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DPLL Celebrates 2017 Season at Closing Ceremonies
by posted 05/24/2017


DPLL Board President Dan Brennan presented the 2017 Coach of the Year Award to Tim Nightingale / Shannon Mercier Photography

Several hundred peopled turned out for the 2017 Dos Pueblos Little League closing ceremonies.

At the ceremony, league Division Champions were crowned, managers handed out Sporstmanship Awards and the 2017 Coach of the Year Award was given to Tim Nightingale. Dr. Dan Brennan, president of the DPLL Board, also announced several of the accomplishments of the board and the League in 2017.

Majors Champions: Dodgers, Manager DJ Gesswein / Shannon Mercier Photography

Minors Champions: Dragons, Manager Tom DeMourkas / Shannon Mercier Photography

Farm Champions: Mudcats, Manager Chad Wang / Shannon Mercier Photography

Coast Champions: Angels, Manager Nate Mendoza (not pictured) / Shannon Mercier Photography

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Play Ball! DPLL kicks off 2017 Season
by posted 03/15/2017


 

The Dos Pueblos Little League kicked off 2017 with spectacular opening day ceremonies.

Hundreds of players and families turned out on a beautiful Saturday morning to officially begin the 2017 season.

Dr. Dan Brennan, DPLL board president, was the master of ceremonies for the event. He introduced each team, from T-Ball to Juniors. The Challengers were represented at the ceremony by Eric Hancey. Brennan shared that thanks to an addition of more than 130 players to the League in 2017, DPLL is now the largest Little League in the District 63 region.

Sami Rose sang the national anthem and Jim Johnson, longtime DPLL board member and registrar, threw out the first pitch to his son Kylan Johnson.

The day was also highlighted by a successful silent auction and raffle, with prizes donated from a myriad of organizations supporting the Dos Pueblos Little League.

 

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Scott Randall, Former MLB and DPLL Player Honored At Girsh Park
by posted 05/16/2016


 
Nearly 200 people came together Sunday at Girsh Park in Goleta to celebrate the induction of Scott Randall into the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable Hall of Fame.
Randall, 40, will be formally inducted at the 49th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m.
Randall is the only Dos Pueblos Little League player to play in the major leagues. He played for Dos Pueblos High School under baseball coach Scott O’Leary. He later played baseball for the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros and the UCSB Gauchos.
Scott's father, Ralph Randall, continues today as a volunteer pitching coach with DPLL.
Friends, DPLL players and family gathered at Girsh Park for the reception to honor Scott before his big day. Ralph Randall shared his touching story of watching his son rise from Little League to college, the minor leagues and eventually getting drafted by the Colorado Rockies before making his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2003.
Randall’s story of perseverance and determination served as an inspiration to the DPLL kids in attendance.
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Congrats to DPLL's Ralph Randall
by posted 02/24/2015


Joe Talarico and Ralph RandallCongratulations to Ralph Randall, Dos Pueblos Little League volunteer since the 1980s, winner of the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable's Sportsperson of the Month. Randall, who won DPLL's President's Award in 2014, was active at DPLL through 1990 when his son, Scott, played. He returned to DPLL five seasons ago when good friend Mark Talarico's son, Joe, started playing.

Since then, he has put in countless hours volunteering with young kids, teaching them the fundamentals of baseball and being a supportive and knowledgeable coach. “It's rare to visit the ballpark and not see Ralph watching games and/or working with the kids,” says Jami Stetler, DPLL president. “DPLL is definitely proud and lucky to have him.”

“This is somebody our league really wanted to nominate and acknowledge,” said Dr. Dan Brennan, SBART board member and DPLL executive vice president. “He’s out at the Little League fields whether we’re in season, all-star season, postseason. He’s out there any day anybody wants to work on pitching. During the season, it’s about eight days a week that he’s there working with the kids.”

Brennan presented Randall with the award, saying “I appreciate you; we all appreciate you. We like to acknowledge all the volunteer work you do.”

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