All Star Info and Updates
Updated 7/9Updated Tuesday July 9, 2019 by SLL.
2019 DISTRICT 40
ALL STAR TOURNAMENT
All Games will be held at:
Northridge Little League
18755 Devonshire Street
Northridge CA 91325
Next Scheduled Games:
12U has concluded their All Star play
11U has concluded their All Star play
10U has concluded their All Star play
Game Recap: 12U
Unfortunately the Woodland Hills 12's All-Star run came to an end last night with a 10-0 loss to Sherman Oaks in the championship round of the District 40 All- Star Tournament. A tough 2nd inning saw Sherman Oaks pull away for the eventual victory. The 12's never gave up and played hard until the end showing how the game of baseball should be played regardless of what the scoreboard showed. Sparkling defensive plays were made inning after inning as Sunrise battled through every pitch. As a manger I am extrmely proud of each player on this team, how hard they worked, how much they cared and the efforts they put forth. 2019 was the first championship appearance for Sunrise Woodland Hills All-Star baseball in 12 years and I want to recognize each player:
#7 James Adell
#1 Troy Brady
#28 Chase Dem
#2 Devin Gonor
#49 Luke Howe
#17 Ryan Montoure
#18 Evan O'Neill
#27 Nick Pacella
#11 Jacob Pazzo
#22 Kaeden Riepl
#21 Quinton Riepl
#15 Danny Vasquez
#13 Vince Venia
These players along with our 2019 10's and 11's should be thanked for helping bring Sunrise Woodland Hills baseball to the next level
It took all 13 memebers of this team to win 4 elimination games in a row knocking out Northridge, Canyon Country, Encino and Granada Hills- it was truly a great run. I also want to thank Rick Dem and Kevin Riepl for being outsanding coaches and great freinds- we truly had a great time working together. Special thanks to Aaron Brady, Lou Pacella, David Gonor, Don Montoure, Zack Bezner and Matt Howe for always helping at practice and before games-your time and efforts were much appreciated. A thank you also to Fernado Gallegos for helping many of our players take their games to another level.
Thanks to all the parents for all of their support this All-Star season and through the years; its been a pleasure working with this group of now young men for the past 6 years-Sunrise will be missed.
It was a great run 12's All-Stars-a journey I hope you all will always remember....
Sunday 7/7/19: And then there were two... The Woodland Hills 12's elimintaed Granda Hills today 9-5 after jumping out to a 9-0 lead. This was the 4th consecutive win for the 12's-all in elimination games. The 12's have advanced to the District Champiohship Round and will meet Sherman Oaks for the right to be called District 40 Champions. Woodlands Hills will need wins on both Monday (5:15pm start time at Northridge LL) and Wednesday to secure the championship while Sherman Oaks needs only 1 win to secure the title.
It was a total team effort today for the 12's with Devin Gonor, (3 plus innings) Vince Venia 1 1/3 innings) and Jacob Pazzo (1 2/3 innings) pitching very well, getting key outs in key situaions all throughout the game. Gonor pitched an excellent 3 plus innings while Venia came in to get 3 outs on 4 pitches in the 4th and Pazzo closed it out with an excellent mix of pitches in big spots. The defense was again solid for Woodland Hills with 2 sparkling plays by Chase Dem at SS to lead the way. Srong catching by Nick Pacella and Evan O'Neill helped the 12's pitchers hit their spots all through the game.
The 12's offense continues to click as both Vince Venia and Chase Dem (1 RBI) were 2-3, Luke Howe hit a long double with Nick Pacella adding an RBI single. Ryan Montoure and Troy Brady contnued with their hot hitting both going 1-1 with RBI singles, each gaining a BB and each producing sac fly's- 2 RBI's for each. Kaeden Riepl ripped a 2 run triple and Quinton Riepl reached base safely for the 3rd consecutive game. Both James Adell and Danny Vasquez executed perfect tag up plays for 2 key runs that helped add to the 12's 9-0 cushion.
If you can, please come out on Monday and cheer on your Woodland Hills 12's- we could not more proud of this group!!
Saturday 7/6/19: Survive and advance! The Woodland Hills 12’s eliminated the two time defending champs- Encino Little League- 7-3 today to move on to their 4th elimination game tomorrow morning against Granda Hills. The game will be played at Northridge Little League. At 9:30. Danny Vasquez gave another outstanding pitching performance giving up 2 unearned runs while going 4 and 1/3 innings. Luke Howe finished the 5th inning and pitched into the 6th and Ryan Montoure came in to get the final out in the 6th to preserve the 7-3 victory for Woodland Hills. The offensive highlights were led by Devin Gonor and Nick Pacella each hitting 3 run homers in the 3rd in inning to take a 2-0 deficit to a 6-2 lead. Ryan Montoure added a solo homer in the 4th to add to the cushion. 3 amazing blasts by Devin, Nick and Ryan! Chase Dem and Troy Brady added hits while James Adell, Jacob Pazzo and Troy Brady drew important walks and Evan O’Neill took one for the team getting hit by a pitch. The defense was excellent again highlighted by Troy Brady at 2B. It was a great team win for the 12’s! Come out to support tomorrow if you can- Woodland Hills will battle to take the next step in the tourney!
Sunday 6/30/19:The Woodland Hills 12 year old All-Stars put in a workman like performance today beating Canyon Country 10-4; a victory that moves Woodland Hills into the Final Four of the D-40 tourney. In winning their 2nd elimination game in as many days Woodland Hills will now move on to play Encino (Saturday 7/6 at 12:30 in Northridge) in what will be an elimination game for both teams. Luke Howe led the offensive attack going 3-4 with 4 RBI's while Vince Venia went 2-4 and Troy Brady (2 RBI), Devin Gonor and Jacob Pazzo (1 RBI) all slammed doubles for thier hit tallies. Kaeden Riepl and Evan O'Neill each added singles to the Woodland Hills hit total of 10. Woodland Hills again played near perfect defense handling all their chances which helped Ryan Montoure earn the victory. Montoure went 3 1/3 innings giving up 1 run while striking out 7. Devin Gonor pitcher 2 1/3 innings registering 4 K's and Luke Howe came in to get the final out of the game. Come cheer on your 12's againt Encino on Saturday 7/6!
Saturday 6/29/19:The Woodland Hills 12's bounced back in a big way today by beating Northridge Little League 8-4 in what was an elimination game for both teams. Danny Vasquez was dominating on the mound today pitching 5 plus innings for Woodland Hills. Vasquez recorded 7 strikeouts and only gave up 2 runs which both scored in the 6th inning when Woodland Hills had already built a 8-0 lead. The Woodland Hills offense was lead by Vince Venia and Kaeden Riepl who each had 2 hits and Ryan Montoure who hit a mammoth 2 run homer over the centerfield fence to give Woodland Hills a 8 run cushion. Danny Vasquez, Devin Gonor, Troy Brady and Chase Dem each chipped in with singles to round out a well balanced attack. Luke Howe followed Vasquez on the mound to get the final 3 outs to secure the victory for Woodland Hills. Woodland Hills faces Canyon Country on Sunday 6/30 at 12:30 in what amounts to the 2nd elimination game of the weekend for the 12's. Please come out and support the team if you can-thanks!
Sunday 6/23/19: Woodland Hills 12u lost 14-0 today to the team from Sherman Oaks. Although not Woodland Hills best game the score was not indicative of the battle Woodland Hills showed throughout the game. A few tough breaks changed what was a close game through 3 innings. Woodland Hills saw stellar defensive plays by Troy Brady, Chase Dem, Quinton Riepl and Kaeden Riepl. Doubles by Ryan Montoure and Vince Venia along with a single by Jacob Pazzo were the offensive highlights of the game for Woodland Hills. The 12’s next game is Saturday 6/29 vs Northridge at Northridge LL.
Game Recap: 11U
Saturday 7/6/19: The Woodland Hills 11u All-Stars finished this years tournament today with a convincing 9-0 win over Canyon Country. They got things going with a 5 run two-out rally in the first inning with Nihaan Kothari, Alex Grayson, Owen Lewis, Ryan Hauptman, and Max Aguirre crossing the plate. Alex Stanichev, Aguirre and Lewis collected RBIs on the day. Grayson doubled and scored twice, Lewis tripled and scored twice and Aguirre doubled and scored 3 times to provide more than enough offense to support the pitching effort by Hauptman. Hauptman took care of duties on the mound throwing a complete game shut-out and taking a no-hitter into the final out of the game. We're all very proud of this team for all of the work and hard fought battles this all-star tournament season.
Saturday 6/29/19: In a game of ups and downs, the 11u all-stars played great against Encino LL on Saturday. Our hitting work paid dividends as we jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. But it was short lived as Encino scored 3 in the bottom of first and 5 in the bottom of the second. Woodland Hills tightened things up to finish the game and came back in the 5th with four runs driven by a single by Jordan Lindsay, a fielder's choice by Owen Lewis and an error on a ball put in play by Ryan Stratton. Nihaan Kothari led Woodland Hills going 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Lindsay (2), Lewis and Stratton also collected RBIs tying the game going into the 6th. Encino strung together enough to collect the game winning hit in the bottom of the 6th to seal it 10-9. The 11s should be extremely proud of their effort against an always formidable Encino squad! We will have a final game Sat 7/6 at 12:00 vs Canyon Country.
Saturday 6/22/19: Our 11u all-stars opened the tournament against the host Northridge team. The evenly matched teams remained scoreless early until Northridge scored 2 in the third inning. We bounced back with 1 in the top of the fourth on a Ryan Stratton double, scoring Max Aguirre who had doubled after Nihaan Kothari singled him to third. Max Aguirre and Nihaan Kothari led Woodland Hills with two hits and Ryan Stratton added that RBI double. Vince Alfaro led both teams with 6 strikeouts and Max Aguirre followed, both with excellent pitching but our offence didn't produce any more runs. The game lines were nearly identical but ultimately Northridge prevailed in a very close baseball game...3-1. Next up for Woodland Hills 11s is Encino next Saturday, 6/29 9:00am.
Game Recap: 10U
Sunday 7/7/19: The Woodland Hills 10u All-Star's season came to an end today by a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Sherman Oaks 10u All-Stars. The Woodland Hills All-Stars have a lot to be proud of. They all bounced back and played with heart and pride today after a tough game Saturday. They were led by team leaders Anthony Medina & Nathan Galvez who always lead by being good examples and hard workers at both practice & in games. Our outfield of Toby Luce, Dylan Morquecho, and Lloyd Gaynor each made nice catches. We got excellent pitching from Angel Valenzuela and Leo Barrial. Both pitchers kept their team in the game providing them with a chance to win. The offense had chances to really put some heat on the Sherman Oaks pitchers but when it was all said and done the 10u team just couldn't get a big timely hit to crack open the game. Woodland Hills should be proud and I know this group will be hungrier and ready for next year! Huge thank you to Coaches Alex, Chris, Danny, Eric, Ken, and Dustin for their endless support and their tireless efforts. The team really learned a lot from each of you in a short time. Lastly thank you to all the families for putting their summer plans on hold and taking this journey with us.
Saturday 7/6/19: The 10u All-Star team lost to Northridge All-stars 10-0. Today both the bats and gloves were not where they needed to be. Despite the score...highlights were Blake Dubin and Aiden Martinez’s pitching. A standout play was when Lloyd Gaynor made a great catch on a deep high fly ball to left. The team will play again tomorrow at 9:30am vs Sherman Oaks.
Saturday 6/29/19: The Woodland Hills 10u All-Stars beat the Encino All-Stars today 15-5. Woodland Hills got exceptional pitching from Angel Valenzuela, Blake Dubin, and Leo Barrial. When Encino hit the ball or got runners on base Woodland Hill's defense stepped up to create outs. Catcher Nathan Galvez not only collected 3 hits but also threw a base runner out at second base trying to steal.It was a beautiful throw perfectly placed for an easy tag by Leo Barrial. Other defensives stars were RJ Mozian, Toby Luce, and Casey Kaufmanâ€¦each making multiple defensive outs. Woodland Hills also really hit the ball hard. Many players had more than one hit. Aiden Martinez, Blake Dubin, Nathan Galvez, Toby Luce, Angel Valenzuela, Oscar Vasquez all mashed today but the biggest hit came from Ryder Risty who absolutely destroyed a pitch to deeeeep left field. The whole team played their hearts out and their coaches are incredibly proud of them. The 10u All-Stars will be playing Northridge All-Stars at 9:30am 7/6 at Northridge Little League.
Sunday 6/23/19: The Woodland Hills 10u All-Stars were victorious against Granda Hills 21-2. Starting pitcher Angel Venezuela pitched 2 amazing innings before Leo Barrial came in to close the door in the 3rd inning by inducing an amazing double play. Shortstop Aiden Martinez fielded a hard line drive…quickly stepped on second base…and then fired home where catcher Ryder Risty who caught and tagged out the runner completing the double play. Two pitches later Leo got the final batter to pop up to Casey Kaufman at first base to end the game. There were too many stand outs to list day. All the kids performed well. The 10u team will play Encino this coming Saturday at 9:30.
SUNRISE LITTLE LEAGUE ALL STAR TOURNAMENT MANAGER/PLAYER SELECTION PROCESS
All Star Managers and Coaches: Current regular season managers and/or coaches in good standing with the league are eligible. They will be selected by the League President, the appropriate Player Agent and Director of Personnel.
Teams: Sunrise may send three teams to All Stars: 12/11 year olds, 11/10 year olds and 10/9 year olds.
Player Selection 12 year olds: The Majors players who are in good standing with the league at the end of the regular spring season will vote for who they believe should be on the 12 team. Majors players are prohibited from voting for themselves or fellow Spring season team members. Those players with the most votes who meet Little League eligibility requirements may be on the team. The 12 Year Old Sunrise All Star manager, Majors Player Agent and Sunrise League President may select players based on roster needs.
Player Selection 11 year olds and 10 year olds: The Majors managers and AAA managers who are in good standing with the league at the end of the regular spring season will select players in conjunction with the player agents who meet Little League eligibility requirements from the Majors and AAA divisions. The 10 Year Old Sunrise All Star manager, the 11 Year Old Sunrise All Star manager, the Player Agents and Sunrise League President may select players based on roster needs.
Meet the All Stars: http://thegeekyboys.sportssignup.com/site/ClientSite/photo_albums_photos/73467
12 Year Old Team
11 Year Old Team
10 Year Old Team
Manager: Jim Venia
Coach: Rick Dem
Coach: Kevin Riepl
Coach: Javy Aguirre
Coach: Stephen Weir
Coach: Alex Medina
Coach: Chris Vargas