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Portland, Oregon's Little League Softball World Series.
Where Are They Now - 2006:
Stories of past Softball World Series players.
wanted to let the softball world series organization know that the
2006 winners of the the Softball World Series, from Mattawan,
Michigan are having their 10 year reunion in Mattawan on August
20th. All the girls, but one will be attending!
Mattawan has kept
the record of being the the only team in Michigan to win the World
Series and the only team to give up only 2 runs in the history of
Softball Little League World Series (might want to fact check it,
but we are pretty sure). We thought it would be great if you could
post something on the website or mention it at the final games this
year. It was a great privilege for all these girls to participate in
and the organization is very well run and every little girl should
experience it! We want to thank everyone involved and we all still
watch every year! I was the team mom for our team
and very proud still.
For the record we had 8 out of the 11 girls go on to play College
softball at various colleges. Our girls were a rare team between the
parents and the girls we had an amazing chemistry and cohesiveness
that got us through the whole journey!
Freshman, Jesse Moore is pitching in the State of Oregon High School, Class
6A, 2009 championship game Saturday 6/5/09. Jesse played for the Cedar Mill
Little League at the Little League Softball World Series in 2005 and 2006.
My name is Deanna DeVito; I played first base in the 2006 Little
League World Series for the East team, along with my identical
twin sister Samantha, who played right field. This year,
my sister and I played on the varsity high school
softball team in Pequannock New Jersey, which also included some
of the girls from the 2006 East team. Our team won four titles:
2009 Conference Champs, 2009 County Champs, 2009 North Group II
Section Champs, and 2009 State Champs. I am going to be a
junior for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year. I still keep in
touch with my host family and we fly out to visit each whenever
we can. Being a part of Little League and being in the World
Series has given me an experience that most kids dream being a
part of. This memory will last a lifetime! Thank you so much!
Hello my name is Bekka Crow. I was a member of the 2006 little
league world series champion team from Mattawan, Michigan. My
Junior year of high school was eventful for our varsity team. With
8 of the girls from the 2006 team on this varsity team, we knew that
we were going to have a great year. We were District Champs this
year and made it to the finals for regionals and unfortunately
lost. Going into my senior year, we are hoping to be State champs.
Everyone still stays in contact and 3 of the world series girls from
2006 already have full rides for softball going into our Senior year
of high school. (: The little league world series was amazing and a
once in a lifetime experience for us all. We made so many friends
from the other teams and we still stay in contact with our host
families. Alpenrose will forever be a great memory for us all and
something we will never forget!
Smith here, coach of Team Canada 2006. I just wanted to report to
you on the success of my daughters Janelle and Mckenzie – who both
had the great pleasure of playing on Team Canada in the Little
League Softball World Series.
Janelle played in 2003. Today she is a Junior at Frank Phillips
College in Borger, Texas. She is on an athletic scholarship. Last
season she enjoyed more success than any other player from her
college program, being named to the all-star team for both her
conference and region!
Her younger sister Mckenzie hit a grand slam in your tournament in
2006. In 2010, she won Canada’s Bantam Girls “Top Batter” award at
Nationals. This past summer she was one of 24 players invited to
Softball Canada’s Junior Team Selection Camp. Today she is on her
“official visit” to Stanford University. Mckenzie will be the first
Canadian to play softball at Stanford, where she will go in 2012.
The World Series was a wonderful experience for both my daughters,
and myself. Thank you to everyone who is involved in hosting this
Here is a link to a story broadcast on CHEK News in Victoria this
past summer about the “Smith Sisters”.