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!


Cricket wins Pee Wee City Tourney with 19-1 win over Midwest!

Congrats to Coach Doug and Coach Scott for winning the pee wee city tourney. They crushed Midwest 19-1 in the title game. Congrats to a super bunch of Cricket players and their great coaches!





ASE finishes regular season as League Co-Champs!


Wow, what a great season it has been with this group of kids. All the rain has stunk, but I could not be prouder of this ASE team. With only 3 players back from last years un-defeated team, it looked to be a long season. But these kids improved each and every practice and they were a joy to be around and coach. Now they are 11-1 and League Co-Champions. Great job to a fun group of kids! Let's see how tonights game played out.

Phillip Taylor batted first and jumped on us early. They scored a couple of runs on some hard hit balls to the outfield. Daniel Hoffman did a great job of getting the ball in to keep the runners from advancing more. We would head to the bottom of the 1st down 2-0.  

We came right back in the bottom half of the inning as Rory Moyle led off the inning with a single. McClane Moody would double to score Rory and Andrew Reeder would hit a rocket over the centerfield fence to give us a 3-2 lead. Ben Forrest then went down on strikes but John Parkinson singled and we were back in business. Dominic Parkinson would triple in his brother for a 4-2 ASE lead. Daniel Hoffman would then knock in our 5th and final run of the inning and we once again had a lead that we would not give up the rest of the game.

Phillip Taylor tried to keep it close but in the bottom of the 2nd inning we put the game away. Jimmy Minks led off with a single, but Eli Tuttle would groundout to the 1st baseman. Zach Funmaker then went down on strikes and it looked as if we may not score. Rory would change that with an RBI single to make it a 6-2 ASE lead. McClane, Andrew and Ben would all double and this game was put away as we led. 9-2. Phillip Taylor managed a couple of runs in the 3rd inning but we would cruise on for the 9-5 win. The win moves us to 11-1 on the season and now we prepare for the city tourney next week.




FINAL 2014 Goldtrap Pee Wee League Standings

ASE                   11-1  

Cricket              11-1

Forsgren            5-7 

Phillip Taylor      5-7

FS Ped Dental   4-7-1

Monty's TV       3-8-1

HBI                    2-10




ASE buries Phillip Taylor, 14-3!


Wow, this one was not even close. We jumped on Phillip Taylor early and never looked back. We would score 10 runs early in the game and would hold a 10-1 lead after two full innings of play. Let's see how it all went down.

Eric Ramirez got things going in the top of the 1st with a base hit up the middle. McClane Moody would single to put runners on the corners. Andrew Reeder then hit a fly ball to left field that was caught by the fielder for an out, but Eric would tag and score on the play. Ben Forrest would then come thru with an RBI single to make it a 2-0 ASE lead. John Parkinson and Rory Moyle would both reach on infield singles to load the bases. Daniel Hoffman would then go down on strikes but Dominic Parkinson would pick him up as he cleared the bases with a 3-run scoring double to make it 5-0.

Phillip Taylor tried to come right back at us but our defense was ready! After a single to start the bottom of the 1st, McClane would tag out a runner heading to 2nd base on the next ground ball. Eric then made a nice stop on a hard hit ball and threw to Andrew for the second out. A base hit would get Phillip Taylor on the board but then their next batter would groundout to Eric and the inning would end with us holding a 5-1 lead.

The top of the 2nd we would put the game away. Jimmy Minks would groundout to the 1st baseman but Eli Tuttle woud single to put us back in business. Zach Funmaker went down on strikes and it looked as if we might not score. Eric once again stepped up and doubled, scoring Eli for a 6-1 ASE lead. McClane would single to score Eric and Andrew would hit a ball to deep right field for a 2-run inside the park home run. Just like that we had a 9-1 lead. Ben and John would then both single and Rory would knock in our 5th run of the inning to make this one a blowout at 10-1. 

The bottom of the 2nd Phillip Taylor was not able to get anything going and we would come to bat with a 9-run lead in our pocket. Daniel and Dominic would both single to get the ASE rally started again. Jimmy then reached on an infield single to load the bases for Eli. He would hit a sharp ball to shortstop, who was able to run Daniel down and tag him before he crossed home plate. Zach then came thru with a 2-run scoring single to make it a 12-1 ASE lead. We would score a couple of more runs in the inning and this one was out of hand at 14-1. Phillip Taylor managed to get two runs in the bottom of the 3rd and it could have been more if not for a couple of good plays from McClane Moody. This one would mercifully end with us notching a 14-3 win.

We only had two strikeouts in the game, as we seem to really be clicking as a team now. We finally have everyone back from vacation and the bottom of the line-up is hitting the ball as well as the top. The city tourney next week is sure gonna be fun! Watch out for ASE!!!!



ASE hammers Monty's TV, 11-0!


After last nights' big win over Cricket, I was afraid we would come out flat today. That was not what happened and we hit Monty's from all directions. We pounded out 16 hits and would cruise to an easy 11-0 win. Monty's struggled to get anything going at the plate. They had 7 strikeouts in the game and when they did hit the ball, our defense made plays. Andrew and McClane led us at the plate as they had 3-RBI's each. Jimmy and Zach were both 2 for 2 and Eli came thru with a big hit. Rory did a great job filling in for Eric at lead-off, as he reeled off a couple of hits in the game. The win moves us to 9-1 on the season, with two games left in the regular season. We will play Phillip Taylor on Monday at 6:30pm and Thursday at 5:30. Hope we finish out the regular season strong as we get ready for the pee wee tourney.




Huge comeback lifts ASE over Cricket, 10-9!


This game was one that I will not soon forget. There are games out there that easily slip from memory and then there are nights were you remember for a while. This was one of those games. It sure didn't start out that way, but our kids stepped up to a challenge I gave them mid-way thru the game and it would result in the biggest comeback I have seen us be apart of in years.

Cricket would get to bat first and they wasted no time in taking a lead. Their first batter would lead-off with a double to left. Their next batter would hit to Eric Ramirez, who scooped up the ball and threw to Andrew Reeder at 1st base. Andrew would drop the ball and it looked as if the defense miscues from the night before were still haunting us. Back-to-back doubles would score three runs and we were already in trouble in this one. Andrew would then make a good play on a hard hit ball for the first out of the inning. A run would score on the play to make it a 4-0 Cricket lead. Their next two batters would go down on strikes and we would come to bat trying to dig out of a 4-0 hole. Eric would hit a very hard shot that somehow the pitcher snagged and threw to 1st for a quick out. McClane Moody would then single, but Ben Forrest grounded out to the pitcher and suddenly there were two outs. Andrew was then called out on strikes as the pitching machine was throwing the ball all over the place for a while. The ump told him he was on his final pitch and the pitch was very low so Andrew thought it would be called a "no pitch." It wasn't called and our half of the inning was over with Cricket still up 4-0.

The top of the 2nd we made a couple of good plays on defense and was able to keep Cricket from scoring. Ben would throw out a runner and McClane would catch a line drive to keep the score 4-0. But our offense still couldn't get anything going in the bottom half of the inning. Rory would go down on strikes and Daniel would groundout to the shortstop. Jimmy reached on a base hit but Eli would groundout to the 1st baseman to end the inning with the score still 4-0.

Cricket would increase their lead in the top of the 3rd. Andrew Buergler hit a rocket out of the park for a home run. Their next three batters would single and they were back in business. Andrew then made a good play on a hard hit ball for our first out of the inning. After a strikeout, their next batter would single to score two more runs and suddenly this one was getting away from us at 7-0. McClane would get us out of the inning, catching a line drive on a very hard hit ball. The bottom of the 3rd we finally got our offense going. After a Zach Funmaker strikeout, we would get the rally going. Eric and McClane would both single and Ben hit a rocket down right field line, scoring two runs. Andrew and Rory would both knock in runs with singles and it was a 7-4 Cricket lead. Daniel Hoffman would single and Jimmy Minks would single to score Rory for our 5th run of the inning. We were back in the game and it was time for our defense to step up and make some plays.

Cricket would lead off the top of the 4th with back-to-back singles, but their next batter would groundout to Ben at shortstop. A single would score two runs and Cricket's lead was increased to 9-5. McClane would make a good play on the next Cricket hit and their last batter of the inning went down on strikes. We would come to bat needing to score 5 runs to win the game. I really challenged the kids to hit the ball the way they are capable of and that we could pull this game out. Eli Tuttle would battle hard at the plate and fouled off several balls before finally striking out for the first out. That's when our best rally of the season started. Zach Funmaker would get things going with a hard hit ball down 3rd base line. Eric would single and McClane would score both runners with a ball to deep centerfield. Ben Forrest would force McClane out on a great play by Kadin Swaim at 2nd base. Andrew then came thru, scoring Ben to pull us within 9-8. Rory would double to left field, as Andrew hustled around to score on the play to tie the game at 9. Daniel Hoffman would save his best hit of the season for this game and man was I glad to see it. He would hit a line drive to left field and Rory would beat the throw home to give us the 10-9 win. Our fans and kids went nuts, as it was an incredible comeback! Just when it looked as if we were dead in the water, our kids came to life and would outscore Cricket 10-5 the final two innings to get the win.

We are now in a 1st place tie with Cricket in the league standings. We return to action on Saturday versus Monty's TV at 12:00. See you all there!




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