2012 Season Information

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2012 SEASON KEY DATES
Week Date Event
Registration Dec. 1, 2011 Registration opens for all divisions
Registration Feb. 18, 2012 Registration closes for all Majors divisions
Assessment Feb. 19, 2012 Assessment – only for Majors players new to Jericho
Registration Mar. 1, 2012 Registration closes for all Minors divisions
Registration Mar. 10, 2012 Registration closes for T-Ball and Blastball
Pre-season Mar. 31, 2012 Teams formed on paper. Coaches start to notify players of first meeting.
Pre-season Apr. 7, 2012 Easter Weekend
Week 1 Apr. 14, 2012 Games start
Week 2 Apr. 21, 2012
Week 3 Apr. 28, 2012
Week 4 May 5, 2012 Opening Day Ceremonies Trimble
Photo Day Trimble
Week 5 May 12, 2012 Photo Day Carnarvon
Tournament May 19, 2012 Victoria Day Weekend / Tournaments
Week 6 May 26, 2012
Week 7 June 2, 2012
Week 8 June 9, 2012
Week 9 June 16, 2012 Championship Day at Carnarvon
Assessment June 17,18, 2012 2013 Assessments
All Star June 23, 2012 Fiesta Days at Trimble – Parade
All Star June 30, 2012 All Stars / Tournaments
All Star July 7, 2012 All Stars / Tournaments
All Star July 14, 2012 All Stars / Tournaments

Baseball Field Schedules

View the 2012 Majors Field Schedule here.

View the 2012 Minors Field Schedule here.

View the 2012 Post-Season Field Schedule here.


Division Websites

Websites have been created for each division and can be accessed from the menu at left or below.


2012 AGM

The 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Jericho Little League Baseball Association will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Hell’s Kitchen (2041 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3).

Please consider volunteering for a role of responsibility to lead Jericho through the next year. We need a dedicated group of people to serve on the Board of Directors who want to see Jericho Baseball succeed and who are willing to donate their time and energy to make it happen. We are especially in need of a treasurer, secretary, umpire coordinator, volunteer coordinator, concessions director and tournament director. If any of these jobs sound like an area where you would like to make a contribution, please come to the AGM to find out more!

2012 AGM Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Certify proxies and determine quorum
  3. Review and approve AGM agenda
  4. 2012 President’s Report (including registration report)
  5. 2012 Financial Statements
  6. Nominations for 2013 Board of Directors
  7. Election of 2013 Board of Directors
  8. Quorum Special Resolution
  9. Adjournment

The first meeting of the 2013 Board of Directors will take place immediately following the AGM and will consist of a planning session for the 2013 season.

Tim Dow
President, Jericho Little League Baseball Association
president@jerichobaseball.com


Summer Drop-in Baseball

Various drop-in programs are running for different age groups in July and August. Programs are only open to players already registered for our 2012 regular season and are intended to allow players to extend the season into the (hopefully) nice weather of the summer months. There is no extra cost for these fun games.

Majors B: Wednesdays at 6 pm at Carnarvon NE (Contact: Doug Yee)
Minors A: Thursdays at 6 pm at Carnarvon NW (Contact: Alex Rapoport)
Minors B/C: Tuesdays at 6 pm at Carnarvon NW (Contact: Stephen Molnar)

For more information about Jericho’s summer baseball program in general, contact Stephen Molnar.

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Jericho All-Star Teams in District Tournaments

Come out and cheer on the Jericho teams in the district all-star tournaments. These games are played at a very high level. Our players need your support!

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11/12 All-Star Team Schedule (all games at Elm Park)
Wed, July 4: Jericho (0) at Dunbar (7) (L)
Sat, July 7: Jericho (7) at Little Mountain (12) (L)
Sun, July 8: Jericho (3) at Kerrisdale (4) (L)
Tue, July 10: Dunbar (4) at Jericho (6) (W)
Thr, July 12: Little Mountain (5) at Jericho (2) (L)
Sat, July 14: Kerrisdale (8) at Jericho (3) (L)
Sun, July 15, Championship Game: Little Mountain (0) at Dunbar (3). Congratulations to Dunbar for winning the 11/12 District 1 Tournament.
* Congratulations to Hastings for winning the 2012 Provincial and Canadian National Majors Championships.
** Hastings moves on to the International Little League World Series in Williamsport concluding with the championship game broadcast on ABC TV in 3D on August 26 at 12:00 noon (PT).

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9/10 All-Star Team Schedule (all games at Hillcrest Park)
Wed, June 27: Dunbar (6) at Jericho (2) (L, box score, score card)
Sat, June 30: Little Mountain (11) at Jericho (0) (L, box score, score card)
Sun, July 1: Kerrisdale (21) at Jericho (19) (L, box score, score card)
Mon, July 2: Jericho (4) at Dunbar (9) (L, box score, score card)
Tue, July 3: Jericho (4) at Little Mountain (9) (L, box score, score card)
Fri, July 6: Jericho (19) at Kerrisdale (17) (W, box score, score card)
Mon, July 9: Championship Game: Dunbar (9) at Little Mountain (10). Congratulations to Little Mountain for winning the 9/10 District 1 Tournament.
* Congratulations to South Vancouver for winning the 2012 9/10 Provincial Championship.

Photo by Jeff Vinnick


8 Yr. Old Tournament Team Results

Jericho 8s photo.JPGJericho’s 8 yr. old tournament team competed in the North Van Central tournament June 22-24. After losing 15 – 2 to the Highlands 8s, our players finally got a hard deserved win beating a very strong host NVC team 8 – 7. Jericho continued on a roll and beat crosstown rival Kerrisdale 15 – 6 which propelled them into the Bronze medal game.

Good hitting and top notch defense carried Jericho to victory over Forest Hills with a dramatic 8 – 7 victory and a 3rd place finish in the tournament. With a 3 – 1 record with the only loss coming at the hands of the tournament champions, these boys and girls should be very proud. Congratulations Jericho 8s!


Jericho 2012 Championship Day – June 16

Congratulations to our 2012 season champions:

Majors A: Optimum Studios Yankees
Majors B Sr.: Finns on Broadway Reds
Majors B Jr.: Omega Travel Jets
Minors A: Fletcher’s Fabricare

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2012 Addison Cup Winner

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The Addison Cup is awarded to a graduating player who exemplifies Brad Addison’s dedication to excellence, perseverance and sportsmanship. It is with great pride that Jericho Little League announces Ryan Almhjell as the winner of the Addison Cup for 2012. Congratulations, Ryan!


Vancouver Westside Minor Softball

Vancouver Westside Minor Softball is Vancouver’s girl’s softball association.  About 400 girls K-12 from across Vancouver play in our house and rep softball program.  More information on our association can be found at www.vmsa.ca.  House signup is in January but most Little League graduates lean towards our Wildcats rep program.  Our rep (equivalent to gold in soccer) teams typically have an assessment day before soccer starts in September, and practice once per week in the winter (some start in October, others in January).  Like baseball, our season runs April to the end of June, with Provincials in early July (this year a half dozen of our teams will be at provincials).  If you are interested in Wildcats rep softball, contact Coach Chris Harrison (1999 birth year) christopher_harrison@telus.net or Coach Brad Johnston (2000 birth year) johnstonbrad@hotmail.com.  If you want to see what rep softball is like, both teams are practicing frequently between July 2 and July 14 for Provincials.  Three 1999 Wildcats are also members of this year’s District 5 BC Summer Games team.

Will Gaherty
President, VMSA
president@vmsa.ca


June 23 Point Grey Fiesta Parade

317-0661-580x388.jpgIt is time to remind you of the upcoming Point Grey Fiesta and the parade that kicks off the fiesta on the morning of Saturday, June 23.  This community event has been running since 1986 and Jericho Baseball has traditionally had, and would love to continue to have, a strong presence in the parade.  Here is a chance for your kids (and you!) to walk up 10th Avenue waving to all the adoring fans (neighbours).  There are no games on June 23, so hopefully we’ll see many of you at the parade.

The parade starts at 10:00 am at the UBC gates on 10th Avenue and Blanca Street. We would ask that all participants from Jericho Baseball wear their team t-shirts and meet at West 10th and Tolmie behind the barricade on the north side of the street (near Curves Gym) at 9:30 am. Look for Lisa Steiman or Joanna Francis, our Jericho volunteer parents, who are coordinating our participation in the parade.

Festivities begin immediately after the parade at Trimble Park (the parade’s finishing point).  The parade organizers have made special provisions so that our group will be able to view the entire parade, as well as participating in it..


Jericho 2012 Championship Day – June 16

Baseball, Bouncy Castles, and Barbeque!

Come on out to Carnarvon Park for Jericho’s regular season championship day this Saturday, June 16th. All players will receive a free meal: hot dog, chips, and a drink. The barbeque will be running all day. Bouncy castles will be bouncing from 11 am – 3 pm.

Coe Lumber is sponsoring a special event this year – Mark Donnelly will sing O’Canada at 5:45 pm before the Majors A Championship game. All players in uniform are welcome to come on the field to sing along. Don’t miss it!

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Championship Day Game Schedule

Carnarvon Main (NE) Diamond:
9:00 am – Majors A 3rd: Certapro Athletics MajA2 vs. McDonald’s Giants MajA3
12:00 pm – Majors B Jr. Champ: Subway Mariners MajBJ3 vs. Omega Jets MajBJ2
3:00 pm – Majors B Sr. Champ: Finn’s Reds MajBS4 vs. Mtn. West Cards MajBS2
5:30 pm – Closing Ceremony

  • All players welcome on the outfield grass
  • Award Majors B Sr. Trophy
  • Announce Majors A Teams in Championship Game
  • Announce All-Star Teams
  • Award Addison Cup
  • Little League Pledge
  • Sing O’Canada with Mark Donnelly

6:05 pm – Majors A Champ: Jackson’s Jays MajA4 vs. Optimum Yankees MajA1

Carnarvon Minors (NW) Diamond:
9:15 am – Minors B: Green Hornets MinB6 vs. MinB4
10:30 am – Minors B: Thunder Eagles MinB2 vs. Red Eagles MinB1
11:45 am – Minors B: Warriors MinB5 vs. Green Jays MinB3
1:30 pm – Minors A 3rd: Earnscliffe MinA1 vs. Watershed Grill MinA3
3:30 pm – Minors A Champ: Prostock MinA2 vs. Fletcher’s MinA4

Carnarvon SE Corner – Minors C:
9:15 am – Minors C: MinC1 (Red) vs. MinC4 (Purple)
10:30 am – Minors C: MinC2 (Dark Green) vs. MinC5 (Yellow)
11:45 am – Minors C: MinC6 (Dark Blue) vs. MinC7 (Light Green)
1:00 pm – Minors C: MinC3 (Orange) vs. MinC8 (Light Blue)

Carnarvon Outfield – TBall/Blastball:
Blastball and T-Ball games will be played at lined fields just outside the homerun fence at Carnarvon.

9:00 am – TBall West:  Green Lanterns TBall1 vs. Firebolts TBall5
9:00 am – TBall East:  Hot Wheels TBall2 vs. Purple Dragons TBall8
10:30 am – TBall West: Dragons TBall3 vs. Wolverines TBall7
10:30 am – TBall East: Tigers TBall4 vs. TBall6

10:30 am – Blastball West: Dandy Lions Bball2 vs. Gremlins Bball7
10:30 am – Blastball East: Cheetahs Bball9 vs. Hornets Bball10
11:30 am – Blastball West: Blue Rockets Bball6 vs. Blue Jays Bball11
11:30 am – Blastball East: Racers Bball5 vs. Dragons Bball1
12:30 pm – Blastball West: Lightning Sharks Bball12 vs. Jumpers Bball8
12:30 pm – Blastball East: Stingers Bball4 vs. Lions Bball3

Jericho Diamond:
9:00 am – Majors B Jr. 3rd: Manulife Sluggers MajBJ1 vs. Coe Lumber-Jacks MajBJ4
12:00 pm – Majors B Sr. 3rd: Montridge Expos MajBS3 vs. Ironhead Angels MajBS1

Coaches and Managers
Team photos and Minors trophies will be available from the Carnarvon Field House starting at 8 am. After your game, return your equipment to the Carnarvon Field House.


2013 Majors Division Player Assessments – June 17 & 18

All players wishing to play in a Majors division for the 2013 season will need to attend a player skill assessment session. Majors divisions are usally for players with a “baseball age” of 9 or above as of April 30, 2013. Majors divisions are played with a standard hard baseball and are completely player pitched. Most players move into a majors division after completing a season in the Minors A division.

Majors divisions are tiered by skill level and teams are selected by coaches’ draft. Skill assessments are needed to place players in the appropriate division and team.

Jericho player assessments for the 2013 season will be held on Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18 at Carnarvon Park on the main (NE) diamond. Players only need to attend one session.

On Sunday, June 17:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Assessments for “baseball age” 9 and 10 yr. olds
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Assessments for “baseball age” 11 and 12 yr. olds

On Monday, June 18:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Assessments for “baseball age” 9 and 10 yr. olds
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Assessments for “baseball age” 11 and 12 yr. olds

Another assessment session will be held in February for anyone new to the Jericho district. For returning players, coach assessment information will also be used to place the players in the proper division.


Jericho Baseball Tournament Team

Good luck to our 8 year old All Star team! This long weekend, May 19-21, Jericho Little League will be competing in the annual Stong’s tournament hosted by our friends at Dunbar Little League. Please come out and cheer on our team. Jericho Little League is very proud of the following players:

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Peter Ftergiotis
Max Green
Juliette Kladko
Riley Hall
Auguste Turner
Kai Koyama-Wong
Callum Young
Peter Charuhas
Ethan Rapoport
Jacob Hilborn
Chris Gibson
Game 1 Report (Saturday, May 19): Dunbar1 15 – Jericho 8. The sun was shining for our first game which was a see-saw battle. The lead changed hands 4 times in a five inning game. There was plenty of good hitting by Jericho along with some nice defensive work. Following the game our team happily stormed the Dunbar concession for a tasty hot dog and some great post-game team building.

Game 2 Report (Sunday, May 20): Dunbar2 12 – Jericho 5. Our team played with enormous heart today, delivering a gutsy, disciplined performance in the rain against one of the tournament finalists at Memorial field. The Coaches continue to be proud of our young, gritty team led today by the exquisite fielding of Juliette Kladko and “Big” Peter Charuhas and the timely slugging of Blake Cotton and Auguste Turner.

Game 3 Report (Monday, May 21): Rained Out. The Stong’s tournament has been a fun learning experience for our team of great 8’s. Good luck to next year’s tournament team!


May 5 Opening Day Festivities

Thanks to everyone for coming out to Trimble Park for our Photo Day and Opening Day Carnival.

Skills contest winners

Long ball hitter:
Age u – 4: Miller Dabs
Age 5 – 6: Nolan Mueller
Age 7 – 8: Alex Djekic
Age 9-10: Conner Muggli-Manson

Run to 1st base:
Age u – 4: Riley Twosocks and Rhett Cotton at 4.88 seconds
Age 5 – 6: Nicholas Waterhous 3.93 s
Age 7 – 8: Will Rehmus 4.64 s
Age 9-10: Carter Cotton 3.38 s (overall winner)
Age 11-12: Aiden Perry 3.66 s

Fastest pitch:
Age u – 4: Tiago Grimminck and Adam Romney 10 mph
Age 5 – 6: Callum Young 33 mph
Age 7 – 8: Criss Gibson 35 mph
Age 9-10: Ceili McCabe 43 mph
Age 11-12: Aiden Perry and Parker Rehmus 50 mph

I expect these guys to be knocking the ball out of Carnarvon Park once they turn 12. Congratulations!!!

Special thanks goes to Board member Patrick Perry for organizing the event and to all the volunteers that staffed the concession stand and booths.


2012 Season Information

For detailed information about the upcoming 2012 season, including coaching clinics, umpiring information, and Little League rule changes, see our 2012 Season page.


Blue Jays partner with Little League Baseball

The Toronto Blue Jays and Little League Canada have joined forces to grow the game of baseball in Canada. Learn more.

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Registration for the 2012 Season is now CLOSED:

Player.jpgJericho offers Little League Baseball to children age 3 – 12 in Vancouver, BC. Registration for the 2012 season is now closed.

Games started on April 14, 2012.

 

 

2012 deadlines were as follows:

  • Majors registration closed February 18, 2012.
  • Minors registration closed March 1, 2012.
  • TBall and Blastball registration closed March 10, 2012.

Registration for the 2013 season will open on December 1, 2012.


Photo Day Schedule

Jericho Little League 2012 team and individual photos for most teams will be taken on May 5 at Trimble Park. Each player photographed will receive one individual and one team picture at no cost (included in your registration fees). If you would like to order additional photo packages, fill out an order form that will be distributed in advance. Only fill out the form if you want to order extra photos. Bring the completed form along with your additional payment to your team appointment.

Photo appointments will be scheduled around your games on May 5. For entertainment, we’ll be running our “Opening Day” ceremonies at the same time with food, bouncy castles, competitions and prizes. Bring the whole family!

Teams should arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointments. In order to get all 500 of our players photographed, we need to stick very tightly to the schedule.

Click here for the Photo Day appointment schedule.

Majors A teams, Minors A teams and individual make-ups will be photographed on May 12 at Carnarvon Park.


Umpire Sign-in Sheet

Team managers download and print the Umpire Sign-in Sheet to document umpires pay.


Sunday Skills Clinics

We will be holding optional skills clinics on Sundays starting April 1.

Coach Dan (Kasper) has agreed to help us out with clinics on Sundays.  The clinic will be free to all, targeting kids, coaches and interested parents.  For those of you who have not yet met Dan, he is a fun coach and articulates fundamentals very nicely.  He has been helping us since November and has been well received. Please attend and encourage your athletes to attend!

Carnarvon NE (Majors) diamond
Majors B Players (both divisions): 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Sundays
Majors A Players: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Sundays

Carnarvon NW (Minors) diamond
Minors A, B, or C Players: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Sundays

For more information, contact our player agent Tomalene at: pa@jerichobaseball.com


Little League Canada Coaching Clinics

Little League Canada will also offer some very good coaching clinics on April 3 & 4, 2012 at Vancouver College (5400 Cartier Street). Park in the school parking lot between 39th and 41st off Hudson – 2 blocks east of Granville St.

LEARNING THE GAME (Ages 4 thru 6) – April 3: 5:30 pm Registration – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

PLAYING THE GAME (Ages 7 thru 12) – April 4: 5:30 pm Registration – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Please bring your glove, running shoes and comfortable clothing.


Big League Experience Coaching Clinic

Head Instructor Marty Lehnead, Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, invites you to start season off and join him and his experienced, high powered team of instructors at the “BLE BASEBALL JAMBOREE” to be held on April 7th at Inside Performance in North Vancouver. This important seminar will give coaches and parents the opportunity to work directly with those who work with today’s major leaguers and tomorrow’s stars. Start the season off with a definite win and and register now at http://www.bigleagueexperience.com/register/clinics.php.

For more details, see the clinic brochure here.


Information Regarding Concussions

Little League Baseball has always been at the forefront regarding the safety and well-being of children. In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, Jericho Little League strongly encourages all coaches to review the information and training materials on concussions which is available (free of charge) on the Centers For Disease Control website.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online, 30 minute course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Additionally, all parents and athletes should review the two page concussion information sheet available here.

Thank you for your time and dedication towards keeping our young athletes safe and healthy.


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Kirk Sorensen has been named Umpire-in-Chief for the 2012 season for Jericho. He can be reached by email at uic@jerichobaseball.com for any questions about rule interpretations.

For more information on umpiring see our Umpires page in the menu on the left.


2012 Statistics

See our Statistics page in the menu on the left


Little League rule changes for the 2012 season:

During the 2012 season for the Majors A division, players may advance on a third strike that is not caught in flight by the catcher.

Rule 6.05(b) in the Baseball Rule Book has been amended to read:
6.05 – A batter is out when –
(b)(1) a third strike is legally caught by the catcher;
(2) a third strike is not caught by the catcher when first base is occupied before two are out.

For more details on all the rule changes for 2012, see the full list here.


Bat rules and specifications for the 2012 season:

Bats with an aluminum barrel (even if they have a composite handle) are allowed if they meet the specifications below (Rule 1.10):

Little League bats shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less.

Bats with a composite barrel are ONLY allowed if they are on the list of Little League approved bats. The list is available at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm


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All players will need to supply their own baseball batting helmet, baseball glove, and jock. Baseball pants and cleats are recommended.

Quality baseball equipment for new players can be purchased at our sponsor and equipment supplier – Prostock Athletic Supply (http://www.goprostock.com).

See the attached flyer for a special deal on equipment for new players.


Majors Assessments

Player assessments for all Majors division players (baseball age 9 – 12) were conducted at the end of the 2011 season. We also collected player assessment information from each Minors A and Majors coach. This information will be used to draft players onto teams for the 2012 Majors divisions.

Any players wishing to play in the Majors divisions who are completely new to Jericho Little League will need to be assessed. We will hold the new player assessments at 3:15 pm on February 19, 2012 in the gymnasium at the West Point Grey Community Centre (4397 W. 2nd Ave). Players should bring their baseball gloves and wear shoes appropriate for the gym (no cleats).


Pre-season Hitting Clinics

We are now offering a short series of optional, pre-season, hitting clinics for all players age 7 – 12 registered for the 2012 season. These sessions will be run by a professional coach, Dan “Kasper” Kasperski. Clinics will be held at Carnarvon Park in our Batting Cage (NE diamond) on Sunday mornings, Feb. 12, 19, and 26. Players aged seven to nine should attend from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Players aged ten to twelve should attend from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Clinics will be held rain or shine – our batting cage is covered.

Cost is $40 for all three sessions or $15 drop-in per session. For more information, contact our Player Agent Tomalene at pa@jerichobaseball.com.


Jericho Coaching Clinics

Jericho would like to thank all those parents that volunteer as coaches for our kids. Several coaches have asked for some help with training for how to teach specific aspects of pitching and hitting, as well as how to run a standard practice. We have hired a professional coach, Dan “Kasper” Kasperski, to run some some coaching clinics for you. All parents interested in coaching are welcome to attend these clinics.

Coaching clinics will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the West Point Grey Community Center Gym (4397 W. 2nd Ave.). From 5:15 – 6:15 pm, the clinics will focus on coaching players age 6 – 9 (T-Ball and Minors divisions). From 6:15 – 7:15 pm, the clinics will focus on coaching players age 10 – 12 (Majors divisions). Bring your baseball gloves.

Each date will cover different material. Please plan on attending both dates of the clinic. For more information, contact our Player Agent Tomalene at pa@jerichobaseball.com. Bring your baseball gloves and be ready to take part in a practice.

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