In addition to playing a series of A, AA and AAA interleague games this fall with Mamie Johnson LL at the Nats Youth Baseball Training Academy, CHLL is currently working out the final details for a fall fundraiser in partnership with our sister Little League in Ward 7, MJLL. Please mark your calendar for the November 8th fundraiser. Mamie “Peanut” Johnson herself will be attending!
If you don’t know who the namesake for the Mamie Johnson LL is, Peanut Johnson was the first female player to pitch the Negro Leagues, playing for the Indianapolis Clowns in the 1950s, compiling a 33-8 record.
Look for more details soon. If you are interested in assisting with the fundraiser in any way, please contact our fundraising chairwoman, Jennifer Pharaoh at email@example.com
Beginning in January 2018 Little League International is moving to an entirely new bat standard. The only bats allowed for use in AA-Jr/Sr Little League Baseball are the new USA-Bat approved bats with the “USA Baseball” mark on it. These bats are designed to hit more like a wooden bat, which will be notably safer for players. These bats are beginning to appear in stores and online, and will have a logo that will look like the following:
This does not apply to Softball or Single A TeeBall. For TeeBall programs (CHLL Single A), the Standards allow non-USA Baseball bats 26” AND SHORTER to be used IF a NEW $2 “USA TeeBall” sticker is purchased and applied to the bat ONLY WHEN used with approved TeeBall baseballs. Bats longer than 26” will not be allowed in CHLL Single A.
If you are planning on buying a new bat for your Little Leaguer in the months ahead, please review the details on the new USA Bats for all baseball divisions from AA and up by visiting: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm
Info on: AA & up Approved Bats /. TeeBall Approved Bats. /. USA TeeBall Stickers
The annual CHLL membership meeting will be September 25th at 7:00 pm at the Hill Center. In addition to discussing of the state of the league, the board of directors election will also be held at the meeting. There are nine candidates for the Board. If you would like to see the biographies of those running, CLICK HERE.
If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can vote via absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, please email board secretary, Scott Cernich, firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee ballots must be returned to Scott by 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 23 (by email is fine).
The CHLL Fall game schedules have now been released. To access your division’s schedule CLICK HERE. Let’s play ball!
Baseball and softball players, CHLL’s fall season will start soon. Registration is now closed. If you missed out on the Fall season, please remember to check back in February for the Spring season. Scholarships are available for those with financial hardship. Play ball!
The U12 Boys’ were eliminated from the tournament last night. They suffered two tough losses this week to JBAB and Banneker City. In the JBAB game, CHLL had the winning run on second base in the bottom of the 8th inning, but couldn’t put the run across and fell 8-7. In the Banneker game, the boys led 2-0 but couldn’t hold the lead and lost 10-4. It was great season! Thanks to everyone who helped with the team and came out to see them!
- CapCity LL 14 – CHLL 4
- Northwest LL 22 – CHLL 4
- JBAB 8 – CHLL 7 in 8 innings
- Banneker City 10 – CHLL 4
After being declared the DC champions, the CHLL 12U team got eliminated from the Maryland state tournament. In their first game against Delmar, the girls fell behind 10-1. They rallied to make it 11-10 before eventually falling 13-10. The girls were eliminated from the tournament by Talbot LL out of District 6. Congratulations to the girls for a great season!