ASE Pee Wee Baseball: 2013 Season

ASE edges H.B.I. 2-1 on miserable night!
Rain

Wow, what an awful night for baseball it was at Goldtrap for the opening of the 2013 FSBGC Pee Wee baseball season. Both teams battled the wind, cold and rain and the game really came down to us getting a few more hits than HBI did. We would pull out a 2-1 win and move to 1-0 on the season.

HBI came right out hitting the ball in the top of the 1st inning. Their lead-off batter would hit a shot to Eric Ramirez, who fielded the ball and threw a second late to Jetson Wagner at 1st base. After a strikeout, their next batter would single to left field to score a run and make it a 1-0 game. With runners at 2nd and 3rd their next two batters would go down on strikes and we had dodged a huge bullet in the top of the inning. The bottom of the 1st we came right back at HBI. After Eric went down on strikes, Andrew Reeder would single and Jetson would double to score Andrew to tie the game. Ty Jones then knocked in his good friend Jetson, with a single up the middle for a 2-1 ASE lead. Little did I know that it would be the only runs we would score the rest of the game. Kaiden Kuykendall went down on strikes and Dillon Pike would groundout to 1st base to end the inning.

The top of the 2nd would see all three HBI batters go down on strikes and we would come to bat still leading 2-1. Nathan fuhrman and Aiden Taylor both reached on infield singles and we were in business. Landon Martinez then forced Nathan out at 3rd on a good play by the HBI 3rd baseman. Treor Inklebarger would then go down swinging for the second out of the inning. Eli Thomason would foul off several balls before finally hitting a shot down the 3rd base line, but HBI was once again there for the forceout to end the inning. We really missed a big chance to score there and put the game away.

The top of the 3rd would once again see HBI's batters all go down on strikes as the wind and rain had picked up and the kids couldn't even feel their hands. I know our kids said they could barely even feel the bat in their hands. The time limit was close to expiring and at this point I'm not sure anyone cared. It had gotten pretty miserable out there by the 3rd inning. All three of our batters in the 3rd would go down on strikes and the game would be called with us surviving with a 2-1 win. I guess you could say it wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

I'm proud of the kids for hanging in there on a terrible night for baseball. We have an off night on Monday and will practice on Wednesday at 5:30 before playing Monty's TV on Thursday the 9th at 6:30. Great job tonight ASE!

 



ASE blanks Monty's TV, 11-0!
Homerun

First of all I want to say a giant thank you to Leland and Chris for filling in for me on Thursday night. I told the kids today, maybe I should be gone more often as they sure didn't miss a beat on their way to a 11-0 whipping of Monty's TV. Looks like we hit the ball up and down the lineup and made plays when Monty's put the ball in play. If our defense plays the way they are capable of playing, it's gonna be awfully tough to beat this ASE team.

As I look at the scorebook I see a lot of inside the park home runs and a lot of RBI's. Eight different players had an RBI in the game which may be a first for one of my teams. It was a total team effort in this one. Andrew Reeder got things going in the top of the 1st with an inside the park home run. After a single by Jetson Wagner, Ty Jones went down on strikes. Kaiden Kuykendall picked Ty up with an inside the park home run of his own for a 3-0 ASE lead. After Nathan Fuhrman went down on strikes, Dillon Pike singled to get a 2-out rally started. Aiden Taylor would then hit our third home run of the inning to make it a 5-0 ASE lead after 1/2 inning of play.

Monty's came right out hitting the ball but our defense was up to the challenge. Andrew scooped up the first ball hit and threw to Jetson for a quick out. Kaiden would do the same on the very next play and just like that there were two outs. Monty's next batter would go down on strikes to end the inning with us holding a 5-0 lead.

Eric Ramirez would get the rally going in the top of the 2nd with a single. Landon Martinez and Eli Thomason would both go down on strikes and it looked as if we may not score in the inning. Trevor Inklebarger picked up his teammates with a big 2-out double to score Eric. Rory then hit a ball to the left field fence to score Trevor and make it a 7-0 ASE lead. Andrew would double to score Rory and Jetson would do the same to score Andrew and the rout was on. Ty ended the inning with a strikeout, but what a great 2-out rally it was and we had built a 9-0 lead. Monty's was not able to get anything going in the bottom half of the inning. A couple of strikeouts and a good play from Kaiden would keep them off the scoreboard.

The top of the 3rd we once again got our bats going. Kaiden doubled and after a Nathan strikeout, Dillon would knock Kaiden in for a 10-0 lead. After an Aiden single, Eric would knock in his first run of the season and this one was getting out of hand at 11-0. Landon and Eli would both go down swinging and our half of the inning would end but this game was well in hand. Monty's tried to get a rally going in the bottom of the 3rd but Eric made a great play on a ball at 3rd base for one out. After a base hit, their next two batters would go down on strikes and this one was called due to time limit.

What a great team win this one was. We had 8 players really hit the ball well and the ones that didn't, I'm not worried about. Next game it may be a different set of heroes. We have 12 good players that are capable of doing good things to help us win. Hope the kids had fun in this one and I'm sorry I missed it. See you on Monday night!

 

 



ASE Player of the Week - Kaiden Kuykendall
Kaiden Kuykendall

Our player of the week for this week is Kaiden Kuykendall. He went 2 for 2 in the game on Thursday night versus Monty's TV and knocked in 2 runs. One of Kaiden's hits was an inside the park home run. Kaiden also made a couple of good plays on defense, as he threw out two of Monty's players at 1st base. Great job Kaiden, we are very proud of you!

 

 



ASE slides past Forsgren, 10-1
Sliding

We hit early and often in this game, which was never close. We jumped on Forsgren early and naver looked back. The result would be a 10-1 ASE victory to move us to 3-0 on the season.

In the top of the 1st, Andrew Reeder got things going early with a single up the middle. Kaiden Kuykendall then popped out to the pitcher, but Jetson Wagner picked him up with a line drive over the left field fence. It was a shot! Just like that we had a 2-0 lead. Ty Jones then hit a ball to the fence and hustled around the bases for an inside the park home run. Dillon Pike then hit a line drive up the middle for a single. After Aiden Taylor went down on strikes, Eric doubled to score Dillon for a 4-0 lead. Nathan Fuhrman would then single to left field, scoring Eric for our 5th run of the inning. Forsgren didn't know what hit them and we had a 5-0 lead.

Forsgren didn't manage to get anything going in the bottom half of the inning as they only managed one hit, surrounded by three strikeouts. We came to bat in the top of the 2nd with thoughts of putting the game away on our minds. Rory Gill and Eli Thomason both singled and we were back in business. Landon Martinez then kept the rally going with an RBI single to score Rory for a 6-0 ASE lead. Andrew Reeder would then clear the bases as he hit a shot to right field and hustled all the way around for a 3-run inside the park home run. This game was suddenly out of hand at 9-0. Ty would then double and Dillon singled him in for a 10-0 ASE lead.

Forsgren was able to hit the ball in the bottom of the 2nd inning but our defense was ready. Their first batter fouled off several balls before grounding out to Jetson at 1st base. Andrew Reeder made a good play on the next ball, going to his left he stepped on 1st base for a quick second out of the inning. Their final batter of the inning went down on strikes and this one was all but over with us holding a 10-0 lead.

In the top of the 3rd, Dillon got things going with a single but Aiden and Eric both went down on strikes. After a Nathan single, Eli would hit into a force play to end our half of the inning. In the bottom half of the inning we would change our lineup around and give some of the younger kids a chance to play some infield. Eric Ramirez moved to pitcher and we didn't miss a beat. Their first batter would groundout to Ty at 1st base and their next batter hit to Eric who threw to Ty for the second out of the inning. Forsgren did manage a couple of hits and was able to score a run but it was short lived. Jetson would scoop up a ball at shortstop and step on 2nd base for the final out of the game. The time limit was called and this one was in the books as a 10-1 ASE win.

The kids really played well tonight on both sides of the ball. We only had three strikeouts in the game and our defense played very well. When we play like that, we are going to be tough for anyone to beat. Great job tonight ASE, see you at the camp on Wednesday!

 

 



ASE Player of the Week - Ty Jones
Ty Jones

Our player of the week for this week is Ty Jones. Ty went 3 for 3 in the game on Thursday night and had 5 runs batted in. One of his hits was an inside the park home run that cleared the bases. Ty also made a good play at shortstop, tagging out one of the Phillip Taylor runners. It looked as they had a rally going but Ty put an end to that. Great job this week Ty, we are very proud of you!

 

 



ASE break out big bats versus Phillip Taylor, win 15-0!
Big bat

Man did our bats come alive tonight or what! We had a team record 21 hits in the game tonight and what was more impressive than that was we only had one strikeout. Our kids played a complete game and I could not be prouder of them. We talked before the game about playing this one for our teammate Rory, who is in Children's hospital in Little Rock. I was proud of how the kids came out and responded both at the plate and on defense.

The top of the 1st, Phillip Taylor came out hitting the ball and I was glad to see it. You cannot get better watching your opponent strikeout, so I was glad to see them come out hitting. The first batter reached on an infield single but their next batter would groundout to Kaiden Kuykendall at 2nd base. It looked as if Kaiden may have turned a double play, but the umpire said he didn't tag the runner as he advanced to 2nd on the play. It really didn't matter as Ty Jones would tag that same runner out on the very next play as a ball was hit sharply to him at shortstop. Ty scooped the ball up and tagged out the runner as he was trying to advance to 3rd base. A couple more hits would load the bases but their last batter of the inning went down on strikes and we had dodged a huge bullet in the top of the 1st.

Our kids wasted no time getting us on the scoreboard. Andrew Reeder led off with a single and Kaiden Kuykendall would single as well. Jetson Wagner then hit a deep fly ball to right field, scoring Andrew for a 1-0 lead. Ty Jones then smacked a ball deep in the outfield and hustled all the way around for a 3-run inside the park home run. Just like that we had a 4-0 lead and Phillip Taylor did not know what hit them. Nathan Fuhrman and Dillon Pike would then both single and Eric Ramirez hit a rocket to left field, scoring Nathan for a 5-0 ASE lead.

Phillip Taylor could not manage to get anything going in the top of the 2nd as all three of their batters went down on strikes. We came to bat in the bottom half of the inning with our bats still red hot. After an Aiden Taylor strikeout, the rally began. Landon Martinez would double to left field and Eli Thomason knocked in his second RBI of the season to make it a 6-0 game. Andrew would single up the middle and Kaiden would knock one through the infield, scoring Eli. Jetson would then double and two runs would score to make it a 9-0 ASE lead. Ty then knocked his good friend and fellow Lavaca Golden Arrow, Jetson in to make it a 10-0 lead. This one was all but over and it was only the 2nd inning!

Phillip Taylor could not get anything going once again in the top of the 3rd. After a couple more strikeouts, their next batter would groundout to Kaiden and their half of the inning was over. Our bats would once again get right to work. I told Coach Chase to hold the kids to only one base. I was trying to get as many kids another at bat as I could, but at the same time, I was trying to not run up the score more than it already was. The last thing we are out there to do is embarrass another team. Nathan led off the inning with a base hit up the middle. Dillon then forced Nathan out at 2nd base on a good play by the Phillip Taylor 2nd baseman. Eric and Aiden would then both single and Landon would single in Dillon for a 11-0 ASE lead. Eli kept the rally going with an RBI single but Andrew would groundout to the pitcher on his next at bat. Aiden would score on the play and the lead continued to grow at 13-0. Kaiden would single, scoring Landon and Jetson would single to once again load the bases. Ty would put the final touches on this one with his fifth run batted in of the game and it would make the final 15-0.

It was a complete hitting clinic by our ASE kids tonight. If we hit the ball like that and continue to play good defense we are going to be awfully tough to beat. I'm very proud of how far this team has come so far this season. It's still early, but this has the potential to be one of the better ASE teams in the last 5-6 years and we've had some awfully good teams in that time span. Keep up the good work guys, I'm very proud of you all! Please remember to keep Rory in your thoughts and prayers.

 

 



Ty Jones' blast helps lead ASE to 9-0 win over Forsgren!
Homerun

Well it may not have been the prettiest game but we'll take it. We just were not quite as sharp tonight as we were against Monty's on Monday night. We "dinked" a lot of balls at the plate and just didn't seem to have the pop in our bats as we did on Monday night. Our defense did not get much work as Forsgren had 6 strikeouts out of their 12 batters they sent to the plate in the game. Bottom line it was a win and moved us to 6-0 on the season, two full games ahead of Cricket and HBI, who are in a tie for 2nd place in the league standings.

The top of the 1st would see Forsgren send four batters to the plate and three of them went down on strikes. They seemed to foul a bunch of balls off, but would then strikeout. Andrew Reeder would lead off the bottom half of the inning popping out to the 1st baseman. Kaiden Kuykendall quickly picked him up with a base hit up the middle. Jetson Wagner then sent a ball to deep right field and would hustle around for an inside the park home run and a 2-0 ASE lead. Ty Jones would then double and Nathan Fuhrman would knock him in to make it 3-0. Dillon Pike then grounded out to the 1st baseman but Eric Ramirez got the rally going again with a single to right field, scoring Nathan for a 4-0 ASE lead. After a base hit by Landon Martinez, Trevor Inklebarger would groundout to end our half of the inning.

The top of the 2nd would be the same old story for Forsgren. A base hit surrounded by a couple of strikeouts. Andrew did make a good play on a ball hit up the middle to throw out one of their runners to end their half off the inning. Eli Thomason would start off the inning grounding out to the 1st baseman as it seemed we couldn't seem to keep the ball away from him. We were very late on some of our swings tonight and hit a lot of balls to the right side of the infield. Aiden Taylor would then get a rally started with a base hit up the middle. Andrew would then hit a fly ball to right field to put runners on the corners. Kaiden would single in Aiden to make it a 5-0 ASE lead. Jetson then kept his perfect batting average with another base hit, scoring both Andrew and Kaiden and just like that this game was broken wide open. Ty would then put the finishing touches on the inning with a fly ball that sailed over the centerfield fence for a 2-run homer. After two full innings of play, we led 9-0.

The top of the 3rd we moved our defense around a bit and saw a couple of good plays by Kaiden and Andrew. They would shut the door on any hope Forsgren had of scoring in this one and the final would be 9-0. Great job tonight guys and get ready for a lot tougher games on Saturday morning. We play two good teams so we better be ready.

 

 

 



ASE stays "red hot", wins 15-2 over Monty's TV!
Flame Ball

We just keep getting better and better at the plate with each game. We did something tonight that not many of my teams have done over the years. We went the entire game without one player striking out. We pounded out 21 hits for the second game in a row and scored 15 runs on our way to a 15-2 rout of Monty's TV. To this point in the season, we have outscored our opponents an incredible 53-4. But don't let the score tonight fool you, Monty's played really well. Elijah Snow has done a good job with his team and they are much improved since the first time we played them. They hit the ball really well and made a couple of very good plays on defense. If they had played anyone else tonight, they would have easily won. I told Elijah to be proud of how far his team has come since the first of the season.

 Monty's came right out hitting the ball in the top of the 1st inning. Their leadoff batter reached on a single to left field. Their next batter would hit to Andrew Reeder at pitcher, who scooped up the ball and threw to Jetson Wagner for the first out of the inning. Their next batter would also hit the ball hard but Kaiden Kuykendall was there to throw him out. Jetson then made a good play on a ball hit down the 1st base line to record the final out and keep Monty's off the scoreboard in the top of the 1st inning. Andrew Reeder would get our rally going in the bottom half of the inning with a single up the middle. Kaiden then smoked a ball up the middle that went to the fence for an inside the park home run and a 2-0 ASE lead. I think it was the hardest ball I have seen Kaiden hit in the two years he has been playing for us. Jetson Wagner got the rally started again with a single up the middle. His buddy Ty Jones would then hit a ball to deep right field and hustled around for another inside the park home run. Just like that it was 4-0, good guys! Dillon Pike would then double and Nathan Fuhrman would hit a ball to deep left field scoring Dillon for our 5th run of the inning. 5-0, ASE after one full inning of play.

The top of the 2nd would see Monty's come right back at us hitting the ball. Their first batter would groundout to Jetson and then Dillon made a great play that you don't see very often. He was playing catcher and the Monty's batter barely got a piece of the ball and it rolled just a few feet into fair territory. Dillon hopped up from his catcher's position and threw a perfect strike to Jetson at 1st base for the second out of the inning. Monty's next batter would go down on strikes and our kids came into the dugout with another 5-run inning on their minds. Eric Ramirez led off the inning with a double to left field. Landon Martinez then reached on an infield single. Trevor Inklebarger would then come through with an infield single of his own and the bases were loaded with no outs. Eli Thomason would then groundout to the first baseman, but Eric would score on the play to make it a 6-0 ASE lead. Andrew would then hit a ball back to the Monty's pitcher, who threw to 1st for the second out of the inning. Landon would score on the play to extend our lead. Kaiden would then keep his hot hitting going with a double to score Trevor for a 8-0 ASE lead. After a single by Jetson, Ty Jones would knock both he and Kaiden in for our final two runs of the inning and extend our lead to 10-0.

The top of the 3rd, Monty's tried to get a rally going but our defense was too tough. Jetson made a nice catch on a pop up and Ty threw a runner out at 1st base to end any scoring threat they had. The bottom of the 3rd we would put this game away big time. At this point in the game we were going one base at a time. The point of this is to try and not run up the score, but all it did was give us more batting practice instead. Dillon, Nathan and Eric reached on singles and Landon would do the same, scoring Dillon to make it 11-0. Trevor and Eli would also single to extend our lead to 12-0. Andrew, Kaiden and Jetson all came thru with RBI singles to make it a 15-0 game after three full innings of play.

The top of the 4th we once again moved our defense around and Monty's once again came out hitting the ball. They would score a couple of runs off some good base hits to make it a little more respectable. They would have scored a couple more but Andrew Reeder would turn a double play to end the game and give us the 15-2 win. Another complete game by this group of kids, who seem to get better with each game. Great job tonight ASE!!!!  

 



ASE sweeps double hitter, moves to 8-0!
outfielder catches ball

ASE - 9              Cricket - 3

Well, we're finally getting to play some ball now. Looks like the rain is over and we start a stretch of 5 games in 6 days. We started it off right with a 9-3 win over Cricket this morning. Cricket would score one run in the top of the 1st and it might have been more if not for a good play by Kaiden Kuykendall at 2nd base. We came to bat in the bottom of the 1st and wasted no time as we rattled the scoreboard for 4 runs. Andrew Reeder, Kaiden Kuykendall, Jetson Wagner, Dillon Pike and Eric Ramirez all had hits to give us a 3-0 lead. Landon Martinez also came thru with an RBI single to make it a 4-0 ASE lead after one inning of play.

The top of the 2nd would see a good play by Andrew Reeder, who scooped up a ground ball and threw to Jetson at 1st for a quick out. Cricket's next two batters went down on strikes and we came to bat in the bottom of the 2nd with the thoughts of putting the game away on our minds. That's exactly what we did! Eli Thomason led off with a single to start the rally. After an Aiden Taylor groundout, Andrew Reeder would triple to score Eli. Kaiden would then double to left field, scoring Andrew for a 6-1 ASE lead. Ty and Jetson kept the rally going with RBI doubles and the rout was on. Dillon Pike would put the finishing touches on this inning with an RBI single and we held a 9-1 lead after two innings of play. We moved our defense around and let some of the 1st graders play on the infield. Cricket managed a couple of runs but this one was all over. The final would be a 9-3 ASE win.  

 

ASE - 15             National Family - 0

While our bats were not quite as lively against Cricket, they sure were in our second game of the day. We came out and jumped on poor National Family and they didn't know what hit them. To say we pounded the ball would be an understatement. We hit the ball very hard up and down the line-up. Andrew started things off with a triple to start the game and Kaiden would turn around and do the same. Jetson and Ty would both double with hard line drives to the outfield fence. Dillon kept his hot hitting going with a hard shot to deep left field to make it a 4-0 lead. After a Nathan Fuhrman strikeout, Eric got things going again with a double to right field. Landon would then single up the middle, scoring Dillon for a 5-0 ASE lead. The bottom of the inning would see National Family start off by hitting the ball to the wrong guy in Kaiden Kuykendall. He quickly snatched up the ball and threw to Jetson for a quick out. After a strikeout and base hit, their clean-up hitter would hit a hard shot down the left field line. Nathan did a great job of getting the ball in and saving a run from scoring. Their next batter would pop out to Kaiden and the inning was over.

The top of the 2nd our bats continued to stay red hot. Trevor got things going with a single. Eli would foul several balls off before going down on strikes, but Aiden was there to pick him up with a single of his own. Andrew would reach on an infield single and the bases were loaded for Kaiden. He came through with an RBI single to make it 6-0. The bases were still loaded but not for long. Jetson drove a ball off the outfield fence, scoring three runs and extending our lead to 9-0. Ty would then knock his buddy in with an RBI single up the middle and just like that it was 10-0 and we had only played about 20 minutes.

National Family could not get anything going in the bottom of the inning, as all three batters went down on strikes. The top of the 3rd we were going one base at a time, despite hitting several balls to the fence. Dillon, Eric and Landon all reached base. Eli and Aiden had RBI singles and the top of the order did the rest. Andrew, Kaiden and Jetson also drove in runs to make it a 15-0 ASE lead. We moved our defense around in the bottom of the 3rd but National Family continued to not hit the ball and the game ended with us notching the 15-0 win.

The win moves us to 8-0 on the season and two full games ahead of 2nd place HBI, who defeated Phillip Taylor 7-1 today to move to 6-2 on the season. We have a huge game with them on Wednesday night at 6:30. Great job today ASE and see you all on Monday night at 7:30.   

 

 



ASE Player of the Week - Jetson Wagner
Jetson Wagner

Our player of the week this week is Jetson Wagner. In our two games versus Monty's and Forsgren he was 5 for 5 at the plate with 5 RBI's and 4 runs scored. On defense he had 7 put-outs at 1st base and has shown why he is the best 1st baseman in the league. Jetson is a pleasure to be around and coach and has a great attitude. Jetson is the only player on the team that has a perfect batting average of 1.000. He has yet to make an out this season thru 6 games.

Great job Jetson, we are very proud of you!

 

 



ASE plays sloppy, still wins 7-2!
Kid throwing ball up

Well, I could see this coming before the game big time. The kids heads were somewhere else tonight and it showed at times on the field. I had trouble during warm-ups just trying to get them to quit clowning around and pay attention. We took the field and at times had trouble just making routine plays. Despite not playing anywhere close to our best, we still won the game fairly easily. National Family really played much better than they did on Saturday when we beat them 15-0. I was glad to see their kids bounce back and play a good game. We just didn't have it tonight and you can bet that 6:00 on Wednesday, I will have their attention.

National Family came right out at us hitting the ball in the top of the 1st inning. Their lead-off batter reached on an infield single and then we had a couple of plays were we kicked the ball around a bit and found ourself down 1-0. Dillon Pike made a great play from his catcher's position, throwing a runner out at 1st base. Jetson made a nice adjustment on the play as he crossed over the bag and stretched into foul territory to catch the ball. Great play by both kids! We would come to bat in the bottom half of the inning, trailing for the first time all season long. National Family's lead didn't last long though. Andrew Reeder reached on a base hit to right field and Kaiden Kuykendall hit a line drive to the fence and hustled around for a 2-run home run. Jetson Wagner then doubled to deep right field and we were back in business. Ty Jones would knock Jetson in with an RBI triple to make it an 3-1 ASE lead. Dillon Pike stayed red hot at the plate with a single to score Ty and the rally continued. Eric Ramirez would go down on strikes but Landon Martinez would pick him up with an infield single. After Trevor Inklebarger went down on strikes, Nathan Fuhrman would hit a ball to deep left field, scoring Dillon for our 5th run of the inning. After one full inning of play we led 5-1.

National Family got bit by the strikeout bug in the top of the 2nd, as all three of their batters went down on strikes. We came to bat in the bottom of the inning and was looking to put this game away. Eli Thomason led off the inning with a strikeout, but Aiden Taylor picked him up with an infield single. Andrew would then groundout to the pitcher for the second out of the inning. On the play, Aiden would use a throwing error to score and make it a 6-1 ballgame. Kaiden then got the rally started again with a triple and Jetson would score him with a shot to deep centerfield. Coach Chase got a little greedy and got Jetson thrown at at 2nd base on the play. After two full innings of play we led 7-2.

The 3rd inning would see us make another couple of errors in the field, which allowed National Family to score and make it 7-2. Ty and Kaiden hooked up on a nice force-out play to stop them from scoring anymore runs. A couple of strikeouts would end the top of the 3rd and we would come to bat with just seven minutes remaining in the game. We were not able to score in the bottom half of the inning and the time limit expired with us notching the 7-2 win. It was not pretty but it was a win. I can promise you that we will be ready to play on Wednesday night versus a very good HBI team. They are 7-2 on the season and all alone in 2nd place in the league standings. See you all there!

 



ASE survives scare from Cricket, 7-5!
Wow waving

Man I can't tell you how happy I am this game turned out the way it did. We really needed a good test before entering the city tournament next week. It's always good to have a close game to see how the kids will react. We did some really good things in the heat of the moment last night and a few, no so good things. But in the end I could not be prouder of the kids for battling thru and pulling out a hard fought win. I was also glad to see the Cricket kids play so well. They have some really good kids on their team that I have coached in other sports and they have been struggling a bit lately. So it was good to see them play really well. Coach Doug & Scott always do a good job with their kids and it is always a good game when these two teams get together. Let's see how this one all went down.

Andrew Reeder got things going for us in the top of the 1st with a base hit up the middle. Kaiden Kuykendall would double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Jetson Wagner would single to score both runs for a 2-0 ASE lead. Ty Jones then singled and we used a Cricket throwing error to score Jetson to make it 3-0. Dillon Pike went down on strikes but Eric Ramirez picked him up with a single up the middle, scoring Ty for a 4-0 lead. Landon Martinez would groundout to the pitcher and Nathan Fuhrman would strikeout to end our half of the inning. Cricket came right back at us hitting the ball and you could tell early this was going to be a dogfight. Their first two batters grounded out to Ty Jones as he threw to Jetson at 1st base and just like that there were two outs. Nick Hewett then doubled to left field and Cricket was back in business. Their next batter singled to score Nick and it was 4-1. Another single and a throwing error by our defense would make it a 4-2 game. Cricket's last batter of the inning went down on strikes and we clung to a 2-run lead.

The top of the 2nd inning is were we usually really hurt teams. Because both teams have the bottom of the order up then and our bottom has been hitting as good as the top all season. After Aiden Taylor went down on strikes to begin the inning, Trevor Inklebarger picked him up with an infield single. Eli Thomason also went down on strikes and suddenly there were two outs. Andrew got the rally going again with a double up the middle. With runners on 2nd and 3rd we were looking to extend our lead to 6-2 but Kaiden had a rare strikeout to end our half of the inning. Cricket had a chance to pull even or take the lead but they could not get their bats going either as all three of their batters went down on strikes. It was an ugly inning for both teams.

The top of the 3rd we had the top of order due up and was looking to put this game away. Jetson led off the inning with a home run blast over the centerfield fence to make it a 5-2 ASE lead. Ty would then single but Dillon went down on strikes. Eric would knock Ty in and the rally was on. Landon would reach on a single up the middle and Nathan would do the same, scoring Landon for a 7-2 ASE lead. Aiden would then groundout to the pitcher to end our half of the inning and with the time limit almost up, we held a 7-2 lead. Cricket had the top of their order due to bat and they were looking to pull the upset. After a strikeout, their next batter would double to left field and they were in business. Back-to-back singles and a throwing error by our defense scored two runs and this was suddenly getting close at 7-4. Their next batter would hit into a force-out as Eric and Kaiden hooked up on a very nice play. Another single would pull them within 2 runs at 7-5 but that would be as close as they would get. Their next batter went down on strikes and the game was called due to time limit. It was a close call and both teams played well. I was glad to see us have a close game and the kids responded like the champions they are. Great job again ASE and see you all on Monday night at 6:30.

 

 



ASE wins League Championship with 12-2 win over HBI
Trophy

Well, not sure if you could tell or not but I got the kids attention before the game tonight. The result would be a dominating performance against the 2nd place team in our league in HBI. The kids really warmed up well before the game and it showed on the field. We put on a hitting clinic as we pounded out 18 hits, while scoring 12 runs. We jumped on HBI with 5 runs in the top of the 1st inning and got them down early. They never really had a chance after that.

Andrew Reeder started things off with a single in the top of the 1st and Kaiden Kuykendall doubled to score Andrew for a 1-0 ASE lead. Jetson Wagner then made his first out of the season as he went down on strikes. Ty Jones quickly picked him up with a triple to deep centerfield, scoring Kaiden. Dillon Pike then kept the rally going with an RBI single to make it a 3-0 lead. Eric Ramirez and Landon Martinez both then came thru with RBI singles and just like that we had a 5-0 lead. HBI came right back at us hitting the ball as their lead-off batter singled to left field. Landon did a great job getting the ball in to hold him to a single. Their next batter would reach on an infield single and HBI looked to be in business. But something happened to them that you don't see very often. Their #3, 4 & 5 hitters all went down on strikes and we led 5-0 after one inning of play.

While the temperature was hot at Goldtrap tonight, so was our bats. We continued to pound the ball all over the field in the top of the 2nd inning. Nathan Fuhrman led off with a hard hit ball to left field. Aiden Taylor reached on an infield single and Trevor Inklebarger would do the same. Eli Thomason went down on strikes, but Andrew picked him up with a 2-run scoring single to make it a 7-0 ASE lead. Kaiden then drove in his second run of the night with an RBI single. Jetson would then get back on track with an infield single to load the bases. The didn't stay loaded long as Ty drove a ball over the centerfield fence for a grand slam. Since we already had scored 3 runs in the inning, only 2 of the runs counted but what a blast it was! Poor HBI must have felt like they had been hit by a train as they came to bat in the bottom of the inning. HBI's first batter of the inning would reach on an infield single but then Andrew made a great play to get us out of a jam. The HBI player popped up and Andrew caught it and doubled the runner off 1st base for two quick outs. The next batter would go down on strikes and this game was all but over.

Dillon led off the top of the 3rd with a strikeout but Eric and Landon picked him up with back-to-back singles. Nathan then drove a ball to deep left field to score both runners for a 12-0 ASE lead. Aiden would then hit into a forceout but Trevor got the rally going again with a single up the middle. Eli would go down on strikes and our half of the inning would end with us adding to our lead at 12-0. We moved our line-up around a bit and I let the kids play where they wanted to. HBI managed to score a couple of runs to make the game a little closer but 12-2 would be as close as they would get. The win clinches the Goldtrap League Championship and moves us to 10-0 on the season. We also will be the #1 seed in the up-coming city tournament that starts next Thursday. Great job tonight ASE. See you all tomorrow night!

 

 



ASE Player of the Week - Dillon Pike
Dillon Pike

Our player of the week for this week is Dillon Pike. Dillon was 3 for 6 at the plate this week with 2 RBI's and did a great job playing catcher for us. He is our most improved player from last season. For example, last year he batted .105 and had 9 strikeouts, while this season his batting average is .700 with only 3 strikeouts. What an improvement! Dillon also has been great behind the plate all season long. He has thrown a couple of runners out at 1st base and always gives us 110%. He is a great kid who always keeps me on my toes with all the questions he asks. He is always very respectable and has a great attitude. We are very proud of you Dillon!

 



2013 Goldtrap Pee Wee League Standings
National League

National League (Goldtrap & Jeffrey's teams) 

ASE                            11-0           (League Champions)

H.B.I.                          8-4

                      National Family           6-5

                      Cricket                        5-6 

                      Phillip Taylor              4-6-1

                      Monty's TV                3-7-1

                      Forsgren                    0-9-2

 

 



2013 Goldtrap Pee Wee Baseball Scores

Thursday, May 2

ASE - 2                          H.B.I. - 1

Forsgren - 0                  Phillip Taylor - 0

Cricket - 5                     National Family - 4

 

Monday, May 6

Cricket - 7                  Monty's TV - 5

H.B.I. - 4                    Forsgren - 2

National Family - 6     Phillip Taylor - 5

 

Thursday, May 9

Cricket - 7                Phillip Taylor - 1 

ASE - 11                   Monty's TV - 0 

H.B.I. - 4                  National Family - 0

 

Monday, May 13

Phillip Taylor - 2       Monty's TV - 0

ASE - 10                   Forsgren - 1

H.B.I. - 5                  Cricket - 1 

 

Monday, May 20

H.B.I. - 4                   Monty's TV - 0

National Family - 3    Forsgren - 2

 

Thursday, May 23

Cricket - 6                Forsgren - 0

ASE - 15                   Phillip Taylor - 0

National Family - 6    Monty's TV - 1    

 

Monday, June 3

Phillip Taylor - 5       Cricket - 2

ASE - 15                   Monty's TV - 2

H.B.I. - 7                  National Family - 1  

 

Thursday, June 6

ASE - 9                    Forsgren - 0

Phillip Taylor - 7       Monty's TV - 6

Cricket - 5                H.B.I. - 4 

 

Saturday, June 8

ASE - 9                    Cricket - 3

HBI - 7                    Phillip Taylor - 1

ASE - 15                  National Family - 0

Monty's TV - 7         Forsgren - 7   

 

Monday, June 10

Monty's TV - 6         Forsgren - 0

HBI - 3                    Phillip Taylor - 2

ASE - 7                   National Family - 2

 

Wednesday, June 12

National Family - 2        Cricket - 1 

ASE - 12                        H.B.I. - 2 

Phillip Taylor - 6            Forsgren - 2  

 

Thursday, June 13

Monty's TV - 4             H.B.I. - 3

National Family - 4       Forsgren - 1

ASE - 7                        Cricket - 5 

 

Saturday, June 15

Monty's TV - 7              Cricket - 4

National Family - 6        Phillip Taylor - 5

H.B.I. - 9                       Forsgren - 5

 

 



2013 Evans Pee Wee League Standings
Americal League

American League (Evans & Stephens teams)                                  

                                    Conference              Overall

Shelter-Wagoner             6-1-2                     8-3-2

                      Midland UMC                     5-3-1                    8-4-1

                      Midwest Sports                 5-4                        8-5

                      Corley's                             4-5                        5-8

                      Cooper Coin                       3-3-3                    5-5-3

                      McDonalds                          1-8                       1-12

 



ASE advances to City Tourney Semi's with 9-0 win!

This game was a special one for me and Mrs. Jodie. We were playing against Jodie's brother, Corey, who coaches Cooper Coin. He has done a very good job with his team and is a great guy. He only had two returners coming into the season so considering that he has done well. Early in this game you could tell we had not played or done much in a week or so. We tied our season high with 5 strikeouts in the game but still came out with a comfortable 9-0 win. Our defense was really sharp most of the night. We had a couple of mistakes but for the most part we were very good defensively. Cooper hit the ball but we just made plays in the field. At the plate, the top of our order carried us in this game. We had a stretch were we had 5 straight strikeouts. That has not even come close to happening all season. 

The top of the 1st would see Cooper Coin come right out hitting the ball. They reached on an infield single but their next batter hit into a force-out as Kaiden Kuykendall came real close to turning a double play. After a strikeout, their next batter hit a very hard shot to Kaiden, who scooped the ball up and threw to Jetson for the out. In the bottom of the inning, we came out and started hitting hard shots to the outfield. Andrew Reeder lead off with an inside the park home run. Kaiden Kuykendall then reached on a double to right field. Jetson Wagner would sky a fly ball to deep right field to score Kaiden for a 2-0 ASE lead. Ty Jones would then triple to score Jetson and the rally was on. Eric Ramirez kept his red-hot hitting going with a single up the middle, scoring Ty for a 4-0 lead. We then got bit by the strikeout bug as Landon, Dillon and Nathan all went down on strikes to end the inning with us holding a 4-0 lead.

Cooper started the top of the 2nd with an infield single. After a strikeout, their next batter would hit a ball up the middle that Andrew could not handle but Ty was there to back him up and threw to 1st base for the out. Great play by Ty! Andrew would redeem himself on the next play, as he snatched up a hard hit ball and threw to Jetson for the third out. We came to bat in the bottom of the inning and was looking to put the game away. For some reason though, that strikeout bug was still in our dugout, as Trevor and Aiden led off the inning by striking out. Eli Thomason picked up his teammates and got the rally going with a single to right field. Andrew would then triple to score Eli and make it a 5-0 ASE lead. Kaiden, Jetson and Ty all then had RBI singles and just like that it was an 8-0 game. Eric and Landon reached on singles and Dillon Pike would knock in our 5th run of the inning with a single up the middle. What a great 2-out rally and it was all started by Mr. Eli.

The top of the 3rd, Cooper tried to get something going but our defense refused to budge. Kaiden and Ty both made good plays to throw out runners and the game would be called due to the time limit. It was good to see us shake off the early rust in this one and play a pretty good game. We must limit those strikeouts moving forward, if we want to capture ASE's 5th city championship in the last 7 years. Great job tonight guys and see you all Thursday at 7:00. Game begins at 7:30. Please be on time for warm-ups.

 



ASE advances to City Championship after 10-3 win over National Family!
baseball guy

On a very hot and muggy night out at Goldtrap, our kids fought thru it all and played a pretty good ball game on their way to a 10-3 win over National Family. What was at stake was a ticket to the city championship game versus the #1 seed from Evans, Shelter-Wagoner. It will be ASE's 6th City Championship appearance in the last 8 years. We are 4-1 in the big game with our only loss coming to a very good YMA team back in 2010. We have had a wonderful year and I could not be prouder of a group of kids. We are 13-0 after tonight's win and it has been a blast. This has been such a fun group to coach and be around. Let's get a quick recap of tonight's game.

National Family led off the top of the 1st with a pop out to Andrew Reeder at pitcher. After a strikeout, their next batter would ground to Ty Jones at shortstop, who threw to Jetson Wagner at 1st for the third out of the inning. The bottom of the inning would see Andrew lead off with a single up the middle. Kaiden would then hit a hard shot down 3rd base line to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Jetson would knock both runs in with a long fly ball to right field. Ty would then single to left field to score Jetson and make it a 3-0 ASE lead. Eric Rameriez would reach on an infield single and Landon Martinez would come thru with a big time 2-run scoring single to make it a 5-0 ASE lead after one full inning of play.

The top of the 2nd National Family could not get anything going. They managed a single surrounded by a couple of strikeouts and then their next batter grounded out to Jetson to end their half of the inning. We usually put teams away at this part of the game but for the second straight night, we struggled at this part of the order. Dillon Pike would go down on strikes, but Nathan Fuhrman would pick him up with a double. Trevor Inklebarger and Aiden Taylor then both went down on strikes and the inning was over with us still holding a 5-0 lead.

The top of the 3rd would be much of the same for National Family. A hit surrounded by a couple of strikeouts and then a ball hit to Ty, who stepped on 2nd base for a force-out to end the top of the 3rd. The bottom half of the inning we would put this one away for good. Eli Thomason led off with a strikeout but then the top of the order got things going again. Andrew would double and Kaiden would knock him in with a rocket down left field line. Jetson would single in Kaiden and Ty would score Jetson with a double of his own. Just like that it was a 8-0 ASE lead. Eric reached again on a single to left field to keep the rally going. Landon then grounded out to the pitcher, but Ty would score on the play. Dillon then got back on track with a single to right field, scoring Eric for a 10-0 ASE lead.

The top of the 4th we moved the lineup around and basically let the kids play where they wanted to. National Family did hit the ball well in the inning and managed to score 3 runs to make the final 10-3. It was a good win for our kids and they earn a well deserved berth in the City Championship tomorrow night. See you at the field by 5:30.  

 

 



ASE WINS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
1st place medal

 Wow, is the first thing I have to say about tonight's championship game versus Shelter-Wagoner. It was like a heavyweight fight with both teams making big play after big play. It was a game that neither team deserved to lose. The Shelter kids played a great game and battled us like no one has even come close to battling us all season long. It was the best championship game I have seen in many years and I'm glad we came out on top. Here is a breakdown by inning of how it all went down and how ASE secured its 5th city championship in the last 7 years.

 

1st Inning

We lost the toss before the game and had to be the visitors in the game but that was alright with me. It just meant that we could jump on them and let them play catch up all game. That's exactly what we did! Andrew Reeder led off with a single and Kaiden Kuykendall would double down the left field line and just like that we were in business. Jetson Wagner then lined out to the shortstop for the first out of the inning. Ty Jones picked him up with a 2-run scoring double to make it a 2-0 ASE lead. Eric Ramirez singled to put runners on the corners with one out. After a strikeout by Landon Martinez, Nathan Fuhrman hit a shot down left field line, scoring Ty for a 3-0 lead. Dillon Pike would then single to score Eric and it was looking good at 4-0. Trevor Inklebarger would ground-out to the pitcher to end our half of the inning but some damage had been done and we led 4-0.

Shelter came right back at us hitting the ball but our defense was up to the challenge. Their first batter would ground to Ty, who threw to Jetson for a quick out. After an infield single, their next batter would hit into a force out as Ty and Kaiden would team up this time. A single to left field would score their first run of the game but that would be all they would get in the bottom of the inning and it would be a 4-1 ASE lead after one full inning of play.

2nd Inning

With a 4-1 lead we were looking to put some more distance between us and Shelter and that we did. Aiden Taylor would lead off the inning with a single up the middle. After Eli Thomason went down on strikes, Andrew got the rally going again with a single to right field. Kaiden would then hit another laser to left field, scoring two runs for a 6-1 ASE lead. Jetson would then single to left field to score Kaiden and the rally was on at 7-1. With Ty up I knew we could maybe put this one out of reach early but that's when a play happened that changed the whole outlook of the game. Ty hit a line drive that looked to be heading to the right field wall, but the Shelter 1st baseman snagged the ball out of the air and doubled Jetson off 1st base for a huge double play. That really seem to give the Shelter kids some life and something to get fired up about.

We would help get them back in the game in the bottom of the 2nd as we would have our worst defensive inning of the entire season. Shelter led off the inning with a couple of clean base hits. Andrew would then throw a runner out at 1st base but a run would score on the play to make it a 7-2 game. Another base hit would put runners on the corners with one out. Their last batter in their order would then strikeout and it looked as if we may dodge a huge bullet. That's when the wheels came off of our defense. Their lead-off batter would reach on an error by our infield and their next batter would do the same as we would drop the ball on a sure force-out. Then the big blow occurred that got them back into the game. With runners on 2nd & 3rd, they would single to right field and as we were getting the ball back in, it sailed over Kaiden's head into the left field corner, allowing for a 3-run inside the park home run. Just like that what was a 7-3 lead, had turned into a 7-6 nail bitter.

3rd Inning

We had all the momentum going into that 2nd inning but that had suddenly changed and the Shelter kids, coaches and fans were all fired up and believing they could pull the upset. Their dugout went from what seemed like a funeral to a rock concert in just 1/2 inning. We now had a game on our hands and it would be a dogfight the rest of the way. We didn't do anything in the top of the 3rd to take the momentum back as we did not score a run in the inning. Eric would groundout to the pitcher and Landon would groundout to 1st base. Nathan would single but Dillon would then pop up to the shortstop to end our half of the inning with us clinging to a 7-6 lead. Shelter came right back at us pounding the ball. Back-to-back singles would put runners on 2nd & 3rd and put Shelter in position to take their first lead of the game. Then a play happened that seemed to swing the tide back in our favor. It was a play that at first looked like pure luck, but now that I sat and think about it, our kids really did have their head in the game or they could not have pulled this play off. It was a hit to centerfield and the runner on 3rd scored on the play to make it 7-7. Landon did a great job of getting the ball into Kaiden at 2nd base and he tagged the batter out as he was trying to stretch his hit into a double. The player that was on 2nd base when the play started was trying to make it to home. After Kaiden tagged out the runner trying to advance to 2nd base, he was trying to get the ball back to Andrew at pitcher but he threw it over his head and the ball headed towards home plate. Aiden made a big time heads up play and grabbed the ball and tagged the runner out before he crossed home plate for what was the most unusual double play you will ever see. Just when it looked as if shelter had everything going their way, our kids and a little luck turned the game back around. Their next batter would hit a short pop up on the infield and Eric would dive from his shortstop position and make the catch for the 3rd out of the inning. Like I said before this was now a dogfight as the game was tied at 7.

4th Inning

We knew with the top of our order due up in the inning we had to take advantage and out some runs on the board. Trevor led off the inning with a very hard hit ball to 2nd base that the Shelter player made a great play on, throwing Trevor out at 1st base. Aiden and Eli would then single and the rally was on. Andrew would then hit into a force-out but Kaiden picked him up with an RBI single. Jetson would then double, scoring Andrew and Kaiden and it was a 10-7 ASE lead. Ty would keep the rally going with an RBI single to score Jetson and I felt a little better as it was now 11-7. Eric would go down on strikes and our half of the inning was over with us holding a 4-run lead. I knew the lead would not last long as Shelter had their big bats due up in the bottom of the 4th. Two straight singles would get their rally started and I knew our defense had to step up and make some plays. Their next batter would groundout to Kaiden at 2nd base, but a run scored on the play to make it a 11-8 game. Two more singles would score two more runs and this one was tight again at 11-10. Andrew Reeder then made his biggest play of the year for us as a ball was hit not far from home plate and the Shelter runner on 3rd base was trying to score. Andrew grabbed the ball and tagged the runner out just before he touched the plate for the 2nd out of the inning. It was huge play! The next Shelter batter would go down on strikes and the inning would end with us holding a 11-10 lead.

5th Inning

I gathered the kids up before this inning started and told them it was our last inning together and to make it the best one yet. Landon would start off the inning grounding out to the pitcher but then infield singles by Nathan, Dillon and Trevor would load the bases and it looked as if we could be on the verge of putting this game away. If we could score 5 runs and make it 16-10 there was no way they could catch us. With the bases loaded and one out, Aiden would then strikeout for the second out of the inning. Eli would then hit a ball back to the pitcher and he would barley beat Nathan to home plate for the final out of the inning. I won't lie, I did not think a 1-run lead would hold as Shelter came to bat in the bottom of the 5th. Our defense has lead us all season and been the best in the city. This inning would not be any different. Shelter's first batter grounded a ball to Eric at 3rd base who threw a perfect strike to Jetson for the first out. The next batter would groundout to Andrew at pitcher and suddenly we were one out away from the city championship! Then a ball was hit to Ty at shortstop who threw to Jetson at 1st base. The throw was low and Jetson could not come up with the ball and the runner was safe. The next batter would hit a ball to Eric at 3rd base, who threw a perfect strike to Kaiden at 2nd base for the force-out to secure the game and city championship. Our kids, myself and our fans went nuts.

What a game and what a season for this group of kids! It completes a perfect season at 14-0 and will be remembered as one of the best teams I have coached. Certainly one of the best group of kids I have been around. Congrats to all our ASE players, parents and fans. I can't wait to give them some nice awards at the team party in a couple weeks. See you all then!

 

 



2013 Pee Wee Tourney
2013 tourney
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<---- Click the pic to the left to see the complete 2013 Pee Wee City Tourney bracket. 

 

 

 

1st Round - Thursday, June 20

#3 Midwest - 7                #6 Monty's TV - 2

#4 Cricket - 6                  #5 Corley's - 2

 

1st Round - Friday, June 21

 #5 Phillip Taylor forfeits to #4 Cooper Coin

#3 National Family - 8      #6 McDonalds - 0

#7 Forsgren - 3                #2 Midland UMC - 2

 

 

 2nd Round - Monday, June 24

 #3 Midwest Sporting Goods - 8       #2 HBI - 2

#1 Shelter-Wagoner - 8                   #4 Cricket - 2

 

2nd Round - Tuesday, June 25

 #1 ASE - 9                       #4 Cooper Coin - 0

#3 National Family - 5      #7 Forsgren - 4 

 

City Tourney Semi-Finals - Thursday, June 27 

#1 Shelter-Wagoner  - 7       #3 Midwest SG - 6

#1 ASE - 10                           #3 National Family - 3     

 

 City Tourney Championship - Friday, June 28 

#1 ASE - 11                           #1 Shelter-Wagoner - 10

     

    



2013 ASE Batting Leaders

You can click on the "ASE Player Stats" tab to the left of the page to see the complete batting stats for the 2013 season.

                                                 Avg               HR               RBI            SO

Jetson Wagner                        .935                3                 31               1

Kaiden Kuykendall                    .903                3                 23               2

Andrew Reeder                        .867                3                 15               1

Ty Jones                                  .862                5                 29              3

Eric Ramirez                            .741                0                   8               6

Nathan Fuhrman                      .696                0                   8               7

Landon Martinez                     .667                 0                   9              4

Dillon Pike                               .667                 0                   9              5

Aiden Taylor                           .571                 1                    3              7

Rory Gill                                  .500                0                    1               1

Trevor Inklebarger                 .444                0                    1               5

Eli Thomason                           .400                0                    5               9