Free Baseball Clinics!
Tempe South Little League is offering four (4) FREE baseball clinics during the next two weeks:
- Wednesday, May 27 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
- Thursday, May 28 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
- Wednesday, June 3 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
- Thursday, June 4 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
All 2015 Minor and Major participants are invited. See you at Field 7
Congratulations to our 1st Place Division Champions!
Majors: The Dingerz, coached by Paul Denham
Minors: The Demons, coached by Pat Janssen
Congratulations to our 2nd Place Division Champions!
Majors: The Devilbacks, coached by Bill Douglass
Minors: The Bonecrushers, coached by Kevin Costigan
Thank you to all our Tempe South families for a great 2015 Season.
Come out and support our All Star Teams during the District 13 Tournament at Tempe Sports Complex. Teams and schedules will be posted when they are announced.
The 2015 All Stars Managers:
Age 9-10: Chad Ackerley
Age 10-11: Kevin Costigan
Age 11-12: Bill Douglass
Congratulations! Go Tempe South!
Boys age 7/8:
Overall Champion – Dylan Lopez, 770 total pts
Pitch Champion – Luke Snyder, 300 pitch pts
Hit Champion – Colby Carbajal, 194 hit pts
Run Champion – Carson Grier, 436 run pts
Boys age 9/10:
Overall Champion – Cole Carlon, 971 total pts
Pitch Champion – Jack Briscoe, 375 pitch pts
Hit Champion – Cole Carlon, 174 hit pts
Run Champion – Cole Carlon, 497 run pts
Boys age 11/12:
Overall Champion – Alex Rafalski, 1113 total pts
Pitch Champions (4 way tie) – Jake Widger, Jaydon Calderon, Kaden Zadik, Alex
Rafalski, 375 pitch pts
Hit Champion – Drew Mathews, 314 hit pts
Run Champion – Shane Tokishi, 535 run pts
Boys age 13/14:
Overall Champion – Ben Rafalski, 984 total pts
Pitch Champion – Ben Rafalski, 75 pts
Hit Champion – Ben Rafalski, 380 hit pts
Run Champion – Ben Rafalski, 529 run pts
Special thank you to Dave Mulera for coordinating and running the PHR this year. Dave will contact the winners with information to move forward with the PHR competition.
In the past 2 weeks, we’ve had multiple incidents where one of our families has used ground stakes to secure a tent to the ground, but ended up damaging an underground irrigation line. In the second case, the ground stake was less than an inch from hitting an electrical line.
All tents must be secured with sand bags or other types of above ground weights.
The league will get a bill for any future repairs associated with ground stakes.
It is not always clear why a fundraiser is important and where the money from fundraising is used. TSLL has certain fixed costs that must be paid for each season. In addition to fixed costs are the costs associated with running the league that do not occur every year. Fundraising is important to keep the league running while keeping the registration costs fairly stable and affordable.
The fundraising effort in the past few years was very successful in raising enough money to provide new pitching machines (purchased in the 2014 season) and the concrete for the dug outs. This was a specific goal of the league based on parent and manager feedback. For the 2015 season the board decided to shift focus to corporate sponsors and try to alleviate the burden on the TSLL families. The fundraising goals of families is much more modest this year and we hope to be able to continue in this way.
The fixed costs for the league to run a season of baseball is about $60,000. The revenue raised from league registrations is about $52,000. Fundraising helps make up the difference as well as provides money for the costs that do not occur yearly such as: baseball helmets. The league purchased new baseball helmets this year as the supply of helmets was very old and becoming a potential safety hazard. In addition, two new L Screens were purchased to replace two broken L Screens. These are examples of costs that will not occur every year; however, the league needs to be prepared as these needs arise.
This year each team (excluding Tball) is encouraged to raise $200. A form was given to team moms with ideas about how to raise the money. Any team that raises $300 or more will receive a pizza party with Barros Pizza. If you have any questions regarding the pizza party or how to raise team money please contact our Team Parent Liaison, Beth Ladley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month or you can speak with your team manager if you are interested in getting more involved with the league. We greatly appreciate the support of the Tempe South families.
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Coaches Baldonado and Rentschler
E. De La Torre
I. Martinez Villa
I. Martinez Villa
A. Morfin Neathery
Coaches Wald and Stutz
Coach C. Ackerley – DevilBacks
Coach M. Carbajal – Diablos
Coach B. Collum – Throwbacks
Coach K. Costigan – BoneCrushers
Coach C. Gongora – Sun Devils
Coach J. Grier – Super Sluggers
Coach P. Janssen – Demons
Coach S. Wheeless – Dragons