Yorktown JAA Little League Announces 11-13 Year Old Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Division for 2017
A New Division that will Replace JAA's Little League Majors Baseball Division
The Yorktown JAA Board of Directors is excited to announce that starting with the Spring 2017 season our league
age 11 and 12 year old Little League Baseball Majors players will move to Little League's Intermediate 50/70 Division.
The Intermediate Division offers a rules package that is very similar to high school baseball on a scaled down field
with 70 foot base paths and a 50 foot pitching distance. Games will be played at the Yorktown Sports Park on Tyler
Wealth Diamond and Stoops Stadium.
The Intermediate Division offers a more appropriate transition between playing on the traditional Little League diamond
that has 60 foot base paths and the full size diamond that has 90 foot paths. This was a move that was greatly desired
by many of our coaches, players, and board members.
For more information on the Little League Intermediate 50/70 Division please click on the following link.
The Intermediate Division also opens an opportunity for JAA to allow players turning league age 13 to stay in JAA for an additional season. While the JAA board is confident
that all of our 2017 league age 11 and 12 year old players will easily transition to the Intermediate Division, any parent of a player who is league age 11 may request that
their player be permitted to play in the JAA Triple A Baseball Division.
The Little League Intermediate Division allows players to use either the traditional 2
1/4 inch diameter approved
Little League bat or BBCOR 2 5/8 inch diameter big barrel bats that are not longer than 34 inches in length.
2 3/4 inch bats are not permitted. Please visit Little League's bat information page for more info.
Baseball cleats with metal spikes are also permitted in the Intermediate Division. Players may continue to wear rubber
spiked cleats if they wish.
If you have questions about the Little League Intermediate Division please contact Yorktown JAA Little League President Ted Johnson.
Photos from the 2016 JAA Season at SmugMug
Visit yorktownjaa.smugmug.com and check out photos from this year's Yorktown JAA Little League
season. Photos are donated by volunteer photographers, so all proceeds from purchases go directly to JAA. (photo processing is ongoing so
more photos will be added than are there now)
Tristan Arbogast, Landon Case, Lucas Coston, Brayden Foltz, Isaiah Hopkins, Nathan Morrow,
Kolton Nanko, Gabe Reedy, Jack Stinson, Antonio Taylor, Michael Taylor, Seth Tollett
Brett Foltz and Preston Tollett
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Ethan Merkle (Giants), Aidan Panoncillo (Mets), AJ Dunn (Reds), Gabe Reedy (Tigers)
Game Story - Later today (web master went home and passed out on the couch after the game!)
White Sox Win 2016 JAA Triple A Baseball Championship
Alex Bell, Evan Bell, Kaleb Bryant, Elijah Eller, Ephraim Eller, Sean Gibson, Anson Isaacs, Kerry Keller,
Reid Turner, Wilson Webster, Rian Young
Brett Webster and Richard Turner
The #2 Seed White Sox completed a two game sweep of the #1 Seed Rangers to win the 2016 JAA Triple A Baseball
In Game 1 the #2 Seed White Sox jumped on the #1 Seed Rangers offensively and played tight defense throughout to claim
a big win and forced a deciding second game.
After four innings the White Sox led 5-0. Pitcher preservation strategy for a probable second championship game
then went into play and the White Sox took advantage of the situation putting 6 runs on the board in
the fifth and 7 more in the sixth to crush any late charge by the Rangers.
The Rangers added three runs of their own in the late innings to make the final score White Sox 18, Rangers 3. Anson Isaacs
was the winning pitcher for the White Sox.
Game 2 of the championship remained close through the early innings with both teams scoring two runs in the first
inning and going scoreless in the second. The White Sox took a two run advantage after the third inning, scoring 3
runs and holding the Rangers to just one. After a fourth inning where neither team scored the White Sox increased
their lead to 9-4 after five complete. The Rangers appears to be ready to make their run for the championship after
holding the White Sox scoreless in the sixth inning and having their first two batters of the inning reach base.
With runners on second and third base and no outs the White Sox smashed the Rangers hopes however with a triple
play to end the game at 9-4. Reid Turner was the winning pitcher for the White Sox who completed their championship
season with a 11-4-2 record.
Pirates Win 2016 JAA Double A Baseball Championship
Ryan Burkholder, Benjamin Bush, Reid Butts, Isaiah Farmer, Adam Finley, Ethan Gamble, Kaid Jackson,
Nathaniel Luzadder, Brian Smith, Aiden Witt
Joe Butts and Jason Burkholder
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Wyatt Turner (Angels), Isaac Whitt (Cardinals), Rees Cook (Cubs), Kye Hiatt (Orioles),
Kaid Jackson (Pirates), Jensen Boyd (Rockies), Noah Barnet (Yankees)
The #1 Seed Pirates needed both games of the championship series to defeat the #2 seed Cubs
and win the 2016 JAA Double A Baseball Championship.
The first game of the championship was close through three innings with the Cubs holding a 3-2
lead at the end of the third. The Cubs blew the game open in the top of the fourth inning putting
5 runs on the board to take a commanding lead. The Pirates never recovered. Final score Cubs 8,
Pirates 2. Jay Blevins was the winning pitcher for the Cubs.
Game two was also a very tightly contested. Both teams failed to score during the kid pitch innings.
The Pirates jumped out to a slim 2-1 advantage after three complete innings and then bend but not
break defenses by both teams held the other scoreless in the forth. The Cubs tied the score at 2 in
the top of the fifth and threatened to bring the go ahead run home but stranded it on third. The Pirates
brought in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Final score Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Tigers Win 2016 JAA Double A Softball Championship
Bella Batten, Mia Childers, Hannah Clark, Alexis Fields, Lydia Hazen, Audrey Koss, Kimberly Levitz,
Ella Moore, Grace Moore, Rylie Perkins, Allie Rikala, Janessa Thomas
Jason Moore and Ryan Childers
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Isabella Randolph (Bulldogs), Addison Embry (Gators), Melia Conklin (Rams), Lydia Hazen (Tigers), Ava Aul (Wildcats)
The #1 Seed Tigers came from behind to defeat the upstart #5 seed Rams 7-6 in the 2016 Yorktown JAA
Double A Softball Championship. After two scoreless innings to start the game, the Tigers broke the game
open with three runs in he bottom of the third. The Rams answered with three runs of their own in the top
of the 4th inning, but the Tigers led 4-3 after four complete. The Rams scored 3 runs in the top of the fifth
to take a 6-4 lead going into the last half inning. The game ended when Kimberly Levitz hit a 2 RBI walk off
single that scored Janessa Thomas and Alexis Fields to give the Tigers the 2016 JAA Double A Softball Championship.
Alexis Fields and Ella Moore pitched the Tigers to victory with Ella striking out the side in the second inning.
The Tigers finished the season with 10 straight
victories and a 13-2 overall record.
Tigers Win 2016 JAA Triple A Softball Championship
Abigail Booher, Tegan Burris, Madison Hamlin, Gracie Herron, Kylee Livingston, Savannah Love, Anna Rinker,
Emma Rinker, Ella Scamihorn, Lilly Sylvester
Brett Rinker and Shawn Sylvester
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Lala Davis (Badgers), Ella Scamihorn (Tigers), Julia Clark (Yellow Jackets)
The 2016 JAA Triple A Softball Championship was everything a championship series should be (except for the rain and lightning).
The underdog #3 Seed Badgers came into the championship with a 4-10-1 record, but gave the #1 Seed Tigers (10-3-1) a battle to the very end.
The Badgers forced a second championship game with a 12-8 victory in game 1 that stretched to a second day after rain and lightning
forced it to be suspended. The Badger bats were lightning and thunder the whole game plating 3 runs in the first and second innings, 2 in
the third, and 4 in the fourth.
Game 2 appeared to be headed in the same direction at the start (in terms of batting, not weather). Both teams came out with
guns blazing and the score was tied at 3 after one complete. Then the
Badger bats cooled for a while and the Tigers grabbed momentum scoring 3 runs in both the second and third. The score was 9-3
Tigers after three complete. Then the Badgers caught their second wind and momentum swung their way big time. The Badgers put up
4 runs in the fourth inning and added 2 more in the fifth while holding the Tigers scoreless in each inning. The game went to
extra innings tied at 9. The Tiger defense stood tall in the sixth inning holding the Badgers scoreless, then the Tigers jumped
on opportunities and plated the winning run. Final score in a thriller, Tigers 10, Badgers 9.
Micah Brooks, Simon Clark, Roland Dorroh, Camden Fragomeni, Ethan Hellems, Benjamin Hradesky, Cooper Luzadder,
Carter Morgan, Huck Perdue, Reese Sipe, Remington York
Jason Brooks and Jason Fragomeni
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Thadd Boughman (Bats), Cooper Luzadder (Bulls), Kyan Johnson (Mud Hens), Braxton Lewis (Sand Gnats)
Both teams came out with guns blazing but after the first inning the Sand Gnat's bats cooled off and the Jay Crew Bulls
became the fifth champion of the Yorktown JAA Single A Baseball Division. Each team put 4 runs on the board in the
first inning, and the Sand Gnats took a brief 5-4 lead in the second, but the Bats took over after that scoring 3 runs
in the second inning, 2 in the third, and added one more in the fourth to take a 10-5 lead into the fifth inning. The Gnats
did add one run in the fifth, but it wasn't enough. The Bulls end their championship season undefeated with a 13-0-2 record.
Kaylyn Coahran, Paige Dupps, Hannah Elliott, Zoe Gullion, Camryn Isaacs, Abby Johnson, Sarah Sizemore,
Emilee Smith, Anna Stanley, Raya Tewari, Cheyenne Waddell, Erika Workman
Ted Johnson and Jimmy Coahran
T.I.G.E.R. Award Winners: Sarah Sizemore (Irish), Ava Fallon (Razorbacks), Abbi Street (Sun Devils)
Paige Dupps' walk off RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Emilee Smith and broke a 1-1 tie giving
the Ontario Systems Irish a 2-1 victory and the 2016 Yorktown JAA Majors Softball Championship. The Razorbacks took a quick 1-0 lead
in the first inning, but after that could not score as winning Irish pitcher Kaylyn Coahran recorded 17 strikeouts. The game
was a pitcher's duel with Razorback pitcher Lizzy Willis striking out 6 and holding the Irish to just a single run until the
game winner in the bottom of the sixth. Notable Irish batters included Abby Johnson with a double and singles
by Hannah Elliott, Camryn Isaacs, Emilee Smith, and the game winner by Paige Dupps.
2016 Yorktown JAA Spring/Summer Calendar
All dates and times subject to change!!!
Little League All-Star Tournaments
Little League Majors Softball State Tournament at Yorktown Sports Park
Little League Majors Baseball District 6 Championship Game
Little League 8-10 Year Old District 6 Championship Game
Back to School Slam Baseball and Softball Tournaments at Yorktown Sports Park (Summer Slam moved to late summer)
Board Meeting 7:30PM
Challenge League begins
Board Meeting 7:30PM
Board Meeting 7:30PM
End of 2016 season.
Be Ready To Pay if You Park Illegally
The Town of Yorktown and the five organizations who share the Yorktown Sports Park frankly have no more
tolerance for illegal parking at the Sports Park. We ask that you please park in one of the two areas designated
for Yorktown JAA parking on the map shown below. Click anywhere on the map to open a larger version. Thank you to everyone
who already makes it a point to park in these areas. Parking along yellow curbs, in handicapped spots
without a proper permit, or any grass or dirt area at the park is illegal and will result in either a ticket, a tow, or both.
Some of you have already discovered $150 parking tickets on your windshield. Everyone else should consider themselves warned.