CA DISTRICT 14 LITTLE LEAGUE: District 14 News

Friday, June 24
Newark American Set To Play In Senior Section

The Newark American Little League Senior All Stars will play in the 2016 CA Section 3 All Star Tournament on July 1st at 5:00 PM against CA District 52's Senior Champions.

A win and NALL plays on July 2nd. at 12:00 PM while a loss will drop NALL into the Elimination Bracket and will play on July 2nd at 5:30 PM.

The Tournament is hosted by CA District 57 and all games will be played at Sycamore Park. From 680 take the Sycamore Valley Rd, heading east toward Mt. Diablo. Sycamore Valley Rd. turns into Camino Tassajara about a mile and a quarter from the freeway. Continue on Camino Tassajara for about a mile. Turn left onto Sherborne Hills Rd. On the corner will be a church, Eastbay Foursquare Church. Parking lot is directly behind the church. Drive to the top of the parking lot and park. The field is up a flight of stairs to your right.

Come on out and root Newark American Little League on to victory!

Good Luck to Newark American LL in the Section 3 Tournament!



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!



Thursday, June 23
CALL To Face NCLL In Major TOC Final

Centerville American Little League has advanced to the Championship Game in the 2016 CA District 14 Major Tournament of Champions as they hung on and earned a 10-8 victory over a scrappy Newark American LL Major Team.

Niles-Centerville LL will be CALL's opponet in the Championship Game, as they took care of Fremont American LL, 12-2.

The Championship Game is scheduled for June 25th at Newark Junior High School, home to Newark American Little League and will start at 10:00 AM.

Good Luck to both teams!



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!



Junior Shaughnessy Champs

Tuesday, June 21
Major Tournament Of Champions Begins

The 2016 District 14 Tournament of Champions began as Centerville American LL ran by Warm Springs LL 13-3 to advance to one of the two Semi-Final Games on June 23rd.

CALL's opponet will be Newark American LL, who drew the by in this 7 team single elimination tournament.

Fremont American LL outlasted Centerville National LL 10-8 while Niles-Centerville LL beat Mission San Jose LL 11-7 to advance the winners to the second Semi-Final Game.

CALL and NALL will play at Vallejo Mill School, home to NCLL. FALL and NCLL will play at Newark Junior High School. Both games are  scheduled to start at 5:30 PM.

 



Tuesday, June 21
MSJ Forces Intermediate What-If-Game

The Mission San Jose LL Intermediate team beat Fremont American LL 12-9 to force the "What-if-Game" on June 22 at Gomes Elementary School.

The winner will be crowned as the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate Champion and will advance to the Section 3 Tournament in Castro Valley, CA, starting on June 26th.

The Championship Game is scheduled for a 5:30 PM start.

 Good Luck to both teams!



Tuesday, June 21
CALL To Play NCLL For Minor Championship

The Centerville American and Niles-Centerville Little League Minors will square off on June 22 at Vallejo Mill School to find out who will be crowned as the 2016 CA District 14 Minor Invitational Champion. Game time is 5:30 PM.

NCLL beat Mission San Jose LL 12-9 and CALL defeated Warm Springs LL 9-6 to earn the right to play for the title.

Good Luck to both teams!



Monday, June 20
MSJLL To Face WSLL In Junior Shaughnessy Championship Game

It will be the number four seed Mission San Jose Little League playing the number three seed Warm Springs LL, in the Championship Game in the 2016 CA District 14 Junior Shaughnessy.

All teams in the District were invited to play in the Shaughessy and seeding was based on the regular season schedule.

MSJLL esaed by the number one seed, Newark American LL 12-10, while WSLL slipped by the number 2 seed, the Newark American Indians, 21-20.

MSJLL and WSLL will square off on June 21 at 5:30 PM to see who will win the Tournament. The game will be played at Vallejo Mill School, home to Niles-Centerville and will start at 5:30 PM.

 

Good Luck to both teams!



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!



Saturday, June 18
Fremont American Captures Game 1 In Intermediate All Stars

The Intermediate team from Fremont American Little League took a step closer to the 2016 CA District 14 Intermediate All Star Championship with a 9-1 victory over the Mission San Jose Little League All Star team.

Game two is scheduled for June 20th in this best of two out of three, two team tournament. The game will begin at 5:30 PM.

Should MSJLL win on the 20th, a winner take all game is scheduled for June 22.

All games are being played at Gomes Elementary School.

 

Good Luck to all teams!

CA District 14 Little League



Saturday, June 18
Mission San Jose LL Advances to Junior Semi-Finals

The Juniors from Mission San Jose Little League have advanced to the Semi-Final round of the 2016 CA District 14 Junior Shaughnessy as the edged by the Niles-Centerville Little League Juniors 6-4. MSJLL will next play on June 19th at 10:00 against the Newark American LL Royals.

The second Semi-Final on June 20th has the Newark American LL Indians facing the Warm Springs LL Juniors. This game is scheduled for a 1:00 PM start.

The winners of the Semi-Final games advance to the Championship Game on June 21st.

All games in this tournament ae being played at Vallejo Mill Elementary School.

 

Good Luck to all teams!

District 14 Little League



Saturday, June 18
District 14 Minor Invitational Begins

The 2016 CA District 14 Minor Invitational has begun as Mission San Jose Little League slipped by the Centerville National Little League Minors, 6-7.

Niles-Centerville LIttle League beat the Newark American LL squad 10-1 and will face MSJLL on June 20th at Vallejo Mills School in one of the two Semi-Final Games.. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM.

Warm Springs Little League handled the Newark National Little League team 8-1, while Centerville American Little League eased by Fremont American Little League 12-9.

WSLL and CALL will square off in the second Semi-Final Game, also on June 20 and also  at Vallejo Mills School. This game, too, will start at 5:30 PM.

The winners of the Semi-Final Games will advance to the Championship Game on June 22, at, you guessed it, Vallejo Mills School!

 

Good Luck to all teams!

 District 14 Little League



Friday, June 17
FALL Takes Game 1 In 50/70 All Star Tournament

The Fremont American Little League Intermediate (50/70) All Stars have taken game one, 9-1 over Mission San Jose LL, in the 2016 District 14 Intermediate All Star Tournament.

Game 2 in this tournament is scheduled for Monday June 20th at Gomes Elementary School, starting at 5:30 PM. If FALL wins this game they will be crowned as the 2016 District 14 Intermediate Champions.

Should MSJLL win this game, the tournament will go to the "What-if Game:, which is scheduled for June 22, also at Gomes Elementary, with a 5:30 start time.

 The winner of this tournament will advance to the 2016 CA Section 3 Intermediate Tournament, hosted by CA District 45 and is scheduled to begin Juny 25.

 



Monday, June 13
Mission San Jose Captures Intermediate TOC Championship
2016 District 14 Intermediate Chmapions
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, June 12
FALL Advances In Intermediate TOC

The Fremont American LL Pirates had no trouble with the Warm Springs LL Giants, beating them 15-1 and will next play on June 13th at Gomes Elementary School against the Mission San Jose LL Intermediate team.

FALL scored early and never looked back as they eliminated WSLL from the single elimination tournament.

The Championship Game will start at 5:30 PM.

 

Good Luck to both teams!



Saturday, June 11
District 14 Invitational & Tournament of Champions Set To Begin

The  2016 CA District 14 Minor Invitational Tournament and Tournament of Champions are set to begin.

The Intermediate (50/70) Divisions kicks off the tournament season on June 12th as Fremont American LL playes Warm Springs LL in a 1:00 pm game. The winner of this game advances to the Championship Game on June 13th starting at 5:30 pm against Mission San Jose LL, who drew the bye in this 3 team single elimination tournament. All games will be played at Gomes Elementary School home to Mission San Jose LL.

The Minor Invitational begins on June 18 as Mission San Jose LL faces Centerville National LL and Newark National LL goes against Warm Springs LL at Vallejo Mills Elementary School, home to NCLL, while Newark American LL challenges Niles-Centerville LL and Centerville American LL playes Fremont American LL at Warm Springs Elementary School. All games begin at 10:00 am .

June 18 is also the start date for the Junior Shaughnessy. The Mission San Jose A's square off against the Niles-Centerville Expos in the 10:00 am game and Warm Springs LL challenges the CNLL Nationals in the 2:00 pm game. The winner of these games advance to the Semi-final round on June 19th, where the Newark American Royals await the winner between MSJLL and NCLL, while the NALL Indians wait for the winner between WSLL and CNLL.

All games will be played at Gomes Elementary School, home to Niles-Centerville LL. The seeding for this tournament is based on the regular season standings.

June 19th, Father's Day! We wish all the Dads a Happy Fathers Day! What better way to spend the day with Dad than at the District 14 Big League Shaughnessy at Gomes Elementary School? The 10:00 am game has Newark American LL playing Mission San Jose LL. The first place team will have to lose twice in this 2 team tournament. Seeding is based on the regular season standings, where District 14 played Districts 45, 52, 59 and 39. As of this printing the season is still in progress.

The Major Tournament kicks off on June 21 with Warm Springs facing Centerville American at Newark Junior High, while Fremont American playes Centerville National at Vallejo Mills Elementary School, home to NCLL and Mission San Jose challenges Niles-Centerville at Marshall Park, home to FALL. These games begin at 5:30 pm.

Come out and root for your team or just enjoy some good Little League Baseball! 



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! 

 

 



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
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!