News and Announcements
May Long Weekend 17th – 20th
City Park, Langley
11/12 Majors hosting:
White Rock Orioles
North Langley Angels
New Westminster Royals
Hastings Red Sox
The tournament will be a round robin this coming Victoria Day long weekend at City Park in Langley.
Games kick off Friday at 6pm and continue Saturday at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm. Scheduled Sunday games are 10am and the playoffs starting at 1pm and 4pm.
Semi-Finals are Monday 10am
Championship game is Monday 2pm
Come on out and cheer on the players while enjoying some great ball!
See you there,
Brad Coleman for being selected to represent British Columbia as umpire in the Canadian Junior Nationals in Lethbridge, Alberta in July!
Melinda Woznesensky of Mindy’s Snack Shack at City Park is a very proud mother!
Brad has been umpiring for 10 years and was a player for 11 years with the Langley Baseball Association. He also played hockey, football (for LSS) and ball hockey.
He graduated from Langley Secondary last June and is planning to attend BCIT in the fall.
Way to go Brad!
LANGLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BAT-A-THON & BOTTLE DRIVE
MAY 25th, City Park
We are currently in the process of raising money to build a new clubhouse at City Park.
The mascot for the Vancouver Canadians will be at Langley City Park from 10-11 AM
There will be prizes for the longest hitter from each team as well as top fund-raiser from all age groups.
GRAND PRIZE – To the players who collect the most money from pledges overall:
1st – Seattle Mariners MLB tickets – Donated by FRASER VALLEY WIRELESS
2nd – Vancouver Canadians tickets
3rd – $ 75 Gift card
4th – $ 50 Gift card
TEAM PRIZE – To the team who collects the most money from pledges overall.————-Prize – Laser Tag team party
Prizes to be awarded for:
Longest Hit Overall.
1- Winner receives Large trophy and other prizes
Longest Hit per Division
Longest Hit per Team
Random draw prizes will be awarded for pledges over $20
( 1 ) Samsung Galaxy Tablet valued $ 500 retail – Donated by FRASER VALLEY WIRELESS
( 2 ) Television
( 3 ) Utility Kit
Prizes to be awarded on June 1, 2013 at City Park-Time to be announced.
What does this mean for the players / parents? All players will be asked to seek flat rate pledges from family, neighbors and friends. A pledge sheet will be provided for easy completion. Players must hand in all Bat-a-thon pledge envelopes on Bat-a-thon Day. Players will not be going back to the sponsors/donors to collect monies following the Bat-a-thon (This is why there is not a pledge for per foot.).
On Saturday May, 25, 2013
Players must be ready to go at their designated time slot – players should arrive 10 minutes early. There will not be designated warm up time. Coaches may allow warm-up behind the 9-10 diamond as long as it does not interfere with the Tee ball diamond.
Pledge cards with sponsorship monies (cash or cheques payable to Langley Baseball) must be turned into the Team mom at the time of the team’s designated batting slot so that the distance can be recorded. Pledge cards not handed in on May 25, 2013 will be ineligible for
Prizes. Team moms will hand in completed pledge forms to the concession on the day of the Bat-a-thon.
- There must be a minimum of two coaches (or adults) supervising each team in order to avoid injuries.
- All batters must wear a helmet.
-The ball will be measured from where the ball comes to a complete stop.
-Batters will get 5 hits each.
Bottles can be dropped off at Blacklock Elementary form 9am to 4pm on May 25th
Good luck and see you all on May 25th!
Tyler Watt & Mike McColm
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.