Venice Pythons 14U: Welcome
On this site you will find information and schedules for the Venice Pythons.
Check out the Team Store, where you can get Pythons gear, and raise funds for the team!
The goal of the Pythons is to provide a safe, fun, and competitive environment for young men to develop their athletic skills, and prepare players for high school baseball and beyond. We will accomplish this goal by providing a learning environment, and by playing a competitive schedule of games and tournaments in the region. We focus on preparing the players by practicing the techniques and skills necessary to compete, and by developing the players’ athletic skills and conditioning to allow them to succeed.
As we move into the spring of 2011, we look to compete at the highest levels of our age division. We will practice as a team, receive individual instruction, and physical conditioning.
We will develop a schedule of practice, games and tournaments to challenge the team to improve, both individually and as a team.
Friday, February 4
The game times for this Saturday's doubleheader have been changed to 3 and 5.
The games will be at the North Charlotte Regional Park. You can find the directions in the locations tab on this site.
Wednesday, January 26
The Gulf Coast Slugfest Tournament Schedule is out. All games are played at Braden River Little League. We play Saturday at 2:00 against the Braden River Hurricanes and at 4:30 aginst Bullets Black. Both Saturday games are on field 6.
You will be able to see Sunday's game times by clicking on Tournament Brackets on the left once the bracket is set for Sunday.
Sunday, November 21
Thanks to everybody for a successful fall season. We will resume practice for next spring after the holidays on January 4, 2011. Best wishes to all from the Pythons for a safe and happy Holiday Season!
There are also some questions on the changes in bat rules for High School next season. We have added the file with the new rules channge for review. It is listed on this websire under Handouts. Please be sure when purchasing a new bat that it conforms with the new rule.
Monday, November 8
The Venice Pythons had another impressive showing this past weekend, finishing in 2nd place in the 14u Select Bracket at the IBC State Tournament in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
In seeding pool play, the Pythons defeated the Town and Country Hurricanes 13-3, and lost a close decision to the lakeland Yard Dogs 7-6. They gained the #1 seed in the Select Bracket, and on Sunday defeated the Braden River Hurricanes 10-2 before falling in the championship game to the SW Florida Outlaws 6-3.
Wednesday, September 22
Congratulations to the Pythons, who won the Select Division of the IBC Baseball Fall Classic Tournament September 24-26!
The Pythons were 1-1 in Pool Play, and secured the #8 seed, which put them in the Select Bracket. In Bracket Play the Pythons beat the Braden River Hurricanes 8-2 in the semi-finals, and won the Championship by beating Bullets Black by a score of 10-6 in a back and forth, very exciting game.
All the players contributed to the performance, and everyone should be proud of the wat they played.
To see the complete schedule, bracket, etc. you can visit the IBC Website at www.ibcbaseball.com
Sunday, February 21
The Venice Pythons won the 2010 Meteors Tournament of Champions in the 13u Gold Division. The Pythons swept through the double elimination bracket undefeated, after earning the #2 seed in pool play.
The Pythons beat Bullets Black twice in bracket play, including the Championship Game. They also defeated the West Pasco Predators in the Winners' Bracket Final. Game results were:
- Defeated Bullets Black 3-0 (1st Round)
- Defeated Pasco Predators 11-4 (Semi-Finals)
- Defeated Bullets Black 4-3 (Championship Game)
The bracket is posted on this site under the Handouts link.
Notable pitching performances were turned in by Ryan Conroy and Cole Kragel. Alex Moore pitched 8 scoreless innings against Bullets Black over two games, and Justin Cohen closed the Championship Game with a 1 inning save.
Offensive standouts include Ian Guelfi, who hit .429 for the tournament, and Justin Cohen, who hit .600 with 4 RBI and 4 doubles. The team hit .309 for the weekend.
Defensively, the Pythons turned 4 double plays and allowed only 7 runs in bracket play.
Congratulations to the Pythons on their impressive victory!