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Register Now for Fall Ball!

Posted by Manhattan Beach Little League at Aug 14, 2017 5:40AM PDT
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Register here for Fall Ball 2017. And, we’re pleased to introduce the MB Little League Training Academy for Fall Ball 2017!

This fall season we are introducing the MB Little League Training Academy program, powered by Perfect Play Athletics (PPA). PPA is a baseball foundation group co-founded by Andre Van Gerwen, Mira Costa High School Junior Varsity Head Coach. The goal is to focus on training and development for players to improve their individual and team skills.

The player pitching divisions will have pro coaches managing their teams. If you would like to volunteer to coach, you may be an assistant coach in the Majors, International and Coast divisions. Volunteers can still manage a team in Tee-Ball & Cal divisions.

Fall Baseball Progression Program
Baseball Progression Divisions by PPA (BPDs) are designed for staying in shape and staying sharp. Whether you are an elite player, or just starting out, this is the perfect program for you. Baseball Progression Divisions by PPA are the ideal program for your young athletes to thrive. We have developed an affordable and unique baseball program that keeps families and players involved in this great sport by focusing on fundamentals, good sportsmanship and the joy of playing.

Structured and controlled team environment with professional coaches from PPA. Well suited to players who play multiple sports. Opportunity to play other positions and to grow in other facets of the game. Individual progression in a team environment. Pitch regulations within both simulated and traditional games. Baseball Skills Repetition Drills – Batting Cage Practice, Pitching Workouts, Infield & Outfield drills. and Conditioning/Agility Training.

Register here to join us for a fun season of Fall Ball. Registration closes August 31, 2017!

Note that we are using a new registration site for MBLL going forward, SportsEngine, which will require you to create an account if you don’t already have one.

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For the first time since 2013, the Section 4 banner for the 8-10 age division belongs Manhattan Beach Little League. The MBLL team played 5 games in 5 days to win the tournament, including winning the championship and i-necessary championship games.

In the final, if-necessary championship game, Dylan “D-Man” Sawin pitched 4.1 innings, with 12 of his 13 recorded outs coming by strikeout. Dylan pitched the maximum pitches allowed before turning the ball over to Adler Vaughan, who recorded the last 5 outs to preserve the 5-0 shutout.

In the tournament, Manhattan Beach pulled out three come from behind victories. Offensively, MBLL scored 49 runs in 5 games. Lucas Magnotta batted .668 and had 12 hits in the 5 game tournament. Dylan Sawin led the Team with 9 runs scored and 9 RBI. Other key contributors on offense were Win Gurney, Walter Urbon and Kyle Whalen. On the mound, it took the full staff including 5 pitchers (Walter Urbon, Cole Leinart, Elijah Fox, Kyle Whalen, and Dylan Sawin) extending the full 75 pitches this week to get through the losers bracket and win Section 4.

The 8-10 Manhattan Beach All Stars play in their first game of the Southern Section tournament in Palmdale on Saturday night at 7pm.

Players: Tucker Adams, Adam Caruso, Andrew Chapin, Elijah Fox, Win Gurney, Dane Harris, Finn Kawalec, James Lee, Cole Leinart, Lucas Magnotta, Dylan Sawin, Walter Urbon, Adler Vaughan, Kyle Whalen

Manager, Coaches: Jim Whalen, Art Fox, Matt Leinart

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On July 7, The MBLL 8-10 All-Star team defeated Palos Verdes to cap a 5-0 run and take the District 36 Championship. The team will represent the District at the Section 4 tournament, with their first game on Saturday, July 15 at 3pm at Ladera Little League (5401 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056).

Read a story here by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), with whom MBLL has partnered for several years, about the 8-10 All-Star team.

Players: Tucker Adams, Adam Caruso, Andrew Chapin, Elijah Fox, Win Gurney, Dane Harris, Finn Kawalec, James Lee, Cole Leinart, Lucas Magnotta, Dylan Sawin, Walter Urbon, Adler Vaughan, Kyle Whalen

Manager, Coaches: Jim Whalen, Art Fox, Matt Leinart

Seniors Team Wins District 36

Posted by Manhattan Beach Little League at Jun 30, 2017 3:16PM PDT
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The combined MBLL/HBLL Seniors All-Star team, comprised of 14-16 year-olds, on June 28th won the District 36 Tournament two games to one over a strong Redondo Beach team. After dropping the opener in a close game 4-2, the team held on to win game two 11-10 after leading 11-3. The deciding game was again close, but MBLL/HBLL pulled away for a 6-2 win to capture the title.

Manager Aaron Meyers was pleased with the game-to-game improvement and the close team chemistry the boys demonstrated even when times were tough. The Seniors team will next compete in the Section 4 Tournament, hosted by MBLL at the Marine Avenue Complex (1641 Marine Avenue, MB), with their first game on Sunday, July 2nd at 4:00pm.

Top left to right: Coach Andre Van Gerwen, Michael Duffy, Christian Panaro, Ty Nakagawa, Finn Condren, Jakob Newman, Pierce Kingston, Nathaniel Miller, Dillon Eades, Will Perez, Alex Lane, Tyler Antrobius, Manager Aaron Myers, Justin Siegel, Coach Scott Peake.

Front row left to right: Casey Meyer and Neal Draves

Not Pictured: Colin Kelly and Billy Bzura

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The combined MBLL/HBLL Intermediate 50/70 All-Star team, comprised of 13-year-olds, made history on June 18 by winning the District 36 Tournament with a two-game sweep of Redondo Beach Little League. The 50/70 All-Stars now compete in the Section 4 Tournament at Jim Thorpe Park in Hawthorne starting on Saturday, June 24.

Top left to right: Coach Tony Caswick (baby Eddison Caswick), Cole Trudgen, Ian Draves, Wyatt Dyer, Ben Gneiser, Patrick Sodl, Matthew Field, Coach Spencer Kreisberg
Bottom left to right: Namath Hogan, Joe Staszkow, Charlie Webb, Robert Love, Van Graw, Addison Lee, Max Jonas, Andrew Feidler