Junior League All-Stars suffer loss in state tournament

Eagle Creek Little League's Junior League Baseball all-star team suffered its first loss at the state tournament Thursday, 8-5 to Goshen Little League. ECLL plays again today at noon against either Chet Waggoner or New Albany at South East Little League in South Bend. Click here for a map of the game locaction.

Here's a rundown of how each of ECLL's all-star teams did this year in tournament play:
Junior League baseball: beat Brownsburg 8-3; beat Danville 16-0; beat Eagledale 12-2; beat Washington Twp. 7-2; beat Lebanon 37-0; beat Lebanon 22-0; beat Wabash 12-2; beat Chet Waggoner 10-5; lost to Goshen .
Senior League baseball: beat Danville 4-2; lost to Brownsburg 10-0; lost to Brownsburg 4-3.
Major softball: lost to Broad Ripple-Haverford 23-9; lost to Broad Ripple-Haverford 11-1.
9-10 baseball: lost to Zionsville 10s 15-5; lost to Southmont 17-14.
Major baseball: beat Southmont 20-4; lost to Brownsburg 14-2; lost to Avon 8-0.
9-10 softball: lost to Zionsville 25-1; lost to Broad Ripple-Haverford 15-12.
10-11 baseball: lost to Washington Twp. 3-2; lost to Broad Ripple-Haverford Red 7-0.


Weather concerns?

rain cloudsHere are four ways to find out if your game has been postponed by foul weather:

>>> Call the ECLL hotline: (1-317-395-3255).
>>> Check this Web site.
>>> Like us on Facebook (at left) and watch for announcements.
>>> Go to the ECLL complex; if a red flag is flying atop the flagpole, that day's games have been postponed.

Above all, be patient. We'll hold off postponing games until we're certain it's not possible to play that day.


Help us keep ECLL clean

Eagle Creek Little League has partnered with Ray's Recycling and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to keep our ballpark looking great and protect the environment. We need your help, too! Players, coaches and fans should use recycling containers located outside every dugout for plastic bottles and cans. Your garbage should go in one of the many trash cans throughout the ballpark. Please help ECLL by keeping recyclable materials out of our trash cans and by keeping the ECLL complex free of garbage. ECLL thanks Ray's and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for donating recycling containers and pick-up service during the 2014 season!


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Little League's 75th anniversary

Little League Baseball is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year:
>>> The World of Little League Peter J. McGovern Museum is located in Williamsport, Pa., but you can view artifacts from Little League's history in a virtual museum tour by clicking here.
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