ASE Pee Wee Baseball: Welcome

This is a site for players, parents and fans of the ASE Pee Wee Baseball Team of Goldtrap/Gardner Boys & Girls Club in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Our mission is to teach the kids solid baseball fundamentals that will enable them to improve their skills and enjoyment of the game. Although we will attempt to be competitive in all our games, our number one goal is for the kids to have fun, whether we win or lose. Our second goal is to develop an understanding of the importance of being a TEAM. We want them to know that we win as a team and we lose as a team. Hope you enjoy the site!



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ASE completes un-defeated league season with 4-2 win over Perspectives!

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Heading into this season, I never thought an un-defeated league season was possible with this young squad. But the kids have improved with each and every game and played very good defense. You can see the difference in a lot of the teams in the league and our team is we can play some defense and that is what has won us a lot of games this year. Last night would be the same ole story as many games this season. Our defense would come thru once again and lead the way.

In the top of the 1st we came right out hitting the ball. Jimmy Minks led off with a single to left field. Coach Jodie got greedy at 1st base and got Jimmy tagged out at 2nd as he was trying to stretch his hit into a double. Presley Chitwood would double to left field and McClane Moody would hit an inside the park home run, giving us a 2-0 lead. Tidus Smith would groundout to the shortstop and Tristen Evans would groundout to the 1st baseman to end our half of the inning up 2-0. 

Perspectives came right back at us hitting the ball. Their first batter would groundout to Tidus, but then back-to-back singles would score a run and pull them within 2-1. Another groundout and a strikeout later, the inning was over and we clung to a 2-1 lead. The top of the 2nd would see Gavin Ezell lead off with an infield single. Gavin used an overthrow to advance to 2nd base and Daniel Hoffman would knock him in. Daniel would get thrown out at 1st base but did a good job putting the ball in play to score the run and give us a 3-1 lead. Zach Funmaker went down on strikes but Alex Heseman picked him up with an infield single. Jimmy would force Alex out at 2nd base to end our half of the inning still holding a 3-1 lead. The bottom half of the inning would see Perspectives load the bases with two outs, but Presley got us out of a jam with a good play at shortstop, throwing a strike to McClane to end the inning with us still on top 3-1.

The top of the 3rd we wanted to tack on a few more runs to extend our lead but Perspectives made a couple of good plays of their own to keep us from breaking the game open. Presley would lead off with a single but their shortstop made a great play on a very hard hit ball by McClane and Presley was forced out at 2nd base. Tidus went down on strikes but Tristen came thru with maybe his biggest hit of the season as he would single to score McClane for a 4-1 ASE lead. Gavin would end our half of the inning by striking out. The bottom of the 3rd our defense had to win this thing for us and hold on to the lead. Two doubles would pull Perspectives within 4-2. Their cleanup hitter would battle hard but go down on strikes. Tidus then made a good play on a hard hit ball and threw to McClane for the second out of the inning. McClane would then dive and catch a pop-up to end the inning and the game was called due to time limit. Our kids had somehow done it again! Great job ASE! Now it's on to the city tourney as we are the #1 seed from Goldtrap and get a 1st round bye in the tourney. We will not play until Monday, June 22nd @ 6pm. See you all at practice on Wednesday.

 

 

 



ASE Week 6 - Player of the Week - Tristen Evans

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Our player of the week for week 6 of the season is Tristen Evans. Tristen had a huge hit in the game tonight versus Perspectives. With two outs and us clinging to a 1-run lead, Tristen singled to score McClane and give us a 4-2 lead heading into the last inning. Tristen also played 3rd base tonight for the first time a did a good job. He is a fun kid to coach and have on the team. Great job Tristen, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



FINAL Goldtrap Pee Wee Standings

                                               League               Overall

ASE                                         9-0-1                  12-0-1

Perspectives                              7-3                     9-4

Phillip Taylor                            5-4-1                   6-4-1

Midland UMC                            3-5-2                 4-6-2

Forsgren                                  2-5-3                  4-5-3  

Acme Janitorial                        0-9-1                 0-11-1 

 

 

 



Tidus Smith
ASE Week 5 - Players of the Week - Tidus Smith and Presley Chitwood

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Our players of the week for week 5 of the season are Tidus Smith and Presley Chitwood. Both had a very good week for our team. Tidus went 4 for 7 at the plate, while knocking in 4 RBI's. He also made several good plays in the field and threw several players out at 1st base. Tidus has become a real leader for our team and has done a great job this year at pitcher for us. Presley also had a good week, going 5 for 6 at the plate and knocking in 2 runs. Presely is doing a really good job at shortstop for our team. It's really tough for a 1st grader to play that spot and he has been outstanding. Almost forgot to mention, both players also had an inside the park home run this week. Congrats to Tidus and Presley, we are very proud of you both!

 

 



ASE clinches League Championship with 8-2 win over Acme!

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We had a lot on the line going into this game. With a 1 1/2 lead on Perspectives in the league standings with 2 games to go, all we had to do was get a win versus Acme and the league title once again would rest with ASE. We have won the league 7 of the last 9 years, while compiling a 126-9 record over that time span. It took a lot of good players and parents to make that happen and this group would continue the ASE tradition. They have improved as the season has went along and as we draw close to city tourney time, I feel we may be playing our best baseball of the season right now. We got almost everyone on the team hitting the ball right now and our defense continues to make plays to help us win games. Let's see how this one was won.

The top of the 1st would see us come right out pounding the baseball. Jimmy Minks and Presley Chitwood led off with singles and McClane Moody would hit a ball to deep centerfield, scoring both runs. McClane hustled all the way around the bases for an inside the park home run and a 3-0 ASE lead. Tidus Smith would get the rally going again with an infield single. Derek Chitwood would double to score Tidus and just that quick it was 4-0. Tristen Evans would keep his "red hot" bat going with an infield single. Daniel Hoffman then popped up to the 1st baseman and our kids were running on the play. Their 1st baseman caught the ball and would double Tristen off first base for a quick double play. Zach Funmaker would battle hard at the plate but go down on strikes to end our half of the 1st inning up 4-0. 

Acme came out hitting the ball as well and this one looked as if it was going to be a lot of fun! Three staright singles would load the bases for them, but McClane made a good play on a softly hit ball to tag out one of their runners near home plate for the first out. A single up the middle would score two runs and it was suddenly a 4-2 ASE lead. Their next two batters went down on strikes and after one full inning of play we led 4-2. 

The top of the 2nd inning the bottom of our order started things off for us like they have the last few games. Gavin Ezell and Alex Heseman both singled to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. After a Leah Young strikeout, Jimmy Minks popped up to the 2nd baseman and once again our runners were off with the crack of the bat. And once again we got doubled up and our half of the inning was over. Acme could not manage to get anything going in the bottom of the 2nd and the score remained 4-2 heading into the 3rd inning.

Presely would get the rally going with a double and McClane would do the same to make it a 5-2 ASE lead. Tidus then singled to score McClane and Derek would single to score Tidus. Tristen would groundout to the 1st baseman but a throwing error would allow Derek to score for a 8-2 ASE lead. Daniel would groundout to the 1st baseman but Zach and Gavin singled to try and kick start another rally. Alex went down on strikes to end our half of the inning and we would lead 8-2. The umpires called the game due to the time limit and we had won the league title with the win. Great job ASE!

 

 

 



ASE blasts three home runs in 8-1 win over McDonalds!

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After not hitting the ball very good last night in a 5-5 tie against Forsgren, our kids came our hitting the ball big time tonight! We jumped on McDonalds in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back in this one. Jimmy Minks led off the game with an inside the park home run to give us a 1-0 lead. Presley Chitwood and McClane Moody would single to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Tidus Smith them hit a ball to deep right field and hustled all the way around the bases for an inside the park home run and a 4-0 ASE lead. Derek Chitwood would then single and Tristen Evans would drive him in with a base hit to left field and just like that we had 5 runs with not a single out made.

The bottom of the 1st would see McDonalds start off with a double. Their next two batters would go down on strikes but their clean-up hitter woud single to score their first run of the game. McClane would snag a ground ball hit by their next batter and after one full inning of play we led 5-1. The top of the 2nd would see the red-hot hitting Zach Funmaker single to get the rally going. Daniel Hoffman would groundout to the 3rd baseman and Gavin Ezell continued to struggle at the plate by going down on strikes. Alex Heseman picked him up with a run scoring single to give us a 6-1 lead. Leah Young would go down swinging to end our half of the inning. All three batters McDonalds sent to the plate in the bottom of the inning went down on strikes, so we still led 6-1 after two full innings of play.

The 3rd inning would see us get a rally going again. Jimmy struckout to begin the inning but Presley hit a shot to deep left field and used a throwing error to come all the way around and score for another ASE home run. McClane would then step up and do the exact same thing and suddenly this one was a rout at 8-1. Tidus would single but Derek went down on strikes and Tristen grounded out to the 1st baseman to end our half of the 3rd. McDonalds tried to get a rally going in the bottom of the inning but Tidus made a good play on a sharp hit ball and McClane would tag a runner out trying to score to stop any chance they had of a rally. ASE wins their 10th game of the season 8-1 over McDonalds. The win sets up a game that could decide the league championship for us on Thursday night. We win against Acme and we are the league champs for the 7th time in the last 9 seasons. See you guys on Thursday night at 7:00pm.

 

 

 



Alex Heseman
ASE Week 4 - Players of the Week - Zach Funmaker and Alex Heseman

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It was tough to pick a player of the week for this week. We had a lot of players had a really good week of baseball. Tidus Smith had a great week. McClane Moody, Tristen Evans, Presley Chitwood, Jimmy Minks and Derek Chitwood all played very well this week. But we choose two players that really came thru on Thursday night with some big hits and we could not be prouder of Zach Funmaker and Alex Heseman. These are two wonderful kids that are a joy to be around and have on the team. They have been trying their hearts out at the plate and came thru big time for us tonight versus Phillip Taylor. Congrats to Alex and Zach for being named players of the week!  

 



ASE pounds out 14 hits in 7-4 win over Philip Taylor!

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We hit the ball all over the field tonight on our way to a 7-4 win over a good Phillip Taylor team. We hit the ball up and down the line-up tonight as we had some players really step up and come thru with big hits. The bottom of our line-up was the key in us winning this game. Tristen Evans, Zach Funmaker and Alex Heseman were a combined 5 of 6 on the night and drove in a couple of runs. The big thing was that they were responsible for getting our rally going a couple of times.

The top of the 1st inning, Tidus Smith would get us started with a single. Presley then forced Tidus out at 2nd base on a really good play by their 2nd baseman. After a Gavin Ezell strikeout, McClane Moody would single to score Tidus for a 1-0 ASE lead. Jimmy Minks would single but be left stranded on the bases as Derek Chitwood went down on strikes. The bottom of the inning our defense had to make some plays and they did. Phillip Taylor hit the ball well, but McClane and Tidus teamed up for a couple of outs and after one inning of play, we led 1-0.

The top of the 2nd was when the bottom of the order started doing their thing! Daniel Hoffman led off with a strikeout but Tristen Evans picked him up with an infield single. Zach Funmaker then singled hard to left field. Alex Heseman would come thru with an RBI single to score Tristen for a 2-0 ASE lead. After Leah Young battled hard at the plate, but went down on strikes, Tidus picked her up with a single to score Zach. Presley then kept the rally going with a run scoring double to left field, making it a 4-0 ASE lead. Gavin would go down once again on strikes and our half of the inning was over, but it sure was a nice rally started by the bottom of the order! The bottom of the inning saw Phillip Taylor struggle to get anything going. Jimmy Minks made a real nice play on a hard hit ball to keep them from getting anything started and after two full innings of play we led 4-0.

The top of the 3rd would see McClane groundout to the 2nd baseman to start the inning. Jimmy picked him up with an infield single. Derek Chitwood would then single to put runners on 1st and 3rd. Daniel came thru with a single to score Jimmy and give us a 5-0 lead. Tristen would groundout to the 1st baseman and I got greedy on the play, trying to score Derek and got him tagged out at home for the third out. The bottom half of the inning, Phillip Taylor tried to get a rally going but Tidus made sure that didn't happen. He made a couple of good plays on hard hit balls, throwing to McClane to squish any hopes for a Phillip Taylor rally. Good job Tidus!

The top of the 4th would see us put the game away. Zach led off with a single to left field again. Alex Heseman would groundout, but Zach would hustle all the way around and score on the play. Leah would go down swinging again but once again Tidus picked her up with a hard hit single to right field. Presley would then double, scoring Tidus to give us a 7-1 lead, which secured us the win. The time limit was almost up and that put us up by 6 runs, so this one was over. We got sloppy with the ball in the bottom of the 4th and Phillip Taylor managed to score a couple of runs. This one would end with us notching our 9th win of the season 7-4.

The win keeps us in 1st place in the Goldtrap league standings with a league record of 7-0. We are two full games ahead of Perspectives, which we play next week. See you all at our game versus Forsgren on Monday night at 7:30. Please be at the field by 7pm. 

 

  



Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club Site - Click here

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Click the link above to visit the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club web-site. There you can find info about the clubs in town and all sorts of other information that pertain to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Smith.




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