News and Announcements
Red Sox hosted "A Father's Day Walk in the Park" presented by Bank of America at Fenway Park On Sunday, June 18th, the Boston Red Sox once again invited families to celebrate Father's Day at the legendary home of Champions, Fenway Park. And Bank of America invited the families of Little League of Massachusetts to feel the "power of the park" as our special guests! Families were escorted into the park and given a soft ball as a gift from the team. In addition to playing catch, families had the opportunity to walk around the warning track, visit the dugouts, pose against the Green Monster, and get a close looks at the bullpens. The Red Sox provided games, contests, and activities for the kids. Check out the photo section to the left for some pictures from the day...
The Little League "Gear Up For Summer" Program... Little League has joined with the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation to help raise awareness of this skin cancer. The following is a link where you can obtain your free sunscreen and learn more about this program. Register for free sunscreen
Baseball State Finals wrap up... - 10-11 yr old Final, Barnstable American wins their second straight game by a run edging Braintree American, 3-2 to capture the 10-11 State Championship. - Major Baseball final, Peabody West outduels Barnstable National 6-5 for the Major Baseball State Championship. Peabody now advances to the Eastern Regionals. - It took 8 innings for Canton to take the Junior Baseball State crown with a 4-3 win over Gloucester. Gloucester's only 2 losses in the tournament were to Canton. - Auburn bounces back with 4-2 win over Rockland for the Senior Baseball State title. Like the Junior division, Rockland's only 2 losses were to Auburn. Follow all Baseball & Softball State winners here...2006 Regional Tournament links
Busy day of games on Saturday... Major & 10-11 year old Baseball State finals in Oxford... In completing their game halted by rain Friday night, Barnstable National edged Westfield North 2-0 Saturday morning. Peabody West then defeated Walpole American 7-2 in the afternoon. Barnstable National advances over Walpole American 5-1 in the late game and will face off with Peabody West Sunday at 4:00pm. 10-11 yr old Final, Barnstable American nips Braintree American 1-0 to force deciding game Sunday 4:00 in Oxford. Junior & Senior Baseball State Finals in Rockland... Canton will face Gloucester for the Junior division title Sunday at 2:00. Rockland forces 'if' game against Auburn in Senior Baseball with a 4-2 win. Deciding game is set for Sunday 5:45.
Baseball State Finals under way... Major Baseball State finals kick off Thursday July 27 with Opening ceremonies beginning at 2pm in Oxford. 10-11 State final down to Braintree American and Barnstable American. Senior finals set with Auburn and Rockland while Canton will face Gloucester for the Junior division title. Bracket schedules for Section and State levels available via Tournaments link to the left.
Softball State Finals wrap up... Jesse Burkett LL of Worcester not only hosted this years State Finals but made it a clean sweep capturing the State title for the Major, Junior and Senior divisons facing tough competition of Lynn Wyoma, Swampscott and Dudley repectively. Congratulations to all participants of the tournament.
State Tournamaent site and dates announced... The following is a list of the State Finals sites and dates for 2006. Major Baseball - Oxford - July 27-31 10&11 Baseball - Oxford - July 29-30 Junior Baseball - Rockland - July 28-30 Senior Baseball - Rockland - July 28-30 Major Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 21-23 Junior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 22-23 Senior Softball - Worcester (Jesse Burkett) - July 22-23
Little League Coach Training Program Recognizing that manager and coach are the most vital link in making a youngster’s experience in Little League a success, Little League has teamed up with world-renowned baseball trainers Al Herback and Al Price (Al & Al) to bring you the Official Little League Manager/Coach Educational Program. Check out the LLB Coach Training link at the left for more details.
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