2019 Post Season Updates

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR CLL POST SEASON TEAMS ON AN EXCELLENT SUMMER OF BASEBALL! #GOGREEN #GoD3 #GoBC #goCanada #summerbaseball

The 11/12 Allstar team - TEAM CANADA - played a really solid game but had a little wobble and the bats were quiet, resulting in a 5-0 loss to Mexico in their first game of the LLWS. The team bounced back Saturday afternoon with a 10-0 win over the team from Bologna, Italy representing the Europe/Africa Region. This win was huge, as it was an elimination game. The kids are off today, and looking forward to seeing the Cubs play the Pirates. After an amazing day off, which included going to the airport on the bus to pick up te Chicago Cubs and getting serenaded by Mike Rizzo! He's a better ballplayer than a singer, but it was still one of the coolest things ever! The team played a tough squad from Curacao, and couldn't overcome the Caribbean nine. Tonight they got to go to the Pirates/Nationals game, and were brought out on the field, along with the teams from Mexico and Australia, who were also eliminated. Side note - Cracao beat Venezuala today, keeping their championship hopes alive. We are all so proud of our team, of the skill, the determination, the sportsmanship, and spirit they and their families have shown on and off the field.

If you haven't been following on social media, you're missing out on some amaziing coverage! The Oakland A's have reached out, the City of Coquitlam and the John B have provided such amazing support through the tournament. CLL alumni and former members have been following the action from all over! #gogreen #coqll follow @CoquitlamLL on twitter, coquitlamll on instagram, and check out the Coquitlam Little League facebook page.

HUGE THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT THE JOHN B PUB AND THE CITY OF COQUITLAM FOR GIVING US TWO GREAT VENUES TO GATHER AND WATCH OUR KIDS PLAY MEXICO YESTERDAY!!!

Thanks to Jay Janower, Breakfast Television, the Tri-City News, Vancouver Province, Matt Cullen, Devin Heroux and the whole crew at CBC SPORTS, AND A HUGE THANK YOU AND KUDOS TO the tournament committees and all the volunteers at Coquitlam Little League (Districts), Little Mountain Baseball (Provincials), and especially the folks at Ancaster, who did such an amazing job of hosting the 2019 Little League Canadian Championships!!!! Sorry if we missed anyone - there've been SO many people who have played a role in this amazing journey!

First game for TEAM CANADA will be Friday vs Mexico!!! TSN5 at 2pm pst. click here for the LLWS schedule

JUNIOR A'S: Finished pool play 2-4, following a tough 7-5 loss to eventual champions Alberta, where their 7th inning rally came up just a little short. We're incredibly proud of the way this team represented our league, which has been recognized by Little League Canada! The team was presented with the Joe Shea Award, which is given to the team that displays sportsmanship and class not only on the field, but at all team functions and any other areas of the tournament site. This is no surprise, considering the praise they received throughout the Provincials and Canadians for the way they handled themselves in lopsided wins and tough losses. They'll be returning home on Monday around 1245pm at YVR. Congratulations to the Medicine Hat Junior Allstars, winners of the 2019 Junior Canadians, and best of luck at the World Series in Taylor Michigan! Thanks to the tournament committee and all the volunteers, fantastic job as always!

click here for the tournament website https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx84d0KMhvcV5lQl8JJyw2A/videos

click here for tournament schedule

INTERMEDIATES: Coquitlam Little League Intermediate Allstars run at Canadians in Langley has come to an end. The team gave it everything they had in the semis, but it just wasn't their day, and the Lethbridge Bisons rode strong pitching, active bats and a couple of bounces to get out to an early 5 run lead. The A's battled but were overmatched on the day and came up on the short side of a 10-1 score. We're all very proud of this young group, and look forward to seeing them battle for another Canadian title next season. Thank you to the folks in Langley Little League for your hospitality and kudos on putting on a great event. Congratulations to Lethbridge Bisons. The Alberta representatives are now TEAM CANADA and on their way to Livermore California for the Intermediate World Series.

11 SELECTS - Are 2-2 and finished 3rd in their pool at the Drew Henderson Tournament in Whalley, after bookending wins over South Van (7-6) and Whalley (18-2) between losses to Langley (11-7) Little Mountain (6-4). Next game 4pm on Saturday 7/20 against Dunbar for 5th place. https://whalley.teamsnapsites.com/drew-henderson/ for schedules and scores

9 SELECTS - represented CLL well in the Langley Tournament. They beat Kerrisdale in a wildcard game to get into the quarterfinals, where they ran into a tough Mt Seymour team, dropping a 12-5 decision. By all accounts the team had a great experience, and are looking forward to next season.

8 GOLD - followed in the footsteps of last year's Golden Waffles at Whalley and WON THEIR FINAL 14-13 over Langley!!!!! Congrats on an outstanding effort - hope you all enjoyed your first taste of post season representing CLL! see schedule and results here

8 GREEN - These kids bounced back from their loss in the semis and won their last game of the season 10-6 over Hastings to finish 3rd in the Whalley Tournament! Great job, kids! This team played hard in the top tier of the tournament; finishing with a 3-2 record and a berth in the semis in their side of the Whalley 8's Invitational, where they ran into a buzzsaw Little Mountain team. These kids played some great ball over the last couple of weeks! After starting with a couple of close wins (4-3 vs Whalley and 7-5 vs Langley) and dropping a 15-11 decision to Little Mountain, the seesaw continued as they finished with a 7-2 win over Hastings and a hard fought 5-3 loss to Lynn Valley. Thanks to the parents for allowing us to follow along on gamechanger! You can follow this team on game changer CLL 8 Selects Green 8U see schedule and results here