News and Announcements

The AA Cardinals won their Championship game against the mighty Yankees at Allendale on Thursday. It was a very exciting game with a ton of great baseball. And, many thanks to all the players and teams in AA this year (Cardinals, Yankees, Tigers, Angels, Giants, A’s, & Indians) — we look forward to some of these fine players in kid-pitch over the summer and next year!

-PSWLL President David Mathias

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Closing Day Itinerary!

Posted by Pasadena Southwest Little League at May 30, 2014 6:43PM PDT

Here we go – its tomorrow!!

Players attending should wear their jersey and hat. They may also wish to bring a glove to catch balls during the 11:30am homerun derby.

See everyone on Saturday for Closing Ceremonies

At 8am
-TeeBall games start

From 8:30-10:20am – Activities
-TeeBall games continue
-Pasadena firetruck arrives for amusement
-Wiffle ball home run derby in left field
-Baseball tatoos/face painting in the picnic area
-Pitching speed activity at warm-up mounds
-Water balloons thrown at coaches in right field
-Used Gear Donation Table ready to go
-Snack Stand open (last day to use your punch card!)

From 10-10:30am – Transition
[Teeball continues]

At 10:30am – 11:30 Closing Ceremonies
-Welcome from PSWLL President – David Mathias
-Board Introduction/Recognition – David Mathias
-Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Natalia Mathias
-Team Introductions
-National Anthem – Cayla McFarlane
-Short Dignitary Speech by Mayor Bogaard & Councilmember Tornek
-Dedication of batting cage – David Mathias
-Announcements (All-Stars, Summer League, etc) – David Mathias
-Championship trophies for Majors, AAA and AA
-Homerun trophies – David Mathias
-12 year old ceremony – David Mathias
-AA participation trophies awarded (off the field)

-Homerun derby: HR hitters will need whatever gear they need to hit HRs (including their helmet)
-Grill fired up for hamburgers

Equipment Drive and Swap

Clean-out your closet and bring your gently used baseball equipment to
Closing Ceremonies. You can help PSWLL families and others too!
Come by and drop off your equipment and then pick a different bat or glove. Yes, you can also take equipment for yourself – free!
The extra baseball equipment will be donated to children in our local community.

• When: Closing Ceremonies – Sat, May 31
• Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
• Where: Allendale Park, right field
• Who: David Mathias Jr, Cicero Ascheris, Alex Jordan, Bradley Marelich, Ian Chadwick and other PSWLL players


The Championship game for AA Minors (Machine Pitch) is Thursday at 5:30pm at Allendale — come see the Cardinals vs. the Yankees! This game will be exciting to watch — the war cry for both teams is “Back to Pitcher”…really!

On Friday, a really wonderful game will take place — the AA AllStar Game — it will take place at 5:30pm at Allendale. Its really a great mix of players…its a happy time.

For those of you in teeball — come out to either of these games to get a sense of what 2015 may be like for your player.


Cubs win the AAA playoffs! Congrats!

Last night the Cubs won the AAA playoffs over the Giants 14-7 and they will now head to the District 17 Tournament of Champions. They will play on June 8th at 4:30 PM at Pasadena Central’s Victory Park Fields. They will play the winner of Santa Anita and San Marino, who play the day before.

Also, congratulations to the Giants, the regular season champs with the best overall record! They will head to the City Tournament and play on June 7th at 12:30 at Arcadia American’s Windsor Field. They will be taking on the squad from West Pasadena.

And finally, congratulations to the Dodgers, Astros, RedSox and Orioles for a great season of competitive baseball and tons of fun. We look forward to seeing many of those players in the Majors next year!

President David Mathias