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Welcome to the 2023 CLL Season!
by posted 03/26/2023

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 2023 CLL Intermediate Season for Team 51.  I am the manager, and have 2 assistants: PJ Quinn and Mike Oswald.  We're hoping to make this a fun year for all of the team members.  Our goal for everyone is to get better and make improvements in their game.  

For the month of April, we plan to have practice on Monday nights from 6:00-7:15pm on Woodland Field 2 (April 3, 10, 17, 24).  We will be combining Monday practices with Team 52.  Please arrive on time.

The Team 51 game schedule is out on the cheltenhamlittleleague.org site.  We will be playing CLL and JA teams on random Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  For games, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to gametime, so the team can stretch and warmup.  As coaches, we need to get a lineup and positions together prior to the game as well.    

For practices and games, players will need:

  • Baseball cleats (metal cleats NOT allowed)
  • Baseball bat.  Bats must have a USABaseball sticker on it.  BBCOR or USSSA bats are not allowed at this level.  If you do not have a bat, we do have some team bats.  At this age, I ask players not to borrow other players' bats, because some of the bats these days are upwards of $250.  If a player gets permission to borrow a bat, then that's ok. 
  • Athletic cup is recommended for all players.  If you want to play catcher, a cup is mandatory.
  • Baseball glove
  • Hat at every practice
  • Batting helmet (we do have some team helmets)
  • Water

That's it for now.  We're looking forward to a fun season!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Dennis Bieryla


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