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 Week 3 - Player of the Week - Gavin Ezell

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Our player of the week for week 3 of the season is Gavin Ezell. He had a great week at the plate in our three games. He went 5 for 6 with 3 runs scored and had 6 RBI's this week. He has really become one of our best hitters. I know he's spending a lot of time at the batting cages and it's paying off big time. Gavin is a great kid and always gives 110%. Great job this week Gavin, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



ASE stays un-defeated by beating Midland 6-1

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It may have not been our best game of the year but we did just enough to get the win on this night. Midland really struggled at the plate, with the exception of one or two of their players. They were never ever to string many hits together to mount much of a threat to us tonight. They did not score in the top of the 1st and we came to bat in the bottom of the inning and put runs on the board. Tidus Smith was his reliable self and started us off with an infield single. Presley then doubled to score Tidus for a 1-0 ASE lead. Gavin Ezell would then double to left field, scoring Presley. McClane Moody broke out of his slump with a hard hit ball to deep left field, scoring Gavin for a 3-0 ASE lead. Jimmy Minks went down on strikes, but Daniel Hoffman picked him up with an RBI single to give us a 4-0 lead. Tristen Evans also broke out of his slump with a single. Alex Heseman and Zach Funmaker had some good swings at the plate but both went down on strikes to end the inning.

The 2nd inning neither team was able to get anything going on offense. The top of the 3rd would see Midland hit some good shots but our defense made plays. McClane and Presey teamed up on a play and we would keep them off the scoreboard to still lead 4-0. The bottom of the 3rd we put the game away. Leah Young battled hard but went down swinging, but Tidus picked her up with an infield single. Presley would also reach on an infield single. Gavin then struckout for only the second time all season and suddenly there were two outs. McClane would then smack a ball to the outfield and Tidus and Presley both ran the bases well and scored on the play. We had extended our lead to 6-0 with the time limit winding down. Midland did manage to score a run in the top of the 4th and it may have been more if not for a good play by Tidus to end their scoring threat.

The win moves us to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in league play. We are one game ahead of Perspectives in the league standings. We will play them in a huge game on Thursday, May 28th @ 5:30. We will practice next Wednesday the 27th @ 5:30. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!  

 

 



Goldtrap Pee Wee Standings - thru 5/21

                                               League               Overall

ASE                                           5-0                     7-0

Perspectives                              4-1                      5-2

Phillip Taylor                              2-2                     2-2

Forsgren                                   0-3-2                 1-3-2

Midland UMC                             1-3-1                 2-3-1

Acme Janitorial                         0-4-1                 0-4-1 

 



ASE buries Khilco, 9-0!

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Our bats came out hot in this one and it never really was much of a game. Khilco only managed four hits in the game, while we pounded out 12 hits and cruised to a 9-0 non-conference win. The top of the 1st inning would see Khilco lead off with an infield single. Presley Chitwood did a good job of keeping the ball on the infield. After a strikeout, a single would put runners on 1st and 3rd with only one out. Their next batter popped up to McClane Moody at 1st base, who caught the ball and doubled the runner off 1st base for a double play. We came to bat in the bottom of the inning and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. Tidus Smith led off with an infield single. Presley would double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. The "red-hot" hitting Gavin Ezell came to the plate and doubled to left field, scoring two runs. McClane would then hit a ball to deep left field to score Gavin and give us a 3-0 lead. Jimmy Minks kept the rally going with a single to put runners on the corners. Derek Chitwood and Tristen Evans both battled hard at the plate but went down on strikes. Daniel Hoffman stepped up and hit a ball to left field, scoring two more runs for a 5-0 ASE lead.

The 2nd inning would not see either team get anything going on offense. Alex Heseman did manage a single for us but we could not get him around as Tidus would groundout to the 1st baseman to end our half of the inning. The top of the 3rd would see Daniel catch a high pop up to begin the inning. After an infield single, Khilco's next two batters went down on strikes and we came to bat in the bottom of the inning looking to put this game away. Presely and Gavin would single but McClane went down swinging for the first out. Jimmy would pick his teammate up with an infield single to load the bases for Derek. He hit a ball about six feet in front of the plate and Khilco overthrew their 1st baseman. Three runs would score on the play and just like that it was an 8-0 ASE lead. After a Tristen strikeout, Daniel would knock in his 3rd run of the game to give us a 9-0 lead. Zach Funmaker battled hard at the plate and had some good swings but eventually went down on strikes. The game was called due to time limit and we had notched our 6th win of the season. Great job tonight ASE!

 

 



ASE survives scare from Forsgren, 3-1

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For the second game in a row, our defense bailed us out when our bats failed us some. It took a couple of good plays by McClane Moody and Tidus Smith on defense to help us hold on for a slim 3-1 win over a good Forsgren team. The top of the 1st inning would see Forsgren hit the ball well. They led off with a single up the middle and then a double would score the first run of the game. A couple of their better hitters went down on strikes and that helped us out some. With a runner on 3rd base their next hitter hit a slow roller that McClane hustled in to grab and tag the runner out before he touched home plate. We were lucky to escape only being down 1-0. The bottom half of the inning we came out hitting the ball. Tidus singled and Presley Chitwood doubled off the fence to put runners at 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Gavin Ezell then singled in Tidus to tie the game at 1. After a rare strikeout from McClane, Jimmy Minks singled to score Presley and I got greedy on the play and got Gavin tagged out at home plate. Stupid move on my part! Derek Chitwood would then groundout to the 1st baseman for the final out of the inning. 

The 2nd inning neither team was able to get anything going as both teams went down on strikes for two of their three outs. The 3rd inning would see Forsgren put pressure back on our defense. A couple of singles and then a couple of strikeouts would put runners at 1st and 2nd with two outs. Tidus then made a heads up play on a ball hit to the outfield. He snatched up the ball and tagged a Forsgren runner out as he was trying to score. Really good heads up play by Tidus. The bottom of the 3rd we led off with a couple of strikeouts from Leah and Alex, but Tidus picked them up with an infield single. Presley then reached with an infield base hit and Gavin drove in his second run of the night with a deep ball to the left field fence, scoring Tidus for a 3-1 ASE lead. McClane would go down on strikes again and our half of the inning was over.

The top of the 4th saw Forsgren struggle to get anything going and the time limit would expire with us notching a hard fought 3-1 win. The win moves us to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in league play. We return to action tomorrow night in a non-conference game versus Khilco from Evans. See you all there by 7pm.  

 

 



ASE Week 2 - Player of the Week - Jimmy Minks

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Our player of the week for week 2 of the season is Jimmy Minks. Jimmy was one of the heroes of our big win versus a good Phillip Taylor team on Thursday night. Jimmy had a couple of put outs and turned a double play in the game. Jimmy also came up with the game tied and the winning run on 2nd base. He came thru as usual with a big hit to score the run and give us a 6-5 win. Jimmy is a very coachable kid and a joy to have on our team. Great job Jimmy, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 



ASE edges Phillip Taylor 6-5 on Jimmy Minks single!

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Wow, this one was a fun one to coach. I knew that Phillip Taylor was a good team and I told the kids they better be ready for a tough one tonight. Phillip Taylor is very well coached by David Orick and his crew. They always do a good job with their team. They have a bunch of players back from last year and they hit the ball really well. So I knew it was going to take our best effort to pull this one out.

We came right out making plays on defense and it would prove to be the difference in the game. Phillip Taylor led off with a hard hit ball to Presley Chitwood, who scooped it up and threw to McClane Moody at 1st base for a quick out. Their next batter would go down on strikes and after a single, Jimmy Minks would end their half of the inning as he caught a pop up at 2nd base. In the bottom of the 1st we came right out hitting the ball. Tidus Smith got us going with a single and Presley would single and we would use a throwing error to score Tidus for a 1-0 ASE lead. Gavin Ezell then singled to score Presley and the rally was on. McClane would double, scoring Gavin and suddenly we were up 3-0. Then a strange thing happened as our next three batters all went down on strikes. So after one full inning of play, we held a 3-0 lead.

The top of the 2nd would see Phillip Taylor's bats catch on fire. They reeled off 5 stright hits and just like that we found ourselves in a tie game. After a strikeout, another single would give them a 5-3 lead and we looked to be in some trouble. In the bottom half of the inning, we were not able to get anything going as Derek Chitwood grounded out to the 1st baseman. Zach Funmaker and Alex Heseman both went down on strikes and just like that we were back on defense.

I knew that if we could hold them, we had the top of our order coming up to bat in the 3rd inning. Our defense really came thru big time! After a single started the inning for Phillip Taylor, Presely would snag up the next grounder and throw to Jimmy at 2nd base for a forceout. Their next batter then popped up to Jimmy at 2nd base, who caught the ball and threw to 1st to double the runner off the bag. What looked to be a rally was suddenly stopped by some great plays by our defense.

We came to bat in the bottom of the 3rd with less than 10 minutes left on the game clock. Leah Young would foul off a couple of pitched before finally going down on strikes. Tidus then got our rally going with a single up the middle. Presley would then come thru with a single of his own. Gavin would force Presley out at 2nd base, but Tidus hustled and scored on the play to pull us within 5-4. McClane then battled hard at the plate, fouling off several pitches before driving a ball to left field, scoring Gavin to tie the game at 5. McClane would end up at 2nd base on the play and Jimmy Minks would then come thru with his biggest hit of the season with a single that scored McClane for the 6-5 ASE win! It was a great comeback against a really good team. Very proud of our kids in this one! 

 

 

 



ASE Week 1 - Player of the Week - McClane Moody

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Our player of the week for the opening week of the season was an easy choice. McClane went 7 for 7 in our three games this week and hit two home runs, while driving in a whopping 10 runs on the week. He really stepped up big time and showed why he's the leader of our team. At this pace, McClane will shatter all the ASE hitting records. Let's just hope he keeps it up. Great job McClane, we are very proud of you!

 

 

 

 



Moody's homerun leads ASE over Perspectives 6-0!

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On a night that saw the pitching machine all over the place, our kids found a way to pound out enough hits to come away with a 6-0 win over a good Perspectives team. The top of the 1st inning would see Perspectives come right out hitting the ball. Their first batter barely reached on an infield single as he just beat the throw from Daniel Hoffman at 3rd base. Their next batter would hit a grounder to Jimmy Minks at 2nd base, who scooped the ball up and threw to McClane Moody for a quick out. Their runner that was on first tried to make it to 3rd base but McClane ran him down and tagged him for a double play. Heads up play by McClane!   After a single, their clean up hitter would groundout to Tidus Smith at pitcher and it was our turn to try and hit off this crazy machine.

Tidus would leadoff for us by hitting a hard grounder to shortstop. The Perspectives shortstop made a very good play and threw Tidus out by just a foot or so. Presley Chitwood and Gavin Ezell would then reach on back-to back singles. McClane then came up and hit a rocket down left field line that cleared the fence for a 3-run homerun. Suddenly it was a 3-0 ASE lead. Jimmy then kept the rally going with a base hit but Tristen Evans would go down on strikes for the second out of the inning. Daniel Hoffman would then groundout to the pitcher and after one full inning of play we led 3-0.

Neither team was able to get anything going in the 2nd inning as the machine started throwing the ball very low and both teams had trouble hitting the ball at all. Tidus did throw out the only kid for Perspectives that hit in the inning. Our half of the 2nd would see Derek Chitwood reach on an infield error by the Perspectives 1st baseman. Our next three batters all went down on strikes, as we could not seem to make contact with that very low ball that was coming out of the machine.

The top of the 3rd would see all three of Perspectives batters go down on strikes and we would come up in the bottom of the inning with the time limit winding down and looking to put this game away. Tidus would single to get the rally going. Presley went down on strikes but Gavin would double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with only one out. McClane would hit a hard shot to right field and used a couple of Perspectives throwing errors to come all the way around for an inside the park home run and a 6-0 ASE lead. The umpires then called the game due to the time limit and we had moved to 3-0 on the season with the 6-0 win. Great job this week ASE!

 

 



ASE cruises in first two games

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Wow what a way to start off the first week of the season with three games in four days. Well, after the first two games we certainly are off to a good start. On Monday night we really hit the ball well and beat Midland UMC 10-3. In the game, Presley Chitwood was 3 for 3 with an RBI. Gavin Ezell was 2 for 3 with an RBI. McClane Moody had a big night going 3 for 3 and driving in 4 runs. Jimmy Minks and Tristen Evans was both 2 for 3 and each drove in a run. Daniel Hoffman really hit the ball hard, going 2 for 2. Alex Heseman, Zach Funmaker and Leah Young really came thru at the bottom of the order as each player had a hit in the game. Tidus Smith did a good job playing pitcher and also hit a hit in the game. In all we had 18 hits in the game and cruised in this one to an easy win.

On Tuesday night the pitching maching was amped up a little and was throwing pretty fast. It seemed early in the game that would be a factor, but our kids did a good job adjusting to the speed and we once again hit the ball well on our way to shutting out Cooper Coin 8-0. The opening inning would not see either team score as the machine was firing it in there. In the bottom of the 2nd we got our bats going. McClane Moody led off with an inside the park home run. Jimmy Minks then doubled and Tristen Evans tripled to score Jimmy for a 2-0 ASE lead. Daniel Hoffman would then come thru with a single to score Tristen. Alex, Zach and Leah would all battle hard at the plate, but all three would go down on strikes to end the inning with us holding a 3-0 lead.

After Cooper Coin did not score in the top of the 3rd, we would put this game away. Tidus Smith and Presley Chitwood would both single and Gavin Ezell would then hit an inside the park home run to extend our lead to 6-0. McClane would then double and Jimmy would single him in. Tristen would then knock in our 5th and final run of the inning giving us a 8-0 lead. Cooper was not able to get anything going in the top of the 4th and the game was called due to time limit.

On Thursday at 5:30, we play a very good Perspectives team that is very well coached by two good friends of mine, Coach Doug and Coach Scott. Should be lots of fun!

  

 



ASE Schedule Released - Click here!

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Click the link above to see the complete 2015 ASE baseball schedule. I will hand out a copy of this schedule at our next practice.

Please have your child at the games 30 minutes before scheduled game time. Also, if your child cannot make a game, please let Coach Johnny know.

 

 



ASE eyes another City Championship in 2015!

Heading into the 2015 FSBGC pee wee baseball season, ASE has its eyes on a run at another City Championship. Back are 4 players from last season that went 13-2 and won the League Championship. Last year we did slip up in the city tournament and would see Cricket win it. But still, ASE has won the city championship 5 of the past 8 seasons, while compiling an incredible 115-9 record over those eight seasons. While the winning is fun, the thing that makes me the most proud is the fact our players always have a blast and become better baseball players. We really take pride in their time on our team being a great boys & girls club experience for them. I really look forward to the 2015 season with a great group of kids. See you all on the field!

                                                                           Coach Johnny     

 



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.




Click here for ASE Team News Page!

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Click the link above to see the ASE team news page. Here you can see all our game recaps and previous players of the week for the current season.

 

 



Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 5/28 Baseball Perspectives vs. ASE Baseball 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Mon 6/1 Baseball ASE Baseball vs. Acme 7:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 5/21 Baseball ASE Baseball: 6 - Midland UMC: 1 7:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Practices
Date Event Time Location
Wed 5/27 Home Plate ASE Practice 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Wed 6/3 Home Plate ASE Practice 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club