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!


ASE Week 4 - Player of the Week - Joben Wagner



Our player of the week for week 4 of the season is Joben Wagner. Joben went 4 for 4 at the plate this week and drove in a couple of runs. He played well defensively also in both our games this week. He has become one of our leading hittiers on the team, batting .867 on the season. Joben is the only player on the team that has not struckout all season long. He is a really fun kid to be around and coach. He always has something funny to say. Great job Joben, we are very proud of you!




ASE moves to 8-0 with win over Sharum!


With it being our first night game of the season, I wasn't sure how we would hit the ball in this one. But despite that, our kids adjusted to the lights and bad pitching machine, and was able to pound out 10 hits on our way to a 7-1 win over Sharum. We held Sharum scoreless in the top of the 1st inning, thanks to a good play by Tristen Evans and Laiklen Merritt. The bottom half of the inning our bats would go to work. Tristen and Joben led off with hits and Presley would single to score Tristen for an early 1-0 lead. Laiklen then smoked a ball up the middle and it rolled all the way to the fence. He hustled around the bases to score for a 3-run inside the park home run! Just like that we had a 4-0 lead. Alex and Parker then kept the rally going with back-to-back singles but then I got greedy and got Alex tagged out trying to advance to 3rd base. Taylor would then groundout to the 1st baseman and Cameron went down on strikes to end our half of the inning.

Our defense would make a couple of nice plays in the top of the 2nd. Sharum rattled off a couple of hits and our outfield done a great job getting the ball in, allowing Presley to tag out one of their runners trying to advance to 3rd base. Presle and Tristen would team up on a force play at 2nd base and we would keep Sharum off the board in the top half of the inning. Leah led off the bottom of the 2nd inning, going down on strikes and Tristen would do the same. But Joben got the rally going again with an infield single. Presley would single and Laiklen would drive in his 4th run of the game with another single. Alex Heseman then came through big a big hit up the middle, scoring Presley and Laiklen for a 7-0 ASE lead.

The last inning, Sharum was able to score a run on a couple of hits, but Joben and Laiklen made sure that was all they would score. They teamed up on a ball hit up the middle and we secure the 7-1 win as the time limit expired. The win moves us to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in league play. We are a full game ahead of Shelter-Wagoner in the league standings and two games in front of Midwest. We will practice on Wednesday at 6:00 and play on Thursday at 5:30 against a much improved Forsgren team. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!  



FSBGC Pee Wee League Standings thru 5/27

                                   League          Overall

ASE                              5-0               8-0

Shelter-Wagoner         3-1                5-3

Midwest                       3-2                6-3 

McDonalds                   2-2                 5-3

Phillip Taylor               2-2                 2-6 

Forsgren                     2-2-1              2-5-1

Perspectives               1-2-1              4-2-1

Sharum                        1-4                 1-7

Midland UMC               0-4                 2-6



ASE drops the hammer on Perspectives 8-3!


I knew going into this game it was going to be a tough one. Coach Scott always does a good job with his teams and they are always one of the teams to beat in the league. Our kids were up to the challenge despite not playing or practicing in almost a week. I was worried about the way we would hit the ball, but I was concerned for nothing. The kids really played well and we coasted for a 8-3 win.

Perspectives was held scoreless in the top of the 1st inning, as Jimmy and Laiklen teamed up on a good play to hold them scoreless. The bottom of the inning, Tristen Evans would get us going with a double to left field. Joben Wagner then kept his hot hitting going with an RBI single to give us a 1-0 lead. Perspectives then made a couple of good plays on defense to keep us from scoring anymore runs in the inning.

The top of the 2nd would see Jimmy and Laiklen team up again on a nice play. Perspectives would threaten but their last batter of the inning would go down on strikes. Our bottom of the prder then came thru in a big way! Parker Epperson and Taylor Faber would reach on infield singles and we were back in business. Cameron Bell would groundout to the 1st baseman and Leah Young would go down on strikes, but Tristen would pick them both up with a single to give us a 2-0 lead. Joben and Presley would then both single to suddenly it was a 4-0 ASE lead. Jimmy Minks then capped off our scoring with a 2-run scoring double to make it 6-0 heading into the top of the 3rd inning. The last inning would see both teams score a couple runs and we would coast in for a 8-3 win, moving us to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in League play.

We return to action on Thursday night at 8:30 versus Sharum. We have team pictures at 7:30.  



ASE Week 3 - Player of the Week - Parker Epperson



Our ASE player of the week for week 3 of the season is Parker Epperson. Parker went 2 for 3 in the game on Tuesday night, driving in 2 runs. He also hit an inside the park home run. Parker is one of our first year players and he is really doing well. He is eager to learn and a fun kid to coach and be around. He has a great attitude and always willing to do whatever is asked of him. Great job Parker, we are very proud of you!






ASE grabs sole possession of 1st place with 12-4 win!


Going into the game on Tuesday night, we stood alone as the only undefeated team in the pee wee league. While Shelter-Wagoner gave us a tough test, our bats carried us thru this one and moved us to 6-0 on the season and all alone at the moment atop the league standings.

Our bats came out red hot in this one. We would score 5 runs in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back. We got hits in that inning from Tristen, Presley, Jimmy, Laiklen, Alex and a huge two out, two run scoring single from Taylor Faber. Shelter would come out hitting as well and if not for some good plays by our defense, this one could have gotten real interesting. Shelter would add a couple of runs in the bottom of the 1st inning but our offense would get those back in our next at bat. Hits by Cameron, Tristen and Joben, would score a couple of runs and extend our lead to 7-2. Presley then hit an inside the park home run and we would lead 8-2 heading into the bottom of the inning. Shelter was not able to score and we would look to put this game away in the top of the 3rd inning.

The only hit we could manage in the inning was a big one from Parker Epperson. He hit a base hit to centerfield and used a Shelter throwing error to come all the way around and score for an inside the park home run. That would put us up 9-2 and this one was all but over. We would add on a couple more runs in the top of the 4th to make the final in this one 12-4. It was a great game by our kids against a good Shelter hitting team. We will return to action next Tuesday at 5:30 versus Perspectives. Have a great weekend!




ASE Week 2 - Player of the Week - Laiklen Merritt




Our player of the week for week 2 of the season is Laiklen Merritt. He had an incredible two games this week at the plate. Laiklen went 5 for 5 with 5 runs batted in this week. He also played some very good defense at 1st base. He is the only first year pitching machine player that I have ever had play 1st base for me and he is doing a great job. He is a great kid and really wants to learn the game. He's getting better with each and every game he plays. Great job Laiklen, we are very proud of you!





ASE wins close one over McDonalds 4-3!


Some nights we score 11 runs and other nights we struggle to score 4. That's 7 and 8 year old baseball. While last night we scored as many runs as we wanted, tonight was not that way. A lot of credit goes to McDonalds defense, which made plays all over the field. For a while we could not keep the ball away from their pitcher and he threw several kids out at 1st base.

With the game tied at one in the top of the 2nd inning, Tristen hit an inside the park home run to give us a 2-1 lead. That lead would hold going into the 4th and final inning of play. In the top of the 4th, Alex led off with a single up the middle. Parker would then single and we were in business. Cameron then came thru with a single to score Alex for a 3-1 ASE lead. After Taylor and Leah went down on strikes, Tristen would single to score Parker and we were up 4-1. Presley would then hit into a forceout to end our half of the inning. In the bottom of the 4th, McDonalds would score a couple of runs and had the tying run on 2nd base with two outs. Their final batter of the game went down on strikes and we had squeaked out the 1-run win.

This one was fun tonight. The kids had to play with a little pressure on them and it was good to see them come thru with flying colors. Great job ASE! Proud of you all.  



ASE breaks out big bats in 11-0 win over Midland!


I knew there would be nights were this team could score a lot of runs and tonight was one of those nights. We pounded out 14 hits and scored 11 runs on our way to an easy 11-0 win over Midland UMC. We used several Midland throwing errors to run the bases and keep the pressure on their defense. We had several kids go 3 for 3 on the night. Our top four batters in the line-up went 12 for 12 with 9 runs batted in. Tristen, Joben, Jimmy and Laiklen were red hot at the plate and really led us in this game.

Our defense made some good plays when Midland did hit the ball. Jimmy and Laiklen teamed up on a couple of nice plays and Presley made a really good play at shortstop to keep Midland from scoring. The win moves us to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play. Great job tonight ASE!




ASE Week 1 - Player of the Week - Tristen Evans



Our player of the week for the opening week of the season is Tristen Evans. Tristen went 6 for 6 on the week, with 3 home runs and 3 runs batted in. It was his birthday last week and he celebrated it in a big way with a 2-HR game on Friday night.

Tristen is a wonderful kid and fun to be around and coach. Great job Tristen, we are very proud of you!




ASE finishes first week of the season at 3-0!


Well, it wasn't easy at times but we finished the first week of the 2016 season with a record of 3-0. On Thursday night we blew past Phillip Taylor 8-0. Presley Chitwood had two home runs in the game and finished with 6 runs batted in to lead us to the win. Joben Wagner, Alex Heseman and Tristen Evans also finished with 2 hits each in the game. Jimmy Minks and Laiklen Merritt teamed up for a couple of put outs and we would cruise to the easy win.

Friday night would not be so easy. Our bats didn't really show up at all and we would have to hold on to beat a scrappy Forsgren team 3-2. It was Tristen Evan's birthday and man did he have a good night! He hit two inside the park home runs and really led us in this one. Joben once again kept his hot hitting going as he went 2 for 2 on the night. Forsgren would rally late in this one but we would hold on, thanks to a couple of good plays from our defense. Presley would tag out a runner advancing to 3rd base for the final out of the game and we would squeeze out a 3-2 win.




ASE cruises in first game of the 2016 season!


I wasn't sure how the kids would do tonight, considering we had not practiced in almost a week. Boy did they come ready to play! We came out in the bottom of the 1st inning and really got our bats going and never looked back from there. Tristen, Presely and Jimmy would all single to gove us a 1-0 lead. After Laiklen went down swinging, Joben picked him up with a run scoring single. Parker would then triple in his first at bat of the season and just like that we held a 4-0 lead.

Sharum was not able to get much going at the plate. They would get a couple of singles and used a throwing error by us to score a run in the top of the 2nd inning. But Jimmy and Laiklen put a halt to their rally as they would team up for the third out of the inning. We would put the game away in the bottom of the 2nd. Taylor and Leah both went down on strikes, but then we started a huge 2-out rally. Alex and Tristen would both hit inside the park home runs and Presely would double to left field. Jimmy would single to score Presley and give us a 7-1 lead after two full innings of play.

The top of the 3rd, Sharum was not able to get anything going and we came to bat with the time limit close to being expired. Joben would get his second hit of the game to get the rally going again. Parker would go down on strikes and Cameron would groundout to the 1st baseman. Taylor would then come thru with a big 2-out hit, scoring Joben to make the final 8-1 in this one. It was a good first game for this young group. Very proud of them!




ASE Game Schedule - Click here!


Click the link above to see our complete 2016 ASE Game schedule. Please try and have your child at the games 30 minutes early. We have a lot of 5:30pm games this year, so please just do the best you can. Thank you!



ASE eyes another City Championship in 2016!

Heading into the 2016 FSBGC pee wee baseball season, ASE has its eyes on a run at another City Championship. Back are 5 players from last season that went 12-0-1 and won the League Championship. Last year we did slip up in the city tournament and would see Midwest from Evans win it. But still, ASE has won the city championship 5 of the past 8 seasons, while compiling an incredible 127-9 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 2016 season with a great group of kids. See you all on the field!

                                                                           Coach Johnny   




Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club Site - Click here

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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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 6/2 Baseball ASE Baseball vs. Forsgren 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Fri 6/3 Baseball ASE Baseball vs. Midwest Sporting Goods 6:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Mon 6/6 Baseball Phillip Taylor vs. ASE Baseball 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 5/24 Baseball ASE Baseball: 8 - Perspectives: 3 5:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Thu 5/26 Baseball ASE Baseball: 7 - Sharum Landscaping: 1 8:30 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Practices
Date Event Time Location
Wed 6/1 Home Plate ASE Practice 6:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Wed 6/1 Home Plate ASE Practice 6:00 PM Goldtrap Boys Club
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 6/13 Baseball Pee Wee City Tourney TBA Goldtrap Boys Club