LASALLE LITTLE LEAGUE: Welcome

2004 Flag Ceremony
OPENING FLAG PRESENTATION
Tuesday, June 7
1953-2002 50 YEARS OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

WELCOME TO THE  SITE OF THE LASALLE LITTLE LEAGU
and our 64th SEASON of
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

2016 


 UNDEFEATED

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS, A LASALLE LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM GOES UNDEFEATED FINISHING WITH A 17 WIN, 1 TIE SEASON.  MICHELLE RIGGENBACH, THE FIRST FEMALE MANAGER IN LASALLE LITTLE LEAGUE LEAD HER ROTARY TEAM TO THIS IMPRESSIVE FEAT. IN THE 64 YEAR HISTORY OF LASALLE BASEBALL, ONLY 6 TEAMS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS FEAT, THE LAST BEING CWV IN 1991 GOING 14 & 0.

CONGRATULATIONS ROTARY 


ANNUAL PLAYER PARADE

DURING THE OPENING DAY CEREMONIES AT THIS YEARS PLAYER PARADE, 14 YEAR VOLUNTEER OF THE LASALLE BOYS BASEBALL PROGRAM, STEVE OPSAL, WAS PRESENTED WITH INDUCTION ONTO THE VOLUNTEER WALL OF HONOR. HE HAS SERVED ON THE BOARD SINCE 2002, HAS BEEN A MANAGER IN  LITTLE, MINOR AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUES AND HAS CAPTURED DIVISION TITLES IN LITTLE LEAGUE IN 2014. MINOR IN 2005 AND INSTRUCTIONAL IN 2004, 2008 AND 2010. HE WON 2 CITY TOURNEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2006 AND 2011. HE WAS MOST APPRECIATED FOR HIS WORK ON THE FIELDS AND ALSO HIS TEACHING OF THE GAME TO INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE PLAYERS WHO HE WOULD ALWAYS HAVE A COMPLIMENTARY COMMENT TO THEM AFTER EVERY AT BAT AND A HELPFUL WORK OF ENCOURAGEMENT IF THEY MESSED UP IN THE FIELD. THANKS STEVE. FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE LEAGUE AND TO THE PLAYERS IN THE LASALLE BOYS BASEBALL PROGRAM.


CITY TOURNAMENTS

THIS YEARS CITY TOURNAMENTS ARE SET TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24th AT 6:00pm ON BERNARDI FIELD WITH LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING THE EVENT. POLICE AND STATE BANK WITH OPEN PLAY WITH THE LOSER TO SQUARE OFF AGAINST THE #1 TEAM, ROTARY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26th. THE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 28th.

MINOR LEAGUE WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25th WITH GAMES AT 4 & 6PM ON BERNARDI FIELD WITH LASALLE BODY AND FENDER HOLDING THE #1 SPOT.MINOR LEAGUE WILL AGAIN PLAY ON MONDAY WITH THE LOSING TEAMS FROM SATURDAY TAKING EACH OTHER ON AND THE WINNERS FROM SATURDAY WILL PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON WEDNESDAY AT 6:00pm ON BERNARDI.

INSTRUCTIONAL WILL BEGIN PLAY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26th AT 4:00pm ON BERNARDI WITH THE 2nd & 3rd PLACE TEAMS GOING INTO ACTION. tHE 1st PLACE TEAM WILL TAKE ON THE LOSER OF THAT GAME ON TUESDAY AT 6pm ON VULUNTEER AND THEN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WILL CONCLUDE THE SEASON WITH A GAME ON THURSDAY AT 6:00pm ON BERNARDI FIELD. AS OFF JUNE 20th, TWISTY FREEZE HOLDS THE #1 SLOT WITH PIGATI'S 2nd AND LPL 3rd.


12 YEAR OLD BUS TRIP 

THE BUS TRIP DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THIS YEAR AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON JULY 16th TO THE PEORIA CHIEFS BALLGAME. PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE HANDED OUT THIS WEEK TO ALL 12 YEAR OLD PLAYERS AT THEIR SCHEDULED BALL GAMES. THEY NEED TO BE RETURNED TO DAVE VOLPE BY JULY 1st SO THAT  ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE FINALIZED.


END OF SEASON POOL PARTY

THE END OF SEASON POOL & PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR JULY 17 BEGINNING AT 5:30PM AT THE HEGELER PARK VETERANS POOL. ONCE AGAIN IT WILL BE PAIRED UP WITH THE GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM AND WILL ALSO BE OPEN TO ANY PLAYERS SIBLINGS AS LONG AS THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.  


HANDOUTS SECTION UPDATED

THIS YEARS REVISED PITCHING AFFADAVIT AND 2016 EDITION OF THE DISTRICT 20 RULE HI-LITES ALONG WITH THE LASALLE LITTLE LEAGUE  BYLAWS AND RULES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE HANDOUT SECTION.

 SIMPLY CLICK ON 2016 SEASON HANDOUTS 


RULE HIGHLITES FOR 2016 SEASON  

COPIES OF THE 2016 RULE HIGHLITES FOR THOSE PROGRAMS PARTICIPATING IN INTER LEAGUE PLAY IN DISTRICT 20 CAN BE FOUND IN THE HANDOUTS SECTION. CLICK ON THE HANDOUTS SECTION TO THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE  TO VIEW THE RULES. THESE RULES WILL BE  PASSED OUT TO THE LEAGUE MANAGERS IN THEIR PRE SEASON PACKET GIVEN OUT ON DRAFT DAY.  


COACHES RESOURSE CENTER

 LITTLE LEAGUE HAS COME UP WITH A GREAT SITE TO AID COACHES IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND TRAINING OF YOUTH BASEBALL PLAYERS.

CHECK IT OUT AT
www.littleleaguecoach.org



PIERSON "DEDICATION TO THE GAME" AWARD

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS FINALISTS FOR THE 2016 DEDICATION TO THE GAME AWARD PRESENTED EACH YEAR TO A SENIOR LEAGUE PLAYER WHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE LASALLE BOYS BASEBALL PROGRAM FOR ALL 10 YEARS OF THEIR ELIGIBILITY. HE NOT ONLY IS SKILLED IN BASEBALL BUT ALSO HAS DISPLAYED HIS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND ABILITY TO WORK WITH HIS TEAMMATES THROUGHOUT HIS PLAYING DAYS IN LASALLE.

   DYLAN CATALANELLO & GAVIN WATLAND


THE WINNER OF THE 2016 AWARD, WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING   OPENING DAY CEREMONIES ALONG WITH THE WINNER OF THE STAN LENSKI SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD IN LITTLE LEAGUE AND THE STAN ILLMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY IN MINOR LEAGUE.


DISTRICT 20 WEB SITE
ILLINOIS DISTRICT 20 HAS A NEW WEB SITE AVAILABLE WITH NEWS AND INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE PROGRAMS IN THE AREA. GO TO THE LINKS SECTION ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DISTRICT 20 SITE OR CLICK ON SITE BELOW.
www.eteamz.active.com/ildistrict20



NO VEHICLES IN PARK
We have been notified by the park board that vehicles are no longer allowed to be in the park  in the areas around the Little League fields. The access road is for deliveries and Emergency Vehicles only, so please leave your cars and trucks in the marked spaces on the street. Thanks for your cooperation.



CHECK OUT THE ALBUMS SECTION FOR A VARIETY OF PICTURES FROM PRESENT AND PAST LITTLE LEAGUE SEASONS INCLUDING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY SEASON.                      


   



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 7/1 Diamond/Ball 9-10 District 20 All-Star Tournament TBA - Jul 9, 2016 Adam Bernardi Field, Hegeler Park
Tue 7/5 Diamond/Ball 10-11 District 20 All-Star Tournament TBA - Jul 11, 2016 Bottomley Field, Dickinson Park, Oglesby
Mon 7/11 Diamond/Ball 13-14 District 20 All Star Tournament TBA - Jul 17, 2016 Peru Washington Park Senior League Field
Mon 7/11 Diamond/Ball 15-16 District 20 All Star Tournament TBA - Jul 17, 2016 Brian Faber Field@ Lake Mendota Park
Sun 7/17 Baseball END of SEASON SWIM PARTY 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Hegeler Park Pool