Little League Central Region: Welcome

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The Reuben F. Glick Little League Center
9802 East Little League Drive
Indianapolis, IN  46235 
Ph:  317-897-6127 ~ Fax:  317-897-6158

         Open Monday - Friday, 9 to 12:30 and1:30 to 5 EDT        

Twitter: @LLCentralRegion 


Jackie Robinson West LL finishes as U.S. champion

Great Lakes division champion Jackie Robinson West Little League of Chicago finished as the United States champion at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., defeating Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. championship game.

Despite a late rally, the Illinois champions lost in the World Series championship game to South Korea 8-4.

Jackie Robinson West is the first Great Lakes or Midwest division team to win the U.S. championship since 2002. That year, Valley Sports American Little League from the Louisville, Ky., area became World Series champions.

This year was the second time the Jackie Robinson West Little League advanced to the World Series; the league also participated in 1983 as Central Region champions.

2014 SLS champs
Indiana team repeats as Senior League Softball World Series champion

The all-stars from Indiana District 11 have won the Senior League Softball World Series for the second consecutive year. The Central Region champions defeated West Region champs Garden City Softball/Mullan Trail Little League from Missoula, Mont., 5-0 in the championship game at Lower Sussex, Del.  Indiana District 11 won in 2013 by defeating Lombardia Little League from Milano, Italy, in the championship game.

Saturday, August 9
Illinois champions win Great Lakes division title

The Jackie Robinson West Little League all-stars are headed to Williamsport! The Illinois champions from Chicago defeated New Albany, Ind., 12-7 Saturday at Stokely Field to win the Great Lakes division title and a berth in the Little League Baseball World Series. They erased a 7-3 deficit with seven runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory. This will be the second trip to the World Series for Jackie Robinson West; the previous trip was in 1983.

Friday, August 8
North/South Dakota champions win Midwest division title

Canyon Lake Little League's all-stars are headed to the Little League Baseball World Series!  The North/South Dakota champions from Rapid City, S.D., won the Midwest division title on Friday with a 15-4 victory over Kearney, Neb., in the championship game at Stokely Field. Canyon Lake scored six runs in the third inning and eight in the fourth to end the game in four innings. This is the second time Canyon Lake has reached the World Series; the other was in 2008.

2014CRSB champions
Thursday, July 24
Tallmadge, Ohio, wins Little League Softball Central Region title

The all-stars from Tallmadge, Ohio, defeated Monroe County, Iowa, 4-1  in the championship game Thursday afternoon at Stokely Field to win the Little League Softball Central Region tournament. Tallmadge will move on to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., Aug. 7-13.

In semifinal games held Thursday morning, Tallmadge defeated Webb City, Mo., 10-0 while Monroe County stopped Melrose Park, Ill., 4-0.

This is the ninth time Tallmadge has won the regional title, but the first time since 2000.

Wednesday, July 9
Wags Wednesday!

To prepare for the Regional Tournament games Wags starts off by making Gatorade for the players. He and Kevin Weinberg often do this task together. Wags likes to joke and refer to Weinberg as the “Master Mixer”. The two also fill coolers with ice, water and rags for the players and place them in each dugout; the cold rags keep the kids cool during the games on hot days.
Wags made a point to say that all volunteers’ jobs are important. All the tasks come together to keep the Regional Tournament running smoothly. Wags stated, “All of it has to be done”.
When I asked Wags some of his pet peeves, he paused a minute before answering. A big one that came to his mind was littering. Trash barrels are placed all over the facility that should be used for disposal purposes. It is important for the Little League Central Region to keep this a safe and clean environment.
Lastly, I asked Wags what were some of his favorite things? I started off by asking him his favorite baseball player, without hesitation he told me it was Al Rosen. Rosen was a third baseman for the Cleveland, Indians. When I asked his favorite MLB team he loyally answered, “Cleveland”. Wags favorite sport to play is golf. He golfs often with a group of his friends. Lastly, I asked what his favorite kind of food and he answered Italian. He and his wife, Joanie, often go to Olive Garden.

-Leah Matz
Central Region Public Relations  

Wednesday, January 22
2014 Baseball Regional Tournament Umpire Appointments


Monday, February 11
Pin Board Donation


Special THANKS to Tim Trevier, DA, IL-20 and his good buddy Max Lauritzen, ADA, IL-20 for donating this great pin board.  The pins were collected by Tim's uncle, Jim McVey, former DA in IL-20, who has since passed away.  The pin board will be displayed in cafeteria/meeting space here at the Regional Center for guests to enjoy.