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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dan Mayer is one of 50 finalist coaching award.
Editor’s Note—This information is provided by the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association. DYBA (Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association) is very pleased to announce that Dan Mayer has been selected as one of the 50 national finalists for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Award. Since its 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has reached youth and high school sport leaders, coaches, athletes, parents and officials through live workshops, online courses, published books and articles, and a series of alliances with nationally-recognized coaches, athletes, academicians, businesses and national youth sports organizations. Coach Mayer is most deserving of this nomination. He has a great deal of …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
LSU upends Crimson Tide in championship game.
Unlike the championship of college football, the LSU Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide recently to win the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association Pony League championship in house league. To better keep up with Deerfield news, follow Patch on Twitter and Facebook
Monday, August 6, 2012
A pair of come from behind wins secure championship.
Deerfield’s 12U Warriors baseball team kept coming from behind and coming from behind recently until they won the West Chicago Midwest National Championship. Playing five games in three days in pool play to earn their way into the semifinals, the Warriors won three and dropped two, both to Illiana. Who was Deerfield’s semifinal opponent, Illiana? Despite 11 strike outs from a combined pitching performance by Mark Mahoney, Matt Fang and Miles Powell, the Warriors trailed 6-1 going into the bottom of the final inning before Mahoney’s heroics sent them into the title game. Danny Siegel singled to start the rally but two outs quickly followed. The Warriors were down to their last strike when Frazier Robbins was hit by a pitch. Ryan David and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Grays top Prospect Heights to win Lake Shore Feeder League title.
Deerfield’s 9U Gray travel baseball team topped Prospect Heights, 11-3, Sunday to win the Lake Shore Feeder League Championship. The Grays are part of the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association traveling program. The Grays finished the season with a 17-1 record topping their opponents by a combined 262-98 score and scoring more runs per game than any of the 146 teams in all age divisions of the league. In the title game, the Grays scored seven runs in the second inning with hits from Blake Valfer, Elliot Brockstein, Jordan Wood, Blake Sodikoff and Jonah Kaplan. Joe Gulans, Matt Siciliano and David Weinstein provided the pitching help. In the semifinals, Deerfield overcame a 10-1 deficit to earn the right to play for the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Youth baseball program hires local teens to umpire games.
While many teens were scouring for jobs this summer, a group of Deerfield teens found themselves right behind home. Home plate that is. The Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBA) has been using teen umpires since the program began over 40 years ago. “It is great opportunity for kids to make some money and learn about themselves and baseball,” DYBA Secretary Tom Shapira said. The umpire program is open to kids over 11. They go through a series of meeting in January with and without their parents explaining in the program in detail. There is then a weekend of intensive training. Those who successfully compete the program can expect to earn $16 to start and most umpires work about 20-30 games in a year. They work games in …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Deerfield team downs Vernon Hills Gold for crown.
Winning all five games in the weekend Spartan Classic Softball Tournament, Deerfield’s 10U Reds took home the championship trophy with a 9-2 victory in the finals against Vernon Hills Gold. The Reds started their road to the title with a 15-3 win over Vernon Hills Black followed by a 3-2 triumph over Bartlett to move into the championship quarter finals round. In the quarter finals, Deerfield bested Trevian Blue, 14-4 before eliminating Evanston Express, 15-1, in the semifinals to earn the title shot against Vernon Hills Gold. There were 16 teams in the tourney. Team members are Sophie Bricker, Madi Zuckerman, Mimi Bushala, Halle Mangurten, Callie Saric, Olivia Fish, Rachel Grabow, Mallory Sawyer, Shayna wood, Maggie Gierut and Tyler …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Bradley McAvoy provides spark on the mound and at the plate as continual comebacks earn Fourth of July trophy.
Solid performances from the entire team keyed the Deerfield 10U Grays to a 9-7 victory over Palatine last weekend and the Northbrook Fourth of July Tournament championship at Meadowhill Park. Deerfield’s path to the title game was not easy. After falling to Palatine in the initial round robin pool, the Grays needed a seven-run sixth inning for an 11-7 victory over Lake Forest to advance to the semifinals. After the comeback win against Lake Forest, Deerfield was down by six runs to Park Ridge before an eight-run rally in the top of the eighth inning put them in the title game against Palatine. This time, the Grays persevered in part on the strength of Bradley McAvoy’s pitching and hitting. In addition to McAvoy, contributions throughout …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wood bat tournament runs today through Sunday at Jewett Park.
Jumping off to an early lead, the Broncos outlasted the Cubs, 10-5, to win the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association Bronco (DYBA) championship game Monday at Jewett Park. Parker Sondag and Josh Frydman led the Angels offense. Tommy Stark, Justin Pottinger, Danny Raske and Zak Raske provided the pitching and defense necessary to cuff the Cubs. Earlier: Fighting Illini Win DYBA Pony League Title The Cubs were not without a solid effort for several players including Hunter Roberts and Jordan Feinberg. They starred on the mound and at the plate. In other related DYBA news, the 10th annual wood bat tournament will be played today through Sunday at Jewett Park. This event is for travel teams from the area from ages 9 through 14. …