Ever seen The Sandlot? It's kind of like that. As your kids start the school year and play other fall sports, fall ball is a relaxed 6 game season where the kids can just play a little more baseball in a season with no standings. It's just about playing.
This fall, in addition to baseball, we are pleased to offer softball as well.
As a reminder, LGLL Fall Ball is our six-game “second” season starting on Saturday, September 8 and continuing through Sunday, October 14. Games will be played on weekend afternoons, so they won’t interfere with other fall activities. There are no practices (or optional by coach), standings, playoffs, or All-Stars — just the fun of a bunch of kids getting together to play a few extra ballgames before the cold sets in.
Each player will be assigned to a team and receive a LG shirt and hat/visor.
Players who are league-age 7 will play in a division of their own, without LGLL-provided umpires.
Players who are league-age 8 through 11 will be grouped in age-appropriate divisions and play games with LGLL umpires. We hope to group kids who are league-ages 8 and 9 in one division and league-age 10 and 11 in a separate division. Final groupings will be determined after registration is complete.
We heard your voices and read your emails! Beginning this fall, we also will offer fall ball to our girls! As this is our maiden voyage for fall softball, we are counting on our softball families for a great response.
We will finalize the division of teams after registration ends in late August, but it is our hope to offer 2 to 3 divisions (the likely grouping being 12U, 10U and 8U) with some flexibility to balance teams.
Our district girls took 2nd in District making it all the way to the championship game.Great season girls and coaches!
7/14: LaGrange 10U Girls Softball DOMINATES the District Tournament on their way to a DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP.
Over 4 games the girls scored 91 runs. Three of the four games were won by the mercy rule after 3 innings.The team was powered by the lineup of Maddie Price, Catie Brejcha, Noemi Arredondo, Emily Nutting, Thalia Dortch, Maddie McLane, Nora Becker and Rachel Karlson. Catie Brejcha reached base safely in all 18 at bats of the tournament. Taylor Young, Sofia Flynn, Avery Hicks and Mia Olszowka delivered in key spots off of the bench. Molly Eskra and Evie Capraro were key contributors in games 1 and 2. Emily Nutting was 4-0 on the mound including a no-hitter in game 2 against Brookfield.The girls continue their season Saturday July 21st at the State Tournament in South Elgin
7/9: Our 10U girls have kicked off their District campaign with 2 wins thus far, and have advanced to the Championship on Wednesday.Keep it rolling girls!
7/21 @ TBD in South Elgin
7/12: Congratulations to our 12U boys on their DISTRICT CHAMPIONHIP!!!!
After rolling through 3 games, our boys showed their mettle with a come from behind one-run victory!
LGLLD took the lead late and defeated BLLD 6-5 on Thursday.The game was tied at five with LGLLD batting in the bottom of the fourth when Cristian Reyes singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
James Villanueva toed the rubber for LGLLD. He surrendered five runs on four hits over four innings, striking out five. Cristian Reyes came in to pitch in the 5th to record the final 6 outs with brilliant defense from Liam Lecauchois and Brady Culin.
Jack Cheney led LGLLD with three hits in three at bats.
7/10: The boys have advanced to the District Championship Game on the heels of relentless hitting and unheard of shut-out pitching through three games.Shout out to Seth Ahlm and Jimmy Brejcha for being the latest LGLL pitchers to combine for shut-out baseball!
7/9: The 12U boys have dominated early with winning scores of 18-0 and 21-0.In the first game, James Villanueva, Cristian Reyes and Brady Culin combined to throw a 2-hit shut out behind homers from Mark Demonte (1) and Tommy Newcomb (2).Keep it rolling boys!
Congratulations to our 12U Tourney team for winning their TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP in the Elgin Summer Classic fueled by all-around great pitching and hitting including home runs by hitting and Jackson Kirk Andrew Peto, Tommy Townshend, Eddie Tuerk and Ryan Wheeler.
Way to finish your LGLL careers on a high note boys!!!
7/14: Our 11 year olds had a great run in District with a 2-2 record in all highly competitive games.In their final game of the season, starter, Luka Luburic, threw 4 strong innings but Riverside was finally able to go ahead in the 5th.
Congratulations on a terrific season to our 11U boys.
7/12: The 11 year olds scored a come from behind victory over Brookfield 5-3 Wednesday night! The bats came alive in the 4th inning to back a stellar complete game effort from Cameron Clarke.
7/11: The boys bounced back from a tough loss against Riverside with a 7-4 victory over Western Springs behind the strong pitching of Tyler Kirk and Jack Martens to keep their District hopes alive. Keep fighting boys.
7/14: The 10U District team's run ended on Thursday night with a hard fought 3-2 loss to Western Springs... the second such one run loss in two days.Outstanding starting pitching supplied by Patrick Cheney and Luke Doyle providing usual consistent relief.The boys should be proud of their hard work, and for representing LG with class and outstanding sportsmanship in the face of two heartbreaking close losses.
7/12: The boys lost a heart-breaker to Riverside 9-8 in extra innings.Solid pitching once again from Lou Ratcliffe, William Morkin, and Luke Doyle... and Finley Tyrrell closing with two VERY strong innings.Elimination game tonight against Western Springs at 6:00 at Spring Rock Park, Field A.
7/10: 10U District boys continue to roll!Epic game Monday against neighbors La Grange Park with La Grange holding on 8-7 behind solid pitching from Lou Ratcliffe, William Morkin, and Luke Doyle.Go ahead RBI driven in by Joe Ratcliffe in the 5th.
7/9: Our boys has walked through the early competition with 2 mercy rule wins over North Riverside and Lyons-McCook.Keep it rolling!
Congratulations to our 10u tournament team for placing 2nd in the Elgin Mid-summer Classic Tournament.The boys played tremendous defense throughout the tournament, including 2 key unassisted double-plays in the semi-final game by Gray Musker and Ryland Avants. Our bats were also lively throughout the tourney, with Chris Hines putting one over the fence!
Great tourney boys!
Farm League All-Stars
The Gold Team made it all the way to the championship before losing a close one to the Western Springs Crush (a Travel Team) 6-2.Great run boys!
The Blue Team also had a terrific tournament going 2-1 while showing the hearts of champions in an epic 12-1 last inning come back.12 runs in the last inning. . . great heart boys!
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Use this LINK to leave comments about your child's manager/coaches. The Board will leave this link available all year so that we can give our members a forum in addition to the once a year survey sent at the end of the league year.
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Waiola Park Safety Issues/Plan
WAIOLA PARK SAFETY
Please remember the following important safety points when attending a game at Waiola Park this season:
1. Only park on the side of the street that is next to Waiola Park. (West side of Waiola and east side of Stone Avenue) - DO NOT PARK in front of the residents' homes on their side of the street and remind others in LGLL if they forget;
2. If all the parking along Waiola Park is taken, park along 48th Street or on the 600 South blocks of Stone and Waiola or any other block you wish; we encourage you not to park north of 47th Street - park south and enjoy the walk!
3. Drive carefully, slowly and with your full attention on the road when driving by Waiola Park;
4. DO NOT use the driveways of residents on Waiola and Stone near Waiola Park to turn around in - be courteous to them and drive a little farther instead of using their driveways;
5. Use common sense for the safety of your children at Waiola Park - a particular concern is the safety of children crossing the street to the ice cream truck.
Be a good Neighbor to those who live near Waiola Park.
LGLL Board of Directors
p.s. Please make sure to use available garbage cans and keep the Park clean of any litter.