Porterville Little League: Welcome

  WELCOME TO PORTERVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE, DISTRICT 34

STATE BOUND!  STATE BOUND!  STATE BOUND!  OUR INTERMEDIATE (50-70) ALL-STAR TEAM JUST WON TWO THRILLERS AT SECTIONS IN CHOWCHILLA.  SEE PHOTO BELOW!  THEY BEAT SUNNYSIDE OF FRESNO (WHO HAD BEEN TOGETHER ALL SEASON AND ONLY HAD LOST ONE GAME)!  THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ELECTRIFYING!  AIDEN JACKSON CAME UP WITH THE BIG "W" (HE PITCHED EXTREMELY WELL ON THE BIG STAGE IN HIS FIRST EVER ALL-STAR APPEARANCE); AND JAYLEN OATS SEALED THE DEAL!  CONGRATULATIONS BOYS; YOU WERE SIMPLY AWESOME!  THEY WILL BE GOING TO THE SAN JOSE AREA IN EARLY JULY TO CONTINUE THEIR AWESOME RUN!  PORTERVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE IS ALIVE AND WELL!  THAT IS FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS THAT WE HAVE SENT A TEAM TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TWO GAMES;

IN GAME ONE; DOMINIC TERAN AND ARROW FRANCO HAD HOMERUNS THAT WERE CRUCIAL.  TOMAS SALAS WAS THE CLOSER.  HE SHUT THE DOOR AS PORTERVILLE EDGED OUT SUNNYSIDE 5-4!  DIEGO DULAY AND RICHIE BAILEY COMBINED FOR 5 SOLID INNINGS.  MARK CULWELL HAD TWO HITS AND MIGUEL RUIZ WAS SOLID AS A ROCK BEHIND THE DISH!  PORTERVILLE USED SIX PITCHERS!

IN GAME TWO;

SUNNYSIDE THREW THEIR ACE THAT JUST BLEW GAS.  THIS KID (ANDREW HERRERA) IS ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE NATION.  HE PLAYS SHORTSTOP (WHEN HE'S NOT PITCHING) FROM LEFT-FIELD!  GOING INTO THE TOP OF THE 6TH WITH THE SCORE 3-3 (PORTERVILLE HAD SCORED TWO OF THEIR THREE RUNS ON AN ERROR AND A PASSED BALL), HERRERA HAD TO LEAVE THE MOUND DUE TO PITCH COUNT. PORTERVILLE SCORED 4 RUNS IN THE 6TH AND 1 IN THE 7TH.  DIEGO DULAY HAD A HUGE DOUBLE AND ARROW FRANCO HAD ANOTHER BIG HIT!  FRANCO FINISHED WITH 2 HITS!  JAYLEN OATS HAD A DOUBLE AND A TRIPLE OFF OF HERRERA WHICH WAS TOTALLY IMPRESSIVE!  AND, THEN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH; WITH THE TYING RUN AT THE PLATE (RUNNERS AT 2ND AND 3RD)....OATS HAD THE BALL ON THE MOUND AND STRUCK OUT THE FINAL TWO HITTERS!  THE PLAYERS WENT NUTS!  THEY TOOK A VICTORY LAP WITH THE BANNER; TOOK A ZILLION PICTURES; AND ARE HAVING A BIG PARTY TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE.  THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY HARD!  MIGUEL RUIZ WAS AWARDED THE GAME BALL FOR HIS GRITTY PLAY BEHIND THE PLATE! CHRISTIAN SANCHEZ AND RICHIE BAILEY PLAYED GREAT DEFENSE!  OUR PORTERVILLE BOYS OF SUMMER ARE NOW "STATE BOUND"!

THE REST OF OUR ALL-STAR TEAMS WILL START DISTRICT PLAY THIS WEEKEND!  LET'S KEEP WINNING PORTERVILLE!  WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START THE ALL-STAR SEASON! 

OUR MAJORS CHAMP (A'S) AND MINORS CHAMP (EXPRESS) ARE NOW CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 34!  WOW! BEHIND THE WONDERFUL LEADERSHIP OF PAUL VERA (A'S) AND JESSE CORREA (EXPRESS) OUR CHAMPIONS BECAME CHAMPIONS AGAIN!  CHECK OUT THE PICTURES BELOW! 

THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR PORTERVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE!  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR AMAZING KIDS AND COACHES.   

SWINGING FOR THE KIDS!

THAD REECE  

 

 


 


 

 

 



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