NDG Minor Baseball League Inc.

Serving the Following Communities:

Côte-des-Neiges/ Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte St-Luc, Hampstead,

Montreal West, Saint-Laurent, Snowdon, & Westmount


Last Updated:

Friday

October 24th, 2014

 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
Registration 2014
Administration  2014
Divisional Directors
House League Teams
Game Schedules
NDG Parks
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Where is NDG
Photo Gallery 2012
Scoring Games
Montreal Weather
League By-Laws
Sports Golden Rules
Links
File Archive
NDG Baseball Awards
City Montreal Contacts
Little League Contacts
NDG Baseball - 1961
 

Tips Section

Catching Tips Video
Fielding Tips
Fielding Tips Video
Pitching Tips
Hitting Tips
Umpiring Tips
 

Alumni Biographies

Russell Martin
Ray Callari
Carey Ashton
Efrain Romero
Robert Titleman
Steven Glazer
Charles Hindley
Lionel Geller Award

Montreal News Media

 

Bienvenue à la page web du NDG Baseball homepage

 

HOUSE LEAGUE HOME PAGES
Saturday Mon & Wed Tues & Thurs Mon & Wed Tues & Thurs
Ages 4 - 5 Ages 6 - 8 Ages 9 - 10 Ages 11 - 12 Ages 13 - 16
NOVICE COACH PITCH MINOR MAJOR SENIOR

SENIOR = JUNIOR & SENIOR AGED PLAYERS

The Cote des Neiges & NDG Sports

Awards Banquet


Friday October 24th

18H30-20H30

Centre Sportif Côte des Nieges

4880 Van Horne

(Near Victoria Ave.)


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NDG BASEBALL NOMINEE'S

An excellent evening with four-two parents and players in attendance. The guest speaker was Borough Mayor Russell Copeman. Also in attendance, Federal Opposition Leader and Leader of the NDP Party, Thomas Mulcair (Happy Birthday Mr. Mulair)

 

NDG Baseball was Awarded the following awards at the event:

Sports Association of the Year

(This is an award that represents the dedication of all the volunteers)

Outstanding Competitive Team

NDG Major Lynx

Outstanding Administrator

James Rankine

Outstanding Teammate (Team Sport)

Liam Griffin

Recognition of Sportsmanship

Yohei Mercier


 

Indoor Sessions 2014 - 2015

Pitching Clinic

(Instructor: Terry Doucet)

FREE Clinic (no registration required) and open to anyone

10 years of age and up

Sessions Start: Tuesday Oct. 21st - Dec. 9th

St-Luc High School - Complex Confederation

5320 Kensington, Notre-Dame-de-Grace

Tuesdays

19H30 - 21H30

SUNDAY INDOOR CLINICS

ALL SESSIONS TO BE HELD AT

St-Luc High School - Complex Confederation

5320 Kensington, Notre-Dame-de-Grace

Sunday Indoor Clinics are FREE (no registration required) and open to anyone

Minor (U10) Clinics

Clinic is free (no registration required) and open to anyone

9 & 10 years of a age as of April 30th 2015

Session Start: Sunday Oct. 26th, 2014

Sundays

Between 15H00 - 17H00

Girls Gym


Major (U12) Clinics

(Instructor: Bobby Griffin)

Clinic is free (no registration required) and open to anyone

11 & 12 years of a age as of April 30th 2014

Session Start: Sunday Oct. 26th, 2014

Sundays

Between 11H00 - 13H00

Girls Gym


Junior (U14) Clinics

(Instructor: Frank Martinez)

Clinic is free (no registration required) and open to anyone

13-14 years of a age as of April 30th 2015

Session Start: Sunday Oct. 26th, 2014

Sundays

Between 09H00 - 12H00

Boys Gym


SESSION START DATES TBA


Coach-Pitch (U8) Clinics

Clinic is free (no registration   required) and open to anyone

5-8 years of a age as of April 30th 2015

Session Start: TBA


Senior, Big League  Clinics

Clinic is free (no registration required) and open to anyone

15-18 years of a age as of April 30th 2015

Session Start: TBA

 

EXPOS NATION

"2ND ANNUAL PITCH & CATCH RALLY"

See Photos & Summary of Days Activities

 

Please see the link below to view which fields in NDG are available and when and where games and practices are scheduled to take place.

NDG Baseball Field Booking & Games/ Practices Schedule

 

ALUMNI UPDATE - NDG BASEBALL

It has come to the NDG Baseball Executives attention that a prominent member of the professional baseball community needs to be added to our

NDG Baseball Alumni Site

 

Jim McKean to be awarded the first NDG Baseball Lifetime Achievement Award

Award to be given next summer....

 

Personal Accomplishments

Major League Umpire (1973-1999)

World Series: 1979, 1985, 1995

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (2004)

Umpire Consultant - ESPN (2011)

Canadian Football League (CFL)

Quarterback & Punter

1963-1965 - Montreal Alouettes

(1963 - Rookie of the Year)

1966 - Saskatchewan Rough Riders

(Grey Cup Winners)

see impressive full biography here...

Major League Umpire - Jim McKean

(NDG Baseball player: 1961, 1962,  & 1963)

 


LITTLE LEAGUE 2014

TOURNAMENTS DATES & LOCATIONS

QUEBEC PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULES & SCORES

CANADIAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES & SCORES


COACH-PITCH (ROOKIE) PHOTO GALLERY

MAJOR LYNX PHOTO GALLERY - PROVINCIALS

Photos of the Rookie Players at the Provincials

The Coach-Pitch Lynx Team 2014

Ariella Yeargans Hitting


ROOKIE LEAGUE (Ages 7 & 8)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS July 18th - 20th Rouyn-Noranda
NATIONALS N/A N/A
WORLD SERIES N/A N/A

 

MINOR LEAGUE (Ages 9 & 10)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS July 17th - 21st Drummondville
NATIONALS N/A N/A
WORLD SERIES N/A N/A

 

LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR (Ages 11 & 12)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS July 17th - 21st Rouyn-Noranda
NATIONALS Aug. 1st - Aug. 10th Valleyfield, QC
WORLD SERIES Aug. 14th - Aug. 24th Williamsport, PA

 

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE (Ages 12 & 13)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS July 11th - 13th Drummondville
NATIONALS July 17th - 26th Calgary, AB
WORLD SERIES July 29th - Aug. 4th Livermore, CA

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE (Ages 12-14)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS Provincial Champion NDG, QC
NATIONALS July 18th - 28th Lethbridge, AB
WORLD SERIES Aug. 10th - 16th Taylor, MI

 

SENIOR LEAGUE (Ages 14-16)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS July 17th - 20th Rouyn-Noranda
NATIONALS July 30th - Aug. 7th Victoriaville, QC
WORLD SERIES Aug. 10th - 16th Bangor, ME

 

BIG LEAGUE (Ages 15-18)

LEVEL

DATES LOCATION
PROVINCIALS Provincial Champion DISTRICT 3
NATIONALS July 11th - 20th Thunder Bay, ON
WORLD SERIES July 23rd - 30th Easley, SC

 

 

 

NDG Little League Baseball

11th Annual

U12 & U14 Michelin Tournament 2014

June 13th-14th-15th

Ages Levels: U12 (Little League) & U14 (Junior Little League)

See Michelin Tournament Web Site

FOR LATEST UPDATES

Michelin Tournament Web Site

https://twitter.com/ndgbbl


- TOURNAMENT HOTEL -

6500 Cote de Liesse, Saint Laurent

Montreal, QC H4T 1E3

Call: 514-739-6440

Ext: 638

Mention Tournament Name

for Best Deals


 

2014 NDG BASEBALL SEASON PLAN

House League Start Date

(Weather Permitting)

Mon. May 19th

Two Week Break

Provincial Tournaments & Vacation Break

Friday July 11th

to

Sunday July 27th

House League Play-Off Start Date

Monday July 28th

Championship Day - End of Season

Sat. Aug. 16th

 

 

 

Pitching Tips - Coaches & Parents

SEE NEW PITCHING TIPS & VIDEOS - FOR COACHES & PARENTS

Instructor Terry Doucet is a qualified pitching instructor who volunteers his time to teach kids from anywhere and from any age proper pitching mechanics. Terry's teaching are based on the tips described in these videos.

If you are a pitcher, proper pitching mechanics are a must. These tips will improve your game and make you a better pitcher...hands down.

 

 

 

Montreal Bridge Conditions


Catching Tips

Check Out NDG Baseball Alumni Michael Fitzsimmons

Recruitment Video for Blocking Tips and More...


POLICE CHECKS

COACHES & VOLUNTEERS
As per Little League International regulations, coaches and volunteers MUST fill-out a Police Background Check Form in order to coach or volunteer for NDG Baseball.
ALL COACHES MUST SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK BY FILLING OUT THE REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK FORM AT UNIFORM DAY.

 (Saturday May 17th, 9H00-12H00)

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE


ATTENTION TOUS LES ENTRAÎNEURS ET BÉNÉVOLES

Comme par règlements de la petite ligue internationaux, les entraîneurs et les bénévoles DOIVENT REMPLIR UN FORMULAIRE DE VÉRIFICATION POLICIÈRE des antécédents afin d'entraîneurs ou de bénévoles pour NDG Baseball.
Tous les entraîneurs doivent soumettre à une vérification des antécédents par REMPLIR LE FORMULAIRE DE FOND REQUISE chèque à jour uniforme
.

(Samedi le 17 mai, 9H00-12H00)

IL N'YA AUCUNE EXCEPTION À CETTE RÈGLE

NDG SENIOR LYNX  - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES   2011 & 2012

Last Quebec Senior National Champion  (1987) - 1st Back-to-Back Championships (Quebec) 

 

LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Results from:  Provincials (from across Canada), Nationals, & World Series

LITTLE LEAGUE CANADA - HALL OF CHAMPIONS

 

2014 NDG BASEBALL AWARDS

President's Awards

Awarded to those who have made an integral contribution to the league


Ric Duenez

Robert Griffin

Cristina Moreira

Ron Nathaniel

Ken Quinn

Alain Spitzer

 


House League Coach Staff of the Year


Coach-Pitch Eagles

Andrew Salpeter


Competitive Coaching Staff of the Year


NDG Major Lynx

Head Coach: Frank Martinez

Ass. Coach: Rafael Zapata

Ass. Coach: Livin Vargas

Ass. Coach: Jose Villalobos

Ass. Coach: Marco Alexandridis


Volunteer of the Year - William Hurst Award

Awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the league during the year


Sam Antel

 


NDG Baseball Legacy Award

Awarded to someone, who used to volunteer for NDG Baseball and has not won the Lionel Geller Award of Excellence and who has made an outstanding contribution to the league


Frank Donnelly

Ernie Lidbetter


Lionel Geller Award of Excellence

Awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution for AT LEAST five years


Glenn Barrett

Previous NDG Baseball Award Winners

 

MAJOR LYNX TALK BASEBALL

City TV  (Montreal) - Sean Coleman Interviews Little Leaguers - NDG Major Lynx

 

Click on the Photos to View Interviews

Alfonso Villalobos Talks Baseball

Alfonso talks about the how he goes  about playing baseball

Frank Martinez


LITTLE LEAGUE CANADIAN NATIONALS

VALLEYFIELD, QC - AUGUST 1st - 10th

SOUTH VANCOUVER LL - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

South Vancouver LL (4-2) upset the favored High Park Braves LL

team (6-0) from Toronto 4 - 1. The game was scoreless through four

innings when South Vancouver scored three runs in the top of the

fifth. High Park countered with a solo homerun in the bottom of

the fifth but that was all the offensive they could muster against

South Vancouver pitching.

South Vancouver LL is now off to the Little League World Series

LIVE ACTION  -  POINTSTREAK

TOURNAMENT SCORES AND RESULTS

LEADER BOARD - BATTING - NATIONALS

NAME

TEAM

AVG

AB

R

H

RBI

1. David Gucciardi

ON

.583

24

10

14

10

2. Rob Betonio

BC

.565

23

10

13

4

3. Levi Abbott

AB

.545

22

7

12

10

4. Jonathan Alexandridis

QC

.500

22

11

11

11

5. Ryan Craig

ATL

.467

15

5

7

9

5. Stephan Carrigan

PRA

.467

15

3

7

5

6. Tristan Vargas

QC

.455

22

7

10

7

7. Evan March

BC

.450

20

5

9

9

8. Will Cuylle

ON

.423

26

6

11

7

9. Alfonso Villalobos

QC

.421

19

7

8

8

10. Madjik Mackenzie

BC

.400

25

8

10

8

Alfonso Villalobos

Only player not to  Strike-Out during the Canadian Nationals


SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY - AUGUST 9TH

ONTARIO 7   QUEBEC  6

LYNX LOSE BY ONE - ALMOST MAKE HISTORICAL COMEBACK

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fail”
Frank Martinez

In the semi-final portion of the tournament, the NDG Major Lynx faced off against the tournaments only undefeated team, the High Park Braves who represented Ontario and went 6-0 in the round-robin portion of the tournament.

For those who watched the game on-hand or via the web cast, this game was truly an exciting game to watch.  It all started off with the High Park team scoring first by compiling one run in the first, four in the third, and two more in the fourth to take a commanding 7-0 lead.

Up until the start of the fifth inning, the Major Lynx were actually hitless with only one base runner via a base-on-ball. However, in the top of the fifth that was about to change. Jonathan Zapata broke up the Ontario no-hitter and shutout with one swing of the bat to make the score 7-1. Then a  base hit by Brandon Hernandez-Perez, Andru Tecce reaching via an error, Scott Quavavauq earning a walk, Jonathan Alexandridis was able to drive in a run with a fielders-choice. Then with with two out and the bases loaded Alfonso Villalobos drove in three more runs with a long single that would make the score 7-5 going into the top of the 6th and final inning.

Lynx Pitcher Jonathan Alexandridis, who replaced Tristan Vargas in the 4th inning, would put down the High Park batters in order 1-2-3 leaving open a chance for the Lynx to come back in the bottom of the inning.

The top of the sixth would actually start exactly the same way as the top of the fifth inning did. Jonathan Zapata hit a solo homerun, his second of the game, to make the score 7-6. Then Brandon Hernandez-Perez would single and steal steal second base to place the tying run on second base with no one out. However, unfortunately the comeback for the ages was not to be. The High Park Braves relief pitcher  Will Cuylle, with a tournament ERA of 1.05, including 8 strike-outs outs in  six innings pitched, shut down the Major Lynx comeback striking out two along the way.

The Major Lynx really gave the High Park Braves a run for their money and should be very proud of their team's never say die attitude. The Lynx team proved to all that they are one of the best 11-12 year old teams in Canada and should be very proud of their efforts and season accomplishments.

GREAT SEASON GUYS - WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU ALL


MAJOR LYNX BEAT BC 4 - 3  TO FINISH 4TH

OFF THE SEMI-FINALS VS ONTARIO SATURDAY

Video - CBC'S Doug Gelevan Reports on NDG vs BC Game

Down 3-0 to BC in the 4th inning, Jonathan Zapata tied the game up with a 3 run homerun. Then Brandon Hernandez-Perez followed Jonathan with a solo homerun to give the Lynx a 4-3 lead.

Pitcher Jonathan Alexandridis came into finish the last two innings and only gave up one hit while striking out four.

 

Click on Image Below to LITTLE LEAGUE CANADIAN NATIONALS Page

ORDER SHIRTS BELOW

GET YOUR NDG LYNX T-SHIRT & CHEER ON THE

NDG MAJOR LYNX TEAM WHILE IN VALLEYFIELD

Shirts are $20 each. Limited Quantities.

CALL OR TEXT PICK-UP 

Right beside Play it Again Sports -Park in PIAS parking lot

TEXT OR CALL TO INDICATE REQUESTS (Sizes etc)

514-451-3648

 

TEAM QUEBEC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Roland-Boyer Stadium

(Previously called Parc Delpha-Sauvé)

277 Victoria St, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6T 1A9

LIVE ACTION  -  POINTSTREAK

DATE

TTIME AWAY TEAM HOME TEAM
SATURDAY - AUG. 2nd 15H00 Valleyfield  1 Quebec  8
SUNDAY - AUG. 3rd 18H00 Quebec  5 Alberta  6
MONDAY - AUG. 4th 15H00 Prairies  2 Quebec  6
TUESDAY - AUG. 5th 15H00 Quebec  17 Atlantic  8
WEDNESDAY - AUG. 6th 15H00 Ontario  6 Quebec  2
THURSDAY - AUG. 7th 12H00 Quebec  4 BC  3
FRIDAY - AUG. 8th TBA Tie-Breakers Tie-Breakers
SATURDAY - AUG. 9th 10H00 6th - ATL 1 5th - PRA 3
13H00 1st - ON  7 4th - QC  6
16H00 3rd - AB  0 2nd - BC  2
SUNDAY - AUG. 10th 11H00 Challenger Game Challenger Game
13H00 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
BC  4 ON  1

 

 

 

NDG Major Lynx

QUEBEC LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Head Coach: Frank Martinez

Email: martinezaguilar@bell.net

Cell Phone: 514-216-8291  

Photo Courtesy of Cristina Maria Moreira

Back Row (left to right):

Jonathan Zapata, Asst-Coach Jose Villalobos, Asst-Coach Rafael Zapata,

Tristan Vargas, Asst-Coach Livin Vargas, Asst-Coach Marco Alexandridis

 Middle Row (left to right):

 Mikhael Martinez - Bat Boy, Chipper Goodman, Antonio Barrafato, 

Jon Andrew Alexandridis, Kevin Griffin, Scott Quavavauq,

Head Coach Frank Martinez, Bat Boy - Franky Martinez

 Front Row (left to right):

Justin Ricci, Andru Tecce, Gabriel Martinez-Aguilar, Alfonso Villalobos,

Brandon Hernandez-Perez

 

MAJOR LYNX COACHING STAFF

(left to right):

Marcos Alexandridis - Strength and conditioning coach
Frank Martinez - Head coach and Manager
Rafael Zapata - 3rd base coach and hitting coach
Livin Vargas - Pitching coach and bench coach
Jose Villalobos - assistant coach

 

 

BIG LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

BIG LEAGUE WORLD SERIES - TEAM CANADA

The Montreal Rockies - Quebec - District 3

Back Row (left to right):

Head Coach - Dale Victor DeNiro (#24), Joel Lefrançois-Hebert (#19),

Liam Griffin (#7), Antoine Boyer (#12), Sam Blondeau (#9), Louis Green (#18),

Samuel Fagen (#6), Team Manager - Michael Lalonde (#17)

 Front Row (left to right):

 Jason Molly (#23), Benjamin Godbout (#8),  Shane Laverty (#4),

Chris Antonakopoulos (#1),  Zane Monk (#2), Guillaume Gravel (#22)

Not in Photo:  Mathieu Sauvé

SEE 2014 LITTLE LEAGUE RESULTS FOR DETAILS

 

 

 

THE 2014 NDG LYNX HEAD COACHES

( 2014 COACHING STAFFS TO BE NAMED IN FEBRUARY )

NDG COACHING VOLUNTEERS

LEVEL

HEAD COACH BIO & CONTACT INFORMATION
U12 - Little League Frank Martinez
U14 - Junior League Sam Antel
U16 - Senior League TBA
U18 - Big League TBA

 

 

 

NDG MINOR BASEBALL

 

Player Alumni page

 

 

Russell Martin, Jeremi Doyon-Roch, Ray Callari, Medhi Djebbar and more...

30 plus NDG Baseball players who have gone onto higher level of sports

 

NOW FOR SALE

NDG BASEBALL PACK COOLER BAGS

(50 Red & 25 Black Bags Available)

$10 Each or 2 for $15

 

The Pack Cooler Bags with an adjustable strap are excellent for players playing double-headers and want to pack a lunch or for moms and dads to tote a lunch to work or a game

 

 

PLUS...There's more...

 A chance to win an autographed baseball or baseball card from Montreal Expos Player Warren Cromartie (Founder Montreal Baseball Project)

(3 Baseballs & 3 Cards Available to Win)

 

 

For every pack cooler bag purchased you will be allowed to choose a number 1 to 75. I have already sent out the winning numbers for each item to Steve Glazer

 

BAGS CAN BE PURCHASED UPON REQUEST

Send requests for a pick-up to:

jamesrankine@videotron.ca

 

HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL LEAGUE

 

 

 

 

Ex-NDG Big League Lynx Player

Jérémie Brière

Part of Elite Toronto Blue Jays Tournament

 

How to Reserve Practice Times

Please check the schedule on www.stadiumroar.com/ndgbaseball. Choose which facility you would like to book (Loyola 1 or 2, Macdonald, Benny, William Hurst). See which times are available. Then make a request using that site.

Mike Taylor

Director of Scheduling

miketaylor.is@gmail.com

 

COACHING AIDS

Here are some files to download to help coaches organize their House League Games:

Batting Line-Up: PDF Version - Excel Version (.xlsx)

Baseball Diamond: PDF Version

Baseball Diamond (Numbered Positions): PDF Version

 


BASEBALL UMPIRES - ARBITRES DE BASEBALL

Contact

Area

Cell

email

Alvin Fishman

Cote St-Luc

514-516-6818

AFishman@cotesaintluc.org

Natasha Taylor

Verdun

514-451-3312

nattay0483@hotmail.com

Brent Gould

NDG

514-247-1919

brentg99@hotmail.com

Brendan Watt

NDG

514-266-3126

 

Rick Wood

NDG

514-544-9244

rgwood17@gmail.com

Rick Wood

NDG

438-878-9834

rgwood17@gmail.com

Brendan Watt

NDG

514-266-3126

 

Questions and/or comments can be sent to:

Questions et /ou commentaires peuvent être envoyés à:

NDG Minor Baseball

Over 2,000,000 Web Page Hits

 All Web Pages Combined

2012 Season

NDG BASEBALL MEDIA RELATIONS

Ken Quinn   Tel: 514-247-3296

OTHER CONTACT INFO

Tel: 514-359-6788  -   Fax: 514-483-6692

Email: info@ndgbaseball.org

CTV NEWS -  Randy's Rookies

Big League Lynx Player - Liam Wyatt

Senior Little League World Series Stats:

2011 - 1st - OBP .714,  6th - BA .566;

2012 - (Record): Most Walks in One Game (5)

2013 Big League Championships Stats

Terry Doucet on MLB.com

Interviewed Live on TV in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates announcers (left to right):

Bob Walk & Tim Neverett

The Field of Dreams

NDG Senior Lynx at the Opening Ceremonies

Senior World Series 2011

Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium

DARE TO DREAM....DARE TO DREAM....

NEW YORK YANKEE'S STARTING CATCHER

#55 RUSSELL MARTIN MAKES DONATION

TO THE NDG SENIOR LYNX TEAM

THANK YOU RUSSELL MARTIN...

NDG BASEBALL IS PROUD OF YOU

Michelin Tournament Champions

NDG Major Lynx - Tournament Web Page

MAJOR, JUNIOR, SENIOR LYNX PAGE 2012

Game Schedules & Team Info

CTV NEWS - Major Lynx 2012

Interview with Efrain Romero & Lynx Players

Senior National Champions 2011

NDG Senior Lynx - Team Canada Web Page

SENIOR LYNX VIDEOS

 

The Canadian National Championships

 

The Senior World Series, Bangor ME

 

ferguson jenkins page

Carey Ashton Page

 

Videos From Previous Years

Minor Lynx - I Gotta Feeling - 2011

NDG Baseball Commercial 2010

The Catching Carmels