Nicole Cochrane scores for the Oriole’s, an RBI hit by teammate Ty Bride, at Tuesday night’s championship game. Photo by Careena Chase

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Youth baseball for the week of June 11.


T-Ball League
Tuesday, June 12, was the last game for Idyllwilds littlest baseball players. The American Legion Dodgers played the Rotary Padres. Both teams played great and made a bunch of good plays. Carter McLean hit the ball really well in both of his turns at bat for the Padres. The Dodgers Ethan Sheppard played great in the field. Following the game the players from all three teams recieved their trophies.

Minor League
The championship game was Monday, June 11. The Suburban Propane Rangers won the playoff game to earn the opportunity to meet the Shell Astros in the Cchampionship game.

Seth Clowers hit a home run in Tuesday night’s championship game, scoring the first run for Wooley’s Orioles. Photo by Careena Chase

Both teams showed how much they had improved during the year as they got outs at all the bases. The Astros took the lead in the first inning as Ethan Teeguarden knocked in Johnny Fuentes. The Rangers came back in the third inning with three runs as Lilah Whitney and Emma Righetti each scored a run and Michael Stroud drove in another run. The Rangers tacked on another run when Fernando Maldanado scored. Trailing 4-2 in the fourth inning, the Astros got big hits from Cody Fogle and Layton Teeguarden to tie the game at four runs each. As the game entered the last inning, the Astros held the Rangers scoreless in the top of the inning. With the bases loaded and two outs, Fatima Guzman’s hit scored Lilliana Sorenson with the wining run. The Astros won the Minor’s Championship 5-4.

Cody Espinoza, pitcher for the Higher Grounds Rays,winds up during last week’s championship game against the Wooley’s Orioles. Photo by Careena Chase

Major League
On Monday June 11, the Higher Grounds Rays and the Green Cafe Cubs had a one-game playoff to determine which team went to the championship game. The Cubs scored right off the bat as Aaron Potter and Aly Fogle each had nice hits and Zach Fogle knocked in a run. The Rays came right back with two runs in the next inning as Josh Gray and Sierra Barnett each got nice hits and scored. The Rays’ Noah Rutherford settled down after the first inning and pitched a great game. For the rest of the game, the only run he gave up was Jake Gurlings’ home run. The Rays kept tacking on runs as they went on to win 12-3 and advance to Tuesday’s championship game.


The championship game pitted the Wooley’s Orioles against the Higher Grounds Rays. The Rays struck first in the second inning. After Rylan Hardy’s hit, Cody Espinoza’s home run plated two runs. The Orioles came back the next inning. Seth Clowers got a leadoff home run to help propel the Orioles. Lauren Badger scored the last run in a big five-run inning. The Orioles’ Ty Bride pitched awesome the rest of the game and only gave up one more run. The Orioles added some late-inning runs and went on to win the championship game 10-3.

Thanks to all the sponsors, coaches, scorekeepers, umpires and most of all the players on a great season.

Anyone interested in playing adult softball should contact Town Hall. There will be a coaches meeting 6 p.m., Friday, June 22 at Town Hall. The adult softball season will begin after the 4th of July.

The Championship Wooley’s Orioles with their statues are: (front row) Brian Mabery, Nicole Cochrane, Lauren Badger and Nicola Sabin; (middle row) Seth Clowers, Jake Mabery, Alia Teeguarden, Maggie Mckimson, Ty Bride, Lainie Wilke, Destiny Makroulis and Tobin Ale. The Orioles’ coaches standing in the rear are Robert Sabin, Jeremy Teeguarden and Jimmy Mabery. Photo by Careena Chase


Above, the Astros proudly hold their trophies high after winning the Town Hall Minor Baseball game last Monday at Idyllwild School. It was a close game, 5-4 against the Rangers. Pictured team members are: (front row) Lance George, Lillianna Sorenson, Jessa Smith, Manuel Guzman, Johnny Fuentes, and Layton Teeguarden; (second row) Odin Johnston, Henry Mendoza, Breanna Sheppard, Cody Fogle, Fatima Guzman, and Ethan Teeguarden. The coaches, standing in the rear, are Jeremy Teeguarden and Lance Fogle. Photo by Jenny Kirchner