LAC Takes Inaugural Summer Slam Softball TitleThe LAC Force defeated the East Meadow Fillies 13-8 to take the Summer Slam softball championship. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches.
A message from tournament founder and director Steve R:
we entered the final day of the first ever Softball Summer Slam,
everything to that point had somehow miraculously come together. From
getting the field permits, to the
insurance, the weather (not a single game rained out), umpires at every
game, fields in great shape, great games and volunteers coming together
to all help out it was a true team effort. And then there was
today…after all my planning and hard work, I find
myself in the hospital most of the day with back pain so excruciating
that my wife had to call an ambulance to get me there. But through my
texting and a great group of dads, led by Dave G, the day went on
without a hitch (thank you - Dave G, Mike H, Ken K, Ross P, Ken H, Dave E, Anthony C). The Hawks showed that this
tournament was not only about the girls getting in some extra games and
having fun, it was also about showing true Plainview Pride. How else
can you explain 7 dads being out on the JFK field today, raking,
grooming, lining and wetting down the field (5 hoses
were connected to Larry’s water line and dragged over the fence in
order to wet down the field) to get it in perfect shape for the final
two games of the tournament. And then, once the games began, even
though Plainview was already eliminated, having an incredible
turnout from the Hawks 8U team to cheer on the players and watch some
great softball (see attached pictures). The trophies were handed out by
the Plainview 8U Hawks to each winning player, which gave the Hawks a
great sense of participation in the event.Every manager I came in contact with over the past few days, made it their
business to tell me what a great tournament this was, how much fun they
and their girls were having,
and how great it was to still be playing in mid-August.
know I have thanked all of you many times already, but the last one is
the biggest of them all – THANK YOU. It couldn’t have been as
successful and gone as smoothly (once
we got started) as it did without all of your help. I do hope that
this can become an annual 8U event and maybe expand it to 10U down the
8U Hawks Win Summer Slam Baseball TitlePlaying 5 games in 6 day, the Hawks dominated, outscoring their opponents 55-9. The pitching,
fielding and hitting were all tremendous. The Hawks won all 3 games in
pool play followed by an extra inning semi-final battle against HBQVB. Timely
hitting and terrific defense kept the game at 3-3 after 6 inning. In
the 8 Inning battle Plainview’s pitching kept HBQVB in check enabling the Hawks to win in
the 8th, sending them to the championship against the LI
Redman. In the championship game the Hawks jumped out to an early lead
in the first scoring 3 runs. Andrew L had a lead off double, followed by hits
by Mike D, Ryan T. Asher B and a Sac fly by Liam S. In the second inning, they
added 2 more runs, featuring a 2 out hit by Zach W, to blow the game open. In
the 3rd the Hawks added 3 more with hits by Mike D, Asher B,
and Ryan F. The pitching was great with Nate S and Mike D dominating, pitching 3
innings each, leading to a 9-2 victory. Congratulations to the boys and their coaches
Congratulations to all the teams that participated and made this a great tournament. Thank you also to the ground crews at the Town parks for getting the fields ready for play despite the weather
9u Hawks Take Hicksville
The 9u Blue Hawks won the Hicksville Walker tournament by defeating the Levittown Tigers 14-2.
Steven K. and Tyler D. shut down the Tigers with two solid innings pitched for each hurler. The Hawks offense was led by Justin A., Tyler S., Jacob G., and Dylan B. each contributing with 1.000 percent batting averages in the game, with a combined 8 runs scored.
12u Grey Baseball Takes 2nd in Hicksville
Congratulations to the boys and their coaches!
8 Year Old Boys take Hicksville
The 8U Hawks ended the summer by winning the Hicksville tournament championship beating NMNB 21-3 in
the final. It was a night were the bats came alive and every player
contributed. It was a successful summer for the 8U Hawks making it to 4
Championships and winning 2. Their overall record was 23-6-2. They won their
last 16 of 17 games of the summer while outscoring their opponents by
196-32. Congratulations to the boys and their coaches.
12u Softball Takes NJBL
On Saturday August 9 our 12u Plainview lady hawks swept both games over the extremely tough LI Extreme to win the NJBL 12u summer Season Championship. This is the 2nd consecutive championship for our 12u girls. We are so proud of our girls as they finished the summer with a 16-1 record. Great job Lloyd, Tom, Ken and Rob!
9 Year Old Boys Take 2nd in Staten Island Tournament
The 9U Hawks recently wrapped up a baseball filled weekend in Staten
Island, playing a whopping five games in two days. The Hawks split the
first day losing to Richmond County, but beating the Xtreme Pirates of
Queens. Sunday was a triple-header as the Hawks played three teams,
beating both the Pirates and the host team, Richmond County, to make it
to the championship against Jersey City. The Hawks put up six runs in
the first inning and fought hard, but could not hold onto the lead. The
final score was 12-9 in favor of Jersey City. Congratulations to the
Hawks for coming in second place after playing five games in 36 hours,
all against club teams.
20u Hawks Play in All-Star Game
Members of the 20u Hawks played in an all-star game at the home of the Ducks. Congratulations to the boys and the coaches
9 Year Old Boys Take Hot Stove 4th of July Tournament
The Plainview Hawks 9 year old travel team won the Hot Stove
Independence Day Tournament in Bethpage yesterday, July 6th, by
defeating the Plainedge Red Devils by a score of 8-7 in dramatic
fashion. The Hawks jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning,
but that lead was erased. Plainedge took a 7-5
lead with a fence-clearing home run in the top of the fifth. Plainview bounced back to tie it at 7 in the bottom of the inning. The
Hawks won it in the bottom of the sixth. Jake G lead off with a double and he came around to score on the winning hit by Ryan F. Winning pitcher Dylan B. threw a complete game to seal the deal. Congratulations to the boys, their coaches and their families.
8 Year Old Boys Take 2nd in Hot Stove 4th of July Tournament
Having to play play 4 games in 2 days, the boys played tremendous baseball going undefeated in pool play and playoffs, they ran out of steam late in the championship game. Hard fought game, tough loss, but a great weekend for the boys and families.
8U Girls Reach Semis
Playing in the first tournament, the 8U Hawks defeated Seaford in the East Meadow Futures Tournament. The girls reached the semi-finals of the tournament.
10U Girls Win
The 10U girls defeated Bethpage in the East Meadow Summer Sizzle tournament. Here's a glimpse of the post-game team meeting
12U Girls Little League Tournament Updates
The girls defeated Bethpage 13-4 to open tournament play. The team dropped a tough 4-2 decision to East Meadow in their second game. The double-elimination tournament continued over the weekend with the girls defeating Bethpage again. Unfortunately, the Hawks were not able to defeat East Meadow who have won the District 32 11/12 Softball title. Congratulations to the Hawks for a valiant effort.
8 Year Old Blue Takes 2nd at Baseball Heaven
In their first tournament of the summer, the Hawks
battled hard in Baseball Heaven to finish in second. Playing 4 games in
2 days was a full team effort. The Hawks lost their first game to the long
Island Inferno 1-0 in a pitchers dual. Plainview
only allowed 3 hits. In game 2 the Hawks bounced back and Beat BBH
19-3 giving up only 2 hits while the bats came alive. In game 3 against
Baseball Heaven Black, the Hawks struggled in the first inning going down
by 3 runs. They battled back to take a
6-3 lead going into the bottom of the 6th. Baseball Heaven
fought back, scored 2 and had the bases loaded, but Plainview held on to
win 6-5 to set up a rematch with the Inferno in the championship game. The
Inferno jumped out early to a 3-1 lead. It
was another pitchers dual where Plainview allowed only 3 hits and
battled hard but just fell short. The boys played great and it was a great
experience for all. Go HAWKS!!!
60th Anniversary Carnival
On a picture perfect day, the 60th Anniversary carnival took place. Hundreds of boys and girls played baseball and softball, received trophies and ate! A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers who made the day possible.
|Boys Majors all stars
|The anthem - Hendrix style
Girls Minors all stars and the All Star announcers
Congratulations to the boys... most of whom played in the league when they were younger
Memorial Day Parade
A contingent of players and coaches marched in the annual parade and then enjoyed the beautiful weather at the park playing with the flying disks given away by the League
12 Year Old Travel Baseball Makes Hicksville Playoffs
The now 12 year old team participated in the Hicksville Memorial Day Tournament. The boys looked sharp, backed by strong pitching from Joe S against the SSBA Nationals and played an efficient game that took 1hr and 20 min for a 5-0 win. They continued their strong play against the Plainedge Blue Claws that took even less time, as they won 9-2 in 1 hr and 15 min. Once again, they had a strong pitching performance, this time by Dan A. The team made the playoffs but lost to a strong hitting team from South Shore. Congratulations to the boys for a great effort!
Softball Pitching Clinics Held
THURSDAY, MAY 15TH 6:00PM – LINCOLN PARK (complete)
SATURDAY, MAY 17TH 4:30PM – LINCOLN PARK (complete)
On May 15th, approximately 30 girls in grades 2 through 5 came out to Lincoln Park for the first ever Spring Intramural Softball Pitching Clinic. Assisting the girls were players from the Plainview Hawks JV and Varsity Softball teams along with coaches from the Plainview Softball spring intramural season. The 2nd and 3rd grade girls learned the basic form and fundamentals of how to pitch a softball and were able to practice their form for over an hour while the 4th and 5th graders were able to refine their delivery and pick up great tips from the Hawks players. Special thanks goes out to all the parents, coaches and especially the Hawks players for making this event so successful.
The last 3 to 4 games of the Rookie season includes girls taking the mound and getting their first experience pitching to batters. It’s important that before these games occur, the girls have some basic education as to proper form and are able to practice. Repetition is a key factor in mastering the art of softball pitching. These clinics will provide the perfect opportunity for this. Girls are encouraged to attend both dates if they would like to pitch later this season.
Equipment Sheds installed
Equipment sheds have been installed at all POB fields owned by the Town of Oyster Bay. Here is a photo of the new shed at the Phipps Lane field. Big thank you to Mike O for overseeing this large project.
Thunder celebrate victory
Paul S's jersey retired
After a dozen years in the Challenger program, Paul has retired to become a coach, jumping straight from the field to the manager's office. Awarding Paul his retired jersey is Rob P, Challenger Division director