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Le Roy's 12-U Little League team is the district champ and next plays in the sectional championship, which will determine the teams to play in the state tournament.

On Friday, Le Roy defeated Allegany 8-0 with two pitchers combining to throw a shutout. 

Matthew McCulley went five innings striking out 12 batters, and Michael Warner came in in the 6th to shut the door and claim the title. The two pitchers gave up only three hits on the night.

 Le Roy scored three runs in the first, two in the second,  and three in the fourth, and gathered 15 hits in the game.

 Catcher Eddie Lathan threw out two Allegany baserunners on attempted steals.

 Hits were recorded by Sammy Bogue (3), Drew Beachel (3), Dalton Luke (2), Eddie Lathan (2), Carter McClurg, Ethan Rose, Matthew McCulley, Michael Warner, and Ryker Vangalio. Runs scored were Sammy Bogue (3), Drew Beachel,  Dalton Luke, Carter McClurg, Michael Warner, and Ryan Crissy.

 Team members include Sammy Bogue #24, Drew Beachel #13, Matthew McCulley #42, Michael Warner #5, Ryker Vangalio #2, Eddie Lathan #6, Blake Biracree #0, Ethan Rose #28, Dalton Luke #11, Carter McClurg #99, Ryan Crissy #8, and Carson Wetsell #23 (missing from photo)

Le Roy went 6-0 on district play, giving up only seven runs while scoring 56 runs.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-claims-district-little-league-title-moves-on-to-regionals/635612#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-claims-district-little-league-title-moves-on-to-regionals/635612 Jul 8, 2023, 3:01pm little league Le Roy claims district Little League title, moves on to regionals Howard Owens <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_9864.jpg?itok=Av7rs1OU" width="800" height="509" alt="Le Roy Little League" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Le Roy's 12-U Little League team is the district champ and next plays in the sectional championship, which will determine the teams to play in the state tournament.</p><p>On Friday, Le Roy defeated Allegany 8-0 with two pitchers combining to throw a shutout.&nbsp;</p><p>Matthew McCulley went five innings striking</p>
Le Roy stays on winning track in Little League postseason https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-stays-on-winning-track-in-little-league-postseason/635594
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When you're playing in the postseason, good defense helps win games, and Le Roy's 12-U Little League team didn't commit a single error on its way to a 10-0 victory on Wednesday against ECLV.

Drew Beachel tossed a complete game shutout. He went five innings and struck out 15 hitters, allowing only one hit.

Le Roy opened with four runs in the first inning with hits from Sammy Bogue and Michael Warner. Ethan Rose had an RBI ground out as well.

Warner and Dalton Luke each went deep in the game.

Overall, Le Roy had eight hits. Warner and  Bogue had multi-hit games. Beachel, Eddie Lathan,  Luke and Ryan Crissy all chipped in with one hit a piece. RBIs were recorded by Rose, Luke, Warner, and Beachel (2). Runs scored were recorded by Matthew McCulley, Beachel, Warner (2), Ryker Vangalio, Rose, Lathan, Carson Wetsell, Luke, and Carter McClurg.

Le Roy plays for the district championship at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-stays-on-winning-track-in-little-league-postseason/635594#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/le-roy-stays-on-winning-track-in-little-league-postseason/635594 Jul 6, 2023, 6:06pm little league Le Roy stays on winning track in Little League postseason Howard Owens <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/img_9832.jpg?itok=0eB4PELn" width="800" height="475" alt="le roy baseball" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>When you're playing in the postseason, good defense helps win games, and Le Roy's 12-U Little League team didn't commit a single error on its way to a 10-0 victory on Wednesday against ECLV.</p><p>Drew Beachel tossed a complete game shutout. He went five innings and struck out 15</p>
Little League 10u All-Stars, Le Roy mercies Bolivar-Richburg 10-0 https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/little-league-10u-all-stars-le-roy-mercies-bolivar-richburg-10-0/635539
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Le Roy Little League 10-12 All-Stars pitcher throws another strike against Bolivar-Richburg  
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Le Roy Little League's 12U all-stars defeated Bolivar 10-0 after four innings due to mercy rule.

Le Roy opened up the game with six runs in the first inning. Matthew McCully and Eddie Lathan had two RBIs each in the first. 

Drew Beachel went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing one hit and no runs while striking out six, walking none and tossing only 35 pitches. 

In the third, Beachel and McCulley opened the inning with back-to-back home runs.

Le Roy had five total hits on the day: McCulley, two, Eddie Lathan, Ryan Crissy, and Drew Beachel each with one, and RBIs were recorded by Blake Biracree, Drew Beachel, Matthew McCulley, two, Eddie Lathan, three.

Scoring runs were Sammy Bogue, Drew Beachel, Matthew McCulley, two, Michael Warner, Ryker Vangalio, Ethan Rose, Eddie Lathan, two, and Dalton Luke.

Le Roy is now 2-0 in the Little League All-Stars series

To view or purchase photos, click here.

Photos by Steve Ognibene

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Le Roy player safe on third base.  
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Bolivar-Richburg allows another Le Roy run at home plate.  
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Another hit by LeRoy, late in the mercied game to get on base.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Another hit by LeRoy, late in the mercied game to get on base.  
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LeRoy team photo but job not finished as they advance to the next round of the Little League All-Stars series.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Le Roy team photo but job not finished as they advance to the next round of the Little League All-Stars series.  
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https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/little-league-10u-all-stars-le-roy-mercies-bolivar-richburg-10-0/635539#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/little-league-10u-all-stars-le-roy-mercies-bolivar-richburg-10-0/635539 Jul 1, 2023, 11:38am little league Little League 10u All-Stars, Le Roy mercies Bolivar-Richburg 10-0 Staff <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div align-center"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="LeRoy Little League 10-12 All-Stars pitcher throws another strike against Bolivar-Richburg Photo by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-07/a76y7154.jpg?itok=dXM7di5u" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Le Roy Little League 10-12 All-Stars pitcher throws another strike against Bolivar-Richburg &nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Steve Ognibene</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Le Roy Little League's 12U all-stars defeated Bolivar 10-0 after four innings due to mercy rule.</p><p>Le Roy opened up the game with six runs in the first inning. Matthew McCully and Eddie Lathan had two RBIs each in the first.&nbsp;</p><p>Drew Beachel went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing</p>
Photos: 70th opening day for Le Roy Little League https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-70th-opening-day-for-le-roy-little-league/602764
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Le Roy Little League opened its 70th season on Saturday.

Board President Jeremy Warner said Le Roy is the last league in GLOW still affiliated with Little League based in Williamsport, Pa.

Photos by Ed Henry.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-70th-opening-day-for-le-roy-little-league/602764#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-70th-opening-day-for-le-roy-little-league/602764 Apr 24, 2022, 4:05pm little league Photos: 70th opening day for Le Roy Little League Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/70th_year_banner.jpg?itok=dkJztbpB" width="460" height="348" alt="70th_year_banner.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Le Roy Little League opened its 70th season on Saturday.</p> <p>Board President&nbsp;Jeremy Warner said Le Roy is the last league in GLOW still affiliated with Little League based in Williamsport, Pa.</p> <p><em>Photos by Ed Henry.</em></p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/red_sox_coach_accepts_2021_trophy.jpg?itok=yIWRA8ix" width="460" height="448" alt="red_sox_coach_accepts_2021_trophy.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/scoreboard.jpg?itok=FFyDZuId" width="460" height="460" alt="scoreboard.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/throwing_out_the_first_pitch.jpg?itok=InzsS_b6" width="460" height="505" alt="throwing_out_the_first_pitch.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/trophy_presentation.jpg?itok=FiY-mtHR" width="460" height="355" alt="trophy_presentation.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/safe_at_home.jpg?itok=B8AttMuJ" width="460" height="294" alt="safe_at_home.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/3rd_base_concentration.jpg?itok=fDXmoXHc" width="460" height="459" alt="3rd_base_concentration.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/orioles_pitcher_bears_down.jpg?itok=BP9qz6nk" width="460" height="459" alt="orioles_pitcher_bears_down.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/girls_softball_celebrated_too.jpg?itok=eRZJXSMs" width="460" height="408" alt="girls_softball_celebrated_too.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p>
Photos: Le Roy Little League Opening Day Main Street Parade https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-le-roy-little-league-opening-day-main-street-parade/602608
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Little League opening day in Le Roy commenced with a parade for players and coaches down Main Street.

We'll have more coverage of opening day later.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-le-roy-little-league-opening-day-main-street-parade/602608#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-le-roy-little-league-opening-day-main-street-parade/602608 Apr 23, 2022, 4:11pm little league Photos: Le Roy Little League Opening Day Main Street Parade Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/lrllopening_2022.jpg?itok=vNtKnWeN" width="460" height="273" alt="lrllopening_2022.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Little League opening day in Le Roy commenced with a parade for players and coaches down Main Street.</p> <p>We'll have more coverage of opening day later.</p> <p><em>Photos by Howard Owens.</em></p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/lrllopening_2022-2.jpg?itok=VYI564Pb" width="460" height="306" alt="lrllopening_2022-2.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/lrllopening_2022-3.jpg?itok=AnUkf6HA" width="460" height="306" alt="lrllopening_2022-3.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-04/lrllopening_2022-4.jpg?itok=_1VoNrp3" width="460" height="306" alt="lrllopening_2022-4.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p>
Video: 11-year-old girl is a standout pitcher in both baseball and softball https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-11-year-old-girl-is-a-standout-pitcher-in-both-baseball-and-softball/538398
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At age 11, Karissa Kendall does something not many girls can claim -- she is a successful pitcher in both baseball and softball.

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Dodgers beat Pirates to become Batavia Little League champions https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/dodgers-beat-pirates-to-become-batavia-little-league-champions/517381
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The T.F. Brown's and Viele Construction Dodgers beat the Graham Manufacturing Pirates for the Batavia Little League championship Friday in extra innings, 10-8.

Cole Grazioplene hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to win the game for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are coached by Samuel Antinore and Jeffrey Grazioplene

The players: Jaden Firmstone, Cole Grazioplene, Dane Dombrowski, Jay Antinore, Bronx Buchholz, Benny Pontillo, Maggio Buchholz, Chase Antinore, Owen Helpin, Alex Merica and Darius Wahl. 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/dodgers-beat-pirates-to-become-batavia-little-league-champions/517381#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/dodgers-beat-pirates-to-become-batavia-little-league-champions/517381 Jun 25, 2018, 4:37pm little league Dodgers beat Pirates to become Batavia Little League champions Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2018-06/ll_team.jpg?itok=j6s9U-YQ" width="460" height="345" alt="ll_team.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The T.F. Brown's and Viele Construction Dodgers beat the Graham Manufacturing Pirates for the Batavia Little League championship Friday in extra innings, 10-8.</p> <p>Cole Grazioplene hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom&nbsp;of the seventh to win the game for the Dodgers.</p> <p>The Dodgers are coached by&nbsp;Samuel Antinore and</p>
Green team wins Batavia Little League four-week season https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/green-team-wins-batavia-little-league-four-week-season/374494
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The Batavia Green Team won the championship of a special four-week summer league that just completed the short season.

Jamarion Richardson, first row, Landon Santini; Preston Tobolski, Mac Wormley, Cooper Hamilton, Kyle Porter, Brady Mazur; Gavin Lawlis, Connor Scott, Alex Johnson, Alex DiFilippo; Assistant Coach Dave Scott, Head Coach Brenden von Kramer, Assistant Coach Tom Porter, Assistant Coach Chris Ball.

Not pictured, Nolan Ball and Kylan Ball.

Photo and info submitted by Tricia DiFilippo.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/green-team-wins-batavia-little-league-four-week-season/374494#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/green-team-wins-batavia-little-league-four-week-season/374494 Aug 25, 2017, 6:13pm little league Green team wins Batavia Little League four-week season Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2017-08/img_20170824_191259827littleleeague.jpg?itok=pFhtjOZl" width="460" height="302" alt="img_20170824_191259827littleleeague.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The Batavia Green Team won the championship of a special four-week summer league that just completed the short season.</p> <p>Jamarion Richardson, first row, Landon Santini; Preston Tobolski, Mac Wormley, Cooper Hamilton, Kyle Porter, Brady Mazur; Gavin Lawlis, Connor Scott, Alex Johnson, Alex DiFilippo; Assistant Coach Dave Scott, Head Coach Brenden</p>
O-A Little League opens season honoring two coaching legends and player who passed https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/o-a-little-league-opens-season-honoring-two-coaching-legends-and-player-who-passed
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The Oakfield-Alabama Little League kicked off its 2017 season today with a parade down Main Street in the Village of Oakfield.

Opening ceremonies also commemorated the lives of Dan Gilbert, James "Beef" Soggs, and Brayden Salvaterra.

Gilbert, baseball coach at Oakfield-Alabama High School and longtime active supporter of Little League, passed away March 1.

Soggs, dedicated to youth sports in Genesee County and a coach in Batavia, was also remembered as part of the moment of silence before the first game.

Brayden was just two weeks shy of his 6th birthday when he died unexpectedly and of a cause that has never been determined. He loved baseball and he and his dad were the third in line for Little League sign-ups for this season. 

His coach -- he played on the Washington Nationals each of the past two seasons -- Normand Fluet, purchased a bench and the Town of Oakfield installed it overlooking one of the T-ball fields with a commemorative plaque.

"The final product is full of memories and certainly ensure that Brayden’s memory is going to live on forever," said League President Andy Merkel.

"One of the things that is great about the Oakfield and Alabama communities is that Little League is a big part of it," Merkel added. "I grew up playing in the Little League program, most of the coaches grew up in the Little League program, most of the parents grew up in the Little League program, and it’s great to see the people from throughout the community who maybe don’t have a connection any longer, don’t have a child or relative playing, but they still come out to support our program, have a hot dog and watch a baseball game. It means a lot to have that community support."

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/o-a-little-league-opens-season-honoring-two-coaching-legends-and-player-who-passed#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/o-a-little-league-opens-season-honoring-two-coaching-legends-and-player-who-passed Apr 29, 2017, 7:04pm little league O-A Little League opens season honoring two coaching legends and player who passed Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2017-04/oakfieldlittleleagueapril2921017.jpg?itok=PxRNkudC" width="460" height="307" alt="oakfieldlittleleagueapril2921017.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The Oakfield-Alabama Little League kicked off its 2017 season today with a parade down Main Street in the Village of Oakfield.</p> <p>Opening ceremonies also commemorated the lives of Dan Gilbert, James "Beef" Soggs, and Brayden Salvaterra.</p> <p>Gilbert, baseball coach at Oakfield-Alabama High School and longtime active&nbsp;supporter&nbsp;of Little League, passed away</p>
O-A Little League will have parade, opening day ceremonies, games this Saturday https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/o-a-little-league-will-have-parade-opening-day-ceremonies-games-this-saturday/262939 From Andy Merkel, president, Oakfield-Alabama Little League:

This Saturday, April 29, will be Opening Day for the Oakfield-Alabama Little League.

There will be a short parade beginning at 9 a.m. at the Oakfield Fire Department, walking on Albert Street to the town park and ball fields on Drake Street.

Participants who'd like to be in the parade are asked to assemble at the fire hall at 8:30 a.m.

Opening day ceremonies immediately follow the parade. At that time, teams, coaches and the Board of Directors will be announced.

This year, a special moment of silence will be held in honor of Coach Dan Gilbert, who recently passed away, and who was instrumental in the OACS baseball program as well as Little League. Also, a bench will be dedicated to a young player who passed away suddenly earlier this year.

Games will kick off at 10 a.m.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/o-a-little-league-will-have-parade-opening-day-ceremonies-games-this-saturday/262939#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/o-a-little-league-will-have-parade-opening-day-ceremonies-games-this-saturday/262939 Apr 26, 2017, 6:41pm little league O-A Little League will have parade, opening day ceremonies, games this Saturday Billie Owens <p><em>From Andy Merkel, president,&nbsp;Oakfield-Alabama Little League:</em></p> <p>This Saturday, April 29, will be Opening Day for the Oakfield-Alabama Little League.</p> <p>There will be a short parade beginning at 9 a.m. at the Oakfield Fire Department, walking on Albert Street to the town park and ball fields on Drake Street.</p> <p>Participants who'd</p>