Freeport, Illinois — June 30, 2017 — Perhaps better than any other youth sport activity baseball and softball have become the thread that has sewn together a patchwork of nations and cultures around the world, according to Little League International.
Children in diverse nations such as Israel, Jordan, Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia, Poland, Mexico, China, Venezuela, South Africa and the U.S. have discovered Little League Baseball and Softball.
Even ones right here in Freeport.
An arm of that world of baseball players is Freeport Little League. Freeport Little League provides baseball and softball programs for youth ages 5-14 in the Freeport, Il area and surrounding communities and recently they announced the 2017 league champions in all divisions.
While everyone is a winner in Little League baseball, here are the teams that took 1st and 2nd places.
- 1st place- Gitz-Meier
- 2nd place- Bocker
- 1st place- Roger’s Hair
- 2nd place- Stephenson County Crime Stop
- 1st place Freeport Police
- 2nd place Tri Star Metals
Little League Boys:
- 1st place- Kiwanis
- 2nd place- Civil
We’d like to also recognize the Freeport Little League Board for their dedication to continuing the spirit of local baseball.
Freeport Little League Board Members ~ 2017
- John Giuffre~ President
- Sarah Thies ~ Vice President
- Chris Schneiderman ~ Treasurer
- Ed Bauscher ~ Chief of Umpires
- Dennis Brumfield ~ Safety Officer
- Ryan Wildes ~ Players Agent
- Misty Buss ~ Secretary
- Brant Scheider ~ Equipment Manager
- Marie Stott ~ Fundraiser Manager
- Dede Arnold ~ President of Softball Operations
- Shaun Dascher ~ At Large
Congratulations to all the teams and sponsors who participated in Little League Baseball. If you would like to be involved in Freeport Little League, or have a question, you can reach the Freeport Little League at the following email or postal address.
P.O. Box 674, Freeport IL 61032
Congratulations to Freeport Police….2017 Continental League Champions! 🚔⚾🏆
Congrats to Bocker on a great run in the playoffs and their 2nd place finish.
Congratulations to the 2017 Minor League Champions Gitz-Meier. Came back from down 3 to get the walk off win.