Winterball, 2016 Registration Now Open!


 

Winterball, 2016 Registration Now Open!

Winterball (sometimes termed ‘Fall Ball’) is a great opportunity to build on the accomplishments of the spring season.  The main focus is player development, allowing players some additional practice and game experience to hone their skills going into next season.

The number of teams and games depends on the number of players that register, and the number of managers and coaches that volunteer.  Last year we had 5 Minor, 5 Major, and 2 Junior Division teams; we are anticipating a similar turnout this fall.  Practices will start on August 17th, with the first game tentatively planned for Sunday, August 28th.  Games are typically one during the week and one on Sundays, running through October. 

There will also be several games against teams from other leagues, with some will be at our home Folsom American fields, and some at the other league’s fields, which adds a nice element to the experience.

IMPORTANT:  League Ages for Winterball is what the player will be for the next Spring season.  That means if your player was 10 for the 2016 season, they will be considered league age 11 for Winterball.

Players that will be league age 7 through 14 (for the 2017 Spring season) are invited to register.

We are planning for four divisions of play – Juniors, Majors, Minors and (new this year) our ‘Up and Comers’ division, which will cater to the more junior players.

Also new this year for FALL, we will be doing player evaluations on August 11th and 12th, tentatively planned for 6pm each day.  Player evaluations will allow us to better align players of like ability, thereby promoting the best developmental experience possible.  Players league age 8 through 12 are required to attend one of the two player evaluation sessions to be eligible to be placed on a team.  7 year olds will be placed on an ‘Up and Comer’s’ division team, and players 13 and 14 will be placed to a Junior division team.  

To sign up, visit the registration page.  Like previous years, in addition to players we need Managers, Coaches, Volunteers and Umpires.  The corresponding registration forms for those positions are included on our registration page.

The registration process will be QUICK – we will be forming teams on August 15th, just one month from now. Registration will turn into a waitlist process after player evaluations, on August 11th.  If you’re interested please take a moment to jump on and register today!

Folsom American Little League
info@fallbb.com

by: Folsom American Little League

D54 All Star Tournament - Recap

2016 D54 All Star Tournament 

Monday (7/10) (Final) Update:

Congratulations to the El Dorado Hills Majors All Stars, who defeated Roseville West tonight 4-3 to claim the D54 title.  Great job EDH.  Good luck in sectionals! All brackets have been updatd to include final results. 

2016 9_10s All Star Bracket

2016 11s All Star Bracket

2016 Majors (12s) All Star Bracket

2016 Juniors (13s & 14s) All Star Bracket

 

 

Sunday (7/10) Update:

Roseville West brought their best offense and some great pitching tonight.  Our Majors fought valiantly, but ended up falling to Roseville West, ending their All Star run.  Roseville West advances to the championship game against Woodcreek tomorrow evening.  

We are super proud of our Majors team - they had an unbelievable season, and showed some amazing abilities and fortitude both during the season and in the All Star tournament.  Great job guys - you represented our league well.

In the other divisions, Woodcreek defeated El Dorado Hills 9-7 to claim the 9_10 D54 Title; El Dorado Hills defeated Folsom National on Saturday to claim the title for the 11s, and Woodcreek defeated Folsom National on Thursday, 7/7 to claim the Junior division title.  Brackets have been updated with results through 7/10.  Go FALL!

 

Saturday (7/9) Update:

Our Majors ran into a mighty tough pitcher in their game versus El Dorado Hills this morning.  They fought hard, but ended up dropping the contest 9-0.  Next up is a rematch against Roseville West tomorrow (Sunday) night at 6pm.  A win on Sunday puts them in the championship game on Monday!  

Come on out and help rally them!  Your support can make the difference!  See you there!

 

Friday (7/8) Update:

Our 9_10s fought hard tonight, but came up short to the EDH team.  They finished the D54 tournament in fourth place.  Great job team!  We are very proud of you!

Our Majors team is in the semi-final of the winners bracket on Saturday morning - first pitch is at 9am at Mann Park in Folsom.  Come on out and root them on! 

 

Thursday (7/7) Update:

Both of our All Star teams won tonight!  The 9_10s topped the Roseville West team 12-2 in five innings, and the Majors won 18-0 in four innings.  

Next up - the 9_10s play the El Dorado Hills 9_10s tomorrow (Friday) night at 5pm at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills.  Come on out and bring your support!

The Majors play on Saturday, conicidentally also against the El Dorado Hills team, at 9am on Saturday 7/9.  Should they win, they will advance to the championship game on Monday!

 

Wednesday (7/6) Update:  

No FALL teams in action tonight, but TOMORROW both our 9_10s and Majors (12s) teams will square off with Roseville West!.  The 9_10s play first at 5pm, at Jeff Mitchell Field (3610 Park Drive) in El Dorado Hills.  The Majors follow at 7:30 at Mann Park (1051 Black Diamond Drive) in Folsom.  Come out and help rally our boys!  Your support can make the difference!
 
 

Tuesday (7/5) Update:  

Our 9_10s defeated Maidu this evening 9-7 in a back and forth thriller.  Adam Smaglik started on the hill, allowing one run over the first three innings.  Ryan Shehadi added a two run homer in third to put the 9_10s up 5-1.  Maidu rallied back in the 5th to take the lead 6-5, but then key hits by Cooper Babb and JT Remolona sparked a four run rally to put them up 9-6.  Mikey Granrud came in to pitch in the bottom of the sixth, closing the game out aided by an unbelievable defensive stab by Shehadi.  

Next game for the 9_10s is on Thursday, 7/7, at 5pm at Jeff Mitchell Field.

Also in action on Tuesday, our Junior Division All Stars fell to Roseville West in a tight, high scoring battle, 12-13.  This being their second loss, ends their all star run.  Our Juniors had to battle through the losers bracket, enduring two games on Saturday, 7/2, competing through out.  We are super proud of you.  Great job!

 

Monday (7/4) Update: 

On Sunday our Majors defeated Hangtown 10-0.  They were leading 7-0 in the bottom of the fourth, when they rallied for back to back to back home runs by Josh Tremain, Sam Anderson and Nolan Goodwin, closing the game out.  Next up is the winners bracket semi final against Roseville West on Thursday, July 7th at Mann Park.  First pitch is at 7:30pm. 

Also upcoming, our FALL Juniors will be taking on the Roseville West Juniors on Tuesday, July 5th, at Mahany Park in Roseville.  First pitch is at 5pm.  And finally, also on Tuesday, our 9_10s will face off with Maidu at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills.  First pitch is at 7:30pm.  

The brackets have been updated with results through 7/4.  Go FALL!

 

Saturday (7/2) update:  

Last night, on Friday, 7/1, the 9_10s rallied in the sixth inning, but couldn't overcome an early deficit, falling to Ponderosa 8-5.  Their next game is on Tuesday, 7/5, against the winner of Maidu and Divide (they play on Sunday morning).  First pitch is at 7:30pm.  

On Saturday morning, the 12s (Majors) opened up against Divide this morning at Mann and looked very sharp, coasting easily to a 36-0 win.  Next up is Hangtown, first pitch at 8:30am at Mann. 

Also on Saturday morning, the 11s faced off against the Hangtown team at Stonehouse Park in Rancho Murieta.  The game was a tight one, with the 11s rallying to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the 6th.  But in the end they couldn't hold on, falling in a heartbreak fashion 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth.  This is the second loss for the 11s, ending their run. 

Finally, Saturday was a busy day for our Juniors.  At 9am they fell in a high scoring game versus Folsom National, 14-15.  With the loss, they had to play again at 3pm versus Ponderosa, where they coasted to a 17-3 win.  Next up for them is Roseville West on Tuesday, 7/5.  First pitch is at 5pm at Mahany Park in Roseville. 

by: Folsom American Little League

CHAMPS! YANKEES WIN D54 2016 MAJOR DIVISION TOC CHAMPIONSHIP!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Major Division Yankees, who defeated Roseville West 17-6 to claim the 2016 District 54 Major Division TOC Championship.  The Yankees won five games in five days en route to the title.  They jumped out on Roseville West 10-0 in the first inning, and then coasted to the 17-6 win.  Great job Yankees!  We are incredibly proud of you!  Go FALL!

 

 

by: Folsom American Little League

Training Opportunity: FLC Baseball, Summer Lessons

by: Folsom American Little League

Congratulations to our 2016 FALL All Stars!

by: Folsom American Little League

Winterball, 2016 - Registration coming soon

 

Hi Everyone –

Winterball (also known as 'fall ball') runs from late August through October.  Practices start the third week of August, with games starting in September, and running through October.  It includes games against both other FALL teams, and neighboring leagues.  Last year we collaborated with eight different leagues, including Pondo, Hangtown, Folsom National and Cosumnes River.

Registration will open in mid July; an email announcement will come out prior to registration start with more details.  

We are in the process of confirming the structure of our 2016 Winterball season.  

Minimally, we anticipate having three divisions, Minor, Major and Junior.  Minor is league ages 8 through 10, Major 10 through 12, and Juniors includes the 13 and 14 year olds.  League age is calculated for the 2017 season, so if your player was league age 12 for the 2016 Spring season, he or she will be considered 13 for the Winterball season, and be eligible for the Juniors division.

Look for more detail to come out in the next two weeks, with a registration opening announcement in mid July. 

Thanks!

Folsom American Little League
info@fallbb.com

 

by: Folsom American Little League

CONGRATULATIONS ANGELS, ROYALS, YANKEES AND BLUE JAYS!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Major Division Angels, who defeated the Indians 12-0 on Friday night to claim the Major Division, 2016 End of Season Tournament championship.  The Angels will join the Major Division Yankees in representing FALL at the District 54 Tournament of Champions. 

And Congratulations to the Junior Division Blue Jays, the AAA Division Royals and the AA Division Yankees, who all claimed their respective End of Season Tournament Championships.  The final brackets are included below.  Great job!

AA EOST Bracket

AAA EOST Bracket

Major Division EOST Bracket

Junior Division EOST Bracket

by: Folsom American Little League