Home of the 2011 Little League World Series Champions: World Series Champs

Tuesday, December 20
Disneyland honored the Ocean View Little League
 OVLL Honored at Disneyland

Disneyland honored the Ocean View Little League team, winners of the 2011 Little League World Series, at the park on Saturday, Sept. 17. The team was on a float that went down Main Street U.S.A. at the park, then had a team photo taken with Mickey Mouse in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Tuesday, December 20
2011 Little League World Series Champions
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Tuesday, December 20
World Series Champions are honored by O.C. State Representatives
OVLL LLWS Champions

The OVLL All Stars and World Series Champions are honored by O.C. State Representatives
including Senators Tom Harmon,Lou Correa, Bob Huff and Mimi Walters; Assembly Member Jim Silva,
& Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento.  Full story HERE



Friday, October 14
World Series Champions Welcomed home

  Special thanks to the hosts of our viewing parties:

  • Mahe in Seal Beach
  • Suds Sports Grill in HB
  • First Class Pizza in FV
  • Lampost Pizza on Goldenwest in HB


Tuesday, December 20
Huntington Beach honored the Little League World Series Champion

Little League World Series Celebration
BBQ, Parade & Fundraiser

Saturday, September 10, 2011, the City of Huntington Beach honored the Little League World Series Champion OVLL All Stars with a Parade down Main Street starting at 3:00 PM, followed by a presentation on the Huntington Beach Pier.

Prior to the Parade, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM a generous and classy group of sponsors hosted a BBQ fundraiser in the parking lot of The Huntington Beach Art Center, with proceeds benefitting the Ocean View Little League World Series Travel Fund and OVLL.

It was an enthusiastic, fun and rewarding event.  If you missed it, you can find video,
articles, and photos at the links below:



Tuesday, December 20
OVLL Bleeds Dodger Blue for a Night
OVLL Bleeds Dodger Blue for a Night


Justin Cianca (World Champion)



Current Team: Major Rockies      Jersey No:  9     Years at OVLL:  6

Past teams played on:  Farm Twins, Minor B Astros, Minor A Sidewinders, Minor A Red Wings, Major Padres and Winterball teams - Wasabi Warriors and Blues Brothers (and a Sister).

Favorite Coach: My Dad, Coach Jeff, Coach Z  High School likely to attend: 40% HBHS, 40% Edison, 20% OVHS

Other sports you play:  Soccer and Basketball

Goals and Aspirations:  To play for UCLA or the Washington Huskies in College.

What I will miss about OVLL:  Pretzels with Cheese! Raspberry Iced Tea! And hanging out far at least 6 hours at the fields every Saturday! (wait I have brothers!)

Fondest memory at OVLL: Definitely the pick-up games between the Minor A and Majors field. And almost hitting my mom with a homerun!

Message to OVLL:  Play hard! Try your best! And have a good attitude. Try not to imitate anyone, be yourself!



Dylan Palmer (World Champion)



Current Team: Nationals     Jersey No: 13   Years at OVLL: 8

Past teams played on: Yankees, Rockies, Royals, Orioles, Knights, Bats, Red Sox

Favorite Coach: My Dad and Jeff Pratto  High School likely to attend: HB or Edison

Other sports you play: Hockey and Football

Goals and Aspirations: I would like to be a Computer Programmer or work for MLB

What I will miss about OVLL: I will miss playing baseball with my friends.

Fondest memory at OVLL: My Home Runs and making the All Star team.

Message to OVLL: Never give up, follow your dreams, and live in the moment at OVLL. It will be the best time of your life (I think..I'm only 12). 



Jack Furry (World Champion)



Current Team: Dodgers            Jersey No: 13            Years at OVLL: 9

Past teams played on: Majors Yankees, Minor A Sidewinders, Minor A Bulls, Minor B Angels, Minor C Diamondbacks, Farm Diamondbacks, Tball Marlins, Tball Phillies

Favorite Coach: My Dad and Coach Cianca    High School likely to attend: HBHS

Other sports you play: Football, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, and Motorcycle riding.

Goals and Aspirations: For this season I would like to go toTOC again and make All-Stars.

What I will miss about OVLL:  Play baseball with my friends and the snack bar.

Fondest memory at OVLL: Hitting my first Grand Slam back in Minor B, winning the league, and going to TOC with the Sidewinders. and play 11 year old All-Stars last year.

Message to OVLL: My nine years at OVLL went by pretty fast. Enjoy your time with OVLL!



Ryo Takada (World Champion)



Current Team: Majors-Rays       Jersey No: 10            Years at OVLL: 4

Past teams played on: Minor B Giants, Minor A Bats, Minor A Express, Majors Cubs

Favorite Coach: All     Other sports you play: Football and basketball

Goals and Aspirations: Having to be famous at anything around the world

What I will miss about OVLL:  The times we played games, and the tennis ball game between the Majors and Minors A field

Fondest memory at OVLL: TOC!! When I was on the Bats and Cubs my team went to the championship game!!!

Message to OVLL: I've had a lot of fun at this league and I want you to have fun here. And always never give up. Believe in yourself and think of your next pitch!! OVLL Rocks!



Christian Catano (World Champion)



Current Team: Phillies     Jersey No:  5     Years at OVLL: 7

Past teams played on:  Astros, Astros, Cardinals, Rivercats, Bulls, Padres, Phillies

Favorite Coach: Coach Blokdyk  High School likely to attend: HB Highschool

Other sports you play:  Soccer, dirtbike and wakeboard

Goals and Aspirations:  be a pro athlete

What I will miss about OVLL:  The Hot Chocolate and the mini baseball games between the majors and minor A fences

Fondest memory at OVLL: Making the All Stars for the first time and playing in San Bernardino for the Championship

Message to OVLL:  Try Hard and don't let anybody tell you that you can't



Eric Anderson (World Champion)



Current Team: Rays      Jersey No:  6     Years at OVLL:  8

Past teams played on: T-Ball Pirates, Farm Team Astros, Minor C Red Sox, Minor B Dodgers, Minor A Bees (twice), Majors Cubs, Majors Rays

Favorite Coach: I am lucky to have all great coaches  High School likely to attend: Huntington Beach

Other sports you play:  Soccer and Basketball

Goals and Aspirations:  I would like to play high school sports.

What I will miss about OVLL:  Just being there.

Fondest memory at OVLL: It was an honor to represent OVLL on the All-Star team and in the TOC with the Cubs.

Message to OVLL:  Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time to make OVLL great. I especially want to thank my managers: Tod Carter, Dan Chambers, Eric Smith, Jeff Pratto, Eric Willis, Tony Cianca, Tod Minato, and Steven Blokdyk.



Trevor Windisch (World Champion)



Current Team: Nationals     Jersey No:  5     Years at OVLL:  7

Past teams played on:  Diamondbacks, Mariners, Twins, Red Wings, Knights, Red Sox, White Sox and Nationals

Favorite Coach: Jeff Pratto   High School likely to attend: Huntington or Edison

Other sports you play: Snowboard, Wakeboard, and football

Goals and Aspirations:  Become a professional baseball player and play for the Angels.

What I will miss about OVLL:  Playing pick up games.

Fondest memory at OVLL: Hitting a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 6th inning and playing All-Stars

Message to OVLL:  Practice as hard as you play!



Steven Kotkosky (World Champion)



Current Team: Angels        Jersey No: 6         Years at OVLL: 4

Past teams played on: Bulls, Sidewinders, Yankees

Favorite Coach: All     High School likely to attend: Don't know yet 

Other sports you play: Soccer, Karate, Football

What I will miss about OVLL:  is the 200 foot fence.

Fondest memory at OVLL: was the game when I pitched a shutout and hit two runs in the same game.

Message to OVLL: Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are right. BELIEVE!!



Nick Pratto (World Champion)



Current Team: Nationals      Jersey No:  4     Years at OVLL:  8

Past teams played on:  T-ball Cardinals, Farm Rockies, Minor C Royals, Minor B Orioles, Minor A River Cats, Majors Dodgers (twice), Majors Nationals + 3 Winterball Teams.

Favorite Coach: Dad and Mike Vercoe   High School likely to attend: HB or Mater Dei or ??

Other sports you play: Basketball and football

Goals and Aspirations:  Play high school and college baseball and get drafted by a warm weather team.

What I will miss about OVLL:  Playing with my friends and hanging out at the field. All Stars!!

Fondest memory at OVLL: Playing in San Bernardino in front of 14,000 friends and fans and a national ESPN audience - TWICE!!

Message to OVLL: Always play hard from the first pitch to the last out.



Jason Mayorga (World Champion)



Current Team: Braves     Jersey No:  14    Years at OVLL:  8

Past teams played on:  Tigers, Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Red Wings, Cubs, A's, Braves

Favorite Coach: Phil (AKA) My Dad  High School likely to attend: Huntington

Other sports you play:  Basketball

Goals and Aspirations:  Play Major League Baseball.

What I will miss about OVLL:  The food and hanging out with friends.

Fondest memory at OVLL: Hitting my first homerun in Minor B.

Message to OVLL:  Play hard, never give up, and be a good sport.



Hagan Danner (World Champion)



Current Team: Major Dodgers     Jersey No:  10    Years at OVLL: 8

Past teams played on:  Yankees, Orioles, Bats, Angels, Padres, Dodgers

Favorite Coach: Tod Minato, Sean Pouelsen  High School likely to attend: Huntingon Beach

Other sports you play:  Basketball, Soccer and Football

Goals and Aspirations:  To make it to the MLB

What I will miss about OVLL:  Hanging out with all my friends and playing in the games.

Fondest memory at OVLL: Playing in the Western Regional, and getting to the final game, unfortunately losing to Hawaii.

Message to OVLL:  Strive to reach your goals and always try to do your best.



Anthony Martinez (World Champion)



Current Team: Angels      Jersey No:  9     Years at OVLL:  8

Past teams played on: Angels, Dodgers, Twins, Mariners, Cubs, River Cats, White Sox, and Angels

Favorite Coach: Jose Martinez (dad)  High School likely to attend: Huntington Beach High School

Other sports you play:  Football, Volleyball, and Basketball

Goals and Aspirations:  To make it to the major leagues.

What I will miss about OVLL:  The thing I would miss the most is playing baseball with my friend

Fondest memory at OVLL: My fondest memory was when I hit my first home run.

Message to OVLL: My message to OVLL is to have fun.



Braydon Salzman (World Champion)



 Current Team: Atlanta Braves      Jersey No:  10     Years at OVLL:  2

Past teams played on:  LA Dodgers

Favorite Coach: Jeff Pratto  High School likely to attend: Edison

Other sports you play:  Basketball

Goals and Aspirations:  To become a Major League Pitcher

What I will miss about OVLL:  Playing tennis ball in between the Minor A and Majors Field

Fondest memory at OVLL: Pitching my first no hitter

Message to OVLL:  Never give up keep fighting until the end.



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