Radnor-Wayne Little League: RWLL News

Friday, April 19
Laura & Van Scott Scholarship opportunity

On September 17, 2005, District 27 Administrator Joe Nartowicz announced the creation of the Laura & Van Scott Scholarship at the annual League President and Outstanding Volunteer Awards banquet. The award recognizes the many contributions and years of service of Laura and Van to the Little League programs in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Shortly after relocating to southeast Pennsylvania, Van and Laura took to Little League as one of the ways to channel their energies as well as to give something to the community. The Scotts were founding members of Pottstown Little League with Van serving as the first league president and Laura serving on the League Board. Both continue to serve the Pottstown Little League Board in various capacities. During their time at Pottstown, Van and Laura also served as Assistant District Administrators under Tony Marra in PA District 23. In 1993, District 23 was split into 3 districts with Van taking the District Administrator position and Laura taking the Financial Coordinator position for District 27. Over the next eleven years, these two were the heart and soul of PA District 27 spending countless hours in organizing and managing the affairs of District 27. Van and Laura stepped down from their district responsibilities in 2004 but still remain very active in Pottstown Little League.

Through donations and good fiscal management, the scholarship award since 2010 has been increased $1,000. The scholarship is available to one baseball and one softball participant from PA District 27 each year. Please click here for the scholarship application. Complete and forward to:

- Suzanne Battaglia; C/O Laura & Van Scott Scholarship; 49 Yale Road; Havertown, PA 1908
- or email to mailbox@PADistrict27.org


RWLL Parent/Volunteer Pledge
   RWLL Parent/Volunteer Pledge 
  • I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
  • I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.
  • I will help keep area clear of litter and trash, before and after games.
  • I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
  • I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

PUBLICITY

As recognition of the players in the Little League programs, the league encourages publicity in local newspapers.  In order to make this happen, parents can contact the coach for a short write-up and brief description of the highlights of their game with 3 or 4 names.  If each team should submit enough articles to get every players name in the paper at least once during the season.  Volunteer league reporters are needed in each division and should contact your league director to get started.

Safety

The league rules regarding safety are given in the rule sections of the back of the handbooks and on the Forms and Handout page on this site.  Please note the rules concerning not swinging bats and about wearing helmets because these can prevent major causes of injury.  All parents, players and coaches should be safety-conscious about preventing major injuries, but realize that the sport does involve slipping, falling and other injuries.  First aid kits are issued with equipment and ice packs.  The expanded Safety Plan can be viewed on Forms and Handout page.



Little League has banned the use of many composite bats for BASEBALL - see link for approved composites

http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2011/Sep-Dec/LLAnnouncesBatRuleChangesfor2012Season.htm



Coaches registration info
COACHES – MUST Register online with the same username/password as their player AND complete the Little League Volunteer Form www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/VolunteerApp13.pdf  Please complete the form, scan and email to radnorwaynelittleleague@gmail.com

Thursday, August 5
RWLL Jrs Softball battle to 4th place at States!

The RWLL Jrs Girls softball team traveled 7 hours out near Erie, PA to play in the PA State Championships the weekend of 7/30. RWLL opened on Friday by defeating Caln 6-3 in a late night game. After falling behind 1-0 in the 4th inning, RWLL exploded for 6 runs in the fifth inning and held on for the 6-3 victory. Kyla Crombie led the way with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. On Day 2, RWLL struggled in the afternoon against West Point, PA and an early 2-0 lead deteriorated into 15-2 defeat by the time the 7th inning ended. However, the RWLL girls showed their mettle by rebounding late that same night and defeated Worthington Armstrong in dramatic fashion, winning 5-4 in the 8th inning. The victory was one of RWLL's best games of the summer, and moved the girls into the final four of the State. Early in the game, back to back doubles by Crombie and Ali Birtwistle had given RWLL a 1-0 lead, and then back to back triples by Isabel Schaefer and Alexa Royle doubled the lead. However, Worthington came back to tie the game at 2, and then went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th on a big triple by their clean up hitter. RWLL had battled from behind all summer and again came right back in the top of the 6th when Birtwistle knocked in Crombie to tie the game and then ultimately scored on a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. In the bottom of the 7th, Worthington tied the game right away and was poised to win with a runner on 3B until Morgan Campbell caught a sinking line drive in RF and then Kelsey McCue struck out the clean up hitter on a full count pitch to move the game to extra innings. In the 8th, Crombie led off with a double and ultimately scored on a bunt from Campbell and RWLL shut the door in the bottom of the inning near midnight to seal the thrilling 5-4 victory. On Day 3, RWLL played Carbino Club Little League from the Scranton area, who quickly built a 6-0 lead in the 3rd inning with the help of four RWLL errors coupled with a few key hits. RWLL battled back one last time, closing to 7-5 with the bases loaded in the sixth inning but that is where the game, and the season, ultimately ended for RWLL Jrs Softball. Carbino and West Point were set to battle for the State title 8/3. Playing for RWLL at States were Birtwistle, Campbell, Caitlin Connor, Crombie, Blake Massaro, Becky Maz, McCue, Siobhan Osborne, Royle and Schaefer.

For news and pictures click on the "RWLL News" menu item on the left. 



Tuesday, May 31
RWLL 2011 12 yr old Mid Spring Classic players - Memorial Day Weekend

2011-Majors-Classic-Players

2010 Jr Sectional picture
Wednesday, July 28
Congratulations to the 2010 Sectional Junior Softball Champs!

On Monday night July 27, the Radnor Wayne Little League Jr Softball team won the Section 8 title by mandhandling Hatboro 12-0. The Section 8 title is the second in a row for the majority of this team, but only the fifth overall sectional title in RWLL history. En route to the sectional championship, RWLL opened by defeating Hatboro 7-1, and then whitewashed the Bensalem Ramblers 10-0. Isabel Schaefer and Kelsey McCue combined on the mound in each of the three sectional games to dominate the opponents' hitters, striking out 23 girls across 18 innings and allowing a total of 7 hits and only 1 unearned run. In the championship game, singles by Kyla Crombie, McCue, Blake Massaro, Schaefer, and Alexa Royle and a great bunt by Holly Pachella helped build a 4-0 lead, and then Becky Maz' bases loaded triple in the 4th solidified the big lead. Royle had three hits in the game while Siobhan Osborne and Crombie each had two hits as part of 12 hit offensive attack. Against Bensalem, the offense received 9 hits from 9 different girls with Morgan Campbell contributing a two RBI single. In the first game against Hatboro, Casey Riley had three hits and two RBIs, while Massaro, Caitlin Connor and Schaefer each contributed two hits. RWLL has completed a 6-0 run through Districts and Sectionals, and moves onto the PA Jrs State tournament out in Columbus, PA (near Erie), opening this Friday at 8 pm vs the champion of Section 7."

Morgan Campbell, Becky Maz, Ali Birtwistle, and Alexa Royle. Middle Row, Kelsey McCue, Kyla Crombie, Blake Massaro and Holly Pachella. Seated,  Siobhan Osborne and Isabel Schaefer. Missing: Casey Riley, Caitlin Connor and Anna Russo. The team is coached by John Schaefer, Lenn Margolis, Chris Massaro and Charlie Campbell.

Click here to see more pictures of the team


Tuesday, July 20
Congratulations to the 2010 District 27 Junior Softball Champs!

RWLL Softball Jrs won the District 27 title Saturday 7/17 by defeating Upper Providence 4-3. Radnor Wayne trailed 3-2 after 5 innings, but tied the game at 3 in the 6th inning and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th on a two out RBI grounder by Ali Birtwistle to drive in Kelsey McCue. Casey Riley had hit a two out two run single in the 4th inning to give RWLL a brief 2-1 lead. McCue and Isabel Schaefer shared the pitching duties, with Schaefer finishing up the final four innings and earning the victory. Earlier in the week, RWLL opened District play by defeating Upper Providence 2-1 also in the bottom of the 7th inning after a dramatic two out RBI double by Schaefer tied the game and a grounder by Siobhan Osborne drove in Schaefer. RWLL then routed Exton 17-4 after trailing early on by the score of 3-0. Schaefer had four hits while Osborne, Anna Russo and Blake Massaro each had two hit games as RWLL pounded out 14 hits overall.

RWLL moves onto Sectionals which start Thursday, 7/22, at Upper Providence Little League.

Pictured: Casey Riley, Becky Maz, Alexa Royle, Isabel Schaefer, Kelsey McCue, Kyla Crombie, Morgan Campbell, Anna Russo, Blake Massaro, Holly Pachella and Caitlin Connor, Siobhan Osborne and Ali Birtwistle.

The team is coached by John Schaefer, Lenn Margolis, Chris Massaro and Charlie Campbell.”



2010 Jr Softball Champs

Play Ball!
Click on the following link - http://www.playgroupwithsylviaplath.com/2010/04/play-ball.html - to read from the blog of local author Molly Baker about the joys of little league.  Molly's children play in RWLL.

Latest News and More
Click here to see pictures of the 2010 Jr. Softball District 27 and Section 8 champs, the 2009 Jr. and Sr. Softball District 27 and Section 8 champions and 10-11 Softball Tournament Runners-up.

Click here to see pictures of some RWLL teams from 2007-2009.

Click here to see details about softball including the league officers.

Click here to see list of baseball officers.



Saturday, July 18
Congratulations to the 2009 District 27 and PA Section 8 Senior Softball Champs!

The RWLL Senior Softball team won all three games in the District 27 tournament to capture the championship.  They defeated Devon-Strafford by a score of 12-5, Pottstown 8-2 and Pottstown again in the finals coming from behind to win by a score of 2-1.

In the Section 8 tournament the girls defeated Levitown-Pacific by a score of 11-1 to advance to the States in Pittsburgh. Click the header of this item to see an article and another picture of the girls in the Main Line Media News!

Pictured below after their District 27 win are top row: Julia Gramiak, DA Hazan, Jamie Gorson, Allie Bare, Breanna Hockersmith, Emma Nicosia, Celia Parkin and Jackie Price.
Bottom row: Becky Maz, Caitlin Sullivan and Brittany Bentz.  
Missing from the picture is Devon Walker and Katie Fitton



2009 Sr Softball Champs

Monday, July 20
Congratulations to the 2009 District 27 Junior Softball Champs!
The Radnor Wayne Little League Jrs All Star Tournament Team won the District 27 softball title by defeating a combined team from Chester Valley and Great Valley Little Leagues 2-1. Kelsey McCue pitched 7 strong innings, allowing only four hits, and drove in both runs with a two out single in the fourth inning. The RWLL Jrs, comprised of 13 and 14 yr olds, combined outstanding defense with timely hitting the whole tournament as they defeated the same CV/GV team 4-1 and Berwyn Paoli 9-0 earlier in the tournament. RWLL will begin Sectional play this Friday, July 25, in Hatboro, PA.

Pitcured: Kyla Crombie, Siobhan Osborne, Colby Walker, Alexa Royle, Isabel Schaefer, Erin Reid, Blake Massaro, Kelsey McCue and Tori Viggiano.  Coaches Chris Massaro, John Schaefer and Lenn Margolis.
Missing from the photo are Ali Birtwistle, Lili Evans and Lindsay Price.



2009 Softball District Champs

Wednesday, July 22
Congratulations to girls 10-11 District 27 softball runners up!
The Radnor Wayne Little League 10-11 year old All Star Tournament Team captured District 27 Runner Up Honors. The girls lost 10-9 in the district final to Exton, after a memorable game. Through an impressive rally the girls overcame an 8-2 deficit and tied the game 9-9, before weather caused the game to be continued at a later date. In the continuation game, Radnor was defeated 10-9 in the 7th inning.

Pictured are: Noelle Zimmerman, Kerry Hamill, Amanda Davis, Emmy Steele, Fallon Quinn, Olivia Royle, Kristin Hamill, Megan McGrath, Sara Osman, Kayce McCue, and Chloe Allen. Coaches Dennis Steele, Joe Hamill and Team Manager/Head Coach Dave McGrath



2009 10-11 softball runners up

Wednesday, July 29
Congratulations to the 2009 Section 8 Junior Softball Champs!
The RWLL Softball Jrs (14U) team won the PA Section 8 title on July 26 in convincing fashion, dominating Morrisville 16-1. RWLL joined it's Srs (16U) team in giving RWLL two Section 8 softball titles and sending two teams onto States. RWLL pounded 18 hits, with Kyla Crombie (3 runs, 1 RBI), Kelsey McCue (1 run, 4 RBIs), Blake Massaro (2 runs) and Isabel Schaefer (2 runs) each contributing three hits. Lindsay Price added a single and a triple with 3 RBIs while Siobhan Osborne was 1 for 3 with 2 runs and an RBI. RWLL scored five runs in the first inning, capped by Colby Walker's two out, 2 run single, and then put the game away with ten runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Ali Birtwistle helped spark the team with some aggressive baserunning, and everybody in the lineup had a hit or scored a run!

The Morrisville team, which had won the Sections two years ago as 12s, opened this year's Sections with a strong 11-1 win over Upper Moreland and was a confident team coming into RWLL's opener last Friday night. RWLL persevered through three lightning delays before recording an 8-2 victory. In this game, leadoff hitter Osborne jump started the offense with three hits (2 runs, RBI) including a double while Crombie was 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. Price had a single and double along with 2 RBIs and Alexa Royle smashed a triple and scored a run. RWLL jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, also capped with a big two out RBI single by Erin Reid.

McCue and Schaefer were solid in handling the pitching duties through the two games, striking out 13 batters and allowing only 8 hits combined over 12 total innings. RWLL continued its outstanding defensive play, led by catcher Alexa Royle gunning out four baserunners over the two games.

RWLL is now 5-0 through Districts and Sections, outscoring it's opponents 39-5! The girls move on to the PA Jrs. State tournament which will be held near Wilkes Barre, PA from 7/31 through 8/4.

Picture: Erin Reid and Siobhan Osborne, Alexa Royle, Colby Walker, Lindsay Price, Kyla Crombie, Isabel Schaefer, Kelsey McCue, Ali Birtwistle and Blake Massaro.
Coaches Chris Massaro, Lenn Margolis and John Schaefer.



2009 Softball Jr Sectional Champs

 

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League Officers and League Directors for 2013
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Division Name Phone Email
Commissioner Emily Remphrey
  the5remphreys@verizon.net
Asst. Commissioner John Schaefer   john.schaefer@longstreth.com

Tee Ball/T-Shirt Director

K & 1st grade

Jane Tobias  

tobias@email.chop.edu

       

Rookie/Pony Director

2nd & 3rd grade

Dave McGrath 283-3270 (cell) damjr521@msn.com
       
Minors Director Jim Dolan 215-680-2850 (cell) jdolan@cozen.com
Majors Director Trisha Macrone 764-7300 my3chicks@msn.com
Junior/Senior Director Jim Cunilio 525-7828 cunilio@verizon.net
Equipment Dave McGrath 283-3270 (cell) damjr521@msn.com
       
President Bill Quinn
526-2876
 
Executive Vice President Jim Riley
520-9168
Jimriley@att.net
Treasurer Mike Stephano   mstephano@stephanoslack.com
Secretary / Registrar Emily Remphrey   the5remphreys@verizon.net
Safety Officer Chris Reid, MD 520-0483 absenty@aol.com
Information Officer / Web Master Gary Rathsmill   gRathsmill@hotmail.com
Board Member
Bob Miccolis
688-3589
rmiccolis@deloitte.com
Softball Clinic co-director
Darcy Gramiak
   
Practice Fields Coordinator Open