Maryland District 8: My Site News

Friday, July 25
Intermediate 50-70 Wins East Region goes to World Serries in California

Defeats Host Team 13-6 

Saturday, July 12
West Salisbury Seniors win State Title

Tuesday  7/23

No details available.



Saturday 7/19 

West Salisbury Majors win two over Sharpsburg 14 to 6 and 12 to 2 to clinch Maryland State Championship. The will travel to Bristol Connecticut to participate in the Mid Atlantic Regional.(New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and DC.

In less fortunate news the West 11s lost the "if game" to Rising Sun and are second in Maryland 


Friday 7/18

The West Salisbury Majors, who may have been in an information blackout in District 5, won 17 to 6 over Elkton emerge from the loosers bracket to the championship game . Need to win twice to win.

 The 11's lost in the championship game and get another shot tomorrow as the came from the winners bracket.

Good luck to both teams  

The Juniors and Seniors start their state campaigns tomorrow.


Thesday 7/15

Berlin 9-12s win 9 to 3 over  Brunswick

West 11s win 13 to 5 over Conococheague 

West Salisbury 11 year olds win third game at States 13-5 versus Conococheague Little League Garrett Southern was the winning pitcher.

Offense: Charles Mann – single, walk, two runs scored

Jacob Hare – two singles, double, two runs scored

Garrett Southern – triple, walk, hit by pitch, three runs scored

Paul Oscar – single, homerun, two runs scored

Alex Smoot – single

Aaron Combs – single, double, hit by pitch, run scored

Parker Massey – single, run scored

Austin Roe – run scored

George Adams – double

Matt Grant – hit by pitch, run scored  


Sunday 7/13

9-10s Berlin Wins 15 to 5 over Hughesville

1 0-11s  West Salisbury Wins 11 to 6 over Montgomery County

West Salisbury 11 year olds win 2nd game at states 11-6 versus Montgomery County little league. 

 Alex Smoot was the winning pitcher. 


Charles Mann double and run scored

Jacob Hare double and two runs scored

Paul Oscar single, double, two runs scored

Alex Smoot home run and run scored

Aaron Combs two doubles and two runs scored

Austin Roe sac fly and single, run scored


11-12 Majors West Salisbury losed to Elkton 13-11 

Saturday 7/12 

9-10s  Berlin 21 to 2 over

10-11s West Salisbury 7 to 3 over Rising Sun

West Salisbury 11 year olds win first game at States 7-3 versus Rising Sun.

Aaron Combs was the winning pitcher


Charles Mann – single with run scored

Jacob Hare – two singles and a double, two runs scored

Garrett Southern – two singles

Paul Oscar – walk, run scored

Alex Smoot – walk, single, two runs scored

George Adams – two singles, double

Ethan Votta – walk

Austin Roe – run scored

11-12 Majors West Salisbury 23 to 4 over Hughsville 

Saturday, July 5
District 8 Maryland Big League Champions

Defeated District 7 13 to3 in State Final

Kyle Skilling pitched a complete game for the win.

At the plate: Raekwon Sample had three hits including a home run to garner 4 RBI's

Dallas Harrington had two hits  including a home run and three RBI's

Mike Charles added a homerun.

District 8 will represent Maryland in the East Regional beginning this week in Dover, DE. 


 Previously in a 7-6 win over Hagerstone

Winning Pitcher Kyle Skilling

Hunter Parsons had 2 home runs and 4 RBIs

Ean Marvel a home run and 2 runs scored

Chase Harding a home run and 2 runs scored

Mike Charles a home run and a single

Tom Barlow 2 singles and a RBI

Simon Palenchar 2 singles

We plsy Tuesday at 6:00 for the state championship

Big League opens with 9 to 5 win over District 1

Winning Pitcher Chase Harding

Raekwon Sample two home runs and a single with 3 RBIs

Simon Palenchar a home run and a single with 3 RBIs

Noah Daniels, Dylan Peterman, Mike Jean Charles, Ramel Fields And Tommy Barlow all contributed singles to the win

Plays District 7 3:30 Sunday 7/6.

Sunday, July 6
Delmar Major Softball Defeats Sharpsburg 8 to 1 to Win State Title

Delmar cruises thru winners bracket to capture Maryland State Championship


Delmar   11

District 1 Sharpsburg   6


Winning Pitcher - Angelina Arter   6 IP   5 H   5 K   2 BB

Brielle Johnson      2-3   (2B, 2 R, RBI)

Ashlyn Carr      2B, 2 RBI

Jordan Moore   1 Hit, 2 R

Angelina Arter  1 Hit

Stephanie Massey  1 Hit


Delmar captured the Girls Major Softball Maryland State Title with a great team effort to get the victory. They will start East Regional play in Bristol, Connecticut against Delaware on Saturday July 19th at 11 am.    




Saturday, May 24
Thanks for Using Our 2014 Site

 Again this year we are posting the District 8 Tournament Rules and Guidelines. Hopefully, they will give the fans more understanding as to why teams travel or not, and what we District Representitives expect to find when we show up at a tournament site. Our goal is always to send the best team to the next level, as safely as possible, within the Little League rules. Go to the handouts section to download the word document.

If you find any mistakes or have any questions a nice email would be appreciated.

Be advised that tournament schedules can change right up to the start of the tournament! Little League Inc. MANDATES that we accept changes up to the last minute. Do not blame the District staff if you get it wrong because you didn't keep checking!

Thursday, June 19
2014 Winners

Tournament of Champions  Princess Anne Deal Island Lions

9-10 Baseball   Berlin  Maryland State Champions 

9-10 Softball   Delmar

10-11 Baseball   West Salisbury

Major Baseball   West Salisbury Maryland State Champions 

Major Softball  Delmar    Maryland State Champions

Intermediate Baseball   Berlin    Maryland State Champions East Region Champions

Junior Baseball  West Salisbury

Junior Softball

Senior Baseball  West Salisbury  Maryland State Champions 

Big League Baseball  Maryland State Champions 

Thursday, June 5

2014  Major Baseball Pool Play 

 Note: Ties in pool play are broken by first, head to head, and second by runs allowed per defensive inning.

After the sem-final round, the flip for host team will be called by the participant which has the lowest number of runs allowed per defensive inning.

Pool A

Team W L RA DI
  0  4   50  19
West Salisbury
  4  0   14  20
  3  1   18  24
  2  2   24  20
Snow Hill
  1  3   50  18

Pool B

Team W L RA DI
East Wicomico
  1  3  43  20
Princess Anne
  4  0  7  22
  3  1  10  20
  2  2  26  23
  0  4  52  19






Thursday, June 5

2014 9-10 Baseball Pool Play 

Note: Ties in pool play are broken by first, head to head, and second by runs allowed per defensive inning.

After the sem-final round, the flip for host team will be called by the participant which has the lowest number of runs allowed per defensive inning.

Pool A

Team W L RA DI
Snow Hill
 1 3  37 20
 0  4  79 14
Delmar  3  1  20 20
West Salisbury
 4  0  18   22
East Wicomico
 2  2  29 22

Pool B
Team W L RA DI
 4  0  4  18
Crisfield  0  4  69


Princess Anne
 1  3  41  17
 2  2  29  20
 3  1  19  23

W = Games won

L = Games Lost
DI = Defensive Innings  1 to 4 = Finals flip order
RA = Runs Against


Tuesday, July 17
Check out this Site
This is a great site for Major League Tournament history as well as the present tournaments in progress.

Personal Note

As some of you know,  and many do not, my wife Patty, formally Assistant District Administrator for Little League Baseball  was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in November of 2009.  To my knowledge she is the first purely Little League person to be so honored.  She was asked to provide a resume and I have posted it in the General handouts section. If you have a few minutes, take the time to read it. There was little news coverage, but we are all very proud of her.

Tuesday, July 13
What Little League should be about

Patty recieved the following email this morning and I reprint it here with the permission of the author. We should all be reminded about what is important.

Good Morning Patty: I just wanted to let everyone know at District 8 that when our team played in the Tournament of Champions against Delmar at the last game it was the most rewarding Little League Game that I think I have ever watched.  This spring I read a lot of negative comments about the teams and their coaches in the Salisbury area and basically how they like to “pick and choose” their players with the idea that winning at all costs is all that is important.   As you are aware, the Delmar team has a child that is mentally challenged.   My son was the one that was pitching to him when he got hit.   It was so rewarding to see that child get on base, do his cart wheel to second base and to see BOTH sides in the stands cheer for him when he came home.  It was overwhelming and I do not think that there was hardly a dry eye on either side.   That truly is what Little League is all about.   My husband has been a coach in Little League in Snow Hill for 12 years and to this day I have never seen him get obnoxious, overbearing or scream at another coach or umpire and to be honest he takes a lot of heat for it from some of the parents.   His Father was Athletic Director for Sports in Worcester County before he passed away 20 years ago and John always said that his Dad taught him above all SPORTSMANSHIP.    I wish that the entire District 8 teams and coaches could have been present at the Snow Hill/Delmar game to witness the true meaning of Sportsmanship.  It is a game that I will never forget. Faith Coleman – SafetySnow Hill Little League


Wednesday, July 17
Something Nice

The following email was recieved from the Delmar 9-10 Softball Manager.

From: "William \"BJ\" Hughes" To: "SHAWN JOHNSON" , "Jim Robinson (" Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:09:09 AM

Subject: Great Act of Kindness and Class!

Wanted to let you both know that the Sharpsburg Coaches (Jim Roupe, Buck Waters, Coach Griffith) displayed a great act of kindness and class after our game last night.

Jim Roupe approached me after the game to see if it would be alright for them to give our girls a District 1 Pin. I said sure. Buck Waters lined up the Sharpsburg girls on the 1st base side foul line and Delmar lined up on the 3rd base foul line.

Buck introduced his players one-by-one and they each gave a pin to our players and wished them good luck.

Although some of the Sharpsburg fans were rude and disrespectful to Angie throughout the game – I felt that it was necessary and appropriate to share what the coaches did after the game.

I met Buck and Jim last year when I travelled to Sharpsburg – they were classy then and classy last night – they are great guys!


Monday, June 24
2013 Winners

Tournament of Champions - West Salisbury Pemberton Pharmacy

9-10 Baseball------------Delmar Maryland State Champions

9-10 Softball--------------Delmar

10-11 Baseball-----------West Salisbury Maryland State Champions

Major Baseball----------Berlin

Major Softball------------Delmar

Junior Baseball------------West Salisbury

Senior Baseball------------Pocomoke


Friday, July 27
2012 Winners
Tournament of Champions  Berlin
9-10--------------- West Salisbury
10-11 -------------  Berlin                 Won Maryland State Championship
11-12 Majors-------- West Salisbury      Won Maryland State Championship
Junior League-------- Berlin
Senior League--------  West Salisbury    
District 8 Big League                       Maryland State Champions
9-10--------------- Delmar
11-12 Majors-------- Delmar

2011 Winners
Tournament of Champions  West Salisbury
9-10---------------  Berlin   (Won Maryland State
10-11 -------------  West Salisbury
11-12 Majors--------  West Salisbury
Junior League--------  West Salisbury
Senior League--------  West Salisbury
9-10--------------- Delmar  (Default)
11-12 Majors-------- Delmar  

2010 Winners
Tournament of Champions  Delmar Stateline Plumbing
9-10--------------- West Salisbury
10-11 -------------  Delmar, Won Maryland State
11-12 Majors--------  Berlin
Junior League--------  West Salisbury
Senior League--------  Delmar

2009 Winners
Tournament of Champions  West Salisbury Queen City
9-10---------------  West Salisbury
10-11 -------------  West Salisbury 
11-12 Majors-------- West Salisbury 
Junior League-------- West Salisbury
Senior League-------- West Salisbury 

2008 Winners
9-10 Lower Shore (Crisfield-Princess Anne)
Major Delmar
9-10 West Salisbury
10-11 West Salisbury
Majors Fruitland
Juniors Delmar
Seniors West Salisbury
Tournament of Champions
West Salisbury Elks


2007 Winners

Tournament of Champions West Salisbury Elks
9-10's Berlin
11's West Salisbury
Majors West Salisbury, Won Maryland State, Won Mid-Atlantic      Juniors West Salisbury
Seniors Delmar