Indiana District 8: District News

Wednesday, January 16
Safety First in the Preseason

Everybody is starting to think about baseball as registration, player evaluation and drafts are getting underway.  Soon your coaches will start their practices or maybe some of your kids are doing winter workouts.  Lets think about safety in our training.

 Coaches be aware that bats are a significant weapon when used normally without adult supervision.  Kids don't want to hurt kids but they also don't look around themselves to insure that they have sufficent clearance before they start swinging their bats.   Little League has a game rule about no bats in the hands of players 12 and under except if the child is up to bat.  This was the common sense solution to not allowing kids to swing bats unless there was a purpose and supervision.

Think before you start an activity which might involve a hazard to the kids.


Mark Commons, District Administrator

Indiana 8

Meeting on the Mound

Lance Lynn
Lance Lynn Pitching for the Cardinals
Wednesday, November 2
District 8 Little League Graduate Pitches a Perfect 8th Inning in World Series Final Game

   One of our own showed the rest of the baseball public that playing Little League baseball at Brownsburg Little League can lead to great things.  Lance Lynn, a 1999 Little League World Series player for the Brownsburg Little League all-star team pitched in the MLB World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

   Lance pitched a perfect 8th inning in the final game of the Cardinals winning effort.  Lance got Josh Hamilton to ground out to second, then he got DH Michael Young to pop up to 1st baseman, Albert Pujols, and then finally, stuck out the dangerous hitter Adrian Beltre for the final out of the inning.

   Congratulations to Lance and i'm sure that everyone in Indiana District 8 wishes him well and continued success.