Tag: West Region

MLB Little League® Days to Include Minor League Opportunities Starting in 2024

As the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season officially gets underway, Little League® and MLB are pleased to announce the return of its MLB Little League Days program in 2024, providing unique opportunities for local Little League programs to bring their players to experience professional baseball in a fun and exciting way. New in 2024, […]

Six Innings with Kelsie Whitmore, the First Female to Play Professional Baseball in The Atlantic League

During Opening Day of the 2022 Atlantic League season, the Staten Island FerryHawks were down 5-3 to the Charleston Dirty Birds in the 9th inning. With a late-inning rally underway, Kelsie Whitmore entered the game for the FerryHawks as a pinch-runner. As she took her spot on first base, fans from both teams erupted into […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Doug Perret, who was a highly respected West Region volunteer umpire, with World Series experience on the field and time served as the Umpire-In-Chief for the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Western Region Tournaments. Mr. Perret, a resident of Salem, Oregon, at the time of his […]

2024 Little League® West Region Tournament Umpires Announced

Little League® International has announced the volunteers who will serve as umpires at each of the West Region tournaments across all divisions in 2024: Little League Baseball® – San Bernardino, Calif. (Aug. 3-9, 2024) Jason Akiona – Nevada District 4 Greg Anderman – Oregon District 5 Mark Bernstein – California District 31 Raymy Brown – […]

New Jersey and California Teams Set for 2024 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, Presented by Eggland’s Best

Earning the trip to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to compete in the 2024 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game are teams from Manalapan, New Jersey, and Mission Viejo, California.   “In its 22nd year, the Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game continues to be one of the most memorable events as it brings together two outstanding local […]

Little League® Diamond Leader Discussions: Sarah Preiss-Farzanegan

California District 54 Assistant District Administrator Sarah Preiss-Farzanegan joined the Little League® program as a volunteer in 2018 when her son first signed up to play. Though his time with Little League ended, Ms. Preiss-Farzanegan continued her service. Ms. Preiss-Farzanegan was elected to her local league’s Board of Directors as the Safety Officer in 2020 […]

Colorado Realigns to Join the Little League® West Region

Following a thorough review of its region structure, Little League® International has made the decision to move the administrative support for Colorado’s districts and leagues from the Southwest Region to the West Region in all areas of operation, effective immediately. “Throughout the year, we are continually reviewing and evaluating our region alignments along with the […]

Little League® International remembers Dr. Darrell Burnett, a former member of the Little League International Board of Directors and longtime Little League Challenger Division® volunteer in California Districts 55 and 68. Dr. Burnett, a clinical psychologist who specialized in youth sports, worked with special needs children for nearly 30 years. In 2007, he was recognized […]

Little League® International Remembers Steve Sandberg, Quartz Hill Little League Tournament Team Manager

Little League® International remembers Manager Steve Sandberg, who guided the Quartz Hill Little League (QHLL) to the 2023 Little League Softball® West Region Championship Game. Mr. Sandberg managed the Southern California representative during this season’s Little League Softball® West Region tournament. The team from Quartz Hill, California, finished with a 3-1 Region tournament record. The […]

And then there were 2….

Due to the weather, it took both teams playing a double header on Saturday, but Central/Illinois and Southwest/Texas won out, and punched their ticket to the Championship Game, Sunday. In the early game, Central rolled over Latin America, 16-0, then defeated West, 9-0. They used bursts of scoring and good pitching and defense to earn […]