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Welcome to the San Carlos Little League Website

Established in 1953, San Carlos Little League provides a positive youth baseball experience to children of all abilities in the San Carlos community, by developing the qualities of leadership, citizenship, discipline, character and teamwork.

San Carlos Little League (SCLL)
PO Box 989
San Carlos CA 94070

Federal Tax ID # - 521288278

2018 Majors Pirates Season Preview

2018 Majors Pirates Season Preview

Pittsburgh is called “The City of Champions”.

Unfortunately the Pittsburgh Pirates did not receive the memo.

The last Championship the Pirates won was in 1979.
That team was led by pitchers John Candelaria, Bert Blyleven and Kent Tekulve and hitters Willy Stargell and Dave Parker.
The 79 Pirates team is known as the “We Are Family” team, as the disco hit “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge was used as the team's theme song

Since the Pirates last championship in 1979, the Steelers have won 3 Super Bowls and the Penguins have won 5 Stanley Cups.
Even the Pittsburgh Passions, the women’s professional football team, have won 3 championships since 1979!

The Pirates championship drought of 39 years is the 7th longest in baseball.

Billy Roark was hired as Manager of the Pirates last year.
Roark was a former pitcher who has a keen eye for spotting and developing young pitching.
The Pirates realized that pitching was the way to championships so Roark was given the task of bringing a championship back to Pittsburgh and ending the title drought of this historic franchise.

This is the franchise that gave us Honus Wagner and the most valuable baseball card in history, Pie Traynor, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Ralph Kiner.
But over the last 39 years, the most enduring Pirate memory was Sid Bream limping around 3rd based to knock the Pirates out of the World Series in 1991.

Roark’s first job as Manager was to hire an Assistant Coach, and he went with Scott Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick is part baseball coach and part comedian.
He has a sharp baseball mind and his easy going demeanor and one liners always bring a laugh from the kids and the fans in the stands.

In 2017, Roark and Kirkpatrick drafted the best baseball team in Majors, pound for pound.
Unfortunately for the 2017 Majors Pirates, they just didn’t have enough pounds.

They were the youngest team in Majors, had the youngest kid in Majors, and had the least amount of 12 year olds with 4.
That 2017 team battled hard but it seemed they were just a run (and a pound) away from winning almost every game.

Roark and Kirkpatrick are forward thinkers and they were a year ahead in their draft strategy last year.
If that 2017 team were kept together this year, they would easily be the 2018 favorites for the title.
4 of the 12 players on the 2017 Pirates went in the 1st round of the Majors draft this year.

Roark and Kirkpatrick made an adjustment in 2018 and went with an older team.
8 of the 12 Pirates this year are 12 year olds.
And they have two of the top arms in Majors in 12 year olds Cole Roark and Scotty Kirkpatrick.

Roark and Kirkpatrick shut down opponents and lit up radar guns last year, as one of the few 11 year olds to register 60+ mph on the gun.
With another full year of growth, it won’t be fun for Majors hitters to step to the plate against these two aces.

We have seen this formula work before.
The 2017 Athletics had two aces leading their staff in Dylan Brandenberg and Ryan Hove.
But that Athletics team had contributions from all over the place in route to their championship.

Who will step up for the Pirates this year?
Will it be one of the 12 year olds…Kirk Lord, Joey Correa, Jack Shaughnessy, Simon Smith, Joel Schiller, or Jake Sawyer.
Or will it be one of the 4 non-12 year old kids who played AAA last year, Luke Tofigh, Henry Dommer, Hunter Roark, or Simon Smith?

There is optimism in Pittsburgh that this will finally be the year.
It happened for the Astros last year and now the Pirates seem on the verge.

The confidence is so high by Pirates fans that the question isn’t whether the Pirates will win the championship this season.
The question is what the theme song will be.

The Pirates 1979 "We Are Family" Team was the last championship the Pirates won

2018 Majors Rosters

Majors Rosters

National League

San Diego Padres

Manager:  Rich Murphy
Assistant:  Scott Reynick

Tyler Barringer
Nate Gotelli
Spencer Haderle
Robinson Hiranno
Richard LaGrill
Johnny Lehman
Woody McMahon
Landon Murphy
Henry Odom
Gavin Reynick
Danny Sullivan
Dylan Tanner

San Francisco Giants

Manager:  Mike Zirelli
Assistant:  Joe Lorenzini

Nathan Barnes
Jack Battaglia
Nicholas Fox
Victor Gonzalez
Jacquari Hughes
Nathan Hui
Josh Juliano
Jack Kempton
Joey Lorenzini
Bruce Matthews
Spencer Morse
Zack Zirelli

Pittsburgh Pirates

Manager:  Billy Roark
Assistant:  Scott Kirkpatrick

Joey Correa
Henry Dommer
Scotty Kirkpatrick
Kirk Lord
Tommy Miller
Cole Roark
Hunter Roark
Jake Sawyer
Joel Schiller
Simon Smith
Jack Shaughnessy
Luke Tofigh

Arizona Diamondbacks

Manager:  Jeremy Schmalzle
Assistant:  John Minton

Alex Dils
Charlie Fulton
Everett Haggarty
Donovan Kervick
Brandon Kwan
Logan Mathias
Davis Minton
Finn Murphy
Connor Schmalzle
Drew Taft
Tyler Webster
Tyler Williams

Chicago Cubs

Manager:  Toby O’Brien
Assistant:  Graham Hinsdale

Eric Brewster
Tommy Gooch
Clay Hinsdale
Kyle Ho
Jake Jones
David McCanna
Ryan Mendez
TJ O’Brien
Robert Oda
Sean Palen
David Raymond
Drew Turiello

Cincinnati Reds

Manager:  Sal Prieto
Assistant:  Jason Borzello

Tyler Borzello
Roman Brush
Reid Cole
Nelson Cross
Samay Kodige
Evan Morris
Joe Prieto
Kieran Sarrail
Eli Schlager
Tyler Steele
Brooks Trimmer
Sam Werner

American League

Houston Astros

Manager:  Anthony Pedrotti
Assistant:  Nate Loskutoff

Ethan Benton
Cameron Diehl
Tessa Folan
Nick Fromm
Deven Hennelly
Landon Kilgariff
Jake Loskutoff
Rocco Loskutoff
Justin Nadler
Michael Pedrotti
Ben Romanowsky
Nihal Verghese

New York Yankees

Manager:  Andy Castricone
Assistant:  Mike Black

Gerren Black
Tyler Castricone
Jake Frix
Tyler Harrison
Dylan Karmin
Andres Lacson
Marco Leoni
Owen Livesay
Kyle Maher
Logan McDougall
Carter Norton
Jason Tofigh

Detroit Tigers

Manager:  Dave Diago
Assistant:  Josh Rowell

Charlie Beres
Connor Cook
Luke Diago
Connor Grant
Ethan Im
Tyler Jackson
Ian Josephson
Isaac Josephson
James King
Cole Reimer
Luke Rowell
Luke Ulrich

Oakland Athletics

Manager:  Greg Holmes
Assistant:  Eric Hove

Willem Berry
Brian Casey
Grant Goetz
Luke Holmes
John Hove
Ryan Lerner
Drew Ostrander
Luke Robinson
Ethan Rudy
Max Seidelhuber
Michael Seidelhuber
Max Stallings

Tampa Bay Rays

Manager:  Tom Apela
Assistant:  Steve Magner

Kai Apela
Marco Baisch
River DeLeon
Quinn Giacomini
Gabe Goodwin
Trent Haithcox
Reese Hsu
Clayton Magner
Henry Massey
Alex Masci
Colton Rekow
Aiden Yang

Boston Red Sox

Manager:  Mike Busser
Assistant:  Pete Deffner

Will Burlison
Jake Busser
Ethan Boyd
Luca Byers
Tate Cohen
Aiden Deffner
Henry Eaton
Will Foster
Brody Larocque
Colin Nehrenheim
Nils Nehrenheim
Sam Van Wert

AA Tryout Signup Link

2018 AA Tryout Signup Link

The AA Tryout is on Saturday January 20th at Highlands South.
There are 2 sessions, 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

AA Tryouts are for Baseball 8 Year Olds only, meaning any kid born between September 2009 through August 2010. 
All Baseball 8 Year olds that wish to play AA this year must tryout, otherwise they will be automatically placed into the Farm Division.

You can use MAKO bats and other 2017 Little League approved bats for the AAA Tryout.  You can also use the 2018 bats as well.

Please wear appropriate baseball attire and bring a bat, glove and helmet to the tryout.  

2018 AAA Tryout Signup Link

2018 AAA Tryout Signup Link

AAA Tryouts are on Saturday January 13th and Saturday January 20th at Highlands North.

Every kid that plays AAA in 2018 MUST attend ONE tryout session on either date.

You CAN use Mako bats and other 2017 Little League approved bats for the AAA tryout.  You can also use the 2018 bats as well.

Please wear appropriate baseball attire and bring a bat, glove and helmet to the tryout.  

The session times for both Saturdays are as follows...

Session 1 - 9:00 am. - 10:00 a.m.
Sesssion 2 - 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Session 3 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact Ted Mathias at

Registration for 2018 Season is Now LIVE!

Registration for the 2018 Little League Season is now LIVE!!!! 

To register your child, click on the "2018 San Carlos Player Registration" link on the top right hand side of this web site.

To register as a Manager or Assistant Coach, click on the "2018 San Carlos Coach/Manager Application" link on the top right hand side of this web site.

2018 SCLL Calendar


Majors Tryouts (all kids intending to play Majors must attend) – Saturday December 9th and Saturday December 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Highlands North
Majors Draft (Teams Formed) – Sunday January 7th

AAA Tryouts (all kids intending to play AAA must attend) – Saturday January 13th and Saturday January 20th, 3 sessions - 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m., Highlands North
AAA Draft (Teams Formed) – Tuesday January 30th

AA Tryout (for Baseball 8's only) – Saturday January 20th, 2 sessions - 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., Highlands South
AA Teams Formed – Monday February 5th (approximate date)

Farm Tryout (for Baseball 6's only) – Saturday January 27th, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Highlands North
Farm Teams Formed – Tuesday February 13th (approximate date)

T-Ball Teams Formed – Wednesday February 21st (approximate date)

SCLL Opening Day – Saturday March 3rd

Picture Day - Sunday March 18th (Central/Arroyo)

Picture Day Makeup - Wednesday April 18th (Central/Arroyo)

San Carlos Summer Tournmament - July 17th - July 22nd

If you have any questions about the 2018 season or any questions in general, please contact Ted Mathias at  

We look forward to a great season ahead!!

2018 Little League Bat Standard

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit

Please click on the two underlined links above and the one link below to get more detailed informaton on the 2018 Little League Bat Standard, why it changed, and what bats will be allowed in 2018.

Key Takeaways

* In order to maintain the integrity of youth baseball, the USA Bat Standard will create wood-like performance in youth bats while allowing younger players to use lightweight bats that could not be acheived with actual wood bats.

*  This change will lead to less home runs and because of the bigger barrel, more balls in play.  It will also create more safety for pitchers as the exit velocity of balls hit will not be as high.

*  The new Bat Standard might seem complicated, but the key thing to remember is this...if a bat has the USA Baseball Stamp on it (pictured below), it is fine to use for the 2018 Little League Season.

If a bat has either of these two USA Baseball Stamps on it, it is approved for use for the 2018 Little League Season

Wood Bats are Allowed in 2018 If They Adhere to these Standards

Wood Bats:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

21. How will wooden bats for Little League play be effected by the new USA Baseball bat standard?-

A: Solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark to be approved for play. This includes two-piece wood bats, composite wood bats, laminated wood bats, bonded wood bats, bamboo bats, and any wood bat that could be defined as an ‘experimental’ design.

2018 SCLL Division Classification Guide

If you have questions on the differences between divisions and which division your child should participate in for the 2018 season, check out the 2018 SCLL Division Classification Guide below.

To find out your child's Baseball Age (which is used to determine which division he is eligible for), check out the 2018 Little League Age Chart.

2017 Hit-A-Thon Prizes

If your child did not claim a 2017 Hit-A-Thon prize, we haven't spent it.  We still have it!  Please e-mail us to claim your prize (Ted Mathias,

See the below PDF for the 2017 Hit-A-Thon prize winners and please pick up your prize if you have not done so already.

SCLL Board Meetings Open to the Public

SCLL Board Meetings Open to the Public

SCLL Board Meetings are open to the public.
They were always open to the public, but there are probably many that did not know that.

The SCLL Board Meeting takes place the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Charles School in the meeting room next to the basketball courts.

So if you ever find yourself totally bored with nothing else to do on a 2nd Tuesday night of the month, stop by an SCLL Board Meeting.

The SCLL Board meeting schedule will be updated on the calendar.


2018 San Carlos Summer Tournament - July 17th - 22nd

More information on Summer Tournament will be posted in next few months.


Registration for the 2018 season is now open!  Click on the Register link below to start the simple online process.

2018 San Carlos Player Registration

Click here to Register


If you'd like to volunteer to be a coach or manager for the 2018 season, please click on the link below to fill out the application and complete the background check.

2018 San Carlos Coach/Manager Application

Click here to Register

Weather/Field Updates




Check for weather updates during the 2018 season on this section! 


The San Carlos Field Hotline is 650-594-2626


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