Bainbridge Little League, Babe Ruth All-Star teams announced

The Bainbridge Island Little League All-Stars were announced this week.

The Majors baseball All-Stars start their district tournament June 28 at Art Mikelsen Field in Port Orchard while the 10-11 baseball All-Stars start their tournament July 5 in Gig Harbor.

The 9-10 All-Stars start their tournament July 1 in Gig Harbor.

The Majors softball All-Stars start their tournament July 1 at Snider Park in Poulsbo as do the 9-10 All-Stars.

There will be a special recognition at the tournament for Kayla Estes, who becomes the first player in BILL history and in recent district memory to play for an All-Star team five years in a row.

Softball Majors 11-12 – Manager: Jennifer Easley. Coaches: Eric Lipka, Melanie Edenholm. Players: Leah Nordberg, Kayla Estes, Julie Feikes, Hannah Lipka, Kyra Easley, Lauren Sheehan, Caitlin Maguire, Anna Obergottsberger, Roxanne Edenholm, Deahna King, Quinn Erickson, Erin Jones, Catie Muir.

Softball 9-10 – Manager: Stew Estes. Coaches: Ron Allen, John Devlin. Players: Melody Giasson, Natalie Ackerley, Maddy Mikami, Mikelle Ackerley, Natalie Tang, Hannah Masters, Emma Lindsay, Natalya Niehaus, Kate Matthews, Amanda Comeau, Caroline Devlin, Natalie Allen, Alyssa Estes.

Baseball Majors 11-12 – Manager: Greg Wellbrock. Coach: Steve Queen. Players: Tino Peleti, Pierre LeDorze, Ben Kussie, Harrison King, Brett Green, Lincoln Beal, Campbell Queen, Jake Hawken, Spencer Hogger, Liam Greiwe, Drew Dierickx, Jack Post, Ben Freedman.

Baseball 10-11 Blue – Manager: Larry Gonwick. Coach: Carl Kozlosky. Players: Brice Kozlosky, Dawson Gonwick, Nicolas Belforte, August Rodriguez, Sam Maracich, Austin Harper, Wesley Houser, Peter Lindsey, Jack O’Neill, Thomas Daniels, David Wellbrock, Alex Cohen.

Baseball 10-11 Gold – Manager: Doug McCombs. Coach: Pete Riely. Players: Garret Riely, Duncan McCombs, Blake Swanson, Gareth Grindeland, Josh Parker, Carter Kraus, Trent Schulte, Grant Klausen, Cody Hawken, Riley Hawken, Kyle Turner, Richard Carrillo.

Baseball 9-10 Blue – Manager: Jim Boegl. Coaches: Dennis Miller, Jim Ferguson. Players: Truman Miller, Nathaniel Boegl, Nicholas Nordberg, Avery Sand, Ian O’Keefe, Matias Francis, Anders Tonsmann, Sam Alpaugh, DeAngelo Rapada, Thomas Crowley, Evan Ferguson, Sam Warketin, Jack Peirano.

Baseball 9-10 Gold – Manager: John Daniels. Coaches: Steve Ruggiero, Steve Mikami. Players: Cole Schardein, Nick Ruggiero, Hugh Robertson, Kyler Cyr, Cameron Daniels, Carter Daniels, Nathaniel Opalski, Cameron Mikami, Grayson Woolever, Jack Kramer, Lucas Weyand, Warren King, Cole Smith.

–Information provided by BILL’s Laurie Isenman

Babe Ruth teams ready for districts

Bainbridge Island Babe Ruth capped its season with an exciting playoff round last week.

The 2008 champions are Rolling Bay Automotive managed by Scott MacDonald with coaches Steve Culton and Chris Acuña. They successfully held off the Bios/ Bainbridge Auto team 4-3.

With the playoffs completed, the BI Babe Ruth All-Star selections have been made. This year the league will field two teams, combining 13 and 14-year-old players for one and 15-year-olds for the other.

The 13-14 team will be playing in the District 2 All-Star tournament in Port Orchard on June 27-29 while the 15-year old-team will host the District 2 All-Star tournament at Battle Point Park on June 27-29.

The first game is on Friday June 27 at 6 p.m. at Field #2.

All baseball fans and future Babe Ruth players and their families and seniors are welcome to attend these free events.

There will be coffee and snacks offered by Treeroot Edibles and Hudson Photography will be taking action photos and offer them for sale on site.

The opponents will be Bremerton and South Kitsap.

Bainbridge Island Babe Ruth 13/14-year-olds – Manager: Scott Horner. Coaches: Rick Roebke, Scott MacDonald. Players: Cole Adams, Sam Bouillon, Logan Brooks, Chase Culton, Alec Greiwe, Skylar Horner, Will Houser, Kendall Kaminski, Harrison Kussie, Bryce MacDonald, Ben Martin, Chance Roebke, Adam Warga, Scott Wyman.

Bainbridge Island Babe Ruth 15-year-olds – Manager: Israel Gaphni. Coach: Chris Acuña. Players: Derek Acuña, Chris Bell, Bryce DeVeaux, Will Devereaux, Alec Grimm, Jeff Hinman, Ben Kallas, Nic Miller, Loren Powers, Evan Sanford, Corey Touchette, Carson Zajonc.

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–With information provided by BIBR’s Nancy Sanford

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