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Mother’s Day Weekend
Sheila Engh Memorial Pink Bat Tourney
May 10-12, 2013
The 9/10 Majors and 13/14 Juniors hosted teams from the lower mainland in honor of Sheila Engh, long-time Langley Little League supporter, who succumbed to breast cancer in November 2012. Her grandsons were honored at a touching Opening Ceremonies on Saturday with presentations of pink-colored Langley jerseys emblazoned with their name and numbers. She is deeply missed by members of the club.
All the teams battled in hard-fought games – the 2 Langley 9/10 Major teams played 2 teams from White Rock and 2 teams from Hastings in a Round Robin Tournament. “Their positive outlook made for fun baseball and a great time for everyone.” said Doug Crone, Vice-President for the League. Unfortunately, Sunday was rained-out even after the club’s valiant attempt to dry out the diamonds. “We’d no sooner get the field dried and it would start pouring again” said Dan McLaren, President of Langley Baseball Association.
The 13/14 Juniors where also halted by the weather and left the standings at Coquitlam 3-0, Langley 2-1, North Langley Mets 1-2 and North Langley Red Sox 3-0. Langley will play Coquitlam in the Championship Game at a to-be-determined date. This was the first time that players have been allowed to use wooden bats (pink wooden bats) in a game and although it took some adjusting they did very well.
Thank you to the players, parents and volunteers who worked hard to host this event. It was another great tournament hosted by Langley Baseball Association! Way to go Langley!
Postscript on Sheila Engh:
Sheila was a spirited woman, board member, Grandmother who loved to see kids playing baseball. Langley Baseball and those who knew her sadly lost Sheila to a lengthy battle with cancer in 2012. In her memory we have renamed the Mother’s Day Pink Bat Tournament.
This weekend (May 12-14), Langley Baseball will be hosting the Sheila Engh Memorial Tournament, who was a dedicated Board Member and club cheerleader. This tournament features the Mother’s Day 9/10 Majors on Jalaaid and Cooke and the Juniors (13/14) Pink Bat on Barbour. Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.
Sheila’s favorite words of encouragement were “Be one with the ball” to the players in the field. Far more than just a member of the club, Sheila’s passion for youth baseball inspired her to organize the yearly photos, opening ceremonies, scorekeepering and Team Mom events. She also was one of the organizers, volunteer and proud grandparent of a player for the 2009 Junior National Tournament.
Sheila was usually found at one of her 2 grandson’s baseball games in her chair and blankets cheering them on while keeping score and pitch count. To many of us she is remembered as a scorekeeper extraordinaire. Sheila passed away peacefully on Nov 22, 2012 in Abbotsford. Her smile and laugh is missed by many and Langley Baseball is not the same without her.
MAY 13 – JULY 1, 2013
Parents and players, please note that access to Milner Park may be difficult due to a Temporary Road Closure: May 13 – July 1
216 Street from 64 to 56 Avenue
A temporary road closure of 216 Street from 64 Avenue to 56 Avenue
will be in effect from the week of May 13 until July 1.
The road closure is required for construction of the East Langley
For more information about this project, visit Langley Township Engineering Dept.
Detour Map: Click Here
The Opening Day ceremony was held Saturday April 13th at the Barbour Field in City Park. It was a wet, chilly day but spirits were high among the hundreds of kids and parents who came out to celebrate the kick-off of regular season ball.
Check out photos from the event here http://goo.gl/E4qIg.
The first pitch of the season was thrown by Cory McColm, one of the youngest players in the league, assisted by 19yr old Keifer Jackson who’s belonged to the club for 15 years!
Notable highlights were Langley Mayor Fassbender on hand to greet the league players, parents and coaches. Thanks, Mayor Fassbender for being such a terrific Langley Baseball supporter!
Four new youth umpires received their blue shirts and acheived the ranks of District and Provincial Umpire Status. They’re now certified to officiate at district and provincial-level tournaments. Congratulations!
All right Langley Little League, the season’s now open! Let’s Play BALL!!!