CA District 33 Little League: District Umpire News


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Why do individuals volunteer their time to Little League Umpire?


Bill Owens 

 For many reasons would be the simple answer.  However, for Bill Owens from the Patriot League, Little League umpiring is an activity which he demonstrates a great passion.  Over the years Bill has umpired an average of 60 games a year to demonstrate his commitment to the youth of Little League Baseball.  He has worked hard over the last 22 years to develop himself as an outstanding volunteer umpire.  His on the field expertise shows to the youth of Little League how hard work and commitment builds skill and professionalism.  Bill has been active in Little League at many levels.  He has coached and managed, a Board member for over 18 years, an active member of the California District 33 Staff as well as a contributor on the District Umpire Staff.  Over the years Bill has been honored in a variety ways with the Umpire of the Year and Umpire Service Awards.  He has also has received the District 33 Service Award.  

California District 33 is honored to announce that Bill Owens has been selected to umpire in the 2014 Juniors Regional Tournament in Vancouver, Washington in August.  His selection is evidence of Bill’s commitment to the Little League Program as both a volunteer and an umpire.

Congratulations to Bill on his selection.  Also we wish to thank his wife Barrie and son Brian for sharing Bill with us.  

Mark Beall
Umpire Consultant
California District 33  
 
     


District 33 Umpire Appreciation Picnic

 

2012 District 33 Umpire Appreciation Picinc

This photo, taken by Mike's Action Photos, was taken during the recent Umpire Appreciation Picnic. This event was hosted once again by the District 33 Umpire Staff.  There were over 60 people attending from across many of the Leagues from within District 33.  This event, held each year, is the District's opportunity to say A HUGE THANKS to the umpires of District 33 for the time, effort and support they provided to the players and teams from across the District. Thanks to all who umpired during the 2012 Season.  See you on the ball field!! 

Mark Beall
Umpire Consultant 
California District 33 




Congratulations to our Post-Season Umpires

   Congratulation   

We are proud to have umpires from our District chosen to do Post-Season Tournaments. Below you will find a list of umpires that have been selected.  Congratulations to all the umpires for your post-season assignments. Thank you for your hard work and we are very proud of you.  

2012  

  • Olivier Wardenaar:  Umpired at the Senior Softball Regional Tournament in Missoula, Montana 

  • Mark Beall: Umpired at the Little League Baseball Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California

2011  

  • Brent Forrest: Umpired at the Little League Softball Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California

  • Dan Hrigora:  Umpired at the Junior Baseball European Regional Tournament in Kutno, Poland.


2010

  • Dan Hrigora: Umpired at the Big League Softball World Series in Kalamazoo, Michigan (D2)

  • Bob Cordero: Umpired at the Big League Softball Regionals in Palmdale, California (D51)

2009

  • Mike Williams: Umpired at the Big League Western Regionals Tournament in Bremerton, Washington (D2)
  • Pete Jones: Umpired at the Senior Softball Regional Tournament in Missoula, Montana (D2)

2008

  • Pete Jones: Umpired at the Softball Little League Western Regional Tournament
  • Dan Esqueda:  Umpired at the Senior Baseball World Series Tournament in Bangor, Maine

2007

  • Pete Jones: Umpired the Junior Softball Regionals Tournament in Tucson, Arizona
  • Dan Hrigora:  Umpired the Senior Baseball Regionals Tournament in Salem, Oregon
  • Olivier Wardenaar: Umpired the Little League Softball World Series in Portland (Alpenrose), Oregon
  • Harry Bonnell:  Umpired the Junior European Regionals, the Big League European Regionals and the Big League Softball European Regionals in Poland.

2006

  • Bob Cordero:  Umpired the Junior Softball Western Regional Tournament in Tucson, Arizona

  • Dan Hrigora: Umpired the Big League Softball Regional Tournament in Palmdale, California
  • Olivier Wardenaar: Umpired the Little League Softball Regional Tournament in Vancouver, Washington

2005

  • Dan Esqueda:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardido, California 

  • Olivier Wardenaar:  Umpired the Big League Softball Regional Tournament in Palmdale, California

2003

  • Olivier Wardenaar: Umpired Junior Softball Regional Tournament in Butte, Montana

  • Dan Esqueda:  Umpired the 2003 Senior Baseball RegionalTournament in Lemoore, California 
2002
  •  Dan Hrigora:  Umpired the Junior Softball Regional Tournament in Vancouver, Washington (D4)

1999

  • Warner Watkins:  Umpired the Senior/Big League World Series 

1997

  • Warner Watkins:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California  

1993

  • Richard Bouchard:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California

1989

  • Jerry Hobson:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California

1985

  • Michael Holibonich:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California 

1976

  • Charlie Karns:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California 

1974

  • Chuck Symonds:  Umpired the Little League Baseball Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, California 




District Honors Volunteer for 50 Plus Years of Service


Bob Bouchard receiving the Plate Brush Award at CLLL 

On a sunny Saturday morning, Mr. Bob Bouchard headed out to Chollas Lake Little League, not to umpire but to be recognized as someone who has volunteer his time to the kids of little league baseball for over 50 years. Instead of being behind the plate, making calls and trying to stay out of the lime light, Bob was the center of attention during the opening ceremonies at Chollas Lake Little League on March 3rd 2012.

Brent Forrest, on behalf of District 33 presented Mr. Bob Bouchard the coveted "Plate Brush" award. Bob was honored by Marti Emerald and the San Diego City Council for his 50+ years as a volunteer umpire at Redwood Village and Chollas Lake Little Leagues. March 3rd, 2012 was officially proclaimed by the City of San Diego as "Bob Bouchard Day".

There were many district umpires and representatives there to celebrate Bob's day, and to share in honoring Bob as a long time volunteer, mentor, and friend. There are several umpires that started at Chollas Lake, who have umpired at the World Series, who were influenced early in their careers by Bob's teaching and style.

Ned Kern
President of Chollas Lake Little League




Congratulations to our 2010 Junior Umpire Graduates



Congratulations to Joseph Perretta of North Park Little League and Max Ramirez of Chollas Lake Little League for completing the 2010 Junior Umpire School at Western Region headquarters in San Bernardino. Joseph and Max had a great time at the weeklong school and are ready to show off their skills. Way to go boys!



      Joseph and Max, recent grads of Western Region's 2010 Junior Umpire School




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