Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MP 12's Head to the Southeast Regionals

The Myers Park Trinity 11-12-year-old All-Star team leaves Thursday for the Little League Southeast Regional Tournament in Warner Robins, GA. We begin play on Friday morning at 10:00 vs Martin County North LL from Palm City, FL. It is a pool play format, with each team playing 3 games to try to advance to the medal round.

The best place to get a first-hand inside look at what the 12's are up to this week will be on Twitter:

You can also check this blog, as well as the MPTLL website and Facebook page for updates.

The official tournament website is located HERE. Tournament staff will be scoring our games on GameChanger HERE. And HERE is some information about GameChanger pricing plans, in case you want Premium Fan Access for $7.99 per month.

The tournament site is located at 439 Snellgrove Drive in Warner Robins, if you plan to make the trip from Charlotte. We'd love to see some of the MP faithful in Georgia.

They may call us "North Carolina," but we won't forget that... "WE ARE.... MYERS PARK!" If you don't believe, you don't belong. GOMP!

Monday, July 29, 2013

MP 12's Car Wash Fundraiser

The Myers Park Trinity Little League 11-12-year-old NC State Champs will host a car wash fundraiser on Tuesday (7/30) from 6:30-8:00 pm at the MPTLL fields at Randolph Park (101 Billingsley Rd). Proceeds will help cover travel expenses for players in need of financial assistance during the team's trip to Warner Robins, GA for the Southeast Regional Little League Tournament.  The 12's will leave early Thursday morning for Georgia, where they will play 3 games of a pool play format on Friday, Saturday and Monday, before the consolation and medal rounds begin.

Please come out to the fields on Tuesday night and help support the 12's. The team will be washing cars and accepting donations of any amount. You can also make a contribution online via the MPTLL store. All donations are tax deductible.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Myers Park 12's Win NC State Title

The Myers Park Trinity 11-12-year-old All-Star team won the North Carolina State Little League Championship on Saturday at Myers Park with a 5-3 victory over Greenville Tar Heel. Their state title is MPTLL's first Major League state championship in baseball in the league's long history. It came less than a week after MP's first state championship of any kind at the Little League Baseball level, when the 10-11-year-old team won its tournament in Forest City.

Myers Park took the lead for good in the 2nd inning on a 2-run HR by Patrick Alvarez. Alvarez also pitched the game's last 4 innings, striking out 8 - including the final 6 outs of the game - allowing no runs on 2 hits. Pres Cavenaugh, Britt Fuller and Alvarez led the MP offense with 2 hits apiece.

Next up for the 12's will be a trip to the Southeast Regionals in Warner Robins, GA. The winner of that tournament goes to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

Friday, July 26, 2013

MP 12's Game Moved to 10:00

The Myers Park Trinity 11-12-year-old all star team will play Greenville Tar Heel on Saturday at 10:00 am. If Myers Park wins, they are state champs. If Greenville wins, the teams will play again on Sunday since that would be MP's first loss. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE TO 10:00 am on Saturday. The game will be scored live on GameChanger.

MP 12's to Play for the State Title

The Myers Park Trinity 11-12-year-old All-Star team has advanced to the NC State Final. The 12's are the last remaining team in the winners bracket after beating Bull City, Mint Hill and Greenville Tar Heel. Myers Park will play the winner of tonight's game between Mint Hill and Greenville Tar Heel. The championship game will be played on Saturday at 10:00 am at Myers Park. If MP were to lose, the two teams would play again on Sunday at 1:00.

Come out and support our 12's on Saturday. And check the MP Twitter feed, website and Facebook page for updates and announcements. GOMP!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

MP 11's Head to the Southeast Regionals

The Myers Park Trinity LL 10-11-year-old All-Star team has earned a trip to the Southeast Regional Tournament of State Champions in Greenville, NC. The team leaves on Friday morning and will stay at the tournament for at least three games. The TOSC website is here. They have a write-up about MPTLL and Charlotte here. And the TOSC has it's own Facebook and Twitter pages.

Many thanks to all the great sponsors and families that have contributed to the all-star travel fund! If you'd like to join in the effort of sending our boys to Greenville, you can leave a donation via credit card by using the MPTLL store. You can also mail a check payable to MPTLL at P.O. Box 11556, Charlotte, NC 28220. Please note in the memo line item that the donation is for "All Star Travel". No amount is too small to support our players and remember your donation is tax deductible since MPTLL is a 501c3 non-profit organization. As always Myers Park appreciates the tremendous support from our families and wonderful sponsors.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

11's State Championship Photo Album

MP fans - you don't want to miss this. Here is the photo album from the MPTLL 11-year-old all-star team's state championship victory on Sunday over Greenville North State in Forest City. The emotion shown in these pictures is just incredible. Thanks to Catherine Bolin for her amazing photos and to the 11-year-old team parents for allowing us to share them with the league.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Myers Park 11's Win NC State Title

The Myers Park Trinity 11-year-old All-Star team has won the North Carolina State Championship with a 6-5 victory over Greenville North State. This is the first state title for any MPTLL team at the Little League baseball level - a truly historic moment in the long history of our league. As usual, the team did it in dramatic fashion, with a 6th inning rally from being down 5-1. The game was capped by a walk-off 2-run HR by R.J. Scholtus. The MPTLL Twitter feed tells the story, as this is how many of the MP faithful followed the game....

- MP takes the field. Scholtus gets the start, Atwell behind the dish.
- Scholtus retires GNS in order in the top 1st. MP coming to bat.
- Evans doubles. Shaw singles him home from 3b. End 1, MP 1, GNS 0.
- GNS doubles, but Atwell to Bolin erases the runner on an attempted steal. Scholtus looks great on the mound. Still 1-0, MP up. Bot 2.
- Minges singles, but MP can't move him over. Still 1-0, end 2. GNS sending 7-8-9 to plate.
- Single, error, walk. GNS has bases loaded and one out.
- GNS gets 2 runs. 2 on, still one out.
- Intentional walk to GNS 3 hitter loads the bases. One out.
- Scholtus gets the K. Bases loaded, 2 out.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Myers Park 11's Play For the State Title Today

The Myers Park Trinity 10-11-year-old All-Star team is making MPTLL history. They play Greenville North State today at 11:00 am in the NC State Championship at Forest City Little League's Dunbar Park, 286 Learning Parkway, Forest City, NC 28043. The game will be "live casted" by the kind folks at Greenville on Game Changer. Follow the MP Twitter feed for additional commentary from Forest City. Good luck to the MP 11's. The whole league is with you.

Later today, don't miss the MP 12's, as they take on Mint Hill at Myers Park at 3:00 in the 11-12 State Tournament. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

State Tournament Heroics for Myers Park

We sat together on our porches or in the den. Quality time with the family on a Friday night. But there were no board games or movies or even much talking. This time we gave in to staring at our phones, tablets or laptops. And we loved every gut-wrenching minute of it.

That's how you "watch" a ball game at MPTLL in the summer of 2013. At least when you can't be there in person. You sit and stare at Twitter and hit the refresh button every 30 seconds. 

The Myers Park Trinity 11-year-old All-Star team thrilled us all with a 20-15 victory over SW Forsyth in the NC state semifinals, a win that takes them farther than any other MPTLL team in recent memory. They used 8 pitchers and hit 4 HR's - 3 by R.J. Scholtus, 1 by Jack Shaw - in this 3-hour game. Our boys have survived and advanced to the state finals, where they must beat the thorn in our side, Greenville North State, twice this weekend to reach something beyond their wildest dreams. 

Great job by the players and coaches (Scott Warfield, Drew Mansfield and Arthur Morehead). Good luck this weekend. We are a proud league, no matter the final outcome. MP 11's at 11:00 in Forest City. MP 12's at 3:00 at home. Be there on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Myers Park 12's Win District 3

The Myers Park Trinity LL 12-year-old All-Star team has won the District 3 Tournament and will be heading to the NC State Tournament. After a 1-run victory over Dilworth in the opening round of the tournament, Myers Park had a bye on day 2, followed by a convincing 12-2 win over Lake Norman to clinch the district championship.

The final game featured some quality pitching by Pres Cavenaugh (3 innings, no runs) and Henry Merchant (2 innings, 2 runs) and a 9-run 1st inning for MP on several hits, walks and errors. The game ended in style with a 3-run walk-off HR by Hayden Malchesky in the 5th inning to seal the 10-run victory.

The Little League Class of 2013 has now won its 3rd District 3 title and 4th banner overall. They will play in the state tournament for the 2nd straight year. This year it is being hosted by MPTLL and begins this Saturday, July 20th. Myers Park will face last year's 11-year-old state champion, Bull City, in round 1 on Saturday at 3:00. The tournament will use a double-elimination format.

Come out to the fields this weekend and cheer on the 12's, and follow along on Twitter at

Monday, July 8, 2013

Myers Park 11's Head To the State Tournament

The Myers Park Trinity 10-11-year-old All-Star team has won District 3 and is headed to the NC State Tournament. Games begin this Saturday, July 13th in Forest City, NC. The bracket is posted here. Myers Park plays at 2:00 on Saturday against the host team from District 1, Forest City Little League. If they win, they will play the champion from District 1, Chase Little League, on Sunday at 2:00. State tournaments use a double-elimination format.
The tournament will be hosted by Forest City Little League at Dunbar Park. It is located at 286 Learning Parkway, Forest City, NC 28043, which is less than an hour and a half drive from MPTLL. So consider a road trip to Forest City on Saturday to cheer on the 11's. They need our support. And stay tuned to Twitter for updated tournament info.

Friday, July 5, 2013

12's District Tournament Hosted by MPTLL

The 11-12-year-old NC District 3 Little League Tournament is being hosted by MPTLL. Games begin Saturday, July 6th. The updated bracket is here. Myers Park begins play vs Dilworth at 12:00 on new field on Saturday.

Join us in supporting the 12's as they try to defend their district title from last year. Come watch a game, or volunteer to help man the concessions tent by the field. MP needs your support. We are also hosting the 11-12-year-old NC State Tournament beginning July 20th.

Myers Park 11's Are District 3 Champs

Congrats to the MPTLL 11-year-old All-Star team for winning the NC District 3 Tournament. The 11's rolled through the tournament in three games, with wins over Coul Oak, Mint Hill and Dilworth. The championship game was dominated by Reed Bolin on the mound (1 hit, 1 run, complete game) and R.J. Scholtus at the plate (3 doubles) in a 6-1 victory over Dilworth.
The 11's are managed by Scott Warfield, with coaches Drew Mansfield and Arthur Morehead. Players are William Atwell, Reed Bolin, Kyle Evans, Carter Flanagan, Wyatt Hodges, Jackson Krisko, Henry Minges, Ben Morehead, Chase Rohr, R.J. Scholtus, Jack Shaw, and Robert Stone.
The team will now head to the 10-11-year-old NC State Tournament in Forest City. The bracket is here. Games begin Saturday, July 13th.