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Old 03-06-17, 01:51 PM
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2017 Baseball Schedule

Varsity:
03/23/17 Perry (Massillon) (Away) (Scrimmage)
03/25/17 Tallmadge 6, Lake (Uniontown) 5 (Home)
03/25/17 Tallmadge 6, Ellet (Akron) 2 (Home)
03/29/17 Tallmadge 5, Elkhorn [WI] 1 (Ripken) 3:00PM
03/30/17 Tallmadge 11, Sullivan North [TN] 0 (Pelican's Stadium) 9:00AM
03/30/17 Tallmadge 10, Germantown Academy [PA] 3 (Ripken) 3:00PM
03/31/17 Peters Township [PA] 8, Tallmadge 2 (Ripken) Noon
04/04/17 Roosevelt (Kent) 4, Tallmadge 3 (Away)
04/05/17 Tallmadge 8, Roosevelt (Kent) 2 (Home)
04/08/17 St Ignatius (Cleveland) (Home) [cancelled]
04/10/17 Copley (Copley) 5, Tallmadge 0 (Home)
04/12/17 Tallmadge 9, Copley (Copley) 0 (Away)
04/13/17 Tallmadge 17, Barberton (Barberton) 7 (Away)
04/14/17 Tallmadge 14, GlenOak (Canton) 7 (Kent State)
04/17/17 Tallmadge 9, Barberton (Barberton) 6 (Home)
04/18/17 Highland (Medina) 5, Tallmadge 4 (Home) (8 innings)
04/21/17 Tallmadge 10, Cardinal Mooney 4 (Away)
04/24/17 Tallmadge 7, Highland (Medina) 0 (Away)
04/25/17 Tallmadge 10, Revere (Richfield) 0 (Home)
04/26/17 Tallmadge 15, Revere (Richfield) 10 (Away)
04/28/17 Tallmadge 7, Jackson (Massillon) 4 (Away) (5inn)
04/29/17 Wadsworth (Wadsworth) (Canal Park) [cancelled]
05/02/17 Tallmadge 7, Aurora (Aurora) 3 (Away)
05/03/17 Aurora (Aurora) 8, Tallmadge 1 (Home)
05/04/17 Canfield (Canfield) (Away) [cancelled]
05/08/17 Tallmadge 7, Archbishop Hoban (Akron) 4 (Home)
05/09/17 Tallmadge 3, Canton South 2 (Home) (DII Akron District)
05/10/17 Hudson (Away)
05/13/17 Perry (Massillon) (Home)


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TALLMADGE 6, LAKE 5

Lake 300 002 0 — 5 6 2

Tallmadge 100 020 3 — 6 10 2

Batteries—Lane, McBride (L) and Knoch; Boyd, McGlaughlin, Taylor (T) and Eyre. W—Taylor, 1-0. L—McBride, 0-1. Save—None. HR—Tallmadge: Burick (1).

Records: Lake: 0-1; Tallmadge: 1-0.

Notes: Tallmadge: Taylor game-tying double.
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TALLMADGE 6, ELLET 2

Ellet 100 000 1 — 2 2 1

Tallmadge 121 100 X — 6 14 2

Batteries—Cody, McClelland (E) and Edwards; Burick, Sa. Seeker, Knutty, Sc. Seeker (T) and Eyre, Riefsnyder. W—Burick, 1-0. L—Cody, 0-1. Save—None. HR—Tallmadge: Glasser (1).

Records: Ellet 0-2; Tallmadge 2-0.
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TALLMADGE 5, ELKHORN (WI) 1

Tallmadge 001 020 2 — 5 9 3

Elkhorn 000 001 0 — 1 1 2

Batteries—Boyd, McGlaughlin (7) and Eyre; Van Dyke, Larson (5) and Przbylski. W—Boyd, 1-0. L—Van Dyke. Save—None. HR—None.

Records: Tallmadge 3-0.

Notes: Tallmadge: Taylor 2 singles; Gergely 2 singles; Glasser single, RBI; Boyd single, RBI.
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TALLMADGE 11, SULLIVAN NORTH (TN) 0 (5)

Tallmadge 420 32 — 11 8 0

Sullivan North 000 00 — 0 1 3

Batteries—Burick, Knutty (4) and Eyre; Price, Dinjus (3), Anderson (5) and Robinson. W—Burick, 2-0. L—Price.

Records: Tallmadge 4-0; Sullivan North 1-4.
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TALLMADGE 10, GERMANTOWN ACADEMY (PA) 3

Tallmadge 203 020 3 — 10 8 3

Germantown 001 020 0 — 3 6 4

Batteries—Sa. Seeker, Taylor (4), McGlaughlin (5), Sc. Seeker (7) and Eyre; Niedzielski, Monahan (5), Barbet (6) and Werkheiser. W—Sa. Seeker, 1-0. L—Niedzielski.

Records: Tallamdge 5-0; G.A. 2-2.
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PETERS TOWNSHIP (Pa.) 8, TALLMADGE 2

Peters Twp. 300 111 2 — 8 8 0

Tallmadge 011 000 0 — 2 8 1

Batteries—Dailey, Smith (7) and Campagna; Taylor, Glasser (5), Gergley (7) and Eyre. W—Dailey, 2-0. L—Taylor, 1-1. Save—None. HR—None.

Records: Peters Township 4-0; Tallmadge 5-1.
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KENT ROOSEVELT 4, TALLMADGE 3

Tallmadge 101 010 0 — 3 5 0

Kent 102 010 X — 4 4 0

Batteries—Boyd, McGlaughlin (5) and Eyre; Rubish, Common (7) and Battaglia. W—Rubish. L—Boyd, 1-1. Save—Common. HR—Tallmadge: Eyre.

Records: Tallmadge 5-2, 0-1; Kent Roosevelt 2-4, 1-2.
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TALLMADGE 8, KENT ROOSEVELT 2

Roosevelt 000 000 2 — 2 1 3

Tallmadge 301 202 X — 8 11 0

Batteries—Gray, Townend (5) and Battaglia; Burick, Taylor (7) and Eyre. W—Burick, 3-0. L—Gray. HR—None.

Records: Roosevelt 2-5, 1-2; Tallmadge 6-2, 1-1.

Notes: Tallmadge: Glasser triple, 3 R, 2 RBIs; Burick 9 strikeouts.
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COPLEY 5, TALLMADGE 0

Copley 010 101 2 — 5 7 0

Tallmadge 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Batteries—Hays and Correia; Boyd, Sa. Seeker (6) and Eyre. W—Hays. L—. Save—None. HR—Copley: Revetta.

Records: Copley 4-0, 4-0; Tallmadge 6-3, 1-2.

Notes: Copley: Revetta HR, RBI; Lutes 2 hits, double, 2 RBI.
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TALLMADGE 9, BARBERTON 6

Barberton 000 500 1 — 6 2 4

Tallmadge 033 030 X — 9 15 4

Batteries—Scalf, Herchek (5) and M. Murphy; Burick, Boyd (3), Glasser (4), Seeker (5), Knutty (6), Taylor (7) and Eyre. W—Burick. L—Scalf. Save—Seeker. HR—None.

Records: Barberton 1-7, 0-5; Tallmadge 10-3, 4-2.

Notes: Barberton: Saunders double, 3 RBI. Tallamdge: Eyre 2 singles, double, 2 RBI; Seeker single, double, 2 RBI.
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Old 03-07-17, 07:53 AM
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Field Locations:

Tallmadge HS Field at Tallmadge Middle School, 484 East Ave, Tallmadge OH 44278
Lake HS, 13188 Kent Ave NE, Hartville, OH 44632 (Next to the Bus Garage on State Route 43 before you get to State Route 619)
Massillon-Perry HS, 3737 13th Street SW Massillon, OH 44646
Cuyahoga Falls - Waterworks Park, 2025 Munroe Falls Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 (Varsity Upper Field, JV Lower Field)
The Ripken Experience, 3051 Ripken Way Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ellet HS, 309 Woolf Ave, Akron, OH 44312
Kent Roosevelt HS, 1400 N Mantua St, Kent, OH 44240
Copley HS, 3807 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH 44321
Barberton HS Sports Complex, 3540 Barber Road, Barberton, OH 44203
Kent State University, 1544 Campus Center Dr, Kent, OH 44240
Highland HS Field @ Granger Elementary, 3940 Ridge Rd, Medina, OH 44256
Revere HS, 3420 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286
Massillon-Jackson HS, 7600 Fulton Rd NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Aurora HS, 109 W Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202
Canfield HS, 100 Cardinal Dr, Canfield, OH 44406, Baseball field behind football stadium and softball field.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:13 PM
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Any word on team? Roster? Trying to follow team, but can't even find a roster.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:38 PM
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I believe there are 27 kids on the roster: 1 Senior, 11 Juniors, 7 Sophomores*, and 8 Freshmen* (guesstimating on the sophs/frosh)

Should know more in a couple of days if they can get outside and play some of the upcoming scrimmages.
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Old 03-16-17, 02:12 PM
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I believe there are 27 kids on the roster: 1 Senior, 11 Juniors, 7 Sophomores*, and 8 Freshmen* (guesstimating on the sophs/frosh)

Should know more in a couple of days if they can get outside and play some of the upcoming scrimmages.
These numbers are putrid. Why do the numbers continue to plummet? A school like Tallmadge with 27 kids in their entire program? Why?
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Old 03-16-17, 03:06 PM
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These numbers are putrid. Why do the numbers continue to plummet? A school like Tallmadge with 27 kids in their entire program? Why?
I don't think things are going to get better anytime soon if the youth programs don't turn things around. There are only 13 12-year olds in TLL this year with only 3 Majors teams. It's been that way for the last 5 years. Baseball is far too difficult to pickup as a sport as a teenager.

Tallmadge also needs a transition organization from TLL through HS. Too many kids end up quitting after TLL because they don't know where to look for a team to play for that doesn't cost a couple thousand dollars.
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Old 03-16-17, 05:53 PM
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I don't think things are going to get better anytime soon if the youth programs don't turn things around. There are only 13 12-year olds in TLL this year with only 3 Majors teams. It's been that way for the last 5 years. Baseball is far too difficult to pickup as a sport as a teenager.

Tallmadge also needs a transition organization from TLL through HS. Too many kids end up quitting after TLL because they don't know where to look for a team to play for that doesn't cost a couple thousand dollars.
Horrible. 3 Major teams?? There must not be much interaction between the HS program and the LL program.
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Old 03-16-17, 07:35 PM
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Horrible. 3 Major teams?? There must not be much interaction between the HS program and the LL program.
Unfortunately, I think travel ball has taken over Little League and the marginal players are too often choosing not to play.

In the past, the kids that played travel baseball and TLL worked around the TLL schedules. It was hard and when conflicts came up, TLL was the primary team/game/practice. Now it seems like it's the other way around.

The marginal players and weak are players actually the strength of an organization. Kids grow at such wildly different rates that superstars at 8 are not always the superstars at 12 or 18.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:34 PM
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The marginal players and weak are players actually the strength of an organization.
So true! I was reading somewhere else about the strong correlation between solid feeder programs and great HS programs. IMHO, no child should be discouraged to play at a young age, even if you look at them and swear there isn't an athletic bone in their body. Having a large group of players heading into their high school years, is what I would consider, a good problem to have and should be a goal of the community. Competition is a good thing, because it makes players work harder to earn a spot and can motivate them to get better. Plus, the kids weed themselves out as they age anyways, either by choosing other sports, work, or hobbies. So, the players who stick with it, are probably playing for the love of the sport. I think most coaches would agree, they would take a player with heart, over talent and no heart.


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Kids grow at such wildly different rates that superstars at 8 are not always the superstars at 12 or 18.
And I would argue, that even in 2017, there are some people who still don't believe this, or if you suggest it, they still think it's incorrect. Of those people, I would venture to say, most didn't truly play sports competitively themselves. I have witnessed my generation and half of my children's generation now, that have spot on, proven this to be true with girls and boys.

The more rec opportunities the better for our HS programs and the goal should be to bridge the gap between 12 years old and HS tryouts. I am aware, I sound like Al Bundy talking about my glory days (lol), but this is the Tallmadge HS softball record for state level play:
Tallmadge - 2014, 2009, 1999, 1998 (1st), 1997 (1st), 1995 (2nd), 1993 (1st), 1990 (2nd), 1989 (1st), 1988 (1st), 1987 (1st), 1985, 1983 (2nd), 1982, 1981 (1st)
There are several recent years, but for the consecutive years we did well (I can personally speak to years 1990-1999), there was a great "senior level" (13-15 yo) softball program in our community. Yes, I understand that sounds like a bit of an awkward age span. But, there were three years of girls that played against each other and there was some good competition. After all, a 15 year old girl, usually wouldn't let a 13 year old beat them up. It was a tremendous asset to our program at the time.

But, most importantly, it just physically kept a lot of them playing softball into HS...and you never know which player will be the one you don't recognize by their typical body language, when you look out on the field, because they have gone from a struggling athlete to a polished little player. Sometimes the process takes longer for some athletes, than others, but I have never seen a dominating player from 8u and every year until HS...every dog has their day.

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Old 03-20-17, 09:29 AM
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3 Major teams?

My thoughts about growing a town's little league/recreation league program are:

Make the league center around the "average players" and let the top players, if they prefer, to go play travel ball. That shouldn't be looked down on, if they prefer to play there, that's fine, those players are important to the HS programs. Plus, it gives the average kids more PT in local leagues.

Make it the most affordable sport to play in town, by cutting fees by at least half. So, it would become a matter of when, not if, children play LL/Rec and so all children in town could be included. This may include more fundraising efforts (night at races and so forth) lead by the boards, decreasing the unnecessary extras/spending, and renting their facility. Not only would renting the facility help defray the fees, but it would also help get local players more practice in the off season, close to home to help out their families. I have, in the past few months, observed local BB/SB league fees costing as little as $35-40/player, it's possible.

Also, create need based scholarships, for those children who want to play, but their family's can't afford the fees.

Make the season play well into June, nothing is more enjoyable than playing a ball game during a nice summer evening.

Take the focus off all-stars, especially for the younger age groups, we didn't have all-stars until 12u and only 12 year olds made it, maybe 1 or 2, 11 year olds.

Increase the age of participation to include, ages through at least 15 year olds, for both boys and girls. Even if the players have decided they are going to run track in HS, they may still want to participate in local ball, because they simply enjoy playing. Plus, they would become one more player to practice against, for the more serious players. Out of all the years I played, I enjoyed my late MS and HS years the most, because it was less stressful and casual, then previous years. By that age, most parents weren't pushing their children to play, the kids were playing because they simply enjoyed playing.

Divide players by age, not by the subjective ability of adults. They have very successfully done this in the rec basketball program in town. The players are still evaluated and teams are created to be equally divided with talent...but, kids want to play beside their classmates, when considering the nature of local programs. Also, the kids should have to prove their talent on the field, not in tryouts.

I have more, but that's just what I thought of for now.


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Unfortunately, I think travel ball has taken over Little League and the marginal players are too often choosing not to play.
I think this could be remedied by some of the above ideas. But, let them go, HS programs need players like that, as well.



I am very passionate about local BB/SB programs, because I am certain, I wouldn't be the person I am today with my own personal experience. It has enhanced my life in so many ways; I cherish the opportunities I was given and wish that for children in my community, now that I am older. One coach would always use this quote; I still think about it and apply it to my life:

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.”

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Old 03-21-17, 02:58 PM
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Schedule updates for Week of 3/20:

Thursday 3/23
Varsity Scrimmage @ Perry at 430pm
JV Scrimmage TBD

Friday 3/24
Varsity Scrimmage vs Lake @ Tallmadge at 430pm
JV Scrimmage TBD

Saturday 3/25

Game 1
Varsity vs Ellet @ Tallmadge at 12pm
JV vs Ellet @ Tallmadge at 230pm
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Sometimes the process takes longer for some athletes, than others, but I have never seen a dominating player from 8u and every year until HS...every dog has their day.
I agree with the 1st portion of this statement.....everyone matures at different times of their life and some take longer to develop physically and mentally when it comes to the game and how they process it.

But the 2nd part of this statement, I would have to disagree with. I've been around the game for awhile now both as a player (6u up through D1 college level) and as a coach (6u up through 16u high level travel baseball) and I have seen several players stand out above all ("dominate") at 8u and then those same players stand out ("dominate") as they mature and get older and play at the high school level. Where the game changes tremendously is jumping from high school to College (and yes definitely a difference between D3, D2, and D1 college baseball). That is where you see those players that stand out ("dominate") from 8u up through high school become just average players.
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Old 03-21-17, 04:11 PM
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My thoughts about growing a town's little league/recreation league program are:

Make the league center around the "average players" and let the top players, if they prefer, to go play travel ball. That shouldn't be looked down on, if they prefer to play there, that's fine, those players are important to the HS programs. Plus, it gives the average kids more PT in local leagues.
Why can't they do both? Play in the local TLL and still play Travel Baseball? I was under the impression that this was occurring at many of the ages throughout TLL and has been for several years.

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Make it the most affordable sport to play in town, by cutting fees by at least half. So, it would become a matter of when, not if, children play LL/Rec and so all children in town could be included. This may include more fundraising efforts (night at races and so forth) lead by the boards, decreasing the unnecessary extras/spending, and renting their facility. Not only would renting the facility help defray the fees, but it would also help get local players more practice in the off season, close to home to help out their families. I have, in the past few months, observed local BB/SB league fees costing as little as $35-40/player, it's possible.
Agree, the fees for a local rec league should be affordable for all. I believe TLL provides the opportunity to sell raffle tickets to cover your player fee, correct? Or did this change?


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Make the season play well into June, nothing is more enjoyable than playing a ball game during a nice summer evening.
I agree it would be nice to play that late, however Williamsport would have to adjust their schedule to accommodate and that isn't happening. The Little League World Series is a huge draw and all participating community based LL programs follow the schedule that Williamsport defines.

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Take the focus off all-stars, especially for the younger age groups, we didn't have all-stars until 12u and only 12 year olds made it, maybe 1 or 2, 11 year olds.
I have said for years that All Stars at the younger ages are a detriment to the league. If a kid does not make All Stars at 9-10-11 they usually are not around at 12. So get rid of All Stars at those younger ages and just recognize the 12 year old All Stars (That is the only age Williamsport actually recognizes for All Stars anyway). I actually think the 9-10-11 All Stars are more for the parents than the kids.

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Increase the age of participation to include, ages through at least 15 year olds, for both boys and girls.
This has been addressed and tried in the past and the issue is Travel Baseball has become so big it is hard for surrounding communities to field teams at those age levels. The other issue that comes up are lack of facilities that accommodate those age levels in various communities. Times have changed and and parents are driven to have their kid play travel ball at those ages.


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Also, the kids should have to prove their talent on the field, not in tryouts.
While this in concept makes sense, when they get to high school, they do not have the ability to prove their talents on the field throughout a course of the season to make the team. You tryout so you have limited time to impress coaches. A Travel ball team is the same way. You have a 1 or 2 day tryout not the course of a season to prove your skills to make a team. So in reality this is not always the case. The Tryouts in LL are a snapshot of one's ability for assist with placement. I get kids playing with kids their age and in the same grade, but also nothing is more detrimental to a kid at that age than failure. Place a kid according to age and grade but at an appropriate talent level so they compete and have fun doing it. They are still working on their game and improving their skills correct?
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Agree, the fees for a local rec league should be affordable for all. I believe TLL provides the opportunity to sell raffle tickets to cover your player fee, correct? Or did this change?
I've never been able to sell a raffle ticket for football or baseball. Too many people selling the same thing with such small prizes.

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I agree it would be nice to play that late, however Williamsport would have to adjust their schedule to accommodate and that isn't happening. The Little League World Series is a huge draw and all participating community based LL programs follow the schedule that Williamsport defines.
Williamsport has never changed their dates for the Little League World Series. What has changed is All-Stars starts much earlier. Also in the past, games continued to take place and All-Star practice took place later in the evening or on weekends. It wasn't that hard to do back then because there was only one team and it only affected 14 players. The regular season played to almost the middle of July.

Getting rid of all the younger All-Star teams would be a good start but it would be helpful if the travel teams formed from TLL players would be de-emphasized. Play 4-5 weekend tournaments. Have fun. Include more players. Don't worry about college scholarships at 8 years old.

Tallmadge baseball has a great tradition and has turned out some great players. Almost every great player that has come through Tallmadge High School played in Tallmadge Little League. It does not stunt your growth or limit your opportunities.
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Old 03-21-17, 06:31 PM
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Season starts in a few days....still no roster? I guess I'll check back in May to see how everyone did. Good luck this season!
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Season starts in a few days....still no roster? I guess I'll check back in May to see how everyone did. Good luck this season!
To my knowledge the varsity and JV rosters have not been made public by the coaching staff. At this point of the season they have usually had 1-2 scrimmages under their belt, but with weather it has been impossible for that to happen, making it hard to finalize/determine those tweener type players to fill out roster spots.

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If I were looking at last year's roster with the guys that got varsity time I would start with these guys:

Josh Taylor (Sr.)
Scott Seeker (Jr.)
Zach Boyd (Jr.)
Jared Burick (Jr.)
Seth Gergely (Jr.)
Derek Lightel (Jr.)
Phillip Glasser (Jr.)
Jake Rensel (Jr.)
Garrett Sands (Jr.)
Mikah McGlaughlin (Jr.)
Cameron Knutty (Jr.)
Sam Seeker (Soph.)
Rich Eyre (Soph.)

Outside of those names, a number of kids that are Jr./Soph./Freshmen are expecting to compete for open roster spots to finalize roster.
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If I were looking at last year's roster with the guys that got varsity time I would start with these guys:

Josh Taylor (Sr.)
Scott Seeker (Jr.)
Zach Boyd (Jr.)
Jared Burick (Jr.)
Seth Gergely (Jr.)
Derek Lightel (Jr.)
Phillip Glasser (Jr.)
Jake Rensel (Jr.)
Garrett Sands (Jr.)
Mikah McGlaughlin (Jr.)
Cameron Knutty (Jr.)
Sam Seeker (Soph.)
Rich Eyre (Soph.)

Outside of those names, a number of kids that are Jr./Soph./Freshmen are expecting to compete for open roster spots to finalize roster.
Thank you. That's what I was looking for. Wow, 10 juniors. That bodes well for the next 2 years. Other than Seeker, is anyone else getting looked at by colleges? I see a couple names in there that I would think can go on to play at the next level.
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Old 03-22-17, 07:37 AM
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Thank you. That's what I was looking for. Wow, 10 juniors. That bodes well for the next 2 years. Other than Seeker, is anyone else getting looked at by colleges? I see a couple names in there that I would think can go on to play at the next level.
Yes

Scott Seeker has verbally committed to Army to play Baseball.
I am aware that Boyd, Burick, Gergely all are receiving interest from D1 schools. I believe Scott's younger brother Sam Seeker also has started to receive inquiries with coaches.

Those are the one's I am aware of, the others I am not certain their status.
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Old 03-24-17, 10:58 AM
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Williamsport has never changed their dates for the Little League World Series. What has changed is All-Stars starts much earlier.
LLI has a program with no cost to leagues called second season, which can extend the regular season..."Little Leaguers ages 4-to-18 are welcomed and encouraged to continue to enjoy Little League by practicing and playing games on teams assembled from players not involved with your league’s All-Star teams." It seems with LLI, no rules are set in stone, and they are surprisingly flexible. I'm not suggesting this is a must, I'm just providing an example that this it is possible, especially for 13-15 year old age range. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/ne...ond-season.htm

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I've never been able to sell a raffle ticket for football or baseball. Too many people selling the same thing with such small prizes.
I think fundraisers that force parents to "front" money, are very tough to work effectively and parents still have to come up with the cash when signing their child up. I noticed a neighboring LL (with some struggles recently) that had a large fundraising event, it looked like a good idea for them.

I think when fundraising, the majority of league members need to "buy-in" and form a common goal to decrease player fees and increase participation; which would help grow the entire community's baseball/softball programs. Fundraising should be a more pay it forward idea and less individual benefit.

I also have a feeling our community's HS BB/SB programs for the next few years, will be very successful...looking forward to it. And, that alone can create more interest, although I still think affordability of our youth BB/SB program is a must...thankful LL was affordable for my family when I was a child.
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Old 03-25-17, 04:17 PM
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03/25/17 Tallmadge 6, Lake 5
03/25/17 Tallmadge 6, Ellet 2
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3/29/17 Tallmadge 5, Elkhorn 1

Tallmadge wins it's first game in Myrtle Beach today against Elkhorn (WI). Boyd pitched 6+ innings and gave up only one infield hit. McGlaughlin came in to finish the last three outs.
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Here are the rest of the varsity scores from Myrtle Beach:

03/30/17 Tallmadge 11, Sullivan North [TN] 0 (Pelican's Stadium) 9:00AM
03/30/17 Tallmadge 10, Germantown Academy [PA] 3 (Ripken) 3:00PM
03/31/17 Peters Township [PA] 8, Tallmadge 2 (Ripken) Noon
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Tallmadge 8, Kent Roosevelt 2
JV: Tallmadge 21, Kent Roosevelt 5

Nice bounceback win for the Blue Devils after the surprising loss yesterday. Burick had a no-hitter going into the top of the 7th before giving up his first hit.
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Highland game is cancelled tonight. Moved to Monday, 4/24.
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Tallmadge traveled to Mooney tonight for a game to replace the Canton South game:

Tallmadge 10, Cardinal Mooney 4
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Tallmadge beat Jackson 7-4 in a game called after 5 innings due to heavy rains and a sloppy mound.
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Tallmadge 7, Aurora 3

Tallmadge will host Aurora Wednesday night for the League Championship game. With a Tallmadge win, they would tie Aurora for the League Title at 9-3 each.
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Next game is Tuesday versus Canton South in the DII Akron District.
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