Little League World Series Umpire Alumni International: Welcome

Wednesday, August 12

The annual meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:30am in the new LLWSUAI room at the Genetti Hotel. The Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 am.   The luncheon will follow at 11:30 am in the LLWSUAI room.The cost of the meal is $20.  Your meal includes: Caesar salad, Fruit salad, fried chicken, ham w/fruit sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and apple pie.  This year's guest speaker is: Richard Stanley, Uganda Baseball and Softball.    If you have any questions please contact: Mark McGill: or Rick Dotellis:   or Dave Stoker:   or Chris Thomas:

Please note: Wilson Trophy Co. has offered to give our Association 15% Royalty for any pin orders placed with them. You may contact them at: You must give this code at the time of ordering: Code LLUMP 2011.  To see their ad click on handouts and look for LLWSUAI pins.  Thank you for your consideration in using this company for your pin order.  A 15% refund on completed orders is returned to LLWSUAI as part of our partnership with Wilson Pins and LLWSUAI fund raising.

The LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES UMPIRE ALUMNI is looking for volunteer umpires from each of Little League's Regions (U.S. and the World) to represent umpires from their region on our Board of Directors.  If you are a member in good standing and would like to volunteer to represent your region, please contact LLWSUAI President Bob Bertoni via email:  .  Thanks for your interest in Little League Baseball & Softball and the LLWSUAI!

 *Photos from our Annual Luncheon have been added, again thanks to our Hospitality Committee and Little Leaue Umpire Coordinator and East Region Asst. Umpire-in-Chief Dr. Michael Lantiere for making this annual event a great success!!! 

Congratulations to the 2015 Little League World Series Umpires!

The list of umpires at each of the nine sights follows:

2015 Little League Baseball World Series (Aug. 20-30; South Williamsport, Pa.)
 Jeff Berryman (Shallowater, Texas), Edaine Cannister (Willemstad, Curacao), Robert Christman (Ione, Calif.), Douglas Coon (Unionville, Mich.), John Dowdy (Irvine, Calif.), Terry Falgout (Beaumont, Texas), William Finley (Portland, Maine), Jeffrey Holliday (Catskill, N. Y.), Tom Kowalik (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), James Lenas (Seminole, Fla.), Bill McKinney (Centreville, Va.), Thomas Reynolds (Wharton, N.J.), John Sapien (Corrales, N.M.), Jamie Sims (Beaverton, Ore.), Judd Thompson (Rapid City, S.D.), Guy Vilt (Bradenton, Fla.)

2015 Big League Baseball World Series (July 28- Aug 4; Easley, S.C.)

 Bob Boatright (Mission Viejo, Calif.), David Brown (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), Dave Davis (Jeffersonville, Ind.), Michael Duty (Lebanon, Va.), Michael Foley (Higganum, Conn.), Rafael Hodge (San Nicolaus, Aruba), Troy Lare (Hermon, Maine), Bobby Marshall (Missouri City, Texas), David Palenshus (Ridgefield, Wash.), Carl Shinabargar (Lawton, Mich.), Jennifer Vanderwaker (Palm Bay, Fla.), Donald Wayne Smith (Garland, Texas)

2015 Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division World Series (Aug 2-8; Livermore, Calif.)

 Richard DeBolt (San Jose, Calif.), Richard Falcon (Houston, Texas), Dave Gwiazdon (Sacramento, Calif.), Brian Hollowell (Goshen, Ind.), Brent Kubis (Esko, Minn.), Charles Lloyd (Arbutus, Md.), Brian Murphy (Chesapeake, Va.), Andy Pagan (Lake Mary, Fla.), Jamie Roasario-Perez (Cayey, P.R.), Joe Smith (Rising Sun, Md.), Larry Stein (Dalworthington Gardens, Texas), Jeff Wang (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

2015 Senior League Softball World Series (Aug. 2-8; Lower Sussex, Del.)

 David Crawford (Orlando, Fla.), Juan Galarza (Villalba, P.R.), Jesse Garcia, Jr. (Wallis, Texas), Nancy Garza (Paige, Texas), Michael Goins (Bluefield, Va.), Robert McVey (Georgetown, Del.), Edward Newbegin (Concord, Calif.), David Romano (Wallingford, Conn.), Eric Snively (Pilot Rock, Ore.), Diane Wagner (Demotte, Ind.)

2015 Big League Softball World Series (Aug. 2-9; Lower Sussex, Del.)

 Johnnie Chavez (Bosque Farms, N.M.), Donald Hamer (Lewistown, Pa.), Steven Hilgendorf (West Allis, Wis.), Jeff Horner (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Donald Jordan (Portville, N.Y.), Paul Keefer (Boardman, Ore.), Denny Martinez (Edinburg, Texas.), Louis Nickerson, Jr. (Vero Beach, Fla.), Lemuel Orbolaza (Arroyo, P.R.), Louis Quevedo (Granada Hills, Calif.), John Siegel (Crystal River, Fla.)

2015 Senior League Baseball World Series (Aug. 2-8; Bangor, Maine)

 Adam Carlson (Bothell, Wash.), Dan Collins (Tallahassee, Fla.), Thomas Curtis (Livermore, Calif.), Greg Hatcher (Beaumont, Texas), James Hinojosa (Romulus, Mich.), Wayne Kardel (North Port, Fla.), Curtis Lamontagne (Cypress, Texas), Brian Logan (Farmington, Conn.), Manuel Rosario-Ortiz (Cayey, P.R.), Scott Strache (Chicago Ridge, Ill.), Michael Welch (New Salem (Mass.), Michael Yamada (Coquitlam, B.C., Canada)

2015 Junior League Softball World Series (Aug. 2-8; Kirkland, Wash.)

 David Bennett (Bothell, Wash.), Jeff Csernica (Lewisburg, Pa.), Bobby DeHay (Blanco, Texas), Raymond Ellis (New Albany, Ind.), Jim Gibson (Victoria, B.C., Canada), Thomas Lawrence (Lancaster, Calif.), James Liston (Lemon, Ill.), Carroll Mumpower (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Michael D. Sheets (Wallis, Texas), Charles Stimson (Shunk, Pa.)

2015 Little League Softball World Series (Aug. 13-19; Portland, Ore.)

 Ken Armstrong (New Westminster, B.C., Canada), Svenska Bazur-Martiszoon (Willemstad, Curacao), Brian Doughty (Utica, Ill.), Jimmie Harrell (Crawford, Fla.), William Kinsella (Los Angeles, Calif.), Robert Lynch, Jr. (Sweeny, Texas), Trent Montano (Albuquerque, N.M.), Mark Mori, (Glassboro, N.J.), Rick Sanzone (Cape Coral, Fla.), Theodore Skartsiaris (Portage, Mich.), Noah Strone (Harrison, N.Y.), Dana Takiguchi (Dublin, Calif.)

2015 Junior League Baseball World Series (Aug. 16-23; Taylor, Mich.)

 Gary Appleberry (Gilbert, Ariz.), Vladimir Balentien (Willemstad, Curacao), Craig Dewey (Williamsburg, Va.), Tony Eller (Clarksboro, N.J.), Sam Fontecchio (Ironwood, Mich.) Robert Guerrero (Sapien, M.P.), Dan Lawrence (Titusville, Fla.), Dave Meisner (Monmouth Beach, N.J.), Krig Pitman (Lubbock, Texas), Roy Riggs (Richmond, Texas), Barry Silverman (Newport Beach, Calif.), Alan Spoczak (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), Dan Wieczorek (Peru, Ill.)



You are "SAFE AT HOME" in your Little League World Series Umpire Alumni web site. We are growing and evolving over time based on input from YOU - our membership. Contact Hospitality Chairman Chris Thomas - to submit your suggestions for approval.

STAY IN TOUCH! The LLWSUAI web site is an informational site dedicated to all past, present and future Little League VOLUNTEER umpires who have achieved selection to any of the coveted Little League Baseball and or Softball World Series Tournaments. Navigate the site. Decide what YOU want to see. Submit those suggestions to  or sign in to our "GUEST BOOK" at the bottom of the site and share your ideas.

  Christopher C. Thomas - Hospitality Chairman and LLWSUAI President 2012 - 2014


The Little League World Series Umpire Alumni mourn the passing of Connecticut District 4 Administrator David E. Ruotolo, immediate past member of the International Board of Directors.  Dave was a true supporter of Little League International and umpires, having recommended over 30 of our members for World Series assignments.  Please click on the link to read more about Dave Ruotolo at : 


You can now pay your dues for 2015. Our Treasurer Rick Dottellis will take your payment. You can mail in your check . Please download the word document file and mail in your payment by clicking here.

Wednesday, August 12


Starting with the 2010 Little League World Series, the LLWSUAI will have a Hospitality room at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport for all Alumni members, current World Series umpires and friends. To view pictures of the construction, click here

Begun in May, 2010 the Genetti remodeled the Washington room with funding that was provided by the LLWSUAI and renamed it the LLWSUAI room. This room will serve as our home for all future World Series in Williamsport as well as our annual meeting. 

The Hospitality Committee will also host members and all guests during World Series Week beginning at 7:00pm every night, with complimentary food and beverages for everyone.  THE HOSPITALITY ROOM WILL BE OPEN FOR THE 2015 WORLD SERIES BEGNNING AUGUST 21ST AND CONTINUE TO BE OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 28TH! Please join us in watching games on our LLWSUAI Room on the 2nd Floof with large screen TVs and umpire friends.  here is our menu:

August 21- Tossed Salad, Roast Beef, gravy, mashed pot

August 22- Tossed Salad, make your own sub, ham, turkey, sub rolls shred let, tom onion mayo, mustard

August 23- Tossed Salad, Chick Parm, ziti marinara, garlic bread

August 24- Tossed Salad, pork chops, roasted pot, sauerkraut, apple sauce

August 25- Tossed Salad, deli platter

August 26- Tossed Salad, BBQ smoked pulled pork, FF, Kaiser rolls

August 27- Tossed Salad, Buffalo cordon bleu bites, mac and cheese

August 28- Tossed Salad, stuffed Chix, mashed pot, corn  

 The Hospiality committee headed by Greg Roberts worked very passionately to see this project through and you will be able to see those results starting with the 2010 Little League World Series. The hospitality committee is worked hard to have a luncheon on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Please join us if you can.



The 2012 Little League Baseball World Series Umpires received their awards at the on field presentation in Lamade Stadium from Mark McGill LLWSUAI President, Chris Thomas LLWSUAI Vice-President, and LLWSUAI Board Member Dave Stoker.


The 2015 Official Little League Umpire Registry membership is now open? All L.L. umpires should be active members of the Registry ..... membership shows your dedication to the goals and ideals of Little League Baseball Inc. Click here to join!



LLWSUAI would like to announce to its membership that we support Pitch in For Baseball. If you have recently updated your umpire equipment and looking to donate your old equipment Pitch in For Baseball would be a place that you can use.

 They will see to it that your equipment will be used by somebody who is less fortunate. Little League Baseball asks there leagues to support this organization. So were asking the members of the LLWSUAI to help as well.

Check out there web site at



This article was recently posted in the umpire newsletter November 09 'Fair Ball'. To download and read the here


History of the Association patch- courtesy Little League International Museum. To download and read this interesting here.