Join us for a day of fun at Coors field and cheer on the Colorado Rockies. This annual league tradition includes a pre-game parade around the warning track for all KCLL players and coaches in uniform. This is a great opportunity to see your home town heroes such as Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzales, Troy Tulowitzki and others, up close and personal and get a sense of what it must be like to play in "The Show".
We will definitely be showing off our 2013 District 5 Title banner!
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Where: Coors Field
Game: New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Pre Game Gathering: 12:15 PM
Game time: 1:10 PM
There are two ticket options:
Ticket Face Value: $39
KCLL Member Price: $30 CLICK HERE to purchase
Rightfield Mezzanine Ticket Face Value: $27
KCLL Member Price: $20 CLICK HERE to purchase
Ticket sales close Friday April 25, 2014. If you have any questions please contact Mark LeClair at
KCLL wishes to give a big "Hum Babe!" shout out to the 12U KC Cobras tournament team for taking second place in the CABA Brighton Bash Tournament - a one day tournament. With just a 10 man roster, it was an intense day of baseball for the Cobras.
The Cobras started the tourney against the Thunder Rays of Broomfield and lost a hard fought game 9-5. The Cobras next made swift work of the Brighton Bulldogs, eliminating the Dawgs in just 4 innings with a 16-4 win. This brought on a rematch with the Thunder Rays in the championship game.
The Cobras jumped out to quick 9-3 lead at the end of two, but the tenacious Thunder Rays fought their way back to win the title game with a walk-off homerun and a final score of 13-12.
The impressive performance by the Cobras has already earned the team an automatic invitation in the CABA State Tournament. Congratulations Cobras!
Cobra Players: Ben Bailey, Joseph Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Jesse Berland, Nick Stone, Connor Florence, Josh Fenstermacher, Breckin Holmberg, Charlie Manta, Jared Sharpe. Coaches: Jim Bailey, Brian Berland, David Sharpe, John Manta.
Ken-Caryl Little League wishes to give a big "Hum Babe!" shout out to the KC Tournament Teams. This past weekend KCTT entered 6 teams in the Luck O' Irish tournament across all divisions. This was KCTT's largest number of teams ever participating in tournament play. The 11AA KC Devils took second place as the top KCTT finish; but all the teams turned in impressive performances. You can read more about the KC Devils below.
GOLDEN, May 17, 2014 - The Ken Caryl Devils' 2014 tournament season got off to a strong start at the CABA Luck of the Irish tournament this past weekend. The Devils' bats were hot, scorching the competition for 52 runs en route to an undefeated record (3-0-1) through four pool games on Saturday and Sunday. Lights out hitting by Seth Beals, Jake Gensemer, and Thomas Hartman (batting .818, .778, and .724, respectively during pool play), helped fueled the team's success. Drew Lytle, Luke Schoon, and Cooper Stack also lit a fire at the plate—each hit .500+ for the tournament.
Game #1 vs the Raptors was never in doubt--a 20-4 blowout in 3 innings sparked by bats en fuego, plate patience (a perfect 1.0 OBP for Beals, Gensemer, Inez Gonzalez, Levi Schlomer, Schoon, and Stack), and flame throwing by the duo of Carter Dart and Lytle, who combined to surrender just 4 hits for the game. Game #2 vs. the Golden Grizzlies was a tug-of-war with Nick Garcia anchoring the Devils’ rope from the mound for two innings, then Gensemer, who closed the game out for a 10-6 victory. Game #3 vs the Rocky Mountain Colts was a nail-biter with some unusual twists—the game ended in a 9-9 tie (due to tournament time constraints), and the final run scored on a surprising and wacky steal of home. Game #4 was a 13-5 drubbing of the Sandlot Bees with Hartman and Beals taking turns on the mound for another 4 hitter, and with Stack, Brock Miller, Beals, Hartman, Gensemer, and Lytle all pounding out multiple hits.
The Devils came up short in the championship game on Sunday, but when the players were asked how they felt about their championship loss (a.k.a. runners-up achievement!), their KCLL character shone through. Their responses did not resonate with the frustration and agony of defeat—that game was already in the rear view mirror. The most common player comment after losing the championship game: "When do we play our next game?"
Fortunately, we were able to tell them all that KCLL opening day is right around the corner--April 5th!
From Left to Right: Levi Schlomer, Cooper Stack, Thomas Hartman, Seth Beals, Luke Schoon, Inez Gonzales, Jake Gensemer, Carter Dart, Brock Miller, Drew Lytle
Not pictured: Nick Garcia, Coach Thom Hartman, Coach Greg Garcia, Coach Dan Miller, Coach Russ Gensemer
It takes a "KCLL" village to raise a child with Character, Courage and Loyalty
KCLL continued to change the face of youth sports with another successful Positive Coaching Alliance Parent/Coach workshop. Parents and Coaches received instruction from PCA Mentor Brett Hicks on the principles of the Double Goal Coach and Parent. These principles emphasize BOTH striving to win and teaching life lessons - principle espoused by Ken-Caryl Little League's mission statement:
The mission of Ken-Caryl Little League is to develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being in our youths by espousing the virtues of CHARACTER, COURAGE and LOYALTY. KCLL is designed to develop superior citizens through athletics and the life lessons presented in the game of baseball."
Huge "Hum Babe!" shout out to our parents and coaches who attended this great workshop.
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!
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: