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Jun, 2021

GRAND SLAM CLOSING CEREMONY

NEARTOWN LL CLOSING DAY WAS A: GRAND SLAM

After multiple cancellations, the 3rd time was a charm for our Closing Day celebration event that was finally held on sunny Sunday, June 13th, from 3:30-6:00 p.m.  The NLL Board of Directors conducted their Annual Board Meeting and approved the slate of Board Directors and Board Officers for 2021-2022 (listed below).  There are a few opened positions, so please consider joining and helping Neartown LL be successful.

All-Star players for the Minors, Machine Pitch, and Coach Pitch divisions were announced and presented with a cap and medal.  (Note: All-Star players are chosen by their teammates who vote for the top (2-3) players on their team.) 

All Stars 2021:

CP

MP

Min

Charlie Slie

Orioles

Oliver Hennessey

Reds

Alister MC

Cubs

Ewan Walker

Orioles

Kase Desolvo

Reds

Koen Huffman

Cubs

Eugene Pisgati

Yankee

Fenner Currin

Padres

Joshua Do

Cubs

Aidan Garcia

Yankee

Lochlann Sullebain

Padres

Sage Brennan

Cubs

Richie Hinojosa

Astros

Eva Kershen

Royals

Parker Romm

Cards

Charlie Craig

Astros

Patrick Flynn

Padres

Lucas Wade

Cards

Levi Hunt

White Sox

Andrew Flyn

Padres

Clarence Farmer

Cards

Dane Pearl

White Sox

Julien Lonergan

Astros

Judah Sanchez

Astros

Bennett Romm

Blue Jays

Ross Houston

Astros

Kai Fielder

Astros

Lanham Dugan

Blue Jays

Holden Houston

Astros

John Cogan

Astros

Luke Thilmany

Pirates

James Shahda

Pirates


Blue Gray Tournament teams were also announced along with competition standings.  Big time kudos go to our Neartown LL Majors team who won the Blue Gray tournament division! 

Tournament Teams:

MP:

Minors:

Majors:

Miles Beck

Max Bera

Rocco Besozzi

Waylon Beck

Sage Brennan

Patrick Christensen

John Bodmann

Joshua Do

Hartley Houston

Fenner Currin

Kai Fielder

Reid Houston

Grant Dorsett

Clarence Farmer

Julien Johnson

Andrew Flynn

Koen Huffman

Garner LaGuarta

Patrick Flynn

Alister McClanahan

Cash Mills

Holden Houston

Owen Radcliffe

Michael Munoz

Ross Houston

Parker Romm

Jasper Palermo

Patrick Martin

Judah Sanchez

Shane Petrick

Colin Mull

Lucas Wade

Drew Owens


Michael DeGeurin, who umpired the Machine Pitch games received a special “Coach” award where he spoke about the new program he has started where a group of Neartown LL alumni players return to the league as volunteer umpires.  If you have aged out of Neartown LL (13+) and wish to volunteer your time and learn more about umpiring games, please contact Michael at 
[email protected].

Neartown LL baseball season would not be as much fun without the cool refreshing SnoBunny SnoBalls by Rob and Leslie Wubbenhorst and Yummy Popcorn and treats provided by HEB & Trey and Nancy Christensen.  Thank you!!!

Special appreciation awards were given to prior NLL President Scott Palermo and to current President Shannon Petrick in recognition of their wonderful contributions to the league.  A special award was given to our MVP and “unsung hero” Dawn Mena.  She is the backbone of our league and has been a part of Neartown LL since it began. Thank you for all you do.

Neartown LL had an exciting and successful Home Run Derby which brought out a lot of talent. Congratulations to our Home Run Derby Winners:

TeeBall / Coach Pitch -Lanham Dugan 
Machine Pitch / Minors- Alister McClanahan
Majors / Middle School – Joshua Petrick
High School / Above – David Petrick

While the derby was going on, other NLL players lined up to throw their best pitches to sink Coaches Nathan Hennessey, Cris Bera, and Miles Romm in the dunk tank. 

Neartown LL is successful because of you amazing volunteers. We encourage each of you to sign up and volunteer your time this Fall and Spring season and make Neartown LL a great place for our league and for this community. Email us at [email protected] if you wish to volunteer.

Do you enjoy sitting in the full direct hot sun while watching your son's Little League baseball game? 

If you answered, "NO" and wish we had a sun shade, lets unit and do something about it. Please contact the City of Houston Mayor Turner @ [email protected] and Abbie Kamin, Houston City Council Member for District C @ [email protected] Let's get our voice heard. Neartown LL and the Ervan Chew Park community would greatly benefit from a Sunshade at the Will Weber Baseball Field. Remember, Neartown LL is happy to help fund the sunshade. 

Overall Closing Day 2021 was a great success.  We look forward to our upcoming Fall Season and Spring Season 2022.  Here’s wishing all of our Neartown LL Players and Player Families a safe and wonderful summer

NLL BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

2021-2022

PRESIDENT

SHANNON PETRICK

VICE PRESIDENT

JASON VOGLER

TREASURER

DAWN MENA

SECRETARY

BILL MAXWELL

PLAYERS AGENT

NATHAN HENNESSEY

SAFETY OFFICER

TREY CHRISTENSEN

NLL BOARD MEMBERS:

JOHN ANDELL

ERIC HOUSTON *

GAIL BAXTER

DAVID KNOLL

CRIS BERA

SCOTT PALERMO

PAUL COBB

ETHAN PERRY

MICHAEL DEGEURIN

LUIS RIVERA

CLAUDIA HANFORD

OPEN

NATHEN HENNESSEY

OPEN

NLL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

TREY GONZALES

BILLY MARLIN

TIM JOHNSON

PAIGE PECORE *

PATRICK KWIATKOWSKI

* Very Special "THANK YOU" to Eric Houston and Paige Pecore who have volunteered countless hours and dedicated so much time and energy into Neatown LL and to all of those who help make Neartown LL a true success. Thank you!

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