The local area Little Leagues (McIntire, Monticello & Central) and the Jefferson Area Girls Softball are in the midst of their sign up period. In person sign ups for both will be held January 26-28 at Walker Elementary in Charlottesville and at Mud House in Crozet(softball only) from 6-8 pm. Information and forms are available for softball at http://www.eteamz.com/jeffersonareagirlssoftball .
The VA Rowdies Elite win the ASA College Showcase in Harrisburg PA on July 24-25. The Rowdies lost their first game on saturday and then won 7 games in row(including 5 on sunday) to win the championship. With tempature hovering around the upper 90's all weekend the Rowdies became the first team from Virginia to win the tournament in it's 10 year existence. This year's Harrisburg Showcase included teams from PA,NJ,MD,NY and VA.
9U Cal Ripken Virginia State Champion has survived pool play at the
Southeast Region tournament in Morganton, NC. They entered the single
elimination phase of the tournament with a 3-1 record, having only lost
to the team representing Sarasota, Florida. They lost that game 5-3.
It's every kids dream. Have the game come down to the last inning/second and deliver the winning run or points. Culpeper catcher Corey Twomey can cross that off his bucket list as he drove a pitch in the bottom of the 6th over the left field fence at Central to send Culpeper to their first ever visit to the state Little League tournament in Leesburg. Louisa was in a tight spot, having to win two games over Culpeper in order to advance. They had built a 3 -0 lead after after Cale Agee hit a home run in the top of the 5th.
Louisa Little League Majors All Star team run ruled Monticello to 18-5 to move out of the loser's bracket and into the championship round versus Culpeper Little League. Louisa broke the game open in the 3rd and put it away in the top half of the 5th with a 3 run dinger immediately followed by a solo shot. Monticello scored 1 run in the 5th and had runners on the corners with 2 outs when the batter flied out to centerfield. Since Louisa has 1 loss they must win tonight to force a second championship game on Wednesday. These games do have some history making potential, at least for Culpeper.
Virginia District 14's 11/12 All Star teams start their double elimination at Central Little League's field at Pen Park. Culpeper faces McIntire at 11:00 and Louisa faces Monticello at 1:30. The winners will face each other at 1 pm on Sunday and the teams that lose on Saturday will play at 3:30. The winner of Ditrict 14 will go to Leesburg on the 21st to play in the Virginia State Championship. In 2009 McIntire lost to Chantilly in the championship game and in 2011 McIntire came in 4th in at state. Culpeper Little League and Louisa Little League both came through pool play undefeated.
won their second straight 9/10 District 14 title Wednesday night at
Monticello Little League over Central 6-4. They faced a Central team
that had beaten them once and had lost to them once in the past 7 days.
For the first 2 innings the pitchers held the upper hand. McIntire
9/10 All Star team will square off against Central Little League on
July 6 for the right to represent District 14 in the state tournament
hosted by Bennett's Creek in southeastern Virginia. If McIntire wins
then they move on to Bennett's Creek. If Central wins then they will