Congratulations to the District Tournament winners!
Intermediate Division - High Plains Little League
Majors Divsion - Academy Little League (also State Champs and headed to Regionals in Waco, TX!!)
Minors 11s - Colorado Springs Little League
Minors 10s - Arapahoe Little League
STATE ALL STAR TOURNAMENT (Jul 22-27)
If any of our KCLL All Star teams win the District Tournament, then they will get to play in the State Tournament! This year - FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME - KCLL has been asked to host the State Tournament for the "11 years old and younger" division!! Like the District Tournament, volunteers make for a GREAT tournament! So, please help us out!
FALL BASEBALL (Aug 7-Oct 19)
Fall Baseball registration is now open! Our Fall baseball program is very relaxed and is focused on skills development. While we keep score, there are not standings, playoffs, or championships. Players are often given more latitude to play skill positions such as pitcher, catcher, and first base. Fall is a great time to try out the next division up to see if the ball player is ready to handle the higher competition.
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Ken-Caryl Little League is all about baseball. That's all we do. It's all we think about. We love the game and want every child to have this quintessential American experience.
Ken-Caryl Little League is part of Little League International - the same organization that brings you the Little League World Series. Little League is the world's largest volunteer youth sports program with over 4 million volunteers worldwide. The program has been in existence for over 70 years and brings a wealth of experience and resources to our local chapter. See www.littleleague.org for more information.
The Spring Season is our main baseball program.
We will begin the 2017 Spring Season with indoor practices/clinics starting in February. These indoor practices will be available once or twice per week, they will be organized by different age groups, and will be focused on developing the basic skills such as fielding, hitting, throwing, pitching, and catching. The February program will precede our team formation and is an optional "extra" for everyone registered for our Spring Season.
Teams will be formed the first week of March through a "player draft." The purpose of the draft is to create balanced teams that will play fun competitive games throughout the Spring season. We work hard to create parity between the teams and consider this to be one of the fundamental differences between our program and others in the area. We want to play a game - and enjoy the game - and make sure everyone gets an opportunity to play their best.
You can get additional details about the various division levels on our registration page. However, KCLL baseball programs are open to boys or girls aged 4 to 13.
Rookie League (Tee Ball) - this program is once per week (Saturday mornings) and offers our youngest ball players an opportunity to learn the basics of the game.
Farm League (Coach Pitch) - this program is for players aged 5-8 that are new to baseball. The program does not keep score or track wins/losses. We focus on the basic skills of throwing, catching, and hitting a baseball.
AA Division - this is the entry level "kid pitch" program. Players entering AA should be able to defend themselves from a thrown ball. It is a full baseball game - outs are recorded, score is kept, and we crown "champions" at the end of the season. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 6-9 years old.
AAA Division - this is the transitional level program that precedes the "elite" level of our Majors. Pitching distance is the same as our Majors Division and most of the same rules apply. It is designed for players that are ready to play at a strong, competitive level, but are not yet prepared for the speed of the Majors game level. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 9-11 years old.
Majors Division - this is the elite level program that plays by the full Little League rules. It is designed for the players that are ready to play a full competitive game. Entry to this division is based on the skill of the player. However, players are typically aged between 10-12 years old.
Intermediate Division - the Intermediate Division offers older players (aged 11-13) the opportunity to play in an advanced baseball program. Pitching distance is longer than in the Majors Division (50' instead of 46'). Base paths are longer (70' instead of 60'). And the competitive level is considerably higher. Games include both intra league play (conditional on KCLL rostering at least 2 teams) as well as many inter league games (e.g., other Denver area Little League programs). At this level, runners can lead off, balks are called on pitchers, and the speed of the game is much higher. ANY PLAYER AGED 11-13 CAN REGISTER in the Intermediate Division. But please realize that many players will be 13 years old and the competitive play will be high.
Dual Registration Opportunity: Majors + Intermediate - KCLL will offer all of our 11-12 year old Majors Division players the opportunity to play in BOTH the Majors and Intermediate Division levels. The second registration will include a modest additional registration fee. This opportunity is for those Majors players that want to play MORE baseball games and also want the experience of the heightened competitive play of the Intermediate Division games. In general, priority will be given to the Majors practices/games when conflicts occur. If you would like to really expand your baseball experience in 2017, consider the dual registration opportunity.
If you have questions about KCLL or any of the programs we offer, please feel free to contact Tom Newman at (303) 619-9810 or submit your question through the contact page on the website.
KEN-CARYL LITTLE LEAGUE is a community focused baseball program. We actively invest in the baseball fields at area schools. Over the years, KCLL has provided funding and efforts to improve fields at Community Park, Shaffer Elementary, Falcon Bluffs Middle School, Mortensen Elementary, and Columbine Hills Elementary. Your registration and sponsorships not only provide for a baseball experience for KCLL players, but also help to improve baseball fields and programs throughout our community. KCLL has also donated used baseballs and equipment to both local programs and in the Dominican Republic.
We know you have a choice about which baseball program you choose. We very much appreciate your support of Ken-Caryl Little League.
Check back here for tournament schedule information, scores, and write-ups on the games.
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (13s) - 4 teams in double-elimination tournament
Games will be held at Falcon Regional Park (Eastonville Rd) near Falcon High School (NE of Colorado Springs).
Jul 5 - KCLL v Colorado Springs
KCLL took an early lead. However, as KC continued to add runs, Colorado Springs kept battling with additional runs. As the game went into bottom of the 6th inning, KC still had a narrow lead. Colorado Springs took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the 6th, after which the game was ended due to darkness. Colorado Springs won the game 16-12.
Jul 6 - KCLL v HPLL
KCLL could not must much offense against a very good High Plains pitcher. HPLL took an early lead and continued to expand it through the game. High Plains won the game 14-1. KCLL was eliminated from the Intermediate Division tournament.
District Champions: High Plains Little League
LITTLE LEAGUE DIVISION (12s) - 7 teams in double-elimination tournament
Games will be held at Mission Viejo Park (3999 S Mission Pkwy, Aurora) near Quincy / Buckley in Aurora.
Jul 5 - KCLL v Tri-Lakes
In the top of the first, KCLL fell behind 3-0. But they came right back to take the lead and never again fell behind. Tri Lakes mounted a late comeback effort in the top of the 5th closing the gap to 12-11. But in the bottom of the 5th, KCLL added 6 runs and then shut down Tri Lakes in the 6th. KCLL won the game 18-11.
Jul 6 - KCLL v Dry Creek
In a defensive focused game, the score was 1-1 through the first couple of innings. KCLL took the lead in the middle of the game and held on despite Tri Lakes best efforts to close the gap. KCLL won the game 8-4.
Jul 8 - KCLL v Academy
KCLL ran into the Academy buzz saw. A very strong Academy team opened the scoring assault and never relinquished, winning the game in 23-0.
Jul 9 - KCLL v Arapahoe
KCLL had the lead in the 6th but wasn't able to hold on. Arapahoe forced extra innings and then added a run in the 7th to seal their victory. The final score was 10-9, Arapahoe. KCLL was eliminated from the Little League Division tournament.
District Champions: Academy Little League
MINORS 11 DIVISION (11s) - 5 teams in double-elimination tournament
Games will be held at Ken Caryl Community Park (7950 Sangre De Cristo Rd, Littleton) near Kipling / Chatfield in Littleton.
Jul 8 - KCLL v Dry Creek
KCLL fell behind early but did not give up. As the game progressed they found a way to take the lead and then added runs late in the game to finally close out with a win. The final score was 7-3, KCLL.
Jul 9 - KCLL v Colorado Springs
In a back and forth game, KCLL fell behind, then took the lead, then lost the lead late in the game. But some fantastic 2-out hitting in the top of the 6th put KCLL up. They held on through the bottom of the 6th and walked away a winner. The final score was 11-9, KCLL.
Jul 11 - KCLL v Academy
In game that included a 30 minute lightning delay, high winds, and light rain, the KCLL team was unable to get the necessary timely outs or hits. The final score was 14-4, Academy.
Jul 12 - KCLL v Colorado Springs
In a rematch of KCLL's second game, the two teams again showed just how evenly matched they are. Colorado Springs took the early lead and held that lead all the way to the bottom of the 5th inning when KCLL came back to tie the game a 7 apiece. But CSLL added 3 runs in the top of the 6th and KCLL could only answer with 1 run in their half of the inning. The final score was 10-8, Colorado Springs. KCLL was eliminated from the Minors 11 Division tournament.
Jul 13 (5:30p) - Championship Game
Jul 14 (5:30p) - "If Needed" Championship Game
MINORS 10 DIVISION (10s) - 8 teams in double-elimination tournament
Games will be held at Mountain View Field (17200 E. Kentucky Avenue) near Mississippi / Buckley.
Jul 8 - KCLL v Arapahoe
KCLL took the early lead in this back and forth game. With a small lead going into the 6th inning, Arapahoe battled back to tie the game. They then added a run in the 7th for the victory. The final score was 10-9, Arapahoe.
Jul 9 - KCLL v High Plains
High Plains played strong defense and pitching, holding KCLL to just 4 runs as they held on for a 9-3 victory over KCLL. KCLL was eliminated from the Minors 10 Division tournament.
Jul 13 (6:00p) - Championship Game
Jul 14 (6:00p) - "If Needed" Championship Game
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WITHIN KCLL AND AROUND DISTRICT THAT HELP MAKE THESE TOURNAMENTS POSSIBLE!
Best of luck to all the All Star teams! Play hard, have fun!!!
For a complete list of District 5 games results, CLICK HERE.
2013 Ken-Caryl Takes 11/12 Little League District 5 Tournament
District 5 Little League Champions
Originally posted on July 14, 2013
Our Ken Caryl Little League All Stars advanced on the road to Williamsport, PA and the Little League World Series by winning our first ever District 5 Little League 11/12-tournament championship on Saturday morning. The team came out on top 13 to 2 in the championship game with a win over the Academy All Stars from Colorado Springs. Your Ken Caryl All Stars finished the tournament with 4 wins and 1 loss.
The tournament started with a 4 to 2 victory in the opener over perennial power, Academy LL. John Cullom pitched a 6 inning complete game, and the defense helped in stifling the Academy hitters allowing just 6 hits with no errors. Sam Low recorded 4 put outs with 3 assists at shortstop. Academy took an early 1 to 0 lead in the top half of the second but KCLL tied it up in the bottom half with an RBI single from Sammy Richards scoring Evan Cushing (on base and pinch running for Culllom). KCLL would cross another run in the third with Brayden Roybal drawing a leadoff walk and being driven in by Joey Hammond. KCLL got 2 more in the fourth with Cullom getting his second hit of the game followed by bunt singles from Cushing and Emmett Ela. Cullom closed out the game with 9 straight strikes putting down the heart of the Academy order.
The second game saw KCLL on top early with 5 runs in the first then adding 10 in the second. Ethan Martinez, Cullom and Roybal added extra base shots and every KCLL player reached base during the shortened game. The offense was backed with a solid, 1 hit pitching gem delivered from the combined work of Richards, Hammond and Ryan Irvine.
Game three came with a hard fought win over Dry Creek Little League 11 to 6. KCLL jumped out to an early 9 to 0 lead with 4 in the first, 2 in the second and 3 in the third, but Dry Creek fought back with 4 runs in the fourth inning. Ari Fierer and Irvine pitched the back half of the game and 2 outstanding diving plays from Cushing shut the Dry Creek comeback hopes down, closing out the game. The win put KCLL into the championship match with Academy LL who had come back through the loser’s bracket with 4 straight wins.
The Academy bats stayed hot in game one of the championship as we saw our team fall 13 to 1. While we put a lot of hard hit balls into play, the Academy defense made solid plays to keep our scoring at bay, setting up a best 2 of 3 final game to advance. Cullom took the hill for our team, putting in another fine pitching performance scattering just 2 hits with solid defense being played behind him. Roybal opened the game with a leadoff single to get the bats and offense started. The team combined for 16 hits with Fierer and Roybal having 3 each. Low singled to lead off the second, Dylan Jutze reached base on a bunt single followed by another bunt single from Cushing to score Low and get the scoring started. Davis Stewart would drive in the final run as KCLL ADVANCED with a 13 to 2 victory.
Game one of the State round is Sunday at 1:00 PM vs. defending Colorado Champion, Fruita Monument Little League from the Grand Junction area. The State Tournament is being played at the Northern Lights Little League Field @ 136th and York.
2013 Little League All Stars:
John Cullom (Redbirds) P, 1B, 3B
Evan Cushing (Storm) P, OF, INF
Emmett Ela (Rattlers) P, OF, INF
Ari Fierer (Rattlers) P, CF, SS
Joey Hammond (Redbirds) P, OF, INF
Ryan Irvine (Rattlers) P, INF, OF
Dylan Jutze (Redbirds) P, OF, C
Sam Low (Redbirds) SS
Ethan Martinez (Storm) 1B
Sammy Richards (Storm) P, OF
Brayden Roybal (Redbirds) C, INF
Davis Stewart (Storm) 3B