Traditionally, the host team for the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Virginia receives an automatic bid to the prestigious playoffs. This year, as it turns out, the 13-year-old team representing host Falls Church-Annandale did not even need the free pass to the tournament, as they swept two games from Greater […]
For the first time in the history of the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League, all three All-Star teams emerged from their respective brackets into the playoffs for Virginia’s District 4. In addition to Falls Church, District 4 includes teams from Alexandria, Arlington, Great Falls, Mason District, McLean, Reston and Vienna. […]
Falls Church teams got off to a fast start in the District 4 all-star competition, with each team going undefeated in the opening week of play. As of July 1, the 9-10 team was 3-0, the 10-11 team 2-0, and the 11-12 team 1-0.
AAA Pirates v. Rangers— In a thriller played on June 5 at Westgate 1, the Rangers edged the Pirates 11-10 in extra innings. The visiting Pirates took the lead in the top of the sixth with a four-run rally keyed by the bats of Josh Rankin and Matthew Earman. The […]
A Red Wings v. Bulls — One team arrived at the field June 1st undefeated and the other showed up undermanned. But for three innings it wasn’t clear which team was which as the Bulls, minus three key players, took everything the unbeaten Red Wings could throw at them and delivered some […]
MAJORS A’s v. Red Sox — After having lost four consecutive games in the bottom of the sixth inning, The Swingin’ A’s found a way to right their ship. Determined not to let another game slip away, starting pitcher Clint Rock turned in a strong performance as the A’s defeated […]
A Ironbirds v. Express – In a remarkable turn around, the Ironbirds have won their last five games. After a tough loss to the Express earlier in the season, the Ironbirds won the rematch on Saturday, May 19. The Ironbirds’ lead off hitter Michael Giannelli, who went three for three on […]
MAJORS Although the season is young, there has been a dramatic display of power hitting. Fence-clearing home runs have been hit by: Kekoa Yamaguchi, Cubs; Mitch MacKeith, Orioles; Alec Daniele, A’s; John Todd and Liam Glennon, Yankees; and Richard Marsh and Lucas Cherry, Red Sox.
Falls Church Kiwanis Little League Report In spite of some cool weather that forced the postponement of opening day ceremonies until April 21, the more than 400 members of the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League started their season and completed all of the scheduled games last Saturday.
The highly anticipated pitchers’ duel between Falls Church and George Mason High Schools, with FCHS ace David Acosta and GMHS stud starter Byron Mendenhall combining for 20 strikeouts in the game. In the end, the Mustangs prevailed 3-1 in both teams’ return to action following spring break.