Sunday, July 29, 2012
Summer International Championships brings culture, great baseball and influx to local economy.
It’s that time of year for teams from faraway places such as Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Japan, Brazil and Puerto Rico to converge on the cornfields of McHenry County to play baseball. The Summer International Championships – including tournaments for 15-, 13- and 11-year-old baseball players from across the U.S. and overseas – injects about $2 million into the local economy the first week in August, said Jack Sebesta. The 15-year-old and 11-year-old tournaments started Saturday at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. “Except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the people at Best Buy in Crystal Lake have told us that this is the best time of year for them because of all the out-of-town visitors,” said Sebesta, president of the McHenry County Youth…
Monday, August 8, 2011
Photos of the Summer Championships.
The MCYSA/USSSA Summer Championships wrapped up Sunday with the Japanese 15U dominating the field. Here's a look at the tournament through our lenses. For all our coverage of the MCYSA Summer Championships, click here. For more photos of the tournament, visit rfpphoto.smugmug.com/MCYSA2011.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Team to stop barnstorming after 65 years of entertaining the world.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
LITH gets tagged for 13 runs against a tough Michigan team.
The Lake in the Hills Thunder team has found it hard to win during the ultra-competitive MCYSA/USSSA Summer International Championships. The 15 and Under Thunder team has opened the tournament 1-4 after dropping their Sunday night contest 18-5 to a very tough 4-0 Concealed Security Dodgers team from Michigan. The Thunder held tough through two innings until pitcher Alex Ferguson ran into trouble, loading the bases with no outs. Through four games the Thunder squad have allowed over 13 runs a game while scoring just under five. Double-elimination games begin Wednesday. For more MCYSA tournament coverage, click here.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Teams from around the region and world, including youth athletes from Lake in the Hills, participated in the McHenry County Youth Sports Association/USSSA Summer International Tournament at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake over the weekend. Games will continu
The MCYSA's website has more information on the USSSA Summer International Tournament and scheudled for upcoming games 11 and under, 13 and under and 15 and under teams.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Get scores, photos, features and more of this week's baseball tournament.
The McHenry County Youth Sports Association is now hosting its 19th Annual International Baseball Championships and events are scheduled through August 7. The tournament features over 100 teams from across the world, including Sri Lanka, Canada, Brazil, Japan, the United States and more. Crystal Lake will have a lot of connections—a dozen teams are either from Crystal Lake or have Crystal Lake players on the roster. For quick updates of the tournament, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. It's much more than a tournament. A photo gallery of the tournament. Scores from the tournament. The Japanese teams arrives The Brazilian team arrives Brazil and Roselle get ready to play Lippold loses power. ComEd works to restore power, again. …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Robin Pendergrast captures images of the Brazilian team arriving in Crystal Lake.
The Brazilian tram arrived at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn just hours after the Japanese team arrived. The teams are here, along with over 100 more teams, for the MCYSA baseball tournament taking place over the next 10 days. Players were able to meet their host families only minutes after arriving in town. The players will stay with their host families during the 10-day tournament. For exclusive coverage of the MCYSA Summer International Championships, check back here at Crystal Lake Patch. For more photos of the tournament, visit rfpphoto.smugmug.com/MCYSA2011. For more information about the tournament, visit www.mcysasports.org/.
Robin Pendergrast captures images of the Japanese team arriving in Crystal Lake.
With the McHenry County Youth Sports Association tournament getting ready to start, teams from all over the world are starting to arrive in Crystal Lake. The Japanese team arrived Wednesday morning at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn. A group composed of MCYSA representatives, host families, Holiday Inn employees and curious onlookers welcomed the players, families and coaches as they exited their bus. Japanese players were introduced to members of the families who will be taking them in during the 10-day tournament. For exclusive coverage of the MCYSA Summer International Championships, check back here at Crystal Lake Patch. For more photos of the tournament, visit rfpphoto.smugmug.com/MCYSA2011. For more information about the tournament, …