SLYB Nation … Thanks for a fun Fall Ball Season and see you next Spring !!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING
2014 ALL-STAR TEAMS
SLYB 12U RED
2014 District #4 12U Major 60 Champions
2014 East KY 12U Major 60 State Tournament Runner-Ups
2014 Ohio Valley Region 12U Major 60 Tournament Champions
Congratulations to our SLYB Red 12s on a great summer !
Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series Semifinalists
All American Showcase
12U Stars & Stripes Champions (7/5 & 6)
SLYB 12U BLUE
Bluegrass State Games Runner-Ups (7/31 – 8/3)
Harrodsburg Summer Slam 4 Champions (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 11U RED
2014 East Kentucky 11U Major 60 State Champions
2014 Ohio Valley Region 11U Major 60 Tournament Champions
Future Stars of Sports
Summer Heat 12U Champions (7/12 & 13)
Southeastern 11U Summer Slam Champions (7/5 & 6)
11U Summer Tournament Champions (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 11U BLUE
Back to School Bash Runner-Ups (Harrodsburg) (8/2 & 3)
Baseball Bash Runner-Ups (Chrisney, IN) (7/19 & 20)
5th Annual “Do It For Derek”
11U Tournament Champions (7/12 & 13)
SLYB 10U RED
Somerset 12U Tournament Champions (7/12 & 13)
All American Showcase
10U Stars & Stripes Champions (7/5 & 6)
10U Thoroughbred Classic Champions (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 10U FREEZE
Woodford Summer Slam Runner-Ups (7/19 & 20)
Battle of the Bats Tournament Runner-Ups (7/12 & 13)
SLYB 10U Minor Blue Bandits
Jackson Co. Battle of Big Hill Runner-ups (7/29)
SLYB 9U RED HEAT
5th Annual “Do It For Derek”
9U Tournament Runner-Ups (7/12 & 13)
9U Thoroughbred Classic Runner-Ups (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 8U RED BULLS
2014 8U Coach Pitch Ohio Valley Regional Runner-Ups
2014 East Kentucky 8U Coach Pitch State Champions
Southeastern 8U Summer Slam Champions (7/5 & 6)
8U Summer Tournament Champions (6/28 & 29)
Garrard Co. 8U Summer Slam Champions (6/21 & 22)
SLYB 8U WHITE GHOSTS
Anderson Dean Baseball Blast 8U Runner-Ups (7/26 & 27)
Bluegrass Bash 8U Runner-Ups (7/12 & 13)
8U Thoroughbred Classic Runner-Ups (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 7U Big Red Machine
Bluegrass State Games 7U Silver Medals (7/18, 19, & 20)
Battle of the Bats 7U Tournament Runner-Ups (7/12 & 13)
Danville 7U June Jam Champions (6/21 & 22)
SLYB 6U RED LEGS
Danville 6U Coach Pitch Tournament Runner-Ups (8/2 & 3)
Bluegrass State Games 6U Silver Medals (7/18, 19, & 20)
Southeastern 6U Summer Slam Champions (7/5 & 6)
6U Summer Tournament Champions (6/28 & 29)
SLYB 5U RED
Bluegrass State Games 5U Gold Medals (7/18, 19, & 20)
Battle of the Bats 5U Tournament Runner-Ups (7/12 & 13)
Southeastern 5U Summer Slam
Tournament Runner-Ups (6/28 & 29)
GO SLYB !!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2014 SPRING SEASON DIVISION CHAMPIONS
MAJOR: WHITE SOX
MINOR: RED SOX
JR MAJOR: LUGNUTS
TBALL 5&6: TIGERS
TBALL 4: DIAMONDBACKS
In Memory Of . . .
Alvin Haynes, who through his company Alvin Haynes and Sons Trucking has for many years donated countless hours of labor and materials to South Lexington Youth Baseball, has passed away this week.
Mr. Haynes was 74-years-old. His two sons, Scott and Mitch, both survive him. Both Scott and Mitch Haynes played at South Lexington as well as several of their children, Mr. Haynes’ grandchildren. One of Mr. Haynes’ grandsons, Zachary, was a member of the 2007 South Lexington All-Star team which won the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series.
Remembrances can be in the form of a contribution to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility.
Over Half of the All-City Team from SLYB
More than half of the first team players voted upon coaches on the 2014 Herald-Leader All-City baseball team played in their younger days at South Lexington Youth Baseball.
The seven first team players, with their SLYB Major League affiliation and high school in parenthesis:
Nicky Avioli (OF, Braves, Dunbar)
Johnny Fangmeyer (C, Reds, Lafayette)
Jordan Fucci (1B, Astros, Tates Creek)
Daniel Little (SS, Astros, Lexington Catholic)
Connor McHugh (SS-P, Reds, Dunbar)
Griffin Neuer (OF-P, Cubs, Lexington Catholic)
Blake Rose (IF, Pirates, Tates Creek)
Three SLYB graduates, all now playing at Lafayette, were on the second team, those being:
Jacob Abbott (Athletics)
C. J. Compton (Athletics)
Ben Eckert (Cubs)
Players from South Lexington on the All-City third team were:
Jack Noftsger (Orioles, Lafayette)
Chris Thompson (Reds, Lexington Catholic)
Andrew Barker (White Sox, LCA)
Cody Kalinowski (Athletics, LCA)
CONGRATS TO THESE GREAT PLAYERS
GO SLYB !!!
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SLYB Long-Time Service Honorees:
Three individuals who have combined more than 100 years of service to South Lexington Youth Baseball were honored at the Major League closing ceremony last week with the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards and additional honors, as announced by SLYB President, Stephen Day.
Two Major League managers and one individual from the administrative side were the honorees. Besides the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the president announced that three of SLYB Fields at Shillito Park would be named in their honor. Also, the trio was inducted July 11 into the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.
First, Major League White Sox manager Carl Peel was recognized for his 43 years of service to SLYB, starting in the 1970s as a Minor League coach and soon being named the White Sox Major League manager, where he still remains.
Going forward, what has been called Field #1, will be named Peel Field.
Next, the league honored Cardinals’ Manager Donnie Warner, who began with SLYB in 1979 and besides his numerous Cardinals’ championship teams, Warner was Manager of SLYB All-Star teams in 1992 and 2001 which captured Cal Ripken/Major 60 World Series championships.
Field #4 now becomes Warner Field.
Fittingly, the White Sox and Cardinals each won their respective divisions in 2013 and reached the finals of the Major League tournament, with the Cardinals victorious in the championship game.
From the administrative side, the league recognized Logan Bailey, whose SLYB service dates to 1975 and includes two terms as President, numerous positions on the Board of Directors, and serving in several other capacities including Coach, along with league consulting and advisory capacities. He also represents SLYB in hosting the Blue Grass State Games.
Field #2 now becomes known as Bailey Field.