The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 10

The Championships are tomorrow!  The 3rd place games will be starting at 10:30, 1:30 and 4:30 on Field 4 and the Championships are at 10:30 (the 10’s and Jrs), 2:00 (11’s) and 5:00 (12’s).  Going to be some great baseball!!  Good luck to all the teams!

Photo of the Day, Day 10… what looked like something that was going to be a close call ended up being… well, blocked by a leg! 🙂

Photo of the Day, Day 10
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 10

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 9

Down the home stretch… 🙂 Championships are Sunday!  Come out and support your team or just come watch some great Little League Baseball!

I know first basemen practice this stretch… but still… his foot is on the side of the bag! 🙂

Photo of the Day, Day 9 goes to the 1st base stretch…

Photo of the Day, Day 9
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 9

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 8

Photo of the Day, Day 8… (Edit… I found another that I have to post!)

Never gotten a shot quite like this so I’m posting a second Photo of the Day!  This is the left fielder… had to crop this to show the shadow too… 🙂

Photo of the Day, Day 8 #2
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 8, Photo #2

 

 

Going with the ball squish on the bat! Almost doesn’t look real to me!  The Junior Tournament started Wednesday… this was from the Reno American vs. Truckee-North Tahoe (TNT) game yesterday.

Photo of the Day, Day 8
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 8

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 4

OK, this story is just too good not to share!  I’m in a unique position, I spend a large part of the tournament kneeling in front of the dugouts on all the fields… so I get to hear a lot of what goes on with the kids.  Well, on Saturday… as this fella’s running out to bat, someone in the dugout yells, “… I’ll give you 10 bucks if you hit a home run!”… so out he trots to the dish… I believe the other team was making a pitching change so the 3rd base coach was chatting with him and very distinctly (as you can see in the photo…) where he wanted him to drive the ball… 🙂

Up to the plate, thank you very much, I’ll just go yard with that one!  … and with a  huge smile (you’ll have to look that photo up in the gallery…) the first words he says when he returns from his journey around the bases… “… you owe me 10 bucks!” 🙂

Photo of the Day, Day 4
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 4

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 3

Sorry, got a little behind with Photo of the Day… Friday night’s 7:30 game brought me my photo of the day… This is my 11th year shooting all star tournaments, so I’ve seen a lot of things out here.  I wanted to give this fella a shout out for his performance on Friday night.

When you walk up to a field with the 12’s you see a full range of sizes, some kids have hit that growth spurt and others haven’t… but baseball is a sport that doesn’t require a particular physique… at the beginning of the game, you can always kinda hear the hushed chatter of the kids making “impressions” of the pitchers that are warming up… these days a lot of these kids are playing each other in travel ball tournaments so sometimes they know each other…

So… I wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Davis.  He’s not 6 foot, 220 lbs. but at the end of the game, he was STILL on the mound for Reno American with the win.  Bravo for doing your job!

Photo of the Day, Day 3
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Photo of the Day, Day 3

The 2016 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 4

The first long day is in the books! 12 games today… 12 games tomorrow… I’m tired! 🙂

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Here’s the Photo of the Day!  I just like the dust flying around the ball and catchers glove… the wind and heat are drying out the fields quickly so the dust is flying!Nevada Little League All Star Tournament

The 2016 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 3

Another home run, another celebration photo, or as us photographers like to say “jube” photo… (jubilation…)

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Photo of the Day for SURE!!  No doubt the happiest face in baseball today!Reno National Little League Home Run Smile

The 2016 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 2

It’s all about the Jube tonight!  I had another photo in mind but when AJ hit a walk off single to win the game in the bottom of the 6th and then give me THIS reaction!  No question!  Congrats fellas!  There have been some great baseball games in the two days so far!!

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AJ Kunter Little League Walk Off Single

The 2016 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 1

Day one is in the books!  I’m not used to seeing the 12’s playing on the first day… there were some really great games tonight!

No question for me today, this was the Photo of the Day!  You can see the entire sequence of the play in the gallery.

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See you at the field tomorrow!Nevada District 1 Little League Photo of the Day