Sorry, this is late, but it is never too late to celebrate a true All-Star. Albuquerque has been blessed to have many local baseball talents go on to play in college and in the pros. One of the most recent successes is Altamont Little League’s Tyler Buffett. Tyler led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to their first College World Series (CWS) appearance since 1999, allowing only 2 runs in 14 innings during the NCAA tournament. Tyler was also named the CWS player of the game in OSU’s win over Arizona, pitching 8 scoreless innings.
Tyler didn’t start playing baseball until he was 10 years old, so he had a little catching up to do. Tyler says Altamont Little League was one of his favorite places growing up and he has gained some unbelievable memories with guys like Colby Brown, Cub Turcotte, Jared Lujan, Jared Salas, and Cody Bower. He also credits their dads with helping him learn the game of baseball and says they were some of the most influential coaches he has ever had. Tyler has also been taking pitching lessons from Ryan Brewer for years at ABA and still comes back in the summers to work with him. You might also catch Tyler working at the family business during the summer; Buffett’s Candies and B & H wholesale. B & H has supported Little Leagues across the state for decades.
Tyler was drafted in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Houston Astros, but he has decided to complete his senior year at Oklahoma State. I am sure we will be hearing a lot more about Tyler in the future. Here is to a District 5 Alumni, a great baseball player, but an even better person! Congratulations Tyler!!
As we begin District tournament play, we will make every effort to update brackets at the conclusion of games each night. Tournament Site Directors are responsible for reporting scores to District staff in order to make this happen, however, their first priority is making sure their fields are ready for players to take the field. Sometimes this requires work late into the night prepping fields and preparing for the next round of games – so we ask that everyone be patient when it comes to bracket updates during this busy time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Good Luck to all our tournament teams taking the field this weekend and in the very near future…this is our favorite time of the year!!
The MCM Elegante Hotel is offering a great special for our Little League tournament guests.
- Free full hot breakfast
- FreeShuttle Service
- Free Wi-fi
- Great Rates
Atrisco Valley LL, will host its’ 2nd Annual Memorial Weekend Invitational May 28th – 30th for all Junior Baseball, Minor Baseball, Rookie Baseball. Junior Softball, Major Softball and Minor Softball Little League teams. There will be a 3 game guarantee. Tournament Rules will apply and Pool players may be used to help fill out a regular season team roster! The intent of this tournament is to provide a competitive tournament for Regular Season Little League teams only. Because of that it is required that each team present a tournament roster upon registering for the tournament. The Tournament roster must be signed by a league official from the team’s league verifying the tournament roster is a regular season team with additional pool players! You just need a simple 70 % majority of the ball players from the same regular season team. Examples: If you have 12 players on your tournament roster there should be 7 players from the same regular season team. If you have 11 players on your tournament roster there should be 6 players from the same regular season team.
To register for the tournament please fill out the roster have it signed by a league official and email a copy to AVLL. Bring a signed Roster to registration. Contact Hector Aguilar, AVLL President for more information at 505-264-8041 or 505-681-0680