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NCLL News: April 2018 Newsletter
by posted 04/13/2018


NCLL NEWS

April 2018

Stay up-to-date on the latest NCLL news and events!

Confidence * Leadership * Sportsmanship * Character
President's Message
 
Welcome to the 2018 NCLL spring season. Unfortunately, we were unable to have a proper opening ceremony do to the constant rain every weekend since mid-March. At this point the league has decided to combine the ceremony with our closing day on June 9th, which is now less than two months away. We would like to thank all the sponsors that have supported NCLL this past year with their donations. We were unable to thank these individuals and companies for their generosity on opening day, but we will do so here and also at our closing day. To learn more about becoming a sponsor to our league please visit this link:
Become A Sponsor
Super Platinum Sponsors:
Bay Area Contract Carpets -  Scott Family
Better Homes and Garden Real Estate - Jojo Chu
Tri-City Electric

Double Platinum Sponsors:
Ohlone College Baseball
Produce World
Ready to Remodel
McPharlin, Sprinkles & Thomas LLP - Sprinkles DeBacker Family
Stevens Family

Platinum Sponsors:
Ballantyne Family
South Bay Sports Training
Pettigrew Family
Lopez Family

Gold Sponsors:
Yasuda Family
Robson Homes, LLC
Cameron Family

Silver Sponsors:
Mission Hills Orthodontics
Bryant Family
The Florence
Jensen Family


- John ten Bosch, President
 
PICTURE DAY & 
HIT-A-THON FUNDRAISER
This Sunday, April 15th, is an exciting day! Teams will gather and get individual and team photos with Gentile Photography. We also have a fun tradition of taking "sandlot photos" of the players and coaches goofing around!
Your can pre-order on-line or fill our your order form Sunday at the field. Gentile Photography will have a display with examples of the customized items!  Click "Order Pre-pay" at the top and find NILES CENTERVILLE LL
On-line picture day form

Immediately following the photos, your player will head over the junior field for the Hit-A-Thon.
Our goal is $15,000 and we're almost HALF of the way there! 

This fundraiser will help pay for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance, repairs, and insurance, to name a few expenses. NCLL is a non-profit organization, operated entirely on fundraising, volunteer resources and charitable donations. 

Contributions can be make after the Hit-A-Thon as well! Donate until April 28th!!

Keep track of our progress or search for your favorite player using the link below:
Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser Main Page
OAKLAND A'S LITTLE LEAGUE DAY!
On Sunday, April 22nd join the Oakland Athletics for Little League Day!  This special ticket includes a pre-game festival in B parking lot, pre-game parade for uniformed players and coaches and a special giveaway item (subject to availability)! Discounted tickets in the Plaza Outfield are just $25.00 per person.
Enjoy a day game with friends, family and fellow little league players and watch the A's take on the Red Sox! Game time 1:05pm.
To purchase tickets: Contact your team parent or Shelby Raab: (925) 658-0333 or Lilladyshel28@gmail.com
SWEET TWEETS!
We're using Twitter this year to share photos and provide live score updates and we're having a blast!!!
All you have to do is follow us on twitter: @NilesLLbaseball

Not familiar with Twitter? It's easy to use! Access from your desktop or phone and follow only who you want to follow (us, of course). 

We're starting a new feature: Poll Tuesday!

This week's first question:
What's your favorite item from the Snack Shack? #PollTuesday 

Visit our Twitter feed to vote!
Click HERE to follow us on twitter!
FUN FACT
Straw hats were part of the very first baseball uniform, worn by the Knickerbockers in 1849.
STANDING UPDATES:
Standings as of April 13th, 2018
Juniors: Overall Wins/Losses(these teams play Junior-level teams from other District 14 Little League programs as well)
White Sox 3-2
Phillies 2-3
Giants 2-3

Majors: (games that ended in a tie will be resumed)
Reds 2-0-1
Red Sox 2-1-1
Rangers 2-2-1
Orioles 1-3-0
Dodgers 1-2-1

Minor A:
Cardinals 4-1
Marlins 4-1
Yankees 2-3
Rays 0-5
You can always check the current standings here!
RULE CHANGES
The NCLL board voted to adopt a continuous batting order in the Majors level for the first half of the season. Instead of using a 9-man line up, the batters will bat in order throughout the game (used in Farm, Minor B & Minor A levels.) The second half of the season will revert back to the 9-man batting order.
NCLL players in action!
 
Wally Grivois, a life-long San Francisco Giants fan, supporting his granddaughter McKenna & her team, the Major Dodgers.
Calendar
 

Sunday April 15th, 2018 - Pictures/Hit-A-Thon
Sunday April 22nd , 2018 - Oakland A's Little League Day  $25.00/ticket
Saturday May 12th, 2018 - San Jose Giants little NCLL little league night (& Star Wars night)
May 26th - 28th, 2018Memorial Day Weekend (no games)
Saturday June 9th, 2018 - Closing Day
Special Thanks to Chris Davis for joining the board and taking over the responsibilities of player agent for T-Ball and Farm levels! 
2017-2018 Board
President - John ten Bosch
Vice President of Operations - Tracy de Jong
Vice President of Facilities - Jim Nelson
Vice President of Coaching - Paul Arias
Secretary - Marcelle Kozocas
Treasurer - Mike Tostado
Snack Shack/Auxiliary - Elaina ten Bosch
Safety Officer- Laurie A.
Umpire in Chief - Jeanine Debacker
Player Agent - Juniors & 50/70 - Joe Kozocas
Player Agent - T-Ball/Farm - Chris Davis
Player Agent - Majors - Terri Beccaria
Player Agent - Minors - Julio Amaya
Equipment - Joel Obie
IT - Jason Letke
Scorekeeping - Joe O'Brien
Field Manager - Wally Grivois

Newsletter - Sara Karrick
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