Bull City Little League: Welcome

BCLL launches new website

Starting in January, 2017, Bull City Little League will have a new website. Registration for the 2017 spring season will begin on Jan. 1 and can be found there: http://bullcitylittleleague.org

This website will no longer be updated. Additional information about BCLL can also be found on its facebook page: Bull City LL Facebook

BCLL Board of Directors for the 2017 Fiscal Year 

BCLL's annual meeting was held Thursday evening, October 20th, 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.  

Several new members were elected to the Board.  We sincerely thank all 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. We are a league of all volunteers, and if there ever any way you would like to help please contact one of the folks below and they will be happy to help get you on board!  

  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
  Laura Guerrette   League Secretary   lauraguerrette@yahoo.com   207-756-2645
  Ashley Yancey   League Treasurer   ayancey89@gmail.com   919-618-0311
  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
  Jack Daly
  League Information Officer   jackrdaly@gmail.com   307-258-5946
  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
  Brett Dippolito
  Member at Large   bdpgapro@gmail.com   919-451-1265
  Jeff Higdon
  Member at Large   jhigdon@nc.rr.com   919-423-9648
  David Williams
  Member at Large   Dawillia87@gmail.com   910-352-6752
  Franklin Yancey
  Member at Large   fyancey2006@gmail.com   919-323-9511


NCCU Baseball to Host Youth Instructional Camp on Sunday, November 20th

North Carolina Central University Head Coach Jim Koerner, who also coaches at BCLL, and his coaching staff will host a Youth Instructional Camp at Durham Athletic Park on Sunday, November 20th for players ages 6-14. The objective of the camp is to provide hands-on skill instruction in all facets of the game that will enhance each player’s skill and knowledge.

The camp will consist of a morning session that will focus on hitting instruction, and an afternoon session that will focus on defensive instruction. The cost of each session is $60, or $100 for both sessions. Download this form and mail it to NCCU's Baseball office to register your player today!


Fall Shop Day a Success at DICK'S Sporting Goods

Our fall Shop Day at Dick's Sporting Goods Brier Creek store was a success, with 175 coupons being presented. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our community sponsor and to those who volunteered their time to help BCLL families with their baseball and softball needs. Thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods for their continued support of and partnership with Bull City Little League!


BCLL-SDLL Split 2016 Mayor's Cup

It was another exciting Mayor's Cup Championship when BCLL hosted South Durham Little League on Friday, June 17th. For the second year in a row, the leagues split the championships. BCLL successfully defended the Majors championships, with the Rangers defeating the SDLL A's 9-2 to keep the cup at home. The BCLL Blue Jays also claimed the A Minors championship this year by defeating the SDLL Dodgers in a thrilling 11-10 victory that went down to the wire!

South Durham claimed two championships, with the Angels downing the BCLL Rockies 8-3 to take the AA Minors cup, and the Dodgers defeating the BCLL Marlines 7-4 to take home the AAA cup.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support all of the Bull City teams, to the volunteers who helped make Mayor's Cup a success, and to all winning teams. We'll see you all next year!


2016 All-Star Teams Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 Bull City Little League All-Star teams! The following teams will be representing BCLL in postseason play. District 6 tournaments will begin the weekend of June 24th for 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 and 10/11 baseball (Wilson), as well as 8-10 and 10-12 softball (Wilmington). The 11/12 baseball tournament (Wilson) begins the weekend of July 1st. Good luck to all of our teams in postseason play! Represent BCLL well!

Baseball - 11/12 All-Stars:

  • AJ Bass
  • Jackson Berini
  • Louis Berini
  • Luke Cullipher
  • Caleb Greene
  • Davis Horton
  • Kyle Jackson
  • Aidan Rice
  • Colin Scoggins
  • Eli Sikes
  • Christian Traylor
  • Caleb Underwood
Baseball - 10/11 All-Stars:
  • Jackson Bishop
  • Cade Curtis
  • Brandon Garcia
  • Jackson Glenn
  • RJ Harmsen
  • Daniel Higdon
  • Valerio Luftig
  • Seth Lumpkin
  • Owen Markham
  • Charles McDowell
  • Nathan Stephens
  • Jimmyll Williams
Baseball - 9/10 All-Stars:
  • Bubba Armfield
  • Avery Good
  • Dylan Guerrette
  • Noah Guerrette
  • William Hicklen
  • Ryan Honeycutt
  • Luke Kujawa
  • JoJo Morris
  • Michael Musgrove
  • Christopher Nichting
  • Dylan Ohlendorf
  • Carrick Ryan
  • Luke Whitted
Baseball - 8/9 All-Stars:
  • KJ Burton
  • Bryson Fuller
  • Sam Fuller
  • Channing Gaines
  • Hunter Goss
  • Liam Hawkes
  • Alex Higdon
  • Carlos Joseph
  • Sam Koerner
  • Tyler McKnight
  • Koby Owens
  • Vaughn Rogers
  • Mason Wilkins
Baseball - 7/8 All-Stars:
  • Gavin Cook
  • Peyton Cook
  • Philip Daly
  • Peyton Gobert
  • Everett Harmsen
  • Griffin Kovalesky
  • Connor Lloyd
  • Chase Meyers
  • CJ Moore
  • Camryn Rasberry
  • Cole Reinhard
  • John Paul Rodio
  • Cameron Williams
Softball - 10-12 All-Stars:
  • Sydney Bradley
  • Savannah Burton
  • Emma Heidecker
  • Riley Horton
  • Gavyn Jenkins
  • Taylor Mangum
  • Kayla Morrison
  • Emma Roberts
  • Alana Ruffin
  • Baylee Trueheart
  • Ansley Vaughan
  • Savannah Wynne
Softball - 8-10 All-Stars:
  • McKenna Andrew
  • Kelsey Carpenter
  • Alexa Francis
  • Kailyn Griffin
  • Elaine Higdon
  • Jayla Hunter
  • Cameron Kendrick
  • Grace Kovalesky
  • Emma Matthews
  • Taylor Penne
  • Lindsey Teeter
  • Reese Westbrook
  • Sheyenne Wynne


Battle of the Bats a Success; Top 3 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated and worked hard to make 2016's Battle of the Bats fundraiser another highly successful event! We will soon announce the grand total raised by the event, overall and teams winners, but we have tallied up our top money earners. Congratulations to our top three prize winners:

  • First Prize: Colin Scoggins - Winner of an Easton Mako Bat
  • Second Prize: Seth Lumpkin - Winner of a pair of Oakley Sport Sunglasses
  • Third Prize: Chase Meyers - Winner of a Boombah Bat Bag


We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who worked countless hours to prepare our fields for this event. Without you we never would have been able to pull this off, so THANK YOU!!!


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!


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.


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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