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Opening Day, Saturday, March 7, 2020


Players Arrival for Opening Day: Players should arrive by no later than 8:30 a.m.  Parking will be limited, available parking also on Savage Ave above the back baseball field and snack shack, and on Pinole Valley Road past the closed fire station by the soccer and baseball field.  No parking on the Ellerhorst school yard. Do not block entry gates into Ellerhorst. No pets, no smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on school property.

Opening Day Activities:  In addition to parade, team banner contest, player pictures, and Hit-a-Thon, there will be food, beverages, and refreshments available at our snack shack, the Bear Claw Bakery in the morning, and the S&K Wings food truck . Back by popular demand will be The Rockabilly Balloon Bender and Face Paint Artist. The Rockabilly Balloon Bender.  Visit our sponsor booths and enjoy two Opening Day games for the 2020 season with PHLL Baseball Major Team Palma vs Team Tennyson and Softball AAA Team Carrera vs Team Jobe.

Pinole Hercules Little League Hit-A-Thon Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at Ellerhorst Fields.


This is a fun and worthwhile fundraising event as part of our 2020 spring season Opening Day festivities. Player’s registration fees only cover a portion of the league’s annual budget. Without the Hit-A-Thon, registration fees would be significantly higher. We depend on fundraisers, sponsorship, and donations to cover our operating costs. These funds go a long way to support city fields usage, field maintenance and facility upgrades, players and sports equipment, clinics and training for player, coach, and umpire development, concession stand supplies, Little League affiliation, and organization costs.

PHLL Hit-A-Thon pledges are processed through 99Pledges, This website has a Player Donation Page for every player, and secure payments are accepted. The player’s Hit-A-Thon page lets you see how your sponsored player is doing in reaching their goal. If your preferred donation method is to send a check, payment can be made to “PHLL” or “Pinole Hercules Little League” to the address at the bottom of this letter.

Our fundraising goal is $15,000. We need everyone’s participation to make the Hit-A-Thon a success!

Volunteer Umpires Announced for

2020 Little League® Softball World Series

Greenville, North Carolina


Congratulations to one of our own District 4 umpires from Pinole Hercules Little League appointed to the Little League Softball World Series.

Mark Oda – Pinole, California – West Region

Volunteer umpires are one of the most important aspects in the success of local Little League programs around the world and play a pivotal role in the experience of all of our players throughout the Little League International Tournament.

The selection process to become a World Series umpire is lengthy and rigorous. In order to be eligible to volunteer in a Little League World Series event, an umpire must first have competed in a regional tournament event. After that experience is completed, the process for selection to work a World Series begins with an application submitted by each volunteer umpire through the Umpire Registry. Once received, the District Administrator may also provide comments to the regional office for review. Little League’s nine regional offices then consider all nominated umpires before selecting those who most closely meet the selection criteria.

Individuals who meet those qualifications are then screened annually by Little League International and regional staffs for selection to umpire in a Little League World Series tournament.

Appointment as a member of the umpiring crew for a World Series is the highest honor that Little League can bestow on a volunteer umpire. An individual can be selected for a World Series assignment once every four years but being chosen to work the Little League® World Series is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

PHLL Umpires Needed for 2020


Volunteer Adults and Paid Junior (age 13+) for Minors, Majors, and Junior softball and baseball games. Weekday evening and Saturday games. Training and equipment provided. 

Player parents, guardians, family members, grandparents, relatives, and friends are welcome.

Email to for information.


Pinole Hercules Little League

Spring 2020 Manager and Coach Registration


If you can commit the time, learn the rules of the sport, plan, organize, teach, and communicate to players and families, the league is seeking you to volunteer for Teeball, Baseball, Softball, and Challenger to that we can field teams for all the players.

The league offers resources, training, support, and assistance throughout the season.

Experience or knowledge of the sport is desirable, but is not a prerequisite. You can learn right alongside the team and progress to learn more about the sport and how to coach.

The game is not about winning or losing for the younger teams. The goal is to assist the players in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical well-being.

To register, click on link:

Pinole Hercules Little League Spring 2020 Manager and Coach Registration

Little League Baseball and Softball


The Little League® Rulebook App contains the Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for all divisions of Baseball, Softball, and Challenger in one easy-to-use location.

Little League Rulebook App

The app includes automatic updates for future seasons after a one-time download of $1.99.

Rulebook App Features:

• Baseball, Softball, and Challenger Rulebooks
• App-Exclusive rule interpretation videos
• Search each individual Rulebook (or across all three Rulebooks)
• Saved recent search terms
• Bookmarks for quick and easy reference
• Push notifications for important in-season updates
• One-time download of $1.99
• Automatic updates for future seasons
• Fully functional offline with no data or Wi-Fi connections needed once downloaded

Download on the App Store
Get It On Google Play

Pinole Hercules Little League

2020 Board of Directors


The Pinole Hercules Little League Board of Directors for 2020 will begin their one year term on September 1, 2019 with 16 members including 9 returning and welcoming 7 new members; Allison Palma, Brenda Martinez, Christine Wyatt, Jessica Herbert, Mario Marquez, Shane Herbert, and Walter Duran.  The Board thanks Cesnae Crawford, Monica Siverson, and Tom Snyder for their years of commitment, service, and support in program management and providing leadership to the league.    

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2019 Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees to Provide Unique Opportunities to Children Across North America

This year, hundreds of Little Leaguers® with physical and intellectual challenges will receive a unique opportunity to participate in a Little League Challenger Division® Jamboree, a volunteer-hosted event that provides players the experience of a tournament atmosphere.

“Each year, our dedicated volunteers work hard to provide members of our Challenger Division with the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of a Little League tournament while joining together with other members of the community to host an event filled with fun, socialization, and unique memories,” said Sam Ranck, Little League Director of the Challenger Division. “Our Jamboree events provide lifelong memories to not only the participants, but to all of the volunteers who help make the event so special. We are thankful for all the dedication and support that goes into these Jamborees, and hope all of our participants enjoy their time on and off the field this year.”

From Opening Ceremony festivities to a variety of fun and games available to participants, each of the Little League Challenger Division Jamborees provide a unique experience for players, coaches, buddies, and volunteers. 

  • April 28 – California District 4 Challenger Jamboree Walnut Creek Heather Farm Park 

Hit-A-Thon 2019 Fundraiser: $20,531


Thank you participants & donors for contributing to support PHLL

First Player to Raise $500 - Ronald Williams

Top Fundraiser Player - Rocco Vincent

First Team to Raise $1000 - Kristen Williams

Top Fundraiser Team - Elliot Svensson

Top Team Highest Per Player with 100% Participation - Antonio Carrera

Top Fundraiser Team with 100% Participation - Sean McLaren

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The Pinole Hercules Little League Board of Directors thanks the mowing team volunteers for their time and support in maintaining the Ellerhorst grass fields and common areas.

The Ellerhorst fields are leased by West Contra Costa School District to Pinole Hercules Little League (PHLL) with responsibility for mowing and maintaining the grounds.

The Ellerhost fields were used by over 450 players and 100 managers/coaches during the PHLL 2018 Spring, Tournament, and Fall seasons.

The fields were also used by the Pinole High School Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams for their 2018 practices, regular season games, and playoff tournaments.



The Pinole Hercules Little League would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2018 Little League Season. 

Check out the Sponsors page!

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Contact Us

Mail:  Pinole Hercules Little League

P.O. Box 213

Pinole CA. 94564


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