Tuesday, May 6, 2014
MAJOR DIVISION LITTLE LEAGUE - BRLL, NCLL, SFLL AND GVLL ALL IN THE HUNT
First let's look at each league and their teams individually. Then the top teams collectively of each collectivly as well as when they are scheduled to meet.
Bear River Little League
The Diamondbacks (7-1) have the best overall record in this 3 team league. Their only loss of the season was delivered by the Bear River White Sox (5-2) in their first game on the spring behind a strong pitching performance by Cole Winter. The Dbacks have a lethal combination of 10 returning players who can pitch, field as well as hit the long ball. This team has recorded a No Hitter which was thrown by Ryan Bradford as well as Home runs by Caleb Edwards, Justin Powell, Caleb Hurst, Braden Fowler as well as Bradford.
The BRLL White Sox (who were the BRLL TOC team in 2013) are a young team when compared to the Dbacks. They have one of the best pitchers in the area in Winter who is 11. Winter as well as Anthony Vierra (11 y/o) are both veteran travel ball players along with Colby Lundsford (10 y/o) who can and have hit the long ball as well. This is the team which could give the Dbacks a run for the title.
BRLL's top two teams have a 1-1 record against each other. The Dbacks have not played the NC Angeles (8-0-1) as of yet while the Sox lost to the area's top team in a high scoring affair.
Grass Valley Little League
Grass Valley Little League is led by the Dodgers who carry an overall record of 5-2 according to the League's website while the Giants are 4-3. The Giants have two beast travel ball players in Kai Labarbera and Tucker Ramos. Both of who have knocked the ball out of the park. This League's top spot race may come down to their final meeting on June 4.
Nevada City Little League
The Nevada City Little League Angels are out in front of the NC Red Sox (6-3) by 2.5 games. They also dropped them 7-2 earlier in the season. Recently the Angels tied a game 5-5 to their leagues last place team. It can be difficult to keep a group of kids playing hard when the play teams they know they should beat. This game is one area of concern for this top team over the longer TOC run.
Sierra Foothill Little League
Sierra Foothill is led by the 6-2 Angels. This team has mostly played teams within the SFLL therefore we know they are the standout. They do have a match up on Friday with the Dbacks which will set the measuring stick as we move forward.
The Diamondbacks are one of the top teams but they will be tested on 6/2 vs BR White Sox and then again on 6/5 at 7pm. vs the Nevada City Angels at Pioneer Park in what could work out to be the regular season championship game.