Monday Aug 10 2009
Lakeside LL in San Bernardino - day four
By: Special to The Press Tribune
Manager Bill Rockefeller shares his impressions of the trip to Western Region
The Major division all-stars from Lakeside Little League left last Wednesday for the Western Regional tournament in San Bernardino. While the players and coaches tackle the challenge of trying to earn a spot in the Little League World Series, the team’s manager, Bill Rockefeller, has consented to share his impressions of the experience with a daily log. Here is No. 4 of those chronicles from the barracks at Al Houghton Stadium, where Lakeside won its first two games Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The team was off on Sunday and faces Utah Monday at 4:30 p.m in its third pool play game. Check back for daily updates in addition to game stories and highlights here at rosevillept.com. From Bill Rockefeller, Lakeside manager Sunday, Aug. 9: The boys were a little tired after Saturday night. We let them sleep in until 9 a.m. We then treated the team to Denny's instead of the cafeteria here at the barracks. We then came back and the coaches watched the Utah vs. Nevada game while the boys sat out in right field and traded state pins, which by the way seems to be a huge trading fair somewhat like baseball cards. After that it was time to get down to business. Enjoying our day off from play, we all caravanned to Rancho Cucamonga where I played Little League. The Citrus Little League has been unbelievable They set the field up, chalked the lines and prepared the field as if there was a game, all so we could practice. After practice we went to the local pizza place and enjoyed pizza with some old friends I have not seen in 35 years. We then returned to the field to watch So Cal undress Hawaii on the field as if it was batting practice. Bedtime at 9:30 for some good rest in preparation to take on Utah tomorrow.