Marty James

Joe DiMaggio League Baseball season begins Sunday

2014-05-22T19:06:00Z 2014-05-22T22:01:38Z Joe DiMaggio League Baseball season begins SundayMARTY JAMES Napa Valley Register
May 22, 2014 7:06 pm  • 

NOTES AND QUOTES for a Friday in the Napa Valley:

Sheriff’s/Matt Salsman Insurance and Raneri & Long/Mark Coleman Insurance will play a doubleheader on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Justin-Siena High School to start the Napa Valley Joe DiMaggio League Baseball season.

They are both nonleague games.

The St. Helena Masons will begin their DiMaggio summer season later.

The league’s annual Keith Connelly Fourth of July Tournament is July 2-6 at the Veterans Home of California’s Cleve Borman Field in Yountville and Justin-Siena.

Final-round games on July 6 start at 10 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans Home.

The league’s North and South divisional playoffs are July 19-21.

The Joe DiMaggio League World Series is July 26-30 at Half Moon Bay High School.

Each Napa Valley team will play 20 league games. The Napa Valley teams are in the North Bay South Division.

There are 32 teams from Northern California and Nevada in Joe DiMaggio League Baseball this year.


Prabhjeet Grewal of American Canyon and Paul Dold of Benicia won in the finals of men’s 4.0 doubles in a U.S. Tennis Association/National Tennis Rating Program event. They beat Brian Wills and Ronald Tabtab of Benicia, 7-6, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6.

Grewal and David Sornberger each won in the quarterfinals of a NTRP men’s 4.0 singles event.

Grewal beat Scott Cronk of Santa Rosa, 6-2, 6-3.

Sornberger won, 6-2, 6-4 over Rocky Pierson of San Rafael.

In NTRP women’s 4.0 doubles, Joni Kelly of Napa and Sandra Cornelio of Stockton lost 6-2, 6-2 in the finals to Shelly Kontogiannis of Suisun City and Wendy Heurtelou of Fairfield.


The American Century Championship returns to Tahoe South, July 15-20, with a line-up of sports and entertainment celebrities. Fans will see Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, and dozens of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL Hall of Famers.

More than 80 sports legends and entertainment personalities will usher in the American Century Championship’s silver anniversary at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course with the winner claiming $125,000 of the $600,000 purse.

Early commitments for the championship include NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young, Jerry Rice and John Elway, current Kansas City Chiefs and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, former major league All-Star Chipper Jones, actor-comedian Kevin Nealon, and NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Michael Waltrip.

NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network will televise the tournament.

NFL participants include Hall of Fame running backs Emmitt Smith, Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk, former All-Pros Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, John Lynch, and current stars Jared Allen of the Chicago Bears, Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys, and Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Major League Baseball greats to appear include Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Ozzie Smith and former stars Vince Coleman, Kenny Lofton, Fred McGriff, David Justice, Tino Martinez, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield, Bret Saberhagen and Derek Lowe.

More information is available at

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at or call 256-2223.

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