Dee Dee Martinez
District Administrator
Stockton,
California

California District 8 Little League

Scorekeepers - Game Changer Training Session

Scorekeepers: Glenn Pillsbury - Player Agent at Hoover Tyler LL, is hosting a GameChanger training session on March 13 @ 7:30 pm via Zoom.  Please pass this along to your scorekeepers.  All are welcome. Register here: https://csustan.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuc-usrTgrGdVaDtcbVVJqJjnEvazcCnOI

What is GameChanger? GameChanger is a US-based technology company whose mobile app and website provide scorekeeping, stats, video streaming, and recap stories to teams and connected fans at the local level. The platform supports features for sports including baseball, softball, and basketball.

District 8 Umpire News

Tom Van De Pol (middle)
The District is proud to announce that Tom Van De Pol has accepted placement on the District Umpire Staff.
Van De Pol is a life-long “seamhead” and believer in Little League. Tom started as a manager with Sunset Little League in 2004 and served on their board for a total of 7 years (3 years as President). A former catcher who is comfortable behind the plate, he started umpiring in 2011 and loves it. Tom was born in Stockton and works in his family business. He and his wife Jenny have 2 adult sons.

Jeff Frese ((left)
Umpire-in-Chief, Jeff Frese (left), will be stepping down as UIC after the 2024 season. Frese has served in this position since 2006.
The District is also announcing that Peter Marriott will be taking over for Frese as the new Umpire -in-Chief beginning at the end of the 2024 season. Marriott will be going through a mentoring period this year.

Pete Marriott (right)
Marriott is a dedicated individual with a passion for sports and recreation and has left a lasting impact on the Stockton community. His journey began at a young age, working for the Tracy Recreation Commission and gaining experience in various roles, from scorekeeping to refereeing. Pete’s commitment to education led him to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration Therapeutic. During his 11 years at Stockton Developmental Center, Pete witnessed firsthand the lifelong benefits of positive experiences through sports and recreation. He later transitioned to teaching at Walton Special Center within the Stockton Unified School District until his retirement in 2021. Notably, Pete returned to umpiring in 2016, volunteering at Pacific Little League and eventually joining the District 8 umpire staff. His dedication to being a positive role model for the Little League community remains unwavering. Beyond family ties, Pete considers contributing to Stockton’s youth and being part of the Little League community among the greatest gifts in his life. He appreciates all volunteers who share the vision that our children are the future, emphasizing the importance of setting a positive example and imparting valuable lessons to the next generation.