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Lakeside in San Bernardino - day one

Manager Bill Rockefeller shares his impressions of the trip to Western Region
By: Special to The Press Tribune
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The Major division all-stars from Lakeside Little League left Wednesday for the Western Regional tournament in San Bernardino. While the players and coaches tackle the challenge of trying to earn a spot in the Little League World Series, the team’s manager, Bill Rockefeller, has consented to share his impressions of the experience with a daily log. Here is the first of those chronicles from the barracks at Al Houghton Stadium, where Lakeside will play its first game Friday night at 8 p.m. Check back for daily updates in addition to game stories and highlights here at rosevillept.com. From Bill Rockefeller, Lakeside manager Thursday, Aug. 6: “They have had us very busy. We checked in last night at 6:30 p.m. and they fed us dinner upon arrival. We then got familiar with the grounds and the boys mouths about dropped when they were able to check out the field. We bedded down at 10:00 p.m. We woke up this morning and had breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and jumped in the batting cages from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The cages are about 100 feet away from our barracks. After pictures out on the field, we sat down for lunch and are now enjoying a little free time. We have a picnic at 6 p.m., and then practice at 8 p.m. under the lights at Citrus Little League in Rancho Cucamonga where I played Little League 35 years ago. They were very accommodating to us when we asked to use their fields. That s all for now.”