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Pinole Hercules Little League

2019 Spring Season 

Managers and Coaches Online Registration


The Little League® manager and coach must be leaders. All must recognize that they hold a position of trust and responsibility in a program that deals with a sensitive and formative period of a child’s development.

It is required that the manager and coach have understanding, patience and the capacity to work with children. The manager and coach should be able to inspire respect. Above all else, managers and coaches must realize that they are helping to shape the physical, mental and emotional development of young people.

The league president selects and appoints the managers and coaches. As such, no person becomes a manager or coach without the approval of the president. All appointments are subject to final approval by the local league’s board of directors.

Please click on link below : PHLL 2019 Spring Managers and Coaches Registration to complete online registration.

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Pinole Hercules Little League

2019 Spring Season

Players Online Registration

Challenger, Teeball, Softball, Baseball


  • Registration Online: October - November 2018
  • Skills Assessment Softball and Baseball: December 2018
  • Players Draft Softball and Baseball: January 2019
  • Practice: February 2019
  • Spring Season Games: March to May 2019

Registration Fee: Baseball $225, Softball $250, Teeball $150, Challenger $0

Late Registration Fee: $50 after November 2018 (exclude Challenger)

**Refundable** Volunteer Fee: $100 Per Family (exclude Challenger)

Must be a resident or student in the areas of Crockett, El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole, Rodeo, or Tara Hills (exclude Challenger)

Boys ages 4 - 14, Girls ages 4 - 16. The age determination date for a Little League BASEBALL player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The age determination date for a Little League SOFTBALL player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year. These respective dates identify the "league age" as it relates to a player's eligibility to participate in any of Little League's divisions of play.

Please click on link below : PHLL 2019 Spring Players Registration to complete online registration.

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Pinole Hercules Little League

2018 Fall Ball Practice Schedule


Team   Division   Weekday   Saturday   Field
Team Vic   Teeball   Wed   Sat 9:00   Ellerhorst Teeball
Team Jason   Teeball   Mon   Sat 9:00   Ellerhorst Teeball
Team Mario   Baseball AA   Tue & Thur   Sat 12:00   Ellerhorst Teeball
Team Arnold   Baseball AAA   Tue & Thur   Sat 9:00   Ellerhorst Baseball
Team Jeron   Baseball Major   Mon & Wed   Sat 12:00   Ellerhorst Baseball
Team Andrea   Baseball Junior   Mon & Thur   Sat 11:30  

Pinole Valley 


Team SB Minor   Softball Minor   Mon & Wed   Sat 9:00   Ellerhorst Softball
Team Fatima   Softball Major   Tue & Thur   Sat 11:00  



Pinole Hercules Little League 2019

Board of Directors


The Pinole Hercules Little League Board of Directors for 2019 will begin their one year term on Saturday, September 1, 2018 with 13 officers including 9 returning and welcoming 4 new members; Rick Boyer, Cesnae Crawford, Jeron Davis, and Rod Wyatt.  The Board thanks Darryl Ng and Mark Schick for their years of service to the league and Valerie Potts who has been a part of the league for over 20 years and serving as board President for the past several years.    

Hawaii Shuts Out South Korea, 3-0; Captures

Little League Baseball® World Series Title

·       August 26, 2018

Ka’olu Holt threw a 79-pitch, two-hit gem for the United States Champions from Honolulu Little League, who became Little League Baseball World Series Champions on the strength of a 3-0 triumph over South Seoul Little League Sunday afternoon.

Before a crowd of nearly 28,000 fans at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Holt was stellar, fanning eight and walking just one in a complete-game victory.

The International Region Champions from South Korea countered with Yeong Hyeon Kim and Shoo Ho Choi scattering seven hits and recording eight strikeouts, but Hawaii made the plays that resulted on runs.

After sending down South Korea in the top of the first inning, Kim’s first pitch to Hawaii lead-off hitter Mana Lau Kong was lined for home run over the right-center field fence.

In the third inning, Taylin Oana and Zachary Won both reached safely and would score on a single wild pitch, upping the advantage to 3-0, and setting the margin of victory.

Chandler Murray, Kong, Sean Yamaguchi, Holt, Jace Souza, Hunter Nishina, and John De La Cruz each collected one hit to lead the Honolulu Little Leaguers. On defense, the eventual World Series champions didn’t commit a single error. Bruce Boucher had the most chances in the field with eight.

The Championship game triumph was the third for the state of Hawaii in four title game appearances. Hawaii has qualified for the Little League Baseball World Series 11 times and previously won the world title in 2005 (Ewa Beach) and 2008 (Waipio).

Top Five Softball Pitching Tips for Beginners

By Softball Trading Pins, 08/21/18

Just like you have to crawl before you can walk, you need to practice before you become an ace. Here are our top 5 softball pitching tips for newbies. After so many years of watching you’re finally ready to get started.

Softball pitching, that is.

We know, we know. It can seem intimidating to learn, after all, softball players can make it look so easy. But as soon as you take the first few steps there’s only space for improvement. That’s why we’ve gotten together 5 super helpful pitching tips for newbies. 


A change to make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. 

What’s the difference? In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31. Effective November 2015, the implementation plan has been amended, grandfathering the four-months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 as 12-year-olds for the 2018 season.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

2019 Little League Age Chart FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY 

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right. 

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 4
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 5
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 6
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 7
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 8
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 9
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 10
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 11
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 12
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 13
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 14
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 15
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 16

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2019, Spring and Fall. 



Thank you for coming out to celebrate the end of a fantastic 2018 baseball and softball season!  For those who I haven’t had the chance to meet, my name is Valerie Potts, and I’m the President of the PHLL Board of Directors.  I’m excited to welcome you to our 2018 Closing Ceremonies!

This Spring Pinole Hercules Little League fielded nearly 300 players on 23 teams with 90 volunteer managers and coaches that played over 300 regular season games. 

And while the regular season is now over, we now continue on into the postseason, with Tournament of Champion and All-Star teams playing through June and, hopefully, into July.  

In addition to having practices and playing games this season, there’s been lots of work behind the scenes going on.  We’ve continued our work on the fields and facilities, including aerating, fertilizing, and seeding the fields, rebuilding and leveling the infields on the Teeball and Major baseball fields, replacing the center field fencing on the Major baseball field, sprinkler repairs, new equipment in dugouts, and more.

A big thanks to all of the volunteers that keep the League running, from our managers, coaches, team parents, scorekeepers, and volunteer coordinators …

… to our Snack Shack volunteers, our mowing teams, our umpires and Junior Umpires, the parents who see something that needs to be done and then do it, and the Board members who oversee it all. 

We are a league built entirely of volunteers, and the PHLL Board of Directors will be seeking members for the 2019 season in August.  If you are interested in helping to run the league, we’d love to have you join us.

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors.  Their generosity helps to keep our registration fees affordable for our families, and we encourage you to say thanks by supporting them.

Fall Ball signups will start in July, and Spring 2019 signups will start in November.

Remember that the earlier you sign up for Spring the less it costs!  Save money and sign up early!

We wish all of our TOC and All-Star teams good luck in their tournaments!

Thank you all for coming tonight to celebrate with us.  It’s wonderful to have this opportunity to come together as a community, celebrating a successful season, and looking forward seeing you in the Fall. 



The Pinole Hercules Little League Board would like to thank all for attending our 2018 opening day.
Special thanks to the Pinole Senior Center for working with Valerie Potts to make the venue possible on short notice.
Thanks to Home Team Sports Photography, one of our team sponsors, for accommodating and working diligently to keep photo shoots on schedule.
Also, thanks to several of our team sponsors, Eastshore Pediatric Dental Group and Orange Theory Fitness for their presence at our Opening Day, S&K Wings for having their food truck at the Pinole Senior Center, and Blue Sky Sports for working with Darryl to deliver jerseys and hats.
Big appreciation to Jen, Bay Area Birthdays, and Elaine, Hooray Balloon Kids, for providing great entertainment with balloon twisting and face painting.
Thank you to Anna, volunteers, and her crew in the kitchen for preparing and serving food and refreshments through all of opening day.
In addition, a great big awesome thank you to Anna for working with 2018 team sponsors in providing their generous donations to support the league.
Thank you to all Board members who worked with great persistence as a team to make this event possible with many extemporaneous changes within the past week and leading up to the night before.
Last but not least, thank you to all the players, families, and friends for joining us at opening day.  Everyone was understanding, patient, and conducted themselves well for all to enjoy.
And now for some announcements that many are waiting for:
Banner Contest – there were many creative and awesome designs that judges had to make difficult decisions on their choices.
Congratulations to the banner contest winners:
Teeball – Floor Dimensions – Team Benter
Softball – Bay Area Machine – Team Elliott
Baseball – Blue Sky Sports – Team Witt
Raffle for Samsung 55” 4K UHD TV winner:
Paige W. – Team Witt
Hit-A-Thon was completed with a total of $16,532 raised from 53% of players participating which surpassed our goal of $10,000.
Player with highest total donations – Cash A. - Team Witt
Teams with 100% Player Participation – Team Carrera and Team Lum
Team with highest average per player donation with all players on roster – Team Witt
Hit-A-Thon winners of iPADS and cash prizes:
iPADS - Bailey R - Team Snitkin, Chase L - Team Boyer, Lyla J - Team Gross
$100 - Anthony F - Team Avina, Reece - Team Aldridge, Sebastian S - Team Millan
Cal baseball tickets are sold out, Oakland A’s Little League Day tickets are available for sale and information to purchase is on the flyer.  PHLL apparel orders are available and information to purchase is on the order form.
Game schedules are being finalized and will be available to your team managers in the next several days.
Its almost time to play ball.  Best to all for a great season and we’ll see you at the fields!



The Pinole Hercules Little League would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2017 Little League Season. 

Check out the Sponsor page!

Fall 2019 Season Ends


Contact Us

Mail:  Pinole Hercules Little League

P.O. Box 213

Pinole CA. 94564


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