Jul 16

State Tournament web sites

If you are looking to follow our teams as they move on to the state tournaments, here are the web sites with information:

Baseball:

Softball:

Jul 10

Congratulations Little League Champions, Upper Loudoun American!

Upper Loudoun American, backed by a Connor Miller three-hitter, strapped together 16 runs over four innings to take home the District 16 Little League Championship over Loudoun South 16-2.

Leadoff man and shortstop Ryan Hammer went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to jump start a powerhouse ULA offense. Miller helped himself out, going 2-for-3 with a long ball and three runs driven in. First baseman Mike Grupe added a home run of his own.Little League Baseball Champs

Loudoun South had some life early as Ben Williamson – who scored Loudoun South’s only two runs – took Miller deep in the first, but LSLL failed to put anything together offensively throughout the rest of the game.

On the tournament, Upper Loudoun hit an incredible 15 home runs led by Miller with five. John “JB” Byram hit four long balls and John Marquart added three.

Byram took the tournament by storm hitting an outstanding .692 while leading the team in runs scored (11), RBI (10) and walks drawn (4).

Marquart held a team tie for first in RBI with 10 while stringing together nine hits for a .500 tournament batting average.

Upper Loudoun American will represent District 16 at the Virginia State Little League Baseball Tournament hosted by Lynchburg Little League. Games start on July 19.

Jul 08

Congratulations 10-11 Champions, Upper Loudoun American!

Congratulations to Upper Loudoun American for winning the 2013 10-11 Year-Old District 16 Championship. Upper Loudoun American defeated Dulles National 15-7, behind a balanced offensive attack, stellar defense, and solid pitching by starting pitcher David Gingras, who, after yielding a couple early runs, settled down to retire the last nine batters he faced. Upper Loudoun American scored six runs in the third inning and five runs in the sixth inning. The offense was led by the 3, 4, 5 hitters, Sam Reid, Gingras, and Ben Alter, who combined to go 8 for 12, with 8 runs, and 5 RBI. Team defense was key in holding down the Dulles attack, with diving catches by left fielder Kyle Caylor and short stop Justin Nelson helping keep the bases clear.

10-11 ChampionsThe 2013 10-11 tournament was hosted by Lower Loudoun Little League. Dulles National reached the championship game by defeating previously undefeated Central Loudoun American 7-3. Thanks to Lower Loudoun for a well run tournament and congratulations to both Upper Loudoun American and Dulles National for a well-played championship game.

Upper Loudoun American will represent District 16 at the Virginia State 10-11 Year-Old Baseball Tournament hosted by District 9 Little Leagues and West Springfield Little League. Games start on July 18.

Jul 06

Three-way tie in LL Tournament

In the Little League Baseball Tournament, Pool B ended in a 3-way tie for second, with Central Loudoun National, Dulles American, and Upper Loudoun National all ending with a 1-2 record. Loudoun South advanced on record (3-0), and Little League tie breakers were applied to determine the the other team to advance.

Head-to-head is the first tie breaker, but each of the teams beat one of the tied teams and lost to the other. Therefore, we used the second tie breaker, Runs Allowed Ratio (runs allowed divided by defensive innings played).

Runs Allowed Ratios

  • CLLLN had 19/14 = 1.16 RAR
  • DLLA had 29/14 = 2.07 RAR
  • ULLLN had 36/16 = 2.25 RAR

By virtue of the lowest Runs Allowed Ratio, CLLLN wins the second tie breaker and advances.

In Pool A, Upper Loudoun American and Dulles National had already advanced.

Jul 05

Extreme Heat Policy

District 16 takes safety very seriously. We want to play baseball, but not at the risk of anyone’s health. With higher temperatures expected for the coming week, everyone should take a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the District 16 policy regarding play in extreme heat.

District 16 will follow the heat and humidity recommendations from Little League.

  • When the heat index is in the Extreme Danger (red) category, games and warmups will be suspended.
  • When the heat index is in the Danger (orange) category, we will take a 5-minute break at the end of the 2nd and 4th innings.
  • We will resume game activities only when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
  • We will use NOAA temperature, relative humidity, and heat index readings from the nearest available location.

Players, coaches, managers, umpires, and volunteers are encouraged (and should be reminded) to stay hydrated. We ask that everyone be vigilant. Fans should make sure family, friends, and neighbors in the stands are hydrating. Coaches should watch the players and other coaches. If anyone feels ill or sees someone showing signs of heat illness (no sweating, hot flushed skin), please alert tournament volunteers immediately.

Extreme heat conditions also tend to bring in thunderstorms, especially in the late afternoon. District 16 follows the Loudoun County and Little League guidelines regarding lightning. If lightning is seen or thunder is heard, umpires will immediately suspend play for 30 minutes. Any additional lightning or thunder will reset the clock to 30 minutes. Players are to return to their cars and remain there until play can be resumed or the game is called.

Jul 03

Congratulations 9-10 Champions, Dulles National!

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In his 2013 District Tournament debut, Nicholas Romyn threw four innings in relief to earn the save, allowing just one run for the eventual District Champions Dulles National. Lead off hitter Joe Lach knocked a two-RBI double to the fence which would prove to be the deciding factor in the game.

Lower Loudoun didn’t go down without a fight. With no outs in the top of the sixth they were able were to put two runners on and push one run across before falling 7-5 to Dulles National.

Congratulations to both teams.

Dulles National will represent District 16 at the Virginia State 9-10 Year-Old Baseball Tournament hosted by Tuckahoe Little League. Games start on July 18.

Jul 02

Three-Way tie in 10-11 Tournament

In the 10-11 Year-Old Baseball Tournament, Pool B ended in a 3-way tie for first, with Upper Loudoun National, Dulles National, and Central Loudoun National all ending with a 2-1 record. Since only two team advance, Little League tie breakers were applied to determine the top two of the three teams.

Head-to-head is the first tie breaker, but each of the teams beat one of the tied teams and lost to the other. Therefore, we used the second tie breaker, Runs Allowed Ratio (runs allowed divided by defensive innings played).

Runs Allowed Ratios

  • ULLLN had 17/15 = 1.133 RAR
  • CLLLN had 21/18 = 1.167 RAR
  • DLLN had 18/14 = 1.286 RAR

By virtue of the lowest Runs Allowed Ratio, ULLLN wins the second tie breaker and the pool.

To break the remaining tie, DLLN vs. CLLLN, head-to-head is used. Since DLLN beat CLLLN, DLLN takes the second place in the pool.

In Pool A, Central Loudoun American and Upper Loudoun American had already advanced.

Jul 02

Thank you, Gavin Rupp!

050-sm Three time Dulles Little League All-Star and member of the 2010 9-10 Year-Old Baseball Virginia District 16 Championship team, Gavin Rupp, threw out the first pitch last night on Huber Field at Freedom Park.

Gavin is battling a brain tumor. His number 15 has been honored on each of our tournament fields this summer, and his teammate Michael Alba has been wearing number 15 in his honor.

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Photos courtesy of Karen Alba.

Jun 27

Thank you, Corporal Christian Brown!

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District 16 was honored tonight to have one of our nation’s heroes throw out the first pitch to kick off our 2013 Virginia District 16 10-11 Year-Old Baseball Tournament, Silver Star recipient Corporal Christian Brown, accompanied by his mother Lynn and his sister Madison.

Cpl. Brown was born and raised in Tennessee. He loves hunting, fishing, baseball, and his country.

On Friday, May 3, 2013, Cpl. Christian Brown received the third highest award of valor, the Silver Star, for his actions on patrol on Dec. 7, 2011 while in Afghanistan. Cpl. Brown and his squad 1st Battalion, 6th Marines came under fire from several positions by insurgents. Cpl. Brown was able to lead his squad in a counterattack.

After one of his squad members, LCpl. Christopher Jacob Levy, was critically wounded in the head by a sniper, Brown arranged for the victim’s evacuation. The initial landing zone was deemed unsafe for the medical helicopter because of gunfire. Brown organized his Marines to secure another landing zone.

Brown then carried the wounded Levy almost 1,000 feet under enemy fire to the helicopter. After safely evacuating Levy, he and his squad were able to fight the insurgents off.

Six days later on Dec. 13, 2011, Brown was leading his squad on another foot patrol when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. Both of his legs were blown off: one above the knee, the other below the hip. He also lost part of his right index finger.

Cpl. Brown’s personal awards also include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, General Kvinitadze Georgian Achievement Medal, and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. He is currently with the Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Marine Corps Detachment Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

This man is a true hero, and America is better off because of men like him. He is an example of the courage and fortitude that built this nation to where we are today.

We must not forget the heroes like this. Men who risk it all to help a wounded comrade and make America a safer place. We are a greater nation for having such amazing men.

Being announced

Being announced

Throwing out the 1st pitch

Throwing out the 1st pitch

Thanked by the players

Thanked by the players

Jun 17

Welcome Greater Fauquier Baseball!

Virginia District 16 is proud to welcome Greater Fauquier Baseball to Little League!

Greater Fauquier Baseball (GFBLL) is offering Little League baseball throughout Fauquier County. GFBLL is offering baseball for children ages 4 to 18. Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 season.