only (coach contacts you) and most offer professional coaching at different price levels.  But are they what’s best for you players enjoyment of the game?

Over the past few years Danville Little League (DLL) has offered a Spring program for 13 year olds called the” Intermediate” (50 & 70 foot base paths) program (players born on or after 9/1/2004). There are two levels in the Intermediate program "Gold”, which is a competitive advanced level team chosen at the beginning of the season thru tryouts, and "House", which is made up of kids who just want to play ball. The Gold program is professionally coached by the Aces Baseball Staff, run by Jim Grant, and the House program is coached by Dads, just like in Majors. Being that the Gold program is professionally coached; the fee is priced accordingly, but is lower than most programs outside DLL. The House program is priced similar to last year in Majors. All DLL Intermediate programs are housed locally (Danville) with local practices and games (located within District 57).  Many of the games are played at Osage Field #3.  The Gold team also has a District All Star Tournament and World Series and may travel a bit further to play in a few outside tournaments. There will be more information from DLL on these programs coming. Tryouts for the Intermediate Gold program are held in late August.  They play a fall tournament season and then a regular local D57season starting in March and ending in Mid-June.  House teams will be formed in late January with a player evaluation held at Sycamore Park turf TBA.  Please wear tennis shoes on the turf.  We are also looking for team Managers and Coaches. 

For the 14 year olds (players born on or after 9/1/2003) we have a very similar program that has a “House” league, and a “Gold” league which is equivalent to the 13’s Gold team.  This division is called Junior 90’s.  The Junior 90’s Gold team will be professionally coached by Darren Nicholson, owner of Hit Lab Sports, with tryouts held in mid-October, TBA. This division plays on a 90 foot diamond to get the kids ready for high school.

Looking a few years ahead there are also Seniors House and Gold programs for the 15 and 16 year olds (born on or before 9/1/2001).

All sign-ups are through the DLL Web site. As always, you can contact me if you have any questions or want to talk about what’s out there for your son next year.

 

 

Steve Pugh – DLL Upper Division Director

925-301-7911

 

 

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Snack Shack Now Accepting Credit Cards
by posted 04/03/2016


DLL Families

 

We are happy to inform you that the DLL Snack Shack, located at Osage Park, is now accepting credit cards for your purchases of $5 or greater.  We hope you enjoy this added convenience when you are out enjoying your baseball games!

 

Play Ball!!

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