Before the Fall Baseball Season gets into full swing, SPYA would like to congratulate ALL of the South Parkland teams for a GREAT spring season of baseball. With close to 600 players ages 4 through 18 participating on 40 teams, SPYA is proud of the level of participation of our youth, and proud of the accomplishments of each and every one them.
We are also thankful for the many dedicated coaches and coordinators who generously volunteer their time and efforts for the benefit of the kids, and thankful for the continued support of all SPYA parents and families.
Below are some of the many highlights of the Spring 2015 Baseball Season:
In the Lehigh Valley League (LVL), Coach Brunner's Biddy team (9-10 year olds) completed a perfect 16-0 regular season before going on to dominate the post-season, outscoring their opponents 44-4, and ultimately capturing the LVL Biddy Championship!
Coach Giovenco's LVL Midget team (11-12 year olds) went 15-1 in the regular season, finished tied for first place, and then battled all the way to the LVL Midget Championship game where they ended the season as the Lehigh Valley League runner-up!
Coach Pysher’s LVL Knee-Hi team (13-14 year olds) won the preseason tournament against 5 other LVL teams, finished 3rd in the regular season with a 12-4 record, and compiled an 18-7 overall pre-season/regular season/post-season record, before finishing 3rd in the post-season tournament!
Coach Smith’s Junior Legion Team (14-15 year olds) finished in first place for the regular season, qualified for Regionals by taking 3rd place in the post-season tournament, then just missed advancing to States with a well-played one-run loss in their final Regional game!
Coach Barnaby’s Connie Mack team (15-16 year olds) advanced to the post-season after completing an 11-6-1 regular season, and just missed advancing to the Connie Mack State tournament with a hard fought 12 inning loss in the 3rd game of a best of 3 playoff series!
At the Senior Legion level (16-19 year olds), Coach Kahn’s Senior Legion team went 16-6, winning 10 games in a row in the second half of the season to advance to the playoffs, and capped off an amazing turn-around for the Senior Legion program from just 2 years ago!
In our first year participating in the Parkland Youth League (PYL), multiple SPYA teams qualified for the playoffs, including Coach Paden's SPYA Majors team (16-18 year olds) who went 12-2 in the regular season and finished first in their division before coming up just short in the Major's Championship game!
While finishing in 4th place during the regular season, Coach Novak's SPYA Knee-Hi team made a run all the way to the post-season championship game, beating the regular season champion twice, then beating the regular season runner up once, before having to face them again in the double elimination tournament, where they came up just short, and finished 2nd place for the tournament.
Congratulations to all these teams, as well as to all SPYA players and coaches, and thank you again to all the families for your continued support of the South Parkland Youth Association.
Fitness trainer Chad Waelchli, Owner & Head Trainer at CW Fitness, as well as Head Performance Coach for the Parkland High School Baseball team, will be running a 12 session fitness camp at Covered Bridge Park (Wehr's Dam) in September and October.
The fitness camp is for players from all sports. For more details, click on the links below:
The Mission of the South Parkland Baseball Program is to make available within the community of Parkland an effectively organized and implemented youth baseball program in which each participant can obtain a positive, competitive, and rewarding developmental and participatory experience in the game of baseball.