Bull City Little League: Welcome

Save the Date: Battle of the Bats Fundraiser, Saturday, May 7th

Our annual bat-a-thon fundraiser, Battle of the Bats, is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th. Last year we raised more than $25,000, and our goal this year is to surpass that and raise $30,000! We need your help to get us there! Each team is scheduled for a specific time (see schedule here) where each player will get 10 pitches to hit. Three extra pitches can be purchased for $20.

In addition to trophies and recognition for winners, this year we have added extra incentives to seek donations. The top three fundraisers (by dollar amount only) will win these super cool prizes:

  • 1st prize: An Easton Mako (baseball) or Demarini (softball) bat ($400 value)
  • 2nd prize: A pair of Oakley Sport sunglasses ($120 value)
  • 3rd prize: A Boombag bat bag($75 value)

Players should be raising money from sponsors now! They should collect flat donations (not per hit). Players can share this link with family and friends near and far to collect online donations - just be sure to have them put the player's name in the notes field when checking out so that the donation is counted towards the player's total. Use this form to record all cash or check donations, which you'll bring with you to the table we'll have set up on Battle of the Bats day. It will be a great day full of fun, including raffle prizes, a silent auction, sponsors in attendance, Chick-fil-a sandwiches in the concession and much more. We are looking forward to another great day at BCLL!

 

DICK'S Sporting Goods Coupins

DICK'S Sporting Goods Shop Day Was a Huge Success; New Coupons Available

Bull City Little League continues its partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods' Brier Creek location in 2016. Over the last couple of years, this has been a great success as DICK'S has provided needed equipment and discounts on gear for our players and their families. We are happy to continue this into the new year!

Our spring Shop Day was held on Saturday, March 5th and was again a great success! Thank you to all of the BCLL families and friends that came out to support us and DICK'S Sporting Goods on Shop Day. BCLL player Connor Lloyd was the winner of a brand new training net, and Coach Chris Reinhard was the winner of a DICK's Sporting Goods gift certificate for his team having the most players in attendance. Congratulations to you both!

DICK'S Sporting Goods has also provided us with coupons good for most of 2016. You can download those here.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to DICK'S Sporting Goods for their continued support and sponsorship of Bull City Little League!

 

BCLL Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats

Thank you to everyone who came out to support BCLL for Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats on Monday, March 7th. We had a great turnout that resulted in a $200 donation to our league. Thank you to Tijuana Flats for hosting us!

 

2016 Volunteer/Returning Volunteer Applications

All parents who will be participating in any capacity at the fields this spring - whether coaching, assisting with practices, being team mom, working the concession stand, etc. - must complete a volunteer application form for Little League. Please bring these to your coach at the first practice. Background checks must be completed prior to anyone working with the kids.

If you have completed a volunteer application within the last year, please complete the returning volunteer application.

If you have not completed a volunteer application within the last year, please complete the new volunteer application.

Our league is run completely by volunteers, so it is critical that everyone complete a volunteer form. It helps keep our league running as well as keeping it a safe haven for our children! Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities With BCLL

Bull City Little League is seeking sponsors for the 2016 spring season. During the off season, we were hard at work putting together new sponsor packages and have come up with some exciting new opportunities! If you are interested in sponsoring us, or know a local business that might be interested, please take a look at and share our new opportunities. If you have questions about any of the opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact our fundraising VPs or anyone on the board. Thank you to everyone who helps us provide the wonderful opportunity of baseball and softball to the great kids in our community!

 

BCLL Board of Directors for the 2016 Fiscal Year 

BCLL's annual meeting was held Thursday evening, October 22nd, 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  
  Amber Rappleyea   League President   adallison82@aol.com   919-618-2399
  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
  Chad Scoggins   League Treasurer   CoachChadBCLL@gmail.com     919-602-5755
  Mike Lumpkin
  Vice President of Fundraising 1      lumpysoprano8@gmail.com   336-269-068
  Kelly Horton
  Vice President of Fundraising 2   Kelly271172002@yahoo.com     919-768-7348
  Chad Lloyd
  Vice President of Facilities   chad@thunderbaseballnc.com   919-630-2384
  Scott Rappleyea
  Vice President of Operations   ffrapp82@aol.com   919-618-3426
  Kristi Geercken
  League Information Officer   kgeercken@gmail.com   919-801-4463
  Joey Honeycutt   League Safety Officer   jhoneycutt7503@gmail.com   919-201-2495
  Kelly Andrew    Chief Team Parent   kellyandrew77@gmail.com   919-225-2188
  Brad Bishop   Commissioner/Chief Umpire   williambradleybishop@gmail.com    919-452-6481
  Shawn Ryan
  Coaching Coordinator   sryanrpi@gmail.com   919-824-5791
  Katie Harmsen   All Star Player Agent   kharmsen@msn.com   919-225-5247
  Wendy Dixon
  Softball Commissioner/Player Agent/Chief Umpire   wendy.dixon@duke.edu   919-698-2241
  Jeff Higdon
  Member at Large   jhigdon@nc.rr.com   919-423-9648
  Brad Wicker
  Member at Large   bradwick9@gmail.com   919-201-0017

 

 

Softball Clinic

BCLL Hosts Successful Softball Clinic With NCSU Wolfpack Club

BCLL hosted a free Halloween Havoc softball clinic with NCSU Wolfpack Club on Saturday, October 24 at our complex. Fifty girls were in attendance from 9am-12pm and received great instruction from Wolfpack softball players. Lunch was served after the clinic and everyone had a great time. BCLL sends a big thank you to N.C. State Softball for putting on the clinic to help our girls improve!

 

I.T.S. Evaluations

I.T.S. Baseball Offering Discounted Evaluations to BCLL Players

BCLL sponsor I.T.S. Baseball offers discounted hitting, pitching, catching and arm care instruction to BCLL players. Get a $60 value for just $40, and help BCLL in the process. I.T.S. donates $10 from each evaluation back to the league, and an extra $100 for every 10 evaluations. Call I.T.S. today at (919_ 245-1181 to schedule yours!

 

All-Stars Recap: 8/9s Finish as State Runner-up; 9/10s Finish 3rd in State

The All-Star season has come to an end, with the exception of the 5/6 team that plays this weekend at BCLL. Bull City had a strong showing in postseason tournaments, sending their 8/9 and 9/10 teams to state tournaments.

The 8/9s finished runner-up in district play and advanced to the state tournament since District 6 was the host. They made a strong run in states, finishing runner-up to unbeaten Weddington National.

The 9/10s won the District 6 title and had a good showing in states as well. They fell twice to Greenville's North State team, and finished 3rd in the state.

The 7/8, 10/11 and 11/12 baseball teams and the 9/10 softball team represented BCLL well in district tournament play but fell short of advancing to the state tournaments. The 7/8s went 5-1 to finish 3rd in district play; the 10/11s went 2-2 and finished runner-up to Wilson; and the 11/12s went 2-2, finishing 3rd in the district. The 9/10 girls played Roxboro and Wilmington hard and close before losing both games in district play. They showed everyone that BCLL is a new force to be reckoned with in softball.

We are proud of all of our All-Star teams and look forward to cheering on the 5/6s in their tournament this weekend!

 

Mayors Cup DBacks Mayors Cup White Sox

BCLL-SDLL Split in Mayor's Cup

BCLL and SDLL split the Mayor's Cup this year, with each league winning two games. The Majors DBacks and AAA National White Sox brought trophies home with wins over their SDLL counterparts. The AAA American Braves and Machine Pitch Angels both played hard but fell short.

We congratulate the players and coaches of all four teams for representing BCLL in the Mayor's Cup Championship.

 

Parade of Stars, Battle of the Bats a Big Success

We'd like to thank everyone who came out and spent the day with us Saturday for the Parade of Stars and Battle of the Bats event. We know it was a long day for many of you, but it was a great success! While we do not yet have final numbers for Battle of the Bats donations, we can say that we raised enough to cover the cost of new scoreboards that will be placed on Fields 1 and 3 very soon! Thank you all for your participation and support in our effort to make BCLL the best it can be!

 

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.

 

 


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

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

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

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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!

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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 5/5 Baseball - Little League R_Pirates vs R_Orioles [24] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Thu 5/5 Baseball - Little League A_Mets vs A_Rockies [14] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Thu 5/5 Baseball - Little League I_Rangers vs I_Twins [13] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Thu 5/5 Baseball - Little League I_Blue Jays vs I_Red Sox [14] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Fri 5/6 Baseball - Little League I_Red Sox vs I_Blue Jays [9] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Fri 5/6 Baseball - Little League M_Mets vs M_Cardinals [22] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Fri 5/6 Baseball - Little League M_Nationals vs M_Rangers [23] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2
Fri 5/6 Baseball - Little League M_DBacks vs M_Dodgers [24] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League R_Pirates vs R_Reds [25] 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League N_Royals vs N_Marlins [17] 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League A_Rockies vs A_Braves [17] 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League Pirates vs Charge [13] 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League N_Braves vs N_Rays [18] 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League A_Angels vs A_Mets [18] 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League Divas vs Knockoutz [14] 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League Diamonds vs Her-icanes [2] 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League R_Indians vs R_Phillies [26] 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League I_Red Sox vs I_Twins [15] 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League M_Cardinals vs M_Mets [27] 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League R_Cubs vs R_Orioles [27] 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League P_Indians vs P_Nationals [17] 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League M_Dodgers vs M_DBacks [26] 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League I_Rangers vs I_Blue Jays [16] 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League P_Phillies vs P_Marlins [18] 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 5/7 Baseball - Little League M_Rangers vs M_Nationals [25] 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Mon 5/9 Baseball - Little League R_Orioles vs R_Cubs [28] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Mon 5/9 Baseball - Little League I_Red Sox vs I_Twins [17] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Mon 5/9 Baseball - Little League I_Blue Jays vs I_Rangers [18] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Mon 5/9 Baseball - Little League P_Nationals vs P_Marlins [19] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Tue 5/10 Baseball - Little League R_Reds vs R_Indians [29] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Tue 5/10 Baseball - Little League N_Marlins vs N_Braves [19] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Tue 5/10 Baseball - Little League N_Rays vs N_Royals [20] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Tue 5/10 Baseball - Little League P_Phillies vs P_Indians [20] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Wed 5/11 Baseball - Little League Divas vs Pirates [15] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Wed 5/11 Baseball - Little League P_Marlins vs P_Indians [21] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Wed 5/11 Baseball - Little League A_Mets vs A_Rockies [19] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Wed 5/11 Baseball - Little League A_Angels vs A_Braves [20] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Wed 5/11 Baseball - Little League Knockoutz vs Charge [16] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 4/28 Baseball - Little League A_Braves vs A_Angels [13] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Thu 4/28 Baseball - Little League I_Twins vs I_Red Sox [12] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League R_Cubs vs R_Indians [22] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League N_Rays vs N_Royals [13] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League N_Braves vs N_Marlins [14] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Field # 2
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League M_Dodgers vs M_Rangers [16] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League M_DBacks vs M_Mets [17] 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Fri 4/29 Baseball - Little League M_Nationals vs M_Cardinals [18] 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Field # 2
Sat 4/30 Baseball - Little League R_Pirates vs R_Phillies [18] 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sat 4/30 Baseball - Little League R_Orioles vs R_Indians [16] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sun 5/1 Baseball - Little League Charge vs Divas [7] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Sun 5/1 Baseball - Little League P_Marlins vs P_Nationals [14] 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Sun 5/1 Baseball - Little League Pirates vs Knockoutz [8] 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Mon 5/2 Baseball - Little League P_Indians vs P_Nationals [15] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Mon 5/2 Baseball - Little League P_Marlins vs P_Phillies [16] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3
Mon 5/2 Baseball - Little League M_DBacks vs M_Cardinals [20] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Mon 5/2 Baseball - Little League M_Nationals vs M_Dodgers [21] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Tue 5/3 Baseball - Little League R_Reds vs R_Phillies [23] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bubba Harding Inspirational Challenger field
Tue 5/3 Baseball - Little League A_Angels vs A_Rockies [15] 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Catsburg BCLL Field
Tue 5/3 Baseball - Little League Knockoutz vs Pirates [12] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rodney Watson Memorial Field # 1
Wed 5/4 Baseball - Little League N_Rays vs N_Marlins [15] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Field # 2
Wed 5/4 Baseball - Little League N_Braves vs N_Royals [16] 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Gary Holmes Memorial Field # 3