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| || Fukuoka Wednesday |
Great day today as we pummeled Fresno 14 – 2. We were...
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Players Selected for Japan 2023
2022 Willis and Gillman Award Winners
Leo Paredes was selected as the Dontrelle Willis MVP Award. Zachary Lopez was seleced as the Katlyn Gillman Most Inspirational Award.
2023 Official Invite from Japan
Japan Boys Baseball has invited Alameda to participate in the 2023 World Tournament in Toyohashi, Japan. Teams need to arrive August 9, the tournament is August 10-14, teams leave August 15, arriving back in the USA on August 15 due to crossing the International Date Line. Prior to the tournament we have requested friendship games, possibly in in Fukuoka. The coaching staff will remain the same as this year: Manager Adam Boyd, Coaches George Konstantino, Steve Nyrop and Zach Boyd.
Italy to Play at College on Aug 12
Alfonso Gualtieri and his Italian team will be in Alameda for a few days. Our World Team will play them on August 12 at the College of Alameda at 5:30 pm.
Crystal Lake Tournament a Success
The Alameda World Team is back from Crystal Lake, IL. In the first four day tournament Alameda had to play 7 games in 3 days since the 1st day of the tourament was rained out. The 7th game, and the 3rd that day, was the championship game. We lost that one to end up 2nd. In our two days off between tournaments we toured Wrigley Field, took the Archtectural Boat tour, ate deep dish Chicago pizza, and spent a day at the lake. The team was exhausted after the 1st tournament so we didn't do as well in the 2nd four tournament. The coaches were great, the players had a good time, and we played really well, especially in the 1st tournament. A very successful trip.
New Board Members Amy Loughran and Maeve Sullivan
Alameda World Tournament Baseball welcomes Amy Loughran and Maeve Sullivan onto our Board of Directors. Both have sons who participated in our 2019 trip to Italy.
May 1 Baseball Bash Successful
Thanks to the 150 people who attended our May 1 Baseball Bash and those who made donations. We were able to reduce the cost for each player on our team by $700.
We also started a new tradition of having past World Tournament players participate in an alumni game prior to the Bash. The picture is the alumni players saying what participating in Alameda World Tournament Baseball meant to them.
Team Going to Crystal Lake, IL Instead
With Japan still closed to visitors, our World Tournament team will be going back to Crystal Lake, IL again this year. There are two four day tournaments with each team guaranteed at least five game. The tournaments are July 15-18 and July 21-25. The team will go to a Cubs game on July 14. In between the two tournaments the team will vist Wrigley Field, take the Architectural Boat Tour, see a minor league game and enjoy deep dish Chicago pizza.
The following players have been picked to go to Japan:
Matan Antebi, Lucas Araujo, Tennyson Bradley, Turner Brotze, Jack Busch, Kyle Cooke, Isaiah Dumont, Robbie Fintland, Evan Furuichi, Ezekiel Lee, Zachary Lopez, Julian Munoz, Parker Nomura, Leo Paredes, Zachary Pippen, Tam Pullman-Letourneau, Justice Reed, Zac Struthers, Kento Tsuji and Jacob von Muldau.
Adam Boyd Selected to Manage in Japan
Adam Boyd, a member of our 2008 World Tournament team and a coach for our 2019 team in Italy, has been selected to manage our 2022 team in Japan. He will be assisted by George Konstantino, Steve Nyrop and Zack Boyd. Zack played on our 2004 and 2005 teams. Ken and Donna Cala will assume the General Manager duties.
Alameda Invited to Japan in 2022
Alameda has been inivted to participate in the 39th annual World Tournament in Toyohashi, Japan from August 9-14. We believe we will have an opportunity to have home stay for several days prior to the tournament in or near Fukuoka.
2021 Willis and Gillman Award Winners
Asher Bashan received the 2021 Dontrelle Willis Most Valuable Player Award. Kai Shimp received the 2021 Katlyn Gillman Most Inspirational Award.
2021 Team in Crystal Lake, IL
Alameda competed against 16 other teams in the Crystal Lake, IL, coming in 5th with a 10-3 record. In their free time they went to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Manager Carlos Macedo was assisted by George Konstantino and Charlie Konstantino.
2019 Willis and Gillman Award Winners
Malachi Francois recevied the Dontrelle Willis Most Valuable Player Award. Owen Firestone received the Katlyn Gillman Most Inspirational Player Award.
2019 World Tournament Team
|At April 28 Bash|
2019 Alameda Team in Championship Game for First Time
With three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, Alameda defeated Korea 7-6 to make it into the championship game in Nettuno, Italy in 2019. This was the first time in the 38 year history of the tournament that Alameda has advanced beyond 4th place. Alameda ended up in 2nd place as they lost to Japan 7-1 in the championship game, but it was a tremendous achievement for our city to have such success. Manager George Konstantino was assisted by Carlos Macedo and Adam Boyd
2013 Alameda World Team Award Winners
|Bill Dalporto, Rich Krinks, Julian Pelzner, Matt Esparza, Carlos Macedo, Joe Sherratt|
The 2013 Alameda World Baseball Team Award winners were announced:
Dontrelle Willis Award: Matt Esparza
Katlyn Gillman Award: Julian Pelzner
Congratulations to these fine young men for their great contributions to the team this season.
2012 Fresno - Alameda vs Fukuoka, Japan
|Fukuoka, Japan and Fresno - Alameda|
The combined Fresno - Alameda team battled a team from Fukuoka, Japan on Sunday, July 22nd at the College of Alameda. The game went 7 innings and ended in a 7 - 7 tie.
The Fresno - Alameda Team heads to Australia on Monday, July 30th for the 31st Annual Boys World Baseball Tournament.
2011 Erik VanWinkle wins the Dontrelle Willis Award
|Erik VanWinkle, Joyce Harris and the Coaches|
Erik VanWinkle is the 2011 Dontrelle Willis Award winner for the Alameda World Team. As a leadoff hitter, infielder, and pitcher, Erik was all class on the field and off and was a great leader.
Dontrelle Willis, in his day, was a great player for the World Team and was a leader on and off the field too.
Joyce Harris, Dontrelle's mom, was at the season ending party and presented the award to Erik.
Congratulations to Erik for this very prestigious award!
2011 Sean Cunningham Selected as the Katlyn Gillman Award Winner
|Sean Cunningham and the Coaches|
The Alameda World Team selected Sean Cunningham as this year's Katlyn Gillman Award winner.
Katlyn Gillman was a Board Member for many years and had 3 sons go through the program. Katlyn lost a second fight with cancer a few years ago.
Sean Cunningham was awarded this inspirational award even though he was hurt and could not play. He attended all practices, cheered the team on and charted the pitchers for each game. Thanks for your dedication Sean and congratulations!
Alameda World Team Loses to Korea
In the last game of the 30th Annual World Tournament the Alameda World Team lost to Korea 6 - 5. Alameda scored 5 runs in the first two innings to lead 5 - 2. But in the 6th inning Korea was able to score 4 runs to take the game. Unfortunately the game only went 6 innings due to the 2 hour time limit.
Alameda ended the tournament with a 2 - 3 record and finished in 6th place.
However, Alameda won 5 and lost 4 in Japan over the two weeks it was there.
In the finals, the Japan National Team, beat Japan Kyushu in extra innings to bring the trophy back to Japan.
Great day today as we pummeled Fresno 14 – 2. We were the home team and spotted Fresno 2 runs in the first, but then scored 14 straight to win in 4 innings. Kaleo Johnson was great on the mound and at the plate. Christian Leung smashed a 2 run homer and sent the game out of reach.
After the game we all went to a Mizuno store and the boys had a great time picking out baseball gear.
Tonight the team and everyone else went to a Pro Baseball Game courtesy of our host the Japan Boys Baseball League. It was a great time and unique experience.
Tomorrow we play Korea for 5th place in the tournament. Then we have the closing ceremonies.
At the Leaders Meeting it was decided that the 2012 World Tournament will be held in Australia about 80 miles north of Sydney.
Fukuoka Tuesday Games and Welcome Party
|Bill DalPorto Welcome Party Speech|
The Alameda World Team faced off with Japan’s National Team today and didn’t fare well losing 14 – 2. Japan took control of the game early scoring 2 in the first with 2 outs and then 8 in the second inning.
Alamedahad lunch and got ready for their second game of the day against China. Alameda dominated China 7 – 0 with great pitching, defense and timely hitting.
We ended up 3rd
in our pool and will play Fresno at 9:00 am tomorrow.
Tonight was the Welcome Party with every team, coaches and parents and travelers in attendance. There were a lot of speeches (including a nice speech in Japanese by our own Bill DalPorto), dinner and a Japanese drum exhibition.
|Bill DalPorto Throws Out the First Pitch!|
We participated in the Opening Ceremonies and Bill DalPorto was honored with throwing out the first pitch of the Tournament. We watched Japan crush China in 4 innings, had a lunch at the stadium provided by the Japan Boys Baseball League and then got ready for our game against Mexico Rojo.
Alamedawas the home team and we held Rojo scoreless for a few innings and we kept threatening but couldn’t get the big hit. Rojo broke through for 4 runs in the fourth with hits all over the stadium and deep to the fences.
Rojo had a solo home run in the 6 to make it 5 – 0. In the bottom of the 7th
Alameda struck for 3 runs, but it was too little too late and we started the Tournament with a loss.
On Tuesday we play a doubleheader against Japan and China. Everyone is in good spirits and we will play hard tomorrow.
Friendship Games in Kokura
|Kocura and Alameda Players|
The Alameda World Baseball team won both ends of a double header today. The first team was made up of mostly all the home-stay players and we won 3 - 0. They had a very crafty curve ball pitcher and it took until the 6th inning before we scored. Mostly due to not having touched a baseball since last Sunday.
The host families supplied the players and families with a wonderful bento box lunch between games. We were told that the 2nd team would be much more difficult to beat. We scored 3 in the first and never looked back winning 8 - 0. It was a warm day, but the boys held up well and are enjoying their home-stay experience.
We will play another doubleheader tomorrow.
|Alumni and 2011 Alameda World Team|
The Alumni Game was an amazing mix of old and new talent with plenty of big hits, great pitching and dazzling fielding plays. The Alumni came from behind to win the game 11 - 10 in 7 innings. Everyone had a great time and the BBQ after the game was fun also. Thanks to everyone that put the day together. A special thanks to Bill Dal Porto and Ron Matthews for donating their time as umpires.
We hope to have even more players next year and do the golf tournament the day before the game.
Fresno World Team to Play Weekend Series in Alameda
The Fresno World Baseball Team will travel to Alameda to play the Alameda World Baseball Team for a weekend series. Fresno will play two 7 inning games against Alameda on Saturday, July 9th starting at 11 am.
Saturday night the Fresno players will be home-stayed by the Alameda World Team families.
Sunday, July 10th the two world teams will play a 9 inning game starting at 10 am followed by a BBQ.
All of the games will be played at Lincoln Park on Fernside Avenue in Alameda.
Fresno will host Alameda for a similar weekend July 23 and 24.
by Administrator posted 06/25/2011
2010 Katlyn Gillman Award Winner Connor Finn
|Byron Buckley and The Coaching Staff and GM|
On Monday, August 16th the Alameda World Tournament Baseball Board of Directors held the 2010 Alameda World Team Reunion Party and also presented two special awards. The Manager, GM, and Coaches select the player for the 2010 team that made the most impact on the team. That player is awarded the Dontrelle Willis Award. Dontrelle played on the World Team previously and now plays in the SF Giants organization. This year's winner is Byron Buckley! The Katlyn Gillman Award (Katlyn is a former Board member that died too young) is given to the most inspirational player on the team and this year the award goes to Connor Finn!
Congratulations to these deserving, young men.
2010 Andrew Pavao Named to All Tournament Team
Andrew Pavao, catcher for the Alameda World Tournament Team was named to the Crystal Lake Tournament, All Tournament Team.
|2009 World Team and Alumni|
The 2009 Alumni Game was held on Sunday, July 26th at the College of Alameda. The Alumni showed no mercy as they beat the World Team soundly. Next year we will have to devise a fairer system as the Alumni pitching and hitting was no match for this year's World Team. Thanks to all the Alumni that came out and played. Here is a list of players and the year(s) they played.
Adam Boyd 2008
Chris Lancaster 2008
Richard Roque 2007, 2008
Enrique Padilla 2007
Scott Rees 2007
Zack Boyd 2004, 2005
Michael Gillman 2000, 2001
Mark Gillman 1999, 2000
Jeff Soskin 1999, 2000
Nick Meyer 1999
Dave Ballerini 1998, 1999
Connor Patterson 1998
Alex Rosko 1998
Erik Schuller 1992
Coach: Mike Ballerini
Coach: Carlos Macedo
Coach: Chuck Moseley
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!
2008 Alameda World Team Awards
|Dontrelle Willis Award Winner, Daniel Skinner|
On Sunday, September 21st the Alameda World Tournament Baseball Board of Directors held the 2008 Alameda World Team Reunion BBQ and also presented two special awards. The Manager, GM, and Coaches select the player for the 2008 team that made the most impact on the team. That player is awarded the Dontrelle Willis Award. Dontrelle Willis played on the World Team previously and now plays for the Detroit Tigers. This year's winner is Daniel Skinner! The Katlyn Gillman Award (Katlyn is a former Board member that died too young) is given to the most inspirational player on the team and this year the award goes to Casey Jennings!
Congratulations to these deserving, young men.
by rich Krinks posted 09/22/2008
2008 World Tournament Sportsman Award Winners
Each team Manager, Coach and Leader chose a player from their own team that showed the best sportsmanship during the tournament. These players aren't necessarily MVP's, but great sports and very important to the comaraderie of the team. Congratulations to all winners!
Alameda Team Ends in 4th Place
Alameda played Mexico Verde into extra innings and fell in the bottom of the ninth. They played very well in the tournament and ended in 4th Place.
2009 and 2010 Tournament Sites Selected
|The Torch is Passed to Italy|
On Thursday evening, 8/14/08, at the Leader's Meeting, the World Boy's Baseball Tournament sites were voted on for the years 2009 and 2010. Nettuno, Italy will be the site in 2009, hosted by Alfonso Gualtieri. Nettuno is considered the the baseball capital of Italy. It is located 30 miles South of Rome.
Mazatlan, Mexico will be the site of the tournament in 2010 hosted by Mexico Verde.
2008 Alameda World Team Photo
|2008 Alameda World Team|