California District 31: My Site News

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Tuesday, July 4
Field dedicated to Larry Burch
At the start of the opening activities for the Majors Championship game on July 4th, 2017; Field 1 at Mountain View Park was dedicated and renamed to Larry Burch Memorial Field.  Larry's wife, Ingrid, was in attendance with other family members.

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Thursday, June 1
Tournament Info

For information about the District 31 All-Star tournaments, please click the link on the left titled:

Tournaments



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Larry Burch
Friday, June 9
District 31 Mourns the Passing of former DA, Larry Burch
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our former District Administrator, Larry Burch, on Saturday morning the 20th of May.

Please send your thoughts and prayers to his wife, Ingrid, and family.

Rest in Peace Larry. 

Services were held on June 9th at the chapel at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary in Escondido, followed by a graveside service at Oakhill Cemetary.

Click on the header above to link to the Little League International website announcement.

Larry was a Little League volunteer for Forty plus years, serving as District Administrator for California District 31 for over 20 years.

Retired from his position as Regional Manager for a large shipping company, Mr. Burch served in the United States Army, proudly and admirably during tours in Vietnam.

By appointment of Litttle League CEO, Stephen Keener, Larry served on the Little League International Advisory Board from 2013 to 2016 as one of two Western Region representatives. 

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.

For many years, Mr. Burch volunteered at the Western Region Headquarters. He announced many tournament games for the teams’ local radio station play-by-play. Until recently, Larry was the head of the Media Relations committee at Western Region.

Click here to see a video presentation from Stephen Keener on Larry's retirement.

Larry served as Master of Ceremonies at the Western Region Pre-Congress meetings.

Larry was recognized by the City of Escondido and Mayor Sam Abed for his many years of service to the youth of our community on June 17th, 2015 in a ceremony at City Hall. Click here to link to the presentation.

Little League was Larry’s passion. He was a Little League player and was involved with his son’s participation in Little League. In his Forty plus years as a Little League volunteer, Mr. Burch served as a D.A., A.D.A. for District 31, and league president, manager and coach at Escondido Continental. 

 



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Friday, January 13
Rule Changes for 2017 season

Click on the Rules Updates webpage on the left for a listing of the 2017 Rules Updates and Clarifications.


 



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Dave Miller
Monday, December 19
District 31 Umpire selected for Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional

Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Dave Miller, on his selection as an umpire at the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional in San Bernardino, California for 2017.

The dates of the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional are in early August.

The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport PA.

Dave hails from Poway American Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31. Dave is also the Assistant Umpire-in-Chief for D31.

Click on the header above to link to the Little League Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Little League Baseball Western Regional, click on this link:

http://www.eteamz.com/llbwest/news/index.cfm?cat=269595



Jeff Wimbrough
Wednesday, December 21
District 31 Umpire selected for Little League Softball (Majors) Western Regional

Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Jeff Wimbrough, on his selection as an umpire at the Little League Softball (Majors) Western Regional in San Bernardino, California for 2017.

The dates of the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional are in mid July. The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Little League Softball World Series in Kirkland WA.

Jeff hails from Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31.

Click on the header above to link to the Little League Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Little League Softball Western Regional, click on this link:

http://www.eteamz.com/llbwest/news/index.cfm?cat=269595



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Heath Messenger
Monday, December 19
District 31 Umpire selected for Intermediate Baseball Western Regional



Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Heath Messenger, on his selection as an umpire at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Western Regional in Nogales, Arizona (AZ-08) for 2017.

The dates of the Intermediate Baseball Western Regional are in mid July. The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Intermediate Baseball World Series in Livermore CA.

Heath hails from Poway American Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31.

Click on the header above to link to the Junior Intermediate Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Intermediate Baseball Western Regional, click on a link:

http://www.llbws.org/llbbws/intermediate5070/west.htm

https://www.facebook.com/NogalesIntermediateTournament/