Irvine Ranch is proud to be a volunteer led organization. Thanks to our very talented group of volunteers who make Little League proud!
IRLL Board Members and Coaches - Mike Henshaw, Mike Anderson, Jay Engelbright, Mike Amundson, Jim McKenzie, Marc Pannier and Rachel Wagner
Congratulations to our Homerun Derby Winners! Patrick McWherter, Kale Willbanks, Derek Wilkins, Beckett Kreter, Aidan Newcomb, Jake Carroll
AAA Dodgers - City Champs!
The AA Championship Winning A's
The AA Athletics and Reds played a close game last week at Las Lomas 1, with the Athletics winning 5-4 for the IRLL Tournament Championship.
The game was a back and forth battle, with great hitting, fielding and base running by both teams. The game was highlighted by a Reds deep hit to the left field fence, followed by the Athletics managing to set up a picture perfect relay from the left fielder (Anderson Crane) to the short stop (Damian Herrera) to the catcher (Owen Capron) for the put out at the plate.
Picture in the photo above are:
Front row (L-R) Kim, Herrera, Capron, C. Morse, J. Rho, Haruki
Middle row (L-R) S. Siegel, B. McMullens, Crane, Sandoval, Duncan, T. Morse
Back row (L-R) M. McMullens, M. Morse, J. Siegel, (Missing: C. Rho)
Army's Aidan Newcomb hit his third homerun of the week when he belted a grand slam to center field. Noah Cyrus hit a bomb to left field, his second of the week for Army. And Wesley Moylan hit his first ever home run to left field. OK, who's going with me to watch their next game?
The AAA Division Angels defeated the Tigers, 10-6, in a playoff game on Thursday night and Ryan Moore played a big part in the win for the Halos. Moore hit a two-run home run over the fence in the victory. Congratulations to Ryan on the big achievement.
In a game marked by great pitching on both sides, Marcos Chelala got on base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and eventually scored the winning run for the AAA Marlins against the A's last night. Sean McCance came to the plate with the bases loaded and delivered a walkoff double for the win, 4-3. McCance, Ryan Lopez and the A's pitching staff had great outings, with both sides registering numerous strikeouts against very few walks. Congrats to the well-coached A's on a great season and good luck to them in the city tournament.
Noah Cyrus, playing for Army against Newport Beach last night, got a hold of one and put it over the fence at Las Lomas. Way to go Noah!
On Friday night, May 1, Harvard's Kale Wilbanks broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the 7th inning with a home run over the left-center field fence at Laguna Beach's Riddle Park. It was the first home run hit by any Harvard player this season. Harvard held on to beat Laguna Beach's Rotary by that same 6-5 score. The ball was retrieved and presented to Kale after the game.
Colin Kim pitched a four-inning complete game shutout last week against the Red Sox to clinch first place for the AA Athletics. Colin allowed three hits and no walks while striking out seven batters. Congrats to Colin and the A's!
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Congrats to Aidan who plays for Army in the Intermediate League. Aidan took one deep recently over the fence at Dove Creek!
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