Shortly after opening day last Spring at the South Lake Little League Jamboree, nine-year-old Brody Strycharz suddenly passed away.

This year, on Saturday, September 22, the Strycharz family -Fran, Theresa, Tyler, and Kaylee -were recognized and played a part in a dedication to pay homage to Brody.

Brody Strycharz will forever be remembered for his quickness, risks taking, rallying his team when needed as well as his smile when he was getting ready to run, said League President Scott Nethero.

The team has proudly wore Brody’s number 9 across their chests and on their hats for each game. On their last game of the season, the team played as number 9. That game was the last game for number 9; as of 9/22/2018, the team is officially retiring the number 9 jersey from South Lake Little League in honor of Brody Strycharz.

His jersey and plaque will be on display in the South Lake Little League’s concession stand going forward. The Strycharz family said it was an honor to have Brody in the league and know his spirit is with the team in every game.

A Thank you to the League’s unsung heroes:


Coach Weaver: Mister Softee Strong

Coach Thomaselli: Texas Roadhouse

Coach Paradiso: Lake Construction

Coach Lynch: KBC4Less

Coach Lamb: Clermont Pediatric Dentistry


Coach Williams: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring

Coach Crotty: Jowers Batteries

Coach Bryant: All-Pro Dent Removal

Coach Bonet: Orlando Dodge

Coach Ewing: Dahl Family Law Group


Coach Marshowsky: Clermont Roofing

Coach Lewis: Lake Construction

Coach Edwards: Flippers Pizzeria

Coach Burton: Clermont Mowers

Coach Crowder: Orlando Dodge


Coach Louderback: Modern Orthodontics

And the Little League Board

President – Scott Nethero

Vice President – Jason Lewis

Treasurer and Safety Officer – Tanya Lewis

Player Agent- Becky Evans

Secretary and Information Officer – Tina Robertson

Coaching Coordinator – Jeramy Louderback

Equipment Manager – Shanna Palenkus

Uniform Manager – Kassandra Wittwer

Concession Manager – Robert “Z” Zanella

And the umpires – Greg White, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Derek Whetstone.

Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts.


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