Greetings families! We have happily opened registration to Fall-ball! Registration is open for all levels from league-age 4-12. Please note that as of Labor Day all players have “aged up” so last year's 11s are now considered 12s.
These registration options are (for the moment) to gauge interested and are open for both baseball and softball. Exact levels of play and groupings for teams will be determined closer to the end of the month once we get a handle on how many players are interested.
The season will run from September 7 (after labor day) through October 31.
In general, teams will be formed at most levels, and games will be played on Sundays, and most teams (especially the older levels) will have the opportunity to practice once a week.
8U Softball Runner Up at 2021 Brookline Invitational
2021 8U DSPB
Congratulations to our 8U DSBP tournament team for being runner up in the 2021 Brookline Mike Leyden Memorial 8U Softball Invitational Machine Pitch Tournament!
Team members - Abby Badolato, Kylie Bretz, Molly Choate, Cassidy Cooper, Tessa Corkery, Eliza Dautrich, Emma Fair, Joey Manfrey, Ella Masino, Gwen Moser, Olivia Navarro, and Kat Whitehead.
Coaches - John Cooper, Ryan Corkery, Scott Navarro, Jeff Whitehead and Alyssa Whitehead.
We were the newbies but our girls got the hang of it and did great. The other teams apparently had hit machine pitch for about 2 years and had been in past tournaments together. Our girls hit machine pitch at 4 practices over the course of 8 calendar days, and were assembled 8 calendar days before the tourney.
We had a LONG day Saturday, with weather disrupting the games and elongating the day.
We won our first game against Springfield (Montgomery Co.) #2 in a nail biter, 6-5.
We then lost to the host Brookline team 9-4.
We beat a strong program from West Chester, 15-11 (after being down 5-0 after the first inning).
We then beat the Wildfire in a rematch, 18-6.
We then played Springfield #2 in a rematch from Saturday, and won 14-4.
We played a terrific team - Springfield (Montgomery Co.) #1 - in the championship. We went up 3-0, then it tightened. We were down 11-6 with our final at bat. Improbably, we scored 6 runs and took the lead 12-11! The crowds were really into it. It was quite an effort for a new group of wide-eyed 8 year olds. Unfortunately, we could not hold on and lost 13-12.
Our girls battled the heat and overcame their inexperience. They had a great time, competed admirably, and shed some tears after the loss. But ice cream cured that quickly…
Devon Strafford Little League thanks our sponsors for their outstanding support every year! For a complete list of our sponsors, click HERE.
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