• December 31 - Early Registration Discount Period Ends
• February 23 - Mandatory Coaches Meeting
• February 28 - Minor and Major League Registration Closed
• March 2 - Assessment Camp for Major and Minor League Players **
• March 6 - Major and Minor League Teams Formed
• March 10 - Majors and Minors practices Start
• March 15 - Farm and Rookie League Registration Closed
• March 17 - Farm and Rookie League Teams Formed
• March 22 - Farm and Rookie Practices Start
• April 5 - Opening Day, Regular Season Starts • May 4 - KCLL Day at the Rockies
• May 24-26 - Memorial Day Bye Weekend • June 7 - KCLL Movie Night
• June 9-13 - Championship Playoffs
• June 14 - Championship Games and End of Season Ceremonies
** Assessment Camp is for players:
• New to KCLL
• Transitioning from Minor League to Major League • Transitioning from AA Minor League to AAA Minor League
• Transitioning from Farm League to Minor League
• Players who are requesting to be released from last years team
Career players returning to the same league and team need not attend the assessment camp. Your Coach will be in touch with you and let you know if you are a career player or not.
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If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Spring season, please contact Andy Florence at
KCLL to Renovate Mortensen Elementary Field
JeffCo ISD and Ken-Caryl Little League finalized an agreement to renovate the ball field at Mortensen Elementary. Phase 1 of the project will include a new infield with 40 bags of quick dry material and a new fence along first and third base lines for safety. Andy Florence, President of Ken-Caryl Little League noted "We are truly excited to work with Principal Hankins and the staff at Mortensen to bring another safe baseball field to our community. I can think of no better way to spend KCLL funds than to put that money back into our schools". The project will begin as soon as weather permits and hopefully the field will be available for the opening day of the 2014 Spring Baseball season. Hum Babe!
Inez Gonzales slowly walked off the field with a mile wide smile. Teammate after teammate hurried past and patted her on the back with accolades of “Great Job”! She was met at the dugout by Head Coach Ron Schoon and a high-five. Inez, the only girl in Ken-Caryl Little League’s AAA Minor League had just registered her second strikeout as a pitcher with a “show-no fear” fastball right down the middle. Who says baseball is a boy’s game?
11 year old Inez has been playing baseball with the boys almost half her life – just over five years. In 2013, she was a key a member of the AAA Minor League Thunder and played on the Ken-Caryl Devils tournament team, distinguishing herself as a solid defensive utility player with play at first, catcher, pitcher and shortstop. Inez will continue her Little League baseball career next year and try out for a Major League team – the highest level of competition with Ken-Caryl Little League.
Andy Florence, President of Ken-Caryl Little League, put Inez’s career in perspective. “We do see more than a few female players in our League, but mostly in the younger Tee-ball and Coach Pitch leagues. By the first year of straight up baseball, the girls tend to drop out. Inez is a special young lady to have continued pursuing her passion in an environment where she is the exception rather than the norm. It takes a lot of character and courage to do that. We are very proud of her and privileged that she is part of our league.”
When asked what it’s like to be the only girl on an all-male team, Inez replies with a shrug. “The boys treat me really well. They treat me like I’m their own sister.”
While she may feel like family, the boys have a healthy respect for Inez as an athlete. Bennett Gregory played with Inez on the Thunder and acknowledged his teammate’s contribution. “It was different having a girl on the team. I wasn't used to seeing a girl on the team. But once the games started she was just another ball player. I don't know....it was cool.”
Coach Schoon agreed with Bennett. “I think there might have been a few surprised looks from other teams at the start of the season, but I feel like both Inez' teammates and players on the other teams treated her with the same respect as any other player, and she certainly earned that with her play on the field”.
Her favorite baseball moment? “I hit the ball over the outfield fence. It was a foul ball, but I still made the boys move back – a lot!”.
When asked if she would recommend baseball to other girls, Inez said “I would recommend it because it would be a new experience,” but she could not resist revealing her competitive nature and continued, “I just don’t recommend her being on my team!”
KCLL Sluggers Ben Kaschmitter, Josh Fenstermacker and Connor Florence
KCLL's first year to participate in a Winter Batting League wrapped up in December. KCLL fielded 8 teams across age groups 12U, 10U and 8U. All eight teams turned in solid performances. If the Winter hitting is any indication, the 2014 Spring Season will see lots of fireworks. League administrators have already ordered extra game balls in anticipation of an unusual number of baseballs losing their covers! Congratulations to all our Winter Batters. Well done.
Players (left to right): Top Row: Carter Dart, Drew Lytle, Aaron Gutierrez, Luke Schoon, Owen Marsh || Bottom Row: Cooper Stack, Brock Miller, Seth Beals, Thomas Hartman || Not pictured: Levi Schlomer, Jake Gensemer and Coach Russ Gensemer ||
Coaches: Dan Miller, Thom Hartman, Randy Gutierrez
The Ken-Caryl Devils went into the Fall ball tourney as the number 2 seed. After a very long day and 4 games later they came out as champions of the Slammers/Dakota Ridge fall ball league. GREAT JOB DEVILS!
Being a Little Leaguer is not easy. The science proves it. So the next time you feel like yelling out to your kid because he struck out or walked a batter with bases loaded, remember that it is harder to be a Little Leaguer than a Pro! Check this video out: