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California District 31
Larry Burch
P.O. Box 301023
Escondido, California
Tuesday, February 21
Welcome to the Southern California District 31 website

The District 31 website is being updated with new information and features, so check back often.
Scroll down the page to see upcoming District events.

For comments or additions to this Web Site, please contact District Administrator Larry Burch at or Webmaster Bud Mathews at

To find the point-of-contact for your League, click the menu item on the left for more info.

Some forms and documents on this website require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read the information. If you would like to have Adobe Reader, click here for a free download.

2014 D31 SoCal Champs
Monday, July 28
Southern California Majors Champion!

2014 South sub-division Majors Champs
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are in order for
ENCINITAS Little League
for winning the District 31, Section 6, Division III South sub-Divsion AND Division III Southern California Majors Allstar Tournaments!

Encinitas (2-1) defeated Long Beach (1-2) tonight, 9-3, to win the Southern California Majors Championship.  Encinitis will represent Southern California in the Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino.

All information related to the Western Region Baseball tournament can be found here

West and NorthWest representatives will go to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

SOCAL (Encinitas) will play Hawaii on Saturday, August 2nd, at 4:30PM.

SOCAL (Encinitas) will play NORCAL on Sunday, August 3rd, at 7:00PM.

When SOCAL plays NORCAL, crowds can reach up to 12,000.  Be sure to come early!

SOCAL (Encinitas) will play Utah on Monday, August 4th, at 4:30PM.

SOCAL (Encinitas) will play Nevada on Wednesday, August 6th, at 8:30AM.  

4 games of pool play are being played each day, starting with Friday and going to Wednesday.

All of the pool play games are being webcast on ESPN3.  

2014 D31 & Section 6 Majors Champs
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Handout: Western Region Tournament

Wednesday, July 30
District 31 Umpire selected for Junior League Baseball Western Region tournament

Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Dave Walker, on his selection as an umpire at the Western Region Junior League Baseball Tournament in Vancouver, Washington for 2014.

The tournament is a step before the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Michigan and is the championship for the West and NorthWest representative of the western United States.

The dates of the Junior League Baseball Western Regional are August 1 - 6.

Dave hails from Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League and was a former Umpire-in-Chief there.  He continues to call games at leagues within District 31.

Click on the header above to be linked to the Junior League Western Regional tournament game schedule, results, information and map.

Crews are working 4 man through pool play.  

Tue July 29 2pm S. Cal v. WA U3

Wed July 30 9am UT v. AZ U2

Wed July 30 3pm AK v. S. Cal U1

Thu July 31 9am WA v. AZ PU

Thu July 31 3pm HI v. OR U3

Fri Aug 1 12pm ID v. N. Cal U2

Fri Aug 1 6pm Host v. UT U1

Sat Aug 2 9am S. Cal v. AZ PU

Sat Aug 2 3pm AK v. NV U3

Sun Aug 3 12pm S. Cal v. HI U1

Sun Aug 3 6pm WA v. Host PU

Semis on Monday Aug 4

Consolation and final on Aug 5

Tuesday, November 26
Larry Burch named to Little League® International Advisory Board

Congratulations are in order for our District Administrator (CA-31), Larry Burch, for being named to the Little League® International Advisory Board.

The Little League® International Advisory Board provides counsel and recommendations to Little League Senior Management.

The input, perspective and opinion of the members of the Advisory Board is sought on current aspects of the Little League program and proposed new initiatives, all for the purpose of maintaining Little League Baseball and Softball as the world’s leader in youth sports. Each member of the Advisory Board is appointed by Little League President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener to a three-year term. The Advisory Board convenes twice a year, once by conference call and once in person.

Little League considers the input of the Advisory Board as vital in providing an effective program to ensure that all participants, parents and volunteers have a rewarding and enriching Little League experience. The Advisory Board consists of current and former district administrators and assistant district administrators as well as other local league volunteers whose many years of experience at the district and local levels of Little League operations is highly valued by Little League International.  

A list of the current members of the Little League International Advisory Board is below.

Name                  	                 Region      	State or Country    Term Expires
Dave Wetmore                     	Western     	California             	2014
Phil Rizzo                            	Central       	Illinois         	2014
Lenny Ricchiuti                    	Eastern      	New York        	2014
Fred Lorentsen                    	Southeastern 	Florida          	2014
John Berardi                         	Eastern      	Massachusetts   	2015
Kevin Hladik                        	Central       	Iowa            	2015
Bruce Campbell                    	Canada      	Ottawa          	2015
Jeremy Haley                      	Southeastern 	Georgia         	2016
Larry Burch                         	Western     	California       	2016
Mike Farrell                         	Southwestern 	Texas            	2016
Elmora Aventurin-Pantophlet      	Latin America 	St. Maarten     	2016
Francisco Guerra                  	Southwestern 	New Mexico      	2016 

Monday, September 23
District 31 Administrative Staff adds new members

On September 21st, it was announced that two new members were being added to the District 31 Administrative Staff.

Welcome and congratulations are in order for:

Connie Hunt, a former President of Rancho Bernardo Little League


Kim McGraw, a former President of Escondido American Little League  

Monday, September 23
New District 31 Staff Umpire announced

A new District 31 Staff Umpire was announced on September 21st, 2013.

Congratulations are in order for:

Ryan Walker of Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League

Wednesday, December 18
New Western Region Umpire Coordinator Named

Mark Bernstein, a Little League volunteer umpire since 1976, has been named the new Western Region Umpire Coordinator. Bernstein, who hails from District 31 in Southern California, enthusiastically said, "?It is my hope that I, with the assistance of an incredible group of dedicated volunteer instructors, a supportive Western Region staff and the staff at Williamsport, can continue to improve the quality of volunteer umpiring throughout the Western Region.?"

Bernstein has served in California District 31 from 1996-2010, and has served as an instructor on the Western Region level for several years. Bernstein is completing his third consecutive two-year term as the president of the Western Regional Little League Umpire Alumni Association, a non-profit association that he helped form. Mark has umpired in the 2008 Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, PA; 2002 Senior Baseball World Series in Bangor, ME; 2000 European Regional Baseball Tournament in Kutno, Poland; 1999 Western Regional Baseball Tournament in San Bernardino, CA; and the 1995 Junior Baseball Regional Tournament in Sacramento, CA.

What keeps Bernstein going as a Little League volunteer after so many years? "I believe that I am making a difference. Each time I umpire or teach or work with young people, I am striving to teach those core values, through Little League, that will hopefully make each of these individual?s better adults and, ultimately, leaders of the future. It is a responsibility I take seriously",? he said.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 8/1 Bat/Ball 2 Western Region Baseball Tournament 9:00 AM - Aug 10, 2014 7:00 PM Western Region Headquarters
Sun 8/3 Bat/Ball 2 Big League Softball World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 9, 2014 Lower Sussex, Delaware
Sun 8/3 Bat/Ball 2 Senior League Softball World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 9, 2014 Lower Sussex, Delaware
Thu 8/7 Bat/Ball 2 Little League (Majors) Softball World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 13, 2014 Portland, Oregon
Sun 8/10 Bat/Ball 2 Junior League World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 16, 2014 Taylor, Michigan
Sun 8/10 Bat/Ball 2 Senior League World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 16, 2014 Bangor, Maine
Sun 8/10 Bat/Ball 2 Junior League Softball World Series 12:00 PM - Aug 16, 2014 Kirkland, Washington
Thu 8/14 Bat/Ball 2 Little League World Series in Williamsport 9:00 AM - Aug 24, 2014 6:00 PM Williamsport, PA
Mon 9/1 Star Labor Day All Day
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