ASE Pee Wee Baseball: ASE Team News

ASE eyes another City Championship in 2014!
Heading into the 2014 FSBGC pee wee baseball season, ASE has its eyes on a run at another City Championship. Back are 3 players from last season that went un-defeated at 14-0 and won the City Championship. ASE has won the city championship 5 of the past 7 seasons, while compiling an incredible 102-7 record over those seven 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 with our team being a great boys & girls club experience for them. I really look forward to the 2014 season with a great group of kids. See you all on the field!

                                                                           Coach Johnny     

 

 

 



ASE bats on fire, defeats Dental Group 12-0!
baseball fire

I was worried about our bats coming into this game but on this night there was no need to be concerned. We came out hitting the ball and never looked back on our way to a 12-0 win over FS Pediatric Dental. Eric Ramirez got us going in the top of the 1st with a base hit up the middle. McClane Moody would then double, scoring Eric for a 1-0 ASE lead. Andrew Reeder hit a rocket to the outfield and McClane scored on the play for a 2-0 lead. Ben Forrest would then clear the bases with a hard line drive to the right field fence. Ben would hustle around the bases for an inside the park home run an a 4-0 ASE lead. John Parkinson would go down on strikes for our first out of the inning but Rory Moyle picked him up with an infield single. Dominic Parkinson would then force Rory out at 2nd on a good play by the second baseman. Logan Rapier would go down swinging but the damage had been done in this inning.

The Dental Group led off their half of the inning with a base hit but then their next three batters went down on strikes. After one full inning of play we led 4-0. Daniel Hoffman led off the top of the 2nd grounding out to the 1st baseman. Jimmy Minks then singled up the middle. Zach Funmaker would go down on strikes and suddenly there were two outs. Eric would single for his second hit of the game. McClane Moody would go down on strikes to end our half of the inning with us still holding a 4-0 lead. The Dental Group still could not get anything going in their half of the inning. They had a couple of infield singles but also had three strikeouts and the score remained 4-0.

The top of the 3rd we was looking to put the game away and that's exaclty what we did. Andrew and Ben would both single and John would knock Andrew in with a single of his own. After another single by Rory, Dominic would knock in two more runs with a hard hit ball up the middle. Suddenly it was a 7-0 ASE lead. After Logan went down on strikes, Daniel would single to score Rory. Jimmy would then step up and knock in our 5th run of the inning with a single up the middle. We had blown the game wide open at 9-0. The bottom of the inning, the Dental Group tried to get something going but just couldn't string hits together. The strikeout bug was still in their dugout and after three full innings of play we led 9-0.

The top of the 4th we went one base at a time, trying to not run up the score more than it was. Zach Funmaker started off the inning striking out, but Zach had some really good swings in his at bat. It's just a matter of time before he is hitting the ball. Eric, McClane and Andrew would all reach on singles to load the bases. Ben would then go down on strikes. John would single to score Eric and make it 10-0. Rory would come up with his third hit of the game with a single, scoring McClane. Dominic then knocked in his 3rd run of the game with a single to left field. John was tagged out on the play to end our half of the inning but this game was well in hand at 12-0. The Dental Group had a couple of good hits but our defense made a couple of plays. Eric would throw to Andrew for a quick out and their next batter would single but our outfield got the ball in quick to hold the runner at 1st base. The next two batters went down on strikes and the game was called with us notching the 12-0 win.

 

 



ASE remains "hot", defeats HBI 10-1!
Hot

Tonight was HBI's first game so I wasn't sure what to expect from them. Early on it looked as if this was really going to be a fun game. HBI came out hitting the ball in the top of the 1st inning, but our defense was up to the challenge. Andrew Reeder made a nice stop on the first hit ball of the game and just like that there was one out. Their next batter grounded to 3rd base and John Parkinson made a good stop but overthrew Andrew at 1st base. The ball sailed into right field and the HBI player hustled all the way around the bases for an inside the park home run and a 1-0 HBI lead. Their next batter would reach on a base hit and then John made a good play at 3rd base and would tag him on on the very next hit. The last HBI batter of the inning would groundout to Andrew at 1st base and we would come to bat down 1-0.

Eric Ramirez would lead off the bottom half of the inning with an inside the park home run to tie the game. McClane Moody would reach on an infield single and Andrew would git a ball to deep centerfield to score McClane. Andrew would use an HBI throwing error to hustle all the way around for another inside the park home run. Ben Forrest would keep his "red hot" bat going with a triple to right field. John Parkinson would then hit a ball to right field to score Ben. John would hustle all the way around for our third home run of the inning and we would lead 5-1 after the first inning of play. 

The 2nd inning neither team was able to get any runs on the board. Rory Moyle started off our half of the inning with a line drive that was caught by the tall HBI 1st baseman. After Dominic Parkinson went down on strikes, Jimmy Minks would single. Daniel Hoffman then went down swinging and the inning was over with us still holding a 5-1 lead.

The top of the 3rd would see HBI send three batters to the plate and all three went down on strikes. Our first two batters of the bottom of the 3rd, Logan Rapier and Zach Funmaker would also go down swinging and suddenly both teams had quit hitting. Eric would then get our offense going again with a base hit up the middle. McClane would reach on another infield single and Andrew would score Eric with a single of his own. Ben then knocked in two more runs with a base hit to right field for a 8-1 ASE lead. John would then get his second hit of the game to score Ben and the flood gates were open. Rory would then single up the middle and Dominic would single to score his brother for our 5th run of the inning. After three full innings we had a comfortable 10-1 lead.

HBI once again could not get anything going in the top of the 4th and the game was called due to time limit. Early on it looked like this was going to be a close game but our bats just ran away from HBI in this game. The win moves us to 2-0 on the season. Great job tonight ASE. We are very proud of you all!

 

 



ASE survives scrappy Monty's TV, 10-4!
ASE 2014 players

I really wasn't sure how our kids would come out and play tonight. It was like the season was starting over because of all the rain we have had. We had not practiced or played in two weeks, so I was afraid the kids had forgotten everything we had taught them in the first few weeks of practice. I was really proud of how we came out and started hitting the ball like we had not missed a beat.

Eric Ramirez got things going with a single to start the top of the 1st inning. McClane Moody would then single up the middle and the ASE rally was on. Andrew Reeder then smoked a ball to deep left field, scoring both runs for a 2-0 ASE lead. Ben Forrest would then single to score Andrew and John Parkinson would score Ben with a base hit up the middle. After Rory Moyle went down on strikes, Dominic Parkinson would single and Jimmy Minks would knock in our 5th run of the inning with a base hit of his own. Monty's TV came right back at us in the bottom half of the inning. They started base hitting the ball and suddenly we had a good game on our hands. After they scored a couple of runs, John Parkinson made a good play at 3rd for our first out of the inning. After a couple more base hits, they had cut our lead to 5-4. Their next couple of batters went down on strikes and this one looked like it was going to be fun!

Neither team was able to get anything going in the 2nd inning. After a strikeout by Daniel Hoffman, Zach Funmaker would groundout to the 1st baseman. Logan Rapier would strikeout to end our half of the inning with the score still 5-4. Monty's tried to get something going but our defense was up to the challenge. John made a nice stop on a hard hit ball and threw to Andrew for a quick out. Monty's next batter went down on strikes and their next batter was tagged out by Andrew as he tried to stretch a base hit into a double. After two full innings of play we held a slim 5-4 lead.

The top of the 3rd we would really put the game away. Eric would start the rally with a hard hit ball to left field. McClane would do the same, scoring Eric for a 6-4 ASE lead. Andrew would then hit a ball very hard up the middle and used a Monty's throwing error to hustle around for an inside the park home run. Suddenly it was an 8-4 ASE lead. After a Ben Forrest single, our next three batters went down on strikes and our half of the inning was over. In the bottom of the 3rd, our defense once again stepped up. Eric made a great backhand stop on a hard hit ground ball and threw to Andrew for one out. Ben would then throw out a runner at 1st base himself. Monty's next batter went down on strikes and the score remained 8-4 after three full innings.

The 4th inning neither team was able to get any runs and this one would head into the final inning with us still holding the 8-4 lead. All we had to do was score 2 runs in the top of the 5th and the game would be called due to the run rule. That didn't take long, as Eric kept his "red-hot" hitting going with an inside the park home run. McClane would then double to left field and Andrew would single him in for the final run of the game. This one would end with us notching our third victory of the season 10-4.

Both teams played well and it sure was good to be back out on the field after being held up in the house for two weeks because of rain. We will practice tomorrow night and return to action on Thursday at 7:30 vs FS Pediatric Dental.

 

 



ASE smacks 15 hits in 11-0 win over FS Dental
hit ball

With the rust gone from last weeks' rain, our bats came to life tonight. We pounded the ball all over the field on our way to a 11-0 pounding of FS Dental. The top of the 1st FS Dental tried to get something going but Ben Forrest made a good play on a hard hit ball and threw to Andrew Reeder for a quick out. A couple more of their batters went down on strikes and we came to bat looking to put up some runs. Eric Ramirez would double and McClane Moody would do the same for a 1-0 ASE lead. Andrew would then single in McClane and Ben would hit a ball to deep right field, scoring Andrew for a 3-0 lead. John Parkinson kept the rally going with a double to left field to make it 4-0. Our next three batters went down on strikes, leaving John stranded on the bases.

The 2nd inning would be much of the same for FS Dental. A couple of hits surrounded by three strikeouts would end their scoring threat. In the bottom half of the inning we put the game away. After Daniel Hoffman grounded out, Zach Funmaker got things going with an infield single. Logan Rapier then went down on strikes but Eric would start a huge 2-out rally. He and McClane would single to load the bases with Andrew at the plate. He hit a ball off the left field fence, scoring three runs to make it a 7-0 ASE lead. Ben would then single to score Andrew and John would come thru with an RBI single of his own to make the score 9-0 after two full innings of play.

The top of the 3rd FS Dental would hit the ball but our defense was up to the challenge. McClane and Eric both threw runners out at 1st base to prevent any rally from starting. We came to bat in the bottom of the 3rd and went right back to hitting the ball. Dominic Parkinson and Rory Moyle both singled, but Jimmy Minks was thrown at at 1st base on the next play. Daniel would then groundout to the 1st baseman, but two runs would score on the play to make it an 11-0 ASE lead. Zach would then get his second hit of the game and Logan came thru with a single of his own. Logan was tagged out at 2nd base to end the inning.

FS Dental could not get the ball out of the infield and against our team that doesn't score you runs. We shut them down and the game was called due to the run rule. ASE moves to 4-0 with the win and in 1st place in the league standings. The kids really seem to be enjoying themselves and I see this team improving with each and every game.

 

 



ASE sneaks by HBI 5-0 on wild night at the club!
baseball guy

I'm not sure I have ever been out there at the club and found myself thinking this thing is like a circus, but tonight was one of those nights. We spent about 15 minutes trying to get the machine to throw a decent pitch and then it did for about an inning or so, then it went back to throwing balls in the dirt. I felt sorry for both kids on both teams. They weren't sure what to swing at and if they were going to get a hitable pitch or not. I was glad that we scored 5 runs on a night like this.

Once we finally got the machine throwing decent, we started hitting the ball in the top of the 1st. Eric Ramirez would start off with an infield single and McClane Moody would double to score Eric for a 1-0 ASE lead. Andrew Reeder would hit a little dribbler in the infield but beat the throw to 1st base. After Ben Forrest grounded out, John Parkinson picked him up with a single to right field, scoring Andrew. Dominic Parkinson and Rory Moyle both went down on strikes and we would leave runners stranded on the bases to end our half of the inning. HBI came right out hitting the ball. Their first batter would hit a hard shot to McClane, who scooped it up and threw to Andrew for one quick out. Their next two batters went down on strikes and the inning was over with us holding a 2-0 lead.

 The 2nd inning the machine started acting up again and neither team was able to score any runs. There were several strikeouts by both teams as the machine really had the kids confused much of the night. The top of the 3rd we would manage to put a few more runs on the board and really put the game away. Eric would single to start the inning and McClane would then hit an inside the park home run to make it a 4-0 ASE lead. Andrew would once again reach on an infield single. Ben would then pop out to the shortstop for the first out of the inning. John came thru again with a triple to right field, scoring Andrew for a 5-0 ASE lead, Dominic would go down on strikes for the second time and Rory would groundout to the 1st baseman to end our half of the inning.

HBI tried to get something going in the bottom half of the inning but our defense was there to make plays. Eric would throw a runner out at 1st and Ben would make a nice play and do the same for a couple of quick outs. Their next batter would go down swinging and the game was called due to the time limit. The truth was we only got to play about 25 minutes because of the machine, but oh well. Hopefully that was the last time that will happen.

Great job tonight ASE and see you all at practice on Wednesday at 5:30.

 

 

 



ASE pounds out 18 hits in 11-5 win over Forsgren!
Umpire

Despite bad base coaching from ME, our kids hit the ball all over the field tonight in a 11-5 win over Forsgren. Yes, I did get a little greedy on the bases in the 1st inning. Give the Forsgren players credit, they made some plays I didn't think they could make. It was a fun game that saw both teams hit the ball well, and we had to make some plays to come out with a win in this one.

Forsgren came right out hitting the ball in the top of the 1st inning and you could tell we were in for a game tonight! They jumped on us, scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning and it would have been more if not for a couple of good plays by Eric Ramirez and Andrew Reeder. We came to bat in the bottom of the inning and found ourselves behind for one of very few times all season. Eric got things going with a single up the middle. McClane Moody then doubled to left field, scoring Eric. Andrew would single but I got McClane tagged out at 3rd base. Ben Forrest would keep his red hot hitting going with a single to right field. John Parkinson would single but once again I got greedy on the bases and got Ben tagged out at 3rd base. Rory Moyle would pick his coach up with a 2-run inside the park home run to give us a 4-3 lead. Dominic Parkinson would single and Jimmy Minks would do the same but Dominic was tagged out at home plate to end the inning with us holding a slim 4-3 lead.

 Forsgren came right back out hitting the ball in the top of the 2nd inning. They smaked a couple of balls to deep left field and suddenly they were back on top at 5-4. Eric made another good play at the pitcher position and John would tag a runner out to end their half of the inning. We could not get anything going in the bottom of the 2nd. Daniel Hoffman would groundout and Zach Funmaker would go down on strikes. After a double by Eric, McClane would go down on strikes for the first time all season long. The score would remain 5-4 Forsgren after two full innings of play.

The 3rd inning we would take the game over. Forsgren was not able to score any runs in the top of the 3rd so we came to bat with a chance to put some distance between us and them. That's exactly what we did! Andrew led off with a smoking line drive up the middle for a double. Ben would single to score Andrew and tied the game at 5. John would then double to score Ben and give us a 1-run lead. Rory would single up the middle and Dominic would do the same and suddenly we had a 7-5 lead. Jimmy would then groundout but Dominic would score on the play to extend our lead to 8-5. Daniel would groundout to the 2nd baseman to end the inning.

The last couple of innings, Forsgren was not able to put any more runs on the board. We had several good defensive plays by John, McClane, Eric and Andrew. We would add three more runs in the bottom of the 4th to make the final score 11-8. The win moves us to 6-0 on the season and in a 1st place tie in the league standings with Cricket. See you all at our make-up game on Saturday at 1pm.

 

 

 



ASE takes another one from Forsgren
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It was our second game against Forsgren in the last 48 hours, but this one wasn't as close as the first time we played. Despite having only 9 players we came out and hit the ball very well and our defense made plays to keep Forsgren from starting any rally. We jumped on Forsgren early and never looked back. Eric would lead off the game with a double and McClane would do the same to make it a 1-0 ASE lead. Ben would then single to score McClane and Andrew would hit a hard line drive up the middle for another base hit. Rory would single to score Ben and Daniel would knock in two more runs and just like that we had a 5-0 lead after 1/2 inning of play. Forsgren came right back at us hitting the ball. They scored one run and it could have been more if not for a good catch on a pop up by Rory. Ben would throw out a runner at 1st base and Eric would do the same. After one full inning of play we held a 5-1 lead.

Jimmy would get the rally going in the top of the 2nd with an infield hit. Zach went down on strikes after battling tough and my little nephew Eli, got his first hit of the season with an infield single. Eric would single to score Jimmy and McClane would double to score two more runs to make it an 8-1 ASE lead. Ben would reach on a hard hit ball to right field and Andrew would knock in two more runs to make it a 10-1 lead. Forsgren was not able to get anything going in the bottom of the 2nd and we had the game well in control. We would score one more run in the top of the 3rd to make the final 11-1. The win moves us to 6-0 on the season. Great job ASE, very proud of you all!

 

 

 



ASE mistakes lead to first loss of season!
Strikeout

There is nothing wrong when you get beat by a better team or get outplayed, but that would not be the case in our game on Thursday night versus Cricket. Cricket is a very good team and well coached by Coach Scott and Doug. Their teams are always very good and they are guys that I greatly respect out at the club. But on this night we would give them several gifts that would help lead to our first loss in close to two years. Let's see how it all went down.

We would get to bat first and put pressure on Cricket right from the start. Eric Ramirez and McClane Moody would both reach on base hits. Ben Forrest would pop out to the 1st baseman, but Andrew Reeder quickly picked him up with a 3-run home run over the centerfield fence. Rory Moyle would groundout to the pitcher but Daniel Hoffman and Jimmy Minks would reach on infield singles. Eli Tuttle would hit a hard ball back to the pitcher, who threw to 1st for the third out. We held a 3-0 lead after 1/2 inning of play. Cricket came right back at us hitting the ball. They would reel off three straight hits to the outfield and pull within 3-2. Their next batter would groundout to Eric, who tossed to Andrew for the out. The next batter would hit a slow roller to Andrew, who fielded the ball and tried to tag the runner but missed the tag. A run would score on the play to tie the game at 3. The next two batters would groundout and we would escape with a tie game at the end of the 1st inning.

The 2nd inning would be our worst inning of the season. After Zach Funmaker went down on strikes, Eric and McClane would single and it looked as if we were in business. Ben would then strikeout and Andrew would pop out to the 2nd baseman. We had missed a huge chance to score some runs that we would need later on in this one. Our defense would then really let us down in the bottom of the inning. We had our chances to shut Cricket down without scoring a single run but we made a couple of huge errors on simple plays and it cost us 5 runs in the inning. Cricket would hold a 8-3 lead and things weren't looking good for us.

The top of the 3rd we would get our offense going again. The bottom part of our order would really come thru for us. Rory led off with a single to left field but Daniel would go down on strikes. Jimmy would then groundout and it looked as if we might not score again in the inning. Eli would then single to score Rory and Zach would reach on a single of his own. Eric then singled to score Eli and McClane hit a ball to deep centerfield to score Zach. Ben would then pop out to the 1st baseman and our half of the inning would end with us trailing 8-6. The time limit was almost up and I knew we probably would not get to bat again. Cricket would get a couple of hits and used an error by our middle infield to score a couple of runs to take a 10-6 lead. The umps called that the time limit was up and Cricket had defeated us 10-6.

This one was a hard one to swallow because I felt like we gave them the game. We for sure gave them 5 runs and if you take that away, we might have won this game. We will learn from this one and hopefully get revenge on Cricket on Friday night. See you all then!