CA DISTRICT 14 LITTLE LEAGUE: Welcome

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Welcome to Little League Baseball's California District 14 Web Site. California District 14 covers the Southern Alameda County cities of Fremont, which has six Little Leagues and Newark, which has two Little Leagues.

This year CA District 14 is proud to announce we will host the 2017 CA Section 3 Intermediate All Star Tournament

All the minutes from the District 14 Meetings can be found under the Handouts section on the side bar.

We are here to help, if you have any questions, please contact one of the District 14 Staff members, listed under the District Board on the sidebar.

"Fifty years from now, it won't matter who struck out, who dropped the fly ball, who hit the homerun or how many wins and losses your Little League team had.

But, this world could be different if you were important in a little child's life, your own or someone else's".

Used by permission from the Big Al Clinic.



Tuesday, September 20
CA District 14 To Hold Leagues Officials Meeting

CA District 14 will hold their annual Leagues Officials Meeting at H.A. Snow Elementary School on September 27, 2016.

The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and cover the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors of a Little League program.

The way to handle most of the issues that come up during the season will be covered at this meeting.

If you are  a member of a local Little League Board of Directors, then this meeting is a must for you.



2016 Challenger Jamboree
Wednesday, August 10
District 14 Challenger Jamboree Team

This past May CA District 14 entered two teams in the CA District 57 2016 Challenger Jamboree, where teams from So Cal, Nevada and Arizona all participated. Newark American and Newark National Little Leagues entered teams in the Jamboree. All players had a great time and look forward to next years Jamboree.

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Thursday, July 14
WSLL Claims 8/9/10 Championship

The Warm Springs Little League 8/9/10 All Stars have won the 2016 CA District 14 8/9/10 All Star Tournament with a convincing 12-4 victory over Centerville American LL.

WSLL advances to the 2016 CA Section 3 All Star Tournament hosted by District 52 and played at Hillsborough LL, 300 El Cerrito Ave., Hillsborough, CA.

WSLL will next play on July 16 at 10:00 am against the District 45 Champions.

 

Congratulations to Warm Springs Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 8/9/10 All Star Championship and Good Luck in the Section 3 Tournament!



Tuesday, July 12
Niles-Centerville Wins District 10/11 Championship

Niles-Centerville Little League has won the 2016 CA District 14 9/10/11 All Star Championship and have advanced to the CA Section 3 Tournament.

Mission San Jose had forced the "What-if-Game" with an 11-7 victory in round one and scored first in the "What-if-Game", putting a run on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning.

NCLL came out ready to play and exploded with a 7 run rally, taking a 7-1 lead, after one inning.

MSJLL  came back in the second scoring another run but still trailed 2-7. NCLL again exploded, this time scoring 8 runs and after two innings held a commanding 15-2 lead.

MSJLL showed that they would not quit and  pushed two more runs across the plate in the top of the third, making the score 4-15, and were hoping for another chance to bat.

NCLL scored another run in the bottom of the third giving them a 16-4 lead, going into the 4th inning. NCLL held MSJLL scoreless and captured the District Championship.

NCLL will next play on July 16th at 3:00 PM against the District 52 9/10/11 Champions. All  games will be played at Osage Park in Danville, CA.

 Congratulations to Niles-Centerville Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 9/10/11 All Star Championship and Good Luck in the Section 3 Tournament!



Major All Star Champs
Monday, July 11
Centerville American Little League Claims District 14 Major All Star Championship

The Home Run Derby continued in the District 14 Major All Star Tournament as the Centerville American and Niles-Centerville teams combined for 7 more home runs in the What-if-Game of the tournament.

CALL led off the scoring as Christian Gonsalez hit the first pitch of the game over the centerfield wall to give CALL a 1-0 lead. CALL held NCLL scoreless in the bottom of the first.

Both teams were held scoreless in the second inning.

The Derby started in the third as Cole Lewis hit a 2 run homer and D.J. Rogers a solo shot giving CALL  a  4-0 lead as NCLL was coming to bat. NCLL put two runners on base and then Owen Pettigrew hit a three run homer and Jackson Hollingshouse followed with a homer of his own to tie the game at 4 all.

NCLL held CALL without a run in the fourth and put their own run on the board as Jack ten Bosch drove in the lead run with a single, giving NCLL a 5-4 lead after 4 innings of play.

In the top of the 5th, Cole Lewis hit his second homer of the game, a line shot off the scoreboard in centerfield and Noah Morton hit a 2 run single to put CALL back on top, 7-5 as NCLL was again held scoreless.

The 6th inning saw Josh Pavlik hit a two run homer pushing the lead to 9-5 as NCLL was coming up for their last at bats. NCLL had a rally going and scored a run, cutting the lead to 9-6 but with runners on second and third, they hit into a game ending double play.

CALL has advanced to the 2016 CA Section 3 Little League Tournament and will represent CA District 14 starting on July 16 at Palo Alto Little League, 3672 Middlefield Road, Palto Alto.

CALL will play at 1:00 PM against CA District 57's Little League Champions. A win and CALL plays on July 17 at 10:00 AM and a loss has them in the 1:00 PM game, also on the 17th.

Congratulations to Centerville American Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Little League All Star Tournament and Good Luck in the 2016 CA Section 3 Tournament!

 

 



Tuesday, July 5
Warm Springs Juniors All Star Champions

Warm Springs Little League has won the 2016 CA District 14 Junior All Star Championship with an exciting 7-6 victory over the Newark American All Stars.

WSLL advances to the 2016 CA Section 3 All Star Tournament, hosted by CA District 14 Little League and will start on July 13. WSLL will represent CA District 14 in the tournament.

Congratulations to Warm Springs Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Junior All Star Championship and Good Luck in the Section 3 Tournament!



Major TOC Champs
Saturday, June 25
Centerville American LL Claims Major TOC Flag

The Centerville American Little League team took home the 2016 CA District 14 Major Tournament of Champions Title with a thrilling 12-11 vic tory over a Niles -Centerville LL squad that would not quit fighting.

NCLL  started off the scoring in the top of the first, putting 2 runs on the scoreboard. CALL cut the lead in half, scoring a run in the bottom of the inning.

After a scoreless second, NCLL added a run to their lead making the score 3-1 going in the bottom of the third. CALL exploded for 5 runs with a 2 run homer being the big hit, giving CALL a 6-3 lead.

NCLL kept fighting as the put three more runs on the board, with a bases loaded triple pushing across the runs, to tie the game. CALL was held scoreless in their half of the inning.

NCLL scored another pair of runs in the 5th and again held CALL scoreless in their at bats for an 8-6 lead.

The sixth inning saw NCLL score three more runs and going into the bottom of the sixth held an 11-6 lead.

CALL was determined to win this game and did with a 6 run rally in the last of the sixth, with Cole Lewis leading the way with a 2 run home run.

Congratulations to Centerville American Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Major Tournament of Champions!



Saturday, June 25
District Welcomes Nicole Arthur To Staff

CA District 14 Little League Baseball welcomes Nicole Arthur to the staff as of June 22, 2016. Nicole will be the new District 14 Secretary.

Nicole has spent seven years serving the children of Newark Americann Little League as Auxiliary Coordinator, Secretary and Player Agent. Her husband, Mike, and 2 sons are involved with NALL, as one son heads into the Major Division and the other to the Minors.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity of serving a larger community as the District Secretary. I cannot tell you how excited I am to learn something new, test my skills and work closely with so many people who dedicated and Knowledgeable!" Nicole commented.

" As the District Administrator, I welcome Nicole to the staff and I think she will be a valuable addition" said Reggie Torres.

 



Friday, June 24
District 14 Big League To Play In Section 3 Tournament

The CA District 14 Big League All Star start play in the 2016 CA Section 3 Tournament.

 After Districts 45 & 52 dropped, only Districts 14 and 57 will be in the 2 team double elimination tournament.

The first game of the tournament is scheduled for June 25th at 1:00 and the second game for 4:00 PM. If the Districts split wins, the "What-if-Game will be played on June 27th, starting at 5:30 PM.

All games will be played at James Logan High School, 1800 H. St. Union City 94587, home to Union City National Little League.

Good Luck To The CA District 14 Big League All Stars!



Wednesday, June 22
NCLL Minor Invitational Champs!

In one of the most exciting games in the District 14 post season, the Niles-Centerville LL Minors took home the 2016 CA District 14 Minor Invitational Championship with a thrilling 10-9, 7 inning victory over a determined Centerville American LL team.

CALL took and early lead and going into the bottom of the 6th held a 8-5 lead. NCLL put three runs on the board to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

CALL scored a run in the top of the 7th for a 9-8 lead. The leadoff batter for NCLL then got his first hit of the season, an inside the park home run down the left field line to tie the game. NCLL loaded the bases and with one out got a walk off single to win the game and Championship!

Congratulations to Niles-Centerville Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Minor Invitational Championship!



Wednesday, June 22
FALL Takes Home Intermediate Championship

Fremont American LL won the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate (50/70) All Star Tournament by beating the Mission San Jose LL All Stars 13-2.

FALL captured the Title by beating MSJLL 9-1 in the first game of this 2 team double elimination tournament before winning the "What-if-Game".

MSJLL forced the "What-if-Game" by turning the tables on FALL with a 12-9 victory while facing elimination in the second game of the tournament.

FALL next will play in the 2016 CA Section 3 Intermediate All Star Tournament starting on June 25. The Section Tournament will be played at 5 Canyons Ball Park, 25847 Five Canyons Pkwy., Castro Valley CA 94552 and will be hosted by CA District 45.

FALL will face the Intermediate Champions representing CA District 57 (Tri-Valley) in the 10:00 AM game. A win puts FALL into the Winners Semi-Final on June 26 at 10:00 am, while a loss will drop FALL into the Elimination Bracket where they will play on June 26 at 1:00 PM.

Congratulations to Fremont American Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate Championship and Good Luck in the Section 3 Tournament.

 



Junior Shaughnessy Champions
Tuesday, June 21
Mission San Jose Wins Junior Shaughnessy Championship

The Mission San Jose LL Juniors won the 2016 CA District 14 Junior Shaughnessy by easing by a determined Warm Springs squad 4-3.

Warm Springs LL had the tying run on third and the winning run on first when the WSLL batter hit a screaming line drive that was snared by the MSJLL pitcher to end an exciting and well played game.

Congratulations to Mission San Jose on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Junior Shaughnessy!



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Sunday, June 19
Newark American Wins Big League Shaughnessy

The Newark American Big League Team won the 2016 CA District 14 Big League Shaughnessy with  a 7-0 victory over a determined Mission San Jose LL squad.

NALL was seeded first in the tournament based on their regular season record against Districts 45, 59 and 35. In oder for MSJLL to have won this championship, they would have had to beaten NALL twice.

Congratulations to Newark National Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Big League Shaughnessy!



Monday, June 13
Mission San Jose Captures Intermediate TOC Championship

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The Mission San Jose Little League Intermediate (50/70) squad won the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate Tournament of Champions. MSJLL faced a team from Fremont American LL that kept on battling back but fell just short 7-10. FALL had run by Warm Springs LL 15-1 in their opener to advance to the Championship Round. Mission San Jose drew the bye in the tournament so this was their first game. Congratulations to Mission San Jose Little League on winning the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate Championship!

Sunday, March 6
Frank Bontempo Selected To Umpire In Little League Region

Little League Baseball's Western Region has selected Frank Bontempo to umpire at the 2016 Western Region Little League (Major Division) All-Star Tournament. The Tournament is held at the Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, California.

 

“This is a great honor, to be included with some of the best umpires in the Western Region”, said Frank.

 

Frank started his adult umpiring career with Centerville National Little League, in Fremont. The same league he played in as a child and shared with his two sons, Nicholas and Mark. Frank coached and managed his son's teams from Tee-Ball through Majors and one season of Big League baseball, while serving as the League's Umpire-in-Chief for 10 years. Frank also served as the League's Information Officer and President.

 

In 2010, California District 14 Administrator, Reggie Torres, tapped Frank to join the District Staff as the Big League Coordinator, a position he still serves.

 

“There are so many people to thank, first, Reggie, for his continued support of the District 14 Umpire Program. Without that support, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to be involved with umpiring. I also have to thank my umpire mentor, Bruce Marcellus. His guidance, training, direction, and more importantly his friendship, put me in line to be the umpire I have become”, continued Frank. “And thank you to all the umpires I have worked with over the last 15 years. Especially my great friends, Bob Slyter and Rob McCarthy, with whom I have spent countless hours on the diamond”.

 

In 2003 joined the District Umpire Staff and soon after joined the District Umpire Instructor Staff. Along the way, Frank also attended the Western Region Weekend Mechanics Clinic and the Weeklong Adult Umpire School, each of them twice. Since 2012, Frank has also been a Western Region Umpire Instructor, instructing the Rules Clinic, Weekend Mechanics and the Adult Umpire Academy.

 

"You don't get to participate in these programs, or umpire, without the support of your family. I've been a volunteer umpire for 15 years and every step of the way, my wife, Katy, has been a very encouraging and supportive part of it. Along with Katy and our boys, my umpiring has really become a family experience. And I owe them the biggest thank you” Frank commented.

 

The Western Region Little League Tournament will be played from August 6 through August 13 in Al Houghton Stadium, in San Bernardino. From this Tournament, the Region will crown a Northwest Champion and West Champion. Each will head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to play in the Little League World Series.

 

CA District 14 would like to congratulate Frank on his selection as an Umpire in the 2016 Little League Western Region Tournament!

 

 



Steve Sawamura
Sunday, March 6
Steve Sawamura To Umpire In Western Region Intermediate Tournament

CA District 14s' Steve Sawamura has been selected to umpire in the 2016 Western Region Intermediate Tournament in Nogales Az. Teams from the 11 Western States will be sending teams to compete in the tournament, with the winner being invited to participate in the 2016 Intermediate World Series, held in Pleasanton CA.

Steve started his Little League career in 2002, when his sons Scott and Brian started playing in Newark National Little League. Steve coached Brian from Tee Ball through the Minors.

Steve joined the NNLL Board of Directors in 2007 serving as the Vice President, President, Treasurer and Player Agent. Steve has also coached the Challenger team for NNLL since 2010.

Steve started his umpire career in 2007 in NNLL. In 2009, Steve attended the Western Region Week-Long Umpires School in San Bernardino, CA. Steve also attended the CA District 14 Outreach Clinic in 2011.

In 2008 Steve was asked to join the CA District 14 Umpires Staff, both as an umpire and instructor. Steve has umpired in  various Sectional and Divisional (State) Tournament games from the 9/10s to the Big League level.

Congratulations to Steve on his selection!! 

 



Sunday, March 6
Rob McCarthy Selected To Umpire In Junior World Series

Rob McCarthy, the CA District 14 Umpire Coordinator, has been selected to umpire in the 2016 Junior World Series. The Series will be held in Taylor, MI, this August. Teams from around the world will be competing in this tournament.The winner of this tournament will be crowned as the 2016 Junior League World Champion of Little League Baseball.

Rob started his Little League career with Centervill National Little League. Rob managed in multiple divisions for 10 years. Rob also umpired in CNLL for those 10 years. Rob also served as the Player Agent and as the President for CNLL.

Rob was asked to join the CA District 14 in 2010, serving as the Major Coordinator. Rob took over as the District 14 Umpire Coordinator in 2012, a postion he still holds.

Rob has umpired in the 9/10 Sectional and Divisional (State) Tournament in 2005, the Major Sectional and Divisional Tournaments in 2008, the Junior Sectional, Divisional and Regional Tournaments in 2009, the Major Section in 2015, Junior and Senior Sections in 2013,  the Big League Sectional in 2014 and the Junior Divisional (State) in 2015.

 

CA District 14 Congratulates Rob on his selection to umpire in the 2016 Junior World Series! 

 

 



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Tue 10/11 star Presidents Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Centerville Round Table Pizza Parlor
Wed 10/19 star VP, Secretary & Treasurers Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Centerville Round Table Pizza Parlor