Big Valley Youth Little League Baseball: My Site News

Monday, March 3
Meetings and Clinic

Managers meeting - Sunday, March 16th at 5pm in the Yeagertown Senior Center.

Board meeting - Sunday, March 16th at 6pm in the Yeagertown Senior Center.

Big Valley will host a two session baseball clinic for managers and coaches on March 29th at IVMS.  First Session will run from 9am to 12pm and will be primarily for first year clinic participants. Second advanced session will run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm intended for managers and coaches that have attended previous session.

 



Monday, June 25
Super Series Updates - Major & Minor
Minor League - Final results

Reedsville Giants - 1st place
Yeagertown Chiefs - 2nd place
Belleville Phillies - 3rd place
Siglerville Orioles - 4th place

Major League - Final results

Burnham Lions - 1st place
Moose - 2nd place
VFW - 3rd place
Belleville Yankees - 4th place


Monday, June 18
11 & 12 Year Old All Star Announcement
The following is from the 11&12 year old Manager - Ted Sutton

First of all, Thank you to all the players who tried out for the team. Selecting a team is always a difficult process and this year was no exception. The 11-12 Roster for the 2007 season includes the following players:

Kyle Bodtorf - Yeagertown
Tyler Gentzel - Blue Rock
Nick Hornbaker - McVeytown
John Maclay - Belleville
Jack Wagner - Reedsville Cardinals
Kyle Marker - Reedsville Tigers
Aaron Michaels - Reedsville Cardinals
Zack Owens - Reedsville Tigers
Rodney Patterson - Belleville
Hayden Snook - Blue Rock
Daniel Sutton - Reedsville Tigers
Lucas White - Belleville
Hunter Wright - Yeagertown

Thank you!


Thursday, March 4
Coaches Clinic:

Big Valley Managers & Coaches: Coaching Clinic (by Dave Jamerson) will be held at the Lewistown Middle School on March 20th from 9am-Noon. Date & Time moved to March 27th, 8am-11am. Recommended that at least one manager or coach from each team attend. Clinic is interactive so please bring your bat and glove. 

  

 



Wednesday, January 19
Meeting

2011 Managers meeting will be held on March 20th starting at 5pm in the Yeagertown Seniors Center. Board will meet directly following the managers meeting.  



Monday, July 30
Big Valley Baseball Associations:

Reedsville, Yeagertown, Milroy/Siglerville, Belleville, McVeytown, and Longfellow.



Friday, June 7
Minor League Super Series is now moved to June 7th, 8th and 9th due to weather.

Wednesday, July 9
Fall Baseball

Any player interested in Fall Baseball please email bigvalleybasebal@yahoo.com. Please include BV team name, league age, phone number, shirt, hat and pant sizes. 



Wednesday, February 12
2014 Modified Coach Pitch rules: See Handouts section

Sunday, March 14
Meeting Dates:

Managers Meeting  - Sunday, March 21st @ 5pm. To be held at the Yeagertown Seniors Center. Board meeting following the managers meeting.

 



Sunday, May 1
Important dates:

Minor League Super Series-June 20th-22nd.



Friday, June 24
Fall Baseball

Fall Ball 2011

Any player age 8 -11 for the 2011 season (major or minor ) interested in playing fall baseball can sign up by emailing name , contact info,and regular season team name to bigvalleybasebal@yahoo.com  There will be fee. Season runs August - October. Traveling will be required. Any questions call Mike King 717-348-7578 after 5 pm.



Tuesday, January 24
Managers Meeting

Managers meeting will be held Sunday April 15th at 5pm in the Yeagertown Seniors Center. All 2012 managers are required to attend.

Big Valley is also seeking board members. Interested parties should contact Mike King at 348-7578 or email bigvalleybasebal@yahoo.com.



Tuesday, March 30
Players Clinic to be help April 11th, sponsored by Mifflin County Youth Baseball
 

See "Handouts" section for more details. Registration deadline is April 4th.

 

Mifflin County Youth Baseball is, by popular demand, bringing back our Player’s Clinic, a three-hour program that focuses on the fundamentals of youth baseball. The clinic will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Lewistown Middle School.  We will be out back in the field if the weather cooperates.  If it doesn’t, we will move into the gymnasium.

 

At the moment we will run the clinic from 2-5 p.m.  If enough players register, we will hold a second clinic and change the times to 12:30-3;30 and 4-7 p.m. The clinic is for players 7-12 years old.

 

The cost of the clinic is $25. If interested, please fill out the form below and mail your check payable to Mifflin County Youth Baseball to P.O. Box 11, Lewistown, PA  17044. Please put Player’s Clinic in the memo line. As the date nears, check www.mcbaseball.org for specifics on the time(s) of the clinic(s), plus any other changes. It is important that you include an email address, as we will send you updates on the exact time(s) the clinic will run. Please register by April 4, 2010.



Sunday, April 25
2010 Player Highlights

Week1                
Friday, April 23rd              
McVeytown’s Noah Stewart hits triple.          
Teammate Jonathan Boozel makes fabulous catch in right/center.    
And Isaiah Harshbarger leads rundown between third and second for the out.  
Blue Rock’s Andy Shirey has game winning hit.        
Saturday, April 24th            
Giants Brock Sinkus, Chris Colwell and John Retherford combined on the shutout.  
Gavin Hall went 3 – 3 at the plate. While Emily Hulburt hit the game winning double.  
Yeagertown Chiefs teammates Colby Bodtorf and Max Oburn hit back to back doubles.

Wednesday, April 28th    
Luke Long pitched a complete game allowing 1 hit with 13 strike-outs.
Isaac Maclay went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles.
Thursday, April 29th    
Reedsville Tigers' Ryan Walker, Aaron Kanagy, Logan Peachey and Drew Kline all had a 2 hit performance.
Friday,  April30th

   

   
Reedsville Tigers' Ryan Walker went 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Teammate Logan Peachey was 2-3 with 2 RBIs
Saturday, May 1st    
McVeytown Rangers' Noah Knepp hits an inside the park homerun to right center.
Dylan Goss smashed 2 RBI triple to left field. While Andrew Goss hits a 2 RBI single


Monday, June 18
9 & 10 Year Old All Star Announcement
The following is from Manager Craig Bitner:

Thank you to all who attend tryouts for the 9&10 year old all star team.

The 2007 9&10 year old all star team includes:

Ross Torquato
Trenton Yoder
Dakota Schlegel
Jared Soles
Matt Lutz
Hunter Walker
Drew Harshbarger
Keenan Walker
Barron Vogt
Jacob Walters
Nathan Koller
Jared Michaels
Matt Wagoner

Thank you!


Tuesday, July 24
7 & 8 year old Tournament team
The Big Valley 7 & 8 year old tournament team recently won both the Bellefonte and Mount Union tournaments. Photos of the team can be viewed on the "Handouts" section of the web page.

Team Roster:
Ryan Walker, Isaac Maclay, Cade Attick, Ty Bodtorf, Jake Smith, Logan Peachey,
Liam Clark, Kyle Peachey, Carson King, Hunter Kuhns, Brandon Fultz, Malik Sechler


Thursday, May 29
All Star

11-12 All Stars: Sam Kauffman - Mcveytown Reds,  J. M. Maclay - Belleville Indians, Noah Mannino - Reedsville Tigers,  Ross Torquato - Bellevile Indians , Rodney Patterson - Belleville Yankees, Hayden Snook  - Siglerville Orioles, Hunter Wright - Yeagertown Chiefs, Matt Lutz - Siglerville Orioles, Dane Wakefield - Mcveytown Reds, Nathan Kohler - Reedsville Cardinals , Zane Specht - Mcveytown Reds, Kyle Bodtorf - Yeagertown Chiefs, Aaron Micheals - Reedsville Cardinals

11-12 Practices- Tues (17th) & Wed (18th) from 5:30 - 7:00 & Sat (21st) 10:00 - 11:30 at the Belleville Sports Complex.

9-10 yr old All-Stars:  Cade Attick, Ty Bodtorf, Brandon Eby, Tate Harpster, Drew Harshbarger, Lucas Harshbarger, Lane Hunter, Ty Hunter, Isaac MaClay, Logan Peachey, Jake Smith, Jared Soles and Trenton Yoder.   

10-11 yr old All-Stars: Tryouts begin Monday June 16th (6pm) in Reedsville. Any questions please contact Gary Walters at 250-8710.

Big Valley Coaches for the 2008 All Star season:

11-12 Year Olds- Pat Patterson

9-10 Year Olds- Chris Bodtorf

10-11 Year Olds- Gary Walters

See Little League District 5 Link for tournament information: http://www.padistrict5ll.org/

 

 



Wednesday, January 14
Coaches:

Coaches Clinic will be help April 4th (Saturday) at the Lewistown Middle School, hosted by Mifflin County.

First session 9am to Noon, second session from 12:30 to 3:30pm.

 

 



Wednesday, February 11
Big Valley Baseball Signups

Yeagertown Ball AssociationNext Signup will be at the regular monthly meeting to be held March 8 from 6-8pm at the Senior Center.



Monday, May 7
Standings & Scores
Manager's - I can not submit anything to the Sentinel if no one is calling in scores. The home team is responsible (unless playing a MC team, then you must call each game) for calling in the results. To date, very few teams have reported results.

Tuesday, June 5
11 & 12 Year Old All Star Information
All 11-12's interested in trying out for the all star team should report to the Reedsville Youth Park field on Saturday, June 9th. All try outs will be held at the Reedsville Youth Park. Try outs will be Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th from 2-4pm.

Tuesday, June 5
9 & 10 year old All Star Information
Anyone interested in trying out for 9 & 10 year old All Stars should report to the Siglerville field on Saturday, June 9th at 2pm. This will be the second of a couple try-out sessions. Any questions, please contact Manager Craig Bitner at 363-0758

Tuesday, June 12
All Star Brackets
Look under "HANDOUTS", all District 5 - Southern Tier brackets have been posted.

Thursday, April 6
Umpire Clinic
Tom Soccio has scheduled Umpire Clinics as follows:

Rules Clinic - Sunday, April 9,2006 1:00 - 3:30 PM @ Brooklyn Fire Co, Lewistown(discussion and videos)

Field Mechanics Clinic - Tuesday, April 18,2006 6:00 PM @ Birch Hill field, Burnham(live pitching & fielding)



Friday, May 5
Reporting of scores and standings
I just wanted to advise, I can not get the scores and standings published in the Sentinel if the managers do not report game scores. Managers, please call your game results to 717-242-4693. Minor league managers - home team is responsible. Major league managers - call for all games with Mifflin County and home team calls when playing within Big Valley league.
Thank you.


Monday, May 8
NEEDED: 10 & 11 year old All Star Manager
Anyone interested in being the Manager for the 10 & 11 year old All Star team need to attend the next board of directors meeting on Sunday, May 21st at 6pm in the Yeagertown Senior Center.

Friday, March 23
Coaches Clinic
The Big Valley Youth Little League Baseball has a coaches clinic scheduled for Friday, March 23rd from 6-9pm at the Indian Valley Middle School.

Monday, April 16
2007 Manager's Listing & Phone numbers
Manager's - A complete listing of Major League and Minor League Manager's has been posted on the "Handouts" section of the web page. You can print a copy.

Tuesday, February 24
Important Dates:

Coaches Clinic will be help April 4th (Saturday) at the Lewistown Middle School, hosted by Mifflin County. First session 9am to noon, second session 12:30 to 3:30pm. Coaches, be sure to take a bat and glove..

 



Tuesday, March 28
Coaches Clinic
There will be a mandatory coaches clinic on Friday, April 7th at 6pm till 9:30pm in the Belleville Community Hall. The clinic will be conducted by Dave Jameson (Former PSU baseball coach) Each team is required to send 2 representatives. Others can attend at their own expense of $10.00 per person. All attending are asked to bring their baseball mitt and bat. The clinic will be interactive and educational for all levels of coaches.

Any questions, please contact:
Joe Ughetto
717-667-9840
jughetto@standardsteel.com


Monday, May 3
Player Highlights1
                     
Friday, April 23rd                  
McVeytown’s Noah Stewart hits triple.              
Teammate Jonathan Boozel makes fabulous catch in right/center.        
And Isaiah Harshbarger leads rundown between third and second for the out.      
Blue Rock’s Andy Shirey has game winning hit.            
Saturday, April 24th                
Giants Brock Sinkus, Chris Colwell and John Retherford combined on the shutout.      
Gavin Hall went 3 – 3 at the plate. While Emily Hulburt hit the game winning double.      
Yeagertown Chiefs teammates Colby Bodtorf and Max Oburn hit back to back doubles.    
Wednesday, April 28th                
Luke Long pitched a complete game allowing 1 hit with 13 strike-outs.        
Isaac Maclay went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles.            
Justin Rodkey hits a double for first hit of the season.          
Jonathan Boozel hits a triple for first hit of the season.          
Bailey Harshbarger goes 2-2.                
Thursday, April 29th                
Reedsville Tigers' Ryan Walker, Aaron Kanagy, Logan Peachey and Drew Kline all had a 2 hit performance.
Friday, April 30th                  
Reedsville Tigers' Ryan Walker went 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Teammate Logan Peachey was 2-3 with 2 RBIs
Noah Stewart goes 3-3 with a homerun.              
Isaiah Harshbarger hits a double for first hit of the season.          
Drew Harshbarger goes 3-4.                
Yeagertown Chiefs second baseman, Loudan Maclay, makes a leaping snag of a hard line drive.  
Saturday, May 1st                
McVeytown Rangers' Noah Knepp hits an inside the park homerun to right center.      
Dylan Goss smashed 2 RBI triple to left field. While Andrew Goss hits a 2 RBI single    
Blue Jays Connor Yoder goes 3-3 with 2 triples. Trevor Taylor has a big day at the plate going 3-4.  Treston Yoder
makes nice catch in centerfield.                
Monday,May 3rd                  
Yeagertown Chiefs teammates Ty Bodtorf and Ty Hunter both hit their first career homeruns.    
Brendan Durst and Chase Hicks smacked their first Major League hits.        
Reedsville Tigers John Harshbarger goes 2-3.  While Drew Kline drills a double to leftcenter field.  
Derick Cross makes major league debut pitching 2 1/3 innings with 3 strikeouts.      
Lucas Harshbarger goes 2-3 with a double and a homerun.          
Dalton Hildebrandt gets first major league hit.            
Isaiah Harshbarger hits walkoff homerun to win the game.  This was Isaiah's first homerun in his major league career.

Tuesday, May 4th

                 
Brody Wilson drove home Ross Cottrill in the bottom of the sixth to win the game.      
The Rangers' Trent Heckman and Noah Knepp each tossed two shutout innings with six strikeouts a piece.
Yeagertown's Chase Fuller hits a 3 run inside the park homerun.        
Wednesday, May 5th                
Blue Rock's Aaron Bitner makes spectacular catch in centerfield.         
Yeagertown's Ty Hunter ( 2 run shot to center) and Ty Bodtorf (solo to left) hit back to back homeruns.   
Chiefs' rookie Drew Westover gets first major league hit.          
Derick Cross nails a triple for his first major league hit.          
Friday, May 7th                  
Jeremy Knepp gets first major league hit.              
Jacob Miller makes running catch in left field.            
Saturday, May 8th                
Colin Stuck of the Milroy pirates had an inside the park homerun.        
Sunday, May 9th                  
Reedsville Giants ' Brendan Colwell, Zeb Harshbarger, Kate Hugendubler and John Hurlburt each had 2 hits.
Zeb Harshbarger, the starting pitcher, retired all 6 batters he faced in the first 2 innings.    

Monday, May 10th                      
With the bases loaded, Yeagertown's firstbaseman, Nelson Cook, fields a ground ball, touches first and fires home to catcher for the double play.
Wednesday, May 12th                      
Yeagertown's Ty Hunter and Tate Harpster both smash homeruns to centerfield.  Drew Westover has game winning hit to center.  
Collin Stuck hit his second inside the park homerun. Kalib Forshey threw out the runner trying to steal second to end the game.    

Thurdsday, May 13th                    
Reedsville Giants' Zeb Harshbarger and Kate Hugendubler each had 3 hits.          

Friday, May,14th

                     
Drew Harshbarger records 7 strikeouts in 3 innings of shut out baseball.            
Jonathan Boozel goes 3-3 with his first homerun.                
Saturday, May 15th                    
McVeytown Rangers' Cole Stimely hit two doubles and teammate Avery Haubrick rips a triple down the left field line.   
Second baseman, Dylan Goss ,snags a liner and doubles the runner off second to end the inning.        
Aaron Rhoades of the Milroy Pirates hit an inside the park grand slam.            
Tuesday, May 18th                    
Blue Jays Connor Yoder has an inside the park homerun. Zach makes a great stop on a ground ball.      
Wednesday, May 19th                
Yeagertown's Devin Ammerman has the game winning hit.          
Lucas Harshbarger went 2-3 with 2 triples            


Tuesday, May 25
Player Highlight2
Saturday, May 22nd
Caleb Vega hit an inside the park homerun.                
Diamondbacks Matthew Harshbarger gets game winning hit.              
Monday, May 24th
Chiefs' Ty Hunter smashes his 5th homerun of the season.  A 2 run shot to rightcenter field.        
Also, Brandon Eby scorches a double to left center.                
Defensively, Drew Westover catches a fly ball in right field, throws home to catcher, Brandon Eby who then fires the ball to third baseman
Devin Ammerman to tag out the runner for a 9-2-5 double play.            
Tuesday, May 25th
Dakota Swartz of the Milroy Pirates hits a triple.
Wednesday, May 26th
Ty Bodtorf pitches 5 solid innings. With 14 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 2 hits.
Lucas Harshbarger hits 3rd homerun of the year to tie up the game. While pitching 7 strong innings.
Noah Stewart has walkoff 2 run homerun to win the game, his 2nd homerun for the year.      


Thursday, May 27
Player Highlights2
Friday, May 21st                      
Drew Harshbarger goes 3-4 with a double and his first homerun.            
Jonathan Boozel goes 3-4 with a double and a homerun.              
Saturday, May 22nd                    
Caleb Vega hit an inside the park homerun.                
Diamondbacks Matthew Harshbarger gets game winning hit.              
Monday, May 24th                    
Chiefs' Ty Hunter smashes his 5th homerun of the season.  A 2 run shot to rightcenter field.        
Also, Brandon Eby scorches a double to left center.                
Defensively, Drew Westover catches a fly ball in right field, throws home to catcher, Brandon Eby who then fires the ball to third baseman
Devin Ammerman to tag out the runner for a 9-2-5 double play.            
Tuesday, May 25th                    
Dakota Swartz of the Milroy Pirates hits a triple.                
Wednesday, May 26th                    
Ty Bodtorf pitches 5 solid innings. 14 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 2 hits.            
Lucas Harshbarger hits 3rd homerun of the year to tie up the game. While pitching 7 strong innings.      
Noah Stewart has walkoff 2 run homerun to win the game, his 2nd homerun for the year.        
Wednesday, June 2nd
Drew Harshbarger pitches complete game giving up only one run, one hit, and one walk while striking out 12.
Saturday, June 12th
Caleb Vega hit an inside the park homerun.            


Thursday, April 23
2009 Game Highlights

2009 Game Highlights moved under "Handouts"



Wednesday, January 30
2012 Baseball Sign-Ups
Big Valley Little LeagueAssociation Sign-Up Times, Dates & Locations:Belleville:                  Feb 9  10-12am                  Bellevile Senior Center                                    Feb 11  6-8pm                                    Feb 13  6-8pmReedsville:                Feb 6  6-8pm                       Reedsville Firehouse                                    Feb 9  9-11amMilroy:                      Feb 13  6:30-8pm              Milroy Firehouse                                    Feb 16  11am-1pm                                    Feb 20  6:30-8pmYeagertown:            Feb 3  1-3pm                       Yeagertown Senior Center                                    Feb 7  6-8pm                                    Feb 10  1-3pm

McVeytown:            Feb 16  10am-4pm                        McVeytown Mission Service Foundation Office

                                                Feb 23  10am-4pm                                    Mar 2  12-4pmLongfellow:              Jan 26  12-3pm                   Longfellow Playground                                    Jan 30  6-8pm

                                    Feb 2  12-3pm

 

 



Wednesday, January 19
Parents, Coaches, and Organization Leaders…
Saturday, February 19, 2011 

9 am – 11 amOrganization Leaders Workshop – for those who make decisions and determine guidelines for participants

1 pm – 3 pm Coaches Workshop – all sports and all levels are invited to learn the steps to become a “Double-Goal Coach”

4 pm – 6 pmParent Workshop – for anyone who has athletes in any sport at any level and wants to help them achieve their potential

 Workshops will be held at the CareerLink in Lewistown, located in the MCIDC Plaza.These are free, but registrations need to be received by January 26th.To register, call CTC at 248-3994 orEmail: sprough@co.mifflin.pa.us Workshops are provided by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). PCA is a Stanford University based non-profit that has conducted thousands of workshops nationwide for coaches, athletes and parents. They are well-respected in the sports community. More information about PCA can be found on their website at www.positivecoach.org


Thursday, April 2
Score Reporting
Attention Minor and Major League Managers: Please call or text home game scores to 348-8107 on the day of home games.  If kids hit Home Runs or just do something great pass the information along so they can get recognition when submitting your score.  

Friday, March 23
2007 Schedules
Please note - for the 2007 season, it will take some time for me to load the schedule onto the website. I have scanned and downloaded copies of the schedule and have them posted on the "Handouts" section of the web page.

Monday, March 30
2009 Schedules

Major and Minor League schedules are posted in the "Handouts" section under 2009 schedules.

Managers-Please call or text scores and highlights (Home games) to 348-8107.

Managers contact list located in the handouts section.

Next Board Meeting- Sunday, June 14th at the Yeagertown Seniors Center 6:00 pm.



Wednesday, June 21
Mifflin County - Manager's & Phone numbers
Big Valley Manager's phone numbers can be located at 2 different areas within the web site; 1. by team under the "Teams" tab or 2. a printable copy is posted on the "Handouts" tab.

Mifflin County Manager's & Phone numbers

Alfarata    Norm Macknair   543-6292
Burnham    Todd Powell    242-0181
Class 1    John Dippery    248-8266
Moose       Scott Pupo      ?
VFW         Scott Yeater    242-3708