Deer Valley Little League held their closing ceremonies last night. They first announced the Minor division league winners and then the minor division Tournament winners. In both cases the team finishing up in first place was the Nationals with Anthony Romayo managing the team. Then they announced the Major division league winners and then the tournament winners. In this case it was our own Giants accepting both of these awards.
Then came the announcement of All Stars. The first division to be named was the Minor division All Stars. They named all 32 players nominated to the All Star pool plus two Minor division players that played up in the Major division this year. All 34 players lined up on the third base line including our
Next they announced the nominees for the 11 year old All Stars and Major division All Stars. The eleven year olds lined up on the third base line and the twelve year olds lined up on the first base line. From our Giants, David Fitzgerald, Harley Bliss and Brandon (Brando) Le Bueff were announced as eleven year old nominees and Daniel Pelton, John Patinella and Wesley Sutton were announced as the twelve year old nominees. They too were awarded the t-shirts for being nominated to the All Star pool. The first team they announced was the 11 year old All Stars. This team included the Giants Harley Bliss and David Fitzgerald. Congratulations boys on a great achievement and year so far. Keep up the great work in the 11 All Stars and we hope for a long run for you.
Next they announced the Major division All Stars. This is the team that could go all the way to the Little League World Series if they perform well together. From the team they announced, it looks like a tough, really tough team and we hope them all the best and can’t wait to go out and see them play too in our spare time. This team included the announcements of the Giants very own, Brando, Wesley Sutton and long ball hitter with eight home runs on the season, John Patinella. Along with these three were many others that we have grown to know as exceptional ball players and friends including Steven Myers, Tommy Ley, Gian Mendoza, Nick Giannini, Tyler Thomas, Ross Brown, Hunter Young, Josh Fogerlie, Taylor Hart and Brook Weathersby.
We’re all kind of stunned at a couple of choices to this team and one very large omission. Daniel Pelton played extremely well this year and we truly believe he has better skills than one of the chosen thirteen. We don’t know how this error has occurred but you are an All Star Daniel, you are definitely an All Star.
Congratulations to all of the kids that were chosen and good luck to you all on a long run in the tournaments and new experiences of a lifetime. Enjoy and have fun.
After all of this last night,