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Opening Ceremonies Kick Off 2018 DPLL Season
by posted 03/11/2018


Dos Pueblos Little League kicked off the 2018 season with tremendous Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.

DPLL Board President Dr. Dan Brennan welcomed the crowd and led the event. 

Longtime DPLL coach and player mentor Ralph Randall threw out the first pitch for a strike!

Boy Scout Troop No. 4 presented the flag and the national anthem was performed by Nate Latta. 

The day also featured a special ceremony for the 1988 District 63 12U All-Stars, which was awarded a plaque that will be mounted at Girsh Park. The 2017 DPLL 10U All-Stars also received recognition and a plaque for winning the District 63 and Sectional Championship.

Player Agent Chris Mercier introduced all the managers and teams from the T-Ball to Juniors Division. 

Honorary Coach Rick "Buddy" led the crowd with his annual "Charge" cheer.

Brennan officially kicked of the season with a spirited "Play Ball!"

All photos are courtesy of Shannon Mercier Photography.

DPLL Board President Dr. Dan Brennan

Andy Brennan reads the DPLL Mission Statement alongside father Dr. Dan Brennan.

The 2017 DPLL 10U District 63 and Sectional Champions. Manager Tom Demourkas and 
 coaches DJ Gesswein and Dr. Dan Brennan. 

Mark Talarico, Ralph Randall and Joe Talarico

Ralph Randall throws a strike to Joe Talarico

The DPLL Board of Directors

Boy Scout Troop No. 4

Players and family members of the 1988 12U All-Star District 63 Champions

 

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2017 Highlights: DPLL 10Us Win Sectional Championship
by posted 01/08/2018


Alexander Hajda hit a double to score Seth Tedeschi in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Dos Pueblos Little League 10-under All Stars to a dramatic 6-5 victory over Moorpark for the Section 1 Championship on Saturday in Nipomo.

 

The team advances to the State Championship in Palmdale, July 21.

Dos Pueblos was trailing in the fifth inning when Zach Gesswein slammed a two-out bases-loaded double to tie the score at 4-4. "This was a see-saw battle and the kids played their hearts out and never gave up," said DP manager Tom Demourkas.

"That was one of the best 10-year-old games I have ever seen," said DJ Gesswein, assistant coach. 

With the scored tied 5-5 in the second extra inning, Tedeschi doubled in the eighth and Hajda followed with his walk-off hit.

Derek Brunet started the game on the hill for DP, followed by Charlie Potter, Tedeschi and closer Shane Grant. 

Assistant coach Dr. Dan Brennan said the game was the most exciting he'd ever been a part of.

"I am so proud of our team and our league," Brennan said. "We are looking forward to representing District 63 and Section 1 in our quest to bring a state championship back to Goleta."

DPLL won the District 63 championship earlier this month. 

The DPLL 10U roster consists of: Zach Gesswein, Shane Grant, Andy Brennan, Brody Demourkas, Charlie Potter, Derek Brunet, Seth Tedeschi, Scott Nightingale, Liam Hurley, Alexander Hajda, Jacob Barsky, Taylor Nagy and Mateo Saldana.

Story courtesy Noozhawk.com
 

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DPLL Celebrates 2017 Season at Closing Ceremonies
by posted 05/24/2017


DPLL Board President Dan Brennan presented the 2017 Coach of the Year Award to Tim Nightingale / Shannon Mercier Photography

Several hundred peopled turned out for the 2017 Dos Pueblos Little League closing ceremonies.

At the ceremony, league Division Champions were crowned, managers handed out Sporstmanship Awards and the 2017 Coach of the Year Award was given to Tim Nightingale. Dr. Dan Brennan, president of the DPLL Board, also announced several of the accomplishments of the board and the League in 2017.

Majors Champions: Dodgers, Manager DJ Gesswein / Shannon Mercier Photography

Minors Champions: Dragons, Manager Tom DeMourkas / Shannon Mercier Photography

Farm Champions: Mudcats, Manager Chad Wang / Shannon Mercier Photography

Coast Champions: Angels, Manager Nate Mendoza (not pictured) / Shannon Mercier Photography

Shannon Mercier Photography


Shannon Mercier Photography

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