Bull City Little League: Welcome

Rain Washes Out Season Openers; Revised Schedule TBA

Unfortunately Mother Nature had plans other than baseball on Saturday. Opening ceremonies, pictures and season-opening games were all canceled due to wet fields.

We are in the process of determining when these will be rescheduled. As soon as a date is selected, we will update you all through email and here on our website.

 

Spring Season Begins With Opening Ceremonies Saturday

It's finally time to kick off the spring season! Opening ceremonies are scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 at 10am at the BCLL complex.

Opening ceremonies are always a great time for kids and parents. Please have your player in uniform, as each team will be introduced during the ceremonies. You'll hear from President Mike Dube, and N.C. Highway Patrol's Mike Potts, a former Durham Bull, will be our keynote speaker. Several sponsors will have booths set up, so be sure to stop by and visit with them. Team and individual pictures will also be taken Saturday.

After the ceremonies, be sure to stick around and cheer on your favorite BCLL players. Games begin immediately following the ceremonies and are scheduled through the afternoon.

We look forward to a beautiful day with our baseball and softball family!

 

Juniors Baseball Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for our Juniors division (ages 13-14). Skill evaluations are scheduled for Monday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm (rain date Wednesday, May 6th). Practice will begin on Sunday, May 10th.

2015 BCLL Juniors Baseball Registration

 

Registration Now Open For Challengers Division

Registration is now open for our Challengers division. The Challengers division is Little League’s adaptive baseball programs for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges.

2015 BCLL Challengers Registration

When you click on the link to register, please choose "New Player/Family at Bull City." You will need to add parent and player information. You will be given an option during the registration process to download the medical release form required by Little League. If you have any problems with the registration process, please email us at info@bullcitylittleleague.org.

In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance to bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players. More information about the Challengers division can be found here on the Little League website.

 

Little League Softball Day at UNC is Sunday, March 29

Carolina Softball invites Bull City Little League players to its ACC showdown with the Virginia Cavaliers this Sunday, March 29 at 1pm. the game is at Anderson Stadium, located at 912 Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill.

Admission is free! Be sure to wear your BCLL jersey. Run the bases after the game, and meet your favorite UNC softball players for autographs! UNC will provide posters to all players free of charge, and there will be a merchandise trailer set up where you can purchase t-shirts, softballs, etc.

Come on out to support Carolina Softball and enjoy time with your BCLL family!

 

BCLL Day at Duke Baseball is Sunday, April 26

Duke Baseball invites Bull City Little League players and families to their game against ACC rival Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 26.

Admission is free for all BCLL members under the age of 12 wearing their jerseys. There will be discounted tickets for parents and kids over the age of 12. To purchase tickets, please call 919-675-3984.

Weather permitting, kids will be able to run the bases after the game. Come on out and represent BCLL while cheering on Duke Baseball!

 

Field Maintenance Day, Opening Ceremonies

The start of the spring baseball and softball season is just around the corner. There are some key dates that everyone should be aware of.

Field maintenance day is scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, from 7:30am-11am. This time is dedicated to helping get our facilities ready for the season. We need volunteers of all skill sets to help out, as there are tasks of all kinds. Please consider donating an hour or more of your time to help us get things in tip-top shape before opening ceremonies.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Time is TBD. Pictures will also take place on this day (schedule is forthcoming). Please join us for our annual parade of teams, keynote speaker and mingle with your BCLL family and sponsors that will be on hand to help us kick off the new season. Our keynote speaker will be Mike Potts, a member of the N.C. Highway Patrol and a former Durham Bull.

We are looking forward to kicking off the season and seeing everyone at the fields for these two events!

 

Another Succesful Dick's Shop Day in the Books; Great Day at N.C. State Softball

Thanks to everyone who came out to support BCLL and take advantage of the 20% off coupon at Dick's Sporting Goods on Saturday. We saw 120 families between 10am and 2pm, when board members were present to assist with questions, and a total of 309 coupons were used throughout the day. Kim Naylor was the winner of a $50 Dick's gift certificate from our drawing, so congratulations to her! We feel certain that once numbers are crunched, they will show another great turnout for Shop Day!

We'd also like to thank N.C. State Softball for hosting Little League day at their game against Notre Dame on Sunday. Several families took advantage of the beautiful weather to attend the game and meet players after the game, and had a great time! We have BCLL days planned with Duke Baseball and UNC Softball coming up, so stay tuned for more information on those.

 

Skill Evaluations Update for Sunday

We will be at BCLL for Day 2 of skill evaluations today, from 2-4pm. Please be there no later than 2:45 to check in.

Four-, five- and six-year-olds do not need to attend.

12-year-olds also do not need to attend UNLESS they are new to the league.

If your child of any age is new to our league, please bring them today. If you have played in our league in the past and are comfortable using previous years' evaluation scores (i.e. you feel there hasn't been much change in skill level), you can opt out of skills today. We encourage you to come if you feel your child's level of play has increased since their last evaluation.

Even if your child does not go through evaluations today, we need you to drop off their medical release form, volunteer form and sign a Code of Conduct form at the fields.

We know it is cold and will work to get you all through evaluations quickly today. Bundle up and we'll see you at the fields!

 

Draft Scheduled for Feb. 21; Mandatory Managers/Coaches Meeting on Feb. 22

The Spring baseball and softball drafts will be held on Saturday, February 21st for all divisions. Times have yet to be determined, but we wanted to get this date on potential managers/coaches calendars.

There is a MANDATORY managers/coaches meeting and clinic on Sunday, February 22nd, from 1-3pm at BCLL. This will be followed by a mandatory safety meeting. These meetings are also open to all assistant coaches and parents in general. We encourage anyone interested in coaching or helping coach this season to attend these meetings. There will be a lot of helpful information shared.

We look forward to seeing you all as we kick off the new season!

 

New Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons Available

In 2014, Bull City Little League entered into a community partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods at Brier Creek. It was a very successful partnership for both parties, with Dick's providing us with equipment, being our primary sponsor for our Bat-a-thon fundraiser and hosting spring and fall shop days with coupons specifically for our league.

We will continue to partner with Dick's in the coming year. They have already provided us with new coupons that can be used now, and continue to be used through 2015. You can access the new coupons here. This is great for those of you who are still Christmas shopping for your ball player!

We'd like to thank Dick's Sporting Goods for their continued support of BCLL, and we look forward to another successful year working together!

 

Softball Clinic with UNC's Marissa Young a Success

On Saturday, November 22nd BCLL hosted a free pitching/catching softball clinic, featuring UNC Assistant Softball Coach Marissa Young.

About 50 girls took advantage of the chance to get great instruction from Young and had a lot of fun learning drills they can take home and practice during the offeseason.

BCLL gives a big thank you to UNC Softball and Marissa Young for helping our softball players grow and prepare for the spring.

 

Congratulations on Another Great Fall Season

BCLL wrapped up another great fall season. This fall marked our inaugural softball season, which was very successful.

We'd like to congratulate the following teams on their regular season and tournament titles:

  • Juniors: Rays, regular season and tournament champions
  • AAA National: Storm, undefeated regular season and tournament champions
  • AAA American: American Thunder, undefeated regular season and touranment champions
  • AA Machine Pitch: Eagles, regular season and tournament champions
  • A Rookie: Iron Pigs, regular season champions, and Sluggers, tournament champions
  • Softball Minors: Divas, regular season and tournament champions

Thanks to all for your participation this fall! 

 

BCLL General Meeting to be Held on Tuesday, Nov. 11

BCLL will hold a general board meeting on Tuesday, November 11th. We will meet at Andy Jones' State Farm office, located at 4519 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC, at 6pm. Please note the change in meeting time. Everyone is invited to attend.   

 

BCLL Board of Directors for the 2015 Fiscal Year 

BCLL's annual meeting was held Thursday evening, October 16th, at the Town & Country building across from the fields.  We had a great turnout of parents who were interested in learning more about the operation of the league and in contributing their talents to maintaining and improving BCLL.  

Some existing members were elected to new positions, and several new members were elected to the Board.  We sincerely thank those persons who attended, we welcome our new Board members, and we particularly thank those individuals who have not joined the Board, but have agreed to assist the Board and to serve on Commitees to assist in the support and management of the league.  

  Name   Position     E-mail Address     Phone Number  
  Michael Dube   League President   coachdube10@yahoo.com   919-765-0881
  Paul Garcia   League Vice President   pkgarcia3@aol.com   919-417-8047
  Jen Ryan
  Players' Agent   elah4@aol.com   919-824-5791
  Lisa Johnson   League Secretary   lisabluedevil@yahoo.com   919-477-6989
  Andy Jones   League Treasurer   andy@andymjones.com     919-477-2860
  Kelly Horton
  Vice President of Fundraising 1      Kelly271172002@yahoo.com   919-768-7348
  Stacy Dobson
  Vice President of Fundraising 2   Stacyd774@gmail.com     919-382-8586
  Joe Berini
  Vice President of Facilities   berinij@aol.com   919-471-4960
  Jeff Swain
  Vice President of Operations   coachjeffswain@hotmail.com   919-270-7295
  Kristi Geercken
  League Information Officer   kgeercken@gmail.com   919-801-4463
  Scott Rappleyea   League Safety Officer   ffrapp82@aol.com   919-618-3426
  Amber Rappleyea    Chief Team Parent   adallison82@aol.com   919-618-2399
  Brad Bishop   Commissioner/Chief Umpire   williambradleybishop@gmail.com    919-452-6481
  Shawn Ryan
  Coaching Coordinator   sryanrpi@gmail.com   919-824-5791
  Joey Honeycutt
  Member at Large   jhoneycutt7503@gmail.com   919-201-2495
  Phil Chorosevic   Member at Large   pchorosevic@bop.gov   919-477-5360
  Tricia Holder
  Member at Large   tryanholder@gmail.com   919-402-7199
  Wendy Dixon
  Member at Large   wendy.dixon@duke.edu   919-698-2241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament Schedule Now Available

The schedule for the end-of-season, single-elimination tournaments for each division is available at this link. Weather permitting, all games will be held from Monday, November 3, through Saturday, November 8.   

 

BCLL softball local rules are on the Local Rules page

We have put a link for the local rules for softball for fall 2014 on the Local Rules page.

They are also temporarily linked here:

Fall 2014 Softball Local Rules

 
 

Thank You for Supporting BCLL Sponsor, Dick's Sporting Goods (Brier Creek)

 

Thanks to those of you that attended our discount shopping day at Dick's Sporting Goods in Brier Creek on Saturday, supporting our generous sponsor.  

If you still have not purchased pants, socks, and belts for your player(s), the colors needed for nearly all of the baseball teams is available on this page

 

 


Our Latest Capital Improvement!

A beautiful night on the Challenger field!

Many thanks to Joe Berini and Tommy Lawrence Electrical for making this possible.

 

 



Tuesday, September 23
2014 Mayor's Cup and All Star Results

Wednesday, August 6
old headlines from front page

Monday, February 3
NCCU Baseball First Pitch Dinner Feb 1st

Friday, August 16
BCLL Spring Survey Results

Friday, May 10
Junior Senior Skills Wednesday, May 8th

Friday, May 10
Junior Senior registration closed May 9th

Monday, April 8
Domincan Republic Donations Update

Sunday, April 7
Registration is closed for the spring season

Wednesday, April 10
Challenger division now registering

Monday, January 28
BCLL 2013 Capital Campaign underway

Tuesday, November 20
Bull City Little League Capital Campaign Continues!

Thursday, November 15
Bull City Little League Fall Season a success

Thursday, December 30
Little League Outlaws Composite bats for Spring 2011

For Majors and below, Little League International has outlawed composite barreled bats for the spring season.

This means no one playing in North Durham Little League games will be allowed to use composite bats.

Little League International MAY provide a list of composite bats which are still considered legal, but they have not done so yet.

Here is the information from Little League International:

FAQ on Little League Composite Bat Moratorium



WRAL.com Weather

Attention:  Umpires, Coaches, Parents & Players

Is our game rained out?  Are we still going to play?
For those answers, call the number below on game day, 1 hour before game time!
If no cancellation recorded, REPORT TO THE FIELD!

Rain Out / Info Number (919) 687-7626





Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 3/31 Baseball - Little League Rays @ Athletics [18] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Tue 3/31 Baseball - Little League Braves @ Mets [19] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Tue 3/31 Baseball - Little League Orioles @ Pirates [20] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Tue 3/31 Baseball - Little League Twins @ Indians [21] 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2
Wed 4/1 Baseball - Little League Cubs @ Pirates [22] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Wed 4/1 Baseball - Little League Diamondbacks @ Cardinals [23] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Wed 4/1 Baseball - Little League Mets @ Yankees [25] 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2
Thu 4/2 Baseball - Little League Giants @ Phillies [26] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Thu 4/2 Baseball - Little League Angels @ Red Sox [27] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Thu 4/2 Baseball - Little League Dodgers @ Mets [28] 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2
Thu 4/2 Baseball - Little League Athletics @ Royals [29] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Mon 4/6 Baseball - Little League Athletics @ Giants [30] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Mon 4/6 Baseball - Little League Blue Jays @ Angels [31] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Mon 4/6 Baseball - Little League Dbacks @ Mets [32] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Mon 4/6 Baseball - Little League Red Sox @ Yankees [33] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Divas @ Knockoutz [1] 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Blue Jays @ Red Sox [2] 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Field # 2
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League White Sox @ Twins [3] 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Cubs @ Dodgers [4] 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Phillies @ Rays [5] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Orioles @ Giants [6] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Athletics @ Braves [7] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Yankees @ Dbacks [8] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Field # 2
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Yankees @ Indians [9] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Bandits @ Her-icanes [11] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Pirates @ Athletics [12] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Angels @ Mets [13] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Field # 2
Sat 3/28 Baseball - Little League Diamondbacks @ Orioles [14] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sun 3/29 Baseball - Little League Dodgers @ Royals [10] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Field # 2
Mon 3/30 Baseball - Little League Dodgers @ Orioles [15] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Mon 3/30 Baseball - Little League Knockoutz @ Bandits [16] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Mon 3/30 Baseball - Little League Athletics @ Angels [17] 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2