Beloved local ump gets the call from Little League World Series

From Plainville Little League:

With the Little League World Series coming up shortly, we’d would like to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate Chris Wasieleuski, who has been chosen to umpire 2023 LLWS games in Williamsport, Penn. in August.    

Chris has always loved baseball and working with Little Leagues in the area. He began umpiring for Plainville Little League in 2001, and held the position of Umpire in Chief for the league from 2007 to 2015.

During his time as Umpire in Chief, Chris worked the 2011 Junior League Regional in New Jersey, the 2012 Big League Regional in Delaware, and in 2014, the Senior League World Series in Maine. Also, he umpired the Little League Regional games in Bristol in 2018.

Chris became the Director of Umpires for District 5 Little League in 2013, and continues in that role to this day.   

In addition to his umpiring duties, Chris has spent countless hours volunteering for Plainville Little League as a whole. He served as PLL president from 2015 to 2016 and again from 2017 to 2018. He stays active umpiring local games when he can, and is a favorite among Plainville Little League players and coaches.  

This past February, Little League International announced that Chris was selected to serve as an umpire for the 2023 Little League World Series, the youngest ump ever chosen for the position.

This is a huge honor, bestowed upon only a select few, and we could not be more proud. 




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