Claremont Little League all-stars begin tournament play

Claremont Intermediate pitcher Nathan Mendez delivers during the team’s 12-6 loss to San Dimas on Wednesday. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

by Andrew Alonzo |

Last month Claremont Little League named players and managers to its seven all-star teams. Bracket information for each division is at Here’s a recap of recent play:


CLL 8Us (0-0)

Claremont will open against Glendora American at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sandburg Middle School, 819 W. Bennett Ave., Glendora. The victor will challenge La Verne at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. The loser will play at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29.


CLL 9Us (1-0)

The under nines opened they five-team double elimination tournament Tuesday by beating Glendora National 15-14. Claremont takes on San Dimas at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Marchant Park, 425 Juanita Ave., San Dimas.

The team has rallied behind honorary 9U all-star Ryder Harris, who was diagnosed with a high-grade glioma, a tumor in the brain or spinal cord formed through the abnormal growth of glial cells, earlier this year

“We all are playing for him this postseason,” wrote CLL President Jenny Ballesteros in an email. “Ryder has been included in all team activities and is like a mascot to this group of boys.”

To donate to the Harris family, visit, search “Ryder Harris.”


CLL 10Us (2-0)
The boys began with two wins, 6-3 against Glendora National on June 17, and an 18-0 rout of San Dimas on Monday. Claremont’s next game vs. TBD opposition is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at College Park, 100 S. College Ave., Claremont.


CLL 11Us (0-0)
The boys began district play after press time Thursday against San Dimas. The loser will play La Verne Saturday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m. at Marchant Park, 425 Juanita Ave., San Dimas. The winner battles either Glendora American or Glendora National at 5 p.m. Monday, June 26.


CLL 12Us (0-0)
Claremont opens its summer tournament at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, against San Dimas at Pelota Park, 1505 Holly Oak St., La Verne. The loser will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, the winner at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1.


CLL Juniors (0-1)
The juniors dropped game one of its best-of-three series against La Verne, 6-4, Tuesday at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Ave., Claremont. Game two was played after press time Thursday. A potential game three is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24.


CLL Intermediate (1-2)
Claremont intermediate opened its tournament by beating San Dimas, 17-10, Monday at Pelota Park, then losing to La Verne, 13-12, on Tuesday by way of a walk-off grand slam in the final inning. On Wednesday, CLL lost to San Dimas, 12-6, eliminating the team from district play.


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