It’s tournament time. The District 2 Little League All Star games begin tonight but our Deer Valley All Star teams don’t play until tomorrow night. The minors are scheduled to face the West End All Stars to start the tournament while the Major boys take on Village Meadows immediately following our game. Our minor division All Star team looks solid. This is a strong team where most of the players can hit the ball and then turn around and field it cleanly making solid plays for the outs.
This team is made up of a couple of kids that play club ball who also played up in the Majors this year. They are our Tyler Abrego and Tiler Sadowski. The other players that round out this strong team are definitely all stars of the Minor division and include Vincent Dempsey, Bart Diehl, Matt Hodgson, Gage Leighty, Brian Linhardt, Devin McCarville, Austin Mette, Keith Nowak, Ryan Romayo, Collin Russell and Ryan Sorenson (I must apologize for any name miss spellings - I’ve done my best here).
I like what I have seen in practice. They have come together quickly and gelled as a team. They already are cheering for each other and supporting each other which is great to see. The team chemistry seems to be really strong too. We have solid pitching with
It’s early yet and as I always say, “You have to play the game to determine a winner. Any team can win on any given day.” I’m ready for the games to begin. In fact, I’m going to miss
If we seed in the top two spots of our pool, the Deer Valley All Stars will advance to the single elimination tournament that begins Saturday July 8. But we have to wait and see. Thanks for stopping by our corner of the web. I’ll try to keep this page updated with daily scores and highlights time permitting. I wish I could take a leave of absence for the next month and just go play baseball, update this site and write. But I haven’t won the lottery yet. So our days are filled with work and our nights are filled with baseball and softball. So until next time, stay safe, get lots of rest and I’ll be typing at you later.