We are excited to announce that we will once again be hosting the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition, as well as the MLB Home Run Derby! Sunday, April 2nd at Condon Park in Grass Valley.
As you know from our "Bears in the News" wall, this is the event that sent 7 Bears to compete in the Sectional competition for the Pitch, Hit and Run in Citrus Heights. (Devon Taylor, Ryne Allen, Logan Mackey, Chase Nye, Johnheaven Patton, Tyler Neuharth, Aidan Keros and Devin Sunde). Aidan and Chase won their respective age divisions at Sectionals, advancing to the Regional competition held in Oakland Collesium! Dylan Neuharth and Noah Sims (along with 2 non-Bears) won the local Home Run Derby competitions to advance to Nationals in Los Angeles!
Date: Sunday, April 2nd
Where: Condon Park, Grass Valley
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm for the Pitch, Hit and Run
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm for the Home Run Derby
Cost: There is no cost to participate in either event
Concessions: Our volunteers will be busy setting up and scoring the various events, so concessions will not be provided. You are welcome to bring what you like.
The pitch, hit and run competition will take the player less than 10 minutes to complete, and you can show up anytime between 10:00am - 12:00pm. If your son would like to participate in both events, we recommend coming later in the PHR time range so he is not standing around for a couple hours before the HRD.
There are 4 age divisions for the PHR. 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14
There are 2 age divisions for the HRD. 12U and 14U
The age for each event is based on your child's age on July 17, 2017.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Good luck to all of this years participants!
A 3-1 weekend gives the 13U their second title of the season. After going 1-1 in pool play, the boys won both games on Sunday by the way of walk offs in the bottom of the 7th. This team plays for each other extremely well and they never give up even when down late. This was shown again in the championship game when they were down 4 runs twice and persevered to win on a walk off basehit. This was their fourth walk off win this season. Congratulations boys!
Our 11U came up just short this weekend as they took second place in the gold division in Sparks, NV. After going 2-0 in pool play they were awarded the #1 seed. In the semifinal game they won in dominate fashion to put them into the championship game. After battling for a full 6 innings, they came up just short but competed until the end. This is this team's second second place finish in the gold division and we know that hardware is coming real soon!! Great job players and coaches and thank you parents for sticking it out through the tough weather!
After going 2-0 in pool play, the 13U were awarded the #2 seed. After being up 10-1 in the semifinal game, the boys squandered the lead as their formidable opponent would roar back to tie the game up going into the last inning. The Bears were able to salvage the win though by loading the bases and drawing a walk off base on balls to punch their ticket into the championship game. The excitement did not last long however as in the championship game they found themselves quickly down 11-3. With their backs against the wall they began to claw and fight. With an exciting 8 run inning later that saw the Bears bats come alive, they were now tied. After a couple of defensive miscues in the top half, they found themselves down 2 runs heading into the last inning. But the boys picked up where they left off and after loading the bases on walks, they scored one run on a base-hit, and then completed the comeback walk off victory with a 2 run double in the gap. This was a big win for these small town boys and we are excited to see what else they have in store!
After going 2-0 in pool play, the 11U Bears were awarded the #1 seeded going into single elimination Sunday. In the semifinal game, they won a tight 2-1 ballgame to get into the Gold division championship. The Bears took an early lead but were unable to hold on as they would fall to a quality ballclub. This team has a lot of great baseball ahead of them as they continue to learn and grow together.
A moment of silence was taken before this game to remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
After going 1-1-1 in pool play at the River City Labor Day tournament, Gold Country had another tough Sunday ahead of them with three wins needed to bring home the hardware. With this team having done that twice before, there was no doubt that they could get it done. Three hard fought games later, they have brought another championship home to GCBA!
After going 3-1 in pool play, the 18U had to win three games on Sunday to take home the rings. They responded by knocking off three undefeated teams all by the way of the 8-run rule. This team's cohesiveness from the first guy to the last guy was unmatched and played a huge role in helping them bring home the title. Congratulations gentlemen! You earned it!
After being placed into the Silver Bracket at the All World World Series, the 16U Bears really caught fire and rattled three straight wins off in the single elimination bracket to take home the Silver Division title. We are excited to see what these boys have in store for next year!
After losing their first game the 18U rattled off four straight wins including 3 on Sunday in 100+ degree temperatures to capture the title in their first tournament of the summer season. It turned out to be an all around team effort as it took all hands on deck to be able to pull out the victory.
Congratulations 11U Bears!!! Silver division tournament champions! What an awesome effort by these boys. On Saturday they went 0 and 2 and had a difficult time scoring runs. Today they came out as a TEAM and completely turned things around. They ended up rattling off 3 straight wins including a 13-5 win over the one seed in the silver division as well as a decisive 11-1 win in the championship game against the two seed. I cannot tell you how proud we are of these boys. They have come such a long way as a team and to end their season on such a high note is amazing to see!