ASE Pee Wee Baseball: 2010 Season

ASE looks to return to winning ways in 2010!

Coming into the season, the 2010 ASE team may finally have the bullseye off their chest. During a 3-year stretch from 2006-2008 we were an incredible 47-2, while winning 3-straight City and League championships. Last season we struggled and some teams got some well deserved revenge on us as we finished the season 6-9-1. Hope they got their licks in because this season we look to be back to our winning ways. We have 3 returners off of last seasons team and had maybe the best draft night we have ever had. We got exactly what we needed in the draft and then some to put a very good team on the field. I'm really looking forward to the 2010 season. See you on the field!

 



No "Happy Meal" for McDonalds, ASE wins 10-4!
Ball scream fire

Our first game of the 2010 season could not have went much better. The kids played really well and hit the ball all over the field tonight on their way to a 10-4 win over a pretty good McDonalds team. Let's see how this all went down.

     Nick Martin got things started for us in the top of the 1st inning with a single to right field and Landen Chaffey would triple to give us an early 1-0 lead. Parker Wehunt kept the rally going with a single to score Landen but Parker was tagged trying to stretch his hit into a double. Ben Beckham picked him up with a single up the middle and Cade Burnham would follow that up with a single of his own. Will Beckham then reached on an infield single and suddenly the bases were loaded with only one out. After a Kiki Clark strikeout, Thomas Cooley came through with a big single to score Ben and give us the early 3-0 lead. Sergio Ramirez then capped the inning off with a single to left field scoring both Cade and Will and just like that it was 5-0. Wow, not bad for the first inning of the season!

     McDonalds came right back at us in the bottom of the inning. They came out hitting the ball also. Several infield singles would load the bases and this one looked like it was going to be a fun one. After a strikeout, another infield single would score two runs and suddenly it was a 5-2 ballgame. Another single would score a run and just like that our 5-run lead was down to 2. Back-to-back strikeouts would end their half of the inning with us holding the 5-3 lead.

     Kylee Nading and Alex Gray-Nicodemus both went down swinging for us to begin the top of the 2nd inning. Nick got things going again with a double to right field and Landen would hit a long fly ball to left center field to score Nick for a 6-3 lead. Parker would then knock his buddy Landen home with a single up the middle and Ben followed that with a double to left field. The rally was not over yet as Cade would then double to score Parker and our lead had grown to 8-3. Will would then hit an infield single scoring his brother Ben for a 9-3 ASE lead. Kiki Clark then fouled off several pitches before going down swinging but the damage was done in this one. What a big 2-out rally from this young group of kids. What was a close game was now a blowout at 9-3.

     McDonalds started off their half of the 2nd inning grounding out to Ben at 1st base. Their next batter hit a pop fly right behind the pitcher that Parker almost made an incredible catch on, but the ball popped out as he hit the ground. Their next batter then hit a very hard line drive that Cade snagged at 3rd but could not quite hold on to and the ball popped loose. Almost back-to-back incredible plays by a couple of 1st graders. After a strikeout their next batter would single to left field and Alex did a great job of getting the ball back into Sergio at 3rd base who tagged out a runner for the final out of the inning. What a nice play by both kids to get us out of the inning.

     I knew going into the top of the 3rd, all we had to do was score a run and this one would be called due to the run rule. It didn't take us long to get that one run. Thomas reached on an infield single and used a McDonalds throwing error to go to 2nd base. Sergio then doubled to left field to score Thomas and this one was called with ASE notching the 10-4 victory. It was a great game by both teams and a lot of fun for the kids. I could not be prouder of how they played and the effort they gave out there tonight. Great job ASE. The coaches are all very proud of you!

     We will return to action on Monday, May 10th versus King Realty. The game will be played at Evans Boys/Girls Club over by Whirlpool. The game starts at 5:30, so please have the players there by 5:00. See you all then!

 

 



Week 1 - ASE Player of the Week - Sergio Ramirez
Sergio 2010

Our ASE player of the week for the opening week of the season is Sergio Ramirez. Big Serg went 2 for 2 at the plate and knocked in three big runs in the game. He also had a put out at 3rd base on a very heads-up play to get us out of a jam in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Sergio lives next door to me and I see him and his dad outside practicing all the time. It is sure paying off. Great job Sergio, we are very proud of you!

 



ASE continues to hit well, defeats King Realty 9-2!
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Our bats remained red hot versus King Realty tonight on our way to a 9-2 win over another Evans team. We continue to hit the ball well up and down the lineup and our defense is making some good plays out in the field. That combination usually means good things will happen and so far it has. We are 2-0 so far, outscoring our opponents 19-6 in the first two games of the season. Let's see how this one went down!

King Realty came out an took an early lead in the top of the 1st inning. After a couple of strikeouts, a base hit would get their rally going. Their cleanup batter would hit a very long fly ball to centerfield and come all the way around for an inside the park home run and an early 2-0 lead for King Realty. Their next batter would ground out to Landen Chaffey at pitcher and it was our turn to knock the ball around. 

After a Nick Martin strikeout, we would get a rally going. Landen Chaffey and Parker Wehunt would hit back-to-back triples and here we go. Ben Beckham then doubled to score Parker and suddenly the game was tied at 2. Cade Burnham grounded out to the pitcher for the 2nd out of the inning, but little Will Beckham got the rally started again with an infield single. Thomas Cooley then kept his clutch hitting going with a single to drive in two more runs and give us a 4-2 lead. Kylee Nading struckout to end the inning but what a nice 2-out rally. Way to go ASE.

The top of the 2nd inning, King Realty did not get anything going and we came to bat with thoughts of extending the lead on our minds. Alex Gray-Nicodemus and Kiki Clark both went down swinging and it looked as if King Realty may keep this one close. Nick Martin then got a rally going with a single up the middle. Landen would follow that up with a single of his own. Ben would keep the rally going with an RBI single and Cade would do the same as he would score Landen and give us a 6-2 lead. Will and Thomas did not want to be shown up, so they both singled to knock in their buddies for our 4th & 5th runs of the inning. After two full innings of play we held a 9-2 lead.

The top of the 3rd King Realty would begin the inning with a strikeout and then Cade made a great play at 3rd base. He fielded the ground ball and threw to Ben at 1st for the out. It was a perfect throw and catch by both players. Good job guys! King's next batter would go down swinging and their half of the inning was over. Sergio started the bottom of the 3rd with a double and Kylee Nading singled to put runners on the corners with no outs. Three straight strikeouts would then end the inning and the game was called due to the time limit. It was another good showing by this young group of ASE players. We move to 2-0 on the season and will return to action on Thursday night at 5:30 versus FOP. See you all there at 4:30 for pictures.

 

 



Week 2 - ASE Player of the Week - Thomas Cooley
Thomas Cooley

Our ASE player of the week for week 2 of the season is Thomas Cooley. In our two games this week, Thomas went 4 for 4 at the plate and drove in 4 runs. He has also stepped up big time and is doing a great job at catcher. Thomas is in a long line of the very talented 1st graders we have on this team. He has a great attitude and always is willing to learn. He is a fun kid to be around and coach. Great job this week Thomas, we are very proud of you!

 



ASE buries F.O.P. 11-0!
player buried

Wow another great performance by our kids tonight against FOP. We jumped on them early and never looked back. We once again knocked the ball all over the field and our defense was outstanding. How did this one play out?

Nick Martin led off the game with a hard line drive to 3rd base for an infield single. Landen Chaffey would then triple to score Nick and a very quick 1-0 ASE lead. Parker Wehunt then drove a ball to centerfield and used an FOP throwing error to come all the way around for an inside the park home run. After Ben Beckham grounded out to 1st base, Cade Burnham got the rally going again with an infield single. Will Beckham and Thomas Cooley would also single to load the bases with Sergio Ramirez at the plate. Sergio doubled to score 2 runs and just like that we had a 5-0 lead.

FOP's first batter would hit a hard groundball that Cade Burnham scooped up and threw a perfect strike to Ben at first base. FOP's next two batters would go down swinging and the inning was over. Kiki Clark got things going for us in the top of the 2nd with a single down the left field line. Kylee Nading and Alex Gray-Nicodemus both had good at bats before finally going down on strikes and suddenly there were two outs. Nick Martin would then drive in Kiki for a 6-0 lead. Landen then hit a high infield pop up that was caught by the FOP shortstop and our half of the inning was over with us holding a 6-0 lead.   

FOP's first batter of the inning would reach on an infield single, but their next batter would groundout to Landen at pitcher. Their next two batters went down swinging and the 2nd inning was over with us still holding the 6-0 lead. Parker got our bats going in the top of the 3rd with a single up the middle. Ben would also reach on an infield single and Cade would score Parker with a base hit to right field. Will and Thomas both knocked in runs with back to back singles and this one was out of hand at 9-0. Sergio would then knock a base hit to right field and used a throwing error to come all the way around to 3rd base for a triple. Thomas scored on the play to extend our lead to 10-0. Kiki then doubled to left field and Segio crossed the plate for our 5th run of the inning. Another great inning that saw every kid that we sent to the plate get a base hit. After the smoke had cleared we had extended our lead to 11-0.

FOP tried to get something going in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but their first batter grounded to Landen for a quick out. After a strikeout, their next batter singled and it looked like they may have a small rally going. Ben quickly put a squash to that as he scooped up a hard hit ball by their lead-off batter to record the final out of the inning and the game was called due to the time limit. Once again another great game played by our team. We really have nine players hitting the ball consistently and the other two are very close to doing the same thing. I told you it was going to be a fun year!

 



Week 3 - ASE Player of the Week - Will Beckham
Will Beckham

Our player of the week for week 3 of the season is Will Beckham. Will went 2 for 2 at the plate against Phillip Taylor tonight and drove in 2 runs. Will is batting a perfect 1.000 on the season, as he is 8 for 8 on the season with 5 RBI's. He is the youngest player on our team, but sure doesn't swing the bat like it. Great job Will, we are very proud of you!

 

 



ASE stays undefeated with 7-1 win over Phillip Taylor!
outfielder catches ball

Well tonight it wasn't the prettiest game we have played this season but it got the job done. On a very wet and muddy night at Goldtrap we dinked out enough hits and our defense made some plays to help us secure a 7-1 win over Phillip Taylor. It looked as if Phillip Taylor might take an early lead on us, but our defense stepped up to the challenge. After a base hit by their lead-off batter to start the game, thier next batter would groundout to Nick Martin, who threw to Ben Beckham for the first out of the game. Their next batter went down on strikes and then another good play by our defense. A pop up on the infield that Landen Chaffey hustled from pitchers mound to make a good catch and the top of the 1st was over, with us holding Phillip Taylor scoreless.

     Nick Martin got us going in the bottom half of the inning with a hard hit ball to left field. Landen Chaffey then followed that up with a single of his own to put runners on 2nd & 3rd with no outs. Parker Wehunt then grounded out to the pitcher, but both runners would hustle and score on the play for a quick 2-0 ASE lead. Ben Beckham and Cade Burnham would then hit back-to-back singles to get things going again. Will Beckham would then drive his brother Ben home with an infield single for a 3-0 lead. Thomas Cooley followed that up with a single of his own to load the bases with only one out. Sergio Ramirez would pop out to 1st base but we tagged up from 3rd to score a run on the play. Phillip Taylor threw the ball around a minute which allowed Will to come all the way around from 2nd and score also for a 5-0 ASE lead.

     The top of the 2nd Phillip Taylor only managed one hit surrounded by a couple of strikeouts and another good play by Landen to end their half of the inning. Kiki Clark led off the bottom of the 2nd with a good base hit to left field and the rally was back on. Kylee Nading had some good swings before going down on strikes for the first out. Alex Gray-Nicodemus then got his first hit of the season with a grounder up the middle. The throw was late to 1st, but Alex got tagged out as he was trying to take off and head to 2nd base. Nick picked him up with a hard hit ball to score Kiki and give us a 6-0 lead. Landen had a good at bat before going down swinging and the 2nd inning ended with us holding a comfortable 6-0 lead.

     The top of the 3rd our defense finally showed a small crack in their armour. Phillip Taylor's lead-off batter hit a dinker right in front of the plate and Landen hustled in to scoop up the ball but overthrew Ben at 1st base. The runner came all the way around for a triple and Phillip Taylor was finally in business. After a strikeout by their next batter, Parker Wehunt made  a good play at shortstop and threw to Ben for the second out of the inning. After another infield single, their next batter grounded out to Landen who tagged the runner out for the final out of the inning. The time limit was drawing to a close and I knew this one was in the books.

     Parker would lead-off the bottom of the 3rd with a base hit, then came all the way to 3rd on a groundout to 1st base by Ben. Cade went down on strikes for the first time this season, but Will picked him up with a single up the middle to score Parker for a 7-1 ASE lead. The umpires called the game due to time limit and this one was over. It was another good performance by our kids and we move to 4-0 on the season. By no means did we kill the ball out there tonight, but we made contact, ran the bases well and played good defense. Most of the time those things will carry you to victory. Good job ASE, we are very proud of you all!

 



ASE wins a close one over National Family, 5-4!
Wow waving

Whew..... that was a close one. It was a tale of two teams going in opposite directions, but you wouldn't have known that watching the game. We came into the game 4-0, while National Family came in 0-4. Just goes to show you that sometimes you can throw all that stuff out the window, cause it don't mean much. National Family played a very good game tonight and we were lucky to squeak out a close 5-4 victory.

     National Family came out hitting in the top of the 1st and we knew then it was going to be a game. After a strikeout by their first batter, they rattled off three straight hits to score a couple of runs and take an early 2-0 lead. Their next two batters went down swinging and their half of the inning was over. We came right back at them in the bottom of the inning. Nick Martin got us started with an inside the park home run. Landen Chaffey followed that up with an infield single. Parker Wehunt then grounded out to 1st base, but Landen hustled all the way to 3rd base on the play. Ben Beckham would then double to score Landen and tie the game at 2. Cade Burnham kept his hot hitting streak alive with a triple to give us a 3-2 lead. Will Beckham knocked in another run with a single of his own, scoring Cade for a 4-2 ASE lead. Thomas Cooley went down on strikes, but Sergio Ramirez picked him up with a high fly ball to right field. Kiki Clark then came up with runners on 2nd and 3rd, but went down on strikes to end the inning, with us holding a 4-2 lead.

     National Family kept hitting in the top of the 2nd as their first two batters reached and used an error by our defense to score and cut our lead to 4-3. Their next three batters would then go down on strikes and the lead would remain slim. Kylee Nading led off the bottom of the 2nd grounding out to the 2nd baseman, but Alex Gray-Nicodemus picked her up with an infield single. It looked as if we might be in for a big inning, but Nick and Landen both went down swinging to end our half of the inning with the score still at 4-3.

     National Family wasted no time putting the pressure back on our defense. Their first batter grounded to Landen, who threw to Ben for a quick out. Their next batter would reach after we had trouble picking up a ground ball on the infield. Their best hitter Isaac Sharbutt doubled in the tying run and this one was a new game again at 4-4. After a strikeout, Cade made yet another great play at 3rd base as he scopped up a hard hit ground ball and threw to Ben at 1st for the third out of the inning.

     The bottom of the 3rd would see Parker once again groundout to the 1st baseman. Ben picked him up with an inside the park home run to give us a 5-4 lead. After Cade would groundout to the pitcher, Will would triple to put the pressure back on National Family's defense. Thomas Cooley then hit a slow roller down 3rd base line and Will was tagged out trying to make it to home for the final out of the inning.

     With the time limit almost up, I knew all we had to do was hold them from scoring in the top of the 4th and this one was over. After a strikeout to begin the inning, they did manage a couple of infield hits, but our defense done a good job of not throwing the ball around and holding them to only singles. Their final two batters would go down swinging and the umpire called the game due to time limit. Whew, that was a close call. We were not quite as sharp on defense as we have been in our other games and we seemed to hit the ball right at them for much of the game. I'm proud of the kids effort and we'll fix some things in practice on Wednesday, before playing a good Cricket team on Thursday at 5:30.

 

 



Week 4 - ASE Player of the Week - Ben Beckham
Ben Beckham

 

Our player of the week for week 4 of the season is Ben Beckham. Ben went 4 for 4 in two games this week, with a home run, double and 4 runs batted in. He has done a good job for us at 1st base and is one the leaders on our team. He and his brother Will have been a great addition to our team this season. Great job this week Ben, we are very proud of you.

 

 



ASE suffers first loss of season to Cricket, 10-7
Crying

First of all, let me say that I am not writing much, not because we lost, but because it's late and my wife and I are leaving early in the morning for a long weekend trip, so this is going to be short and sweet. Well, not so sweet actually. On a night that we could not do a whole lot right, Cricket took advantage and handed us our first loss of the season 10-7. They came out in the top of the 1st inning and jumped on us right away. They had a couple of really good hits and used several 1st inning errors by our defense to take a 4-0 lead. We managed to score a couple of runs in the bottom of the 1st with good hits from Landen, Ben, Parker and Cade.

     In the top of the 2nd our defense once again could not make a play and Criket rattled off 5 runs to make it a 9-2 game. The bottom of the 2nd we could not get anything going and this one was all but over. Cricket only managed a single run in the top of the 3rd and our kids came back to the dugout determined to put some runs on the board. After a strikeout from Alex, we rattled off 8 straight hits to score 5 runs and make it a 10-7 game. The umpires called the time limit and this one was over. The loss drops us to 5-1 on the season, while Cricket moves to 4-3. We return to action next Thursday night at 5:30 versus an undefeated YMA team. Should be another big challenge. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend and see you next Wednesday at practice.

 

 



ASE destroys Experian, 10-0!
RBI

Hard to believe that Experian is the same team that beat Cricket a couple of weeks ago, but they are. Shows how crazy this game is and how you never know what you're going to get when dealing with 7 & 8 year olds. That's what makes it so fun to coach! We came out tonight and jumped all over Experian and never looked back. They did not manage a run in the top of the 1st and our bats went wild in the bottom half of the inning. Nick Martin and Landen Chaffey both smacked hits and Parker Wehunt did the same to make it a 2-0 ASE lead. Ben Beckham and Cade Burnham both came through with infield singles and suddenly it was 3-0. Will Beckham got a good hit up the middle and Sergio Ramirez came up with the bases loaded. Sergio battled hard before going down swinging, but Kylee Nading picked him up. She grounded out to the 1st baseman, but Ben and Cade both hustled in to score on the play for a 5-0 lead.

     Experian managed a couple of hits in the top of the 2nd but our defense did a good job of holding them to singles. After a couple of strikeouts, Landen made a great play on a slow hit ground ball and threw to Ben at 1st for the 3rd out of the inning. The bottom of the 2nd would see us put this game away. Alex Gray-Nicodemus had a good at bat but went down swinging for the first out of the inning. Nick got the rally started again with a good hit to left field and Landen followed that up with a hit of his own. Parker would then double, scoring both runners and suddenly it was a 7-0 ASE lead. Ben would once again single and Cade would knock in Parker with his second hit of the night. After a single by Will, Sergio came up once again with the bases loaded. This time he would come through with an RBI single to extend our lead to 9-0. Kylee and Alex both battled hard but went down swinging to end the inning.

     Experian could not manage to get much going in the top of the 3rd inning. The bottom half of the inning would see us put the final touches on this one. We rattled off several hits in a row and scored the 10th and final run of the game. The umpires called the game and this one was over. What a great performance by our kids. I was worried that we would come out and not hit the ball after being off over a week without playing. Boy was I wrong. We smacked a season high 18 hits on the night on our way to the easy win. The victory moves us to 6-1 on the season and 3-1 in League play. We return to action on Thursday night at 8:30 versus Monty's TV. See you all then! Great job tonight ASE!!!

 

 



ASE hammers Monty's TV, 10-1!
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We came out tonight and hit early and often on our way to a 10-1 rout of Monty's TV. They have not won a game all season and we made sure it would not be tonight either. Nick Martin and Landen Chaffey got things going for us with back-to-back hits to lead off the top of the 1st inning. Parker Wehunt went down on strikes for the first time all season, but Ben Beckham and Cade Burnham picked him up with two straight hits to make it a 2-0 ASE lead. Will Beckham was not going to be outdone by his older brother so he singled as well, driving in two more runs and just like that it was 4-0. Sergio Ramirez drove in our 5th run of the inning with a single up the middle.

     Monty's lead-off batter hit a hard shot down 3rd base line, but that is the wrong place to hit the ball against our defense. Why, you say...... because Cade Burnham is there to soak up everything that comes his way. Cade snagged the hard hit ball and threw a perfect strike to Ben at 1st for the out. Their next two batters would groundout to Ben at 1st base and just like that the inning was over with us holding the 5-0 lead.

     Kylee Nading got the rally going in the top of the 2nd inning for us as she hit a long fly ball to right field. Alex Gray-Nicodemus had some good swings at the plate but went down on strikes for the first out of the inning. Nick would then pick up Alex with a base hit and Landen would double to score Kylee to give us a 6-0 lead. Parker then hit a long fly ball to left field scoring Nick and Landen to extend our lead to 8-0. Ben and Cade would then both come through with run scoring singles and this one was out of hand at 10-0.

     Monty's was able to manage four straight hits in the bottom of the 2nd, scoring one run to make it a little more respectable. Their next three batters all went down on strikes and this one was called due to the time limit, with us notching the 10-1 win. The win moves us to 7-1 on the season and 4-1 in league games. We face un-defeated YMA tomorrow night in a showdown of the top two teams in the league. Should be a lot of fun. See you all there!

 

 



Week 5 - ASE Player of the Week - Cade Burnham
Cade Burnham

 

Our player of the week for week 5 of the season is Cade Burnham. Cade has done an outstanding job at 3rd base all season long and may be the best 3rd baseman in the league. In our three games this week, he went 6 for 7 with a homerun and 7 runs batted in. Not bad for a 1st grader! Great job Cade this week and all season long! We are very proud of you!

 

 



Battle for 1st place ends in a tie!

Well the game for 1st place in the league did not disappoint! Both teams came to play and it showed on the field. It was a battle between an undefeated YMA team that is loaded with second year players, versus our young group from ASE, which boast 8 first year players. YMA looked to have the game in hand early but we refused to go away quietly and made this one to remember. Let’s see how it all went down!           

     YMA came out smacking the ball all over the field like we knew they would. Three of their first four batter hit the ball to the fence and suddenly we found ourselves down 2-0. Our outfield, made up of Kylee, Will and Sergio did a great job the entire night getting the ball back into our infield quickly and holding YMA to long singles on most of their hits to the outfield. After a strikeout for the first out of the inning, Landen Chaffey tagged out one of the YMA runners going to 3rd for the 2nd out. A couple more hits would put them up 4-0, but their next batter grounded to Linden who threw to Ben Beckham at 1st for the 3rd out of the inning. I told the kids that we better come out hitting or this was going to be ugly. Nick Martin and Landen Chaffey got our rally started with back to back singles, but their shortstop made a great play on a very hard hit line drive hit by Parker Wehunt for the first out of the inning. Ben would then groundout to 1st but Nick would score on the play for our first run of the game. Cade Burnham then came through big time with a hard hit ball to the outfield scoring Landen. Cade used a couple of YMA throwing errors to come all the way around for an inside the park home run that pulled us within one at 4-3. Will Beckham would strikeout for the final out of the inning and this one was a game at 4-3.           

     Neither team managed to score a run in the 2nd inning but it was not lack of hitting. Our defense made a couple of good plays to keep them from scoring, but they would do the same to us in the bottom half of the inning. The top of the 3rd YMA had their big hitters back up to bat but our defense was up to the challenge this time. They did manage a couple of hits but our defense held them to only singles. Nick would tag one of their runners out heading to 2nd and then a strikeout would suddenly give them two outs. They then came through with a big hit to extend their lead to 5-3, but their next batter would groundout to Linden and their half of the inning was over. Landen then got our rally started in the bottom of the 3rd with a single up the middle. Parker would groundout to the pitcher but Ben would pick him up with an infield single to put runners at 1st and 2nd. Cade would groundout to the 1st baseman for the second out of the inning but Linden scored on the play. Will then came through with his biggest hit of the season with a single that scored his brother Ben and tied the game at 5 with the time limit close to being up. Sergio would then pop up to the pitcher for the final out of the inning and this one was tied.

            YMA was at the bottom of their order which was a plus for us in the top of the 4th inning. They did manage a couple of hits but also had three big strikeouts that caused them to not score a run. All we had to do was score a run and we would take over 1st place in the league standings. Kylee Naming had a good at bat but went down swinging. Alex would do the same and it didn’t look good. Nick then showed why he is one of the leaders on our team with a big 2-out single. Landen would then hit an infield single and Nick would get thrown at trying to make it to 3rd on the hit. Was not Nick’s fault at all, as I got as little greedy on the bases and it costs us possibly the game. Sometimes when you gamble in this game it pays off and at other times it bites you. Anyway, this one would end in a 5-all tie but I could not have been prouder of our team and they was they played. We still have a chance to win the league but need a little help from Forger to do it. We really need them to beat YMA on Monday night, so let’s hope for that. We return to action on Monday night at 8:30 versus a pretty good G-Major team. See you all there at 8:00!

 

 



ASE puts Forsgren down for the count, 9-3!
Boxer Down

What was on the line tonight was sole possession of 2nd place in the league standings and a #2 seed in the up-coming city tournament. Wow, was our kids up to the challenge! We came out and took it to Forsgren from the opening at bat and never let up until the umpires called it due to the run rule. This was the same Forsgren team that battled league leading YMA to a 6-all tie a couple of nights ago. We showed them tonight what our young kids could do when they come to play.

     Nick Martin got things started in the 1st inning as he led off the game with a hard line drive to left field. Landen Chaffey would then reach on an infield single and Parker Wehunt would smack one to right field, scoring Nick for our first run of the game. After a single by Ben Beckham, Cade Burnham and Will Beckham would then both smack RBI singles and suddenly we had a 3-0 lead and the bases were loaded with no outs. Then something that no one expected. Our next three batters all went down swinging and Forsgren had dodged a huge bullet and the score remained 3-0.

     We knew Forsgren would come right back at us and they certainly did. Their lead-off batter would hit a hard line drive that was snagged by Parker Wehunt for one quick out. After an infield single, their next batter would hit a hard grounder to Parker, who scooped it up and threw to Ben at 1st base for the second out of the inning. Their clean-up hitter would then hit a home run over the right field fence and just like that we had a 3-2 ball game. Forsgren's next hitter would double to left field and then used a throwing error to come all the way around and score their third run of the inning. A strikeout by their next batter would get us out of the inning without more damage being done. This one was all tied at 3 after one full inning of play.

     Alex Gray-Nicodemus got our rally started in the top of the 2nd with an infield single and Nick would follow that up with a single to left field. Landen then doubled to center field and Alex would score on the play to give us a 4-3 lead. Parker and Ben would then both come through with run scoring singles and the rally was on. After a Cade single that scored Parker, we suddenly had a 7-3 lead with no outs. Will came through once again with an infield single to load the bases with "Big Serg" up to bat. Sergio would come through this time, as he popped up to the shortstop, but Ben tagged up and scored our 5th run of the inning after the catch. Good heads up play by Ben and way to pay attention to your base coaches! In the bottom half of the inning, Forsgren was not able to get anything going. Their first two batters reached on infield singles but then their next three batters went down swinging and the inning was over with us holding the 8-3 lead.

     I knew all we had to do was score one run in the top of the 3rd and the game would be called due to the run rule. Thomas Cooley got things going for us as he would reach on an infield single and really put the pressure on the Forsgren defense. Kylee Nading did not want to be outdone, so she stepped up with a single of her own to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Alex would then load the bases as he singled for the second time in the game and this one was all but over with Nick Martin heading to the plate. Nick smacked an infield single, scoring Thomas and this one was over with us notching the big 9-3 win. It was probably the most complete game we have played all season. This was a total team effort and they are all heroes on this night. Great job ASE. We are very proud of you!

    



ASE finishes league season with 14-2 drumming of G-Major!
hit ball

We may have saved the best for last, at least that what it looked like tonight in our last league game versus G-Major. We jumped on them from the opening inning and never looked back. The game picked up where it left off on Monday night with us up 4-0. G-Major did manage to score a run in the bottom of the 1st but they would need a lot more than that on this night.

     The top of the 2nd Kylee Nading got our rally started with an infield single. Alex went down swinging and Nick Martin popped out to the 1st baseman. Landen Chaffey got things going again with a double to left field, scoring Kylee for a 5-1 lead. Parker Wehunt would then score his good buddy Landen with a single up the middle. Ben Beckham would come through with a single of his own and Cade Burnham would clear the bases with a big 2-out double, extending our lead to 8-1. Will Beckham singled in our 5th run of the inning as Cade would hustle in to make the score 9-1. G-Major managed a couple of hits surrounded by a couple of strikeouts to pull within 9-2. Their last batter of the inning would go down swinging and the 2nd inning was over with us hoding the big lead.

     The time limit was close to expiring but that would not slow down our bats on this night. After Sergio went down on strikes, thomas Cooley picked him up with an infield single. Kylee would also single to put runners on the corners with only one out. Alex then kept his hot hitting streak alive with a run scoring single to make it a 10-2 game. Nick and Landen would then both smack run scoring single and this one was out of hand at 12-2. Parker would put the capper on this one with a double to left field, scoring Nick and Landen for a 14-2 lead. G-Major tried to get something going but they kept hitting the ball to Landen at pitcher, who made a couple of very nice plays to end this game. It was another great performance by our kids and they look to be peaking and playing their best ball at the right time. With the City Tournament starting on Tuesday night at Evans, it's good to see us playing this way. We finish the season in 2nd place in the Goldtrap league and play the #7 seed from the Evans league on Tuesday night at 5:30. See you all there at 5:00!

    

  



Week 6 - ASE Player of the Week - Parker Wehunt
Parker Wehunt

Our player of the week for this week is Parker Wehunt. Parker was 5 for 5 with 6 runs batted in our two games this week. He also made some great plays in the field, helping us win two big games. He has really been a leader for us this season. He is batting .783 on the season and leads the team with 19 RBI's. Great job this week Parker and all season long. We are very proud of you!

 

 



FINAL Goldtrap Pee Wee League Standings

Team                          League Record            Overall Record

YMA                              6-0-2                          9-0-2

ASE                               6-1-1                           9-1-1

Forsgren                         5-2-1                          6-3-2  

Cricket                           4-3-1                          6-4-1

G-Major                          4-3-1                          5-4-2

Phillip Taylor                    4-4                            4-6-1

 Experian                          2-6                             2-9

Monty's TV                       1-7                              1-10

National Family                 1-7                              1-10

 



2010 FSBGC Pee Wee Tourney Bracket
2010 Tourney
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<------ Click here to see the Pee Wee tourney bracket. Congrats to YMA on winning the tourney with an impressive 8-2 win over ASE. It was a great year for both teams. Another good season of FSBGC Pee Wee baseball comes to an end. See you next April!

 



Week 7 - ASE Player of the Week - Landen Chaffey
Landen Chaffey

 

Our player of the week for this week is Landen Chaffey. Landen had maybe his best game of the season tonight versus Corley's. He was 4 for 4 at the plate, with two doubles, a home run and 3 runs batted in. He also, made some huge plays in the field that helped lead us to the victory. He's had a great season for us and in my opinion is the best pitcher in the league. Great job Landen, we are very proud of you!

 

 



ASE advances to Semi-Finals with 10-9 win over Corley's!
Wow waving

Wow, not sure how much more me and ole Coach Phil can take, but this one sure was nerve-racking! In a game that stretched the course of two days, we outlasted a very good Corley’s team for a huge 10-9 victory and a berth in the Pee Wee city Tourney Semi-Finals. Both teams played well and really neither deserved to lose this one. Let’s see how it all went down.            

     Neither team did any scoring in the 1st inning. Corley’s came out and saw just how good our defense can be. All three of their batters hit the ball and all three were thrown out by our defense. In the bottom half of the inning, Nick Martin and Landen Chaffey would both reach on infield singles, but then our next three batters went down swinging to conclude a scoreless 1st inning of play.           

     Corley’s would get their bats going in the top of the 2nd. They managed a couple of hits and used an error by our defense to take a 3-0 lead. We made a couple of good plays in the inning to keep their lead from growing more. The bottom of the 2nd, we were still bit by the strikeout bug. Will Beckham and Sergio Ramirez both went down on strikes and suddenly there were two quick outs. Thomas Cooley got us going with a single up the middle, but Kylee Nading would groundout to 1st base to end the inning with us still down 3-0.           

     We would hold Corley’s scoreless in the top of the 3rd and our bats finally came to life in the bottom half of the inning. Nick Martin would get the rally started with a double to left field. Landen Chaffey would then hit one to the gap in the outfield and would use his speed to come all the way around for an inside the park home run. Parker Wehunt and Ben Beckham would both single and we looked to put more on the board. That’s when Corley’s defense would step up and make a few good plays to keep us from scoring anymore in the inning. After three full innings of play, we were down 3-2. The weather was looking bad and we were not sure how much longer the umps would let us play. Lightening was coming down off in the distance and things weren’t looking good.           

     The top of the 4th would see Corley’s add more runs to their total and we looked to be in serious trouble. They hit the ball all over the field in the inning, but our defense made a couple of plays once again to keep us in the game. After the smoke had cleared, Corley’s held a 6-2 lead and we were facing an uphill battle. Thomas would start off the bottom half of the inning popping out to the 1st baseman. Kylee reached on an infield single, but Nick forced her out at 2nd base for the second out of the inning and our hopes were fading fast. Landen got us going with a double to left field and Parker would triple, scoring Nick and Landen. Ben Beckham would then hit one to the outfield and used a Corley’s throwing error to touch all the bases for an inside the park home run. Just like that, this game was tied at 6! Cade Burnham would then double and the winning run was sitting at 2nd base. Will Beckham then hit a hard groundball to the 2nd baseman, who scooped it up and threw to 1st for the final out of the inning. After four inning of play, we were all tied at 6 and the storms were upon us. The umps called the game for the night and would tell us to return on Friday at 5:30 to finish this battle.

            I knew going into the final inning on Friday we had all the momentum on our side. Corley’s looked to have the game in hand on Thursday night but let it slip away. They came right out on Friday and did not show any signs of a letdown. The bottom of their order was up to bat and that got us two quick strikeouts, but the top of their order got them going. They reeled off 5 straight hits to take a 9-6 lead and we once again looked to be in trouble heading into the bottom half of the inning. We also had the bottom of our order up to bat and did they come through big time! Thomas, Sergio and Kylee all reached on singles and I knew we were in good shape. Nick popped out to the 1st baseman, but Landen picked him up with his second double f the game to pull us within 9-8. With runner on 2nd and 3rd, Parker Wehunt would smack a ball to the outfield, scoring Kylee and Landen for the game winner.

     Wow, what a game this was. Our young group of kids refused to quit and I could not be prouder of them! What a total team effort this one was. Our defense kept us in the game long enough for our bats to come alive and when they did, we were awesome! Great job once again ASE and we are now one win away for the City Championship!

 

 

 



ASE advances to City Championship with 7-1 win over Midwest!
Umpire

Who would have thought it at the first of the year that a group that includes a whopping 8 - 1st graders would be playing for the City Championship this season. But that's exactly what will happen tomorrow night at 7pm. We advanced to the city championship for the 4th time in the last 5 years tonight with a big win over Midwest Sporting Goods from Evans. We came right out and jumped on them early and never looked back.

     The top of the 1st would see our defense shut Midwest down without scoring. Parker Wehunt caught a pop up and Landen Chaffey made a good play to hold Midwest scoreless in the top of the 1st. Our bats went to work, but Midwest also can play some defense. Nick Martin grounded out to the 1st baseman, but Landen picked him up with an infield single. Parker would single to shallow left field and we were in business. Ben Beckham forced Landen out at 3rd and suddenly there were two outs. Cade Burnham came through with a big hit up the middle and used a Midwest throwing error to hustle all the way around for an inside the park home run. Just like that we had a 3-0 lead. Will Beckham and Thomas Cooley would also come through with infield singles, but Kylee Nading flew out to 1st to end the inning.

     Midwest got on the board in the top of the 2nd. After a strikeout to begin the inning, they would hit a hard line drive to right field that would roll all the way to the fence for an inside the park home run. That would be the only run of the inning and of the game as our defense shut them down the rest of the night.

     The bottom of the 2nd we would put this game away. After an Alex strikeout, Nick would hit a hard shot to 3rd base for the second out of the inning. Landen and Parker would then get the rally going again with back-to-back singles and Ben would clear the bases with an inside the park home run and a 6-1 lead. Cade grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning, but it was a nice 2-out rally by our kids.

     Midwest did not manage to get anything going in the top of the 3rd and all we would need was one run to end this game in the bottom half of the inning. Will got things going with a double and Thomas would groundout to the 1st baseman for the first out of the inning. Will moved to 3rd base on the play, so all we needed was for Kylee to put the ball in play to score Will and make it a 6-run lead. Kylee did just that as she grounded out to the 1st baseman also, but Will scored on the play and this one was in the bag at 7-1. The umpires called the game and our kids went nuts. The win moves us to 12-1-1 on the season and gives us a date with the winner of Forsgren and YMA tomorrow night in the FSBGC Pee Wee City Championship. See you all there! Great job ASE!!!!

    



YMA wins City Championship with 8-2 win over ASE!
Season over

While YMA saved the best for last, we did not. We picked a really bad time to play one of our worst games of the season, while YMA looked very sharp. They played really good defense and hit the ball all over the field. We did not hit the ball that bad, but a couple of big errors early in the game changed the game and we could not recover. But it'd like I told the kids after the game, we had a great season and are a very young team. For this team to make it to the city championship with 8 - 1st graders is truly an amazing feat. Teams better watch out for us next year, because the ASE traile will be rolling once again! Congrats to YMA on a great season, but I could not be prouder of our kids. See you all at the party on July 24th.

 

 



Week 8 - ASE Player of the Week - Nick Martin

Our player of the week for the final week of the season is Nick Martin. Nick was a leader for our team all season long. I can remember so many times when he came up to bat, we would have two outs and Nick would get the rally going with a good base hit. He has been on our team for three years and will be greatly missed. We are so very proud of you Nick and thank you for giving us all you had for the last three seasons. Good luck next year in kid pitch. you will do well!

 

 



2010 ASE Batting Stats

   Player                     Batting Average       RBI's

Landen Chaffey                .906                     14  

Ben Beckham                    .897                     17

Parker Wehunt                 .806                     23 

Will Beckham                   .793                     12

Cade Burnham                   .750                     21

Nick Martin                     .686                      5

Thomas Cooley                  .682                      6

Sergio Ramirez                 .571                      12

Kiki Clark                         .444                       1

Kylee Nading                    .400                       4

Alex Gray-Nicodemus        .263                       1