Ouellette Volunteers At 50/70 LLWS [VIDEO]
(See Joey Ouellette at 24:30 mark of video)
Brewer's Joey Ouellette is in California this week setting some Maine Little League umpiring history. He's the first umpire from the Pine Tree State work work a World Series in Little League's newest division - the 50/70 Intermediate Division.
LL started this division six years ago to give players a chance to play on a field bigger than a little league field but smaller than a high school field. Hence, the 50/70 which means the pitching mound is 50-feet and the basepaths are 70-feet.
Ouellette was selected to work the World Series played in Livermore, California, along with a dozen other volunteer umpires from around the world.
He worked as second base umpire in the Mexico vs Czech Republic game Sunday and then worked as first base umpire for the Iowa vs California game later in the day. Earlier today, Ouellette was home plate umpire for Mexico vs Puerto Rico game.
The World Series runs through Sunday, August 5th.
2018 Intermediate League (50/70) Baseball World Series (Livermore, Calif.)
David Byars – Plant City, Fla. – Southeast
Ronald Coleman – Wellsville, N.Y. – East
Samuel D. Griffith – Mission Viejo, Calif. – West
Jim Hallonquist – Seguin, Texas – Southwest
Jeremy Kautza – Waunakee, Wisc. – Central
Brian Osbourne – Mannington, W.V. – Southeast
Joe Ouellette – Brewer, Maine – East
Paul Joseph Schneider – Carmichael, Calif. – West
Juan Serrano-Alvarez – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Latin America
Brian Stehr – Medicine Hat, Alberta – Canada
Andy Stout – Montgomery, Texas – Southwest
Fred Tempels – Winnweiler, Germany – Europe and Africa
Jeff Wertz – Goshen, Ind. – Central
NOTE: Another Mane umpire, Troy Lare from Hermon, will be heading to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in early August to umpire at the Little League World Series (Age 11/12s). He will become just the fifth Mainer to umpire LL's most famous division.